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Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:57:25 +0000

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Litigation Against Big Pharma in the Opioid Crisis

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:57:25 +0000

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that an alarming number of Americans now die from opioid overdoses - 145 every day. Litigation across the U.S. is claiming pharmaceutical companies are to blame, alleging deceptive marketing resulting in over-prescribing of opioid drugs. RinglerRadio host, Larry Cohen and Peter Early from Ringler discuss this crisis and litigation in New Hampshire with special guest, James T. Boffetti, Senior Assistant Attorney General in New Hampshire, including litigation against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and the fight against the opioid epidemic.


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OSHA's Volks Rule Controversy

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:28:40 +0000

This year, a measure was signed into law nullifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule regarding an employer's obligation to keep accurate injury and illness records, known as the Volks Rule. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. discuss this controversy with Alan S. Pierce, from Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, to find out what impact this could potentially have on the health and safety of workers.


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The Dangers of Benzene Exposure

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 02:03:39 +0000

Benzene is a chemical widely used in a number of industries and products. Exposure to the chemical has been linked to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), lymphomas and aplastic anemia. Many of these cases involving benzene exposure link back to the workplace. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with attorney John Tomlinson, from the Beasley Allen law firm, about benzene exposure, litigation, and how exposure to benzene can be controlled, reduced or prevented.


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Making Strides in the Fight for People with Disabilities

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:21:42 +0000

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is “a convener, connector, and catalyst for change,” when it comes to people with disabilities. And Ringler is a major supporter of AAPD initiatives nationwide. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host and Ringler Associate, Cindy Chanley, talk the President and CEO of the AAPD, Helena Berger, as they discuss Helena’s thoughts on the recent healthcare repeal effort, the importance of the disability vote, and making strides in the fight for the disabled.


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The Legal Impact of Hurricane Harvey

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:22:37 +0000

Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. FEMA claims, lost legal documents, the complexities of flood insurance, are just a few of the legal issues facing the people of Houston now. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host and Ringler colleague, Robert P. Caples, Jr. welcome attorney Paul Skrabanek from the firm, Pierce/Skrabanek PLLC in Houston, to discuss how the legal community can alleviate the loss left by the storm and guide some through the complexities of litigation.


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Alleviating the Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Process

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:44:26 +0000

The workers’ compensation and disability management process can be complicated for both employers and their workers. In this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk about creating a seamless process with founder and President of Risk Acuity, LLCBarry Thompson, a leader in workers compensation program improvement and cost containment.

Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.


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The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Universal Claims Certification

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:35:13 +0000

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry, recently announced a new initiative, the Universal Claims Certification (UCC), which is a certification program with a goal of maintaining a “uniform, high level of professionalism, consistency and protect the public’s interests.”. On Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, Erin Muller and hear from AdamPotter, the CEO and Founder of the Claims andLitigation Management Alliance (CLM), about the new UCC program, benefits, recent legislation and nationwide implementation.


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Sports Concussions on the Field

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:53:15 +0000

Professional athletes in the NFL and other professional sports have concussions on the field, leading to questions about the long-time impact on a player’s health and workers compensation litigation cases. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen along with co-host, Phillip Krause talk to Kenneth Kutner, PhD., neuropsychological consultant to the NFL, as they discuss cases like Mike Webster, Harry Carson and even Aaron Hernandez, plus research and protocols.


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Driverless Cars Litigation

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:39:01 +0000

On the 1960’s television show, The Jetsons, we saw a future world where people traveled in flying cars. Sound far-fetched? Maybe not – now we have driverless cars.  And with all the advantages also come liability and litigation.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Nicole Swift from Ringler's Austin, Texas office join attorney Gary L. Wickert, an insurance trial lawyer and partner with the law firm of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. in Wisconsin, as they discuss driverless car litigation, liability, and how claims professionals and attorneys should become familiar with the latest in driverless car technology.


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The Mission of WILG to Help Injured Workers

Mon, 22 May 2017 02:34:12 +0000

The Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group also known as WILG, is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of work-related injuries or occupational illnesses. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk to attorney Michael K. Gruber, President of WILG, about his mission for 2017 and what to watch for in legislation that might impact workers.


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Drone Liability and Litigation

Mon, 01 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.  Drones were originally associated by the military, but are now used for other purposes, with estimates of over a million sold by 2015! On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Janet Rosie, talk to Attorneys Bill Bulfer and Bryan Simpson from Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham LLP, about drone liability, litigation and regulation. 


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Tackling Issues on the Hill

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:16:28 +0000

As James M. Early, CSSC, a Senior Advisor at Ringler, becomes the 2017 President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), there's work to do on Capitol Hill.  Listen as Jim Early talks with Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with Executive Director of NSSTA, Eric Vaughn, about tax code reform legislation, tort reform and advocacy for disabled Americans with a new administration in Washington, D.C.


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Dissipation of Personal Injury Settlements

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 03:02:46 +0000

Personal injury victims receiving large legal settlements may discover that within a short period of time, the money is gone. Without proper guidance, education and customized settlement planning, a financial windfall can become a financial nightmare. On this edition of Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wright, talk with Greg Micoletti, Director, Structured Settlements at American General about the dissipation of personal injury settlements and what to do to prevent it.


