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West Virginia Updates January 8, 2015

Case Bulletin – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Affirms Jury Verdict and Trial Court Rulings In Rear End Collision Accident In Response to Multiple Assignments of Error

On November 21, 2014, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a memorandum decision affirming the finding of the circuit court and jury verdict award  (over $1 million) in favor of the respondent in the case of Barrett v. Retton. This case resulted in a significant jury award for a rear-end motor vehicle accident […]

Pennsylvania Updates January 8, 2015

Case Bulletin – Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Insureds Can Assign Bad Faith Claims to Injured Third Parties

On December 15, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that an insured can assign his or her bad faith claim against his or her insurance carrier to the injured party.  In  Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company v. Jared Wolfe, a man was injured when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver.  At trial, […]

Zimmer Kunz News January 8, 2015

Matthew Breneman – CLE presentation on Slip and Fall Cases in Pennsylvania

Shareholder Matthew Breneman was recently a presenter at a continuing education course entitled “Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Pennsylvania.”  Mr. Breneman spoke regarding the fundamentals of slip, trip and fall litigation including relevant case law and statutes.  He also discussed the typical causes of slip/trip and falls and the most common injuries seen […]

Industry News January 2, 2015

Slow on the ‘Quick Take’: Eminent Domain Powers Under Pennsylvania’s Business Corporation Law

Oil and gas companies may be tapping into stores of natural gas in Pennsylvania, but they face difficulties realizing profits due to the challenges in transporting the shale gas to refineries for consumer use. Pipeline capacity constraints have become a cause for regional disparity of prices of natural gas around the country as production outpaces […]