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John Bair

Trial Lawyers: Don’t Wait to Defer Your Fees – Start Now!

Many attorneys are missing out on the outstanding benefits of deferring their fees. Why? They think they have to wait  for a massive fee to come along – one that isn’t already spoken for before it arrives. Simply put, trial […]

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Legal Funding FAQ Series: How Does Plaintiff Funding Work?

Most people may not know about “plaintiff funding” until they find themselves in litigation, struggling to make ends meet while they await a settlement. While your world may stop due to a catastrophic accident, unfortunately the world around you will […]

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Ruling in Colorado Says Lawsuit Loans Should Be Regulated

As co-founders of the Bairs Foundation, my wife Amy and I know that in our civil justice system, funding plaintiffs and their families during litigation is frequently needed. Complex cases can be financial marathons, and plaintiffs sometimes run out of […]

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Can Attorneys Defer Class Action Fees?: A Myth Debunked

Without a doubt, there are multiple fundamental financial disparities between class action lawsuits and individual cases. For one, class action lawyer fees do not come from a contingency agreement and are instead ordered by the court. Because of these and […]

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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 […]