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and their insurers
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-Dick Risk
        Attorney Suggests Changes to Proposed Regs on Exclusion of Physical
Injury or Sickness Damages, TAX ANALYSTS, TAX NOTES TODAY, 2009 TNT
192-21, Oct. 7, 2009 (Doc. 2009-21897).
     Attorney Comments on Forthcoming Guidance on Use of Qualified
Settlement Funds for Benefit of Single Claimant, TAX ANALYSTS, TAX NOTES
TODAY, 2008 TNT 30-19 (Doc. 2008-3015).
        Structured Settlements: The Ongoing Evolution from a Liability Insurer’s
Ploy to an Injury Victim’s Boon, 36 TULSA LAW JOURNAL 865 (2001).
        A Case for the Urgent Need to Clarify Tax Treatment of a Qualified
Settlement Fund Created for a Single Claimant, 23 VIRGINIA TAX REVIEW 639
(2004).
        Annuity Companies Vie for Structured Settlements, NATIONAL
UNDERWRITER, LIFE & HEALTH/FINANCIAL SERVICES EDITION, July 13,
1998, 29.
        How Much Do Those Big Number Structured Settlements Really Cost?
THE ADVOCATE (Okla. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Oklahoma City, Okla.), July-
September 1994, 32.
        Is There an Errors and Omissions Exposure in Failing to Offer a
Structured Settlement? THE ADVOCATE (Okla. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Oklahoma
City, Okla.), October-December 1994, 22.
        Impaired Life Expectancy of Claimant Often Becomes Obstacle to
Settlement: Medical Underwriting Can Provide the Solution, 8 IN BRIEF (Iowa
Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Des Moines, Iowa), 17 (1997).
        Personal Injury Now Must Be Physical to Be Exempt from Income
Taxation, 20 KTLA JOURNAL (Kan. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Topeka, Kan.), 9
(1997); also ATLA DOCKET (Ark. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Little Rock, Ark.), Fall
1996, 7; also THE ADVOCATE (Ariz. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Phoenix, Ariz.)
September 1997.
        Cash Settlement Instead of Structure Means Claimant Gives Up Tax
Break, TRIAL TALK (Colo. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Denver, Colo.), March 1998, 21;
also THE ALASKA TRIAL LAWYER (Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers,
Anchorage, Alaska), (1997).
        Warning Issued Over Sale of Structured Payments, 19 VERDICT (Ind.
Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Indianapolis, Ind.), 165 (1997); also THE COFFEE-
HOUSE (Wyo. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Cheyenne, Wyo.), Fall 1997, 4; also 32
MTLA QUARTERLY (Mich. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Lansing, Mich.), 19 (1998).
        It’s Time to Take Control Away From the Defense in Structured
Settlement Negotiations, 17 CTLA FORUM (Conn. Trial Lawyers Ass’n,
Hartford, Conn.), 72 (1999).
        The Defense Sees the Handwriting on the Wall, THE PLEADER (N.D.
Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Mandan, N.D.), March 2001; also 35 MTLA Quarterly (Mich.
Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Lansing, Mich.), 19 (2001).
        Attorneys Sued by Client for Failing to Propose a Structured Settlement,
24 THE VERDICT (Wis. Academy of Trial Lawyers, Madison, Wis.), 37 (2001).
        Do You Have a Dormant Malpractice Liability? 32 THE FORUM
(Consumer Attorneys of Calif., Sacramento, Calif.), 32 (2002); also THE
ALASKA TRIAL LAWYER (Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers, Anchorage,
Alaska), 2002.
        Travelers Casualty Schemes Called ‘Rebating’ & ‘Short-Changing,’  
PLEADER (N.D. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Mandan, N.D.), October 2002.
        IRS Scrutiny Should Not Deter Litigant from Claiming Tax Benefit, THE
ADVOCATE (Okla. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Oklahoma City, Okla.), October-
December 2003, 30.
        Don’t Risk Loss of Medicaid Benefits by Failing to Plan, THE ADVOCATE
(Okla. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Oklahoma City, Okla.), January-March 2004.
        Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Exposed to Claims by Their Clients, THE GAVEL
(Orange Co. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Laguna Hills, Calif.), March 2004.
        Don’t Accept Annuity Quotes that Violate Oklahoma Rules, THE
ADVOCATE (Okla. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Oklahoma City, Okla.), April-June 2004.
        Errors in Physical Injury Settlement Agreements Cause Loss of Tax
Benefits, THE ADVOCATE (Okla. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Oklahoma City, Okla.),
July-September 2005, 14.
        Sale of Annuity Payments Being Okayed Even When Settlement Terms
Prohibit, THE ADVOCATE (Okla. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Oklahoma City, Okla.),
July-September 2004.
        Can Punitive Damages Be Compromised? THE ADVOCATE (Okla. Trial
Lawyers Ass’n, Oklahoma City, Okla.), January-March 2006, 13.
        Revised Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators Not Applicable in
Oklahoma, THE ADVOCATE (Okla. Trial Lawyers Ass’n, Oklahoma City, Okla.),
April-June 2005, 17.
        Structured Settlements™, periodic newsletter published from 1994 to
2007, AMROB Publishing Co., filed with Register of Copyrights, Library of
Congress.
        Comprehensive Guide to Structured Settlements, 2006, AMROB
Publishing Co., filed with Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress.
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