Debra J. Jordan vs. the City of Nitro
PA- John F. Dascoli; J- James C. Stucky
* Jordan was manager for the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Nitro until she resigned from her position on Jan. 20. Jordan claims she was a victim of workplace harassment by City Council members Dave Casebolt, Jim McKay and Bill Javins and City Treasurer John Young. Due to the harassment, Jordan sought and received medical treatment, according to the suit. Jordan is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1010
Terry Means, as next friend of Ilene Lou Kidd vs. Ulysses Grant Young d/b/a Kanawha Terrace Mobile Home Park
PA- Travis A. Griffith; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* On June 11, 2010, Kidd was walking from her home to her mobile home community’s local mail drop to obtain her daily mail. When Kidd stepped into the local mail drop area, she slipped on accumulated gravel and fell. Means claims Kidd was diagnosed with a broken ankle and was placed in a cast, but later, an infection in the area began to spread and Kidd’s leg was amputated below the knee. Means is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-1016
Paul Casket Company, Inc. vs. Cooke Funeral Home, Inc. and Cooke & Pauley Funeral Home, Inc.
PA- Clinton W. Smith; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Paul Casket Company provided goods and/or services to the defendants in the amount of $31,837.69. It claims the defendants have not made payment for the goods and/or services. Paul Casket Company is seeking judgment in the amount of $31,837.69 with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1034
Andrew N. Watson vs. Five Guys Operations, LLC
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Watson was employed by the defendant from Nov. 1, 2011 until Dec. 15, 2011. Watson claims the defendant failed to pay his final wages within 72 hours of discharge. Watson is seeking compensatory and liquidated damages.
Case number: 12-C-1037
Victoria Butrus vs. John Q. Hammons Hotels, Inc. d/b/a Embassy Suites
PA- Susan J. Van Zant; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* On June 17, 2011, Butrus was a guest staying in the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston when she slipped and fell in the atrium due to puddles of water on the floor. Butrus is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1044
M.H., by and through his parent and next friend, D.H. vs. the Mineral County School Board of Education; the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources; the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety; and Denise Fitch
PA- Trent A. Redman, Michael D. Payne; J- Carrie Webster
* M.H. was a student at Keyser Primary Middle School in 2010. In June 2010, M.H. and other students were at Fitch’s residence, who is an employee at Keyser, visiting her daughter. D.H. claims M.H. was sexually assaulted by Fitch while at the house. The incident was reported to the defendants, but Fitch was permitted to continue working at the school. D.H. is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-1047
Brent Sullins vs. Charter Foods, Inc.
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Carrie Webster
* Sullins was employed by the defendant from Dec. 28, 2011, until Jan. 11. He claims the defendant failed to pay his final wages within 72 hours of discharge. Sullins is seeking compensatory and liquidated damages.
Case number: 12-C-1054
William Lockhart vs. State of West Virginia-Department of Highways and Dimitri Lymon Beverly
PA- Henry E. Wood III
* On Sept. 9, 2010, Beverly, who was employed by the Department of Highways, was driving north on Interstate-77 in Charleston when he failed to maintain control of his vehicle by following too close and struck the vehicle being driven by Lockhart and then continued to drive on the road without stopping. Lockhart is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-1055
Delores K. Clark vs. the West Virginia State Board of Education and the Wayne County Board of Education
PA- Andrew J. Katz; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Clark was a bus driver for the defendants and has taken medication for depression for many years, but her medication has never effected her operation of a bus. She claims in September 2008 she began to feel very tired and “not quite right,” and she reported off work for a number of days. During her days off work, Clark felt very depressed and admitted herself to a hospital for psychological treatment, according to the suit. Clark claims when she was released and attempted to return to work, the defendants suspended her certification to operate a school bus. Clark is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-1066