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Zimmer Kunz Results May 17, 2022

ZK Results – Attorneys Joni Mangino, Aaron Weiss, and Zach Evans Obtain Dismissal of Untimely Lawsuit filed Against Dentist

(Butler County, PA) (April 2022). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Joni Mangino, Aaron Weiss, and Zach Evans recently obtained the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against a dentist by two former patients. The lawsuit was initially commenced by a Writ of Summons and claimed injuries for medical malpractice. However, once the Complaint was filed it alleged only […]

Zimmer Kunz Results May 13, 2022

ZK Results – Attorney Danielle Zietak Obtains Dismissal for Out-of-State Defendant

In a lawsuit filed in Brooke County, WV, it was alleged that Plaintiff suffered injuries to his person and property when Defendant John Doe, an employee of Defendant PennDOT, allegedly backed a vehicle into Plaintiff’s driveway and yard, which were located in West Virginia. Defendant, an agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, filed a Motion […]

Zimmer Kunz Results May 6, 2022

ZK Results – Attorney John W. Zotter Obtains Dental Malpractice Defense Verdict

Zimmer Kunz Shareholder, John W. Zotter, secured a defense verdict in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Pennsylvania for a dentist who was alleged to have committed professional malpractice and failed to obtain the informed consent of his patient.  The lawsuit arose out of an extended course of dental treatment that was planned […]

Zimmer Kunz Results May 6, 2022

ZK Results – Attorney John W. Zotter Obtains Dismissal for Product Manufacturer

In a lawsuit filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County, Pennsylvania, it was alleged that the 11-year-old Plaintiff was injured as she exited a five story, one hundred twenty-foot-long outdoor tube slide at a YMCA Camp and crashed into a hard-plastic mesh net at the end of the landing platform.  The Minor-Plaintiff […]

Zimmer Kunz Results April 4, 2022

ZK Results – Attorney Anthony J.G. Hassey, Secures Defense Verdict in Allegheny County Arbitration Case

On February 22, 2022, Zimmer Kunz attorney, Anthony J.G. Hassey won at arbitration in the matter of State Farm v. Olsakovsky, after Plaintiff’s counsel declined to settle the matter for the policy limits.  In the early morning hours of March 7, 2019, Defendant’s vehicle died, due to a faulty alternator, on a dark, remote part […]

Zimmer Kunz Results February 23, 2022

ZK Results – Attorney Sharon Hall obtains summary judgment and dismissal of wrongful death suit

Attorney Sharon Hall obtained summary judgment for her clients in a wrongful death suit alleging professional negligence in the performance of home health services leading to the death of a client.   Plaintiff, the administrator of the estate of the deceased, claimed the home health agency was liable for her mother’s death when they failed to […]

Zimmer Kunz Results November 1, 2021

ZK Result – Attorneys Mark Fiorilli and Adam Auchey secure dismissal of client in high stakes litigation in West Virginia

(Brooke County, WV) (October 2021) Last month, Zimmer Kunz attorneys Mark A. Fiorilli and Adam S. Auchey obtained a significant victory at the summary judgment stage in Brooke County, West Virginia. In early 2021, our client was joined into a lawsuit originally filed in 2016, alleging a deliberate intent claim against it.  The plaintiff contends […]

Zimmer Kunz Results October 8, 2021

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

(Allegheny, PA) (October 2021). After a two day civil jury trial in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss obtained a defense verdict on behalf of his client in a motor vehicle accident at a three-way intersection. Both parties claimed the other was at fault, and that he/she […]

Zimmer Kunz Results June 9, 2021

ZK Result – Attorney Aaron Weiss Obtains Dismissal of Parent in Lawsuit for Injuries at Daughter’s College Apartment

(Allegheny County, PA) (March 2021). Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss recently obtained a dismissal of a parent from a lawsuit for personal injuries arising out of his daughter’s college apartment. A college student alleged that he was injured when he fell from the roof of an apartment during a party. When the student sued the […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 6, 2021

