What is a Non-Qualified Assignment? The Non-Qualified Assignment (NQA) product is designed to accept the transfer of a periodic payment obligation for cases that fall outside of personal physical injury claims and litigation as defined under IRC Section 104(a)(2) and are not eligible for an IRC Section 130 qualified assignment. Below is one example of how a NQA could be used to resolve an Attorney Fee Contract Dispute. Case Study: Contract Dispute Situation John, a city bus driver, fails to fully stop at an intersection and collides with another vehicle. The collision was minor, however, there were 20 passengers who incurred minor injuries. Seven of the injured passengers are represented by Attorney Heather Towne; the remaining 13 are represented by Attorney Richard Wright. During the mediation, Wright disputes the initial plan of a 50/50 allocation split for their attorney fees. Further, both attorneys differ on how they prefer their individual fees be disbursed: Attorney Wright
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