July 24
Erie Insurance Group vs. Ashley Conner, Gary Conner and Tami Conner
PA - Suzanne Williams-McAuliffe; J - David Sanders
* The plaintiff claims Ashley Conner dropped a lighted cigarette in the apartment where she and her parents lived in Berkeley County and caused a fire. Conner was 17 at the time of the Oct. 29, 2004 incident, and the plaintiff claims Ashley's parents breached their duty as tenants to keep the leased property in good repair. The apartment was insured by the plaintiff, which seeks at least $11,488.47.
Case number: 06-C-520

July 26
Apollo Civic Theatre Inc. vs. Virgil Helton, acting state tax commissioner of West Virginia
PA - Michael Caryl; J - David Sanders
* The Apollo Theatre filed a petition claiming two tax assessments were issued erroneously because the petitioner is a corporation that is exempt from federal income tax, as a nonprofit organization. The petitioner seeks that a decision on the assessments by the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals be reversed.
Case number: 06-C-528

Lisa Schweiger vs. Susan Crites, Dawn Oakes, Deborah Ludwig and the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters
PA - Pro Se; J - David Sanders
* Schweiger claims Crites, Oakes and Ludwig are owners of the Ghost Hunters Society, and they misrepresented Crites as a licensed medical practitioner and psychiatrist. The plaintiff claims she listened to Crites and did not go to her family doctor when she began to experience medical problems in 2005, which turned out to be cancer. Schweiger is seeking judgment against the defendants jointly and severally in the amount of at least $350,000.00.
Case number: 06-C-536

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