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Court may make orders under section 87 for structured settlements

             (1)  In a proceeding to which this Part applies, a court may, on the application of the parties, make an order under section 87 approving a structured settlement, or the terms of a structured settlement, even though the payment of damages is not in the form of a lump sum award of damages.

             (2)  This section does not limit the powers of a court to make an order under section 87 in a proceeding that is not a proceeding to which this Part applies.

             (3)  In this section:

"structured settlement" means an agreement that provides for the payment of all or part of an award of damages in the form of periodic payments funded by an annuity or other agreed means.

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