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FAQ for Trial Attorneys
  1. Introduction
  2. What is a Structured Settlement?
  3. Advantages to the Plaintiff
  4. Disadvantages to the Plaintiff
  5. Managing the Disadvantages
  6. Appropriate Cases
  7. Inappropriate Cases
  8. Case Size
  9. Why Annuities?
  10. Annuity Pricing
  11. Reduced Life Expect. Discounts
  12. What is an "Assignment"?
  13. Structure of the Deal
  14. Insurance Company Ratings
  15. The Closing Process
  16. What Settlement Brokers Do
  17. How Are SS Brokers Paid?
  18. If the Defense Has Their Own Broker, How will My Broker Be Paid?
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If the Defense Has Their Own Broker, How Will My Broker Be Paid?

Usually, the brokers work out an agreement to share the commission in some fair proportion. Only one commission is ever earned per case (no double-charges).

Formerly a subject of some disagreement (and hostility), the structured settlement industry has matured and most career practitioners observe cooperative commission sharing protocols (as in real estate transactions).

For clarity, it is probably a good idea to inquire as to your own brokers' standard and practices in this regard.