This just in: Kanawha County

by John O'Brien |
Apr. 21, 2006, 2:30am

April 6
Peter J. McCuskey v. The City of Saint Albans and the Saint Albans City Council
PA-J. Robert Leslie; J-Berger
* McCuskey says he was hired as Manager of the Municipal Utilities Commission of Saint Albans, but his job was eliminated before he could start by the City Council. He wants his job reinstated.
Case number: 06-MISC-138

April 11
Pritchard Mining Company, Inc. v. Euro-American Coal Trading, Inc., et al.
PA-George A. Patterson III; J-Stucky
* Pritchard says Euro-American, Theodore Sohnen, Vondy and Joshua Brunty and Gerald Stokley had a hand in falsifying coal tests that determine the value of coal bought by Euro-American from Pritchard, increasing the resell value. When the end buyer did not want to pay, Pritchard says it lost out on $550, 370.70. Pritchard is also seeking punitive damages.
Case number: 06-C-666

April 12
Estate of Matthew S. Belford by Donita Taylor, Administratrix v. Comsat Corporation, et al.
PA-Guy R. Bucci; J-King
* Taylor says Comsat, Universal Antennas, Inc., Radiation Systems, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Harry Morton are to blame for her son's acute myelogenous leukemia that caused his April 16, 2004 death. She says his exposure to benzene contained in paints used at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank while an employee of the defendants caused his disease. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 06-C-667

West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. v. Barbara L. Burns
PA-Ward D. Stone, Jr.; J-Walker
* WVU Hospitals says Burns, of Charleston, owes $46,567.21 for services rendered together with interest.
Case number: 06-C-669

Flora A. Belcher and Raymond M. Belcher v. The Kroger Company
PA-George A. Daugherty; J-King
* Belcher says she fell in the Kroger grocery store in Elkview because of obstructions between aisles. Her medical bills totaled approximately $3,000, but she is suing for $250,000 and her husband is suing for $100,000 because of loss of consortium.
Case number: 06-C-671

April 13
Harley W. Bradley and Shirley Bradley v. A&I Company, et al.
PA-David P. Chervenick; J-Visiting Judge
* Bradley charges 87 defendants with being responsible for his Mesothelioma, a lung disease caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. He was an employee at Du Pont Washington Works.
Case number: 06-C-676

Donald McKown and Rebecca McKown v. A&I Company, et al.
PA-David P. Chervenick; J-Visiting Judge
* Bradley charges 87 defendants with being responsible for his Mesothelioma, a lung disease caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. He was an employee at Du Pont Washington Works.
Case number: 06-C-677

Bernice Deem v. BB&T Corporation, a North Carolina corporation, and Phyllis Arnold
PA-Walt Auvil; J-Bloom
* Deem, who was awarded a large settlement by One Valley Bancorp because of her allegations of gender discrimination, is again alleging gender discrimination because her severance payment caused by BB&T's purchase of One Valley isn't as large as the males' who received payments.
Case number: 06-C-678

Rolled Alloys LP v. Kanawha Manufacturing Company
PA-Larry A. Winter; J-Bloom
* Rolled Alloys of Temperance, Mich., says Kanawha Manufacturing owes $1,408,934.33 for goods provided in 2005.
Case number: 06-C-686

Anthony J. Barbario and Richard Goff, et al. v. West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board
PA-James B. Lees, Jr.; J-Zakaib
* Barbario and Goff represent almost 3,000 teachers who work in West Virginia and are upset with a vote that changed their retirement plan. Former gubernatorial candidate Jim Lees is representing them.
Case number: 06-C-687

April 17
State of West Virginia ex rel. Darrell V. McGraw, Jr., Attorney General v. Precision Windows and Doors and Jamie Crawford, individually and as manager of Precision Windows and Doors
PA-Jill L. Miles; J-King
* The Attorney General's office is charging Precision Windows and Doors with accepting money and not providing a service. Attorney Jill Miles is seeking to recover refunds for those affected.
Case number: 06-C-699

Danny R. Griffey and Erica J. Mason v. John Doe, et al.
PA-Robert V. Berthold; J-Walker
* Griffey and Mason say a truck carrying coal and owned by Big E Trucking Company ran them off the road and the unknown driver didn't stop to help them in November. Mason was in a coma for 30 days and the two have combined for approximately $600,000 in medical expenses.
Case number: 06-C-706

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