lawyers fees from medicare set-aside accounts

LAWYER IN PERSONAL INJURY SUIT CAN DRAW HIS FEE FROM MEDICARE TRUST

The N.J. Law Journal reports…

A Medicare trust that was created from proceeds of a personal injury suit can be used to pay part of the legal fees from the suit, an Ocean County judge has ruled in a case of first impression. The statute allowing lawyers to draw legal fees from a Medicare set-aside account in a workers’ compensation suit applies equally to set aside accounts in liability actions, Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski ruled in Hinsinger v. Showboat Atlantic City, L-3460-07, approved for publication on May 19. The ruling is a win for plaintiff’s attorney Kenneth Iulo, whose disabled client settled a personal injury suit against the Showboat Atlantic City casino for $600,000 after having prevailed at trial.

Here’s the complete, and mercifully short, wonderful opinion in…

Lawyers fees drawn from medicare set-aside account-Hinsinger-v- Showboat


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I retired from the private practice of law after a 35-year legal career and fight parking tickets for people like you and me. I love sharing valuable information, tips and tricks to help drivers beat NYC parking tickets.

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