This just in: Jefferson County

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 23, 2006

June 8
Mazie L. Taylor v. Fingerhut Direct Marketing LLC and LTD Financial Services LP
PA-James Kratovil, J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* Taylor claims Fingerhut and Financial Services were told three additional times since November 2005, to stop collection calls for a debt of an unspecified amount. Taylor is suing for $10,000 for actual damages, $100 to $1,000 for statutory damages with interest that has been adjusted for inflation since Sept. 1, 1974, for each violation. She is also seeking court costs and reasonable attorney's fees.
Case number: 06-C-202

June 9
Bozica Spreckic v. Lucas "Luke" Collins
PA- Christopher J. Prezioso, J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* Spreckic alleges during a party on June 20, 2004, Collins pushed to her to the ground and broke her arm. She claims she sustained physical pain and suffering as well as mental anguish and distress and worry in conjunction with her injuries. She is seeking compensatory damages, punitive damages, costs incurred in prosecution of actions. Spreckic is also asking for pre-judgment and post-judgment interests in any judgment obtained against Collins and any other relief the court deems proper.
Case number: 06-C-203

June 12
Lynn A. Brown, trustee and beneficiary of Albert T. Brown v. Shirley Brown Jacobson, trustee and beneficiary of Albert T. Brown
PA-Michael L. Scales, J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* Lynn Brown is brother of Shirley Jacobson. Their father, Albert Brown, died on Nov. 24, 2002. A Living Trust of Albert Brown was created on Jan. 10, 1992, and a Living Trust was created for Margaret Brown, their mother, on Jan. 10, 1992. Both Jacobson and her mother were to serve as trustees of the Albert Brown Living Trust. Lynn Brown would serve as a successor trustee. Lynn Brown claims that his sister moved their mother to Jefferson County and obtained all the possessions and assets of Albert. Margaret Brown died on Nov. 26, 2005, at which Brown was supposed to become successor trustee of both of his parents' Living Trusts. He claims his sister misused funds from the Albert Brown Living Trust and believes she never paid federal or state income taxes in 2004 and 2005. There are also several transactions from the Living Trust that Brown calls into question, namely one in 2003 for $42,000. Brown also claims there is $254,000 removed from the Living Trust and she didn't file 2003 taxes. And with life insurance and other assets, Brown claims there is an excess of $128,000 not accounted for. Brown is asking for her assets to be frozen. He is also asking for a special commission to be appointed in order to account for all expenses. Brown claims he is entitled to recover a judgment for all court and fees in administering the trust.
Case number: 06-C-205

June 15
Thomas D. Sims v. John R. McDaniel and GEICO Indemnity Co.
PA-Terrace L. Britt Esq., J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* Sims claims that GEICO has not paid compensated him sufficiently for medical expenses from a Nov. 30, 2005, car accident. McDaniel received several charges including failure to maintain control of a vehicle, negligent and reckless in the accident. Sims, who was a passenger, claims he received injuries that are permenant. Sims also claims that GEICO failed to implement a reasonable, fair and prompt investigation of claims under the insurance policy. He also claims the company failed prompt payment. He is asking for amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court and coverage of future medical expenses. Sims is also asking for pre-judgment interest of ascertainable pecuniary less up to date of trail, post-judgment interest, attorney fees and costs incurred for prosecuting the case. From GEICO he is asking for compensatory damages, attorney fees, litigation expenses and post-judgment interest for punitive damages.
Case number: 06-C-207

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