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Law Professor Also Looks at Idea of Ban on Factoring By Lead Poisoning Victims From Viewpoint of Taxpayers, Parents, Investors

Law Professor Also Looks at Idea of Ban on Factoring By Lead Poisoning Victims From Viewpoint of Taxpayers, Parents, Investors

In her article calling for a ban on transfers of structured settlement payment rights by lead poisoning victims (described here, here, and here), law school Professor Karen Syma Czapanskiy’s article analyzes some of the issues from the point of view of investors in such transactions, as well as from the viewpoint of taxpayers. Among the University of Maryland professor’s additional comments are the following. Banning Sales Protects the Taxpayer:  “[B]anning sales would . . . protect the community and the…

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Law Professor’s Article Describes Circumstances, Legal Landscape For Parents and Others, in Pointing Out that Lead Poisoning Victims Are Especially ‘Exploitable’

Law Professor’s Article Describes Circumstances, Legal Landscape For Parents and Others, in Pointing Out that Lead Poisoning Victims Are Especially ‘Exploitable’

Law school professor Karen Syma Czapanskiy’s recent law review article advocates a ban on transfers of structured settlement payment rights when the payee is a lead poisoning victim. She also makes a number of other thought-provoking comments in her article is entitled “Structured Settlement Sales and Lead-Poisoned Sellers: Just Say No”, appearing in the Virginia Environmental Law Journal (36 Va. Envtl. L. J. 1). Professor Czapanskiy, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, wrote about the prevalence…

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Ban Factoring Where Structured Settlement Payee Is A Lead Poisoning Victim, Advocates Maryland Law School Professor

Ban Factoring Where Structured Settlement Payee Is A Lead Poisoning Victim, Advocates Maryland Law School Professor

A 2018 law review article poses the question of whether structured settlement factoring transactions by lead-poisoning victims should be permissible under the law – and concludes “that allowing such sales is unjustifiable”. The article, “Structured Settlement Sales and Lead-Poisoned Sellers: Just Say No”, by University of Maryland School of Law Professor Karen Syma Czapanskiy, appears in a recent edition of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal (36 Va. Envtl. L. J. 1). Professor Czapanskiy begins her article describing the most famous…

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Washington Post Editorial: Maryland’s Proposed Judicial Rules For Structured Settlement Protection Act Matters Are A Needed Step

Washington Post Editorial: Maryland’s Proposed Judicial Rules For Structured Settlement Protection Act Matters Are A Needed Step

Should Maryland courts adopt the proposed rule governing structured settlement factoring transactions?  Yes, says the Washington Post unequivocally, in an editorial published earlier this week. The Post says that factoring companies, that purchase the rights to receive future structured settlement payments, “argue that Maryland’s proposal of new rules to govern these transactions will lead to prolonged court proceedings that could delay, or even derail, the sales. Let us hope so. The slapdash way Maryland courts have approved these questionable arrangements…

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Washington, D.C., Could Move To Forefront of Jurisdictions With Strong Structured Settlement Protection Laws, Say Legal Aid Attorneys

Washington, D.C., Could Move To Forefront of Jurisdictions With Strong Structured Settlement Protection Laws, Say Legal Aid Attorneys

An editorial in the Washington Post by Legal Aid Society attorney Heather Latino and Thomas Payson pointed out that the District of Columbia is without a structured settlement protection act (SSPA), but that D.C. Council members are considering a proposal “that would put the District in the forefront of jurisdictions with strong laws.” The editorial cited that Washington Post’s recent article that “revealed, using lead-poisoning cases in Baltimore as an example, that unsophisticated people with structured settlements are being victimized…

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