News Reports: Judges’ Signatures Were Forged in More Than 100 Matters Filed Pursuant to the Florida Structured Settlement Protection Act

News Reports: Judges’ Signatures Were Forged in More Than 100 Matters Filed Pursuant to the Florida Structured Settlement Protection Act

News stories in a number of publications this week reported that a number of Broward County, Florida, judges’ signatures were forged in more than one hundred matters that had been filed pursuant to the Florida Structured Settlement Protection Act.

Among the stories are the following:

  • Rules Change After Lawyer Accused of Forging Judges’ Signatures 114 Times, from the Daily Business Review, and available here; and
  • Lawyer is accused of forging judges’ signatures on more than 100 documents, from the ABA Journal and available here.

The Florida SSPA is one of forty-nine state structured settlement protection acts that provide that proposed transfers of structured settlement payment rights are not effective unless a court reviews and issues an order approving them.

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