CIVIL FILINGS: Wayne County
Phillip Branham vs. Wheeler & Clevenger Oil Company, Inc.
PA- Neil R. Bouchillon; J- James H. Young Jr.
* On April 10, Branham was operating a 2011 Toyota he had rented from Alamo in the Fort Gay area when he noticed the defendant’s car wash business and decided to have the rental car washed before returning it to Alamo. Branham claims when he entered the car wash bay, the vehicle dropped into the car wash’s drainage hole, which was not covered by a drainage grate, and caused him injuries. Branham is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-253
Saleena Bowen, as personal representative of the Estate of Jess Endicott Sr., deceased, and as personal representative of the Estate of Jess Endicott Jr., deceased vs. Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company
PA- Bert Ketchum; J- Darrell M. Pratt
* On March 19, 2011, both Endicotts were in a vehicle attempting to cross the Hatten Dairy Crossing railroad tracks in Prichard when they were struck by a train, which caused their deaths. Bowen claims the defendants had a duty to maintain the railroad crossing in a reasonably safe condition, to provide a minimum of 20 seconds of continuous warning that a train was approaching the crossing and to activate the whistle if a car was crossing the track as a train was approaching. Bowen claims the defendants breached their duty. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-262
Brandon Williams and Christina Williams vs. General Motors, LLC
PA- Susan J. Van Zant; J- Darrell M. Pratt
* On Aug. 29, 2009, the Williamses purchased a 2009 GMC Sierra in the amount of $37,172.40. They claim the vehicle was defective. The Williamses are seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-264
Randy Jackson vs. Quality Magnetite, LLC; and John Doe, operator/driver
PA- Kenneth P. Hicks, Debra A. Nelson; J- James H. Young Jr.
* On March 1, 2011, Jackson was involved in an accident that rendered his vehicle inoperable on the roadway of U.S. 52. Doe, who was operating a vehicle owned by Quality, came upon the accident scene at an extremely excessive speed, failed to maintain control of his vehicle and ran into a 2000 Chevrolet S10, which caused that vehicle to collide with Jackson’s vehicle and cause him extensive injuries. Jackson is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-265