The jury in Pilliod, et al. v. Monsanto determined that Roundup exposure caused Alva and Alberta Pilliod’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and in a historic verdict awarded the couple with a record $2 billion in punitive damages. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Manny J. Valdez, Jr. and guest, attorney Pedram Esfandiary of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC., discuss this verdict, the legal strategy in the case, and the current status on recalling Roundup.

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause are joined by Denise A. LettauVP of Advancement for Secured Futures, as they explore the benefits of pooled trusts. Denise will discuss the advantages of working with a non-profit organization that prioritizes the physical and mental health needs of clients, all while providing trustee and trust administration services to the disabled, the elderly and minor children. 

Michelle Caine, J.D.,the Director of Relationship Management at Prudential Financial, and the new President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) talks with Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and Ringler President and CEO, Geoff Hunt about the advocate for the financial security of injured people in legal settlements, the life companies’ role in the structured settlement planning process, and raising awareness about the benefits of structured settlements.

On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. talk about a recent settlement in litigation brought by former hockey players against the National Hockey League surrounding concussions and CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) with attorney Mike Andrews from the Beasley Allen law firm. Is the NHL doing enough to prevent CTE? And what does this mean for concussion protocol in youth sports as well?

When it comes to structuring attorneys’ fees, reducing tax burdens with deferred payments is just one of the benefits for law firms and attorneys. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause to discuss the JurisPrudent Deferral Program, common complaints or financial obstacles for attorneys that this program addresses.

In September 2018, the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts, a series of explosions and fires destroyed and damaged homes and businesses due to excessive pressure in natural gas lines owned by Columbia Gas company and its parent company NiSource. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Joan Pagnano discuss pending litigation and next steps for the victims of this disaster with guest Patrick Haines, the managing attorney for Napoli Shkolnik PLLC.

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In part two of Ringler Radio‘s podcast on non-qualified structured settlements, host Larry Cohen and co-host Cindy Chanley talk with returning guest, tax attorney Robert Wood from Wood LLP, about the tax implications of structuring a settlement in a non-qualified case such as divorce, disability or environmental, versus taking a cash lump sum.

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Unlike physical injury cases which receive tax-free status in a structured settlement, cases such as age and race discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and divorce do not. Yet claimants can still structure these non-qualified cases and do so with an advantageous tax outcome. On this first part of a 2-part edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes co-host Cindy Chanley and returning guest, tax attorney Robert Wood from Wood LLP, to explore the arena of non-qualified settlements and how the recent tax reform act is having an impact.

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A San Francisco federal judge gave the green light for hundreds of lawsuits to go forward claiming Monsanto’s popular glyphosate weed killer, Roundup, causes cancer. Monsanto challenges all the evidence proving linkage between glyphosate and cancer. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host Manny J. Valdez talk about this litigation with attorney Brent Wisner, partner at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC, taking a look at how many people may have been adversely affected, and whether or not we will see settlements in these cases.

UPDATE (8/11/18): Jury awards Dewayne Johnson $289M in verdict against Monsanto Company. (Read more…)

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Elder abuse often is a silent and unreported but growing problem. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen with co-host, Heather Anderson and the Beasley Allen law firm’s attorney Chris Boutwell, take a look at the rising rate of nursing home abuse complaints, arbitration agreements, and what can be done to protect the safety of our seniors.

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