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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.

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,...

Nov 11, 2008
Financial Strength in these Uncertain Economic Times

The economic troubles in the U.S. have hit hard and no one is sure how long before things begin to rebound. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes Ron McHugh, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Fixed Products for John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. and Betty Gregware, Sales Executive and Certified Structured Settlement Consultant with...

Oct 14, 2008
Life Cycle of a Lawsuit Part 2

How does a case proceed once it does get selected by a firm? In part two of this discussion on the life cycle of a lawsuit, Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wakelee, Settlement Annuity Specialist in the Philadelphia office, welcome back Attorney Paul Brandes, Partner at the firm, Villari, Brandes & Kline,...

Sep 29, 2008
A 101 on Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host and Ringler Associate, Cindy Chanley, speak to the experts, Attorney Joseph Cammarata and Attorney Ira Sherman, from the firm Chaikin, Sherman,...

Sep 15, 2008
Life Cycle of a Lawsuit

How do lawyers choose their cases? In part one of this discussion on the life cycle of a lawsuit, Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wakelee, Settlement Annuity Specialist in the Philadelphia office, welcome Attorney Paul Brandes, Partner at the firm, Villari, Brandes & Kline, P.C, to discuss the rigid process of picking...

Sep 2, 2008
The Women Trial Lawyers Caucus

In 1977, an informal group of five women trial lawyers assembled to talk about issues that affected them as women in law. In 1979, the American Association for Justice officially established the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus and from then grew to what it is today. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Gayle Christen from...

Aug 18, 2008
Insights from a Top Trial Lawyer

In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen sits down with one of the greatest trial lawyers of all time, Attorney Tom Girardi, founding partner of Girardi & Keese in Los Angeles, California.  They will discuss how the life of a trial lawyer has changed over the years, Vioxx litigation, jury verdicts and Tom’s...

Aug 4, 2008
Brain Injuries & Aluminum Bats

Baseball—America’s favorite past time is equated with good old-fashion fun—but in recent years there have been a number of brain injuries stemming from the use of aluminum bats in baseball games from Little League on up. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors, welcome Attorney Antonio M....

Jul 21, 2008
Case Resolution

Listen to this behind the scenes look at Alternate Dispute Resolution with Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Joan Pagnano, head of the Braintree, Massachusetts Ringler office and special guest, Plaintiff Attorney Robert H. Flynn from The Flynn Law Firm, P.C. in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Larry, Joan and Attorney Flynn will explore the differences and...

Jul 7, 2008
Posse Comitatus in 2008

The global war on terrorism has shined a new light on the Posse Comitatus Act which dates back to 1878 and defined the role of the US military in our lives here at home in America. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wright, Settlement Annuity Specialist from Ringler’s Atlanta office, explore Posse Comitatus...

Jun 23, 2008
Medicare Set-Asides and New CMS Rules

Medicare set-asides and the new CMS rules regarding the liability side of the house will take effect in July 2009. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Joan Pagnano, head of the Braintree, Massachusetts Ringler offices, revisit this hot topic with Peter Foley, Vice President of Claims Administration for the American Insurance Association, to explore...

Jun 9, 2008
Time to Time Manage

Every manager’s and leader’s mission is to positively influence. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen welcomes guests, William Oncken, III and Alan Boal to describe The William Oncken Corporation’s leadership seminar, Managing Management Time™ (MMT), and proprietary techniques, which provide the road map and process for accomplishing that mission. They will take an in depth look...

May 27, 2008
Trusts Part II

In the world of settlement trusts, one of the advantages is finding a trustee who fully understands the benefits of using structured settlements in trusts and can accommodate the needs of both the claimants and the defendants in each case. In this follow-up to the Trusts and Structured Settlements show, Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen...

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