Eric is a seasoned trial lawyer who has secured eight- and nine-figure verdicts and settlements in complex commercial litigation. He has tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts and administrative forums in 10 states. He has also litigated international disputes before the American Arbitration Association’s Centre for International Dispute Resolution.
Eric has represented clients in a variety of industries, including banking and financial services, insurance, manufactured housing, window manufacturing, telecommunications, manufacturing, heavy-industrial construction and industrial metal recovery. His representation of these clients has involved complex contract disputes; Uniform Commercial Code disputes revolving around breaches of warranty, contract formation, and economic and non-economic losses; large-scale product failures; shareholder litigation for closely-held businesses; and internal corporate investigations.
- American Bank of St. Paul v. TD Bank, N.A. – Lead trial counsel in a three-week jury trial in Minnesota Federal District Court in which he obtained a judgment of more than $16.6 million on behalf of American Bank of St. Paul and 25 participant banks. American Bank’s claims arose from TD Bank’s complicity in an extensive fraud perpetrated by disgraced Orlando businessman and boy-band promoter Louis J. Pearlman. This is believed to be the first reported verdict in the country holding a bank liable for aiding and abetting the fraud of one of its customers.
- Represented a major window manufacturer on breach of warranty claims against a wood preservative supplier which resulted in a $130 million verdict against the supplier.
- Glass, et al. v. IDS Financial Services, Inc. – Represented highly compensated financial executives in an age discrimination class action against their employer which resulted in a settlement of $32 million to the executives. At the time, it was the largest ever age discrimination class action settlement.
Honors & Awards
- Named as a "Minnesota Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine (2008-2018)