by Structured Settlement Watchdog
Did a search engine optimization firm for a Florida structured settlement factoring company prey on a criminal defense law firm? Or is a criminal defense firm shilling for the Florida structured settlement factoring company and deriving revenue from allowing links to be placed on its website?
This morning a Google search for "structured settlements" return a listing for "Austin Structured Settlement Cash". Unless you're from the San Francisco Bay area you might assume Austin TX, but there is an Austin, CA, 126 miles from Sacramento, in Santa Clara County.
When I clicked on the link from Google search it led to the website of Brennan Defense, a Sacramento California criminal defense law firm and a web page that bill-boards a somewhat inaccurate article about structured settlements denoted as "provided by We Pay More Funding LLC, a Fort Lauderdale based structured settlement factoring company. The article appearing on the Sacramento criminal defense lawyer's site provides no fewer than 4 links to We Pay More Funding LLC. There are two contextual links, a thumbnail link and an embedded Google Maps link.
Failure to show comprehension of the difference between a settlement and an award
The bill-board article falsely states multiple times that settlements (including structured settlements) are awarded as compensation. Structured Settlements are not awarded as compensation. Structured settlements are established as part of a negotiated compromise.
The post presents a false representation of what is sold if sold
There are cases where the minor’s parent or guardian does not prefer the regular payments from a structured settlement annuity. For instance, a kid may have mounting medical bills or require expensive surgery that needs to be paid immediately, and the monthly installment payments cannot pay off the sizeable medical bill. This is one of the common reasons why parents or guardians consider selling a structured settlement payment. However, selling a minor’s structured settlement annuity in most states is not legally permitted until the minor reaches the age of 18. But with court approval, some states allow you can sell the annuity.
The bill-boarded article provides details about " How to sell the annuity", something that is impossible where there is a structured settlement. Again one can only sell the rights to structured settlement payments,
One cannot sell a structured settlement annuity, one can only sell the rights to structured settlement payments. There is an important distinction.
When I reached the Brennan Defense firm this morning indicated an employee indicated that they had received multiple calls this morning concerning the link (zir boss was in court) and they were going to contact their web administrator.
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