J.R. Whaley

Louisiana Coastal Areas Could See Increase in Flood Insurance Premiums

Congress is set to reform the National Flood Insurance Program later this year.  We have written before about how the NFIP has needed reform for years — it is $25 billion is debt.  One of the suggested ways to fix […]

Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]

T. Thomas Metier

Is a Pro Se Filing as Representative of an Estate an Unauthorized Practice of Law?

The Supreme Court holds that the district court did not err in holding that the prior complaint was a nullity, and that an amended complaint could not relate back to the filing of the original pro se complaint.

John Bair

Texas Law On Cameras In Special Needs Classrooms Inspires Heated Debate

Texas has become the first state to require cameras in special education classrooms, upon the request of a parent. The new state law, which went into effect at the beginning of the 2017 school year, is intended to protect students […]

John Bair

New Issue of Living Safer is All About Educating Yourself

I’m in the business of helping people make informed decisions about their futures. At Milestone Consulting, we’re all about giving plaintiffs and attorneys the right tools to meet their financial needs now and in the years to come. Monolith Advisors […]

John Bair

The Benefits of Qualified Settlement Funds to Attorneys and Clients

Those lawyers who dedicate their career to mass tort litigation know all too well how complex the settlement process can be. After months or even years of litigation, any process that can help streamline and improve the disbursement of settlement […]

John Bair

3 Types of Trusts Parents of Kids with Special Needs Should Know About

You’re nearing the end of your child’s injury lawsuit and looking toward a settlement. As a parent, the responsibility of managing this incoming money may soon weigh heavy on you. How do you ensure the settlement proceeds will last through […]

Mark Bello

Because Children are Our Future!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that child abuse and neglect is a problem nationwide — in every state, in every community. It happens much more than we want to acknowledge, across all races, ethnicities, and […]

John Bair

5 Activity Ideas for Kids with Sensory Challenges

Many of us do not realize how much stimulation we experience throughout a typical day until we’re with someone who has difficulty processing those stimuli. We at Milestone Consulting help families come up with strategies that provide lifelong financial support […]

Chris Nace

Identity Thieves Continue to Target Hospitals in 2017

Recently, a federal judge granted class action status to a civil suit filed against Triad of Alabama, the previous owner of Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama—where, in 2014, a former phlebotomist was convicted of felony identity theft and sentenced to […]