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Eisenberg Rothweiler Take on Richard Ferretti Shooting and Join Fight Against Police Brutality

After awaiting answers for over a year, the family of police shooting victim Richard Ferretti recently filed a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and three police officers for the wrongful shooting death of Richard last May. Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck attorneys Ken Rothweiler and Todd Schoenhaus are representing the Ferretti family in the lawsuit. We first began covering the Richard Ferretti police shooting on our blog in November and continue to provide updates as the situation unfolds, including a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article on where things stand in the Ferretti shooting investigation one year later. Why Did Police Shoot an Unarmed Man While He Was Looking for a Parking? On the night Richard Ferretti was shot and killed, he had reportedly gone out to the gas station in his minivan to get gas for another car he and his girlfriend shared, which had run out of gas….
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Ferretti Family Sues City of Philadelphia, Police in Wrongful Death of Beloved Brother and Son

Complaint alleges that police stripped Richard Ferretti of his Constitutional rights and violated their own policies when they shot and killed him as he looked for a parking spot on May 4, 2016  PHILADELPHIA (June 6, 2017) — The Philadelphia law firm Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck PC today announced that its client, the estate of the late Richard Paul Ferretti of Philadelphia, has filed a lawsuit against the city and three of its police officers in the wrongful shooting death of Richard Ferretti on May 4, 2016. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on June 5, 2017. Defendants include the City of Philadelphia, Officer Shannon Coolbaugh of the Philadelphia Police Department, and two additional, unidentified city police officers. The filing comes after more than a year of agonizing silence for the Ferretti family, which is still searching for answers…
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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.

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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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