A report on the state of the Illinois legal system from Stephen D. Phillips reveals many misconceptions when it comes to lawyers, litigation and the civil justice system. That’s the topic of discussion on this Ringler Radio podcast, with host Larry Cohen, Ringler colleague, Mike Casey and special guest, Stephen D. Phillips, managing partner at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago and former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association . Hear how the report shines a light on the tort reform debate, frivolous lawsuits, workers compensation in Illinois and how the legal community is separating myth from fact.

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Since 1975, Ringler has been a nationwide leader in the structured settlement industry and this year, is celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague, Mike Casey and one of the original five Ringler Associates, Cecil Mathews, as they discuss the structured settlement industry and how far they have come, share some personal stories about the people they have met along the way and pay tribute to David V. Ringler, the founder of Ringler and a true pioneer in the industry.

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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 talk with  Attorney Adam J. Levitt, director at Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. about the GM litigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s role and ultimately what this ignition problem means for the car giant.

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NSSTA stands for National Structured Settlements Trade Association – the largest gathering of top professionals in the country taking the lead in the structured settlement industry.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Eric Vaughn, Executive Director of National Structured Settlements Trade Association, to discuss what’s ahead for NSSTA 2012. Eric addresses everything from  NSSTA’s Annual Meeting to its Take the Hill initiative with Congress, and the steps individuals of retirement age should take to ensure a better financial future.


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The National Trial Lawyers is an organization composed of the top 100 trial lawyers from each state. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head of Midwest Operations for Ringler, welcome Attorney Howard Nations, President of The National Trial Lawyers, to talk about the organization, its members and its mission. Howard discusses NTL’s  focus on training, networking, and education, major issues facing trial lawyers today and what it takes to be a good trial lawyer.

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From court underfunding, to transparency in legal education to technology, there are many hot-button issues facing the legal profession today.  Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head of Midwest Operations for Ringler, welcome William T. (Bill) Robinson III, the 2011-2012 President of the American Bar Association, to discuss some of these important initiatives, the impact of the down economy on the legal system and the ABA’s goals for the future.

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It’s no secret that millions of Americans depend on pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices to improve their health and quality of life. Unfortunately, sometimes medications come with side effects and each year, over a quarter of a million side effects related to prescription drugs are reported. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-hosts, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head of Midwest Operations for Ringler and Brad Mathers from the Dublin, Ohio office, welcome Attorney John A. Lancione, Jr. from the firm Lancione & Lancione, to talk about pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. They will explore the role of the FDA, highlight the drug Gentamicin and see what needs to be done to stop the side effects from medications and defects from devices.

Baseball—America’s favorite past time is equated with good old-fashion fun—but in recent years there have been a number of brain injuries stemming from the use of aluminum bats in baseball games from Little League on up. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors, welcome Attorney Antonio M. Romanucci to discuss this controversial topic. They will discuss real life cases, Attorney Romanucci’s efforts to pass a bill in his home state to exclude aluminum bats from baseball games and look ahead and what is being done to make baseball safer on the baseball diamond.

Join Ringler Radio co-hosts, Larry Cohen and Mike Casey from the 2005 ATLA Convention in Toronto with a talk show you can’t afford to miss! Among many topics, well-known Chicago Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldberg, President of Trial Lawyers For Public Justice, discusses tort reform on a political platform nationally. Its a discussion every American lawyer needs to hear. Hear the latest from Ringler Associate Pat Farber, Partner of the firm. Also hear special guest, Attorney Bryan Crews, a national litigator from the Florida firm of CREWS & BODIFORD, P.A, who tells an all too familiar story of a case in which the plaintiff’s fiance’ who takes off with settlement cash!