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Eric Edward Rothstein

Eric Rothstein’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Kato v. 625 Ownership, LLC

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $900,000 settlement
    Description:
    A piece of metal fell from the third floor of a commercial office building and struck the client in the head causing her to lose consciousness and suffer scaring. Another attorney referred the case to Rothstein Law and after meeting the client we suspected that she suffered a brain injury as a result of the accident, which our experts confirmed. Although the client had minimal treatment and refused to follow our experts' suggestions for future care, we were still able to achieve a $900,000 settlement.
  • Anonymous v. Anonymous

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    730,000
    Description:
    A woman experienced delivery trauma as a result of inadequate anesthesia. Rothstein Law PLLC settled this case in a mediation without the need to file a lawsuit. Several other law firms turned this case down either because they did not see liability or because they thought the case was too small. Rothstein Law recognized its value and made it a winner.
  • Havis v. County of Westchester

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $1,500,000
    Description:
    The rear doors of an articulated doors closed on the plaintiff has he exited the rear doors of the bus. When the doors failed to re-open, the plaintiff's arm became trapped in the doors causing the bus to drag him before he fell and was run over by the rear tires. As a result, the plaintiff suffered a multiple fractures and underwent numerous surgeries. The bus company claimed that the accident could not have happened as the plaintiff said and that he must have been injured in a head on collision with another vehicle. Eric E. Rothstein hired a biomechanical engineer and flew her in from Pennsylvania to exam the plaintiff. The expert concluded that the plaintiff's injuries were consistent with his being dragged and run over and inconsistent with a head on collision.
  • Not Guilty Verdict in Search Warrant Case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty verdict
    Description:
    The police executed a search warrant at the client's apartment and found 26 zips of cocaine. The client was charged with possessing the drugs with the intention to sell them. Rothstein Law was able to demonstrate that someone who had a key to the apartment left the drugs there without the client's knowledge. Critical to our success was documenting the client's whereabouts in the hours just prior to the search and having the person who owned the drugs testify about what he had done.
  • Drugs Suppressed For Client On Lifetime Parole

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 05, 2010
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Rothstein Law PLLC Drugs Suppressed For Client On Lifetime Parole. Another attorney retained Eric Rothstein to handle a suppression hearing for the client who was arrested for felony drug possession while he was on lifetime parole. The police testified that they responded to the client's building in response to an anonymous call of shots... fired at the location. However, during cross-examination, Mr. Rothstein established that the police stayed inside the location, a two-family home, for over three hours before encountering the client despite finding no evidence that any shots had been fired. As a result of, the Judge ruled that because the police cannot act as an occupying army and stay inside a private home for such a long period of time without any basis to do so, the drugs had to be suppressed. This victory saved the client from being returned to jail for possibly life.
  • Not guilty is robbery case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 09, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Verdict
    Description:
    The client was accused of robbing a wheelchair bound man in the vestibule of his apartment building lobby. On its face, the complaining witness appeared to be a sympathetic figure. However, Mr. Rothstein's investigation revealed that he has been a criminal and drug addict since age 8, lied to his doctors and a Judge, and failed to notice that the client had a large skin discoloration running from his neck to forearm and a large tattoo from the forearm to wrist. The failure to notice these physical characteristics proved fatal to the prosecution because Mr. Rothstein established that the complaining witness had seen the person who attacked him 30-60 times in the one or two months before the incident. Mr. Rothstein was able to convince the jury that the client was the victim of a mistaken identification. Mr. Rothstein shredded the witnesses' credibility and reliability while also vigorously attacking the police work. Mr. Rothstein's investigation established that the arresting officer nominated himself for Cop of the Month for making the arrest but forced the DA to concede that the officer's performance had been "mediocre" and not worthy of the award. The jury returned its not guilty verdict in only 35 minutes.
  • 6-Figure Settlement For Teen Who Caused Fir

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    The client received burns to his hand and arm after he caused a kitchen fire by frying chicken. The fire started when the client left the pot unattended to use the bathroom. When he returned to the kitchen, the client exacerbated the situation by trying to douse the fire with water. However, the apartment's smoke detector failed to work. Rothstein Law's investigation showed that the family had moved in less than 1 week before and that the smoke alarm, which was electrical, had not been connected. The building’s insurance company initially refused to make an offer because the client's father signed a lease indicating that the alarm was working when he signed it. However, Mr. Rothstein got the Property Manager to admit during his deposition that the alarm did not work when he tested it after the fire. As a result of this admission, the carrier changed position and the case settled for a 6-figure number.
  • Shoplifting Case Dismissed

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    Shoplifting Case Dismissed
    Description:
    The client, who was arrested at Century 21 for shoplifting (Penal Law § 155.25) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (Penal Law § 165.40) is not a U.S. citizen and was scheduled for fly home later this week in order to get engaged to be married. The District Attorney initially offered the client an ACD and community service meaning the case would be adjourned for 6 months and then dismissed and sealed. However, because the case would technically remain open during the 6 month period, Immigration would have the discretion to deny re-entry to the U.S. Mr. Rothstein reached out to a high ranking official in the District Attorney’s Office and then took the client in for a meeting. As a result of the meeting, the District Attorney agreed to dismiss the case in the interests of justice and the client will not have any immigration problems.