Wednesday, Nov. 30

Lawrence Carte and Roberta A. Carte vs. Union Carbide Corp, Elkem Metals Company, Jebsens Metals Inc., 3M Company, et al.
J-King, PA-Victor S. Woods

  • Lawrence Carte, a Fayette County resident, worked at metal smelting plant in Alloy, from 1976 to present. He claims he was exposed to silica and silica-containing dust and, as result of exposure, suffered serious and permanent bodily injuries, incurred medical expenses and lost wages. He claims he was injured by exposure to silica-containing products and use of defective respiratory protective equipment and other devices necessary to carry out factory operations.
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2640

    Lonnie R. Griffith and Gladys Y. Griffith and George W. Black and Marilyn Black vs. 3M Company, US Silica Company, ACF Industries, ACF of Delaware, et al.
    J-Stucky, PA-Victor S. Woods
  • Lonnie Griffith and George Black worked at ACF in Huntington, Griffith from 1969 to 2000 and Black from 1966 to 1996. They claim they were exposed to silica and silica-containing dust and, as result of exposure, suffered serious and permanent bodily injuries, incurred medical expenses and lost wages. Serious permanent bodily injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, future med expense and earning capacity They claim thy were injured by exposure to silica-containing products and use of defective respiratory protective equipment and other devices necessary to carry out factory operations
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2641

    Thursday, Dec. 1

    Hencil A. Wade, Sherri L. Wade and Lexi C. Wade vs. General Motors Corp and Mid-State Chevrolet & Buick Inc., Sutton WV
    J-Bloom; PA-David L. Grubb and Wendy E. Radcliff
  • The Wades bought a car from Mid-State in Sutton on Dec. 27, 2004, they allege was in violation of the "Lemon Law." They seek a jury trial for money damages and equitable relief under the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, the Uniform Commercial Code and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2645

    BBL Carlton vs. Security America Inc.
    J-Berger; PA-Alonzo D. Washington
  • BBL Carlton was the contractor that building the new state Department of Environmental Protection headquarters in Kanawha City. Security America provided security for site. BBL Carlton claims that on Dec. 3, 2003, Security America personnel allowed individuals to enter the job site and take electrical equipment from the property. BBL Carlton sustained loss of $41, 895.50
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2646

    Paul A Mattox Jr., Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways vs. Thomas M. Young and TWP Enterprises
    J-Berger; PA-Jeff J. Miller
  • State Division of Highways claims Young, as a driver for TWP Enterprises, was negligent when the boom of a backhoe being hauled struck the beams on the overhead structure of a bridge in Summers County. The State seeks $129,739.75 for labor and equipment needed to repair the bridge as well as costs.
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2647

    David A. Nichols and Linda J. Nichols vs. Southern Appalachian Coal Co, The Valley Camp Coal Company, WRM Inc., Black Rock Contracting Inc, Geupel Construction Company, Glasgow Inc., Lane Construction Company
    J-Zakaib; PA-Victor S. Woods
  • A resident of Clay County, Nichols claims he was exposed to silica and silica-containing dust and, as result of exposure, suffered serious and permanent bodily injuries, incurred medical expenses and lost wages. He claims the companies didn't provide equipment with dust suppression/collection systems of reasonable and prudent design to limit exposure to unsafe levels of silica dust.
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2650

    Walter L. James Sr. vs. Anchor Packing Company et al.
    J-visiting judge; PA-John E. Sutter
  • James claims he was exposed to asbestos and other harmful dusts while working at FMC Ordnance in South Charleston from 1962 to 1973 and as a laborer at West Virginia Paving in South Charleston from 1973 to 1999.
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2651

    Danny Hutchens, for estate of Nellie Hutchens, vs. CAMC, Heartland of Beckley, Manor Care Inc.
    J-Kaufman; PA-Erin L. Winter,
  • Hutchens claims his mother, now deceased, was not provided proper nursing home care at CAMC's rehabilitation facility and Heartland of Beckley. He seeks a jury trial to determine damages.
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2654

    Brooke Renee Staats vs. Eric Thurston Rogers and Guaranty National Insurance Co.
    J-Stucky; PA-D. Scott Tyree
  • Suit claims Staats was insured under her mother's policy with Guaranty that provided underinsured motorist coverage when she was injured as a passenger in a vehicle owned and operated by Tiffany Renee Hughes on July 5, 2004. Rogers was driving another car that wrecked, causing the accident, the suit claims. Staats sustained permanent injuries to her neck, back, limbs and nervous system. Hughes' policy already has paid its full liability limit of $20,000.
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2656

    Jerry Hilbert LLC vs. Eric J. Showalter; April L. Showalter; Fifth Third Bank, Ohio Valley; and Shenandoah Valley National Bank, dba Summit Mortgages
    J-King; PA-Mary K. Prim
  • Hilbert, a contractor, said the Showalter's didn't pay him for work done on their home at 1909 Clark Point Terrace in Charleston. He seeks principal and interest, which totals $20, 606.24, as well as other costs.
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2657

    Friday, Dec. 2

    Sandra Watters and David Watters vs. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and John Doe
    J-Walker; PA-Timothy J. LaFon
  • On a visit to the Wal-Mart at Nitro Marketplace, Sandra Watters claims a soft drink tray caused her to slide and fall, causing permanent injuries. Seeks damages for injuries and medical bills as well as court costs and expenses.
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2658

    Dennis L. Craddock and Donna R. Craddock vs. Fleetwood Retail Corporation of West Virginia
    J-Berger; PA-Timothy J. LaFon
  • The Craddocks, who live in Boone County, allege Fleetwood sold them a new manufactured home on Dec. 29, 2003, that didn't conform to warranties and that Fleetwood didn't make repairs necessary to conform. Seek a jury trial for money damages and equitable relief under the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, the Uniform Commercial Code and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
    Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2660

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