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Ringler Radio

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 22, 2010
A Georgia Risk Management Success Story

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co‑host, Bill Wright from the Atlanta office of Ringler Associates and guest Chris Risley, director of Risk Management Services at the Department of Administrative Services in Georgia, to take a look at a risk management success story from the state of Georgia.  Larry,...

Nov 8, 2010
Structured Settlements in a Down Economy

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Mark McVeigh, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Liberty Life, to discuss how structured settlements can be a smart financial choice in today’s challenging economic climate. Mark and Larry look at some of the challenges in the structured settlement arena today, writing annuities...

Oct 25, 2010
The Lawsuit after the Gulf Oil Spill

Beasley Allen recently filed a lawsuit against BP and others on behalf of several cities and municipalities for losses in revenue. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Tony Robinson and guest, Attorney Jere Beasley from Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C, to take a look at the recent...

Oct 12, 2010
A Look at Medical Risk Management

According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, 90% of all medical malpractice lawsuits are brought by patients who have suffered permanent injury, or by those representing someone who have died as a result of malpractice.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Debra Price, an R.N and a medical risk management expert...

Sep 27, 2010
The 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

According to the Census Bureau, 54 million Americans have a disability. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Randy Dyer and guests, Gary L. Talbot, the Assistant General Manager for System Wide Accessibility with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority...

Sep 13, 2010
California’s Landmark Medical Malpractice and Liability Laws

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Doug Merritt, out of the San Francisco Bay Area office and guest, Attorney Jeffrey S. Mitchell, partner with the firm, Bostwick, Peterson & Mitchell LLP, to talk about the latest on California’s landmark medical malpractice and liability laws. Jeff discusses the Medical Injury Compensation...

Aug 30, 2010
A Mediator’s Perspective: The Importance of a Structured Settlement Broker in Mediation

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Greg Pollex, out of the Great Lakes office and guest, Attorney Richard C. Kaufman, from the law firm Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell  & Tayler, to discuss the importance of having a settlement broker present during mediation. Attorney Kaufman talks about his role as a...

Aug 16, 2010
The Settlement Table: A Defense Attorney’s Perspective

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Tom Murray, an associate in the New York City and Fairfield County, Connecticut offices and Attorney Henri A. Demers, partner with the firm Ahmuty, Demers & McManus, to look at the importance of having a broker present at the settlement table from a defense...

Aug 2, 2010
A New Look at NSSTA

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Eric Vaughn, the newly appointed Executive Director of National Structured Settlements Trade Association, (NSSTA), to discuss NSSTA’s new agenda and what’s new in the structured settlement industry. In his first interview in his new position, Eric discusses his vision for NSSTA, meeting the challenges in...

Jul 19, 2010
Construction Defect Cases

Mass produced homes built with poor-quality products have led to a number of construction defect cases across the country. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Angus Kennedy out of San Diego, California, Attorney Bruno Wolfenzon, from Wolfenzon, Schulman & Rolle and Attorney Dave H. Gardner out of Newport Beach, CA,...

Jul 6, 2010
Liability Transfers

A long-term liability, such as a block of worker’s compensation losses, an environmental loss or construction defect, can weigh down your firm’s balance sheet. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Brian Fillion, President and Founder of Liability Transfer Corporation, to discuss liability transfer and how this process of analyzing, transferring and...

Jun 21, 2010
An Update on Constructive Receipt

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Dave H. Gardner out of Newport Beach, CA, to give us an update on constructive receipt.  Larry and Dave discuss why constructive receipt is often an overlooked issue in the structured settlement industry and how to address it on the front side of the...

Jun 7, 2010
Marriage Cases & Structured Settlements

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and colleague, Gayle S. Christen, welcome Attorney Dave H. Gardner out of Newport Beach, CA, to discuss how a structured settlement comes into play when a marriage is dissolved.  They discuss the advantages of a structured settlement for both sides of a divorce case, the tax...

May 24, 2010
The BP Oil Spill Disaster

Millions of gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf since an oil rig, operated by British-Petroleum (BP), exploded and later sank off the Louisiana coast on April 20, 2010.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Daniel E. Becnel, Jr., to discuss the litigation from the oil spill in the...

May 10, 2010
Toyota Litigation

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and colleague Manny J. Valdez Jr. welcome Attorney John Gomez, a nationally recognized trial attorney at the Gomez Law Firm, to discuss the latest in Toyota litigation. Attorney Gomez talks about his involvement in these Toyota cases, his participation in the congressional hearings and getting justice...

Apr 26, 2010
Structured Settlements & Mediation in the Toyota Crisis

Toyota has been plagued by serious safety issues in cars leaving many customers in danger or even injured.   In Part Two of our series on mediation, Ringler Radio host,  Larry Cohen and colleague, Carmella A. Limongelli,  welcome certified mediator, Attorney Mark J. Bunim, to look at potential lawsuits and future settlements involving these Toyota cases....

