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  Detlie Law Firm - Settlement Process
Do not agree to any settlement terms, thinking you can change your mind until it is in writing; the courts have always said that a verbal agreement to settle a work injury case is an enforceable legal contract.
There are two kinds of settlements in Iowa, the open-file agreement, under the terms of Section 86.13 of the Iowa Code and the closed-file agreement, under the terms of Section 85.35 of the Iowa Code.
While the settlement is still subject to approval by the Workers' Compensation Commissioner, the parties have agreed to live by the terms of the settlement upon the Commissioner's approval.
www.detlielawfirm.com /settlements.htm   (1453 words)

  Mediation of Family Law Cases
It is scheduled either because all the courts in a county or one particular judge require a settlement conference before the case goes to trial, or because the parties and their lawyers ask the court to meet with them to help settle the case.
Settlement conferences may be available in civil cases, such as personal injury and contract disputes; in domestic relations cases, such as divorces and paternity suits; and in certain criminal cases.
In the counties in which a settlement conference is requested by the parties or their lawyers, the lawyers usually contact the judge or judges who handle settlement conferences, and they coordinate their schedules to find a convenient date for everyone.
www.osbar.org /public/legalinfo/1218.htm   (1117 words)

  Settlement (law)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A settlement, as well as dealing with the dispute between the parties is a contract between those parties, and is one possible (and common) result when parties sue (or contemplate so doing) each other in civil proceedings.
Confidentiality is not possible in class action cases in the United States, where all settlements are subject to approval by the court pursuant to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and counterpart rules adopted in most states.
In criminal matters, the closest parallel to a settlement is a plea bargain, although this differs in several important respects, particularly the ability of the presiding judge to reject the terms of a settlement.
www.pillscatalog.net /Settlement_%28law%29.html   (881 words)

 Israeli Settlements and International Law
Jewish settlement in West Bank and Gaza Strip territory has existed from time immemorial and was expressly recognised as legitimate in the Mandate for Palestine adopted by the League of Nations, which provided for the establishment of a Jewish state in the Jewish people's ancient homeland.
International humanitarian law prohibits the forcible transfer of segments of the population of a state to the territory of another state which it has occupied as a result of the resort to armed force.
The attempt to present Israeli settlements as a violation of this principle is clearly untenable.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Peace/settlelaw.html   (986 words)

 Experienced debt settlement lawyers - Debt Reduction Law Center
We are experienced debt settlement lawyers ready to help you settle your debts.
A debt settlement lawyer also provides valuable information regarding debt consolidation, and basically everything you need to begin your road to a fresh new life.
This area of law is very complex so you need a law firm with a debt settlement lawyer that deals with these issues on a daily basis.
www.debt-reduction-law-center.com   (258 words)

 Settlement - Law Firm The Dolan Law Firm Attorneys San Francisco, California
What makes The Dolan law Firm so successful in getting the best settlement for its clients is the fact that the Dolan Law Firm, and its attorneys are experienced trial lawyers, rated as among the best in San Francisco with significant multi million dollar trial results, as well as many multi-million dollar settlements for their clients.
Settlement is different than a jury verdict or court judgment, which is the result of having a jury or judge decide the outcome of a case.
Settlement takes the resolution of your dispute out of the hands of strangers, twelve jurors, and lets you decide to end your legal case, on terms you find acceptable.
www.cbdlaw.com /CM/LegalDefinitionsGlossary/LegalDefinitionsGlossary42.asp   (765 words)

 Law.com - Federal Judge Rejects $49 Million BAR/BRI Settlement
At a final settlement hearing on Monday, Central District of California Judge Manuel Real asked plaintiffs lawyers to provide time records reflecting the hours worked by five of the seven class representatives who each stand to receive a potential incentive award of $25,000 or $75,000 from the settlement.
The judge also asked both sides to file briefs by June 26 on the appropriateness of donating part of the settlement funds to legal charities under the "cy pres doctrine," which allows unclaimed funds to be given to a related charity.
Some lawyers had said the settlement was structurally unfair and inadequate because it includes a cap on individual awards of 30 percent of the amount each class member paid for the bar review course while allocating a portion of unclaimed funds to charitable legal causes under the "cy pres doctrine."
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1182243949806   (631 words)

 European Parliament blocks patent agreement | OUT-LAW.COM
It has said that the proposed EPLA directly contradicts existing European law and treaties.
They asked for it to be examined more closely amidst fears that the plan would make the awarding of patents less accountable and more expensive.
It also says that member states are simply not allowed to make an agreement between themselves concerning matters already covered by EU laws and treaties, particularly where those agreements could affect relations with countries outside of the EU.
www.out-law.com /page-7771   (603 words)