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Nursing Home Residents and Litigation

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:40:30 +0000

Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and cohost, Peter Early take on the topic of litigation when it comes to nursing home residents. Hear expert litigation manager, Christine Kehoe, at Hamlin & Burton Liability Management, discuss Medicare and Medicaid regulations, arbitration agreements and nursing home contracts. You'll learn how how new regulations will impact the nursing home/long-term care industry. 


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Myth vs. Fact: The Civil Justice System

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:21:00 +0000

A report on the state of the Illinois legal system from the Illinois Trial Lawyer Association reveals many misconceptions when it comes to lawyers, litigation and the civil justice system. That’s the topic of discussion on thisRingler Radio podcast, with host Larry Cohen, Ringler colleague, Mike Casey and special guest, Stephen D. Phillips, managing partner at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago. Hear how the report shines a light on the tort reform debate, frivolous lawsuits, workers compensation in Illinois and how the legal community is separating myth from fact.


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Exploding Samsung Cell phones and Litigation

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 01:48:35 +0000

Everyone has heard the stories about the exploding Samsung cell phones, specifically, the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung cellphone owners were either burned from the explosions or the explosions caused severe property damage. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. welcome Gene J. Stonebarger, founder of Stonebarger Law, APC, to discuss the recent problems with Samsung cell phones from a consumer protection and litigation perspective.


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Inside Essure Litigation

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +0000

Many women today are opting for a more permanent solution to birth control and Essure has been a top choice. Unfortunately, some women who have undergone the procedure have alleged that they have experienced devastating side effects and injuries. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Joan Pagnano and guest Fidelma Fitzpatrick from Motley Rice LLC, take a look at the product and the litigation surrounding it.

Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/ringler/RR_110216_Essure.mp3?dest-id=171191




Exploding E-Cigarettes and Litigation

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 01:11:52 +0000

Reports that e-cigarettes have been exploding resulting in severe burns, allegedly due to a battery malfunction, is resulting in litigation.  Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins attorney William R. Sutton from the Beasley Allen law firm, as they take a look at e-cigarette explosions, what’s causing it and litigation surrounding these products.


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The Osprey Helicopter Crash and Wrongful Death Litigation

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:51:42 +0000

What went wrong when an MV22 Osprey helicopter crashed during a landing attempt during a training mission in Hawaii? A wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of one of the marines killed in this tragedy is revealing some interesting information about this aircraft. Hear about Lance Corporal Matthew J. Determan of Tuscon, Arizona, and his military family, as well as details of the crash with Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with Attorney Mike Andrews from the Beasley Allen Law Firm.


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Customer Feedback on Structured Settlement Plans

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:30:53 +0000

Customer feedback is essential to any company and often product or service improvements can be discovered after that engagement with customers. That's also true within the settlement planning business. Our partners at AIG/American General  gathered customer insights from recent surveys and here on Ringler Radio, we're going to hear the details. Host Larry Cohen and co-host, Melissa Price, Ringler's new Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer talk with Gina McCall, CSSC, Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives for American General Life Insurance Company about what customers are saying.


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Trucking Accident Claims

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:21:08 +0000

Cases involving big trucks are very different than a standard case involving a car crash with rules and regulations surrounding commercial vehicles that lawyers have to be familiar with in order to serve their clients fully.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with Attorney Chris Glover from the Beasley Allen Law Firm,  as they take a look at trucking accident claims involving 18-wheelers and the regulations, technology, insurance, mechanics that can affect the case.


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Ringler Rings in their New Brand

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:03:27 +0000

Companies from time to time rebrand their look and messaging to connect better with audiences. We're excited to tell you about our own rebranding at Ringler that's being launched today!  It's the first real change that you can see since Ringler was founded in 1975.  Ringler is still the largest settlement planning company in the nation with the experienced and trusted advisors creating the most objective settlement plans for all parties. Listen as Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along withGeoffrey E. Hunt, Ringler’s President and CEO and Mark Vogel, head of the Ringler Leadership Team talk about what's new and what it means for claimants, attorneys and our partners. 


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Asbestos Litigation and Our Veterans

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:35:42 +0000

There are approximately 25 million veterans from all wars and all branches of service in the U.S., some at risk of developing mesothelioma or another fatal asbestos disease as a result of asbestos exposure. Veterans comprise 30% of all known mesothelioma deaths that have occurred in this country.  In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Manny Valdez, Sr. talk with attorney Steven Kazan, founding, senior and managing principal of the firm, Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, as they take a look at asbestos litigation involving veterans, mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.


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Mediation and Personal Injury Cases

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:09:11 +0000

Personal injury cases should end in settlement, but often times there is no resolution, leading to frustration for those in the mediation. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins co-host and colleague, Manny Valdez, Sr. and special guest, the Honorable Lynn Duryee, a San Francisco JAMS neutral. Judge Duryee offers helpful insights about how to successfully settle your personal injury case in mediation.


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The NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement: Part Two

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:30:40 +0000

In Part Two of this two part series on Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins Attorney Daniel S. Chamberlain, as Dan gives the latest update on the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement. Don't miss it!


