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Pennsylvania Updates April 26, 2016

Case Bulletin – Federal District Court Addresses Continuing Violation Doctrine

On March 11, 2016, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted the employer-defendant’s Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss, providing further explanation of the continuing violation doctrine in employment discrimination claims.  In the case of Camplese v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, No. 15-784, 2016 WL 930728 (M.D. Pa. March 11, 2016), […]

Zimmer Kunz Results April 20, 2016

ZK Result: Attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley Obtain Defense Win in Federal District Court

(Pittsburgh, PA) (April, 2016) The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted the motion to dismiss filed by Attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley on behalf of a rental car company in a case where the Plaintiff alleged a number of injuries as the result of his handcuffing by the police […]

Pennsylvania Updates April 20, 2016

Case Bulletin – Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Provide Guidance on Impairment Ratings

On April 15, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted a Petition for Allowance of Appeal in the matter of Protz v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Derry Area School District)  to determine whether the Commonwealth Court, after finding that the provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act (the Act) pertaining to medical evaluations and impairment ratings was […]

Pennsylvania Updates April 8, 2016

Case Bulletin – Trial Court Denies Request for Dismissal Filed by Third-Party “Texter” Who Allegedly Texted Defendant-Driver

In the case of Gallatin v. Gargiulo, et. al., Plaintiff filed a Complaint arising out a motor vehicle/motorcycle accident which resulted in the death of Daniel E. Gallatin. In the Complaint, Plaintiff alleges that Defendant-Driver, Gargiulo, was text messaging on her cell phone at the time that the accident occurred. Plaintiff further alleges that the […]

Pennsylvania Updates April 8, 2016

Case Bulletin – Pennsylvania Superior Court Finds that Defendant’s Toxicologist Expert’s Testimony Regarding Intoxication was Sufficient Corroborating Evidence to Permit the Admission of BAC Results for Decedent-Plaintiff

At the center of Coughlin v. Massaquoi was the examination of the threshold in Pennsylvania by which BAC results are admissible at trial. In this case, Defendant was seeking to introduce evidence regarding the intoxication of the decedent-Plaintiff. Coughlin involved a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident which resulted in the death of Mr. Coughlin. The jury ultimately […]