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Life Settlement Disclosure Legislation

USA - February 11 2016 What are an insurer’s duties to insureds about disclosing the possibility of a life settlement? At least three recent cases have addressed an…

Alan M. Kidd, Nolan B. Tully, Katherine L. Villanueva

SEC seeks to bring down Ponzi scheme selling life settlements

USA - November 17 2015 On November 10, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia against James Torchia and…

Joseph Evangelista, Nolan B. Tully, Katherine L. Villanueva

Seventh Circuit slams STOLI scheme, permits insurer to retain premium and recover attorneys' fees

USA - October 28 2015 Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion affirming summary judgment in favor of Ohio National Life…

Jason P. Gosselin, Nolan B. Tully, Katherine L. Villanueva

Debtor sues lenders for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

USA - October 2 2015 On September 18, 2015, Margaret M. Okamoto ("Plaintiff") filed a complaint (the "Complaint") in The United States District Court for the District of…

Christian Brito, Steven H. Brogan, Alan M. Kidd, Stephen A. Serfass, Nolan B. Tully

Pension factoring companies in Regulator crosshairs

USA - September 2 2015 For two decades, factoring companies buying structured settlement periodic payments in exchange for heavily discounted lump sums have done their best…

Zachary Z. Augustine