Apr 13, 2010
The Mediation Process: Part One

In Part one of this two-part series on mediation, Ringler Radio host,  Larry Cohen and colleague, Carmella A. Limongelli,  welcome certified mediator, Attorney Mark J. Bunim, to get a first-hand account of the mediation process when it comes to lawsuits and settlements.  Larry, Carmella and Mark spotlight the role of the mediator and the structured...

Mar 31, 2010
Medicare Solutions

The complexities of dealing with Medicare issues when resolving Workers’ Compensation and Liability Claims is a growing challenge for all parties involved in the claim resolution process. There’s help with that and more. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen looks at the newly formed subsidiary of Ringler Associates, called Ringler Medicare Solutions,...

Mar 15, 2010
Black Lung Litigation

It’s estimated that about one thousand coal miners die every year from a disease commonly known as black lung. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Stephen A. Sanders, public interest lawyer and the Director of the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center and Attorney John C. Cline, to discuss the latest in black...

Mar 1, 2010
The California Structured Settlement Protection Act

State legislatures have recognized the need to protect people who have structured settlements.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Ringler colleague, Jim Early, Senior Vice President-Eastern Region out of New Hampshire welcomes Attorney Peter Vodola from the law firm of Seiger, Gfeller, and Laurie in West Hartford, Connecticut, to discuss the...

Feb 15, 2010
An Update on Tobacco Litigation with Dr. Jeffrey Wigand

Tobacco litigation continues to pop up across the states and is growing internationally. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes legendary tobacco industry insider and founder of the non-profit organization, Smoke-Free Kids, Inc., Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, to discuss the latest in tobacco litigation. Larry and Dr. Wigand will talk about the Family...

Feb 1, 2010
NSSTA’s Initiatives for 2010

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Ringler colleague, Jim Early, Senior Vice President-Eastern Region out of New Hampshire and Dan Durbin, President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association, to take a look at NSSTA’s initiatives in the new year.  They will discuss structured attorney fees, factoring and the special emphasis...

Jan 18, 2010
The Dangers of Pesticides Used on Golf Courses

The sport of golf serves not only as a social outing for many in the legal community, but also is a way to make business connections and to network with clients on the course. But what we don’t often think about is some pesticides used on golf courses may be causing potential health and environmental...

Jan 4, 2010
Health Care & Tort Reform

Health care reform was heavily debated over the past year and continues to be a huge issue going into the new year.   In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Don J. Engels, Jr.,  associate in the Chicago office and guest,  Attorney Philip H. “Flip” Corboy, Jr.,  partner in the firm of...

Dec 15, 2009
The Latest in Chinese Drywall Litigation

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently reported that there is a “strong association” between homes built with Chinese drywall and levels of hydrogen sulfide in the indoor air.  In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Ervin A. Gonzalez,  partner at Colson Hicks Eidson and Attorney Jerrold S. Parker, Managing Partner...

Dec 1, 2009
Medicare Compliance & the Railroad Industry

As of January 1, 2010, there will be new rules pertaining to Medicare compliance.  In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Benjamin M. Basista from the law firm of Burns, White & Hickton, to look at the new rules regarding Medicare compliance and how they relate to the railroad industry. Larry...

Nov 17, 2009
Railroad Cases & the Daubert Hearings

In the earlier 1990s, railroad workers claimed symptoms of what their lawyers call toxic encephalopathy. Ultimately, scores of lawsuits were filed in northern West Virginia in which those railroad employees sought compensation from the railroad.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney James W.Turner from the firm Huddleston Bolen to discuss...

Nov 3, 2009
Challenges Facing a Medical Malpractice Plaintiff

It’s no secret that today the medical malpractice area is one of the most difficult areas of litigation. Plaintiffs not only have to deal with the physical effects of medical malpractice but also the challenges that they face in the courts.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Barry J. Nace,...

Oct 20, 2009
ER Errors: Medical Negligence & Prevention

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co-host,  Rachel D. Grant, Settlement Annuity Specialist in the Detroit office, as they look at emergency room errors, traumatic birth injuries and neurological injuries within hospitals, with Attorney Brian J. McKeen from the firm of McKeen & Associates.  They will discuss how to...

Oct 5, 2009
The Power of Losing

No one likes to lose—especially lawyers. On top of losing, the day-to day stress of being an attorney can weigh on your soul, your mind and even your health.  Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins colleague Doug Merritt from the Walnut Creek office, as they welcome Attorney Gary Gwilliam from the firm Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso,...

Sep 22, 2009
The Medical Profession’s Relationship with the Legal Profession

With medical malpractice being a hot-button issue, the medical field and the legal field often times seem at odds with each other.   In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Wayne M. Willoughby, partner with the firm Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC in Baltimore and Dr. Zev T. Gershon, team leader at...

Sep 8, 2009
Being a Plaintiff Attorney…and More

A work of a plaintiff attorney isn’t always about filing lawsuits and going to trial. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host and colleague, Manny Valdez Jr. welcome Attorney John Gomez nationally recognized trial attorney from the Gomez Law Firm in San Diego, to highlight the work of a plaintiff...

