This Just In: Kanawha County

Aug. 16
Charlotte Anne Warren, executrix of the estate of Jerry Allen Warren, deceased, and Charlotte Anne Warren v. A.K. Steel Corporation formerly known as Armco Steel Corporation, et al
PA – David B. Richardson; J – Visiting
* Charlotte Warren filed a suit against Armco Steel and Owens-Illinois, claiming her husband died of lung cancer he contracted from asbestos exposure while working. Jerry Warren, who also smoked one pack of cigarettes a day, died Jan. 27, 2007. Warren was a utility man at Owens-Illinois and a laborer, mechanic and operator at Armco Steel, from 1955 to 1997. Charlotte Warren claims he was exposed to asbestos while working. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1724

Aug. 17
Barbara Brown v. U.S. Foodservice, Inc., Russell Bailey
PA – Lonnie C. Simmons; J – Stucky
* Barbara Brown filed a suit against U.S. Foodservice, with whom she was a Vice President of Human Resources at the Hurricane location. In the suit she claims she was fired because she determined expenses were taxable. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1733

Roger Broughton and Sally L. Broughton v. A.K. Steel Corporation formerly known as Armco Steel Corporation, et al
PA – Samuel D. Elswick; J – Visiting
* Roger and Sally Broughton filed a suit against Armco Steel, claiming Roger was exposed to asbestos dust while working at the plant from 1958 to 1997. He claims the exposure caused him to contract lung cancer. Sally Broughton claims she has loss the society, services and companionship of her husband. Together, they seek compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1738

Aug. 20
William A. Potter and Joann Potter v. A.W. Chesterton Company, et al
PA – Samuel D. Elswick; J – Visiting
* William and Joann Potter filed an asbestos lawsuit against 52 companies, after William Potter was diagnosed with mesothelioma. According to the suit, Potter, who has smoked cigarettes since 1959, developed mesothelioma because of his exposure to asbestos. Potter worked as a crane operator with United Steelworkers of America from 1968 to 1995. The Potters seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1759

Aug. 21
Robert Gene Hiskey v. Clendenin Municipal Water Works, a municipally operated public utility, et al
PA – Michael T. Clifford; J – Stucky
* Robert Hiskey filed a suit against his neighbor Roy Sayre, and the Clendenin Municipal Water Works. According to the suit, Sayre set his own home on fire, which hopped to Hiskey's home. Hiskey claims the fire department could not put out the fire because the water pressure at the hydrant was too low. Hiskey claims his home is a loss and that he suffered injuries while trying to fight the fire. Hiskey seeks $13,000 in medical bills and approximately $75,000 in property damages.
Case number: 07-C-1769

Karen Fritz v. Rusty Casto, mayor, et al
PA – Michael T. Clifford; J – King
* Karen Fritz has filed a suit against Rusty Casto, the mayor of Nitro, and the City of Nitro, seeking several items under the West Virginia Open Records Law, also known as the Freedom of Information Act. Fritz seeks the records, and any compensation for court costs.
Case number: 07-C-1770

Pauline Bessie Manley and Lewis Earl Manley v. Save A Lot, Inc., a West Virginia Corporation
PA – Michael T. Clifford; J – Stucky
* Pauline Manley filed a suit against Save A Lot after she slipped and fell in the Cedar Grove location. She claims she suffered $13,000 in medical expenses. Lewis Manley claims he suffered loss of consortium and wifely services. They seek compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1771

Aug. 22
Mary Jane Balderson and Phillip Balderson v. O'Charley's Inc.
PA – Richard E. Holtzapfel; J – Berger
* Mary Jane Balderson filed a suit against O'Charley's, seeking $50,000 in punitive damages after she bit into an unshelled pecan, damaging one of her teeth. Balderson claims she had to have a root canal, tooth extraction, placement of posts into her gums and installation of porcelain teeth. Phillip Balderson claims he has lost the consortium and services of his wife.
Case number: 07-C-1775

Smith Greyhounds, Inc., and Dean Miner doing business as Flying Eagles/Miner Kennel v. The West Virginia Board Racing Commission, a statutory body, George Sidiropolis, Dr. Bryan Mitchell, Fred C. Peddicord
PA – Benjamin L. Bailey; J – Walker
* Smith Greyhounds and Dean Miner filed a suit against the West Virginia Racing Commission, seeking damages after their occupational permits were suspended. According to the suit, the permits were suspended because of the plaintiffs' involvement with falsifying health certificates. The plaintiffs claim they were not involved and have since had the permits reinstated. However, they seek compensatory damages for the time they were not allowed to race and punitive damages from George Sidiropolis, the commission chairman.
Case number: 07-C-1785

Aug. 23
Stephen Skiles v. DBCT, Inc., doing business as George's Lounge, Dina Strickland
PA – Mark L. French; J – King
* Stephen Skiles claims he was hit by Dina Strickland, when she was driving her truck while intoxicated. Skiles claims Strickland was drinking at George's Lounge when she left and drove her Ford F150 truck. Skiles seeks compensatory and punitive damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Case number: 07-C-1791

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