CIVIL FILINGS: Berkeley County

Oct. 6
Susquehanna Bank vs. William J. Slonaker
PA - Kathy Santa Barbara; J - Silver
* The plaintiff claims Slonaker owes at least $100,196.60 plus interest after defaulting on the terms of an agreement from Feb. 9. 2007.
Case number: 10-C-816

Oct. 7
Patricia Zdobinski vs. Hampton Inn Martinsburg
PA - Christopher Stroech; J - Groh
* The plaintiff claims she tripped on a blanket on Oct. 17, 2008, when she was a guest at the defendant's property, causing her to hit her head on a closet wall and leading to substantial injuries. She claims the defendant was negligent, because the "extra and excessive bedding on the floor caused a hazard." Zdobinski is seeking an undetermined amount of relief.
Case number: 10-C-818

Oct. 8
Lidia Perez, as next friend and legal guardian of Mariana Opon, vs. Serina Armentrout and Todd Farris
PA - Paul Taylor; J - Groh
* The plaintiff claims her daughter Opon, a minor, was outside playing in her home's yard on May 5, 2010, when she was attacked and severely injured by a dog belonging to Armentrout, a neighbor who lived in the adjacent house. The plaintiff claims Armentrout and the adjacent property's owner, Farris, were negligent and failed to ensure that any animals housed on the premises were maintained safely. Perez is seeking an amount of relief to be determined.
Case number: 10-C-827

Oct. 14
Jefferson Security Bank vs. Howard W. Ruble and Ann M. Ruble, husband and wife
PA - Kathy Santa Barbara; J - Silver
* The bank claims the defendants owe at least $159,589.71 plus interest in accordance with a past-due agreement from July 19, 2007, as well as punitive damages for the fraudulent sale of collateral, including four tractors and a bailer.
Case number: 10-C-837

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