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Pennsylvania Updates April 6, 2020

Covid-19 Update -The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s April 1, 2020 Order

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its Second Supplemental Order regarding the Judicial Emergency caused by Covid-19. Most significantly, all Pennsylvania courts are to remain closed to the public (except for essential services) through April 30, 2020. President Judges of each court of common pleas are authorized to extend this closure […]

Industry News March 6, 2020

Case Bulletin – Roverano v. John Crane, Pennsylvania Supreme Court

In Roverano v. John Crane, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered whether the Fair Share Act requires a factfinder to apportion liability on a percentage, as opposed to a per capita basis, in strict liability asbestos actions.  The Court also considered whether the Fair Share Act requires a factfinder to apportion liability to bankrupt entities that […]

Zimmer Kunz News March 4, 2020

ZK News – Attorney Aaron Weiss Selected to be a Speaker at Upcoming Federal Bar Association’s Rising Young Professional Symposium in Washington, DC

Attorney Aaron Weiss has been selected to speak at the upcoming annual Federal Bar Association’s Rising Young Professional Symposium on March 20-21, 2020 in Washington, DC. This symposium joins attorneys from across the country for two days of CLEs on a wide variety of topics related to federal practice. Aaron’s topic is titled “Alternative Service […]

Zimmer Kunz News March 2, 2020

ZK News – Dan Cuddy Presents at ACBE CLE – A Night at the Science Center – True Crime Criminal Procedure

Dan Cuddy participated in a panel discussion CLE program on the basics of practicing criminal law.  The session was organized by Thomas Cocchi as part of his participation in the Bar Leadership Initiative Class with the ACBA Young Lawyers Division.   The session covered the basics of criminal procedure for attendees at the Science Center’s “True […]

Zimmer Kunz News February 25, 2020

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz Sponsors Brewers’ Bottle Share at Hop Culture’s Juicy Brews Beer Festival in Pittsburgh

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, Hop Culture hosted its Juicy Brews Beer Festival in Pittsburgh, bringing together 43 breweries from across the country to share samples of their beer with the local community. Zimmer Kunz sponsored the pre-event brewers’ bottle share, allowing brewers the opportunity to meet and socialize the night before the event. Thank […]

Zimmer Kunz Results February 17, 2020

ZK Result – Attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley Dismiss Pennsylvania Federal Court Case against Client from California for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

(Western District, PA) (January 2020). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley recently obtained a Dismissal in favor of a California client for a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania over an alleged breach of a contract for goods and services for a construction project in Stockton, California. After suit was initially filed in Washington County, […]

Zimmer Kunz Results February 17, 2020

ZK Result – Attorney Aaron Weiss Obtains Defense Win in Underinsured Motorist Coverage Auto Accident Jury Trial

(Washington, PA) (February 2020). After a three day civil jury trial in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Pennsylvania, Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss obtained a defense verdict for Progressive Advanced Insurance Company in an Underinsured Motorist (UIM) case involving in a rear-end automobile accident. The Plaintiff alleged she had to undergo a […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 31, 2020

ZK Result – Attorney Aaron Weiss Obtains Dismissal of Residential Homeowners for Contractor’s Injury during Work on their Roof

(Crawford County, PA) (December 2019). In December of 2019 Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss successfully argued Preliminary Objections in favor of homeowners arising out of a contractor’s injury before President Judge Vardaro of Crawford County. Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that the homeowners hired an independent contractor to install a metal roof on their house. This contractor […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 31, 2020

ZK Result – Attorneys Dara DeCourcy, Aaron Weiss, and Jeffrey Ramaley Obtain Summary Judgment in Insurance Coverage Dispute

(Westmoreland County, PA) (January 2020). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Dara DeCourcy, Aaron Weiss, and Jeffrey Ramaley recently obtained Summary Judgment in favor of an auto insurance carrier arising out of a coverage dispute for Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Coverage. The insured was involved in an automobile accident on November 8, 2014. Prior to that time he had […]

Zimmer Kunz News January 27, 2020

ZK News – Staff Collects Items for Light of Life Mission

Zimmer Kunz employees collected toiletries and winter wear for the Light of Life Mission in recognition of the Martin Luther King Day of Service.  Light of Life provides housing, food and recovery programs for men, women and children.

