On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co‑host, Bill Wright from the Atlanta office of Ringler and guest Chris Risley, director of Risk Management Services at the Department of Administrative Services in Georgia, to take a look at a risk management success story from the state of Georgia.  Larry, Bill and Chris discuss the Comprehensive Risk Control Program, reducing the accident rate for Georgia’s state fleet of vehicles by 25 percent over the last two years and what impact this program will ultimately have on the number of accidents and the savings for the people of Georgia.

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Mark McVeigh, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Liberty Life, to discuss how structured settlements can be a smart financial choice in today’s challenging economic climate. Mark and Larry look at some of the challenges in the structured settlement arena today, writing annuities to support taxable settlements and the security of a structured settlement.

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Doug Merritt, out of the San Francisco Bay Area office and guest, Attorney Jeffrey S. Mitchell, partner with the firm, Bostwick, Peterson & Mitchell LLP, to talk about the latest on California’s landmark medical malpractice and liability laws. Jeff discusses the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and California’s current political climate, the defense and plaintiff  perspective of medical malpractice cases and how structured settlements have impacted his clients.

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Greg Pollex, out of the Great Lakes office and guest, Attorney Richard C. Kaufman, from the law firm Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell  & Tayler, to discuss the importance of having a settlement broker present during mediation. Attorney Kaufman talks about his role as a mediator, his thoughts on the new Medicare rules and the importance of the mediator/settlement broker relationship.

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Tom Murray, an associate in the New York City and Fairfield County, Connecticut offices and Attorney Henri A. Demers, partner with the firm Ahmuty, Demers & McManus, to look at the importance of having a broker present at the settlement table from a defense attorney’s perspective. They discuss the broker’s role in mediation or at the settlement conference, when to bring a broker into the settlement process and what kinds of cases are best suited for a structured settlement from a defense attorney’s standpoint.

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.

Mass produced homes built with poor-quality products have led to a number of construction defect cases across the country. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Angus Kennedy out of San Diego, California, Attorney Bruno Wolfenzon, from Wolfenzon, Schulman & Rolle and Attorney Dave H. Gardner out of Newport Beach, CA, to look at the necessary qualifiers for construction defect cases, discuss the long term effects on homeowners, the tax side of these cases and the benefits of using structured settlements.

A long-term liability, such as a block of worker’s compensation losses, an environmental loss or construction defect, can weigh down your firm’s balance sheet. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Brian Fillion, President and Founder of Liability Transfer Corporation, to discuss liability transfer and how this process of analyzing, transferring and managing liabilities can benefit corporations and law firms.

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and colleague, Gayle S. Christen, welcome Attorney Dave H. Gardner out of Newport Beach, CA, to discuss how a structured settlement comes into play when a marriage is dissolved.  They discuss the advantages of a structured settlement for both sides of a divorce case, the tax advantages of a structured settlement and how marriage cases vary from state to state.

Millions of gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf since an oil rig, operated by British-Petroleum (BP), exploded and later sank off the Louisiana coast on April 20, 2010.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Daniel E. Becnel, Jr., to discuss the litigation from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  They look at the kind of lawsuits that could be filed and the impact this oil spill could have on the fishing industry, tourism and ultimately the environment.