This just in: Berkeley County

By Beth Henry | Jun 23, 2006

May 31
Professional Plumbing & Heating LLC vs. Gemcraft Homes Inc.
PA - Kathy Santa Barbara; J - David Sanders
* The plaintiff claims the defendant has failed to pay for plumbing work according to a 2005 contract, and the plaintiff is seeking $25,349.41 and other relief.
Case number: 06-C-390

June 9
Jerry Beachler Jr. vs. Ryanás Family Steak Houses Inc., Charles Way, G. Edwin McCranie and Fred Grant Jr.
PA - Robert Schiavoni; J - Christopher Wilkes
* The plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, claims he worked at the Ryanás restaurant in Berkeley County and management forced him and other employees to work off the clock. He also claims the restaurant reduced employeesá wages and violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act. He is seeking wages and other compensation in an amount less than $5 million, as well as complete timekeeping and accounting records.
Case number: 06-C-407

Teresa Crews vs. Tri-Star Motors Inc., Montiqn Hutzell, Julia Hutzell, Alicia Hutzell, Amanda Knight and Robert Flee
PA - Aaron Amore; J - David Sanders
* The plaintiff claims the defendants sold her a used 1993 BMW and lied about its history. She claims it was a salvaged vehicle and the dealership did not possess a license to sell salvaged vehicles. She also claims the defendants failed to make promised repairs, and failed to release the title. She seeks $60,000 and other relief.
Case number: 06-C-408

June 13
Nina Boarman, Margaret Myers, Patsy Fowler, Linda Grubb, Brenda Brode, Brenda Bolyard, Rosalie Schaeffer, Debbie Rodgers, Marlene Bishop, Teresa Montgomery, Kim Dillow, Beverly Cramer, Brenda Gochenour, Luz Dolly Benevides, Bonnie Burkhart and Joyce Englebright vs. Berkeley County Board of Education
PA - Jessica Baker; J - David Sanders
* The petitioners, who are bus aides for special education students, filed for a preliminary injunction against the defendant after they were notified that they were placed on a transfer list, and they would have to reapply for new jobs. They are seeking that the Court prevent the defendant from posting their jobs until their currently pending grievance is resolved with the state Education Employees Grievance Board.
Case number: 06-C-410

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