April 12
Walter Hyatt d/b/a Hyatt Construction and George E. Mercury, LLC d/b/a Greg Loyd Management Associates vs. Amplified Contracting Corp., David Hayes and Xpress Services & Sales, Inc.
PA- Wendle D. Cook; J- William S. Thompson
* Complaint says money is owed for materials and construction on a Danville building. The out-of-state companies filed a contract suit detailing more than $13,000 is owed Hyatt and more than a $10,000 balance is due Loyd. They seek jury awards, jointly and severally, for compensatory damages, litigation expenses, pre- and post-judgment interest, and that property to which a mechanics lien is attached be sold to satisfy the debts.
Case number: 11-C-78

April 18
Patton and Mary Hylton vs. MineSafety Appliances Co., Inc.; Persinger Supply Co.; Raleigh Mine & Industrial Supply Co.; and Eastern States Mine Supply Co.
PA- G.Todd Houck; J- William S. Thompson
* Product liability suit says Hylton was exposed to "substantial amounts of harmful dust" when respirators manufactured and marketed by defendants did not protect him, causing him to develop advanced lung disease. Beckley resident, who worked some 21 years at mines in Wyoming and Boone counties, claims he was supplied faulty respirators distributed by defendants in Boone County. Hyltons seek what a jury judges fair and reasonable compensatory damages as per evidence, punitive damages against Mine Safety Appliances only, court costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and all further relief to which they're entitled.
Case number: 11-C-80

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