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Zimmer Kunz News February 29, 2016

ZK News – Attorney Matthew Breneman to Present During Damages CLE

Shareholder Matt Breneman will be presenting at a CLE entitled: Damages in Person Injury Litigation.  Mr. Breneman will speaking on the issue of documenting the extent of an injury.  His lecture will focus on the nature of an injury, addressing pre-existing injuries, present and future medical expenses, and utilizing medical records to properly assess an […]

Zimmer Kunz Results February 29, 2016

ZK Result – Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Entry of Summary Judgment on Trespass Claim

On February 19, 2016, the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the entry of summary judgment in favor of the defendants in the case of Keystone River Properties, Inc. v. Canestrale, 445 WDA 2015, 2016 WL 689085. Joseph F. Butcher and Janine E. Smith represented the defendants in the case, which stemmed from the removal of a […]

Zimmer Kunz News February 29, 2016

ZK News – Attorney Sharon Hall to Speak on Topics of Preemption and Pollution Claims

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Shareholder Sharon Hall will be a speaker at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She will be a presenter on the topics of preemption and pollution claims.

Pennsylvania Updates February 25, 2016

Pennsylvania Legislative Update – Expungements of Criminal Convictions

On February 16, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Wolf signed a bill amending Title 18, Section 9192 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to expand eligibility for expungements of criminal convictions.   Under the legislation, individuals with convictions for  non-violent second and third degree misdemeanors and ungraded offenses, such as trespass, vandalism, theft or drug possession, who have […]

Zimmer Kunz News February 25, 2016

Joseph Butcher to be Presenter on Employment Law and Ethics During Upcoming CLE

Shareholder Joseph Butcher will be a presenter on the topics of employment law and ethics during an upcoming CLE entitled Local Government Law:  What Attorneys Need to Know.  The CLE is through the National Business Institute and is scheduled for March 3, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, […]

Zimmer Kunz News February 23, 2016

Zimmer Kunz Announces Gregory C. Scheuring as a New Director of the Firm

PITTSBURGH – February 23, 2016 – Zimmer Kunz PLLC, a leading regional civil litigation firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory C. Scheuring as a new Director of the firm. Mr. Scheuring is a 2002 graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law.  His practice is concentrated in the areas of product liability defense, […]

Pennsylvania Updates February 22, 2016

Case Bulletin – Pennsylvania Supreme Court holds that to determine reimbursement due to providers of medical products or services, insurers may use methods not specified in the MVFRL or regulations to calculate the “usual and customary” charge for medical products

On February 16, 2016 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that insurance providers may use methods not specifically identified in the MVFRL or regulations to calculate the “usual and customary” charge for medical products, to determine reimbursement due. Freedom Med. Supply, Inc. v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 8-EAP-2015, slip op. at p. 14 (Pa. […]

Pennsylvania Updates February 22, 2016

Case Bulletin – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Accepts Appeal to Determine Whether the Holding in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc. Applies to Failure-to-Warn claims.

On February 1, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted the Petition for Allowance of Appeal in Vinciguerra v. Bayer, 2016 WL 380955 and Amato v. Bell & Gossett, Clark-Reliance Corp, 2016 WL 381069, two separate cases that were jointly decided by the Superior Court in Amato v. Bell & Gossett, 116 A.3d 607 (Pa. Super. […]

Zimmer Kunz Results February 22, 2016

ZK Result: Attorneys Joseph Selep and Joseph Butcher Obtain Defense Win in Products Liability Trial

(Pittsburgh, PA) (January 2016).  On the sixth day of trial in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Zimmer Kunz attorneys Joseph Selep and Joseph Butcher obtained a compulsory non-suit for their client, a tire retreader.  The Plaintiffs presented evidence of the damages arising from the accident, which included the Plaintiff-husband’s personal injuries […]

West Virginia Updates February 2, 2016

Case Bulletin – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Reiterates that Plaintiffs are not Entitled to Double Recovery

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the Supreme Court of West Virginia issued a new ruling that “[w]hen an insurer makes an advance payment to a tort-claimant upon condition that the advance payment will be credited against a future judgment or determination of damages, the damages recovered by the claimant on a subsequent judgment shall be […]