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Ringler Radio presents an unprecedented analysis of the latest news, information and legislation impacting the structured settlement profession. Ringler Radio continues the tradition started by the founding partners of Ringler in 1975, focusing on creating the best financial solution for the injured party in a lawsuit settlement.

With more than 1 million listeners since its first groundbreaking podcast in 2005, Ringler Radio continues to be the premier podcast centered on the structured settlement industry today.

May 19, 2014
Litigation Involving Actos, Transvaginal Mesh and Zohydro

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...

May 5, 2014
Litigation Surrounding General Motors Ignition Switch Problem

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 & Eisenhofer P.A. about the...

Apr 21, 2014
Medical Marijuana and Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims

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 & Lenkov, to talk about medical marijuana within the workforce, defending workers’...

Apr 7, 2014
Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trusts

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...

Mar 28, 2014
Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession

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...

Mar 10, 2014
The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story

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...

Feb 24, 2014
Trial Lawyers and Structured Settlements

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 & Nachman, to talk about his experience with structures and the importance of taking care of the client...

Feb 10, 2014
A Look Inside the Massachusetts Bar Association

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 & 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...

Jan 27, 2014
Target Security Breach: Litigation and Impact

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...

Jan 17, 2014
Workers’ Compensation Top Legal Trends

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.

Dec 30, 2013
Patient Safety Priority in Hospital Environments

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...

Dec 9, 2013
How to be a Good Legal Negotiator

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...

Nov 25, 2013
Handling Liability Cases Where Medicare is Involved

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...

Nov 11, 2013
CE and CLE Programs from Ringler Associates and CEU Institute

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...

Oct 28, 2013
Dog Bite Injury Cases and Litigation

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 & Associates discuss the...

Oct 14, 2013
Future Medical Costs in Liability Cases

How will the Centers for Medicare & 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...

Sep 30, 2013
NSSTA, Congress and the Value of a Structured Settlement

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...

Sep 16, 2013
Workers’ Compensation Catastrophic Claims Management

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...

Sep 2, 2013
AAPD 2013 and Tax Reform

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...

Aug 19, 2013
Controlling Costs Related to a Settlement

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...

Aug 5, 2013
The Impact of the SMART Act

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...

Jul 22, 2013
The Boston Bombings: Lawyers Assisting During Tragedy

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...

Jul 8, 2013
Benefits of Structured Settlement Annuities as a Smart Business Strategy

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...

Jun 24, 2013
An Inside Look at Rated Age

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...

Jun 10, 2013
An Update on Long-Term Disability

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...

May 28, 2013
Workers’ Compensation Claims and Mediation

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...

May 13, 2013
Trial Consulting and Jury Selection

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...

Apr 29, 2013
From the Courtroom to the Gridiron

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...

Apr 15, 2013
Workplace Injuries: Possible Workers’ Compensation Tax?

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...

Apr 1, 2013
Ringler’s Top Ten on Structured Settlements

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...

Mar 18, 2013
Kids’ Chance: Helping Children of Injured Workers

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,...

Mar 4, 2013
The AAPD in 2013 and the Fight for People with Disabilities

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...

Feb 18, 2013
Child Sexual Abuse Litigation in the Los Angeles United School District

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...

Feb 4, 2013
Inside Ringler Medicare Solutions

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...

Jan 21, 2013
The Fiscal Cliff: Impact of the Deal

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...

Jan 7, 2013
Obligations to Clients in Settlement Negotiations

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...

Dec 20, 2012
The Fiscal Cliff Impact

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....

Dec 10, 2012
Claims College for Litigation Managers

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...

Nov 26, 2012
Transvaginal Mesh Complications and Litigation

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...

Nov 12, 2012
Burn Injury Litigation

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...

Oct 30, 2012
The DRI – ‘The Voice of the Defense Bar’

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...

Oct 15, 2012
BP Settlement and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

In March of 2012, BP Oil reached a proposed class action settlement with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee which BP has valued at about $7.8 billion.  The court will consider final approval of the settlement at a Fairness Hearing scheduled for November 8, 2012. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, Wayne Wagner join...

Oct 1, 2012
Maritime Injuries and Structured Settlements

You don’t hear much about maritime law until a huge disaster like the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground off the coast of Italy earlier this year. But the fact is, maritime accidents happen frequently and people are often left severely injured.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and  co-host, Keith Christie join guest,...

Sep 17, 2012
Hot Coffee and our Civil Justice System

An elderly woman, Stella Liebeck, buys coffee at a McDonald’s drive-thru, spills it on her lap, sues and wins.  This case caused quite the controversy, but also contributed to some dramatic changes in the law.  On Ringler Radio,  host Larry Cohen and co-host, Nolan Robinson, chat with Susan Saladoff, the producer and director of the...

Sep 4, 2012
NSSTA’s Leadership

Whether you are a member or just someone interested in structures, National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) is the voice of the industry. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleagues, Randy Dyer, the current President of NSSTA and John Machir, President‑elect of NSSTA, to talk about the bigger issues that are facing the structured settlement...

Aug 20, 2012
Bed Bugs Litigation

All across America, from motels to five‑star hotels,  bed bugs are affecting people both physically and mentally, resulting in lawsuits. These tiny creatures are not only limited to hotels, but can be found virtually anywhere; from apartments, schools, and hospitals, to warehouses, box springs, and mattresses. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins Ringler colleague and...

Aug 6, 2012
Why Go with a Structured Settlement?

After an individual suffers a severe injury and a settlement is reached, he or she is left with the option of either taking a lump sum of cash, or a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, Larry Cohen joins co-host and colleague, Keith Christie, to get a lawyer’s perspective from Attorney Trey Haik from the...

Jul 23, 2012
NSSTA’s Take the Hill

This past April, members of National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) decided to “Take the Hill”. They headed to Capitol Hill for meetings with members of Congress and senior Congressional staff to discuss important public policy and the economic security benefits of structured settlements.  Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen talks to Ringler colleagues, Peter Early...

Jun 25, 2012
Hormone Replacement Therapy Litigation

Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, was prescribed to women to treat the symptoms of menopause for years. Then in 2002, a comprehensive women’s health study was published.  The study connected HRT to increasing incidences of breast cancer.  Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen turns to Attorney Ted Meadows from the Beasley Allen Law Firm,...

Jun 11, 2012
BP Oil Spill Settlement Update

The BP oil spill created an environmental and economic disaster affecting the entire Gulf Coast region.  On March 2, 2012, BP agreed to settle the class action of certain oil spill related claims with the plaintiff steering committee, representing the interests of individuals and businesses throughout the region.  Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen talks with...