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Zimmer Kunz News July 21, 2016

Shareholder Matthew G. Breneman to Present at CLE

Shareholder Matthew G. Breneman will be presenting at a CLE entitled “How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)”.  The CLE is being sponsored by NBI and will take place on August 31, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Cambria Suites Downtown Pittsburgh at CONSOL […]

Zimmer Kunz Results July 15, 2016

ZK Result: Shareholder Jeffrey Ramaley Secures Defense Verdict For Client

(Beaver County, PA) On July 13, 2016 , Jeffrey Ramaley received a defense verdict following a two (2) day trial in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in a rear end motor vehicle accident where liability was admitted.   Although the impact was minor, the plaintiff had undergone back surgery eight (8) months before the accident and, four (4) […]

Pennsylvania Updates July 15, 2016

Case Bulletin – Federal District Court Determines that Allegations Did Not Properly Allege Claim Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

On April 7, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in Hofacker v. Wells Fargo Bank National Association __ F.Supp.3d __, 2016 WL 1383715 (E.D. Pa., April 7, 2016) held that Plaintiff failed to allege that Defendant did not act in good faith in the interactive process pursuant to the […]

Zimmer Kunz Results July 11, 2016

ZK Result: Attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley Obtain Defense Win in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

(Pittsburgh, PA) (July, 2016).  Attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley obtained dismissal of a federal court case on behalf of their clients due to the Plaintiffs’ failure to comply with discovery requirements. Plaintiffs alleged injuries as the result of an accident with a truck, owned and operated by the Defendants. Defendants served discovery on Plaintiffs on […]

Zimmer Kunz News July 5, 2016

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz Lawyers and Firm Garner 2016 Peer Review Honors

Zimmer Kunz is pleased to announce that four of its lawyers have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®. The firm has been recognized in Best Law Firms in America®.  The four earning Best Lawyer honors are Dara DeCourcy, Edward Dixon, Joseph Selep and George Stewart.  George Stewart and Joseph Selep are recognized for Civil […]

West Virginia Updates July 1, 2016

Case Bulletin – Sanctions Not Imposed on Defendant Who Stipulated to Liability After Denying Liability in Discovery Responses

In a Memorandum Decision announced on June 17, 2016 in McGhee et al. v. Smith et al., No. 15-0765, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia declined to impose sanctions on a defendant who denied liability in response to a request for admission but later stipulated to liability before trial.  The court held that, […]

Industry News July 1, 2016

Case Bulletin – United States Supreme Court Holds that Warrantless Blood Draws Upon DUI Arrests are Unconstitutional

On June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a 7-1 decision in the matter of Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U.S. ____ (2016), wherein the Court considered three separate challenges to “implied consent” laws, which require suspected DUI drivers to undergo a breath or blood test, without a warrant, or face prosecution for […]