Independence Coal Company vs. Universal Coal Services Inc.
PA-Phillip C. Monroe; J-Thompson
* Plaintiff seeks to determine compensatory damages for replacement of a bulldozer it says was lost by a worker of the defendant, an independent contractor from Varney. It says the worker was driving the dozer and "got too close to the water, causing the dozer to get stuck and sink." The dozer was unable to be recovered and was a total loss.
Case number: 08-C-173
Alice C. Mahone and minor son Daniel H. Mahone vs. Doris L. Norwood and U-Haul Co. of West Virginia
PA-Stephen P. Hoyer; J-Thompson
* The plaintiffs seek damages from a November 2007 accident near Danville. They say Norwood operated a rented box bed truck owned by U-Haul negligently and carelessly, causing the accident.
Case number: 08-C-176
Scott A. Lamber vs. Jim C. Hamer Co.
PA-Stephen P. New and Kristofer Cormany; J-Thompson
* Lambert says injuries he suffered to his genitals and thighs while working for Hamer were caused by "the planer machine ... not equipped with an appropriate anti kick guard." He says the company was in violation of federal and state safety standards. He also says when he was released medically to work in late February, the company terminated, a violation of the state Human Rights Act.
Case number: 08-C-179