 Debt Settlement Law Firm Article
A debt settlement law firm is a law firm that specializes in helping consumers settle their indebtedness by paying off unsecured credit card debt.
Debt settlement law firms can help by negotiating with creditors and establishing a structured plan for repayment that is in line with present and future monetary goals.
Settlement law firms may be a first defense against personal bankruptcy or insolvency, and a great place to begin to restore sanity to financial concerns.
www.christianet.com /debtsettlement/debtsettlementlawfirms.htm   (408 words)

 The Northern Virginia Law Page - Settlement
Following settlement, the attorney is responsible for recording the legal documents among the land records of the county or city in which the property is located and disbursing all of the proceeds of the transaction to the proper parties.
In Virginia, the Wet Settlement Act requires, among other things, that all the funds collected at the settlement be disbursed to the proper persons by the settlement attorney within two business days after all the funds are collected and deposited in the settlement attorney's trust account.
It is at settlement that the attorney's fees, recording fees, real estate commissions and all other fees agreed to in either the contract or the finance documents will be paid.
www.farr-law.com /settle.htm   (319 words)

 Shoulder Dystocia Settlement - Information from the Medical Malpractice Lawyers at the Herskowitz law Firm of Florida
A shoulder dystocia settlement is one outcome of a shoulder dystocia personal injury case that provides a compensatory award to the victim of these child birth injuries.
A shoulder dystocia settlement may be offered to the victim of these injuries when a medical professional is accountable for their injuries.
A shoulder dystocia settlement is intended to place a victim in the same position they were in before the damages were caused.
www.lawyershelpingpeople.net /florida/shoulder-dystocia-settlement.html   (450 words)

 CNN.com - Cardinal denies settlement with alleged sex abuse victims - August 6, 2002
Law acknowledged, however, that his public statements did not refer to the deal as a tentative one.
The word 'settlement' was being used in a broad way to cover a proposed settlement.
Law is scheduled to give depositions next week in separate abuse cases.
archives.cnn.com /2002/LAW/08/02/law.hearing/index.html   (458 words)

 McDonough Georgia Divorce Settlement Lawyer Traffic Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
As a  Georgia divorce lawyer and family law attorney, Clay Davis is able to bring his twenty-three years of experience in the courtroom into the process of negotiating amicable agreements in divorce and child custody cases.
As a McDonough Georgia divorce settlement law firm, our clients can rest easier knowing they are in the hands of an experienced and compassionate lawyer, dedicated to delivering unparalleled service and skilled legal representation.
Settlements are almost always preferred, but an informed client will be in a better position to make a conscious decision whether or not to litigate rather than settle.
www.claydavislaw.com /PracticeAreas.shtml   (1238 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions - Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
The process of settlement involves each client meeting privately with his or her lawyer and in "four-way" settlement meetings where both clients and both lawyers are present.
Collaborative Law Practice is designed to empower the clients to fashion agreements that address their unique concerns and produce results more creative than, and superior to, those experienced by clients in the conventional adversarial process.
If the parties cannot reach settlement with the help of their collaborative lawyers, there may be an exploration of whether they may want to try an alternative way to resolve their matter, for example, mediation, neutral experts, or arbitration.
www.massclc.org /faq.htm   (1278 words)

 Israeli Settlements and International Law
Jewish settlement in West Bank and Gaza Strip territory has existed from time immemorial and was expressly recognised as legitimate in the Mandate for Palestine adopted by the League of Nations, which provided for the establishment of a Jewish state in the Jewish people's ancient homeland.
International humanitarian law prohibits the forcible transfer of segments of the population of a state to the territory of another state which it has occupied as a result of the resort to armed force.
The attempt to present Israeli settlements as a violation of this principle is clearly untenable.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/Peace/settlelaw.html   (986 words)

 SSRN-The Role of Law in Settlement by Russell Korobkin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This less-recognized effect of law on ADR is the subject of this article, written for the forthcoming Handbook of Dispute Resolution.
More specifically, this article considers the ways in which these bodies of law create, shape, and constrain the ability of disputants to exercise bargaining power in ADR processes, which in turn affects both the likelihood that disputes will settle out of court and the terms of such settlements.
In order to assess this role of law in ADR, the article begins by presenting a brief analytical model of bargaining that explains the process by which lawyers attempt to settle disputes outside of the adjudicatory process.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=601505   (463 words)

