Oct. 17
Erica Johnson vs. Bobby Moss and Shortest 1450 d/b/a Shoney's
PA- John W. Alderman III; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Johnson was employed at Shoney's. She claims Moss sexually assaulted and harassed her. Johnson is seeking punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1856

Mary Robinson vs. Bobby Moss and Shortest 1450 d/b/a Shoney's
PA- John W. Alderman III; J- Charles E. King
* Robinson was employed at Shoney's. She claims Moss sexually assaulted and harassed her. Robinson is seeking punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1857

Kelli Ward vs. Bobby Moss and Shoney's – D, Inc.
PA- John W. Alderman III; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Ward was employed at Shoney's. She claims Moss sexually assaulted and harassed her. Ward is seeking punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1858

Oct. 27
Jenny A. Bonham vs. Darrell McGraw Jr., attorney general for the state of West Virginia
PA- John T. Bonham II; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Bonham began working for McGraw's office on Nov. 1, 2010. She claims she was assigned to represent the Division of Motor Vehicles in cases before the Office of Administrative Appeals in Mercer, Greenbrier and Raleigh Counties. On Nov. 4, 2010, she was reassigned to counties in the Eastern Panhandle, according to the suit. Bonham claims the distance of the assignment rendered her representation impossible because the nearest assignment was nearly five hours away. On Nov. 15, 2010, Barbara Allen acknowledged the impossibility of the assignment and discharged Bonham from her employment. Bonham is seeking judgment in the amount of $35,000.
Case number: 11-C-1924

Oct. 28
Clifford S. Adkins vs. General Motors, LLC
PA- Robert V. Berthold Jr., Robert V. Berthold III; J- James C. Stucky
* The Chapmanville man claims on April 23 he was driving a 2006 Pontiac G6, which was owned by his father, when he lost control and sustained a severe frontal impact with a metal drain pipe and other objects which exceeded the airbag system's predetermined deployment threshold. Adkins claims the front driver side airbag malfunctioned because it failed to deploy. Adkins is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1933

Ray Berdell Karns vs. 3M Company; A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; et al
PA- Bronwyn I. Rinehart, Victoria Antion, Scott A. McGee; J- visiting
* The Columbus, Ohio, man claims the 51 defendants are responsible for his lung cancer. He is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 11-C-1938

Oct. 31
Greg Anderson vs. TruGreen Limited Partnership
PA- Todd S. Bailess, Joy B. Mega; J- Carrie Webster
* Anderson was employed by the defendant from March until Aug. 12. He claims the defendant failed to pay his final wages within 72 hours of discharge. Anderson is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1943

Joseph T. Dawkins vs. Rite Aid of West Virginia, Inc.
PA- Lia DiTrapano Fairless; J- Louis H. Bloom
* On Dec. 17, 2010, Dawkins slipped on a pile of snow and melted ice and fell while on the premises of Rite Aid. Dawkins is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 11-C-1946

Cari S. Caldwell vs. Racing Corporation of West Virginia d/b/a Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
PA- Maria W. Hughes, Paul Stroebel; J- Louis H. Bloom
* Caldwell was employed by the defendant to work as a roulette dealer. On March 18, 2010, she was suspended without pay on the same day two other male employees were also suspended without pay. After the defendant determined Caldwell and the two male employees did not intentionally leave non-value chips unsecured, the male employees were permitted to return to work. Caldwell claims she was given a written warning for carelessness and "violation of company policies and procedures." She was also not allowed to return to her former position for six months. Caldwell claims she was discriminated against. Caldwell is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-1947

Robert Brown vs. Green Leaf Services of Beckley, LLC
PA- Roger D. Forman, Daniel T. Lattanzi; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Brown began employment with the defendant on Feb. 10. On Feb. 27, Brown was sitting in a rail tub with another African American employee when an employee discriminated against them because of their race. He claims after complaining to the president of the defendant, he was supposed to be moved to another mine, but the defendant failed to do so. He claims his employment was terminated because he complained about discrimination. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-1949

Nov. 1
Goldie Rhodes vs. Combe Incorporated
PA- Christopher J. Heavens; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Nov. 6, 2009, Rhodes was involved in an incident where he used a hair-coloring product of the defendant. Rhodes claims he suffered burns to his face while following the written instructions detailed on the label. He is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-1951

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