Sandra Renforth vs. Wheeling Hospital, Inc.
J- Recht; PA- Ronald Zavolta
*While in Wheeling Hospital, Renforth stepped on something slippery and/or sticky on the floor causing her to trip and fall resulting in injury. Renforth claims Wheeling Hospital did not properly mark the unsafe area and is seeking compensatory damages plus interest and costs incurred from the fall.
Case number: 06-C-325
Joseph H. Armstrong vs. Lafayette Ohlinger.
J- Gaughan; PA- Ronald Wm. Kasserman, Esq.
*While traveling on 35th Street in Wheeling, Ohlinger pulled into an intersection with Eoff Street, hitting Armstrong's vehicle. As a result of the collision, Armstrong incurred medical expenses of more than $23,800 along with severe pain and distress. Armstrong is seeking compensatory damages, attorney fees, and litigation expenses.
Case number 06-C-327
Farm Family Life Insurance vs. David McGlothlin, et al.
J- Mazzone; PA- Jamison H. Cropp
*David McGlothlin II applied for a $10,000 life insurance policy, naming David McGlothlin as the primary beneficiary. McGlothlin II passed away within the policy's contestability period. McGlothlin then submitted a claim for benefits provided under the policy. Upon investigation of the claim, Farm Family discovered information indicating material misrepresentations were made on the policy application, thus, by Farm Family terms, voiding the policy. Family Farm is seeking judgment that the policy is indeed void, along with attorneys' fees and costs.
Case number: 06-C-329
Joseph Baudin vs. Travelers Insurance Co.
J-Gaughan; PA- James G. Bordas III
*As an individual and executor of the estate of his wife, Baudin held a standard flood insurance policy with Travelers Insurance Co. All premiums were promptly paid by Baudin and the policy was in effect when the Baudin's property was flooded. Travelers Insurance has refused to pay some/all of the coverage benefits. Baudin claims this has caused him severe mental anguish and is seeking benefits described under his policy, attorney fees, and damages.
Case number: 06-C-332
Robin M. Crum, et al. vs. Progressive Preferred Insurance Co.
J-Gaughan; PA-Michael W. McGuane, Esq.
*While properly crossing the street, Crum was struck by a vehicle driven by Jamie Crebs. Crum had underinsured motorist coverage with Progressive with policy limits of $500,000 each accident. Crum was deemed totally disabled because of the injuries resulting from the accident and thus lost her income capacity. Progressive has only offered $200,000 under one policy and has failed to make any offer under an additional policy held by Crum. Crum also claims Progressive has violated the duty of good faith and fair dealing by failing to adhere to the policy. As a result of the incident, Crum has suffered from serious and permanent bodily injuries, pain, and medical bills in excess of $28,329.89. Crum is seeking amounts which exceed the minimum jurisdictional limit along with compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 06-C-333
Russel Nesbitt Services vs. A. Michael Perring, et al.
J-Mazzone; PA- Yolonda G. Lambert, Esq.
* Russel Nesbitt Services obtained an insurance policy against various risks, including flooding, from Perring, an insurance agent and member of the RNS Board of Directors. Perring convinced RNS that he could provide them with a policy through Irwin Siegel Agency which would be more satisfactory than the one they received through the Board of Risk and Insurance Management. After RNS suffered severe flooding, it was discovered that Irwin Siegel Agency would not cover many of their claims as Perring had promised including new computers purchased at Perring's direction. RNS suffered $350,000 in damages and received only $29,824.50. RNS is seeking amounts in excess of jurisdictional limits.
Case number: 06-C-334