This just in: Kanawha County

by John O'Brien |
Mar. 10, 2006, 1:30am

Feb. 22
Sharon Casto, Administratrix of the Estate of Larry Casto, D.O. v. Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.; New Century Emergency Physicians of West Virginia, Inc.; William Payne, M.D.; and the University of West Virginia Board of Trustees
PA- Richard D. Lindsay; J-Zakaib
* Sharon Casto was the wife of prominent Charleston chiropractor Larry Casto, who she believes was not given proper treatment in the Charleston Area Medical Center when he arrived Oct 26, 2004, and was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction. He died four weeks later.
Case number: 06-C-336

Gary Adkins, Sr., Administrator of the Estate of Gary Adkins, Jr., deceased, and Sherry Adkins v. Nissan Motor Company, LTD; Nissan North America, Inc.; NSK, LTD.; and Courts Motors, Inc.
PA-Martin Masters; J-Berger
* The Adkinses blame Nissan for the death of their son, who was involved in a head-on collision in his Nissan Maxima and his air bag did not deploy. Also, they blame the manufacturer of the seat belt he was wearing and Courts Motors in Hurricane for selling the car. They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 06-C-338

Grange Mutual Casualty Co. v. Ford Motor Company
PA-Michael R. Cline; J-Kaufman
* Grange Mutual argues that an automobile owned by client Jack Blair that was involved in an Oct. 8, 2004 wreck was unfit and is suing Ford Motor Company, which produced the Explorer, for $52,053.53.
Case number: 06-C-343

Feb. 23
Anna Marie Reynolds v. Better Foods, Inc., and Paul Niedbalski
PA-Arthur J. Chmiel; J-Bloom
* Reynolds claims she was sexually harassed and intimidated during her time at Better Foods, Inc., and was unjustly terminated without being given accommodations for her disabilities.
Case number: 06-C-351

Eugene L. Workman v. Shoney's Inc.
PA-G. Patrick Jacobs; J-Berger
* Workman claims he slipped on some syrup that had been spilled on the floor of a Shoney's on Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston, suffering serious injuries to his left knee by aggravating a prior injury that resulted in damage to a previously complete and successful knee replacement.
Case number: 06-C-356

Michelle Nolan, Personal Representative of the Estate of John Diehl, deceased v. 20th Century Glove Corporation of Texas, et al.
PA-Scott S. Segal; J-Visiting judge
* Nolan, of Bridgeport, Ohio, says Diehl worked in proximity to asbestos products at Mansuetto Roofing Company and died Feb. 24, 2004. She lists 136 defendants in the wrongful death suit.
Case number: 06-C-360

Bistro Management Inc., d/b/a as TGI Fridays, Store No. 1511 v. Imperial Builders, Inc.
PA-Joseph Horter; J-Kaufman
* TGI Fridays alleges that Imperial Builders built a kitchen wall in the Cross Lanes restaurant out of plywood instead of fireproof material. When that wall caught fire, it led to the $68,294.92 worth of damages that TGI Fridays demands compensation for.
Case number: 06-C-362

Feb. 24
Tabitha Knight, by her next friend Angie Bedunah and Angie Bedunah v. Braxton County Board of Education and West Virginia Board of Education
PA-Stephen P. Meyer; J-Berger
* Knight claims she was beaten up by a group of female students in a bathroom at Braxton County High School on Sept. 16, 2004, when she was a freshman. Bedunah is her mother.
Case number: 06-C-363

Jerry Michael Collins v. Colonel H.E. Hill, Jr., in his capacity as Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police
PA-Peggy L. Collins; J-Kaufman
* Collins was convicted of abduction with intent to defile in Virginia and would like the equivalent West Virginia statute to be used in order to determine the length of his period of registration as a sex offender changed. Currently, the state considers him convicted of attempt to commit first degree sexual abuse, requiring a lifetime registration. He thinks another statute, one that results in only 10 years of registration, is more accurate.
Case number: 06-C-373

Asphalt Contractors and Site Work, Inc., a Kentucky corporation v. Vista View Apartments, LP, a West Virginia LP, Alan Ives Construction Company, United Bank, City of Charleston
PA-Charles M. Johnstone; J-Bloom
* Asphalt says it signed four contracts in relation to a demolition project at the Capital Heights Town Homes site and was not paid for any of them. Asphalt is seeking $158,376.37.
Case number: 06-C-375

March 1
Edward Wilson, Personal Representative of the Estate of Carol Wilson v. Beverly Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a as Beverly Health Care Center; Aegis therapies; Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services; and Beverly Enterprises - West Virginia Inc.
PA-Erin L. Winter; J-Berger
* Edward Wilson claims that his wife's death from sepsis was caused by substandard care at the Beverly Health Care Center, notably their inability to properly help Carol Wilson with her toileting and personal hygiene needs.
Case number: 06-C-399

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