Aug 21, 2009
Structuring Attorney Fees

There are important benefits for trial lawyers using a deferred compensation plan when it comes to their contingent fees. How does it work and are there any restrictions for plaintiff attorneys who want to structure their fees? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen is joined by co-host Doug Merritt and special guest, nationally recognized tax attorney...

Aug 10, 2009
Being a Trial Lawyer-A Love for the Courtroom

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen sits down with famed Boston trial attorney, Leo V. Boyle, from the firm Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C., to give you an inside look at his role as a trial attorney. Leo will talk about his love for the courtroom, the organization, Trial Lawyers Care,...

Jul 31, 2009
Zicam Litigation

Recently, Zicam products have come under fire after people who used the popular over the counter nasal spray were losing their sense of smell. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Fred Thompson III from Motley Rice to take a look at the effects of Zicam, the FDA’s warning, consumer protection issues and Zicam litigation.

Jul 13, 2009
Trucking Cases

Trucking cases are on the rise and a structured settlement in this type of litigation makes absolute sense. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host Anne Marie VonBank welcome Attorney Peter Kestner, from the firm Crawford and Kestner, to explore trucking litigation, the different phases of a case from beginning to...

Jun 29, 2009
Railroad Litigation

Railroad litigation can be incredibly complex, ranging from accidents on the tracks to railroad employee claims against the company. On this edition of Ringler Radio,  host Larry Cohen and co-host Zachery Leonard welcome Attorney John J Jablonski, from the firm Goldberg Segalla LLP in Buffalo, New York, with extensive experience defending large class one railroads...

Jun 15, 2009
Custodial Issues

In many workers’ comp cases,  claimants wrongly assume that Medicare should pay their medical expenses instead of their Medicare Set‑Aside account. And this mistake could lead to some serious and sometimes financially disastrous consequences. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes Mike Westcott, the new president of the National Alliance of Medicare Set‑Aside Professionals, to discuss...

Jun 1, 2009
Medicare’s Mandatory Reporting Requirements

The Medicare Mandatory Reporting Requirements have been pushed back and will go into effect on January 1, 2010. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes Tim Doherty, MMSEA Advisor at Specialty Risk Services, LLC to discuss who will be affected by Medicare mandatory reporting requirements, look at real world consequences on handling claims and discuss the...

May 18, 2009
Forensic Economics: Part Two

In the second edition of this two-part series on Forensic Economics, we take a look at a cost of illness study (COI) in comparison to a life care plan often used in plaintiff cases. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes John E. Scarbrough, Ph.D., President of Litigation Analytics Inc., who has over 25 years experience...

May 4, 2009
Forensic Economics: Part One

Forensic economics is used to determine pecuniary awards in a lawsuit, commonly used in plaintiff cases. In part one of this two part-series, Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes John E. Scarbrough, Ph.D., President of Litigation Analytics Inc., with over 25 years experience analyzing economic loss in cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. They...

Apr 20, 2009
Next Steps After the Money is Gone

As we begin to see signs of recovery, how has the economic downturn affected us financially and emotionally?  On this edition of Ringler Radio,  host Larry Cohen and co-host, Carmella Ginty from Ringler Associates welcome Dr. Ronit Lami , an expert in finance and psychology, to take a look at next steps after the money...

Apr 6, 2009
The Benefits of Reinsurance

Did you ever want to know about the benefits of using a reinsurance product? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen as he welcomes Paul S. Marshall, Sales Director at MetLife Structured Settlements in Bloomfield, Connecticut, to talk about reinsurance, reinsurance agreements and its role in the Structured Settlement marketplace. Be sure to check out this...

Mar 23, 2009
MSA Update

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...

Mar 9, 2009
Litigation Management

In this edition of Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and colleague Teddy Snyder, attorney and a Certified Structured Settlement Consultant, welcome Adam Potter, Founder and Executive Director of the Council on Litigation Management, to discuss the importance of litigation management in today’s world.  They will discuss how you can polish your litigation management skills and...

Feb 23, 2009
People with Disabilities under the Obama Administration

According to the US Census Bureau, 54 million American personally experience some form of disability. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes Andrew J. Imparato, president and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities to discuss living with disabilities under the new administration.   Hear about  the AAPD and its mission, President Obama’s efforts to...

Feb 10, 2009
A Focus on The Economy and Structured Settlements

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...

Jan 19, 2009
The Marvel of Randy Snow

Randy Snow At the peak of a blossoming tennis career, Randy Snow was injured in a farming accident, which left him without the use of his legs. Since then he has become a business owner and nationally recognized sales associate, a Fortune 500 speaker and one of the most successful gold medal wheelchair athletes in...

Jan 5, 2009
Breast Cancer Litigation

In October of 2008, the husband of a woman named Genevieve Lupp was awarded over $1.2 million by a jury after a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania radiology group failed to timely diagnose and treat her for breast cancer, which ultimately resulted in her untimely death. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wakelee, Settlement Annuity Specialist...

Dec 8, 2008
Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation

It’s no secret that millions of Americans depend on pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices to improve their health and quality of life. Unfortunately, sometimes medications come with side effects and each year, over a quarter of a million side effects related to prescription drugs are reported. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-hosts, Mike Casey,...

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