CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

Feb. 16
Howard Shamblin vs. Nomac Drilling, LLC; Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC; and Chesapeake Energy Corporation
PA- Brent J. Kesner, Daniel W. Greear, Kevin C. Harris, Eric J. Holmes; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Shamblin was employed by the defendants. On April 12, 2009, Shamblin claims he was attempting to examine the belts on the charge pump when the pump suddenly activated, causing the belts to sever three fingers from his right hand. He is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 11-C-257

Feb. 18
Clare Wegmann vs. O.V. Smith & Sons, Inc. d/b/a Smith's Carpet One
PA- Todd S. Bailess; J- Charles E. King
* Wegmann was employed by the defendant until Dec. 30, 2010. She claims the defendant failed to pay her final wages within 72 hours of discharge. She is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-271

Ernest Chad Green vs. Atlantic Development and Capital and Beth Roberts
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Carrie Webster
* Green was employed by the defendants from Sept. 1, 2007, until June 14, 2010. He claims he was discharged from his employment because he had filed a Workers' Compensation claim from an injury. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-278

Feb. 22
Sarah J. Atwell, individually and as administratrix of the Estate of Richard M. Atwell, deceased vs. A.W. Chesterton Company; Bondex International, Inc.; Georgia-Pacific Corp.; Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc; Rapid American Corp.; and RPM, Inc.
PA- James A. McKowen, David P. Pavlik; J- visiting
* Mrs. Atwell claims the defendants are responsible for her late husband's lung cancer and death. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-285

Lucinda Howell vs. Res-Care, Inc.; Lena Street; and Lisa Jones
PA- Paul M. Stroebel; J- Louis H. Bloom
* The Logan County woman was employed by Res-Care as an administrative assistant until June 24, 2010. She claims her employment was terminated because of her age and because she had complained about unfair and harassing treatment by her supervisors. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-287

William J. Mellert and Lucie A. Mellert vs. Ryan's Restaurant Group, Inc., a South Carolina corporation; and John Doe(s), in both their individual capacities as managers of Ryan's Restaurant Group, Inc.
PA- Shawn R. Romano; J- Charles E. King
* On Feb. 24, 2009, The Mellerts were customers at the defedants' restaurant when Mr. Mellert was hit by water, ice and snow falling from the un-guttered roof, causing him to fall face-first into the building. The couple is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 11-C-290

Feb. 23
Tabitha Meade vs. C.O. Curry, individually and in his official capacity as an employee/agent of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority; the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority an agency of the State of West Virginia; and John Doe, unknown person or persons
PA- Kerry A. Nessel, Timothy P. Rosinsky; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Meade was incarcerated in the Southwestern Regional Jail and claims Curry sexually assaulted, sexually harassed and sexually abused her. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-295

Joanne Cline vs. C.O. Curry, individually and in his official capacity as an employee/agent of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority; the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority an agency of the State of West Virginia; and John Doe, unknown person or persons
PA- Kerry A. Nessel, Timothy P. Rosinsky; J- Carrie Webster
* Cline was incarcerated in the Southwestern Regional Jail and claims Curry sexually assaulted, sexually harassed and sexually abused her. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-296

Keisha Cull vs. C.O. Curry, individually and in his official capacity as an employee/agent of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority; the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority an agency of the State of West Virginia; and John Doe, unknown person or persons
PA- Kerry A. Nessel, Timothy P. Rosinsky; J- James C. Stucky
* Cull was incarcerated in the Southwestern Regional Jail and claims Curry sexually assaulted, sexually harassed and sexually abused her. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-297

Joseph Harper vs. West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority; Byron Williamson, individually and in his official capacity as a correctional officer employment by the Regional Jail Authority; and John Doe, unknown person or persons
PA- Michael A. Woelfel; J- James C. Stucky
* In March 2009, Williamson maliciously wounded, assaulted and battered Harper while he was housed at the Western Regional Jail. Harper is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-300

Walter Colon vs. American Electric Power Company, Inc. d/b/a Appalachian Power Company; B&L Utility Contractors d/b/a B&L Contractors, Inc.; and Charleston Urban Renewal Authority, a public agency
PA- Michael L. Glasser; J-Charles E. King
* On March 18, 2009, Colon was walking down Bigley Avenue in Charleston when he stepped on an electrical box cover that broke and caused his foot to fall down into a hole. He is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 11-C-309

Debbie Gillenwater, individually and on behalf of the Estate and Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Lucille King vs. HCR ManorCare, Inc.; Manor Care, Inc.; HCR Manor Care Services, Inc.; Health Care and Retirement Corporation of America, LLC; Heartland Employment Services, LLC; Danny Davis; Jeffrey Smith; John Does 1 through 10; and Unidentified Entities 1 through 10 (as to Heartland of Charleston)
PA- James B. McHugh, Michael J. Fuller Jr., Amy J. Quezon; J- Charles E. King
* King was a resident of the defendants' nursing home until her death on April 18, 2009. Gillenwater claims the defendants caused the accelerated deterioration of King's health and physical condition. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-312

Feb. 24
Alice E. Lake, individually and as executrix for the Estate of Carl Richard Lake, deceased vs. CSX Transportation, Inc., individually and as successor-in-interest to Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company
PA- James A. McKowen, John E. Guerry III; J- visiting
* Mr. Lake was diagnosed with lung cancer on Feb. 25, 2008, and later died. Mrs. Lake claims the defendants are responsible for the disease and his death. She is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 11-C-318

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