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NFL Settlement of Concussion Lawsuits: Part One

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:24:17 +0000

Hear what the estimated 1 billion settlement of a class action lawsuit between the NFL and retired NFL players means for the long-term impact of brain trauma they suffered from during their career. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen gets and inside look from Attorney Daniel S. Chamberlain, as they talk about the NFL concussion lawsuit settlement, repetitive brain trauma’s impact on players.


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An Update on Structured Settlement Legislation

Mon, 16 May 2016 00:29:21 +0000

There has been major legislative movement making improvements to the Structured Settlement Protection Act across the states, most recently in Florida, Virginia and Wisconsin.  Now, progress is being made to ensure that injured parties are being protected and the word of the benefits of structured settlements is spreading. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early invite Eric Vaughn, Executive Director of National Structured Settlements Trade Association, to discuss this important legislation.    

 


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The Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Verdict

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:35:23 +0000

A jury in City of St. Louis Circuit Court found Johnson & Johnson liable for injuries resulting from the use of its talc-containing products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder for feminine hygiene. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Jere Beasley, the senior member of the Beasley Allen Law Firm, as they discuss this case, Johnson & Johnson’s liability, the $72 million verdict, Johnson & Johnson's expected appeal and future litigation.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/ringler/RR_022916_TalcumPowder.mp3?dest-id=171191




What WILG is Doing for Workers' Compensation

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:32:53 +0000

Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, also known as WILG, is the national non-profit organization of legal professionals dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who suffer work-related injuries or occupational illnesses and who need expert legal assistance. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with former WILG president, Attorney John R. Boyd, from Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish, LLC and current WILG president, Alan S. Pierce, from Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, discussing legislation, employee misclassification, the biggest fraud cases of 2015 and WILG’s initiatives for this year.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/ringler/RR_022916_WILG.mp3?dest-id=171191




Structured Settlements and Insurance Companies

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 18:00:00 +0000

On this Ringler Radio podcast, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea have a special guest on the show, Caryn Siebert, Vice President/Head of Claims for Knight Insurance Group, to take a look at the insurance company’s perspective on structured settlements. They discusses regulations, payments to structured settlement claimants, and educating clients on the benefits of structured settlements.


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Litigating Sudden Unintended Auto Acceleration

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 01:33:00 +0000

A federal court jury awarded a woman and her husband $8 million in a case of sudden unintended acceleration that left Cheryl Bullock severely and permanently injured after an automobile crash. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with Attorney Mike Andrews from the Beasley Allen Law Firm, about this case and others, plus what's being done to rectify the problem and notify consumers. 


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Contaminated Scopes and Litigation

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:26:52 +0000

Thousands of people every year have an endoscopy, a non-surgical procedure to examine their digestive tract for potential issues. Unfortunately, the use of a contaminated duodenoscope or scope, manufactured by Olympus Corporation. of the Americas, the device used in the procedure, led to a superbug outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.  In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen  talks with Attorney Pete Kaufman from Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, as they take a look at the use of contaminated scopes on patients, its impact, the FDA’s role, and litigation.


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Trial Preparation, Jury Consulting and Strategies to Win your Case

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 01:57:42 +0000

Using the right strategies during trial preparation can help win a case in court.  In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert join Ross Suter, Esq., Litigation Consultant at Magna Legal Services, as they take a look at what works best to increase the odds for success.


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Motor Vehicle Collisions, Structures and the Injured

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 01:29:27 +0000

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 19,000 people died in traffic crashes in the United States in the first six months of 2015, and 2.2 million people were seriously injured. On this edition of Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen, along with co-host John Muir, Sr., join Attorney Grant Dixon from the Dixon Law Office, as they take a look at motor vehicle collisions, spotlight specific cases, legal strategy in these cases and the benefit of the structured settlement.


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Preventing Distracted Driving

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 01:23:43 +0000

In 2009, Attorney Joel Feldman’s 21-year-old daughter, Casey, was killed by a distracted driver.  Since then, he has worked tirelessly to change driving attitudes and habits and raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, John Wilcox  join Attorney Joel Feldman, founder of EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving), as Joel shares his daughter's story, discusses the dangers and impact of distracted driving and the importance of educating society on preventing distracted driving.


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RSD Litigation and the Physical Impact on the Client

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:34:01 +0000

Millions of Americans suffer from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS, also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy or RSD).  RSD is caused when the body experiences trauma that damages or otherwise causes malfunction to the nervous system. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Joan Pagnano and guest, Attorney Michael Conley from Kenney & Conley, P.C., talk about symptoms, litigation, the huge psychological and physical impact on the individual and their family and next steps in treatment. 


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Choosing a Structured Settlement in a Workers’ Compensation Case

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:34:43 +0000

When an individual is injured in the workplace, there is not only a long-term physical impact, but a financial one. Workers’ compensation is paid on a periodic basis in weekly payments, so a structure is simply another way of delivering benefits.  Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague, Peter Early and special guest, Alan S. Pierce from the firm Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, to talk about choosing a structured settlement in a workers’ compensation case, the benefits, the process and educating clients on the long-term impact of going with a structured settlement.  


