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H.R.3699: Structured Settlement Claimants Rights Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Brian Higgins, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced Dec. 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 27, 2014
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Bill Summary

Structured Settlement Claimants Rights Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code to declare that a claimant in any civil action before a federal court shall have the right to retain a structured settlement broker to act on behalf of that claimant for purposes of negotiating a schedule of payments or other terms of payment previously agreed to be paid by or on behalf of the defendant in satisfaction of a judgment against that defendant or in accordance with the terms of a settlement.

Requires that a party to an administrative proceeding have the same right to retain such a structured settlement broker for negotiations with other parties.

Directs: (1) the court or the agency in an administrative proceeding to inform the claimant of this right at the appropriate time, and (2) the defendant to provide timely notice of any current or previous professional relationship between the defendant and the broker.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 27, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
Jan. 27, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Dec. 11, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.