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John Bair

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 […]

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Plaintiff 101: Having a Settlement Planner Assist During Mediation

There’s no doubt that obtaining the assistance of a settlement planner can help plaintiffs and their lawyers prepare for the rest of the lawsuit process through settlement. Building a comprehensive settlement team is just good preparation (more about this here). […]

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Questions and Answers About Deferring Attorney Fees

For attorneys who want to create a supplemental retirement fund, manage the cash flow of their law firm, and/or protect themselves from being bumped into a higher tax bracket, deferring attorney fees should be considered a viable investment option. If […]

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Plaintiff 101: How to Find an Attorney Who is a Good Fit for Your Case

This article is the first of a short series called Plaintiff 101: Things to Know Before, During and After Litigation. As a professional settlement planner, I frequently work side-by-side with plaintiffs and attorneys to develop comprehensive settlement arrangements. I have […]

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Infographic: How is the Bairs Foundation Different?

We’ve received many positive responses to our launch of the Bairs Foundation. As we continue to grow, our team is making great strides to find more families who may be in need but have not yet heard about our foundation. […]

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Huge Verdict for Woman with Ovarian Cancer from Talc Powder

Yesterday, a jury awarded a woman more than $110 million in a lawsuit claiming she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) talcum powder products for decades. This verdict is by far the largest one yet in the […]

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Ariana Tadler Honored Among 10 Women in ABA’s Women of Legal Tech

I’d like to extend a special congratulations to my good friend Ariana Tadler for her inclusion in this year’s Women of Legal Tech. This annual list, compiled by the American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Technology Research Center, honors women who […]