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?

Prescription opioids kill more Americans than car accidents. According to the CDC, six out of 1-thousand babies are born with opiate withdrawal resulting in longterm health problems. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Heather Anderson talk with attorney Celeste Brustowicz, a member of Opioid Justice Team, about the legal work underway among a group of highly skilled attorneys, doctors and civil leaders on behalf of the babies in the opioid crisis.

In Part 2 of Inside Structuring Attorney Fees & the JurisPrudent Deferral Program, Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause discuss how plaintiff attorneys can achieve better control over the timing of their income.

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When it comes to structuring attorneys’ fees, reducing tax burdens with deferred payments is just one of the benefits for law firms and attorneys. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause to discuss the JurisPrudent Deferral Program, common complaints or financial obstacles for attorneys that this program addresses.

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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