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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 […]

Pennsylvania Updates June 16, 2016

Case Bulletin – Federal District Court Allows Motor Vehicle Accident Defendant to Introduce Plaintiff’s Drug and Alcohol use to Rebut Damages

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently held that a defendant in a motor vehicle accident case may introduce evidence of a plaintiff’s prior drug and alcohol use to rebut the plaintiff’s alleged damages. Fife v. Bailey, 2016 WL 1404202 (M.D. Pa. Apr. 11, 2016).  In Fife, the Plaintiff filed […]

Pennsylvania Updates June 9, 2016

Case Bulletin – Third Circuit Rules that Transportation of Fracking Water Does Not Exempt Employers’ from Paying Overtime Wages

In the case Mazzarella v. Fast Rig, LLC et al., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently affirmed the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s ruling that defendant trucking companies’ failure to pay overtime wages to their drivers constituted as a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Pennsylvania Minimum […]

Industry News June 9, 2016

Case Bulletin – Ohio Appellate Court Reverses Trial Court’s Ruling As To Experts’ Testimony Regarding Asbestos Exposure

On May 5, 2016, the Court of Appeals of Ohio for the Eighth Appellate District, County of Cuyahoga, in Barbara Watkins, Individually and as Executor of the Estate of Glenn F. Watkins, deceased v. Affinia Group, et al., __ N.E. 3d __, 2016 WL 2587123 (Ohio. Ct. App. May 5, 2016) reversed the decision of […]