On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Tom Murray, an associate in the New York City and Fairfield County, Connecticut offices and Attorney Henri A. Demers, partner with the firm Ahmuty, Demers & McManus, to look at the importance of having a broker present at the settlement table from a defense attorney’s perspective. They discuss the broker’s role in mediation or at the settlement conference, when to bring a broker into the settlement process and what kinds of cases are best suited for a structured settlement from a defense attorney’s standpoint.

Toyota has been plagued by serious safety issues in cars leaving many customers in danger or even injured.   In Part Two of our series on mediation, Ringler Radio host,  Larry Cohen and colleague, Carmella A. Limongelli,  welcome certified mediator, Attorney Mark J. Bunim, to look at potential lawsuits and future settlements involving these Toyota cases. Larry, Carmella and Mark look at the role mediation and a structured settlement will likely play in Toyota cases, the mediation process and ultimately the end result for the client.

In Part one of this two-part series on mediation, Ringler Radio host,  Larry Cohen and colleague, Carmella A. Limongelli,  welcome certified mediator, Attorney Mark J. Bunim, to get a first-hand account of the mediation process when it comes to lawsuits and settlements.  Larry, Carmella and Mark spotlight the role of the mediator and the structured settlement professional in the mediation process and look at basic mediation concepts.

Two expert guests help sort through the very important range of ethics issues encountered in mediation and negotiation of lawsuits during settlement. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen of Ringler, first with Professor Judith McKay from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is also a mediator, arbitrator, and attorney who brings insight to standards for mediation under the purview of State Supreme Courts – similar to the practice of law and should mediators put a value on a case? And join special guest, Professor Edward Conlon, Associate Dean at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, who is an expert in conflict management, a writer and researcher. Find out about the drama of negotiation, distinguishing between truth and half-truths and other challenges in settlement negotiations.