Author Archives: Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C.

National retailers are pulling Johnson & Johnson baby powder products from their stores

In the wake of Johnson & Johnson discovering that a bottle of its baby powder contained asbestos, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, and Walmart have pulled some or all of the 22-ounce bottles of Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder the stores stock on their shelves and online. The retailers’ actions come on the heels of Johnson & Johnson’s recent announcement that it was recalling around 33,000 22-ounce bottles of baby powder…
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New York Post article ties increase in Boy Scouts membership fees to sex abuse cases filed against it—including those brought by Eisenberg Rothweiler

On January 1, 2020, the Boy Scouts’ registration fee will almost double from $33 to $60 per scout. In a recent article, the New York Post attributed the increase to the sex abuse cases against the Boy Scouts, including former scouts represented by Eisenberg Rothweiler and the Abused in Scouting team. Abused in Scouting is a group of lawyers from three law firms including Eisenberg Rothweiler who have banded together to take…
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The Los Angeles Times profiles Eisenberg Rothweiler client in story about California’s new sex abuse law

In an October 20 article about California extending its statute of limitations for sex abuse cases, the Los Angeles Times profiled one of Eisenberg Rothweiler’s clients who is preparing to sue the Boy Scouts of America. Our client alleges that he was sexually abused by his former assistant scoutmaster when he was a teenager. The article notes that Abused in Scouting, a group of lawyers from three firms including Eisenberg…
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$25 Million Verdict Reached for Man Who Fell Through Skylight

Attorneys Ken Rothweiler, Fred Eisenberg, and Todd Schoenhaus achieved a verdict in excess of $24.8 million for their clients, Michele Kalinowski and her husband Sean Kalinowski,  who was severely and permanently injured after falling through a skylight while working on a roof in Delaware County. The nearly four-week trial was held in the Philadelphia Common Court of Common Pleas before the Honorable Lisa Rau. After two days of deliberations, the jury of twelve reached…
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800 Boy Scouts of America Victims Allege Sexual Abuse Since Start of 2019

Since the start of the year, an estimated 800 men have come forward to allege they were sexually abused as children while participating in Boy Scouts of America. The news was recently announced at a conference in Washington, only one day after attorney Stewart Eisenberg, the founder of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., and a second attorney filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia on behalf of a 57-year-old man….
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Ford Issues Safety Recall for 1.2 Million Ford Explorers

Ford Motor Company recently issued a safety recall for 1.2 million Ford Explorer SUVs. According to the company, the recall affects select Ford Explorers that are at risk of suffering from fractured toe links. When the toe link suffers a fracture, steering becomes much more difficult and the risk of a crash increases. Ford said in a statement that the issue  affects vehicles built at its Chicago assembly plant between…
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Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Scandal: More Than 12,000 Victims?

The Boy Scouts of America is facing thousands of accusations involving child sexual abuse. For many decades, the organization maintained a blacklist that accounted for thousands of instances of alleged child sexual abuse. In 2012, the Los Angeles Times wrote extensively on these blacklists, which are also known as the “perversion files”. The Los Angeles Times uncovered sex abuse accusations against 5,000 volunteers and scout leaders during its in-depth investigation….
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IIHS Releases Report on Pickup Truck Crash Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has important news for pickup truck owners. Multiple pickup models with older designs could put front seat passengers at severe risk of serious harm in a collision. According to IIHS, these models were designed in a way that did not emphasize the same level of safety that models with modern designs provide. IIHS crash-tested the vehicles from multiple angles and then issued ratings…
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Expands Airbag Probe to 12.3M Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently expanded its investigation into multiple vehicle models with allegedly defective airbag control units. According to investigators, 12.3 million vehicles could be affected by the issue, which may keep the airbags from deploying during a crash. As many as eight deaths are suspected to be related to the potential defect. NHTSA upgraded its investigation to an engineering analysis, which could signal the federal…
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Fisher-Price Recalls the Rock’n Play Sleeper

On April 12, 2019 the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of all Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper models.  They have urged consumers to immediately stop using the sleeper since numerous infant fatalities were reported. The Fisher-Price recall is issued for approximately 4.7 million Rock’n Play Sleeper products that were sold in all major retailers internationally. As of today, over 30 infant fatalities and hundreds…
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