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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Everyone has heard the stories about the exploding Samsung cell phones, specifically, the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung cellphone owners were either burned from the explosions or the explosions caused severe property damage. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. welcome Gene J. Stonebarger, founder of Stonebarger Law, APC, to discuss the recent problems with Samsung cell phones from a consumer protection and litigation perspective.

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Many women today are opting for a more permanent solution to birth control and Essure has been a top choice. Unfortunately, some women who have undergone the procedure have alleged that they have experienced devastating side effects and injuries. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Joan Pagnano and guest Fidelma Fitzpatrick from Motley Rice LLC, take a look at the product and the litigation surrounding it.

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Reports that e-cigarettes have been exploding resulting in severe burns, allegedly due to a battery malfunction, is resulting in litigation. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins attorney William R. Sutton from the Beasley Allen law firm, as they take a look at e-cigarette explosions, what’s causing it and litigation surrounding these products.

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Cases involving big trucks are very different than a standard case involving a car crash with rules and regulations surrounding commercial vehicles that lawyers have to be familiar with in order to serve their clients fully. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with Attorney Chris Glover from the Beasley Allen Law Firm, as they take a look at trucking accident claims involving 18-wheelers and the regulations, technology, insurance, mechanics that can affect the case.

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Companies from time to time rebrand their look and messaging to connect better with audiences. We’re excited to tell you about our own rebranding at Ringler that’s being launched today! It’s the first real change that you can see since Ringler was founded in 1975. Ringler is still the largest settlement planning company in the nation with the experienced and trusted advisors creating the most objective settlement plans for all parties. Listen as Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with Geoffrey E. Hunt, Ringler’s President and CEO and Mark Vogel, head of the Ringler Leadership Team talk about what’s new and what it means for claimants, attorneys and our partners.

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Peter Early joined Ringler in 2005. Prior to that, Peter worked in the US Senate for Senator Lincoln Chafee in Washington, D.C. His office is located in Bedford, New Hampshire.