by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Advantages of Structured Settlements There are a number of potential benefits to an injured plaintiff in utilizing a structured settlement: Fiscal Restraint. The structured settlement prevents the injured plaintiff from squandering the settlement. Many clients receiving personal... 
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It’s often a topic people prefer to avoid, but planning ahead for long-term care for your elderly loved one pays off. If you start the discussion early, you’ll have time to research and gain a better understanding of the long-term care options available today. Additionally, starting the discussion early... 
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Everyone looks forward to retirement. It is a time when you can pursue what makes you truly happy, and spend a lot of quality time with your family. According to the United States Department of Labor less than half of the workers in this country have actually crunched the numbers to see how much they would need. Also,... 
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Going through a divorce can take a toll on your health and your mood. You don’t feel as energetic and full of life as you used to. Most of the time, you probably sulk around the house or apartment that you’re now living in wondering why this happened to you. Now, you’ll have to drag yourself to court each day... 
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Of all the assets that one might acquire over a lifetime, those that are inherited are often the most meaningful.  A bequest of a home or money often represents a special bond and hope for the future that were shared with a loved one. Whether planning to marry or already married, many individuals choose to plan for... 
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All parties have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the families of two teenage girls who suffered brain injuries after a parasailing accident at a Florida beach resort. Alexis Fairchild and Sidney Good were both 17 and vacationing in Florida in 2013 when their parasail broke loose from a motorboat, causing... 
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The family of a woman who died from an infection after suffering a cut to her leg from a shelf in an Illinois Kmart has filed a wrongful death claim against the retail corporation. The lawsuit alleges that Dolores Thompson was using a motorized scooter provided by the store in November 2012 when she tried to avoid... 
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A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit against the school district that formerly employed her as a secretary at a public school. She alleges that she suffered discrimination and harassment during the time that she was employed there. Tesha Faith Garganta filed the lawsuit against the Spring Independent School District on... 
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VA Secretary Bob McDonald testified to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee that the department has 336 buildings nationwide that are less than half-occupied, many of which are completely unused. The combined maintenance cost for such sites totals above $24 million each year. Secretary McDonald also pointed out... 
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As baby boomers move up in years, the need for caregivers grows larger.  Included in this population of caregivers is one demographic unknown to most of us.  These are the youth ages 8-18 who help look after a loved one in poor health or disabled and there are about 1.3-1.4 million of them. 60% of these young caregivers... 
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