News from Our Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Firm

Richard Ferretti’s Family Continues to Fight for Justice Following Police Shooting

  On May 4, 2016, a Philadelphia police officer fatally shot 52-year-old Richard Ferretti while he was searching for a parking spot in an area around St. Joseph’s University. Last November, we featured a detailed and extensive blog post about the Richard Ferretti police shooting. In addition, Philadelphia magazine did a piece on the story and now, The Philadelphia Inquirer has published an article on the incident and where things stand one year later. As we recounted in the November blog post, prior to the shooting, police received a call around 1 am regarding a “suspicious” minivan driving near the intersection of 63rd Street and Overbrook Avenue. At the time, Richard was returning from the gas station. He was driving a purple Dodge Caravan. He and his girlfriend lived together near St. Joseph’s University and he had gone to the gas station to get gas for their other vehicle. Undercover…
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Pennsylvania Superior Court Upholds $55 Million Seat Belt Defect Verdict Against Honda

As reported both nationally and in The Legal Intelligencer, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has affirmed a record-setting $55 million jury verdict against Honda Motor Company from a product liability lawsuit involving a seat belt defect. The plaintiff in the case, Carlos Martinez, is represented by Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck attorneys Stewart Eisenberg and Daniel J. Sherry, Jr. Stewart and Daniel secured the $55 million jury verdict for Mr. Martinez against Honda after a Philadelphia jury determined that the seatbelt installed in the 1999 Acura Integra was defective and caused Mr. Martinez to strike his head on the vehicle’s roof during a low-speed rollover. This caused Mr. Martinez, a beloved husband, father, and wage-earner, to become a motorized wheelchair dependent quadriplegic who is now forced to rely on others for all activities of daily living. The jury also determined that Honda failed to adequately warn Mr. Martinez of the dangers associated with the seatbelt, given that Honda knew, since 1992, that that seatbelt would…
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Nancy Winkler to Appear on WFMZ-TV 69 News to Discuss Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

Be sure to tune in on April 24 when an interview featuring Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck partner Nancy Winkler will air on WFMZ-TV 69 News. The interview will focus on nursing home abuse lawsuits and how they work. Nancy is one of three attorneys included in the broadcast, which will air at 7 pm. What Aspects of Nursing Home Abuse Law Will the Interview Cover? The telecast will cover several aspects of nursing home abuse lawsuits, including: Whether there has been an increase in nursing home abuse cases over the last 10 years Types of problems plaintiff’s face in nursing home abuse lawsuits The role Medicaid liens and arbitration clauses play in nursing home abuse litigation Is nursing home abuse the result of poor quality help and/or staff shortages? Types of nursing home abuse injuries victims endure Options for Nursing Home Abuse Victims and Their Families In the…
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Ken Rothweiler Speaks on Fox News About a Recent Verdict Relating to a Philadelphia Building Collapse

Ken Rothweiler was on Fox 29 to speak about a recent verdict related to a building collapse in Philadelphia. You can watch the video by clicking here, or go to to learn more about the case. None of the victims were represented by Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eiseberg & Jeck.

Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck Named a 2017 Best Law Firm

Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck PC is happy to report that our law firm has been included as part of the 2017 Best Law Firms in America list. This announcement comes on the heels of all five of our firm’s partners being named to the 2017 The Best Lawyers in America list earlier this year. What Is Best Law Firms? U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers are the organizations behind the Best Law Firms list. For over 30 years, Best Lawyers has been in publication. It is the longest-standing peer-reviewed legal publication. The Best Law Firms rankings are the product of thorough process that involves gathering and evaluating peer-reviews from leading attorneys, lawyer and client evaluations and information provided by the law firms themselves. Best Law Firms uses this information to rank the law firms nationwide and within their own metropolitan. The rankings are categorized by legal…
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Fredric Eisenberg & Todd Schoenhaus Discuss Historic $265 Million Amtrak Settlement at CLE

