Employees deemed ‘essential’ are still heading into work during the coronavirus pandemic, often risking their lives. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen talks with workers compensation attorney Alan S. Pierce, from Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, about possible litigation stemming from the pandemic and what employment safety standards should be in place.

A jury awarded an $80 million verdict to Edwin Hardeman, ruling he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, stemming from his use of Roundup on his property, however, a federal judge slashed the damages award to $25.27 million. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host Cindy Chanley talk with attorney Jennifer A. Moore, founder of Moore Law Group, PLLC, about the verdict, the damages reduction and the potential mediation of future cases involving Roundup. 

In recent years there has been a rise in lawsuits against the increasingly popular ridesharing companies, like Lyft and Uber. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Manny J. Valdez, Jr. and guest, attorney Laurel L. Simes, founding partner of Levin Simes Abrams LLP, talk about this growing legal topic, the rideshare companies’ response to allegations and litigation, and what needs to be done to guarantee the safety of the passenger.

When a legal settlement involves an injured child, the parent or guardian is responsible to ensure the child is taken care of financially and physically long-term. How do structured settlements for minors differ from those for adults? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, Ryan Christen Oliphant, discuss details of structured settlements for minors so the interests of the child are the priority and the funds are not dissipated.

If you think cases of foodborne illness and litigation are on the rise, you’re right. The CDC estimates 48-Million Americans a year suffer from foodborne illnesses, some more serious than others. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Timothy D. Lytton, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development at Georgia State University College of Law, take a look at foodborne illness litigation, legislation, and food safety. 

When it comes to selling property or a business, buyers and sellers are always looking for an easy transaction, on top of saving money. On this episode of Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause discuss structured installment sales. Larry and Phil discuss the benefits and advantages of going with a structured installment sale, and the reasons to go with a structured installment sale, especially in our current economy.

Two years after the shootings at the 91 Harvest Music Festival when a gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International agreed on a settlement valued between $735 million and $800 million.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. , joined by attorney Mo Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, discuss this settlement, the liability and negligence of MGM, and how this human tragedy led to a relatively quick settlement.

Technology has changed just about every aspect of the practice of law, and the use of technology has increased dramatically even in the courtroom. Host Larry Cohen and co-host Cindy Chanley talk with the Honorable Elizabeth Bonina, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County, New York, and a neutral for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), as they take a look at the use of technology in the Alternative Dispute Resolution arena and discuss how technology is improving the process.

Twenty-four states and thousands of local governments agreed to a multibillion-dollar proposed settlement by Oxycontin maker, Purdue Pharmaceuticals LP, and its owners, the Sackler family, while a number of Attorney Generals in 25 states have refused. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. are joined by attorney Jonathan Novak from the Fears Nachawati Law Firm, as they discuss this proposed settlement, Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing, and whether the remaining 25 states will agree to a settlement or take their fight to the courts.

The workers’ compensation industry has an extremely rich history dating back to biblical times, but the workers’ compensation arena has changed and is changing as the current workplace changes. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen is joined by attorney Alan S. Pierce, from Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, as they look at the history of workers’ comp and discuss technology’s impact on the workplace, how workers’ comp is keeping up with the millennial generation and protecting them, and what all of this mean for workers’ comp litigation and structured settlements for workers.