March 12
Jay Lawrence Smith vs. Blaine Hess, in his capacity as superintendent of the Jackson County Board of Education and the Jackson County Board of Education
PA– pro se; J– Evans
* The plaintiff, a resident of Hurricane, is suing the defendants for failing to release information in two lawsuits they agreed to settle, claiming portions of the information Smith seeks is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Along with release of the information, Smith seeks a court order compelling Hess and the board to undergo training for better understanding of the state Freedom of Information law. Smith is a freelance reporter and contributor to the West Virginia Record.
Case number: 13-C-27

March 22
In re: Gregory Johns, as the parent, guardian and/or next friend of Sabra Johns, a minor
PA– Jason Stemple; J– Evans
* The petitioner seeks approval of a $5,820.67 settlement from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company to pay for medical expenses Sabra incurred following an automobile accident along Interstate 77 on Nov. 25, 2011, while riding as passenger in a vehicle driven by her mother, Anna.
Case number: 13-C-29

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