A recent Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation involved an in-depth review of the historic $265 million Amtrak settlement. The CLE was held at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia on Tuesday, November 22 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck, PC partner Fredric Eisenberg, and associate Todd Schoenhaus are members of the Plaintiffs’ Management Committee (PMC) that the court appointed to handle the settlement, presented the CLE along with other members of the PMC. “I am honored to be part of an incredible team of lawyers that will present this historic settlement program which not only provides each participant with the opportunity to a non-adversarial hearing but will ensure compensation by the end of next summer,” said Fredric Eisenberg regarding the Amtrak settlement and his role presenting the CLE. The CLE covered the entire timeline of events that led to the…
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Police Fatally Shot Richard Ferretti as He Was Searching for Parking. Why?

In May, Richard Ferretti was fatally shot by a Philadelphia police officer. Philadelphia magazine recently published a story about the Richard Ferretti police shooting. Nationally, this tragic incident has not garnered as much attention as it should. Richard was 52 years old and a talented chef prior to his death. He leaves behind a loving family and girlfriend. Richard was reportedly driving around in a minivan searching for a parking spot near St. Joseph’s University at the time of his shooting. Now, his family wants answers. How did this happen? Why Did Police Fatally Shoot a Man Looking for a Parking Spot? The Philadelphia magazine piece recounted what happened the night Richard was killed. The story included as much information as was known at the time of publication. Prior to the deadly shooting, police received a call just before 1 am about a “suspicious” minivan driving near the intersection of…
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Amtrak to Pay Out Historic $265 Million Settlement for 2015 Derailment

Multiple news outlets, including AP, CBS News, NPR, KYW, Legal Intelligencer, and the Philadelphia Business Journal, are reporting that a historic settlement has been reached in the May 2015 Amtrak derailment that happened in Philadelphia. The settlement, which is reportedly $265 million, was approved by a federal judge in Philadelphia yesterday morning. The Amtrak settlement will cover all pending claims that resulted from the deadly train crash involving Amtrak Train No. 188. The settlement is part of a multi-district litigation (MDL). Fredric Eisenberg of Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck, PC is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Management Committee (PMC) appointed by the court for the MDL. He had this to say regarding the settlement, “We are all pleased that the process of compensation is now underway. The PMC worked diligently under the court’s supervision to establish a program to compensate all victims in an efficient and timely manner.” The…
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Seven Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers Lists for 2016

We are proud to announce that seven attorneys from our firm have been recognized as top-rated Personal Injury lawyers in Pennsylvania, and once again selected to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists of outstanding attorneys. “Once again, it is gratifying to see that the lawyers in our firm have received recognition for their effort and for their terrific results.  It continues to remain our mission to serve as a voice for those who often are not heard and to seek out the truth on their behalf.” – Dan Jeck, Managing Partner Super Lawyers Stewart J. Eisenberg Kenneth M. Rothweiler Nancy J. Winkler – Also named to Top 50 Women List for Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Fredric Eisenberg Daniel Jeck Rising Stars Joshua B. Schwartz Daniel J. Sherry, Jr. Super Lawyers lists include attorneys from all 50 states and Washington D.C., and a range of more than 70 practice areas. Each candidate is…
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Phila. Judge Urges Upholding $55.3M Crashworthiness Award Against Honda

Gina Passarella, The Legal Intelligencer September 22, 2015 A Philadelphia trial judge has rejected the 25 issues Honda has raised in its appeal of a $55.3 million crashworthiness verdict against the car manufacturer. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Shelley Robins New was not persuaded by American Honda Motor Co.’s arguments that Philadelphia was an inconvenient forum or that the court improperly admitted evidence of alternative seat-belt designs that were developed after the car was manufactured but before the accident at issue occurred. And among a number of other arguments New rejected, she dismissed Honda’s argument that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling in Tincher v. Omega Flex, which came down more than four months after the verdict in Martinez v. American Honda Motor, required the granting of a new trial. New’s Sept. 17 opinion in Martinez was in response to Honda’s appeal of the June 2014 verdict in favor of…
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