Eric Vaughn

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Eric Vaughn, the newly appointed Executive Director of National Structured Settlements Trade Association, (NSSTA), to discuss NSSTA’s new agenda and what’s new in the structured settlement industry. In his first interview in his new position, Eric discusses his vision for NSSTA, meeting the challenges in the industry, the highlights of NSSTA’s 25th Annual Conference and looking for a lifetime of security for injured parties and their families.

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Ringler colleague, Jim Early, Senior Vice President-Eastern Region out of New Hampshire and Dan Durbin, President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association, to take a look at NSSTA’s initiatives in the new year.  They will discuss structured attorney fees, factoring and the special emphasis on educating plaintiffs about the security and value of structured settlements.

There are some major differences between how structured settlements are handled in Canada compared to the States. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen with co–host and Ringler Associate, Mark R. Vogel, from the Grand Rapid’s Michigan office, as they report from the 2007 NSSTA Annual Meeting and Conference in Toronto. Ringler Radio welcomes, Bob Baxter, principal at Baxter Structured Settlements and Kyla Baxter, Managing Director for Baxter Structured Settlements in Toronto, to discuss the differences and similarities between how structured settlements are handled in two different countries. Don’t miss out on this important discussion.

Medical care and pharmaceutical costs can get very complicated for an injured party in a lawsuit, particularly workers comp cases. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen with co–host and Ringler Associate, Bill Mathews, who heads the St. Petersburg office as they report from the 2007 NSSTA Annual Meeting and Conference in Toronto. Ringler Radio welcomes, Lisa M. Datelle, Executive Vice President and Founder of Cypress Care, Inc., one of the nation’s leading pharmacy benefits management companies focused entirely on the workers comp industry. There’s a lot to consider for the plaintiff as you’ll hear in this important discussion.

Ringler Radio’s special guest is Megan O’Neil, project manager for the World Institute on Disability’s “Access to Assets” program. Following a car accident in 1995, Megan has been a paraplegic wheelchair user. At the suggestion of her attorney, she structured her settlement to provide for her financial future. Megan discusses her role as project manager, her experience as a beneficiary of a structured settlement and her goal to assist accident victims with their financial planning. She is an inspiration! Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Traci Kaas, from the Newport Beach, CA office of Ringler, as they report from the 2007 NSSTA Annual Meeting and Conference in Toronto.

The Plaintiff Bar and the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) have a longstanding relationship critical to helping clients make the best financial choices after an award in a lawsuit. In fact 70% of plaintiff attorneys indicate they retain a structured settlement consultant to assist in the negotiations of claims settlements. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Tom Murray from Ringler, with special guests, J.P. Steele, President of NSSTA and Randy Dyer, NSSTA Executive Vice President. Listen and hear about a new survey NSSTA commissioned on plaintiff lawyers and structured settlements.

“Structured settlements are one of the great financial benefits that the federal government allows for injury victims and dependents in wrongful death cases,” says incoming NSSTA President J.P. Steele at the annual NSSTA meeting. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Tom Murray from Ringler for an important discussion with Steele as a special guest interview on this show at the NSSTA meeting in Puerto Rico. Hear about the goals and challenges ahead for NSSTA such as legislative initiatives, educational outreach, broker relations and other industry priorities.

The job of a settlement broker often goes beyond the actual settlement transaction. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, head of Northeast Operations for Ringler, and his colleague, Pat Farber, manager of Ringler’s Western region based in California, as they discuss a very important topic for anyone involved in personal injury litigation. Attorneys and their clients will want to know the latest about ‘factoring’ companies and what laws are in place to educate and protect plaintiffs. Our special guest on this show is Randy Dyer, the Executive Vice President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association, the leading settlement industry organization nationwide. It is vital information for anyone involved in a settlement award!