CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County
Kyla Asbury Sep. 28, 2012, 2:30am
Marilyn Harmon vs. George Skinner and Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
PA- Lia DiTrapano Fairless, Elizabeth G. Kavitz, Rudolph L. DiTrapano; J- James C. Stucky
* On Oct. 27, 2010, Harmon was at Wal-mart when she slipped on a clear hanger that was in the floor and twisted her left knee. Harmon is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-1857
Ricky Edward Jordan vs. First Presbyterian Church
PA- Matthew S. Criswell, Mark L. French, Steven M. Condaras; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Jordan was employed by the defendant from Aug. 12, 2011, until June 18. Jordan claims over the course of several months he witnessed his head supervisor, Lee Richardson, removing items from the Covenant House store room, taking them to his vehicle and concealing them with a blanket. Several employees warned him not to report the theft, but in December 2011 he reported the theft to Claude Churchwell. On June 18 he was permanently suspended from his employment. Jordan is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-1859
Stephen Brown vs. Frontier Communications, Inc.; and Ford Motor Company
PA- Shannon M. Bland; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Sept. 13, 2010, Brown was driving on Brounland Road in Kanawha County when he encountered a deer and in doing so, the front right wheel of his vehicle went slightly off the paved surface and onto the shoulder area of the road. Brown claims as he avoided the deer, the front of his F-350 pickup truck struck a utility pole placed by Frontier along the side of Brounland Road within the shoulder area of the road and damaged the vehicle. The supplemental restraining system and air bags on the vehicle did not deploy. Brown is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1864
Julie Ray, administratrix of the Estate of Cluther Allen Ray vs. John Neville Jr., M.D.
PA- Richard D. Lindsay; J- James C. Stucky
* On Feb. 16, 2011, Cluther Ray presented to the Emergency Department of Thomas Memorial Hospital after leaving work, with complaints of abdominal pain and upper gastric pain. Julie Ray claims it was later discovered he suffered a heart attack and he had emergency heart surgery. Julie Ray claims Cluther Ray lived until May 4, 2011, never leaving the hospital, suffering from heart failure due to the delay in diagnosing and treating his heart attack. Julie Ray is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1865
Roy J. McDaniel, as guardian and conservator for John Terrance McDaniel vs. Select Medical Corporation; Select Medical Holdings Corporation; Select Specialty Hospital-Charleston, Inc.; and Does One through Twenty
PA- David R. Karr Jr.; J- James C. Stucky
* From Sept. 14, 2010, through Oct. 6, 2010, John Terrance McDaniel was a patient of the defendants. Roy McDaniel claims the defendants breached their contract by failing to provide appropriate medical care to John Terrance McDaniel. Roy McDaniel is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-1866
Roscoe Peters and Mary J. Peters vs. 3M Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Air & Liquid Systems Corporation; et al
PA- Craig E. Coleman, Victoria Antion, Scott A. McGee; J- visiting
* Roscoe Peters was diagnosed with mesothelioma in August. The Peters' claim the 86 defendants are responsible for the lung injury. They are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 12-C-1871
Paul Everett Beckman Sr. and Pearl Lina Beckman vs. 3M Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Airtek, Inc.; et al
PA- Victoria Antion, Scott A. McGee, Steve Shaffer; J- visiting
* The Beckmans claim the 81 defendants are responsible for Paul Beckman's mesothelioma, from which he was diagnosed with on Aug. 9. The Beckmans are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 12-C-1872
Robin Blankenship, executrix of the Estate of Clyde Junior Blankenship vs. 3M Company; A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; et al
PA- Victoria Antion, Scott A. McGee, Gary W. Kendall; J- visiting
* Clyde Blankenship was diagnosed with mesothelioma on June 30. The Blankenships claim the 93 defendants are responsible for the diagnosis. The Blankenships are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 12-C-1873
Sam M. Hope II vs. the Board of Directors of Kanawha Public Service District; Kanawha Public Service District; and David Howell, CPA
PA- Michael T. Clifford; J- James C. Stucky
* Hope was employed by the defendants from Oct. 14, 1995, until Sept. 13. Hope claims he was terminated in violation of the Whistle Blower Statute. Hope is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1876
Laura Wilson vs. Metro Emergency Operations Center, Kanawha County Commission and John Doe
PA- Michael T. Clifford; J- Louis H. Bloom
* Wilson was employed by Metro. She claims the defendants constructively demoted her in violation of the Whistle Blower Statute. Wilson is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1877