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Because of our proven results and the relationships we build. Our trial lawyers are experienced. Most cases are settled out of court because we prepare for every case as if we were going to trial.

Once you retain BoneeWeintraub, we conduct the investigation and prepare and evaluate your case. We work for you on a contingency basis. If we believe there has been medical malpractice, we will do everything that is within our power to secure compensation for you.

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Click on the ‘Results’ categories below to read a few of the many successful outcomes we have achieved for our clients.

Accidents / Personal Injury

Slip and Fall Accidents. There are over 9 million slip and fall accidents annually – 25,000 injuries requiring hospital care daily – making it the number one reason for emergency room visits. The average cost for these accidents is $28,000 which includes medical bills, physical therapy and missed wages. Slip and falls are the number two cause of accidental deaths and disability, following behind auto accidents. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Bicycle Rider Hit by Automobile. Client injured when riding bicycle and hit from behind by automobile on Route 44 in Avon. High five figure settlement in 1980’s. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Wrongful Death Caused by Tractor Without Rear Lights. Older client driving on state road ran into farm wagon pulled by tractor without rear lights or reflective warning and died from injuries suffered in the crash. Settled for high six figures. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Numerous Motor Vehicle Accidents. We have represented numerous clients in pursuing and receiving compensation for motor vehicle injuries. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Recovery for Client in Rollover Injury. Our client was a back seat passenger in a car that was struck from behind by a drunk driver. Our client’s car was sent sailing over the car rail, rolled over several times, and suffered numerous internal and external injuries. Investigation showed that the drunk driver was a car salesman, had a poor driving record, and was given a demo vehicle as part of his employment by a car dealership. We negotiated a significant settlement for our client. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Two Men Seriously Injured by Drunk Driver. Two clients were severely injured due to a drunk driver running a red light. Both clients spent numerous days in the hospital recovering from their injuries. After filing lawsuit a significant settlement was achieved for both clients. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Motorcycle Rider Severely Injured. Our client was out for a leisurely ride on a clear summer day when his whole life changed in a blink of an eye. A young driver never saw our client and made a left hand turn in front of him. Our client tried to top in time, but his leg impacted the pickup’s bumper, severely breaking it in 3 places. Several surgeries and a year of physical therapy were not enough to enable our client to walk as he had previously. A lawsuit commenced and a significant settlement was achieved. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Many Dog Bite Cases with Damages Paid to Client. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Appeals

Defeated Claimed Easement a Few Feet from Manufacturing Facility. Client owned business property when neighbor claimed old easement over client’s business property to use for access to erect cell phone tower. Client blocked entrance to claimed easement and neighbor sued. Following trial, court found in favor of neighbor. We filed appeal for client and an Appellate Court found in favor of client. The easement was defeated. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Access Easement Defeated. Following trial, Court found in favor of neighbor against client. BoneeWeintraub brought appeal and won; easement declared to be invalid. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Allowed to Use Old Well. Client owned a car wash company that wanted to use an old well on property to supply its water. The local health district refused to allow the use, claiming that a regulation prohibited its use based upon separation distances. The Department of Public Health upheld the decision. We appealed to the Superior Court and successfully argued that the well predated the enactment of the regulation and did not apply. The Court agreed and allowed the car wash to use the well. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Easement Appeal Won in Connecticut Appellate Court. BoneeWeintraub’s client’s neighbor wanted to build a road on his commercial property to access a cell tower. Attorney Rothauser wrote a brief and argued this appeal before a panel of three judges. After the argument, the judges agreed with our position that my client did not have to allow the road to be built on his property. Attorney Eric Rothauser

State Appellate Court Rules in Client’s Favor Appellate Court. BoneeWeintraub represented a car dealership that was leasing a property from an owner who owed nearly $1,000,000 in back taxes to the town. In addition, the property was contaminated and the owner refused to clean up the property. The town tried to collect back taxes from the dealership because they had stopped paying rent to the owner in 2000. The court upheld BoneeWeintraub’s position and the town was prohibited from requiring their client to pay the back taxes. Canton v. Cadle: 145 Conn. App. 438. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Company and 50 Jobs Saved Civil Litigation. Attorney Ryan represented the owner of an electrical distributorship company whose biggest supplier tried to terminate their contract. Their supplier was a big corporation, publicly-traded, located in Wisconsin. On a Friday his client was handed a termination letter. The following Tuesday Attorney Ryan and his client were in court with an injunction request claiming that they couldn’t do this because the client was a franchise under Connecticut law. There had been no Superior Court or Connecticut State Court cases spelling out what constituted a franchise. The trial court agreed with us; the case went to the Appellate Court and it was affirmed. As a result, Attorney Ryan’s client is the only distributor of this manufacturer’s products in the entire United States. The client’s business is healthy and profitable. Attorney Ryan saved the company and the jobs of 50 people. Attorney David Ryan

