by Structured Settlement Watchdog
Virginia Lawyer's Weekly reported on April 18, 2022, a rejection of a silly money structured settlement factoring petition by Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Mary Jane Hall.
"It is not in petitioner’s best interest to approve the sale of her structured settlement payments, which have a present value of $140,738, for $10,000. “The Court cannot determine that Petitioner’s best interests are served by her relinquishing to a factoring company 93% of the value of her structured settlement payments. The petition will be denied.” Judge Mary Jane Hall Norfolk Circuit Court, Norfolk, VA
Judge Mary Jane Hall earned undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and her Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center. She has been a judge since 2009.
Only 2.4 miles away in the Portsmouth Circuit, Terrence Taylor could have used a little bit of Judge Mary Jane Hall instead of ineffective retired Judge Dean Sword, who presided over and approved the lion's share of more than 10 structured settlement transfers approved in 2 years (some within months of each other.) The slice and dice structured settlement factoring case made the Wall Street Journal in March 2015, and the Washington Post and Virginia Pilot in December 2015 and contributed to factoring reforms in Virginia. A 2015 lawsuit against various settlement purchasers now has been pending for 7 years with more than 20 motions pending. It's an utter disgrace that has seen multiple judge recusals while the Taylor's opponents have simply hired members of Virginia legislature as counsels who have madee judicious use of legislative privilege.