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Latest news and information in The Structured Settlement Industry - brought to you by the Experts at Ringler Associates!

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Episodes

COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation

5/6/2020
Employees deemed ‘essential’ are still heading into work during the coronavirus pandemic, often risking their lives. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen talks with workers compensation attorney Alan S. Pierce, from Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, about possible litigation stemming from the pandemic and what employment safety standards should be in place. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:00:25:11

Inside the Roundup Verdict of Hardeman v. Monsanto

4/20/2020
A jury awarded an $80 million verdict to Edwin Hardeman, ruling he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, stemming from his use of Roundup on his property, however, a federal judge slashed the damages award to $25.27 million. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host Cindy Chanley talk with attorney Jennifer A. Moore, founder of Moore Law Group, PLLC, about the verdict, the damages reduction and the potential mediation of future cases involving Roundup. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:01:04:55

The Rise in Rideshare Litigation

3/24/2020
In recent years there has been a rise in lawsuits against the increasingly popular ridesharing companies, like Lyft and Uber. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Manny J. Valdez, Jr. and guest, attorney Laurel L. Simes, founding partner of Levin Simes Abrams LLP, talk about this growing legal topic, the rideshare companies’ response to allegations and litigation, and what needs to be done to guarantee the safety of the passenger. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:01:15:45

Structured Settlements for Minors

2/17/2020
When a legal settlement involves an injured child, the parent or guardian is responsible to ensure the child is taken care of financially and physically long-term. How do structured settlements for minors differ from those for adults? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, Ryan Christen Oliphant, discuss details of structured settlements for minors so the interests of the child are the priority and the funds are not dissipated. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:01:11:37

Foodborne Illness & Litigation

1/27/2020
If you think cases of foodborne illness and litigation are on the rise, you’re right. The CDC estimates 48-Million Americans a year suffer from foodborne illnesses, some more serious than others. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Timothy D. Lytton, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development at Georgia State University College of Law, take a look at foodborne illness litigation, legislation, and food safety. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:01:15:10

Structured Installment Sales

1/7/2020
When it comes to selling property or a business, buyers and sellers are always looking for an easy transaction, on top of saving money. On this episode of Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause discuss structured installment sales. Larry and Phil discuss the benefits and advantages of going with a structured installment sale, and the reasons to go with a structured installment sale, especially in our current economy.

Duration:01:01:46

Inside the Vegas Shootings Settlement

12/9/2019
Two years after the shootings at the 91 Harvest Music Festival when a gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International agreed on a settlement valued between $735 million and $800 million. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. , joined by attorney Mo Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, discuss this settlement, the liability and negligence of MGM, and how this human tragedy led to a relatively quick settlement.

Duration:01:20:06

Technology in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Arena

11/18/2019
Technology has changed just about every aspect of the practice of law, and the use of technology has increased dramatically even in the courtroom. Host Larry Cohen and co-host Cindy Chanley talk with the Honorable Elizabeth Bonina, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County, New York, and a neutral for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), as they take a look at the use of technology in the Alternative Dispute Resolution arena and discuss how technology is improving the process.

Duration:01:05:18

Inside the Controversial Purdue Pharma Settlement

11/4/2019
Twenty-four states and thousands of local governments agreed to a multibillion-dollar proposed settlement by Oxycontin maker, Purdue Pharmaceuticals LP, and its owners, the Sackler family, while a number of Attorney Generals in 25 states have refused. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. are joined by attorney Jonathan Novak from the Fears Nachawati Law Firm, as they discuss this proposed settlement, Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing, and whether the remaining 25 states will agree to a settlement or take their fight to the courts.

Duration:01:34:30

Labor Shifts Impact on the Workers' Compensation Industry

10/24/2019
The workers’ compensation industry has an extremely rich history dating back to biblical times, but the workers’ compensation arena has changed and is changing as the current workplace changes. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen is joined by attorney Alan S. Pierce, from Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, as they look at the history of workers’ comp and discuss technology’s impact on the workplace, how workers’ comp is keeping up with the millennial generation and protecting them, and what all of this mean for workers’ comp litigation and structured settlements for workers. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:01:49:57

JUUL Litigation

9/23/2019
With the threat of a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and teenagers hospitalized after vaping, the popular e-cigarette, JUUL, is facing litigation across the country. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host Ford Swift, talks with attorney Joseph VanZandt from the Beasley Allen law firm, as they discuss the claims of false and deceptive sales, marketing, and labeling against JUUL, and the failure to warn of the products’ highly addictive levels of nicotine, all targeting young people.