Business Law

Company and 50 Jobs Saved Civil Litigation. Attorney Ryan represented the owner of an electrical distributorship company whose biggest supplier tried to terminate their contract. Their supplier was a big corporation, publicly-traded, located in Wisconsin. On a Friday his client was handed a termination letter. The following Tuesday I was in court with an injunction request claiming that they couldn’t do this because my client was a franchise under Connecticut law. There had been no Superior Court or Connecticut State Court cases spelling out what constituted a franchise. The trial court agreed with us; the case went to the Appellate Court and it was affirmed. As a result, my client is the only distributor of this manufacturer’s products in the entire United States. The client’s business is healthy and profitable. Attorney Ryan saved the company and the jobs of 50 people. Attorney David Ryan

Worthless investments. We represented a woman who was taken advantage of by a trusted advisor to invest in worthless promissory notes for tens of thousands of dollars. Brought suit against the defendants who quickly settled, refunding our client’s money. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

State Appellate Court Rules in Client’s Favor Appellate Court. BoneeWeintraub represented a car dealership that was leasing a property from an owner who owed nearly $1,000,000 in back taxes to the town. In addition, the property was contaminated and the owner refused to clean up the property. The town tried to collect back taxes from the dealership because they had stopped paying rent to the owner in 2000. The court upheld BoneeWeintraub’s position and the town was prohibited from requiring their client to pay the back taxes. Canton v. Cadle: 145 Conn. App. 438. Attorneys Eric Rothauser | Jay Weintraub

Family Business Owners Complex Litigation Over Ownership. Four (4) siblings of highly profitable family business went to court where clients forced other siblings to buy them out. Successful Negotiation of Buyout of Silent Investor Attorney Jay Weintraub Attorney Lee Ross Client, an engineer/MBA, purchased a machine shop with financial investment from investor/partner. Relationship quickly deteriorated and became acrimonious. After protracted and contentious negotiations, client bought out investor. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Client Minority Shareholder Litigates Against Majority Shareholder. Client, a minority shareholder, created a service business financed by other shareholder who needed client’s expertise. After business established, other shareholder tried to squeeze out client. Other shareholder commenced a lawsuit in which we filed a complex counterclaim and forced other shareholder to pay significant damages to client. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Client Shareholder Successfully Sues to Stop Shareholder Stealing Business. Client, a shareholder in an insurance underwriting business when other major shareholder plotted to start a new, similar business and take customers away from existing business. Our very wary client was encouraged by us to take legal action and a settlement very favorable to client was negotiated. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Successfully Defends Minority LLC Member from Damages Claim by Majority Owner. Client, a minority member of an LLC sued by majority owner to force additional capital contributions and pay for company’s indebtedness. After protracted litigation and negotiations suit withdrawn with no payments by client. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Litigation

Worthless investments. Represented a woman who was taken advantage of by a trusted advisor to invest in worthless promissory notes for tens of thousands of dollars. Brought suit against the defendants who quickly settled, refunding our client’s money. Client house cracked in half by town John Bonee and Eric Rothauser Represented clients whose home was destroyed by the town when, by use of an impact hammer 5 feet from the house, the foundation was cracked due to excessive vibrations. Successfully negotiated a settlement and reconstruction of the clients’ residence. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Insurance agent denied disability insurance. Despite paying premiums on his own personal disability insurance policy, our client was denied coverage for permanent disability when his cardiologist told him that he should avoid stress and give up his practice. A lawsuit was instituted and a significant settlement was achieved after mediation. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Company and 50 Jobs Saved Civil Litigation. Attorney David Ryan represented the owner of an electrical distributorship company whose biggest supplier tried to terminate their contract. Their supplier was a big corporation, publicly-traded, located in Wisconsin. On a Friday their client was handed a termination letter. The following Tuesday Attorney Ryan and his client were in court with an injunction request claiming that they couldn’t do this because the client was a franchise under Connecticut law. There had been no Superior Court or Connecticut State Court cases spelling out what constituted a franchise. The trial court agreed with us; the case went to the Appellate Court and it was affirmed. As a result, Attorney Ryan’s client is the only distributor of this manufacturer’s products in the entire United States. The client’s business is healthy and profitable. I saved the company and the jobs of 50 people.” Attorney David Ryan

