This just in: Kanawha County

by John O'Brien |
Jun. 16, 2006, 2:30am

June 5
Svenna Partlow, personal representative of the estate of Kenny Partlow v. A&I Company, et al.
PA-John Skaggs; J-Visiting
* Kenny Partlow was a former member of the House of Delegates and union president. His wife says his death was the result of asbestos exposure while he was a factory worker in Huntington.
Case number: 06-C-1066

Linda Scantlin and Glenn Scantlin v. A&I Company, et al.
PA-David Chervenick; J-Visiting
* Linda Scantlin says she has undergone years of asbestos exposure from her husband and father coming home with the fibers on their clothes.
Case number: 06-C-1067

James Thomas and Billie Jo Thomas v. West Virginia Steel Corp. and John Does
PA-Michael D. Payne; J-Berger
* James Thomas says as the only black employee of Poca-based West Virginia Steel, he was subjected to racist slurs, taunts, threats and assaults. He claims his supervisor knew but did nothing to correct the situation.
Case number: 06-C-1070

Judy Simms, Lois Kent and Julie Lawson v. Lennox International, Inc., et al.
PA-Michael D. Payne; J-Bloom
* The three women, who all live in the same St. Albans apartment building, say Justin Ferrari, a maintenance man for Lennox, sexually harassed them.
Case number: 06-C-1074

Bobby Ray Wolfe, administrator of the estate of Donald Ray Wolfe v. Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital
PA-Keith A. Jones; J-Stucky
* Bobby Ray says Donald Ray was denied adequate care at Thomas Memorial on April 14, 2004, after a fall. He says the hospital's negligence is partly to blame for Donald Ray's death.
Case number: 06-C-1076

June 6
James V. Costantini and Clara Costantini v. 20th Century Glove Corp. of Texas, et al.
PA-David Chervenick; J-Visiting
* The Costantinis say James has asbestosis and mesothelioma from years of work with Local 1190 of the United States Steelworkers Association. This case was filed jointly with 06-C-1078.
Case number: 06-C-1077

Tom A. Winski and Ruth A. Winski v. 20th Century Glove Corp. of Texas, et al.
PA-David Chervenick; J-Visiting
* The Winskis say Tom has asbestosis and mesothelioma from years of work with Local 1190 of the United States Steelworkers Association. This case was filed jointly with 06-C-1077.
Case number: 06-C-1078

Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. v. Matthew Dewayne Rhodes
PA-Francis C. Gall; J-Zakaib
* CAMC says Rhodes owes $50, 023.78 on an unpaid bill.
Case number: 06-C-1080

Allen R. Harper, administrator and personal representative of the Estate of Joshua A. Harper v. Jamie L. Myers, deceased, et al.
PA-Michael A. Olivio; J-Bloom
Allen Harper says his son Joshua was a passenger in a car driven by Jamie Myers while Myers, who was under 21, was intoxicated and going over 100 mph before crashing into a brick building. He is also suing the woman who was allegedly walking down the middle of the road and caused Myers to swerve, as well as the bar that allegedly served her despite it being after the legal serving hours.
Case number: 06-C-1081

June 7
Greg Morgan v. Hughes Supply, Inc., et al.
PA-Robert V. Berthold; J-Kaufman
* Morgan says he went to pick up a fire hydrant for his employer when Jackie McBryer, an employee of Hughes, rolled it over his hand, causing substantial injury.
Case number: 06-C-1086

June 8
Chad Auxier and Rachel Auxier, co-administrators of the Estate of Kari Beth Gordon, deceased, et al. v. Robert Berry, Administrator of the Estate of David Gordon, deceased, et al.
* Chad and Rachel Auxier say their mother, Kari Beth Gordon, was the victim in a murder-suicide orchestrated by husband David Gordon and are seeking $10 million from his estate.
PA-Joseph M. Price; J-Kaufman
Case number: 06-C-1087

State of West Virginia Ex Rel. Darrell V. McGraw, Jr., Attorney General v. Appalachian Heating and Cooling, Inc., et al.
PA-Jill Miles; J-Walker
* McGraw says four contractors have been operating and advertising without a valid license. The others are M.L. Perry Heating, Hess Roofing Co. and Arctic Air.
Case number: 06-C-1089

June 9
Lowell Thomas Stout, II v. George Clutter, in his capacity as director of the WV department of Agriculture, Apiary Division, et al.
PA-Gene W. Bailey II; J-Bloom
* Stout says the Apiary Division infected his beehives with American Foul Brood intentionally and destroyed them, causing $125,000 in damages.

William D. Hill and Melodie Hill v. Linda Moran
PA-Stephen P. Swisher; J-Walker
* The Hills say they were sitting in a Dunbar Shoney's when Moran's car came crashing through the restaurant, causing them a combined $29,000 in medical bills. They are suing for $225,000.
Case number: 06-C-1096

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