The Non-Qualified Assignment, also known as (NQA) is designed to generally resolve claims in non-physical injury case settlements. On this edition of Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wright, are joined by Paul Marshall, Sales Director of Structured Settlements for MetLife, to discuss MetLife’s NQA product, the types of cases that are included under NQA eligibility, the potential advantages of the NQA for the claimant and defendant, and taking care of the long-term needs of the client.

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In September 2018, the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts, a series of explosions and fires destroyed and damaged homes and businesses due to excessive pressure in natural gas lines owned by Columbia Gas company and its parent company NiSource. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Joan Pagnano discuss pending litigation and next steps for the victims of this disaster with guest Patrick Haines, the managing attorney for Napoli Shkolnik PLLC.

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Hurricane Florence left devastation in its path for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia residents. The American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division alongside the FEMA responded quickly to provide immediate legal assistance at no charge. Hear about it with Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host Kevin Caple discussing details with attorney Dan Wade, coordinator of the Disaster Legal Services Program, and Alia S. Graham, program specialist for the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division.

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In part two of Ringler Radio‘s podcast on non-qualified structured settlements, host Larry Cohen and co-host Cindy Chanley talk with returning guest, tax attorney Robert Wood from Wood LLP, about the tax implications of structuring a settlement in a non-qualified case such as divorce, disability or environmental, versus taking a cash lump sum.

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Unlike physical injury cases which receive tax-free status in a structured settlement, cases such as age and race discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and divorce do not. Yet claimants can still structure these non-qualified cases and do so with an advantageous tax outcome. On this first part of a 2-part edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes co-host Cindy Chanley and returning guest, tax attorney Robert Wood from Wood LLP, to explore the arena of non-qualified settlements and how the recent tax reform act is having an impact.

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A San Francisco federal judge gave the green light for hundreds of lawsuits to go forward claiming Monsanto’s popular glyphosate weed killer, Roundup, causes cancer. Monsanto challenges all the evidence proving linkage between glyphosate and cancer. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host Manny J. Valdez talk about this litigation with attorney Brent Wisner, partner at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC, taking a look at how many people may have been adversely affected, and whether or not we will see settlements in these cases.

UPDATE (8/11/18): Jury awards Dewayne Johnson $289M in verdict against Monsanto Company. (Read more…)

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Elder abuse often is a silent and unreported but growing problem. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen with co-host, Heather Anderson and the Beasley Allen law firm’s attorney Chris Boutwell, take a look at the rising rate of nursing home abuse complaints, arbitration agreements, and what can be done to protect the safety of our seniors.

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How many people are wrongfully convicted of a crime in America? The answer is a record number of people were exonerated in 2015 for crimes they did not commit. Some were on death row, and the average time served was 14.5 years. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Herb Spencer and special guest, criminal defense attorney David Raybin from the law firm Raybin & Weissman, PC, as they take a look at wrongful incarceration cases, the benefit of a structured settlement in these cases after compensation, and the impact on the client and their family.

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Two-thirds of the deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. involve opioids. This has been declared a crisis in America. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Heather Anderson discuss how the Beasley Allen law firm’s attorney Rhon Jones is joining forces with the Attorney General of Alabama in litigation to put a halt to this devastating crisis that touches so many lives today.

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The post-settlement process can be complex, especially when it comes to medical care for injured parties and their families. Finding a reliable team of people to make the process seamless is key. RinglerRadio host, Larry Cohen with Porter Leslie, President of Ametros, and Attorney Paolo Longo, Jr., a partner in the Orlando office of Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, discuss how to simplify ongoing medical expenses and ease the hassle of the healthcare system.

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