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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.

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...

May 30, 2012
Actos Litigation

The Type II Diabetes drug, Actos has received a black box label, has had a label change warning of a 40% increase in the risk for bladder cancer, and has been banned in France and Germany.  Yet, Actos still remains on the market in the United States.  Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague Martin...

May 14, 2012
Evaluating and Negotiating Workers’ Compensation Claims

Closing a workers’ compensation claim  involves a two-step process: evaluation and negotiation.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague, Teddy Snyder, Esq. and Attorney Sylvia Lopez from Bakersfield, California, to talk about closing workers’ compensation claims. They explore the risks and advantages to a claimant and employer in closing a workers’ compensation claim, the...

Apr 30, 2012
Blending Special Needs Trusts and Structured Settlements

For severely injured plaintiffs and their families, the combination of special needs trusts and structured settlements can help provide financial security to secure future needs.  Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Carmella Limongelli discuss this beneficial combination of financial solutions with Attorney Jay J. Sangerman, an expert in special needs trusts. Listen and find...

Apr 17, 2012
Todd Stabelfeldt: Spinal Cord Injury Advocate, Entrepreneur, Inspiration

On this very special Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Tony Robinson and their guest, Todd Stabelfeldt, a spinal cord injury victim and an advocate for those who have suffered the same injury, to share his inspirational story. Larry, Tony and Todd  discuss everything from spinal cord injuries and caregivers, to technology, to helping...

Apr 2, 2012
Tony Coelho: Fighting for the Disabled

On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, and returning guest, Tony Coelho, the past chair and member of the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the interim President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation, to share his personal journey and his ongoing fight for people living with...

Mar 19, 2012
Medicare Set-Aside Professional Administration

On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co‑host, Brian J. Fillion and guests, Sandra O’Sullivan, President of Ametros Financial Corporation and Tom Ash, Chief Executive Officer of Ametros Financial, to discuss the professional administration of Medicare Set-Aside funds and Medicare Set-Aside trusts.  Sandra and Tom talk about the benefits of Professional Administration, managing...

Mar 5, 2012
Structured Settlements and NSSTA’s 2012 Mission

NSSTA stands for National Structured Settlements Trade Association – the largest gathering of top professionals in the country taking the lead in the structured settlement industry.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Eric Vaughn, Executive Director of National Structured Settlements Trade Association, to discuss what’s ahead for NSSTA 2012. Eric addresses everything from  NSSTA’s...

Feb 20, 2012
What’s New in the Structured Settlement Industry for 2012

On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes  Ross Duncan, the newly appointed Chairman of the Board of Ringler Associates.  Ross and Larry discuss the current status of the settlement industry and the direction Ringler Associates is headed in 2012.  In addition, Ross explains how to adapt to changes in the industry, how his colleagues can...

Feb 6, 2012
Medicare Set Aside Arrangements and Mass Torts

On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen is talking about Medicare Set Asides with colleague and co‑host, Lynn DeMauro Clark and guest, Attorney John “Jay” F. Kearns III from the firm Kearns & Kearns. They take a look at mass torts and the facts surrounding the US v. James J. Stricker case. In addition, Jay explores...

Jan 23, 2012
Inside the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College

Structured settlement brokers have the pleasure of working side by side with trial attorneys to help structure the best settlements for the injured and the less fortunate and many of these lawyers credit their success to special training that they received at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes...

Jan 9, 2012
The USLAW Network: Benefiting Clients

Many of the cases structured settlement brokers handle are very complex.  Clients in these situations need great legal counsel to represent them in the courtroom and beyond.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Tony Robinson and guest, Attorney Sheryl Willert, the managing director of Williams Kastner and Chair of the...

Dec 27, 2011
Inside the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

Back in August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson and DePuy announced the worldwide recall of parts used for hip replacements. Studies pointed to an unusually high rate of revision surgeries connected to the devices.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Attorney Navan Ward, Jr., a Shareholder at the Beasley Allen law...

Dec 12, 2011
Structured Settlements: A Smart Choice for Children

When a child is injured, families suffer not only from the devastation of injury, they also suffer financially. After a lawsuit settlement, they are then faced with the difficult decision of whether to accept a lump sum or a structured settlement in their case. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host,...

