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The West Virginia Record Jan. 5, 2007, 1:05am

Dec. 19
Martin Wayne Lookingbill Sr. and Brenda Diane Lookingbill v. Edward Hall
PA-David Camilletti; J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* The Lookingbills claim Hall signed a promissory note of $73,641 that he never repaid. They are claiming unjust enrichment and fraud. In addition to the amount from the promissory note, the Lookingbills are also seeking 15 percent of E&M Automotive Enterprises LLC, of which Hall is a member.
Case number: 06-C-419

Martin Wayne Lookingbill Sr. v. Edward Hall and Automotive Imports Inc.
PA- David Camilletti; J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* In 1998, Lookingbill claims he entered into a verbal agreement with Hall in which Lookingbill would purchase vehicles and deliver them to Hall's dealership lot. In 2006, Lookingbill purchased 11 vehicles for Hall totaling $120,000, which were co-signed to Hall and Automotive Imports Inc. Hall defaulted on an agreement the Dealer Services Corp., which the company collected as repayment. Lookingbill is claiming unjust enrichment, fraud and breach of contract. He is seeking the amount of the cars with pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and costs.
Case number: 06-C-420

Martin Wayne Lookingbill Sr. v. Dealer Services Corporation
PA-David Camilletti; J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* On Oct. 1, 2006, Dealer Services Corp. took possession of the inventory of Edward Hall's dealership lot, 801 E. Washington St., Charles Town. Of that inventory were 11 cars, Lookingbill had delivered to Hall. Lookingbill claims Dealer Services unlawfully and feloniously took possession of the vehicles. He claims unjust enrichment and torturous interference with business. Lookingbill is seeking the amount of the cars, $120,000, as well as pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and costs. He is also seeking the return of his vehicles.
Case number: 06-C-421

Dec. 20
Andrew Becker and Donald Becker v. Steven A. Dubrueler dba Coldwell Banker Commercial Premier Properties and Bradley Haynes Jr.
PA-Patrick Cassidy; J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* The Beckers claim they obtained a sales listing for a property that was listed at $2,800,000. The owners agreed to pay a brokerage fee of 10 percent of the sale price. In May 2004, a sales agent with Coldwall Banker was requested to assist with sales. The property was sold in December 2004, but the Becker's claim the listing agreement with the property owners remained in effect, but was paid to the Coldwall sales agent. Andrew Becker is seeking his portion of the $272,000 commission. He is claiming tortuous interference with business relations, civil conspiracy/fraud, vicarious liability and claim for punitive damages.
Case number: 06-C-424

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