Featured Podcasts

CMS and the Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule

Just last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) withdrew their proposed rule for the consideration of future medicals in liability bodily injury settlements.  Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare... [Listen]

Structured Settlements: Third Party Administrator Management

In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert join Charles F. Martin from Marsh Risk Consulting, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, to discuss third party administrator (TPA) management and the importance of a solid relationship between risk managers... [Listen]

A Call for More Consumer Protection Against Factoring

There is cause for concern about factoring companies offering quick cash for structured settlement payments that fall short of the total value of a structured settlement over a claimant’s lifetime. This is particularly worrisome in the cases of disabled people whose health costs may skyrocket over... [Listen]

Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics

After a serious injury requiring an amputation, there is not only a physical impact on the individual, but an emotional one. On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early join special guest, Matthew Albuquerque, founder and president of Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, to discuss... [Listen]

Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all crashes involving heavy trucks. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, co-host,  John Muir, Esq.  and special guest, Attorney David A. Brose from the firm Langdon... [Listen]

Attorney Fees and Deferred Taxation

How does an independent assignment company work in your favor when it comes to attorney fees?  And can attorneys structure their fees after a settlement agreement has been concluded?  Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea with guest, Lynne P. Martel, Managing Director of Havelet... [Listen]

2014 NSSTA Study on Structures

In 2014, the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) commissioned CLM Advisors to conduct a study, where the focus was on how senior claims executives perceive the value of structured settlements and the value that structured settlement consultants bring to the table.  On Ringler Radio,... [Listen]

Spotlight on The City Bar

Founded in 1870 in response to a growing public concern over corruption in the justice system in New York City, the New York City Bar Association, also known as the City Bar, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students.   On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co‑host, Brian... [Listen]

Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar

The Alabama State Bar was created in 1923 and has jurisdiction over the conduct of all attorneys and is charged with stimulating interest in improving the administration of justice. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and  co-host, Keith Christie join guest, Attorney Anthony A. Joseph, President of the... [Listen]

CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Process

The Medicare Set-Aside Review Process dates all the way back way back to 1980, when The Medicare Secondary Payer Act was enacted. Fast forward to 2014, where the Insurance industry is still waiting for promised improvements.  Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice... [Listen]

General Motors Litigation Update

Recalls. Congressional Investigations. Litigation. General Motors (GM) has taken center stage over its ignition switch problem, which has been linked to drivers’ catastrophic injuries and in some cases, death. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Jere Beasley, the senior member of the... [Listen]

Lawyers and Depression

Depression within the legal community is a very real issue. According to the American Psychiatric Association,  lawyers as a group are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than the average person.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, and  special guest,... [Listen]

Spotlight on the Houston Bar Association

Established in 1870, the Houston Bar Association’s purpose was to maintain high standards in the legal profession and provide legal education for Harris County attorneys.  Today, the HBA is the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation and has expanded its goals to include public service... [Listen]

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... [Listen]

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,... [Listen]

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... [Listen]

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... [Listen]

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... [Listen]

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... [Listen]

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... [Listen]