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John Bair

How do I defer taxes on my BP claim?

Now that BP has finally lost in the litigation process, we expect many of the 1000’s of claims to start moving forward to payment. The question is, “is a lump sum of cash best for your, your business and your […]

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Can Medicare Deny Payment if an MSA Isn’t Set?

A Medicare Set Aside (MSA) is an amount of money that you and your attorneys, or an independent 3rd party expert, determines is sufficient to protect your future Medicare benefits. This term is used in Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) […]

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Milestone Pledges Action in AAJ’s Safe Driving Initiative

As legal professionals interacting with members of our community on a daily basis, we understand how important it is to act as a responsible member of that community. That’s why we’re so proud to have pledged to follow the Safe […]

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One tap giving

As busy as our lives get, this recent article by the New York Times puts in perspective how tough it is to get peoples attention. One tap giving, it seems is an ongoing tech debate, with Apple at the heart […]

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Ending Distracted Driving – it takes a village

You wouldn’t think twice about spending $100 or even $200 to have the best car seat for your kid; Or spending hours shopping for the safest car for your son/daughter heading off to college. What will you give right now? […]

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Medicare Set Aside and AAJ letter

Although from 2009, this information is critical to have at your fingertips in mediation or in a conversation about settlement with a defense lawyer. The highlights are the following: CMS does not require Medicare Set Aside (MSA) in any kind […]

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Happy Halloween is one in witch all your kids come home safe.

A Happy Halloween(my favorite holiday), is one that has all of our kids coming home safe. Coolest costume yet. Keep your kids illuminated tonight, kids are twice as likely to killed by a car tonight. “It’s good to have a […]

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What is a Medicare Set Aside

“Is my Medicare coverage protected or am I going to lose it? Do I have to do a Medicare Set Aside?” When discussions about worker’s compensation or liability settlements are heating up, I’m frequently asked this basic question by many […]

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Veterans and College planning

In today’s competitive employment marketplace, a college education can no longer be considered a luxury. To maximize earning potential over the course of a career and open employment doors that would otherwise remain closed, a college degree is a must-have. […]

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A Call to Action: Increasing Plaintiff Protection in Settlement

As printed in the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Connections Count | Summer 2014, www.justice.org/wtlcnewsletters A reader of our firm’s blog recently commented on a guest post written by constitutional and legal expert John Vail. Vail wrote about the introduction of […]