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Florida Court Sentences Factoring Company Attorney for Forging Judges’ Signatures on ‘Orders’ Involving Transfers of Settlement Payments

Florida Court Sentences Factoring Company Attorney for Forging Judges’ Signatures on ‘Orders’ Involving Transfers of Settlement Payments

One-hundred and eleven and three-hundred and sixty-four. One-hundred and eleven is the number of times that Jose Manuel Camacho Jr. was alleged to have forged the signatures of Broward County, Florida, judges on documents that he passed off as “orders” – orders approving transfers of structured settlement payment rights. Three-hundred and sixty-four is the number of days that Camacho was sentenced to spend in county jail, when he was sentenced in August, after pleading guilty to 14 counts of forgery…

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New York District Attorney Announces Indictment in Connection with Forged Orders in Structured Settlement Factoring Matters

New York District Attorney Announces Indictment in Connection with Forged Orders in Structured Settlement Factoring Matters

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office last week indicted a former law firm paralegal for forging the signatures of judges in cases involving transfers of structured settlement payment rights. The District Attorney’s office announced the indictment of Thomas Rubino “for forging the signatures of 76 New York State Supreme Court Justices while he was employed as a paralegal for Paris and Chaikin, P.L.L.C.,” a law firm retained to represent factoring companies in matters involving requests for judicial approval of proposed transfers of…

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New York Judge: Not the Court’s Job to Solve Factoring Company Problem ‘By Simply Rubber-Stamping’ Forged Orders

New York Judge: Not the Court’s Job to Solve Factoring Company Problem ‘By Simply Rubber-Stamping’ Forged Orders

In several New York Structured Settlement Protection Act matters in the past year or so, courts have had to deal with issues arising from forgeries of judicial orders. For example, a 2014 Secondary Insurance Market Blog post, “In New York Structured Settlement Protection Act Opinion, Court Critical Of Petitioner’s Failure To Explain Details Of Fraud That Led To Forged Order,” described how a New York judge rejected a request for court approval of a proposed transfer that had previously been…

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Another Kind of Forged Order Leads to Iowa Woman’s Guilty Plea

Another Kind of Forged Order Leads to Iowa Woman’s Guilty Plea

As readers of Secondary Insurance Market Blog are aware, courts in New York state have been dealing with situations where court orders have been fabricated, and judges’ signatures forged. Some were led by those forged orders to believe that certain structured settlement factoring transactions had received court approval – a necessity for the transaction to become legally effective – when they had not. The prior posts on this blog that have to do with the New York state forged orders, and some…

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In A Forged ‘Order’ Case, Proposed Structured Settlement Transfer Failed to Meet Statute’s Procedural, ‘Best Interest’ Standards, Says Court

In A Forged ‘Order’ Case, Proposed Structured Settlement Transfer Failed to Meet Statute’s Procedural, ‘Best Interest’ Standards, Says Court

In New York state courts, judges have been faced with a series of matters filed under that state’s Structured Settlement Protection Act (SSPA) that involve judicial ‘orders’ were fabricated and contained the forged signatures of  a number of judges. In some of those cases, judges have decided to reject requests for judicial approval of proposed transfers of structured settlement payment rights.  For example, the court in the case of In the Matter of J.G. Wentworth Originations LLC v. Hall, 2013-0274, 2014 N.Y….

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New York Judge Determines That Structured Settlement Factoring Transaction That Involved A Forged Court Order Was ‘Tainted By Fraud’

New York Judge Determines That Structured Settlement Factoring Transaction That Involved A Forged Court Order Was ‘Tainted By Fraud’

A structured settlement factoring deal that was “tainted by fraud” was also not “fair and reasonable” and warranted rejected, according to a New York state court judge in a recent opinion addressing the circumstances of a case involving a forged judicial order. The judge denied a request for court approval of a transfer of structured settlement payment rights in the case – brought before the court on a petition for court approval of the transfer under the New York Structured Settlement…

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