Aug. 9
Glen Pritchard and Ellen V. Pritchard vs. 3M Company; A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; et al
PA- Victoria Antion, Scott A. McGee; J- visiting
* The plaintiffs claim the 46 defendants are responsible for Mr. Pritchard's lung cancer. They are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues.
Case number: 11-C-1320

Jack and Pam's, LLC d/b/a Porker's Bar-B-Q; Jack Bruer, individually; and Pam Napier, individually vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. d/b/a Sam's Club Store #6457; and General Electric Company
PA- Brent K. Kesner, Daniel W. Greear; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On June 15, 2006, Wal-mart sold the plaintiffs a General Electric freezer for their restaurant business. On Aug. 19, 2009, the freezer caught fire and destroyed the business premises of the restaurant, according to the suit. The plaintiffs claim the cause of the fire was investigated and it was discovered that the fire occurred due to a malfunction with the compressor unit and/or power cord on the freezer. They are seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1321

Aug. 10
Helen R. Jones vs. Teresa Diamond and NAJ, LLC
PA- Robert D. Cline Jr., Robert A. Campbell, Francis M. Curnutte III; J- Louis H. Bloom
* Diamond rents a house from NAJ, LLC, and owns two pit bulls that she keeps in the house and in a pen outside of the house, according to the suit. Jones claims on Aug. 24, 2009, she was traveling past the defendants' home when the two pit bulls were not secured in their pen, nor were they on leashes. She claims the dogs attacked her and bit her several times, causing her injuries. After the police arrived, the dogs then attacked the police officers and the officers were forced to shoot the dogs. Jones is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1325

Aug. 11
Susan Nutter vs. Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital Association and Diamond Healthcare Corporation
PA- Marvin W. Masters, Charles M. Love IV; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Nutter was employed by the defendants from August 2008 until Nov. 16, 2009. She claims during her employment she complained to the defendants regarding safety concerns and violations of law and insisted on following reasonable and lawfully required safety practices and protocols. Nutter claims her employment was terminated in retaliation for her complaints. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1335

Aug. 12
Donna Cutright vs. Pepperidge, LLC; Wisteria, LLC; John R. Elliot; Todd Jones; and Andrew Elliot
PA- Katherine L. Dooley; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Dec. 27, 2010, Cutright parked her vehicle and was attempting to make her way to her office with she slipped and fell onto the ice- and snow-covered parking lot. She claims she noticed that other areas in the parking lot were cleared, but that the Pepperidge lot was not cleared. Cutright is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-1336

Aug. 16
Samuel Brooks vs. Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority and Katie Curtis
PA- Shannon M. Bland; J- James C. Stucky
* On Aug. 18, 2009, Brooks was a passenger in a bus of the defendants. He claims the defendants failed to maintain control of their vehicles, causing the bus and Curtis' vehicle to collide. He is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1365

Cassandra Woods vs. Little General Store, Inc.
PA- William M. Tiano; J- Carrie Webster
* On April 8, 2010, Woods went to the defendant's store to purchase gasoline for her vehicle. She claims when she attempted to walk into the store, she tripped and fell on a metal strip that had separated from the concrete island where the gas pumps were located. She is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1369

Aug. 17
Megan L. White vs. Good Shepherd Child Development Center, Inc. and Benjamin B. Nettles
PA- Clinton W. Smith; J- Louis H. Bloom
* On Aug. 14, 2009, White signed her 3-year-old son into the defendant's daycare. Later that day, White claims she called the defendants regarding a financial matter and was told by a staff member that her son was complaining that his arm hurt, but not to come pick him up "because he tells stories." White claims she left her employment and went to the center to check on her son and immediately noticed that his right shoulder did not appear normal and took him to the hospital, where it was discovered that her son had a broken right collar bone. When White informed her estranged husband, Nettles, about the injury he took the child from her residence and filed a domestic violence petition against her that was false and fraudulent, according to the suit. White is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1383

Aug. 18
Jo'Niesha Johnson, individually and as guardian of her minor child, Annaniesha Bagley vs. Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority and Katie Curtis
PA- R. Michael Martin; J- Charles E. King
* On Aug. 18, 2009, Johnson and her child were passengers in a bus of the defendants. She claims the defendants failed to maintain control of their vehicles, causing the bus and Curtis' vehicle to collide. She is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1414

Rose Mary Foye vs. Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority and Katie Curtis
PA- R. Michael Martin; J- Louis H. Bloom
* On Aug. 18, 2009, Foye was a passenger in a bus of the defendants. She claims the defendants failed to maintain control of their vehicles, causing the bus and Curtis' vehicle to collide. She is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1415

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