This Just In: Putnam County

by Chris Dickerson |
Dec. 8, 2006, 1:30am

Nov. 15
Pam Wood and Lena Pat Wood vs. West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways
PA-Marvin W. Masters; J-Spaulding
* The plaintiffs seek a petition for a writ of mandamus to compel eminent domain proceedings. They say the DOH is responsible for the poor design, construction and maintenance of an interstate interchange near Belle Acres. They say that the DOH has caused damage to their property and home, and that the DOH has failed to remedy the situation. They also seek compensatory damages
Case number: 06-C-379

Jack Whittington and JoAnn Whittington vs. West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways
PA-Marvin W. Masters; J-Spaudling
* The plaintiffs seek a petition for a writ of mandamus to compel eminent domain proceedings. They say the DOH is responsible for the poor design, construction and maintenance of an interstate interchange near Belle Acres. They say that the DOH has caused damage to their property and home, and that the DOH has failed to remedy the situation. They also seek compensatory damages
Case number: 06-C-380

Nov. 17
Robert T. Meeks and Melissa Meeks vs. Alison E. Wood, individually and dba The Soccer House, and The Soccer House, and John Doe members of Alison Wood's family
PA-J. Robert Leslie; J-Eagloski
* The Meeks' say the defendants owe $48,794 in back rent and for the installation of and payment for certain air conditioning and heating equipment. The seek that amount, plus court costs and interest.
Case number: 06-C-385

Nov. 16
William Bradshaw and Nancy Bradshaw; Richard Delaney; Floyd Estep and Brenda Estep; James Hively and Barbara Hively; Carles Miller and Rose Miller; and Wayne Warner and Portia Warner vs. Airco Inc. et al.
PA-Thomas G. Wilson; J-Spaulding
* The plaintiffs name nine defendant companies and 10 John Doe defendants, saying they were exposed to welding products that contained toxic substances such as manganese. They say the defendants knew or should have known the dangers of such exposure. The spouses sue for loss of consortium.
Case number: 06-C-387

Nov. 22
Winfield Riding Club vs. Brenda Wolfe
PA-James B. Atkins; J-Spaudling
* The club says Wolfe, who was its treasurer, wrote checks to herself for a total of $125,125. She pleaded guilty to felony criminal charges and has paid some restitution, but she still owes $60,000. The club seeks that amount plus costs, legal interest and other relief.
Case number: 06-C-388

J&R Sales Inc. dba ESC Carpet, Tile & More vs. Diversified Enterprise Inc., Andrew J. Whittaker Jr. and Jewell K. Whittaker
PA-David K. Schwirian; J-Eagloski
* The plaintiff says Diversified owes $6,746.58 plus interest for purchase and installation of carpet and padding in for a home in Scott Depot. The plaintiffs say they filed mechanic's lien on Sept. 15.
Case number: 06-C-390

Dec. 5
Jane Doe and Karen Doe, by their next friend and father, John Doe vs. West Virginia Division of Health and Human Resources
PA-Thomas H. Peyton; J-Eagloski
* After learning he was the biological father of a 12-year-old boy in 2004, John Doe took custody of the boy who was a victim of "simple neglect," according to the DHHR. He says the DHHR, however, didn't warn him of the "significant behavioral history" of the boy, who sexually assaulted, molested, harassed and/or abused his two half-sisters. The plaintiffs seek compensatory damages, court costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief.
Case number: 06-C-397

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