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Structured Settlement Option and Instructions

Structured Settlement Option

You have the option of receiving your Award Amount described in your Eligibility Notice as (1) a single lump sum payment, or (2) multiple payments spread over a period of two or more years (the "Structured Settlement Option"). The information provided to Claimants on this website regarding the Structured Settlement Option, including the contact information for the Court-approved structured settlement brokers below, does not constitute an endorsement of the Structured Settlement Option or the listed Court-approved structured settlement brokers, and does not constitute advice that the Claimant should contact or should not contact any Court-approved structured settlement broker, or should elect or not elect the Structured Settlement Option. The Claimant has sole responsibility for the selection of the Court-approved structured settlement broker consulted in connection with the Structured Settlement Option, as well as any decision to elect, or not to elect, the Structured Settlement Option, including any tax, financial or other consequences of this decision. Therefore, the Claimant should consult his, her or its own tax adviser regarding whether to consider the Structured Settlement Option, and the tax, financial and other consequences of the Structured Settlement Option.

Consultation with Court-Approved Structured Settlement Broker

If you are considering electing or would like to learn more about receiving payment through the Structured Settlement Option, you must contact a Court-approved structured settlement broker. Court-approved structured settlement brokers will provide you, at no cost to you, with information regarding structured settlements and payment amounts and schedules under the Structured Settlement Option. For you to elect the Structured Settlement Option, a Court-approved structured settlement broker must submit certain documentation on your behalf to the Claims Administrator. Click here to access a list of, and contact information for, structured settlement brokers which have been approved by the Court.

If you wish to use the services of a structured settlement broker other than the Court-approved brokers listed on the above link, you or the broker must first obtain Court approval.

Election of Structured Settlement Option

To elect the Structured Settlement Option, you must then complete, sign and have submitted on your behalf (by a Court-approved structured settlement broker) an Attachment C to the Release, which may be downloaded here. On this Attachment C, you will be required to agree to terms and conditions specific to the Structured Settlement Option, and provide information and documentation required by the Structured Settlement Option. The Court-approved structured settlement broker you have selected must submit this Attachment C to the Claims Administrator as described below:

(1) If you would like to elect the Structured Settlement Option for an Award Amount listed on your first Eligibility Notice, and you have not yet submitted a Release: To receive the Structured Settlement Option for all or a portion of the Award Amount, the Court-approved structured settlement must submit, on your behalf, both the Release and Attachment C to the Claims Administrator (at the same time) by the Deadline Date on your Eligibility Notice. DO NOT SUBMIT THE RELEASE WITHOUT Attachment C - if you submit the Release without Attachment C (including all requested information and documentation), then you will not be eligible to receive the Structured Settlement Option for the Award Amount in your Eligibility Notice.

(2) If you would like to elect the Structured Settlement Option for an Award Amount, and you have already submitted a Release and received a payment from the Settlement Program: To accept the Award Amount (subject to the Structured Settlement Option) and receive the Structured Settlement Option for all or a portion of the Award Amount, the Court-approved structured settlement broker must submit, on your behalf, Attachment C to the Claims Administrator by the Deadline Date on your Eligibility Notice. DO NOT (A) ACCEPT THE AWARD AMOUNT ON DWH PORTAL, OR (B) ACCEPT THE AWARD AMOUNT BY CALLING THE CLAIMANT COMMUNICATIONS CENTER WITHOUT INDICATING THAT YOU ARE ELECTING THE STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT OPTION - if so, then you will not be eligible to receive the Structured Settlement Option for the Award Amount.

If a Court-approved structured settlement broker, acting on your behalf, does not return Attachment C to the Claims Administrator by the Deadline Date specified on your Eligibility Notice and you do not comply with other requirements set forth on Attachment C to the Release, then you will receive your Award Amount as a single lump sum payment and not in a structured settlement. An original bearing the Claimant's signature is required on the structured settlement documentation (a photocopy, fax, pdf image or electronic signature is insufficient). The Claims Administrator is not permitted to accept photocopies of the Claimant's signature.

To elect the Structured Settlement Option, you must then complete, sign and have submitted on your behalf (by a Court-approved structured settlement broker) an Attachment C to the Release, which may be downloaded here.

Court-Approved Structured Settlement Brokers


Alan Heisser
Millennium Settlement Consulting
Mailing Address: 815 Brazos St, Suite 700 Austin, TX 78701
Physical Addresses: 713 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (855) 596-5161
Email: bpinfo@msettlements.com
heisser@hotmail.com
Website: www.bpstructures.msettlements.com


Wayne Wagner
Keith Christie
Ringler Associates
Address: 5000 Pike Drive
Metairie, LA 70003
Phone: (866) 229-1154
Fax: (571) 323-0762
Email: BPStructures@ringlerassociates.com
Website: www.ringlerassociatesneworleans.com



Martin Blount
NFP Structure Settlements
Address: Bank of America Building
150 East Palmetto Park Road, Suite 525
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: (800) 229-2228
Mobile: (202) 309-1965
Email: mblount@nfp.com
Website: www.nfpstructures.com





Jennifer L. Kraus
Christopher M. Palmieri
The Settlement Solutions Group
UBS Financial Services Inc.
Address: 1285 Avenue of the Americas,
16th Floor, New York, NY 10019
Local Address: 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 900
New Orleans, LA 70163
Phone: (877) 827-8001
Email: settlementsolutions@ubs.com or jennifer.kraus@ubs.com
Website: www.ubs.com/team/
settlementsolutionsgroup


John T. Bair
Firm: Milestone Consulting, LLC
Mailing Address: 737 Main Street
Suite 300, Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (855) 836-2676
Fax: (716) 883-2124
Email: JBair@milestoneseventh.com
Website: www.milestoneseventh.com


Mike McCullough
Cornerstone Settlements, Inc.
The Settlement Alliance
Mailing Address: 213 North College Road
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone:(337) 739-6789
Email: mike@settlementoptions.org
Website: www.bpstructuredsettlement.com


Randal E Gassman
Lacie Young
LRG Settlement Advisors
Mailing Address:4213 Deepwater Lane
Tampa, FL 33615
Phone: (800)815-8215
Email: rgassman@lrgsa.com or Lacie@lrgsa.com
Website: www.lrgsa.com


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