Jan. 18
Edna Hamm vs. Town of East Bank; Jess Inclenrock, individually and in his capacity as an employee of the Town of East Bank; and J.R. Carte, individually and in his capacity as an employee of the Town of East Bank
PA- Michael T. Clifford; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* In September 2008, Hamm helped to gather signatures in her community for a petition to remove a police protection fee of $5 from the citizens' water bills in protest of what the community believed was inadequate protection by the police department. She claims the petition was successful, which led to her be subjected to harassment by members of the East Bank Police Department. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-83

Lisa Marie Francis-Haller vs. Subaru of America, Inc.
PA- Michael L. Glasser; J- Louis Bloom
* On Dec. 14, 2009, Francis-Haller purchased a new 2010 Subaru Forester from the defendant for $26,298. She claims the vehicle was defective. She is seeking revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price; damages for repair costs and damages for loss of use, annoyance or inconvenience.
Case number: 11-C-91

Stephanie Cook, administratrix of the Estate of Jason Scott Hensley, deceased vs. Prestera Center for Mental Health Services, Inc.
PA- Charles Phalen Jr.; J- Carrie Webster
* On Jan. 22, 2009, Hensley died as a result of violent acts directed against him by Russell Allen Miller in the defendant's housing. Cook claims Prestera knew of Miller's propensity for violence and negligently failed to monitor him. She is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 11-C-92

Robert J. Brewer and Brenda Brewer vs. American Suzuki Motor Corporation
PA- Michael L. Glasser; J- Louis Bloom
* On Nov. 7, 2009, the Brewers purchased a 2008 Suzuki XL7 from the defendant in the amount of $16,998. They claim the vehicle was defective. They are seeking revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price; damages for repair costs and damages for loss of use, annoyance or inconvenience.
Case number: 11-C-93

Jan. 20
Anitra Westfall vs.Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
PA- Michael L. Glasser; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On Aug. 3, 2010, Westfall purchased a 2007 Volkswagen Beetle from the defendant in the amount of $12,000. She claims the vehicle was defective. She is seeking revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price; damages for repair costs and damages for loss of use, annoyance or inconvenience.
Case number: 11-C-105

Kristina N. Russell and Christopher P. Aldrich, individually and as natural parents and guardians of B.E.A., an infant vs. Kiddie Academy of WV, LLC
PA- Robert V. Berthold Jr. Christina L. Smith; J- Louis Bloom
* The parents claim their two-year-old child contracted encephalitis at the child care center. They claim B.E.A. suffered serious and permanent neurological injuries, including temporary blindness with a severe visual deficit. They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-110

Heather Cunningham vs. the Kroger Co.
PA- Stephen P. Meyer; J- Carrie Webster
* On Sept. 7, Cunningham was a patron at Kroger in South Charleston and was near the freezer when she slipped on water and fell. She claims the defendant failed to keep the floor safe and free of water. She is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 11-C-117

Jan. 21
Alice Carol Vaughan vs. Kroger Limited Partnership I, an Ohio corporation
PA- Charles R. Hughes; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On Sept. 28, 2009, Vaughan was entering the Kroger store in Elkview when she tripped over an empty pallet left in the area near the entrance. She is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 11-C-120

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