This Just In: Kanawha County

by Cara Bailey |
Apr. 6, 2007, 2:30am

March 22
Taneisha Hairston v. AT&T Corporation, Geary Securities Company, Holcomb Land Company, HLC Developers, Inc., HLC Constructors, Weavertown Environmental Group, Rogina, Inc., John Does and Jane Does.
PA – Christopher W. Luzier; J – Kaufman
* Taneisha Hairston filed a suit against AT&T, claiming mold in the call center building where she worked caused her to become ill. Hairston claims there were so many mold colonies and other microbials in the building, the call center had to close because so many employees were sick. She claims AT&T owed their employees a safe and healthful environment, which they claimed to provide, but did not. Hairston seeks compensatory and punitive damages for her medical costs and other sufferings.
Case number 07-C-526

Jean Ann Lewis v. AT&T Corporation, Geary Securities Company, Holcomb Land Company, HLC Developers, Inc., HLC Constructors, Weavertown Environmental Group, Rogina, Inc., John Does and Jane Does.
PA – Christopher W. Luzier; J – Berger
* Jean Ann Lewis filed a suit against AT&T, claiming mold in the call center building where she worked caused her to become ill. Lewis claims there were so many mold colonies and other microbials in the building, the call center had to close because so many employees were sick. She claims AT&T owed their employees a safe and healthful environment, which they claimed to provide, but did not. Lewis seeks compensatory and punitive damages for her medical costs and other sufferings.
Case number 07-C-527

Kristi Maynard v. AT&T Corporation, Geary Securities Company, Holcomb Land Company, HLC Developers, Inc., HLC Constructors, Weavertown Environmental Group, Rogina, Inc., John Does and Jane Does.
PA – Christopher W. Luzier; J – Bloom
* Kristi Maynard filed a suit against AT&T, claiming mold in the call center building where she worked caused her to become ill. Maynard claims there were so many mold colonies and other microbials in the building, the call center had to close because so many employees were sick. She claims AT&T owed their employees a safe and healthful environment, which they claimed to provide, but did not. Maynard seeks compensatory and punitive damages for her medical costs and other sufferings.
Case number 07-C-528

Tina Holley v. AT&T Corporation, Geary Securities Company, Holcomb Land Company, HLC Developers, Inc., HLC Constructors, Weavertown Environmental Group, Rogina, Inc., John Does and Jane Does.
PA – Christopher W. Luzier; J – Kaufman
* Tina Holley filed a suit against AT&T, claiming mold in the call center building where she worked caused her to become ill. Holley claims there were so many mold colonies and other microbials in the building, the call center had to close because so many employees were sick. She claims AT&T owed their employees a safe and healthful environment, which they claimed to provide, but did not. Holley seeks compensatory and punitive damages for her medical costs and other sufferings.
Case number 07-C-529

Lisa Holdstein v. AT&T Corporation, Geary Securities Company, Holcomb Land Company, HLC Developers, Inc., HLC Constructors, Weavertown Environmental Group, Rogina, Inc., John Does and Jane Does.
PA – Christopher W. Luzier; J – King
* Lisa Holdstein filed a suit against AT&T, claiming mold in the call center building where she worked caused her to become ill. Holdstein claims there were so many mold colonies and other microbials in the building, the call center had to close because so many employees were sick. She claims AT&T owed their employees a safe and healthful environment, which they claimed to provide, but did not. Holdstein seeks compensatory and punitive damages for her medical costs and other sufferings.
Case number 07-C-530

Patsy Jett v. AT&T Corporation, Geary Securities Company, Holcomb Land Company, HLC Developers, Inc., HLC Constructors, Weavertown Environmental Group, Rogina, Inc., John Does and Jane Does.
PA – Christopher W. Luzier; J – Stucky
* Patsy Jett filed a suit against AT&T, claiming mold in the call center building where she worked caused her to become ill. Jett claims there were so many mold colonies and other microbials in the building, the call center had to close because so many employees were sick. She claims AT&T owed their employees a safe and healthful environment, which they claimed to provide, but did not. Jett seeks compensatory and punitive damages for her medical costs and other sufferings.
Case number 07-C-531

March 23
Judy Machelle Workman and Robert Workman v. Home Depot, USA
PA – Larry O. Ford; J – Zakaib
* Judy Workman filed a suit against her employer, Home Depot, because she was fired for not returning to work because she was injured. Workman claims Home Depot violated the Workers' Compensation Act and she and her husband seek to be compensated for their damages.
Case number 07-C-547

