This Just In: Ohio County

By Jennifer Fleahman | Feb 23, 2007

Feb. 13
Sarina L. Davis, administratrix DBN of the estate of Elizabeth K. Western vs. Robin M. Crum
J- Wilson; PA- Ronald Wm. Kasserman, Esq.
* Western, a resident of Mound View Nursing Home, was transported to Reynolds Memorial Hospital to undergo surgery and later died from complications arising from the surgery. Western's mother contracted Crum to bring a claim against MVNH, but died before the claim was complete. Sarina Davis continued the suit and claims Crum failed to give MVNH a notice of a screening of certificate of merit prior to filing the case, and the case was dismissed despite Kasserman's attempts to amend the complaint. Davis claims Crum breached her standard of duty by failing to diligently process the wrongful death claim and seeks compensatory damages and pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 07-C-61

Feb. 15
David A. South vs. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, et al.
J- Gaughan; PA-Gail W. Kahle
* South discontinued his motor vehicle lease, claiming his 1999 Cherokee was unsafe, citing it as a "revocation of acceptance." South claims DaimlerChrysler filed a civil action for $7,146.29 in fees despite the end of the lease and falsely reported to The Credit Bureau the Jeep had been repossessed. A settlement was reached and DaimlerChrysler paid South $1,000 in cash and the Chrysler Finance Company any outstanding monies owed. Despite this agreement, South still received a notice from Synergetic Co. demanding $1,786.58, as DaimlerChrysler had failed to pay. South seeks compensatory damages and pre- and post-judgment interests in an amount less than $75,000.
Case number 07-C-65

John Doe, a minor, and parent Jane Doe vs. The Children's Home of Wheeling, Inc.
J- Gaughan; PA- James M. Barber and Lonnie C. Simmons
* The unnamed mother claims her son Jane, a resident of the CHOW, was sexually assaulted on two occasions by another resident. She claims this occurred when the workers violated their own policy and let the children out of sight twice. The DHHR found it likely that the first occasion occurred and concluded the second occasion did occur. Doe claims the CHOW was negligent and seeks punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-64

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