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Industry News April 9, 2021

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms that the PLCB Must Implement a Procedure for Direct Shipment of Special Orders

On March 25, 2021, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the previous Opinion and Order of the Commonwealth Court, holding that the PLCB must implement a new procedure permitting the shipment of special orders directly to customers. MFW Wine Co., LLC v. Pa. Liquor Control Bd., 2021 Pa. Lexis 1275 (Pa. Mar. 25, 2021). Prior to […]

Zimmer Kunz News April 9, 2021

ZK News – Attorney Joseph Butcher to Present for National Business Institute

Zimmer Kunz Attorney and Shareholder Joseph Butcher will be one of the speakers for National Business Institute’s Mini-MBA for Attorneys on April 23, 2021.  Mr. Butcher will be speaking on the topic of Labor and Employment Law.  The link for the live on-line seminar is as follows: https://www.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/The-Mini-MBA-for-Attorneys/Online-Seminar/89221ER_3210050?st=PA&crdt=PA%20CLE&pt=1

Pennsylvania Updates March 22, 2021

PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – PACKAGE OF BILLS AMENDING CRIMINAL LAWS AND EVIDENTIARY RULES PASSES STATE HOUSE AND HEADING FOR STATE SENATE

During the week of March 15, 2021, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed several bills reforming and amending various aspects of criminal law and evidentiary rules.  These bills include: HB 103 – This bill would create the offense of harassment of a law enforcement officer if a person intentionally causes or attempts to cause a […]

Pennsylvania Updates March 10, 2021

Case Bulletin – 1 S.A.N.T. Inc. vs. Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and National Fire & Marine Insurance Co.

On January 15, 2021, U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV dismissed a Pennsylvania restaurant’s proposed class action seeking coverage from its insurance company for losses due to the coronavirus. The court found that establishments that were limited to carry-out service during the pandemic had not sustained the “direct, physical loss” that is necessary to trigger their […]

Industry News January 18, 2021

Case Bulletin – EEOC v. Route 22 Sports Bar, Inc. and Crazy Mexican Restaurant & Grill, LLC

The EEOC recently filed suit against two West Virginia Restaurants, Route 22 Sports Bar, Inc. and Crazy Mexican Resaurant & Grill, LLC.  The charging party, a female employee along with a class of female employees, alleged being subjected to a hostile work environment because of their sex. The Defendants also are alleged to have retaliated […]

Zimmer Kunz Results January 6, 2021

ZK Result – Attorneys Erin Corcoran and Jeffrey Ramaley Obtain Summary Judgment in Insurance Coverage Dispute

(Somerset County, PA) (November 2020). Zimmer Kunz attorneys, Erin Corcoran and 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 […]

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 News August 19, 2020

ZK News – Dara DeCourcy Serves as Planner for Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Webcast

Dara DeCourcy served as a course planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s webcast, “Virtual Advocacy in Pennsylvania’s Appellate Courts”. The webcast will air August 27 at 2:00 pm. The program features Supreme Court Justice Christine Donohue, Superior Court Judge Carolyn Nichols and Commonwealth Court Judge Michael Wojcik; they will describe the methods their courts use […]

Pennsylvania Updates August 13, 2020

Covid-19 Update – Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries, and other Licensed Premises Permitted to Temporarily Add Outdoor Serving Areas Due to Covid-19

For all Pennsylvania licensed alcohol establishments, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has temporarily waived both the application fee and the 30-day waiting period typically required to extend a licensed premises outdoors. A few key notes for an establishment seeking to obtain an outdoor extension of premises include:  The establishment must submit a plan for […]

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 […]

Industry News May 1, 2020

EEOC Guidance Relating to COVID 19 Testing

On April 23, 2020, the EEOC put out new guidance pertaining to employers requiring COVID 19 testing/inquiries. The EEOC guidance attempts to clarify the legality of such testing under the ADA. According to the EEOC guidance, during a pandemic, ADA-covered employers may ask such employees if they are experiencing symptoms of the pandemic virus. For […]

Pennsylvania Updates April 6, 2020

Covid-19 Update -The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s April 1, 2020 Order

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its Second Supplemental Order regarding the Judicial Emergency caused by Covid-19. Most significantly, all Pennsylvania courts are to remain closed to the public (except for essential services) through April 30, 2020. President Judges of each court of common pleas are authorized to extend this closure […]

Industry News March 6, 2020

Case Bulletin – Roverano v. John Crane, Pennsylvania Supreme Court

In Roverano v. John Crane, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered whether the Fair Share Act requires a factfinder to apportion liability on a percentage, as opposed to a per capita basis, in strict liability asbestos actions.  The Court also considered whether the Fair Share Act requires a factfinder to apportion liability to bankrupt entities that […]

Zimmer Kunz News March 4, 2020

ZK News – Attorney Aaron Weiss Selected to be a Speaker at Upcoming Federal Bar Association’s Rising Young Professional Symposium in Washington, DC

Attorney Aaron Weiss has been selected to speak at the upcoming annual Federal Bar Association’s Rising Young Professional Symposium on March 20-21, 2020 in Washington, DC. This symposium joins attorneys from across the country for two days of CLEs on a wide variety of topics related to federal practice. Aaron’s topic is titled “Alternative Service […]

Zimmer Kunz News March 2, 2020

ZK News – Dan Cuddy Presents at ACBE CLE – A Night at the Science Center – True Crime Criminal Procedure

Dan Cuddy participated in a panel discussion CLE program on the basics of practicing criminal law.  The session was organized by Thomas Cocchi as part of his participation in the Bar Leadership Initiative Class with the ACBA Young Lawyers Division.   The session covered the basics of criminal procedure for attendees at the Science Center’s “True […]

Zimmer Kunz News February 25, 2020

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz Sponsors Brewers’ Bottle Share at Hop Culture’s Juicy Brews Beer Festival in Pittsburgh

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, Hop Culture hosted its Juicy Brews Beer Festival in Pittsburgh, bringing together 43 breweries from across the country to share samples of their beer with the local community. Zimmer Kunz sponsored the pre-event brewers’ bottle share, allowing brewers the opportunity to meet and socialize the night before the event. Thank […]

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 […]

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