Before the New Year, we did a show on how the fiscal cliff and how it could potentially impact the structured settlement industry and legal clients. Since then, a deal was reached averting a financial crisis for now and has been signed into law by President Obama. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wakelee, follow-up with Dr. Christopher Coyne, Economist and Associate Professor of Finance at St. Joseph’s University, on the specifics on the fiscal cliff deal, general reaction and its overall impact on Americans and the structured settlement industry.

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One of the most visible examples of the recent economic crisis, was the U.S. government’s investment in American International Group (AIG). On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Mary Jane Fortin, president and chief executive officer of American General Life, to discuss how AIG is going about repaying the government. Mary Jane talks about AIG’s strategy and the progress being made and takes a look at American General’s financial strength, structured settlements as a financial part of the portfolio of American General and how the company is performing since the crisis.

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Mark McVeigh, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Liberty Life, to discuss how structured settlements can be a smart financial choice in today’s challenging economic climate. Mark and Larry look at some of the challenges in the structured settlement arena today, writing annuities to support taxable settlements and the security of a structured settlement.

Beasley Allen recently filed a lawsuit against BP and others on behalf of several cities and municipalities for losses in revenue. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Tony Robinson and guest, Attorney Jere Beasley from Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C, to take a look at the recent lawsuit and look ahead to compensation for those affected by this disastrous spill. Larry, Tony and Jere look at the spill’s impact on the economy and environment, the Oil Protection Act, how this disaster could have been prevented and the fight to get compensation for the people of the Gulf.