CIVIL FILINGS: Berkeley County

March 22
SuperMedia LLC vs. Michael S. Santa Barbara d/b/a Santa Barbara Law Offices
PA-Clinton W. Smith; J-John Yoder
* Plaintiff claims defendant owes at least $34,938.13 for past due credit agreement.
Case number: 12-C-247

Keith H. Bass Jr. vs. USAA Savings Bank
PA-Sarah L. Hinkle; J-Gray Silver, III
* Plaintiff claims violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. Seeks costs minimum of $74,999.99.
Case number: 12-C-249

March 26
Jeff Clark, individually and as next friend and legal guardian for Cordell Clark, a minor vs. The County Commission of Berkeley County, a public corporation and Matthew W. Rephann
PA-Joseph E. Ferretti; J-Gray Silver, III
* Plaintiff claims that on or about March 29, 2010, Defendant Rephann was at his home as the two prepared to participate in a "ride-along." Rephann allegedly chose to "spark test" his Taser. The taser dart ricocheted and embedded into the eye of Cordell Clark causing severe and lasting damage. Plaintiff alleges negligence, malicious conduct, bad faith, recklessness and wanton disregard on the part of Rephann and the Commission in Berkekley County who employed Rephann. Plaintiff seeks damages of at least $35,000 for incurred medical expenses as well as an amount to be determined for future expenses and losses.
Case number: 12-C-255

Summit Community Bank Inc. vs. Daniel R. Abruzzino II and Shannon Abruzzino
PA: Kathy M. Santa Barbara; J-John Yoder
* Plaintiff claims defendant owes at least $158,228.27 for past due credit agreement.
Case number: 12-C-256

March 29
Winchester Medical Center vs. Paul Cooper
PA: Daniel T. Booth; J: Christopher Wilkes
* Plaintiff claims defendant owes at least $38,472.31 for past due credit agreement.
Case number: 12-C-260

March 30
Winchester Medical Center vs. Kirk Jones
PA: Christopher J. McCarthy; J: Gray Silver, III
* Plaintiff claims defendant owes at least $29,878.77 for past due credit agreement.
Case number: 12-C-264

Winchester Medical Center vs. George McDaniel
PA: Christopher J. McCarthy; J: John C. Yoder
* Plaintiff claims defendant owes at least $45,266.62 for past due credit agreement.
Case number: 12-C-265

Keith H. Bass Jr. vs. HSBC Bank Nevada NA
PA: Sarah L. Hinkle; J: Christopher Wilkes
* Plaintiff claims violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. Seeks costs minimum of $74,999.99.
Case number: 12-C-266

April 2
Santander Consumer USA vs. Jeffery Smoot and Stephanie Smoot
PA: Clinton W. Smith; J: Gray Silver, III
* Plaintiff claims defendant owes at least $43,160.02 for past due credit agreement.
Case number: 12-C-267

April 4
M&T Credit Services LLC vs. Thomas Skalkeas and Carrie Skalkeas
PA: Timothy J. Amos; J: Christopher Wilkes
* Plaintiff claims defendant owes at least $37,884.22 for past due credit agreement.
Case number: 12-C-272

April 9
Sharon Chaffee vs. The County Council of Berkeley County, Gearl Raynes, in his official capacity as Assessor of Berkeley County and Patricia Kilmer
PA: Harry P. Waddell; J: Christopher Wilkes
* Plaintiff claims that in the fall of 2010, she questioned as a clerk for Berkeley County's Assessor Kilmer, the classification of a home belonging to Kilmer's son. Plaintiff claims Kilmer set classification at lower rate and later terminated the Plaintiff allegedly for lack of work in the department. Plaintiff claims there was not a lack of work and that Kilmer shortly after hired her granddaughter without posting the job opening as well as her grandson as an assessor, also without posting job. Plaintiff claims unlawful retaliation and discharge, malice and reckless disregard on the part of Defendant Kilmer. Plaintiff seeks damages, reinstatement, lost wages, future wages and any and all other awards to be determined at trial.
Case number: 12-C-290

April 9
Suntrust Bank vs. Earl W. Kethley
PA: Andy R. Bickwit; J: John C. Yoder
* Plaintiff claims defendant owes at least $51,457.82 for past due credit agreement.
Case number: 12-C-295

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