Nov 28, 2011
Swimming Pool Lawsuits

There have been many lawsuits against some swimming pool companies, where individuals, more commonly children, have been trapped underwater due to faulty drains resulting in injury or even death. This is called suction entrapment and can be prevented by installing a device to shut off the pump when an object gets in the way. On...

Nov 14, 2011
Spotlight on Attorney Howard Nations, President of The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers is an organization composed of the top 100 trial lawyers from each state. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head of Midwest Operations for Ringler, welcome Attorney Howard Nations, President of The National Trial Lawyers, to...

Oct 31, 2011
A Chat with American Bar Association President: Bill Robinson

From court underfunding, to transparency in legal education to technology, there are many hot-button issues facing the legal profession today.  Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head of Midwest Operations for Ringler, welcome William T. (Bill) Robinson III, the 2011-2012 President of the American...

Oct 17, 2011
Global Economic Analysis: Perception v. Reality

The recent turmoil on Capitol Hill and downgrading of the U.S. credit rating by the Standard and Poor’s has been un-nerving, causing an environment of uncertainty, but what is the real story?  Ringler Radio special guests, Ardavan Mobasheri, American International Group (AIG) chief economist and head of global economics and John Gatesman, Senior Vice President,...

Oct 3, 2011
Concussions and Sports Injuries: Preventing Brain Injury

From youth sports all the way up to professional teams, concussions are a very common injury, and they can have long term, lifelong effects if left untreated. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Nolan Robinson join guest, Attorney David Kracke from the law firm of Nichols & Associates in Portland, Oregon, to discuss...

Sep 19, 2011
The Economic Impact on the Insurance Industry

Financial risk is on everyone’s mind these days, so what’s the economic landscape in the insurance industry?  Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, along with co-host Joan Pagnano, joins Michael F. Ceppi, President of Alan Gray Insurance Company, to talk about the importance of consumer confidence and how a structured settlement is a secure financial solution...

Sep 6, 2011
Lawyers Preventing Child Injuries

From your neighborhood streets, to your schools and even in your own home, your child’s safety is always a top priority.  So, how can we protect our children and make sure they are living in a safe environment? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, along with co-hosts, Ann Marie VonBank and Mark Vogel,  join Attorney Kenneth...

Aug 22, 2011
Revisiting Unique Investors

Over the past few years we have experienced a financial meltdown, impacting many, including personal injury victims who did not minimize risk. A full economic recovery is slow to come but there are ways to protect your financial future. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Bill Wakelee, talk with returning guest, Dr. Christopher...

Aug 2, 2011
The Florida 5th District Court Ruling: Personal Injury, Minors and Annuities

The 5th District Court of Appeals in Florida just reversed an earlier court ruling that prohibited the annuity in a structured settlement for a minor child. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Kathleen Daniele, Settlement Annuity Specialist with the Ringler office in Orlando, Florida and guest, Attorney Samuel P....

Jul 25, 2011
Factoring of Structured Settlements and The Ceron Case

As factoring companies continue to inundate the airwaves with their high pitched promises of ready cash for structured settlements, vulnerable consumers in this tough economy are finding it more difficult to resist the hard sell; with many receiving far less than fair market value.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes co-host,...

Jul 11, 2011
468B Trusts and the Single Claimant

468B Trusts (derived from Internal Revenue Service Code Section 468B), were originally created to simplify the settlement of mass tort cases. More recently, they have been suggested for the settlement of single claimant cases, which has become a source of much debate. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes co-host, Carmella Limongelli...

Jun 27, 2011
MSA Administration after Settlement in Workers’ Compensation

Medicare compliance is as important after the settlement as it is at the time of the settlement. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes co-host Angus Kennedy and guest, Hany Abdelsayed, Director of Business Development at Rising Financial Solutions, to take a look at Medicare Set-Asides in worker’s compensation cases. Larry, Angus...

Jun 13, 2011
A Claimant’s Needs in a Structured Settlement

When an injured party has reached the settlement stage of litigation, their financial options can be overwhelming. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Bejan Shirvani, the Managing Sales Director of Structured Settlements for MetLife, to highlight how MetLife interfaces in the structured settlements industry and how to best handle a claimant’s...

