§ 691.1301 Short title
§ 691.1302 Definitions
§ 691.1303 Separate disclosure statement to be provided by transferee; type; contents
§ 691.1304 Transfer of structured settlement payment rights; final court order; approval; basis; findings
§ 691.1305 Transfer of structured settlement payment rights; effects
§ 691.1306 Transfer of structured settlement payment rights; application for approval; court jurisdiction; notice of proposed transfer
§ 691.1307 Waiver prohibited; scope and effect of act; failure to comply with act
§ 691.1308 Applicability of act
§ 691.1309 Repeal of MCL 691.1191 to 691.1197
§ 691.1310 Effective date

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 691 > Act 296 of 2006

  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Annuity issuer: means an insurer that has issued a contract to fund periodic payments under a structured settlement. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dependent: means a payee's spouse, minor child, or any other person for whom the payee is legally obligated to provide support, including alimony. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Discounted present value: means the present value of future payments determined by discounting the payments to the present using the most recently published applicable federal rate for determining the present value of an annuity, as issued by the internal revenue service. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Gross advance amount: means the sum payable to the payee or for the payee's account as consideration for a transfer of structured settlement payment rights before reduction in that sum for transfer expenses or other deductions. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Imminent financial hardship: means the inability of the payee, because of a change in the payee's circumstances after the execution of the initial structured settlement agreement, to purchase or pay for 1 or more of the following without the transfer:

    (i) Medical care or a medical device for the payee or the payee's dependents. See Michigan Laws 691.1302

  • in writing: shall be construed to include printing, engraving, and lithographing; except that if the written signature of a person is required by law, the signature shall be the proper handwriting of the person or, if the person is unable to write, the person's proper mark, which may be, unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a clear and classifiable fingerprint of the person made with ink or another substance. See Michigan Laws 8.3q
  • Independent professional advice: means advice of an attorney, certified public accountant, actuary, or other licensed professional adviser. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Interested party: means , with respect to a structured settlement, the payee, a beneficiary irrevocably designated under an annuity contract to receive payments following the payee's death, an annuity issuer, a structured settlement obligor, or any other person that has continuing rights or obligations under the structured settlement. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Net advance amount: means the gross advance amount less the aggregate amount of the actual and estimated transfer expenses required to be disclosed under section 3(e). See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Payee: means an individual who receives tax free payments under a structured settlement and who proposes to make a transfer of payment rights under the structured settlement. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Periodic payments: means both recurring payments and scheduled future lump sum payments. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Qualified assignment agreement: means an agreement providing for a qualified assignment as defined in section 130 of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 130. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Structured settlement: means an arrangement for periodic payment of damages for personal injuries or sickness established by settlement or judgment to resolve a tort claim. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Structured settlement agreement: means an agreement, judgment, stipulation, or release embodying the terms of a structured settlement. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Structured settlement obligor: means , with respect to a structured settlement, a person that has a continuing obligation to make periodic payments to a payee under the structured settlement agreement or a qualified assignment agreement. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Structured settlement payment rights: means rights to receive periodic payments under a structured settlement, whether from the structured settlement obligor or the annuity issuer, if 1 or more of the following conditions exist:

    (i) The payee is domiciled in, or the domicile or principal place of business of the structured settlement obligor or the annuity issuer is located in, this state. See Michigan Laws 691.1302

  • Terms of the structured settlement: means , with respect to a structured settlement, the terms of the structured settlement agreement, an annuity contract, a qualified assignment agreement, or an order or other approval of a court that authorized or approved the structured settlement. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transfer: means a sale, assignment, pledge, hypothecation, or other alienation or encumbrance of structured settlement payment rights a payee makes for consideration; except that "transfer" does not include the creation or perfection of a security interest in structured settlement payment rights under a blanket security agreement entered into with an insured depository institution, unless action has been taken to redirect the structured settlement payments to the insured depository institution or to an agent or successor in interest of the depository institution, or action has been taken to otherwise enforce the blanket security interest against the structured settlement payment rights. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Transfer agreement: means an agreement providing for a transfer of structured settlement payment rights. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Transfer expenses: means all expenses of a transfer that the transfer agreement requires the payee to pay or have deducted from the gross advance amount, including, but not limited to, court filing fees, attorney fees, escrow fees, lien recordation fees, judgment and lien search fees, finders' fees, commissions, and other payments to a broker or other intermediary. See Michigan Laws 691.1302
  • Transferee: means a person acquiring or proposing to acquire structured settlement payment rights through a transfer. See Michigan Laws 691.1302