This Just In: Monongalia County

Nov. 15 Nicholas J. Matthews v. McCoy 6 Apartments LLC P/A S. Sean Murphy Judge Russell M. Clawges, Jr. * Nicholas J. Matthews was injured while entering the Mountaineer Court apartment complex. The ramp to the entrance was covered with a carpet, which caused Matthews to fall and break his left wrist. Matthews is seeking judgment against McCoy 6 Apartments for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and punitive damages. Case number: 07-C-761 Nov. 20 Berlin G. Judy Jr. v. Chrysler Motors, LLC P/A John N. Ellem Judge Russell M. Clawges, Jr. * In August 2006, Berlin Judy Jr. purchased a 2006 Dodge Dakota from John Howard Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Waynesburg, Pa. Shortly after Judy experienced repeated problems with the vehicle, specifically a water leak that required the vehicle be kept by the dealer leaving Judy without use of his vehicle. Judy had written to Chrysler Motors in Detroit advising them of the problems and asking that the defects be corrected. Chrysler Dodge was unable to repair the vehicle. Judy is seeking refund of his purchase price of $22,388.30, and other expenses incurred in the purchase of the vehicle, damages for costs of repairs, loss of use, replacement transportation, annoyance and inconvenience, attorney fees, and pre- and post-judgment interest. Case number: 07-C-769 Nov. 21 Naomi Bull v. The Home Show-Buckhannon, Inc., and 21st Mortgage Corporation P/A J. Bryan Edwards Judge Robert B. Stone * Finding a manufactured home that she was interested in purchasing, Naomi Bull met with Marsha Channel, a representative of the Home Show in Buckhannon to discuss the home she liked. In March 2007, Bull received correspondence from 21st Mortgage Corporation advising her loan was approved, but before the new home could be delivered, Bull would need to remove a propane tank, move the water line, remove the old block foundation and unhook all utilities. Bull provided a down payment and proceeded with the work 21st Mortgage Corporation requested be completed. In April, The Home Show required an additional $1,500 for the closing costs. Prior to the closing date two months later, Bull was contacted by Channel and advised the closing was cancelled because the loan was no longer approved and Bull would need to have a down payment of $11,500 to proceed. Bull seeks compensatory damages, detrimental reliance damages; general damages for mental anguish, embarrassment, annoyance and inconvenience, costs and attorney fees and pre- and post-judgment interest. Case number: 07-C-772

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