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Zimmer Kunz Results October 10, 2017

ZK Results – Jury Trial Defense Verdict for Attorney John W. Zotter

On September 28, 2017, an Allegheny County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Zimmer Kunz clients represented by Shareholder, John W. Zotter.  Plaintiff filed suit against the owner of commercial property and the tenant, a worldwide restaurant chain.  Plaintiff alleged that she sustained a closed head injury when she slipped on ice and […]

Zimmer Kunz Results September 28, 2017

ZK Results – Attorney Ryan Zeli receives verdict in favor of contractor client

On September 28, 2017 shareholder Ryan Zeli received a non-jury verdict from the Court of Common Pleas of Blair County, Pennsylvania in favor of a contractor he represented who struck a transformer while clearing brush on state game lands. The impact with the transformer caused an oil spill and required specialized environmental cleanup. The Plaintiff, […]

Zimmer Kunz Results July 14, 2017

ZK Results – Attorney Jeff Ramaley receives verdict in favor of insurance company client

On July 11, 2017 shareholder Jeff Ramaley received a non-jury verdict from the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in favor of an automobile insurance carrier he represented and against an insured in a dispute as to whether a waiver of UIM coverage was valid.  The insured argued that the waiver was invalid […]

Zimmer Kunz Results May 18, 2017

ZK Results – Attorney Aaron Weiss Obtains Defense Win in Auto Negligence Jury Trial

(Pittsburgh, PA) (May 2017). After a two day civil jury trial in the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss obtained a defense verdict for the insured in a rear-end automobile accident. The Plaintiffs presented evidence of damages arising from the accident, including pain and suffering, lost wages, and […]

Zimmer Kunz Results March 26, 2017

ZK Result – Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Entry of Compulsory Non-Suit Obtained by Joseph W. Selep and Joseph F. Butcher

On February 28, 2017, the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Dolby v. Ziegler Tire and Supply Company, et al. affirmed the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County’s entry of a compulsory non-suit in favor of the defendants. Plaintiffs alleged that a coal truck accident occurred as a result of an allegedly defective retreaded truck tire […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 10, 2017

ZK Results – Attorneys Jeff Ramaley and Francesca Miller successful in persuading trial court to apply the Dead man’s Act

In late December, 2016, ZK attorneys Jeff Ramaley and Francesca Miller, representing an estate that was a defendant in a personal injury action, were successful in persuading the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas to apply the Dead man’s Act before trial.  The estate was one of two defendants.  The court ruled that the plaintiff […]

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) […]

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 Results June 17, 2016

ZK Result: Attorneys Janine Smith, Dara DeCourcy, and Jeffrey Ramaley obtain a defense win in Federal Court

The United States District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania granted the motion for summary judgment filed by Attorneys Janine Smith, Dara DeCourcy, and Jeffrey Ramaley in a case that involved a dispute over the amount of Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage available under a single-vehicle auto insurance policy. The Plaintiff sought UIM coverage following […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Zimmer Kunz Results December 22, 2015

ZK Result: Attorney Chris Yoskosky Obtains Dismissal of Client on a Motion for Summary Judgment in High Profile Case That Later Results in $32,000,000 Verdict Against Remaining Defendants

Pittsburgh, PA (December 2015)   This lawsuit arose from a tragic motor vehicle accident in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in which a car occupied by a family of 4 was rear-ended by a truck owned by the original defendant masonry company and operated by its driver, who was also sued individually.     The accident resulted in […]

Attorney Sharon Hall Helps The PA Fish and Boat Commission Reach a $2.5M Settlement over Dunkard Creek Fish Kill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 14) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today confirmed that it has reached a $2.5 million settlement with Murray Energy for civil damages resulting from a devastating 2009 pollution incident in which discharges from a coal mine entered Dunkard Creek, contributing to a massive fish kill spanning nearly 30 miles […]