CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

June 15
Amy West, Crystal Mansfield, Shane Wiley, Kelly Huffman, Benny Hodges II, Kathryn Smith, Veta Whitley, Brenda Ratcliffe, Nancy Johnson and Sarah Vickers vs. Mountain State University, Inc.; Charles H. Polk; and the Mountain State University Board of Trustees
PA- Stephen P. New, S. Douglas Adkins; J- Tod J. Kaufman, Charles E. King, Carrie Webster, Paul Zakaib Jr., James C. Stucky, Louis H. Bloom
* The 10 plaintiffs claim they were admitted into Mountain State University's nursing program for a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree. They claim when they were admitted to the program, they were informed the program was accredited by NLNAC and WVBRN, but later discovered the program no longer had full accreditation status. The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1110, 12-C-1112, 12-C-1113, 12-C-1114, 12-C-1115, 12-C-1116, 12-C-1117, 12-C-1118, 12-C-1119, 12-C-1120

June 21
Darrell E. Hodge, as administrator of the Estate of Margaret A. Hodge vs. Montgomery General Hospital, Inc. and Beverly Enterprises-West Virginia, Inc. d/b/a Golden Living Center-Glasgow
PA- Robert V. Berthold Jr., Holly G. DiCocco, Shawn R. Romano; J- Charles E. King
* On May 12, 2010, Margaret Hodge was transferred from Charleston Area Medical Center to Golden Living Center for aftercare for healing from a hip fracture that she suffered as a result of a fall. Darrell Hodge claims the defendants were supposed to assist her to the bathroom, but on March 12, 2011, Margaret Hodge was found next to the toilet, having fallen, and was taken to the hospital because she was pale, complained of nausea, abdominal pain and chest pain and had multiple skin tears on her arm. Darrell Hodge claims Margaret Hodge was later discharged from the hospital and returned to Golden Living, where she was pronounced dead due to a laceration of the spleen with hemoperitoneum caused by the fall she had suffered earlier that day. Darrell Hodge is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-1152

Brittany Hicks vs. Forest City Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Charleston Town Center and Samuel Rose or John Doe
PA- John Einreinhofer; J- Louis H. Bloom
* Hicks was employed as an assistant manager at Charleston Town Center's Delias store. She claims while she was working a man, believed to be Rose or Doe entered the mall and committed unwelcome physical contact with her. Hicks is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-1153

Bridget Reinerth and Eric Reinerth vs. Wal-mart Stores, Inc. and William Bridgers, an employee and agent of Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
PA- William M. Tiano; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Dec. 8, 2011, Bridget Reinerth went to the South Charleston Wal-mart and was a passenger in a car being driven by her husband, who pulled to one of the main entrances to the facility adjacent to the curb. After Bridget Reinerth exited the car and stepped up onto the curb to enter the store at the main entrance, she slipped and fell on ice and was injured. The Reinerths are seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1154

Vicky L. Terry-Keene, as administratrix of the Estate of Malcolm Calhoun vs. Prestera Center for Mental Health Services, Inc. and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
PA- Mark W. Carbone, Jeffrey G. Blaydes; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Calhoun was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and was institutionalized at the Weston Mental Hospital until it closed and then he was released to live with his parents and under the care of Shawnee Hills, which is now Prestera. In 2005, Calhoun was found eating out of a garbage can by Terry-Keene and in July 2005, she filed for guardianship. Terry-Keene claims in May 2009 she needed to take care of her mother and granddaughter and contacted the WVDHHR to notify them that she could no longer be the guardian of her uncle. Calhoun died on June 25, 2010 from a bacterial infection and strep pneumonia meningitis. Terry-Keene claims the defendants failed to care for Calhoun. Terry-Keene is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1161

June 22
Xerox Corporation vs. the Printing Press, Ltd.
PA- Robert L. Bandy; J- Charles E. King
* The Printing Press entered into lease agreements with Xerox for a Xerox DC7000APC, a Xerox EX8000AP and a ColorWorks 8000. The plaintiff claims the Printing Press defaulted on the agreements. Xerox is seeking judgment in the amount of $258,329.11 with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1167

Randall Sigman vs. Robert Walker and A&B Used Cars, LLC
PA- Michael O. Callaghan; J- Carrie Webster
* For several years until July 5, 2011, Sigman was an investor and a business partner of Walker. Sigman claims during their business relationship, he purchased numerous tools and other equipment with his own money that were used by A&B Used Cars. Sigman claims on July 5, 2011, the defendants had his physically removed by the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department. Sigman is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-1176

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