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The Actos Settlement

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:46:43 +0000

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. agreed to a $2.4 billion settlement to resolve bladder cancer claims tied to its Type 2 diabetes drug Actos. On past Ringler Radio shows, we have followed the litigation surrounding Actos.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie join guest Attorney Frank Woodson, from the Beasley Allen Law Firm,  to discuss this billion dollar settlement, negotiating a settlement and the impact on future pharmaceutical litigation.


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Affordable Care Act and Structured Settlements

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:56:01 +0000

With the recent Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, regarding the Affordable Care Act, how will the ACA impact structured settlements?  Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea with special guest, Jordan Bossler, Director with the AIG Structured Settlement Department, as we simplify this sometimes complex topic to consider what types of cases may be effected and what it means for Medicare and Medicaid.  


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Spotlight on a New, Non-Traditional "Structured Settlement" Product

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:03:29 +0000

Qualified as well as non-qualified product plans are currently being offered for claimants or contingent fee attorneys to defer receipt of their settlement award or fee on a pre-tax basis. This new fixed investment product can be used for attorney fees, wrongful termination, discrimination and most personal and non-personal injury situations.  On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins co-host Dennis English with special guest, Lynne P. Martel, Managing Director of Havelet Services, as they spotlight Havelet and their new non-traditional ‘Fixed Annuity Product,’ called Havelet Fixed.

 


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Judgment in Children's Motrin Case

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 01:40:35 +0000

In a closely watched case in the legal community, Massachusetts’ highest court upheld a $63 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson, maker of Children’s Motrin, in the case of Samantha Reckis, who developed toxic epidermal necrolysis  after receiving multiple doses of Children’s Motrin.  Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins Attorney Michael Bogdanow to discuss this case, the $63 million judgment and take a look into the life of the remarkable young woman at the center of this case.


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Understanding Structured Settlements: A New NSSTA Survey

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:04:10 +0000

Insights about how structured settlements are used and what can be done to improve the process are featured in a new Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) article titled, Understanding Structured Settlements, written by Kevin Silo, President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) and Taylor Smith, President of CLM Advisors. Based on a NSSTA survey of claims professionals, hear about important issues especially when it comes to structured settlement consultants. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early invite Eric Vaughn, Executive Director of National Structured Settlements Trade Association, to discuss the details on this podcast. 


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Structured Settlements and Non-Qualified Assignments

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:56:57 +0000

A non-qualified assignment involves the transfer of a future periodic payment obligation arising from the settlement of a dispute from the defendant or its carrier to a third-party assignee.  In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert join Tom Donahue, Vice President of Structured Settlements Marketing at Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, to discuss Liberty Life’s structured settlement program, the benefits of non-qualified assignments, and ways to effectively use them.


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Structured Settlement Questions and Answers

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:00:00 +0000

Lump sum payment over a structure. The unpredictability of the market.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co-host Angus Kennedy to discuss some of the questions, solutions and what people should know about the benefits of the structured settlement.

Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.


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Medicare Second Payer Information Update

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 02:41:52 +0000

Medicare Secondary Payer, better known as MSP, took center stage in 2014 when it came to impacting the structured settlement industry. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. (RMS), talk about the changes in CMS(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) submissions, liability, educating clients and what we can expect in 2015.


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Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlements

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:12:10 +0000

Since 1975, Ringler Associates has been a nationwide leader in the structured settlement industry and this year, is celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague,  Mike Casey  and one of the original five Ringler Associates, Cecil Mathews, as they discuss  the structured settlement industry and how far they have come, share some personal stories about the people they have met along the way and pay tribute to David V. Ringler, the founder of Ringler Associates and a true pioneer in the industry.

 


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Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:37:10 +0000

Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with colleague, Bill Wright, and special guest, Linley Jones, the 59th President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, talk about membership, mission, current issues in the legal community today and the power of giving back.


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From Wealth Management to Structured Settlements

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 02:09:11 +0000

Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for Ringler Associates out of Naples, Florida to discuss his journey from wealth management to structured settlements, his insight on financial security. the importance of being an active leader in the community and the overall benefits of structures.


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A Call for More Consumer Protection Against Factoring

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:49:14 +0000

There is cause for concern about factoring companies offering quick cash for structured settlement payments that fall short of the total value of a structured settlement over a claimant's lifetime. This is particularly worrisome in the cases of disabled people whose health costs may skyrocket over time. So how can we protect individuals from these practices? In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Randy Dyer and special guests, Sally Greenberg, Executive Director of the National Consumers League and Mark Perriello, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), to discuss protecting consumers and people living with disabilities and educating them on the benefits of structures for their long-term financial security.


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Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:42:18 +0000

After a serious injury requiring an amputation, there is not only a physical impact on the individual, but an emotional one. On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early join special guest, Matthew Albuquerque, founder and president of Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, to discuss the wonderful work they are doing with amputees, the prosthetic process, the best approach to prosthetic care and the new advances in prosthetics and bionic technology that help to bring back normalcy to the lives of injured parties.


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Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all crashes involving heavy trucks. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, co-host, John Muir, Esq. and special guest, Attorney David A. Brose from the firm Langdon & Emison, as they talk about truck driver fatigue, litigation stemming from these incidents and what is being done to prevent truck driver fatigue.


