Two Penn State Law students find success at Zimmer Kunz, PLLC, through the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Summer Clerkship Program.
In Nease v. Ford Motor Company (4th Cir., February 1, 2017) 2017 WL 437665, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that Plaintiff’s expert’s testimony was unreliable and inadmissible. Plaintiff, Howard Nease, commenced a product liability action against Ford Motor Company alleging that Mr. Nease suffered injuries in an accident caused […]
On December 14, 2016, the Pennsylvania Superior Court (the “Court”) issued its decision in Petty v. Federated Mutual Insurance Co., 2016 WL 7234016 (Pa. Super. 2016), holding: (1) the deviations from the statutory form for waiving underinsured motorist (“UIM”) coverage and the actual form used by the insurer were inconsequential niggles that had no impact […]
The Top Gavel recognizes Zimmer Kunz as Westfield’s Best Business Practices Partner for 2016. Nominations for the award were submitted by Westfield Claims Professionals to the Claims Legal Unit for consideration. Westfield representatives, Michael Cronin, Robyn Lepore and Gary McClintock visited our Pittsburgh office to present the award. Chris and his team are honored to receive […]
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a ruling in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, where it discussed statistical expert opinions and interpreted the standard under Daubert for utilizing these experts’ opinions. In Karlo, the defendant was a manufacturer of automotive glass. When the […]
In an opinion announced on January 13, 2017 in High v. Pennsy Supply, Inc. (No. 411 MDA 2016), a strict products liability case, the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County granting summary judgment in favor of the defendant concrete supplier. The Superior Court held that the […]
In Farrell v. Regola, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently held that issues involving documents allegedly covered by attorney-client privilege were immediately appealable as a collateral order; communications made to clinical social workers were protected by the psychiatrist/psychologist privilege; and handwritten notes taken during civil deposition; and a prior criminal trial were protected by attorney client […]
In late December, 2016, ZK attorneys Jeff Ramaley and Francesca Miller, representing an estate that was a defendant in a personal injury action, were successful in persuading the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas to apply the Dead man’s Act before trial. The estate was one of two defendants. The court ruled that the plaintiff […]