 The Texas-Aetna Settlement, Health Law Perspectives, Health Law and Policy Institute
Another managed care weapon blunted by the settlement is the use of financial compensation schemes that invert the traditional incentive to overtreat and instead reduce provider income based on the intensity of medical service they provide.
The settlement thus appears to require the sort of disclosures recently held not be generally mandated for ERISA fiduciaries by the Fifth Circuit in Ehlmann v.
Limited protection is available under the settlement if the physician is deselected prior to both the expiration of either the patient's "plan year" and the expiration date of the physician's contract with Aetna or one of its network providers.
www.law.uh.edu /faculty/schandler/insurance/Materials/TexasAetna.htm   (2114 words)

 Summary of the Attorneys General Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement
The agreement settles all antitrust, consumer protection, common law negligence, statutory, common law and equitable claims for monetary, restitutionary, equitable and injunctive relief alleged by any of the settling states with respect to the year of payment or earlier years and cannot be modified in any way unless all the parties agree to the modification.
Final approval occurs when the state court has approved the settlement agreement and the consent decree in the state and either: (1) the appeal time from that approval has expired without an appeal; or (2) if there is an appeal, all appeals have been completed, resulting in the settlement and the consent decree being approved.
A "qualifying statute" is defined in the MSA as a settling state’s statute, regulation, law and/or rule (applicable everywhere the state has authority to legislate) that effectively and fully neutralizes the cost disadvantages that the participating manufacturers experience (as opposed to the non-participating manufacturers) as a result of the MSA.
academic.udayton.edu /health/syllabi/tobacco/summary.htm   (6471 words)

 Florida Divorce Settlement Agreement Law Attorney, Orlando FL Legal Separation Lawyer
At the law office of Dunlop, Dunlop, and Dunlop, P.A., we have been practicing law for over 10 years and are very knowledgeable in Florida's divorce settlement and agreement laws.
Our divorce settlement lawyers are skilled in presenting information to weaken prenuptial agreements in order to invalidate all or part of the agreement.
If you are divorced, or you are facing family law issues, you can call our office at (407) 628-4300 or you can contact a divorce lawyer by filling out our online contact form.
www.divorcelawflorida.net /PracticeAreas/Separation-Settlement-Agreements.asp   (567 words)

 Get Rid Of Your attorney cancer law mesothelioma settlement Concerns For Good! Learn more about attorney cancer law ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
victories and settlements for mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer victims.
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www.aimforyourhealth.com /health/mesothelioma/attorney-cancer-law-mesothelioma-settlement.html   (368 words)

 Nationwide Structured Settlement - Law Suit Funding - Expert Witness & Consultant.
Federal law HR 2884 which took effect on July 1, 2002, granted Structured Settlement payees the right to sell their annuity payments, without tax consequences, via a court review process.
A “ Life Settlement “ (sometimes called a Senior Settlement) is the selling of a life insurance policy that is no longer needed, wanted, or affordable, for a lump-sum cash amount that is more money than what you will receive by surrendering the policy to the life insurance company.
The same principles apply to Life Settlements, which are for life insurance policies covering persons who are at least 65 years old, do not have a terminal illness, and generally, have an estimated life expectancy of 3 – 15 years.
www.romingerlegal.com /expert/consultants/nationwidefunding.html   (2194 words)

 SSRN-Dispute Settlement on the Law of the Sea: An Overview by Bingbin Lu   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though there is a special international tribunal in this area for the law of the sea, the maritime dispute settlement still defer to the framework of dispute settlement of international law.
The dispute settlement provisions of the 1982 Convention are found in the text of the Convention itself, rather than in an optional protocol.
Lu, Bingbin, "Dispute Settlement on the Law of the Sea: An Overview" (April 4, 2004).
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=560181   (471 words)

 New Tax Law Affects Settlement Initiative
The deadline to elect to participate in the settlement initiative is Jan. 23, 2006.
The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005, signed into law Dec. 21, 2005, changes this rule for these abusive tax avoidance transactions.  A participant in a “listed” or “undisclosed reportable” transaction will now be subject to the running of interest on the unpaid liability from the filing of the tax return.
The new law, however, specifically excludes individuals from this interest rule who take part in the IRS settlement initiative described in Announcement 2005-80.  This carve out is designed to encourage taxpayers to correct their abusive transaction activities by coming forward, conceding the legitimacy of their transaction, and paying 100-percent of the tax. 
www.irs.gov /newsroom/article/0,,id=152514,00.html   (323 words)

 Contact - Debt Reduction Law Center - Experienced debt settlement lawyers
Debt Reduction Law Center, you should be commended for having this manager as a part of your office staff.
All correspondence from creditors regarding your debt settlement is directed to Debt Reduction Law Center.
Our experienced staff of debt settlement analysts will be in direct contact with the creditors, freeing you from the stress and embarrassment of their calls.
www.debt-reduction-law-center.com /contact.htm   (397 words)

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