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Zimmer Kunz Results May 28, 2019

ZK Result – Attorney Aaron Weiss Obtains Defense Win in Auto Accident Jury Trial

(Pittsburgh, PA) (May 2019). After a civil jury trial in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss obtained a defense verdict for the insured involved in an automobile accident. The defense challenged both liability for the accident and Plaintiff’s alleged damages. The jury returned a verdict in favor […]

Zimmer Kunz Results May 15, 2019

ZK Result – Attorney Aaron Weiss Obtains Summary Judgment for Lack of Notice in Slip and Fall Case

(Mercer County, PA) (April 2019). In April of 2019 Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss obtained Summary Judgment in favor of the defendant hotel before Judge St. John of Mercer County. Plaintiff, a hotel guest, filed suit against the hotel for Negligence arising out of a slip and fall in April of 2016. During discovery, Plaintiff […]

Zimmer Kunz Results May 2, 2019

ZK Results – Attorneys Chris Yoskosky and Aaron Weiss Obtain Opinion and Order from Judge Smail (Westmoreland County) Granting Defendant Social Media Log-In Information for Personal Injury Plaintiff

(Westmoreland County, PA) (April 2019). In April of 2019 Zimmer Kunz attorneys Chris Yoskosky and Aaron Weiss obtained an Opinion and Order from Judge Smail, of Westmoreland County, granting their Motion to Compel Plaintiff’s Facebook log-in information. There are no appellate decisions on this issue, and this was the first opinion from Westmoreland County on […]

Zimmer Kunz Results April 10, 2019

ZK Results – Attorney John W. Zotter Obtains Dismissal of Lawsuit Following Entry of Multiple Discovery Orders

In a lawsuit arising out of an alleged slip and fall in the parking lot of a drug store, the Plaintiff claimed that she fractured her left wrist as a result of falling on accumulated snow and ice.  At her deposition, the Plaintiff denied that she was employed subsequent to the accident.  However, it was […]

Zimmer Kunz Results April 8, 2019

ZK Results – Attorney John W. Zotter Successfully Raises Statutory Employer Defense

In a lawsuit arising out of an industrial accident, the Plaintiff sought damages for the partial amputation of his left foot resulting from an accident wherein a counterweight pipe that was being hoisted by a crane broke and fell onto his foot.  The Plaintiff’s medical bills and lost wages totaled approximately $400,000.  At the time […]

Zimmer Kunz Results April 3, 2019

ZK Result – Attorneys Chris Yoskosky and Aaron Weiss Obtain Dismissal in Alleged Fraternity Assault Cases

(Adams County, PA) (January 2019). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Chris Yoskosky and Aaron Weiss obtained a dismissal of a national fraternity after it was sued, among other defendants, for an alleged assault by one fraternity member against another at a Spring Social. Plaintiff filed suit against the individual fraternity member, the local chapter, the national fraternity, […]

Zimmer Kunz Results March 14, 2019

ZK Results – Attorney Sharon Hall Granted Summary Judgment

Attorney Sharon Hall was granted summary judgment on behalf of her insurance client in a breach of contract/bad faith action in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  In a 37 page opinion dismissing the matter, the Court ruled that the additional insured had failed to provide timely notice to the […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 17, 2019

ZK Result: Attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley Obtain Summary Judgment in Underinsured Motorist Claim

(Indiana County, PA) (October 2018). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley obtained Summary Judgment for their client – an automobile insurance carrier – arising out of an underinsured motorist (“UIM”) claim. Plaintiff was involved in an automobile accident with a third party. Plaintiff then alleged that he required shoulder surgery as a result […]

Zimmer Kunz Results December 18, 2018

ZK Results – Attorney John W. Zotter Successfully Raises Pennsylvania’s “Hills and Ridges” Doctrine as a Defense

In a lawsuit arising out of an alleged slip and fall in the parking lot of a shopping plaza, Plaintiff alleged that she slipped and fell on ice that had accumulated in the parking lot, and that there had been a significant accumulation of snow and ice over the 24 hours prior to the incident.  […]

Zimmer Kunz Results December 18, 2018

ZK Results – Attorney John W. Zotter Obtains Dismissal of Client in Lawsuit Seeking $2,800,000 in Damages

In a lawsuit arising out of the delay in the construction of an upscale residential development in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the Developer Plaintiff claimed lost profits of $2,800,000.  In making a Section 1983 substantive-due-process claim, Plaintiff claimed that the Defendant Sewage Authority impaired Plaintiff’s constitutional rights to develop its property by obstructing access to municipal […]

Zimmer Kunz Results November 30, 2018

ZK Result – Attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley Obtain Summary Judgment in Underinsured Motorist Claim

(Indiana County, PA) (October 2018). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley obtained Summary Judgment for their client – an automobile insurance carrier – arising out of an underinsured motorist (“UIM”) claim. Plaintiff was involved in an automobile accident with a third party. Plaintiff then alleged that he required shoulder surgery as a result […]

Zimmer Kunz Results August 29, 2018

ZK Results – Attorneys George Stewart and Kerri Shimborske-Abel Obtain Summary Judgment (August, 2018, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania)

Attorneys George Stewart and Kerri Shimborske-Abel obtained the dismissal of their clients from a serious personal injury suit where the plaintiff suffered a significant traumatic injury to his lower leg in a motorcycle-motor vehicle accident.  Plaintiff claimed that as he approached an intersection, that a co-defendant suddenly and without warning entered onto the highway directly […]

Zimmer Kunz Results July 18, 2018

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

On July 18, 2018, a Westmoreland County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of a Zimmer Kunz client represented by Shareholder, John W. Zotter.  The lawsuit arose out of an accident wherein the Plaintiff, a pedestrian, was struck by the front of the Defendant’s vehicle on South Maple Avenue in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  Plaintiff sustained […]

Zimmer Kunz Results February 7, 2018

ZK Result – Adam Auchey Obtains Defense Win for Insurance Company at Arbitration

Adam Auchey obtained a defense award at arbitration in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Plaintiff, an insurance company seeking subrogation of property damage benefits paid to its insured following an accident at an exposition in Pittsburgh, filed suit against the exposition organizer and the property owner where the exposition occurred.  In response, the Defendants filed a counterclaim […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 8, 2018

ZK Result: Attorneys Joseph Selep and Aaron Weiss Obtain Defense Win in False Light / Civil Conspiracy Lawsuit against Fraternity and Fraternity Member

(Upshur County, WV) (November 2017). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Joseph Selep and Aaron Weiss obtained a dismissal for their clients – a fraternity and fraternity member – arising out of an incident at a local university. Plaintiff, a student, had been disciplined by the university following an incident involving a lewd photograph of a female student, […]

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 […]

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