Report: Payee Sues Independent Professional Adviser Over Maryland SSPA Matter

Report: Payee Sues Independent Professional Adviser Over Maryland SSPA Matter

 

A woman who was entitled to receive structured settlement payments is suing the attorney who acted as her “independent professional adviser” saying he failed to meet with her and provide adequate advice about selling her rights to future structured settlement payments, according to a report in a Maryland legal and business publication.

The lawsuit alleges that the woman is illiterate and mentally disabled, according to the report, which also described the Maryland Structured Settlement Protection Act as requiring payees “to first receive independent professional advice from an attorney, accountant or similarly qualified professional before selling” structured settlement payments.

The June 16 article by reporter Lauren Kirkwood, “Montgomery County lawyer hit with malpractice lawsuit – Mentally disabled woman lost a large part of a structured settlement because of lack of counsel, suit claims,” appeared in The Daily Record here.

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