by Structured Settlement Watchdog®
Is the Portsmouth Virginia Circuit Court a forum shoppers delight? Court record retrieved by our sources, indicate that Portsmouth's "structured settlement payments transfer palooza" began in 2010 and then rapidly escalated, increasing ten-fold in the first year alone!
2010 52 structured settlement transfers
2011 522 structured settlement transfers
2012 720 structured settlement transfers
2013 623 structured settlement transfers
through March 2014 403 structured settlement transfers
Until about March 2014 Judge Dean "2 minutes per case" Sword, Jr. ruled the roost on a majority of structured settlement transfers in the Portsmouth Circuit and Steven E. Heretick was the lawyer who almost exclusively represented structured settlement payment buyers. Upon information and belief Heretick still controls 95% of the structured settlement transfers in the Portsmouth Circuit. For example, on October 1, 2015 the docket shows Judge William S. Moore was scheduled to hear 18 structured settlement transfer cases in 58 minutes. In all cases Heretick was the lawyer. See pages 6-8 Download in re structured settlements Portsmouth VA 2015-10-01
Check out "Forum Shoppers Delight", a parody by the "Booger Hill Gang", the would be theme song for a prospective "new reality series" working title "Transfer Lives of the Portsmouth Circuit":
Now what you hear us not a test of forum shopping to the beat
And me, "The Sword", and my friends are gonna try to move your feet
See I am Wonder Dean, and I'd like to say hello
To the black, the red and the brown
The purple and the yellow, But first I gotta say
Bang Bang, the Stevie to the Stevie
Say up jump the Stevie to the bang bang Stevie
Let's rock, we don't stop
Rock those Orders we be punchin' that cash now clock
Well so far you've heard my voice but I brought two friends along.
And next on the mike is my man Steve
C'mon Steve sing that song
Check it out I'm H-E-R-E, the T-I-C-K
And the rest is just my shtick
You see I go by the code of "doctor cash now"
A simple reason they get passed so quick
You see I'm about the only one, and I'm tons of fun
And Sword's only 2 minutes a case
Other attorneys come onto my turf, dang I'm in their face
Well it's on'n'non'n'non'on'n'non'n'non
Transfer beat don't stop until the break of dawn
I said M-A-S-T-E-R, Steve as happy can be
Well my name is known over the cash now world
With 123, JG and the "Duke of Earl".
I'm going down in history
As the most prolific cash now lawyer there ever could be.
Everybody go ho-tel mo-tel holiday inn
If another judge starts acting up, then you take it to them