About Life Settlements By About Cash Flow Editor | 17 November, 2007 - 1:11 am |24 March, 2013 Personal Finance This type of settlement is fairly knew as it was first introduced in the 70’s to Canada and the United States. It was used as an alternative to lump sum settlements. Structured settlements are now part of the common law. … More: continued here Tagged alternative, lump, settlement, settlements, structured. Bookmark the permalink.