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Attorney Fees and Deferred Taxation

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:48:41 +0000

How does an independent assignment company work in your favor when it comes to attorney fees? And can attorneys structure their fees after a settlement agreement has been concluded? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea with guest, Lynne P. Martel, Managing Director of Havelet Services Guernsey Limited and marketing and service agent for Havelet Assignment Company, as they discuss options to maximize deferred taxation in attorney fees.


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2014 NSSTA Study on Structures

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:27:53 +0000

In 2014, the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) commissioned CLM Advisors to conduct a study, where the focus was on how senior claims executives perceive the value of structured settlements and the value that structured settlement consultants bring to the table. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Robert Caples welcomes Taylor Smith, President of CLM Advisors, to spotlight this study, discuss the findings and explore how we can educate others on the value of structured settlements.


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Spotlight on The City Bar

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 03:01:47 +0000

Founded in 1870 in response to a growing public concern over corruption in the justice system in New York City, the New York City Bar Association, also known as the City Bar, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co‑host, Brian J. Fillion and guest, Attorney Bret Parker, Executive Director of the New York City Bar Association, to discuss the City Bar's initiatives for 2014, The Lawyer Assistance Program, Legal Referral Service and the great programs geared toward lawyers and future lawyers.


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Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:44:55 +0000

The Alabama State Bar was created in 1923 and has jurisdiction over the conduct of all attorneys and is charged with stimulating interest in improving the administration of justice. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie join guest, Attorney Anthony A. Joseph, President of the Alabama State Bar, to discuss the initiatives for 2014, membership, the Alabama State Bar Code of Professional Courtesy and the important services the Alabama State Bar offers the profession.


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CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Process

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:41:38 +0000

The Medicare Set-Aside Review Process dates all the way back way back to 1980, when The Medicare Secondary Payer Act was enacted. Fast forward to 2014, where the Insurance industry is still waiting for promised improvements. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. (RMS), take a look at CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review, the approval process and whether it is still relevant.


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General Motors Litigation Update

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:22:16 +0000

Recalls. Congressional Investigations. Litigation. General Motors (GM) has taken center stage over its ignition switch problem, which has been linked to drivers' catastrophic injuries and in some cases, death. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Jere Beasley, the senior member of the Beasley Allen Law Firm, to give an update on litigation involving the GM ignition switch problem and talk about the current investigation into General Motors.


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Lawyers and Depression

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:16:09 +0000

Depression within the legal community is a very real issue. According to the American Psychiatric Association, lawyers as a group are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than the average person. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, and special guest, Professor Brian Clarke, Assistant Professor at the Charlotte School of Law. Brian shares his own personal struggle with depression, talks about recognizing the signs of depression, getting help, and how the legal community is coming together to help their own.


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Spotlight on the Houston Bar Association

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:13:18 +0000

Established in 1870, the Houston Bar Association's purpose was to maintain high standards in the legal profession and provide legal education for Harris County attorneys. Today, the HBA is the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation and has expanded its goals to include public service and better access to legal services for all citizens in the Greater Houston area. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen talks with colleague, Robert P. Caples and guest, Attorney David Chaumette, President of the Houston Bar Association, to discuss the HBA's initiatives for 2014, public service and giving back and a fantastic community project program called The Veterans Legal Initiative.


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Litigation Involving Actos, Transvaginal Mesh and Zohydro

Mon, 19 May 2014 04:35:28 +0000

A jury determined that drug makers hid cancer risks associated with the diabetes medicine, Actos, from the public. Complications stemming from transvaginal mesh and lawsuits by women against the manufacturers is another case of how a defective product can have a huge impact on a life. Zohydro, a controversial painkiller is making waves when it comes to prescription drug abuse. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins Andy Birchfield and Leigh O'Dell from the Beasley Allen Law Firm, as they spotlight litigation in these cases, causing a stir across the States.


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Litigation Surrounding General Motors Ignition Switch Problem

Sun, 04 May 2014 23:14:25 +0000

General Motors (GM) faces litigation stemming from an ignition switch problem in some recalled vehicles and now, families of the deceased or injured are seeking justice. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host Mike Casey from Ringler Associates talk with Attorney Adam J. Levitt, director at Grant and Eisenhofer P.A. about the GM litigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's role and ultimately what this ignition problem means for the car giant.


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Medical Marijuana and Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:16:42 +0000

In recent years, medical marijuana has become a controversial topic. So what happens as medical marijuana use becomes legal? How will it impact your workforce? On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Richard W. Lenkov from the firm, Bryce Downey and Lenkov, to talk about medical marijuana within the workforce, defending workers' compensation claims and his legal perspective from within the workers' compensation arena.


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Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trusts

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:16:00 +0000

A special needs trust is designed to financially support a disabled individual, providing many benefits to the individual with long-term financial stability. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea, as they join Will Lindahl, MBA, CLPF, National Enrollment Director for CPT Special Needs Trusts, to discuss the process of setting up a special needs trust, when an individual should consider setting one up the cost and the difference between an individual special needs trust and a pooled special needs trust.


