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John Bair

Infographic: Special Needs Trust Costs

Last week, I explained that special needs trusts are frequently associated with fees as high as three percent. However, a properly designed special needs trust should cost no more than 1.25 percent per year — almost a third as much as […]

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Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Accuse GM of Threats in Ignition Switch Deal

In August, plaintiffs’ lawyers argued that threatening behavior from General Motors (GM) thwarted a settlement agreement for claims surrounding faulty ignition switches and other vehicle defects. According to an article in Reuters, GM had been agreeing to pay $1 billion […]

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Legal Funding Companies: Beware of Scams

No industry is impervious to scam artists, particularly companies that involve financing. Our not-for-profit organization, the Bairs Foundation, provides financial assistance to individuals who are pursuing justice and struggling to make ends meet. We work closely with caring plaintiffs’ attorneys […]

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Infographic: Value of a Settlement Planner for Plaintiffs

In a previous post, I explained that litigation is a high-stakes time for both the plaintiff and his or her attorney. Each lawsuit is inherently different with unique complications and questions, as well as many major financial decisions. A comprehensive settlement […]

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Getting Schools to Say Yes to Distracted Driving Awareness Presentations

End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) is a distracted driving awareness movement that hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. and Canada have heard about. The campaign has been gaining momentum since Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson founded EndDD.org in memory […]

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Join Us for the Fifth Annual Women En Mass Conference

Women En Mass highlights issues that affect women “from the boardroom to the courtroom” and provides an opportunity to work toward solutions that make a positive impact on women everywhere. Year five is around the corner! Building on the success […]

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The Usefulness of a Settlement Planner Beyond Structuring

Many attorneys still believe that a settlement planning firm is a one-trick pony, useful only when their clients are interested in structuring their settlement. However, there is a vast range of planning opportunities available to plaintiffs, and knowing them can […]

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Infographic: Choosing the Right Attorney

If you’ve never filed a lawsuit before, hiring the right attorney for your case might seem like a daunting task. This infographic provides a few tips for narrowing your search and selecting a great lawyer. For more tips on getting […]

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Law Firms: Be Careful What You Pay for Medical Records

When a lawyer representing an injured plaintiff requests his or her client’s medical records, hospitals and doctors’ offices may try to charge fees to disclose this information. There are various state laws that include a standard search fee, fees per […]

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What’s the Difference Between Class Actions and Mass Torts? Here’s the Breakdown.

At Milestone Consulting, I have worked with many plaintiffs who have been part of class action lawsuits and mass tort litigation. With either type of case, there’s an outstanding benefit to gathering many plaintiffs who are going up against a […]