Jan. 30
Shawn Steele vs. Ira Steele
PA-Lonnie C. Simmons; J-Thompson
* Plaintiff claims he suffered injuries in a February 2007 accident on W.Va. 3 near Racine because the defendant operated the pickup truck in which he was riding negligently, carelessly and unlawfully when he lost control of the vehicle and hit an embankment while trying to avoid hitting a deer.
Case number: 09-C-15

Feb. 2
Encompass Insurance as subrogee of Ricky Workman vs. Billy's Body Shop
PA-Andrew N. Frye III; J-Thompson
* Encompass seeks $23,292 plus interest from the Racine body shop where Workman's truck was being repaired in February 2007 when the shop caught fire and totaled the vehicle.
Case number: 09-C-17

Feb. 4
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insuranc Co. as subrogee of Robert Baxter vs. Billy Barker's Body Shop
PA-Andrew N. Frye III; J-Thompson
* Baxter says he truck was "damaged beyond repair" in a Feb. 17, 2007, fire at the body shop. State Farm seeks judgment for $14,500 plus interest after more than $4,000 was deducted in salvaged parts.
Case number: 09-C-18

Feb. 5
Daniel King II as administrator of the estate of Wanda Lea Hall vs. Eldridge Steam Cleaning Inc. and Homer L. Keyser, agent/employee
PA-William M. Tiano; J-Thompson
* Hall was a passenger on W.Va. 10 near Harts in Lincoln County, and Keyser was driving a company truck on March 1, 2007, when he collided with the vehicle carrying Hall. Her injuries resulted in her death. Her estate seeks compensatory and other damages, including pre- and post-judgment interest, court and attorney fees.
Case number: 09-C-21

Feb. 6
Charles Nutter vs. Magnum Coal Co., Magnum Coal Sales LLC, Nelson Brothers LLC, Catenary Coal Co. LLC, Explo Systems Inc. and Elite Coal Services LLC
PA-Samuel A. Hrko; J-Thompson
* Nutter complains of exposure to the harmful substance of 2, 4, 6-trinitrophenyl-n methylnitramine, also known as Tetryl, while employed by Elite Coal Services at a surface mine in Boone County. Nutter, who lives in Fayette County, says Elite directed him "to appear for work and follow the directives of Nelson Brothers and Explo at Magnum's Catenary Coal Samples Mine." As a general laborer, he says he was required to detonate Tetryl containing boosters and was not properly trained nor warned of the dangers of Tetryl exposure. In February 2007, Nutter says he loaded a borehole for detonation, and heavy smoke followed. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance, but the accident report was slow to show up. His exposure to Tetryl, he claims, caused shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, skin irritation and other symptons.
Case number: 09-C-23

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