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Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:02:40 +0000

In the structured settlement industry, relationships are very important. We interact with mediators, judges, experts, arbitrators and more, on a daily basis. So, it is extremely helpful to have some background on those experts before we walk into negotiations. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes John B. Willcox, Co-founder of Legaltronix, a comprehensive rating system with detailed information on parties involved in litigation. Listen and learn about the benefits of this collaborative tool.


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The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:09:56 +0000

Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early, talk with Congressman Jim Langevin, a Democrat, representing constituents from the 2nd District in Rhode Island since 2001. Congressman Langevin talks about his own personal experience with a structured settlement years ago that helped him and public policy for structured settlements today. Hear one of the best cases for the long-term security of a structured settlement instead of a lump sum settlement.


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Trial Lawyers and Structured Settlements

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000

There are many benefits of going with a structured settlement. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Carmella Limongelli join special guest, Attorney Jesse M. Suit III, a trial lawyer and supporter of structured settlements from Kalfus and Nachman, to talk about his experience with structures and the importance of taking care of the client post-settlement.


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A Look Inside the Massachusetts Bar Association

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:30:00 +0000

Many people don't know how advocacy plays an important part of any lawyer's job. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen talks with incoming President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Attorney Marsha Kazarosian, from Kazarosian Costello and O'Donnell LLP, to discuss the Massachusetts Bar Association's initiatives for 2014, some trends in the legal community and changing the sometimes not-so-good perception of lawyers one person at a time.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/ringler/RR_112613_MBA.mp3?dest-id=171191




Target Security Breach: Litigation and Impact

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000

We now know that 70 million shoppers were impacted by a major security breach involving Target during the height of the holiday shopping season. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague Heather Anderson and special guest Attorney Larry Golston, from the Beasley Allen Law Firm, as they discuss the current litigation following the security breach, the impact, and what lies ahead to protect their customers' private information.


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Workers’ Compensation Top Legal Trends

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:27:00 +0000

Get educated and up-to date when it comes to workers' compensation issues and trends. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague, Peter Early and special guest, Rebecca Shafer, President of Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. talk about reducing workers' compensation costs, current trends and how the use of structured settlements is consistently growing for workers' compensation cases.


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Patient Safety Priority in Hospital Environments

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 21:58:16 +0000

Patient safety is essential when it comes to a hospital environment and there has been great progress with methods to increase safety and reduce risk. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen along with colleague, John Machir and guest, Mary Anne Hilliard, Esq., Chief Risk Counsel and Vice President of Safety and Patient Experience at Children's National Medical Center, talk about the next big frontier in patient safety and the overall impact on patients.


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How to be a Good Legal Negotiator

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:42:42 +0000

Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with colleague, Bill Wright, and special guest Professor Seth Freeman, J.D., a highly-rated professor of negotiation and conflict management at NYU’s Stern School of Business and at Columbia University, discuss negotiation tactics, in particular the art of skilled legal negotiating, along with observations and advice to attorneys when it comes to preparation.


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Handling Liability Cases Where Medicare is Involved

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:07:05 +0000

When is a Medicare Set Aside a good choice in a liability case? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleagues, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. (RMS), and Peter Early, talk about the complexities of liability cases where Medicare is involved and recent developments involving Medicare Set Asides as a settlement tool.


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CE and CLE Programs from Ringler Associates and CEU Institute

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:12:37 +0000

Have you heard about the new continuing education initiative from Ringler Associates? Ringler Associates and CEU Institute have teamed up to provide courses for CE (continuing education) and CLE (continuing legal education). In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-hosts, Duke Wolpert and Gayle Christen talk with special guest, Jill Benner, Executive Director of the CEU Institute, about these programs available to you on a wide range of topics including Negotiations, Ethics, Navigating Medicare Interests, Workers’ Compensation and Structured Settlements, Liability Cases and Structured Settlements, with others in development.


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Dog Bite Injury Cases and Litigation

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 06:12:00 +0000

Dog bite injury cases are becoming more common when it comes to litigation. People can suffer serious injuries from dog bites, leaving children and adults with physical and even emotional trauma. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen, along with colleague Brenda MacGregor, and special guest, Attorney Robin Gouveia from the firm d'Oliveira and Associates discuss the seriousness of dog bite injury cases, the use of a structured settlement in these specific cases and how these incidents can be prevented.


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Future Medical Costs in Liability Cases

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:58:00 +0000

How will the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking impact future medical costs in liability cases? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. (RMS), and special guest, Peter Foley, from the American Insurance Association, to discuss future medicals in liability/no-fault settlements, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Medicare Second Payer Act and protecting Medicare's interest.


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NSSTA, Congress and the Value of a Structured Settlement

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:38:02 +0000

The National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) is a driving force educating Americans about the value of a structured settlement. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and colleague, John Machir, a founding member and current President of NSSTA and head of National Marketing for Ringler Associates, discuss the many issues that NSSTA champions behind the scenes on Capitol Hill. Larry and John take a look at tax reform and Congress, protecting the tax free status of annuity payments to people with serious injuries and how a structured settlement expert is vital for a successful settlement outcome.


