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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There has been major legislative movement making improvements to the Structured Settlement Protection Act across the states, most recently in Florida, Virginia and Wisconsin.  Now, progress is being made to ensure that injured parties are being protected and the word of the benefits of structured settlements is spreading. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early invite Eric Vaughn, Executive Director of National Structured Settlements Trade Association, to discuss this important legislation.

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A non-qualified assignment involves the transfer of a future periodic payment obligation arising from the settlement of a dispute from the defendant or its carrier to a third-party assignee.  In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert join Tom Donahue, Vice President of Structured Settlements Marketing at Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, to discuss Liberty Life’s structured settlement program, the benefits of non-qualified assignments, and ways to effectively use them.

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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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Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with colleague, Bill Wright, and special guest Professor Seth Freeman, J.D., a highly-rated professor of negotiation and conflict management at NYU’s Stern School of Business and at Columbia University, discuss  negotiation tactics, in particular the art of skilled legal negotiating, along with observations and advice to attorneys when it comes to preparation.

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The National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) is a driving force educating Americans about the value of a structured settlement.   Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and colleague, John Machir, a founding member and current President of NSSTA and head of National Marketing for Ringler, discuss the many  issues that NSSTA champions behind the scenes on Capitol Hill.  Larry and John take a look at tax reform and Congress, protecting the tax free status of annuity payments to people with serious injuries and how a structured settlement expert is vital for a successful settlement outcome.

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In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk with special guest, John Fostik, Principal of Battery Hill Consulting, to discuss a variety of important topics within the workers’ compensation arena. John spotlights structured settlement planning, the National Council on Compensation Insurance Report (NCCI Report), workers’ compensation catastrophic claims management and the use of structured settlements.

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The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the driving force behind assisting people with disabilities. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Randy Dyer, and special guest, Mark Perriello, the President and CEO of the AAPD , to talk about some of the important work that the AAPD is doing this year and the proposed Federal tax reform that could impact people with disabilities, as well as those who have structured settlements.

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On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague, Bobby Steele and special guest Brendan Lynch, former President of Institutional Products at Travelers Life & Annuity and investment advisor to life companies, as they spotlight Brendan’s  incredible opinion piece, “What Does Warren Buffett Know That You Should?   Brendan discusses his connection with life companies, the industry, Buffett’s  profitability in business and the benefits of structured settlements.

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Cindy Chanley, CSSC, long-time Ringler Associate serving Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana and a member of the Board at Ringler, talks about working in the structured settlement business for 30 years, with a focus on helping injured people solve complex problems. Hear about a compelling case and lessons learned by this professional structured settlement consultant.