May 31, 2011
The Ethics of Structured Settlements

A mediation cannot be successful without a measure of trust in the mediator and between the parties.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Teddy Snyder, Esq. welcome Seth J. Davis, a private mediator and the sole proprietor of ADJ Mediation Services, to discuss the ethics of structured settlements for lawyers...

May 16, 2011
Tony Coelho: Lifelong Advocate for People with Disabilities

A champion of rights for the disabled, Tony Coelho, Board Chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), who authored, in part, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, carries on the fight for the rights of the disabled in today’s issues. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Randy...

May 2, 2011
The Ringler Productivity Manager (RPM)

The Ringler Productivity Manager (RPM) is a new, efficient platform that the whole company can use to quote all the life companies.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes guests, Ringler Associate’s RPM guru, Bill Wakelee and Ringler Associate, Cindy Chanley, to take a look at how this new technology is changing...

Apr 18, 2011
Medical Device Litigation and Pharmaceutical Drug Claims

Medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs undergo rigorous testing and must receive pre‑market approval from the FDA before they are available to the public. Unfortunately, all too often, defects and severe side effects that may or may not have been latent during testing and trials create hazardous products. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague...

Apr 4, 2011
The Role of a Life Company in Structured Settlements

On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Joseph Barnet, Vice President of Prudential Retirement and Product Manager of Prudential’s structured settlement annuity product discuss how a life insurance company and a structured settlement specialist work together to meet the needs of their mutual clients. You’ll hear about Prudential’s role in the structured settlement process, how...

Mar 21, 2011
A 101 on Medicare Set-Asides

A Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) is the expected amount of money that Medicare would normally pay for medical and prescription drug expenses for a Workers’ Compensation or a third-party injury.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, to talk about Medicare set-asides and the need to become familiar with the Medicare process. Larry...

Mar 7, 2011
Darvon & Darvocet Litigation

An estimated 10 million Americans are taking Darvocet, Darvon and other medications today for their pain. Darvon and Darvocet were removed from the US market after a safety study showed heart risk. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Frank Woodson, from the Montgomery, Alabama firm of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles,...

Feb 21, 2011
AIG’s Repayment to the U.S. Government

One of the most visible examples of the recent economic crisis, was the U.S. government’s investment in American International Group (AIG). On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Mary Jane Fortin, president and chief executive officer of American General Life, to discuss how AIG is going about repaying the government. Mary Jane talks about AIG’s...

Feb 7, 2011
Catastrophic Injury and the Value of a Structured Settlement

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host and Ringler colleague, Robert P. Caples, Jr. welcome Randy Sorrels, partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend of Houston, Texas, to take a look at a real life catastrophic case that ended with the claimants receiving a guaranteed reliable and sustainable source...

Jan 24, 2011
The Power of a Structured Settlement

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host and Ringler colleague, John L. Machir welcome Pat Machir, a mother who chose a structured settlement after her daughter, Michelle was injured when she was a teenager. Pat shares her daughter’s story, talks about her experience as a mother and the benefits of going...

Jan 10, 2011
The Challenges Facing the Structured Settlement Industry in 2011 & NSSTA’s Strategy

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes co‑host and Ringler colleague Randy Dyer and guest Michael P. Kelly, the current president of the board of directors of NSSTA, to talk about the challenges facing the structured settlement industry in 2011. Larry, Randy and Mike take a look at NSSTA’s strategy,  the most...

Dec 20, 2010
Transportation Litigation

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes co‑host and Ringler colleague, Jim Brady and guest, Attorney Virginia L. Price, shareholder with Klinedinst PC, to explore the many different areas of transportation law. Virginia talks about the kinds of cases that fall under transportation law including casualty litigation, cargo and employment law, 24-hour...

Dec 6, 2010
Lawsuits Stemming from Burn Pits in Afghanistan & Iraq

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Jon L. Gelman to talk about U.S. soldiers’ exposure to toxic fumes from the burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Larry and Jon look at why burn pits are used in military operations, illnesses affecting the soldiers, response from the military, and the military...

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Larry Cohen is the host of Ringler Radio and is the head of Ringler Associates operations in the Northeast....