State Appellate Court Rules in Client’s Favor. BoneeWeintraub represented a car dealership that was leasing a property from an owner who owed nearly $1,000,000 in back taxes to the town. In addition, the property was contaminated and the owner refused to clean up the property. The town tried to collect back taxes from the dealership because they had stopped paying rent to the owner in 2000. The court upheld BoneeWeintraub’s position and the town was prohibited from requiring their client to pay the back taxes. Canton v. Cadle: 145 Conn. App. 438. Attorneys Eric Rothauser | Jay Weintraub

Family Business Owners Complex Litigation Over Ownership. Four (4) siblings of highly profitable family business went to court where clients forced other siblings to buy them out. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Client Minority Shareholder Litigates Against Majority Shareholder. The client, a minority shareholder, created a service business financed by other shareholder who needed client’s expertise. After business established, other shareholder tried to squeeze out client. Other shareholder commenced a lawsuit in which we filed a complex counterclaim and forced other shareholder to pay significant damages to client. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Client Shareholder Successfully Sues to Stop Shareholder Stealing Business Attorney. The client, a shareholder in an insurance underwriting business when other major shareholder plotted to start a new, similar business and take customers away from existing business. Our very wary client was encouraged by us to take legal action and a settlement very favorable to client was negotiated. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Successfully Defends Minority LLC Member from Damages Claim by Majority Owner. The client, a minority member of an LLC sued by majority owner to force additional capital contributions and pay for company’s indebtedness. After protracted litigation and negotiations suit withdrawn with no payments by client. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Lee Ross

Defeated Claimed Easement a Few Feet from Manufacturing Facility Attorney. The client owned business property when neighbor claimed old easement over client’s business property to use for access to erect cell phone tower. Client blocked entrance to claimed easement and neighbor sued. Following trial, court found in favor of neighbor. We filed appeal for client and an Appellate Court found in favor of client. The easement was defeated. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Successful Lawsuit to Limit Partying on Waterfront Easement. Client with waterfront property on Litchfield County lake was harassed by neighbors partying on adjoining path to lake with dock. Following extensive investigation and title search, we filed a lawsuit against known and possible claimants. We obtained a court order limiting persons entitled to use path and dock, hours of use and storage. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Access Easement Defeated. Following trial, Court found in favor of neighbor against client. BoneeWeintraub brought appeal and won; easement declared to be invalid. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Successful Litigation to Keep Open Private Road. Two (2) clients with houses on private road sued by neighbor to deny access to their homes over the private road. After extensive research, court proceeding and negotiations with a very contentious neighbor, settlement was reached and clients continued use of the private road. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Allowed to Use Old Well. Client owned a car wash company that wanted to use an old well on property to supply its water. The local health district refused to allow the use, claiming that a regulation prohibited its use based upon separation distances. The Department of Public Health upheld the decision. We appealed to the Superior Court and successfully argued that the well predated the enactment of the regulation and did not apply. The Court agreed and allowed the car wash to use the well. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Medical Malpractice

Woman Killed in Hospital. Our client’s spouse was killed when a hospital incorrectly administer nitrous oxide instead of oxygen, suffocating her. A significant settlement was achieved prior to suit. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Client Misdiagnosed by Doctor as a Result of Failure to Take Breast Biopsy. Breast cancer developed and client soon died. High six figure settlement. Attorneys John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Municipal Law & Zoning

Big box Store Thwarted. Represented a family in eastern Connecticut who objected to a big commercial development from being approved under the town’s zoning regulations. After approval by the Zoning Commission and trial court, BoneeWeintraub convinced the Connecticut Appellate Court that the town’s zoning commission did not follow its own regulations and the big box was defeated. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

State Appellate Court Rules in Client’s Favor Appellate Court. BoneeWeintraub represented a car dealership that was leasing a property from an owner who owed nearly $1,000,000 in back taxes to the town. In addition, the property was contaminated and the owner refused to clean up the property. The town tried to collect back taxes from the dealership because they had stopped paying rent to the owner in 2000. The court upheld BoneeWeintraub’s position and the town was prohibited from requiring their client to pay the back taxes. Canton v. Cadle: 145 Conn. App. 438. Attorneys Eric Rothauser | Jay Weintraub

