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If the settlement was awarded in 2012 and to be paid in payments, the 1099 should have been for each year when you received the payments. Thus, you should have received a 1099 for the 2012 payments and one for 2013 for payments made in 2013, since this money was evidently reimbursement for lost wages
and as such the wage 1099 would be for the years in which you were paid. The way your attorney did this is the lazy way and it is not illegal for him/her to do it this way, but the proper way would have been to issue 2 1099 forms one for each year.
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