Duration:01:24:03

Legal Technology and the Structured Settlement Industry

9/3/2019
Technology impacts every aspect of our lives, professionally and personally today. It is imperative that we are up to date and in-the-know when it comes to the latest in technology that can benefit our clients and hopefully make it easier to navigate the legal landscape. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen is joined by Dennis Kennedy, a well-known and award-winning legal tech and innovation advisor, as they discuss the importance of legal technology to our industry, reducing costs, and use of video and tech for dispute resolution and mediation.

Duration:01:17:53

Product Liability and 3M Earplugs

8/12/2019
Recently, a 9.1 million dollar settlement was reached in litigation surrounding a defective earplug (3M Earplugs) that was touted to prevent hearing damage, but instead caused it among members of the armed services on active duty. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen talks with cohost, Bryan Goff and attorney Neil F. Nazareth, a principal at Martzell, Bickford & Centola, as they take a look at the 2016 whistleblower lawsuit that started it all, how these earplugs have impaired its users, and future litigation.

Duration:01:05:31

The Benefits of the Professional Administration and Structured Settlement Combination

8/1/2019
When designing a structured settlement for an injured person, we spend a lot of time pre-determining how much money should be set aside for medical costs. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, “Jack” McGintee are joined by Johnny Meyer, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Ametros, to discuss the benefits of combining a structured settlement with professional administration and managing the injured party’s medical settlement funds or Medicare Set Aside (MSA) post-settlement. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:01:10:45

Historic Verdict in the Roundup/Pilliod Case

7/1/2019
The jury in Pilliod, et al. v. Monsanto determined that Roundup exposure caused Alva and Alberta Pilliod’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and in a historic verdict awarded the couple with a record $2 billion in punitive damages. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Manny J. Valdez, Jr. and guest, attorney Pedram Esfandiary of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC., discuss this verdict, the legal strategy in the case, and the current status on recalling Roundup.

Duration:01:18:56

The Benefits of Pooled Trusts in Structured Settlements

6/18/2019
On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen is joined by guest host and Ringler colleague Phillip Krause and guest Denise A. Lettau, VP of Advancement for Secured Futures, to explore the benefits of pooled trusts. Denise discusses the advantages of working with a non-profit organization that prioritizes the physical and mental health needs of clients, all while providing trustee and trust administration services to the disabled, the elderly and minor children. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:01:35:43

A New President for the National Structured Settlements Trade Association

5/13/2019
Michelle Caine, J.D.,the Director of Relationship Management at Prudential Financial, and the new President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) talks with Ringler Radiohost, Larry Cohen and Ringler President and CEO, Geoff Hunt about the advocate for the financial security of injured people in legal settlements, the life companies’ role in the structured settlement planning process, and raising awareness about the benefits of structured settlements.

Duration:01:09:34

The Benefits of a Structured Settlement in the Ford Rollover Case

4/16/2019
A jury recently awarded a $151-Million dollar verdict to Travaris “Tre” Smith who was left paralyzed after a 1998 Ford Explorer crashed and rolled over. The case is being structured to help with his long-term care. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with attorney LaBarron Boone from the Beasley Allen law firm, as they discuss this case. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:01:16:04

New Rules and Smart Tech in Youth Sports Concussion Prevention

3/25/2019
On this edition of Ringler Radio, we’re talking about preventing concussions in youth sports. Host Larry Cohen is joined by co-host, Nolan Robinson and returning guest, David Kracke, the Brain Injury Advocate-Coordinator for the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT), to tell us about CBIRT’s great work in concussion prevention management, and what is being done to make sports safer with smart technology. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:01:22:09

NHL Settlement: Former Hockey Players and Concussions

2/26/2019
On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. talk about a recent settlement in litigation brought by former hockey players against the National Hockey League surrounding concussions and CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) with attorney Mike Andrews from the Beasley Allen law firm. Is the NHL doing enough to prevent CTE? And what does this mean for concussion protocol in youth sports as well? Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Duration:01:08:36