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downloadNational Association of Settlement Purchasers Comments on CBS News Segment

Press Release: April 22, 2016

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, CBS Evening News aired a segment on the structured settlement purchasing industry, using the story of a young woman in Baltimore, Maryland, to address alleged business practices within the industry.

The National Association of Settlement Purchasers (NASP) would like to use this opportunity to highlight its ongoing work with lawmakers in states across the country to ensure that every proposed settlement transfer is subject to a fair, robust and transparent court approval process. 

downloadGovernor McAuliffe Signs Bill Strengthening Consumer Protections In VA’s SSP Industry

Press Release: March 14, 2016

New provisions will further safeguard payees in the state's secondary market.

downloadNASP Builds on 2015 Accomplishments to Help Pass Legislation in Virginia & Florida

Press Release: March 14, 2016

 Working directly with relevant state legislators, NASP and other consumer groups helped craft legislation in Virginia and Florida that increased disclosure requirements and standards for court approvals of structured settlement transfers.

downloadGovernor Rick Scott Signs Bill To Strengthen Consumer

Press Release: March 10, 2016

Protections in Florida new provisions will further safeguard pyees in the state's Structured Settlement Purchasing Industry.

downloadThe Structured Settlement Industry Is Behind Greater Transparency

Press Release: February 08, 2016

 The National Association of Settlement Purchasers supports proposed legislation in Maryland and Virginia that would supplement existing measures in order to prevent future misconduct in the secondary-settlement market.

downloadExcessive Reform for Md. Structured Settlement Purchases

Letter to the Editor: The Baltimore Sun January 08, 2016

In an effort to address the conduct of a single company that is not representative of the greater settlement purchasers industry (nor a member of the industry trade association), Maryland's judicial review committee approved rules that could harm the very people the committee wishes to protect.

downloadLaws Protect Consumers In Structured Settlements

Letter to the Editor: Sun Sentinel January 08, 2016

Recent news reports have attempted to portray the structured settlement purchasing industry as one that purposefully lacks transparency and persuades the disabled to sell a lifetimes' worth of income for much less in return. This is a biased take on the industry and the laws in place that govern structured settlement transfers.

downloadIndustry Advances Legislation Across The U.S. In 2015, Fostering Increased Transparency & Standards

Press Release: January 01, 2016

The structured settlements purchasing sector has seen important legislation advance this year as lawmakers in several states work, in consultations with the industry, to craft and pass bills that increase standards and inject greater transparency for consumers.

downloadGovernor Scott Walker Signs Law Strengthening Consumer Rights in Structured Settlement Purchases

Press Release: November 11, 2015

On Wednesday November 11, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed AB 129 into law. 

downloadA Disservice To Those Receiving Settlements

Letter to the Editor: The Washington Post November 08, 2015

 The Nov. 4 editorial “Better safeguards for lawsuit payouts” endorsed rules proposed by Maryland’s judicial review committee that would expand regulation of Maryland’s settlement purchasing industry to ensure transparency and protection of people who need access to structured settlement payments. The proposed rules could harm the very people the committee aims to protect.