Travelers Sues Paris & Chaikin, Ex-Clients In Forgery Row

Law360, New York (December 7, 2015, 7:08 PM EST) -- Travelers on Friday smacked Paris & Chaikin PLLC and a host of structured settlement companies with a suit in New York state court, saying they should be liable for costs related to the “wide-ranging” fraud of a paralegal forging judges’ signatures ensuring settlement payments were transferred to the companies.

Travelers Indemnity Co. said Paris & Chaikin and founding attorney Ian M. Chaikin represented a number of structured settlement companies based in New York and Florida between 2010 and 2013 that benefited from a former paralegal of the firm forging signatures on purportedly authorized petitions for the transfer of settlement payment rights...

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