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Workers' Compensation Catastrophic Claims Management

Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:10:19 +0000

In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk with special guest, John Fostik, Principal of Battery Hill Consulting, to discuss a variety of important topics within the workers’ compensation arena. John spotlights structured settlement planning, the National Council on Compensation Insurance Report (NCCI Report), workers’ compensation catastrophic claims management and the use of structured settlements.


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AAPD 2013 and Tax Reform

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 15:19:24 +0000

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the driving force behind assisting people with disabilities. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Randy Dyer, and special guest, Mark Perriello, the President and CEO of the AAPD , to talk about some of the important work that the AAPD is doing this year and the proposed Federal tax reform that could impact people with disabilities, as well as those who have structured settlements.


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Controlling Costs Related to a Settlement

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:52:46 +0000

Ametros Financial has partnered with Ringler Medicare Solutions to offer professional administration services to expand the Medicare Set Aside, Medical Cost Projection, and Life Care Planning services, with the main purpose being to control costs related to a settlement. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, and guest, Ken Paradis, co-founder of Ametros Financial, to talk about MSA CareGuard, alleviating some of the anxiety for claimants and plaintiffs, dealing with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the importance of compliance for all the players involved in a structured settlement.


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The Impact of the SMART Act

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000

The SMART Act, also known as the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama.  Listen to Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and colleague Teddy Snyder, Esq. discuss the impact of the SMART Act with special guest, Attorney Aaron F. Frederickson from MSP Compliance Solutions.  They take a look at how this law will impact the existing Medicare Secondary Payer rules, claims and structured settlements.

Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.


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The Boston Bombings: Lawyers Assisting During Tragedy

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:50:10 +0000

The story of the bombings on Marathon Day in Boston is known worldwide. Three people were tragically killed at the event and more than 260 people were injured. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins Attorney Paul E. White, a partner at the law firm of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen in Boston and Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Marathon Bombing Victims Legal Assistance Program, to talk about how lawyers are helping during a tragedy by providing assistance for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.


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Benefits of Structured Settlement Annuities as a Smart Business Strategy

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague, Bobby Steele and special guest Brendan Lynch, former President of Institutional Products at Travelers Life & Annuity and investment advisor to life companies, as they spotlight Brendan’s  incredible opinion piece, "What Does Warren Buffett Know That You Should?" Brendan discusses his connection with life companies, the industry, Buffett’s  profitability in business and the benefits of structured settlements.

Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.


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An Inside Look at Rated Age

Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0000

What is a rated age? On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague Teddy Snyder, Esq. and special guest, Misa Benson, Senior Structured Settlement Medical Underwriting Analyst with Pacific Life Insurance Company, to discuss the overall purpose of the rated age, changes in underwriting over the years, sharing rated age information with a claimant and ultimately how a rated age is created.

Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.


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An Update on Long-Term Disability

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:27:52 +0000

Long-term disability insurance can be a complex area of insurance law for lawyers and consumers. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague Tony Robinson and guest, Deborah M. Nelson, Partner at Nelson Boyd PLLC, to give us a refresher course on long-term disability insurance. Deborah discusses the difference between other types of insurance policies, the application process for disability benefits and some of the common questions individuals have when it comes to long-term disability policies, especially when it comes to the areas of traumatic brain injury and insurance litigation.
Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.


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Workers’ Compensation Claims and Mediation

Mon, 27 May 2013 22:15:29 +0000

How does mediation help parties in a workers’ compensation claim? On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague Teddy Snyder, Esq. and special guest, Judge George W. Mason, to talk about workers’ compensation mediation: the process of setting up mediation in a workers’ compensation claim, the parties involved and ultimately the role of the structured settlement broker and mediator.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/ringler/RR_121912_WorkersComp.mp3?dest-id=171191




Trial Consulting and Jury Selection

Mon, 13 May 2013 09:34:10 +0000

There are many elements that come into play during a court trial. For instance, the process of choosing jurors for trial and more importantly how to engage jurors after they have been selected. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague, Tony Robinson and guest, Attorney Jeffrey D. Boyd from Boyd Trial Consulting, PLLC, to explore trial consulting and what lawyers need to know when it comes to jury selection.


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From the Courtroom to the Gridiron

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:50:45 +0000

The sport of football is a dramatic game that unfolds in front of a captivated audience-kind of like being in a courtroom. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague, John Kearns and special guest, Attorney Edward Hochuli from the firm Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C., to talk about Ed’s law practice, his job as an NFL referee, his involvement with the USLAW NETWORK and the similarities between the NFL and the law.


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Workplace Injuries: Possible Worker’s Compensation Tax?

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:26:42 +0000

How can we prevent accidents and deaths in the workplace? In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins Attorney Douglas K. Sheff, senior partner at Sheff Law and President-Elect of the Massachusetts Bar Association, to spotlight third party cases, the Workplace Safety Task Force and talk about a workers’ compensation tax proposal that is causing great concern in the state of Massachusetts.