Probate & Will Contests

Suit Forces Trustee to Pay Principal to Client/Beneficiary. Client as beneficiary of trust for more than 20 years with no accounting and diminishing distributions sued trustees. Won a full distribution of entire share of trust principal. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Artwork Stolen from Estate. Represented an estate to recover a piece of artwork that was stolen from the estate after the decedent’s death. A lawsuit was commenced to recover the artwork and a significant settlement was achieved after mediation. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Son Cut Out of Will. Represented the only son of a woman who disinherited him in favor a dead friends’ son. After considerable litigation, a significant settlement was achieved. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Son/Daughter Cut Out of Will. Represented a son and daughter cut out of their father’s will who mistakenly believed that his children had abandoned him. On the contrary, we showed it was he who left his children when they were under 10 years old and that he had a severe drinking problem. A settlement was achieved after mediation. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Children Cut Out of Will. Represented children who were cut out of their father’s will the night before he went in for a brain tumor surgery, substituting the step mother in their place. After hard fought litigation, a significant settlement was achieved for our clients. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | John Bonee | Eric Rothauser

Real Estate & Land Use

Easement Appeal Won Connecticut Appellate Court. The client’s neighbor wanted to build a road on his commercial property to access a cell tower. Attorney Rothauser wrote a brief and argued this appeal before a panel of three judges. After the argument, the judges agreed with our position that the client did not have to allow the road to be built on his property. Attorney Eric Rothauser

New Easement for New Home. Client with contract to purchase house in Litchfield County with only access to house over road owned by someone else with no written easement. Negotiated and drafted written easement recorded on land records before closing. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Defeated Claimed Easement a Few Feet from Manufacturing Facility. Client owned business property when neighbor claimed old easement over client’s business property to use for access to erect cell phone tower. Client blocked entrance to claimed easement and neighbor sued. Following trial, court found in favor of neighbor. We filed appeal for client and an Appellate Court found in favor of client. The easement was defeated. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Successful Lawsuit to Limit Partying on Waterfront Easement. Client with waterfront property on Litchfield County lake was harassed by neighbors partying on adjoining path to lake with dock. Following extensive investigation and title search, we filed a lawsuit against known and possible claimants. We obtained a court order limiting persons entitled to use path and dock, hours of use and storage. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Access Easement Defeated. Following trial, Court found in favor of neighbor against client. BoneeWeintraub brought appeal and won; easement declared to be invalid. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Forced Seller to Pay Client for Undisclosed Failed Septic System. Within days after closing, client discovered that septic system had failed and seller had been illegally discharging waste water into town sewer. We demanded compensation from seller for construction of new septic system. Following negotiations, seller paid for new septic system. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Review Several Cell Tower Leases. Several business clients have asked us to review proposed leases for cell phone towers. After review and consultation some leases were negotiated and modified with more favorable terms for client and in others the client rejected the lease when cell tower company would not modify the lease with more favorable terms. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Successful Litigation to Keep Open Private Road. Two (2) clients with houses on private road sued by neighbor to deny access to their homes over the private road. After extensive research, court proceeding and negotiations with a very contentious neighbor, settlement was reached and clients continued use of the private road. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Eric Rothauser

Allowed to Use Old Well. Client owned a car wash company that wanted to use an old well on property to supply its water. The local health district refused to allow the use, claiming that a regulation prohibited its use based upon separation distances. The Department of Public Health upheld the decision. We appealed to the Superior Court and successfully argued that the well predated the enactment of the regulation and did not apply. The Court agreed and allowed the car wash to use the well. Attorneys Jay Weintraub | Rothauser

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

BoneeWeintraub provides Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning for single persons; young families with children; retirees; persons with family business ownership; and individual business planning.

Special Needs Trusts. BoneeWeintraub has helped many clients set up Special Needs Trusts to ensure that beneficiaries who are disabled, mentally ill, or a young person, can enjoy the use of property which is intended to be held for their benefit.

Establishing such trusts may also avoid beneficiaries losing access to government sponsored health care, long-term care and nursing home benefits. These Special Needs Trusts are frequently used to receive an inheritance or personal injury settlement proceeds on behalf of a disabled person, or from the proceeds of compensation for criminal injuries, litigation or insurance settlements.

While many individuals may have a ‘simple will’ in place, common gaps include:

– No living will or health care directive

– No durable financial power of attorney

– No revocable living trust – Inadequate planning for life insurance

– No charitable planning, despite charitable intent – No written plan for the distribution of personal property

– No business succession plan (only 3% of business owners had plan in place)

Every day you put off addressing your will and estate plans, you are leaving the legacy of your life’s work to chance. Everyone needs an estate plan to define how your assets will be distributed, how your finances should be handled, and who should speak on your behalf in the event of your mental illness or death. Contact BoneeWeintraub today to discuss next steps to take.