Aug. 14
William David White-McCormick vs. WesBanco
PA-Boyce Griffith; J-Hoke
* Plaintiff, a minor adopted by a Sod couple in August 2003, seeks $20,000 from the bank now that he has attained the age of majority. The $20,000 was a cash settlement in May 2000 resulting from a civil action in Lincoln Circuit Court. The mother and legal guardian was authorized "to deposit the settlement in an interest bearing account … until the infant attains the age of majority." The money was deposited in the Dunbar WesBanco branch, where a CD was titled "Diane McCormick Trustee for William David White" instead of Legal Guardian. The bank refused to surrender the funds to the petitioner.
Case number: 08-C-91

Aug. 28
Barbara Miller vs. Wells Fargo Financial West Virginia Inc.
PA-Jennifer S. Wagner; J-Hoke
* Miller of Branchland says the defendant engaged in predatory lending over a mortgage she couldn't afford. She was given a home equity loan of $34,636 but says the total market value of her home was about $24,000. She says Wells Fargo didn't arrange for an independent appraiser. She says she was "an unsophisticated consumer" when she began to struggle with payments and the defendant began to engage in abusive and illegal debt collection.
Case number: 08-C-94

Sept. 8
Beneficial West Virginia Inc. vs. Jerry and Jaynie Davis
PA-Kurt J. Winter; J-Hoke
* Beneficial says the West Hamlin couple owes $16,593 plus interest on an account.
Case number: 08-C-99

Sept. 9
George Balderose vs. Eric Balderose
PA-Boyce Griffith; J-Hoke
* The plaintiff, father of the 14-year-old defendant, seeks authority to sell the interest in real estate inherited by his son after the death of his mother, Nancy Ward Ingram Balderose. She owned a small interest in five tracts and parcels of land located on Trace Fork of Mud River. Janet Ingram owns all property except that willed to Eric Balderose.
Case number: 08-C-100

Sept. 10
Tony C. Dragoo vs. Chad Loftis, Tristan Trucking Inc., Loftis Logging Inc. and Chris Hughes
PA-Ronald G. Salmons; J-Hoke
* Dragoo seeks a temporary restraining order halting "timbering, trespassing, damaging, harvesting and any other action" on and to about 43 acres of property he owns in Duval District.
Case number: 08-C-101

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