On July 1, 2009, new rules regarding Medicare Set-Asides will go into effect. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and his colleague, Joan L. Pagnano, head of the Braintree, Massachusetts Ringler office as they welcome Peter Foley, Vice President of Claims Administration for the American Insurance Association to discuss the details of the new MSA regulations and how they will affect your practice. Don’t miss this important discussion.
In this edition of Ringler Radio, join host, Larry Cohen and co-host, William D. Wakelee, settlement annuity specialist in Ringler’s Philadelphia office, as they turn to Dr. Christopher Coyne, Associate Professor in the Department of Finance from Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University to discuss the state of the economy, the importance of a structured settlement especially now and how we all need to have hope during these hard times.
Many lawyers and their clients are interested in the nuances of the Social Security Administration and how it works especially in today’s market. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Woodyard, an associate in the Dallas and London offices, welcome Barbara Mountain, Director of Marketing/Client Relations for Integrated Benefits, Inc, to explore the world of social security. Ms. Mountain has over 14 years disability claims and Social Security disability experience. They will discuss social security, how the social security system works, how benefits are awarded, how the appeal system works and who can be the best advocate for best results.
What can lawyers do to market themselves and how do they rise above the competition? Join Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host Ann Marie VonBank from the Ringler office in Minneapolis as they take a look into the competitive world of lawyer marketing. Ringler Radio welcomes expert Robert Beeson, President and Director of Sales for the legal marketing company MCM Services Group. Get the latest in legal marketing strategy and implementation!
Behavioral finance deals with what academics have seen people do, instead of what people ought to do and is an area of finance that’s getting increasing attention among academics and practitioners. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, William D. Wakelee, settlement annuity specialist in Ringler’s Philadelphia office, as they discuss the growing area of behavioral finance. Ringler Radio welcomes the expert, Dr. Christopher Coyne of St. Joseph’s University, as they explore the behavioral aspects of financial decision, the concept of risk return vs. irrationality, the importance of utility and highlight Dr. Coyne’s involvement with studies on behavioral finance.
What is a settlement trust and in what cases are they best used? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, William D. Wakelee, settlement annuity specialist in Ringler’s Philadelphia office, as they raise the important questions pertaining to settlement trusts. Ringler Radio welcomes David J. Cover, Senior Vice President and Senior Settlement Advisor for the Trust and Investment Services Division of PeoplesBank, to discuss what a settlement trust is, who is most likely to need one, the different types of trusts, how the trust works and the trust’s interaction with structured settlements.
How is healthcare in the U.S. being affected by recent legislated limits in the area of medical malpractice litigation and settlements? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Kenneth R. Klapacz, Esq., Ringler settlement annuity specialist from Chicago, for the discussion with Attorney Jeffrey Goldberg, founder of Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices located in Chicago. They will also discuss the latest in tort reform and medmal caps and Attorney Goldberg’s specific cases.
Long hours, and the stress of the work, can take a toll on a lawyer’s professional and personal life. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen as he talks to Gary Gwilliam, consumer trial attorney from Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer and author of Getting A Winning Verdict in My Personal Life, A Trial Lawyer Finds His Soul, about the highs and lows of life as an attorney. On this show, we will touch upon Gary’s personal and professional life, the stress of the profession, the importance of family and how to cope and rise above when faced with obstacles.
Medicare and medicaid fraud make up the biggest category of Qui Tam cases which are about whistleblowing on companies that are ripping off the federal government. Under a provision of federal law, an individual can file suit in the name of the Federal Government exposing fraud and share in the recovery of monies received. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Jim Volanti of Ringler Associates with an expert in this area of legal practice, Attorney Brian Labovick, from the firm of LaBovick & LaBovick, Civil Justice Prosecutors with four offices in Palm Beach County, Florida. Don’t miss hearing about some very interesting cases involving whistleblowers and how the system works.
Caps on non-economic damages in wrongful death and no expert discovery in Oregon makes it hard to win medical malpractice cases. Now a state Supreme Court challenge to the caps in wrongful death may change that and may impact a tragic case involving the death of a baby in a medmal case. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Nolan Robinson from Ringler Associates with special guest, Attorney Susan Saladoff, from the law firm of Davis, Hearn, Saladoff, Bridges & Visser in Ashland, Oregon and past President of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for a discussion about these important issues of tort claims and much more.