This Just In: Kanawha County

Feb. 1 Charles Edward McLane v. 20th Century Glove Corp. of Texas, et al PA – Cindy J. Kiblinger; J- Visiting * Charles Edward McLane filed an asbestos lawsuit against 42 companies, claiming they are responsible for exposing him to life-threatening asbestos. McLane worked for DuPont, Union Carbide and Goodrich Corporation. He claims he breathed asbestos and other harmful dusts created by the use of the products, which caused injury to his lungs, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The suit specifically mentions Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, also known as 3M, a company who formerly manufactured and marketed asbestos-containing products and dust masks. McLane claims he was led to believe the masks would protect him from harmful dusts, fumes and other harmful products. In the 12-count suit McLane claims he suffered serious bodily injury, endured great pain and suffering and mental anguish and incurred lost earnings and earning capacity. McLane seeks compensatory and punitive damages. Case number: 08-C-219 Kelly Profitt and Bailey Profitt v. Jarrell Mairs, et al PA – Richard J. Lindroth; J – Stucky * Kelly Profitt filed a suit against her landlor, Jarrell Mairs, after he rented her a mobile home that had previously been used as a meth lab and was still contaminated. Profitt claims Mairs did not disclose the fact that the property was contaminated, and denied that it was used for a meth lab. However, Profitt hired a testing company that found the home was indeed positive for meth contamination. Profitt claims the actions of Mairs damages and contaminated her personal property, requiring complete replacement of furniture, medical equipment, appliances, clothing, televisions and computer. Profitt seeks damages for personal injuries and medical expenses, replacement of personal property, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, punitive damages, an order requiring the mobile home to be cleaned and decontaminated or destroyed, moving costs, damages for fraud and other relief. Case number: 08-C-222 Teresa George v. Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, a South Charleston Corporation, James Richard, Nathan Tapley PA – Matthew S. Criswell; J – Bloom * Teresa George filed a suit against Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, claiming she was sexually harassed by James Richard. George claims Richard inappropriately touched her several times, including groping her breasts and kissing her neck. She reported the actions to her supervisor, Nathan Tapley, but no action was taken. She then resigned. According to the suit, George claims Krispy Kreme, Richard and Tapley created and allowed a hostile work environment to exist. In the five-count suit, George seeks an on-going training program regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, back pay and benefits, front pay, compensatory and punitive damages. Case number: 08-C-230

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