May 28
Mark Cihy v. Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
PA-David O. Moye J-David M. Pancake
* Cihy was a manager at Bob Evans when, in August 2005, he took a medical leave of absence in order to have surgery on his knee. According to the suit, he continued to work for two years following the surgery but was worked beyond what his physician recommended. Cihy claims the work he was required to do caused him to have several more surgeries on the same knee. He was eventually fired and claims he was discriminated against in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
Case number: 08-C-478

May 30
Joshua Campbell v. Marshall University Community and Technical College
PA-Harold Albertson J-John L. Cummings
* Campbell was employed by Marshall from August 2006 until August 2007. He claims he was fired because he was sexually harassed and because of his sex, according to the suit. Campbell claims he was discriminated against because of his sex because he was a male working in the cooking occupation, which the employees felt was more suited for women. He is seeking punitive damages and compensatory damages in excess of $48,000.00.
Case number: 08-C-486

June 9
Tarrence Rhodes v. Barbie Moody-Wood, d/b/a Huntington Heroes
PA-Timothy P. Rosinsky J-David M. Pancake
* Rhodes signed a contract in April 2008 to play semi-professional football with the Huntington Heroes. The contract stated Rhodes was to be covered by workers' compensation benefits, according to the suit. In the first game of the season, Rhodes allegedly tore his ACL. He claims he has been unable to have the surgery to repair his knee because the insurance company has denied his claim. Rhodes alleges the team does not have workers' compensation coverage, despite claiming it did in the contract.
Case number: 08-C-512

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