ZK Result – Attorney Jeffrey Ramaley Obtains Summary Judgment in Insurance Coverage Dispute

(Somerset County, PA) (November 2020). Zimmer Kunz attorney, Jeffrey Ramaley, recently obtained Summary Judgment in favor of an auto insurance carrier arising out of a Declaratory Judgment Action regarding an insurance coverage dispute. In this case, the insurer issued a policy to an individual, naming him as both the policyholder and an excluded driver. The […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 4, 2021

ZK Result – Attorney Aaron Weiss Obtains Superior Court Affirmation of Judgment on the Pleadings

(Bedford, PA) (November 2020). In November of 2020, Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss obtained Affirmation from the Pennsylvania Superior Court against Plaintiffs’ appeal of an award entering Judgment on the Pleadings on behalf of the Defendant for a motor vehicle accident where Plaintiffs had previously signed a release. In November of 2017, Plaintiffs signed a […]

Zimmer Kunz Results May 18, 2020

ZK Results – Attorneys Aaron Weiss, and Jeffrey Ramaley Obtain Summary Judgment in Insurance Coverage Dispute

(Armstrong County, PA) (April 2020). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley recently obtained Summary Judgment in favor of an auto insurance carrier arising out of a Declaratory Judgment Action regarding a coverage dispute for liability coverage for the daughter of the insured policy holder. In this case, the insured’s daughter was involved in […]

Zimmer Kunz Results February 17, 2020

ZK Result – Attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley Dismiss Pennsylvania Federal Court Case against Client from California for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

(Western District, PA) (January 2020). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Aaron Weiss and Jeffrey Ramaley recently obtained a Dismissal in favor of a California client for a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania over an alleged breach of a contract for goods and services for a construction project in Stockton, California. After suit was initially filed in Washington County, […]

Zimmer Kunz Results February 17, 2020

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

(Washington, PA) (February 2020). After a three day civil jury trial in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Pennsylvania, Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss obtained a defense verdict for Progressive Advanced Insurance Company in an Underinsured Motorist (UIM) case involving in a rear-end automobile accident. The Plaintiff alleged she had to undergo a […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 31, 2020

ZK Result – Attorney Aaron Weiss Obtains Dismissal of Residential Homeowners for Contractor’s Injury during Work on their Roof

(Crawford County, PA) (December 2019). In December of 2019 Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss successfully argued Preliminary Objections in favor of homeowners arising out of a contractor’s injury before President Judge Vardaro of Crawford County. Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that the homeowners hired an independent contractor to install a metal roof on their house. This contractor […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 31, 2020

ZK Result – Attorneys Dara DeCourcy, Aaron Weiss, and Jeffrey Ramaley Obtain Summary Judgment in Insurance Coverage Dispute

(Westmoreland County, PA) (January 2020). Zimmer Kunz attorneys Dara DeCourcy, Aaron Weiss, and Jeffrey Ramaley recently obtained Summary Judgment in favor of an auto insurance carrier arising out of a coverage dispute for Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Coverage. The insured was involved in an automobile accident on November 8, 2014. Prior to that time he had […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 9, 2020

ZK Results – Win in the Pennsylvania Superior Court for Attorney John W. Zotter

On October 28, 2019, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in favor of a Zimmer Kunz client represented by Shareholder, John W. Zotter.  The lawsuit filed in Westmoreland County arose out of an accident wherein the Plaintiff, a pedestrian, was struck by the front of the Defendant’s vehicle.  The lawsuit included a claim for punitive damages […]

Zimmer Kunz Results November 6, 2019

ZK Results – Attorney Aaron Weiss Successfully Resolves Nuisance Lawsuit Between Local Craft Brewery and Neighbor

(Mercer County, PA) (August 2019). Zimmer Kunz attorney Aaron Weiss successfully defended a local craft brewery against a nuisance lawsuit filed by one of its neighbors. In August of 2019 the parties were able to reach an amicable settlement to resolve all outstanding issues. Plaintiff initially filed suit against the brewery alleging it was creating […]

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 […]

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