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.

School should be a safe environment for our children, but in a shocking case in Los Angeles, California, Forrest Stobbe, a teacher at Queen Anne Elementary School, pleaded no contest to continuous sexual abuse of a child. As multiple other claims involving Latino children are revealed in LAUSD, calls for further investigation are underway  In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Manny J. Valdez, Jr. and guest, Stephen J. Estey, founding partner of Estey & Bomberger LLC, and a legal champion for sexually abused children, take a look at these disturbing cases, the school district’s liability and the quest to protect our children.

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After a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit, often claimants have questions about how to handle or manage their settlement money. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Ann Marie VonBank get some real world perspective from expert guest, Attorney James Heuer, Jr.,  to discuss the attorney obligations to the client during settlement negotiations and after the settlement has been reached.

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This past April, members of National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) decided to “Take the Hill”. They headed to Capitol Hill for meetings with members of Congress and senior Congressional staff to discuss important public policy and the economic security benefits of structured settlements.  Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen talks to Ringler colleagues, Peter Early and Erin Muller about their experience at “Take the Hill” and their mission to educate our elected officials on the benefits of structured settlements.

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Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, was prescribed to women to treat the symptoms of menopause for years. Then in 2002, a comprehensive women’s health study was published.  The study connected HRT to increasing incidences of breast cancer.  Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen turns to Attorney Ted Meadows from the Beasley Allen Law Firm, for more details on hormone replacement therapy,  ongoing litigation and the various plaintiffs involved in these cases.

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On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co‑host, Brian J. Fillion and guests, Sandra O’Sullivan, President of Ametros Financial Corporation and Tom Ash, Chief Executive Officer of Ametros Financial, to discuss the professional administration of Medicare Set-Aside funds and Medicare Set-Aside trusts.  Sandra and Tom talk about the benefits of Professional Administration, managing the fund as a professional administrator and how professional administration works in a structured settlement.

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Back in August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson and DePuy announced the worldwide recall of parts used for hip replacements. Studies pointed to an unusually high rate of revision surgeries connected to the devices.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Attorney Navan Ward, Jr., a Shareholder at the Beasley Allen law firm, take a look at the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall and the litigation surrounding DePuy.

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As factoring companies continue to inundate the airwaves with their high pitched promises of ready cash for structured settlements, vulnerable consumers in this tough economy are finding it more difficult to resist the hard sell; with many receiving far less than fair market value.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes co-host, Jim Early and special guest, Attorney Peter J. Vodola of Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP to discuss how the current legal system looks at these transactions. Peter explains how Ceron v. Henderson, a recent California case, has been impacting the factoring practice. He also reviews the scope of various state legislative efforts trying to provide greater protection for structured settlement recipients.

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Medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs undergo rigorous testing and must receive pre‑market approval from the FDA before they are available to the public. Unfortunately, all too often, defects and severe side effects that may or may not have been latent during testing and trials create hazardous products. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co-host Ann Marie VonBank and guest, Attorney James T. Capretz, to discuss the current litigation against the makers of some of the most dangerous drugs and medical devices.

One of the most visible examples of the recent economic crisis, was the U.S. government’s investment in American International Group (AIG). On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Mary Jane Fortin, president and chief executive officer of American General Life, to discuss how AIG is going about repaying the government. Mary Jane talks about AIG’s strategy and the progress being made and takes a look at American General’s financial strength, structured settlements as a financial part of the portfolio of American General and how the company is performing since the crisis.