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Zimmer Kunz News April 30, 2015

Jeffrey Ramaley to Serve As Moderator on Auto Insurance Law

On October 22, 2015, Attorney Jeffrey Ramaley, Zimmer Kunz member, will serve as the moderator for the Continuing Legal Education seminar:  The Auto Insurance Law Update.  The seminar will take place in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania Updates April 30, 2015

Case Bulletin – Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules on Worker’s Compensation Insurer’s Direct Suit to Recover Lien Amounts

On December 13, 2009, George Lawrence suffered a work related injury when he slipped and fell on a property leased by Domtar Paper Co. and owned by Commercial Net Realty Services, Inc.  As a result of this injury, Mr. Lawrence collected nearly $34,000 in worker’s compensation benefits from his employer’s worker’s compensation carrier, Liberty Mutual. […]

West Virginia Updates April 30, 2015

Case Bulletin – West Virginia Supreme Court Addresses Use of Writ of Prohibition

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in State of West Virginia ex rel., West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board v. Whalen, No. 14-1250 (April 13, 2015) (Jan. 2015 Term), held that in cases where it is claimed that the lower court exceeded its legitimate powers, a writ of prohibition will issue only in clear […]

Zimmer Kunz News April 19, 2015

Joseph Butcher to Serve as Moderator of CLE in Erie, PA on May 14, 2015

Joseph Butcher, Zimmer Kunz member and current First Vice President of the Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, will be the moderator of a CLE in Erie, Pennsylvania at the Erie Club on Thursday, May 14, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p.m.  The CLE is titled:  “Good Faith: Don’t Enter Into ADR […]

West Virginia Updates April 19, 2015

Case Bulletin – West Virginia Decision Upholds Caperton Test Regarding Forum-Selection Clauses and Dismisses Case for Improper Venue

In East Coast Underground, LLC v. Daniel Utility Construction, Inc., the Circuit Court granted defendant’s motion to dismiss asserting that the Harrison County, West Virginia venue selection of the plaintiff was improper. Plaintiff-Petitioner appealed arguing that the forum-selection clause in the subject contract was unenforceable. Here, the parties entered into a subcontract which contained a […]