March 27
Timothy Adkins; Cole Construction LLC, Rodney Cole, All Crane & Equipment Rental Corporation, Babcock Lumber Company, David Johnson, Bryant Krepps, Cross Worship Center, J.T. Construction LLC, unknown defendants
PA – Timothy A. Bradford; J – Zakaib
* Timothy Adkins filed the suit against Cole Construction after he was injured while working with the company. The suit says Adkins suffered a serious injury on a job site at Cross Worship Center. He claims the company is responsible for his injuries and seeks compensation to cover his damages.
Case number 07-C-527

March 28
Alexis Bailey, a minor child, by her parent, guardian and next friend, Richard Shaun Bailey v. Jeffrey Legg, Jessica Cardinale, Fred Hudson, Connie Hudson and McNiel Fence Company.
PA – Jonathan R. Mani; J – Walker
* Richard Bailey filed the suit on behalf of his daughter after she was attacked by a Rottweiler owned by Jeffrey Legg and Jessica Cardinale. The dog attacked Alexis Bailey as she was riding her bike past the yard the dog was in. The dog went under the fence and attacked her. The suit says the dog's owners were in violation of West Virginia Code because they did not keep the dog under control.
Bailey seeks compensatory damages against all the defendants, for medical expenses and other damages.
Case number 07-C-591

March 29
Lynn Kramer v. Kimberly F. Hutchinson, Cynthia Prather
PA – Marc A. Kramer; J – King
* Lynn Kramer filed a suit against Kimberly Hutchinson and Cynthia Prather, her business partners. The suit claims the defendants make business decisions without consulting Kramer and she seeks more $41,585 in compensation to repay her initial business down payment and other fees.
Case number 07-C-541

Fatima L. Green v. Family Dollar Stores of WV, Inc.
PA – Jason Goad; J – Berger
* Fatima Green filed a suit against Family Dollar after she was injured at one of the company's stores. A package fell of a shelf and hit her, causing her permanent injury.
As a result, she suffered serious injury and incurred medical bills. She seeks compensatory damages.
Case number 07-C-594

March 30
Charles C. Coffman and Beatrice Mae Coffman v. A.W. Chesterton Co., Alcan Rolled Products-Ravenswood, LLC., et al
PA – William K. Schwartz; J – Visiting
* Coffman filed an asbestos suit against 56 local, national and international defendants. He claims that while working as a pipe fitter on various sites between 1952 and 2004 he was exposed to asbestos fibers. Coffman now has mesothelioma.
Coffman and his wife seek judgment against all the defendants for compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number 07-C-616

Jack England and Edith England, Clifford Maffett and Edwina Maffett, John Nesselroad Jr. and Ralph Smith and Naomi Smith v. A.W. Chesterton Co., et al
PA – David Chervenick; J – Visiting
* David Chervenick filed an asbestos suit on behalf of four plaintiffs, naming 163 companies as defendants. The suits were filed because Jack England, Clifford Maffett, John Nesselroad Jr. and Ralph Smith all now suffer from asbestos-related diseases. The suit claims the companies knew about the risks associated with working with asbestos, yet did not warn their employees. The plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages against all the defendants.
Case number 07-C-620

John Blackwell and Carolyn Blackwell v. O.V. Smith & Sons of Big Chimney, Inc.
PA – J. Miles Morgan; J - Stucky
* Blackwell filed a suit against O.V. Smith &Sons after he fell of the roof on one of their job sites. Blackwell severely fractured his feet and one of his hands when he fell off the rook at the former Big Chimney Elementary School. The suit says the company did not train Blackwell on how roofing or working at regulated heights, not did the company provide a guardrail or safety device around the roof. Blackwell and his wife seek compensatory damages.
Case number 07-C-621

April 2
State of WV ex rel. Darrell V. McGraw Jr. v. Vincent's Athletic Club Inc., David Vincent
PA – Jill Miles; J – Kaufman
* Attorney General Darrell McGraw has filed a suit against a health spa in Oak Hill, W.Va., claiming the spa is violating West Virginia Code by failing to register as a health spa. According to the suit, there is a Health Spa Rule that requires spas to register with the attorney general. In failing to do so, the spa is participating in unfair or deceptive business practices. McGraw seek to have the spa comply with the rule and to assess a civil penalty of $5,000 for each violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.
Case number 07-C-624

Lonuel D. Barley and Terry Barley v. John A. Turley, M.D.
PA – Richard D. Lindsay; J – Berger
* Lonuel and Terry Barley filed a suit against John Turley, M.D., after Turley saw Lonuel Barley at Charleston Area Medical Center. Barley was brought in because he was in pain and could not feel his legs. The suit says Turley's negligence caused Barley's right leg to be amputated because Barley's problem was not addressed in a timely manner. The Barleys seek compensation for their losses, punitive damages and other relief the court deems necessary.
Case number 07-C-630

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