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Pennsylvania Updates May 27, 2016

Pennsylvania Legislative Update – Pennsylvania is Amending Requirements for Use of Child Seats

The Pennsylvania legislature has passed Senate Bill 1152 amending requirements for the use of child seats.   Pennsylvania law under Title 75, Section 4581 already requires children under age 4 to be secured in a child seat, but does not specify the direction they must face. Bill 1152 amends this Section, requiring children to ride […]

Zimmer Kunz News May 25, 2016

ZK News – Shareholder Joseph Butcher Visits Capitol Hill To Address Needs of Federal Courts

On May 19, 2016, Zimmer Kunz PLLC Shareholder Joseph Butcher visited with lawmakers and their staff members as a participant in the Federal Bar Association’s Capitol Hill Day.  Mr. Butcher met with Senator Bob Casey, Senator Pat Toomey’s general counsel, and staff to Congressman Mike Doyle, Keith Rothfus and Tim Murphy to address issues with […]

Zimmer Kunz News May 25, 2016

ZK News – Attorney Matthew Breneman Presents During Damages CLE

Shareholder Matt Breneman was a presenter on April 29, 2016 at a CLE entitled: Damages in Person Injury Litigation.  Mr. Breneman spoke on the issue of documenting the extent of an injury.  His lecture focused on the nature of an injury, addressing pre-existing injuries, present and future medical expenses, and utilizing medical records to properly assess an […]

Pennsylvania Updates May 25, 2016

Case Bulletin – Commonwealth Court Interprets “Compensation” in Context of Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund

In its May 9, 2016 opinion in Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, No. 1849 C.D. 2014, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania interpreted the word “compensation” in the context of the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund to include both medical benefits and wage loss benefits.  The Court’s ruling barred a workers’ compensation claimant […]

Pennsylvania Updates May 2, 2016

Case Bulletin – Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Oil and Gas Company Pursuant to Estoppel by Deed

On March 29, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its unanimous opinion in Shedden v. Anadarko E&P, 103 MAP 2014,  in favor Defendant Anadarko.  In that case, Plaintiffs sought to invalidate Anadarko’s lease to one half of the oil and gas underlying their property on the basis that Plaintiffs did not own title to that […]