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Are Out-of-Court Settlements Taxable?

The vast majority of personal injury claims settle outside of court. Very few reach conclusions by a jury verdict. While this may seem like an easier resolution for the parties involved, it is vital for a plaintiff who receives a settlement outside of court to acknowledge his or her financial obligations. After receiving an out-of-court settlement, the plaintiff will not only need to handle his or her attorney’s fees, but the IRS may also expect a portion of the settlement. The attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have more than 50 years of experience with civil claims in California…

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2019’s Safest Cars For A New Driver

Shopping for a new car can be equal parts exciting and frustrating; looking at all your available options can be fun, but it can also be difficult to find one that meets your needs. If you are a new driver shopping for a vehicle, or a parent looking for a vehicle for your teen who just earned his or her driver’s license, safety and being car accident-free is likely one of your top priorities. Newer drivers are statistically more likely to get into accidents than seasoned drivers, so vehicle safety should be a top priority for any new driver looking…

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