POSTPONED: Structured Settlements Forum
- John and Frances Angelos Law Center
- Moot Ctrm
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed. An announcement for a new date will be provided as soon as possible.
In August, a front-page article in The Washington Post reported that a Bethesda-based company purchased structured settlement payments worth $146,000 from Freddie Gray for "around $18,300." The story went on to detail the company’s business model, which included purchasing structured settlements awarded to Baltimore residents who have suffered from lead paint exposure at steep discounts and typically seeking the required court approval from a single judge in Prince George’s County.
U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, along with state Sen.Jamie Raskin and Del. Sandy Rosenberg, will hear from Amanda Lane, whose family has been aggressively pursued by structured settlement purchasers. Lane’s daughter was awarded a structured settlement as a result of lead paint exposure. Lane will be joined by Ruth Ann Norton, president and CEO of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative; Elizabeth Embry, chief of the Criminal Division, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Maryland; and Eric Vaughn, executive director of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association. They will discuss shortcomings in existing law that leave structured settlement recipients vulnerable to predatory business practices.
The forum is free and open to the public.
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