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Ringler's Top Ten on Structured Settlements

Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:54:09 +0000

Even though structured settlements have been around a long time, false impressions about products and services still remain. There are a lot of moving parts involved in a claim’s settlement, and lots of financial and legal information swirling around the process. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins colleagues, Jim Early and Bill Wakelee, to debunk the misconceptions sometimes seen in the structured settlement industry, and clarify through their top ten on structured settlements.


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Kids’ Chance: Helping Children of Injured Workers

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:14:29 +0000

When someone is seriously injured or dies on the job, their family is left to pick up the pieces and sometimes the family’s education funds are at risk. Kids’ Chance is a national organization that funds educational scholarships for the children of injured workers, so that they can pursue their educational goals. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Bill Wright, talk with the Founder of Kids' Chance, Attorney Bob Clyatt, about the Kids’ Chance mission and how it has been instrumental in helping the children of injured families through the power of education.


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The AAPD in 2013 and the Fight for People with Disabilities

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 23:29:40 +0000

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), is the nation's largest disability rights organization, helping many individuals since its inception. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Randy Dyer, and special guest, Mark Perriello, the President and CEO of the AAPD, to talk about AAPD’s mission for 2013, all the great things the organization is involved in and the continued fight for people with disabilities. The American Association of People with Disabilities 2013 Leadership Awards Gala will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The AAPD is the nation’s largest "Cross Disability" organization and has raised over $1.7 Million for the 2013 Gala-an all-time record! In addition, over 25 members of Congress plan to attend.


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Child Sexual Abuse Litigation in the Los Angeles United School District

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:25:51 +0000

School should be a safe environment for our children, but in a shocking case in Los Angeles, California, Forrest Stobbe, a teacher at Queen Anne Elementary School, pleaded no contest to continuous sexual abuse of a child. As multiple other claims involving Latino children are revealed in LAUSD, calls for further investigation are underway In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Manny J. Valdez, Jr. and guest, Stephen J. Estey, founding partner of Estey & Bomberger LLC, and a legal champion for sexually abused children, take a look at these disturbing cases, the school district's liability and the quest to protect our children.


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Inside Ringler Medicare Solutions

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:49:23 +0000

Medicare and Medicaid compliance when it comes to legal settlement claims can be complicated. This is an area especially critical to claimants, attorneys and insurers and expertise is needed. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. (RMS), as they take a look at RMS’ long-term development plan, how RMS can help with the administration of workers’ compensation claims, liability claims and in claim settlement strategies and the impact of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act (SMART) on the structured settlement industry.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/ringler/RR_011113_RMS.mp3?dest-id=171191




The Fiscal Cliff: Impact of the Deal

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:53:00 +0000

Before the New Year, we did a show on how the fiscal cliff and how it could potentially impact the structured settlement industry and legal clients. Since then, a deal was reached averting a financial crisis for now and has been signed into law by President Obama. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wakelee, follow-up with Dr. Christopher Coyne, Economist and Associate Professor of Finance at St. Joseph’s University, on the specifics on the fiscal cliff deal, general reaction and its overall impact on Americans and the structured settlement industry.


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Obligations to Clients in Settlement Negotiations

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:47:08 +0000

After a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit, often claimants have questions about how to handle or manage their settlement money. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Ann Marie VonBank get some real world perspective from expert guest, Attorney James Heuer, Jr., to discuss the attorney obligations to the client during settlement negotiations and after the settlement has been reached.


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The Fiscal Cliff Impact

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:10:38 +0000

As we approach the end of 2012, the nation waits on news regarding the “fiscal cliff” and whether a compromise can be reached on Capitol Hill. What exactly is the “fiscal cliff” and what are the possible resolutions? On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague and co-host, Rich Ryan and guest, Dr. Christopher Coyne, Economist and Associate Professor of Finance at St. Joseph’s University, to talk about the potential impact of the fiscal cliff and the security of structured settlements.


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Claims College for Litigation Managers

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:41:34 +0000

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) is a national organization with over 20,000 members in the claims and litigation management profession. In 2013, CLM will launch the first national resource for continuing education called Claims College. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen hears from guest, Adam Potter, Executive Director for CLM about Claims College, the faculty of senior level industry leaders and curriculum for Claims Management, Professional Lines and Workers' Compensation.


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Transvaginal Mesh Complications and Litigation

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:10:56 +0000

Serious complications stemming from transvaginal mesh prompted an FDA warning and lawsuits by women against device manufacturers. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Heather Anderson and guest, Attorney Leigh O'Dell from the Beasley Allen law firm, to discuss the dangers, litigation, physical complications, Leigh’s role on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and next steps.


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Burn Injury Litigation

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:08:02 +0000

Millions of burn injuries are reported every year in the United States. When an individual is severely burned, they can be left scarred, endure severe emotional trauma and some often succumb to their injuries. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins Attorney Marc Breakstone, founder and principal at Breakstone, White & Gluck, to talk about the various types of burn injuries litigation, liability and prevention.


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The DRI - ‘The Voice of the Defense Bar'

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:47:08 +0000

DRI is considered a ‘think tank’ for defense attorneys and in-house counsel. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, Jim Early, join Attorney Matthew Cairns from the firm, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, to focus on the DRI - ‘The Voice of the Defense Bar’ and talk about what defense attorneys should know about the settlement process.


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