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Ringler Radio

Litigating Sudden Unintended Auto Acceleration

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...

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Workers Comp Matters

What Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital Means for Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Laws

In 1911, the U.S. created the first state-based workers’ compensation laws as a legislative solution between labor and management. In this “grand bargain,” employers provide compensation to employees injured on the job and in exchange employees don’t sue the employers for negligence. The current case of Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital questions whether Florida’s compensation laws...

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The Insurance Law Podcast

Attorney Discusses the Michigan Dram Shop Act

Attorney Doug Moseley from the law firm Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C. with offices in Michigan discusses the Michigan Dram Shop Act and how it impacts litigation in the state, particularly  the No Fault Act’s threshold for recovery as a defense. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys &...

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Ringler Radio

Contaminated Scopes and Litigation

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,...

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Motor Vehicle Collisions, Structures and the Injured

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...

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The Insurance Law Podcast

Attorney Discusses Landmark New York Case Pertaining to Legal Malpractice Claims

Attorney Anthony (Tony) Grande from Grande Legal & Consulting discusses a controversial case recently decided by the New York Court of Appeals pertaining to legal malpractice claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

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RSD Litigation and the Physical Impact on the Client

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...

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Affordable Care Act and Structured Settlements

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...

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Lawyers, Weed, and Money: H.R. 2076 Found Some Fans

Despite being illegal under federal law, the marijuana industry is rapidly growing in many states around the country. As product and profits blossom, so do stockpiles of cash, because federal law prohibits banks from offering services to these “green” enterprises. Concerned that large amounts of cash will result in crime, legislators are supporting a new...

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On the Road

Medical Marijuana and Employment Law

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews labor and employment lawyer Joseph Yastrow at the 2015 American Bar Association Annual Meeting. Joseph talks about how the recent developments in marijuana law affect the workplace. He and Laurence discuss the conflicting nature of state and federal laws and how the courts have responded in cases like...

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Workers Comp Matters

Section 28 of the MA Workers’ Comp Statute: Serious and Willful Employer Misconduct

In U.S. law, employers must provide workers’ compensation coverage and, in exchange, injured workers are unable to directly sue their employer. But what happens when a worker is injured due to intentional or willful employer misconduct? Similar to many other states, Massachusetts law contains a section of the workers’ compensation statute that addresses this issue....

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On the Road

Above The Law’s Marijuana Law Reception

Despite being illegal under federal law nationwide, marijuana businesses in states like Colorado, Washington, and Oregon are growing rapidly. With varying degrees of state licensing, where does that leave growers and sellers criminally? Just because certain state governments are not enforcing drug laws doesn’t mean the federal government won’t. Adding to this confusion, the marijuana...

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered

Cannabis businesses need lawyers, but how can you build a marijuana practice?

It’s a federal offense to grow, sell or use marijuana, but a growing number of states have laws permitting its use under specific circumstances. In Alaska, Oregon, Colorado and Washington, the product is available for recreational use. In Colorado and Washington, it may be sold commercially, and is taxed and regulated by the state. The...

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Workers Comp Matters

2015 Workers’ Compensation Research Institute Conference: Perverse Effects of Low Fee Schedules

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce attended the 2015 Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) Annual Issues & Research Conference in March. While there, he interviewed Rebecca Yang, who presented ‘The Perverse Effects of Low Fee Schedules.’ A fee schedule, as described by Yang, is the state’s maximum allowable reimbursement rates to medical providers (doctors or...

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Ringler Radio

Traumatic Brain Injuries: From Battlefield to Football Field

After years in Afghanistan and Iraq, our troops are returning home with traumatic brain injuries stemming from their time in combat. Traumatic brain injuries are also prevalent in sports-most recently on our football fields. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host Anne Marie VonBank welcome Attorney Gordon Johnson, one of the...

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