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Pennsylvania Updates April 29, 2022

PA Update – Insurance Policy’s Household Exclusion Provision Enforceable Says Superior Court in Erie v. Colebank Opinion

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently held in a non-precedential opinion that Household Exclusion provisions of motor vehicle insurance policies are enforceable in Pennsylvania, and that a Plaintiff who chose not to procure Under Insured Motorist (“UIM”) coverage for his own vehicle was not entitled to UIM coverage under his parent’s policy merely because he lived […]

Zimmer Kunz News April 28, 2022

ZK News – Congratulations to Tracy Pape

Congratulations to Tracy Pape on being elected president of the Pittsburgh Legal Administrators Association (PLAA).  The PLAA is an organization of individuals holding various legal management positions in the legal industry.  The purpose of the PLAA is to promote the exchange of information regarding the administration and management of legal organizations.

West Virginia Updates April 22, 2022

WV Update – The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Finds Jury Permitted to Consider Statutorily Immune Non-Party in Fault Apportionment

On March 21, 2022, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued an opinion in State ex rel. March-Westin Co. v. Gaujot, 2022 W. Va. LEXIS 201 (W. Va. 2022), holding, in part, that a statutorily immune party must still be considered for purposes of fault apportionment under West Virginia Code § 55-7-13d. In […]

Zimmer Kunz News April 6, 2022

ZK News – Shareholder Chris Yoskosky Named $5K Club Member for Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Congratulations to Shareholder Chris Yoskosky on being recognized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for his fundraising efforts.  Chris was recognized as a $5K Club Member at the April 1, 2022 Students of the Year banquet at Heinz Field.  The 5k Club is a group of exemplary team members who raise $5,000 or more for […]

Zimmer Kunz Results April 4, 2022

ZK Results – Attorney Anthony J.G. Hassey, Secures Defense Verdict in Allegheny County Arbitration Case

On February 22, 2022, Zimmer Kunz attorney, Anthony J.G. Hassey won at arbitration in the matter of State Farm v. Olsakovsky, after Plaintiff’s counsel declined to settle the matter for the policy limits.  In the early morning hours of March 7, 2019, Defendant’s vehicle died, due to a faulty alternator, on a dark, remote part […]