Pennsylvania Updates January 24, 2020

Case Bulletin – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds that Insurance Policy Provision Requiring IME is Void

Most automobile insurance policies include a provision that requires an insured who is seeking first party benefits to submit to an independent medical examination, (IME).  In a recent opinion, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that those medical examination policy provisions conflict with Section 1796(a) of Pennsylvania’s Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, (MVFRL), which includes […]

Zimmer Kunz News January 20, 2020

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz to Open Office in Weirton, WV

Zimmer Kunz will be opening a new office in Weirton, WV at the beginning of February 2020.  The new office address is 243 Three Springs Drive, Suite 14A, Weirton, WV 26062.  We will be closing our Morgantown office at the end of January 2020.  Attorney Sharon Hall will be running the Weirton Office.

Zimmer Kunz News January 20, 2020

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz Sponsors Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast

Zimmer Kunz was proud to sponsor the annual Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast held at the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church.  The event commemorates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to changes in the law and social justice. At the breakfast, the HSBD “Drum Major for Justice Award” is presented to […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 9, 2020

ZK Results – Win in the Pennsylvania Superior Court for Attorney John W. Zotter

On October 28, 2019, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in favor of a Zimmer Kunz client represented by Shareholder, John W. Zotter.  The lawsuit filed in Westmoreland County arose out of an accident wherein the Plaintiff, a pedestrian, was struck by the front of the Defendant’s vehicle.  The lawsuit included a claim for punitive damages […]

Zimmer Kunz News January 3, 2020

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz Announces Aaron H. Weiss as a New Director of the Firm

Pittsburgh – January 3, 2020 – Zimmer Kunz, PLLC, a leading regional civil litigation firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron H. Weiss as a new Director of the firm. Mr. Weiss is a 2015 graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law, cum laude, and a 2012 graduate of the George Washington […]

Pennsylvania Updates December 17, 2019

Case Bulletin – Safe Auto Ins. v. Oriental – Guillermo (214 A.3d 1257 (Pa. 2019)

In the August, 2019 decision of Safe Auto Insurance Company v. Oriental-Guillermo, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania found that an unlisted resident driver exclusion (URDE) in an automobile insurance policy was enforceable against the policyholder’s live-in girlfriend. Therefore, the court found that the automobile insurance carrier was not obligated to provide insurance coverage to the […]

Zimmer Kunz News December 17, 2019

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz Attorney Elected to South Park Township Board of Supervisors

Congratulations to Zimmer Kunz Attorney, Brian Lucot! On November 5, 2019, Brian was elected to the Board of Supervisors of South Park Township, defeating a three-term incumbent.  South Park Township’s local government is comprised of a Board of three elected Supervisors.  The term for a Supervisor is six years.  The Board of Supervisors’ duties include […]

Zimmer Kunz News November 26, 2019

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz Attorneys host Mingle and Munch Get Together aboard the Seaport Elite

Zimmer Kunz Attorneys attended the DRI Seminar in Boston, MA. which addressed  critical issues impacting the insurance industry and how to best confront the many challenges important to the industry moving forward.   ZK hosted clients and industry professionals aboard the Seaport Elite, taking in the beautiful the views of the Boston skyline.

Zimmer Kunz Results November 6, 2019

ZK Results – Attorney Aaron Weiss Successfully Resolves Nuisance Lawsuit Between Local Craft Brewery and Neighbor

(Mercer County, PA) (August 2019). Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss successfully defended a local craft brewery against a nuisance lawsuit filed by one of its neighbors. In August of 2019 the parties were able to reach an amicable settlement to resolve all outstanding issues. Plaintiff initially filed suit against the brewery alleging it was creating […]

Zimmer Kunz News November 4, 2019

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz sponsors Counselors vs Cancer

This year, the American Cancer Society and Westfield Insurance joined forces to host the fourth annual Counselors vs. Cancer Charity Golf Classic.  Zimmer Kunz was once again an Elite Sponsor of this event.  The 2019 Classic was a great success.  Dollars raised will help the American Cancer Society support education and prevention efforts, fund cancer […]