This Just In: Jefferson County

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 13, 2007

March 20
Cardinal Building Systems Inc. v. Rai Properties
PA-Richard Gay; J-Gina Groh
* On June 7, 2206, CBS entered into an agreement with Rai Properties to construct a 12,000 square-foot, two-story office building in Kearnesyville. The contract required Rai to pay CBS $712,000 for materials and labors. Work was finished by June 14,2006, but payments stopped by October. CBS also entered an additional $21,766.04 bill for change orders. CBS placed a notice of mechanic's lien against the property for $163,789.16. CBS is suing for breach of contract. The company is seeking $163,789.16 plus interest.
Case number: 07-C-96

March 22
Clyde M. Singleton and Tracy D. Singleton v. NVR Inc. dba Ryan Homes
PA-Sherman Lambert; J-Gina Groh
* The Singletons claim their basement was covered in about a foot of
sewage, pollutants, dirty water, feces, dirt and the like, which caused material injury to their property and person. They claim NVR failed to install the proper equipment in their front yard to alleviate sewage backup. They also claim NVR failed to notify them when their were purchasing their new home that their subdivision's sewage combined to a conveyance and came to rest in their front yard. The Singletons have launched several counts against NVR including negligence and fraud. The couple is seeking monies
exceeding $3 million.
Case number: 07-C-98

Potomac Valley Contractors v. Rock Ferry LLC, Kettler Brothers Homes LLC, Acacia Federal Savings Bank, Peter L. Chakmakian, Alice Chakmakian and Arent Fox PLLC
PA-Richard McCune Jr.; J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* Potomac Valley entered into a contract with Kettler Brothers to
perform road work on property owned by Rock Ferry. The work was complete for a total of $190,217.50. Kettler Brothers allegedly refused to pay the bill, forcing Potomac Valley to put a notice of mechanic's lien on the property. Potomac Valley alleges that Kettler Brothers, in addition to not paying the bill, has also locked into a airplane hanger their property including a water truck and 951 Cat loader, depriving the company of doing business since Jan. 15, 2007. Potomac Valley is seeking $190,217.50 plus interest and that an order of sale of the Rock Ferry property be entered to satisfy the lien.
Case number: 07-C-104

March 30
John Urciolo v. Citizens Communications Company, Frontier, Reed Nelson, Ogden Newspapers, Martinsburg Journal, Matthew Umstead and Edwin Fultz
PA- pro se; J-Gina Groh
* Urciolo alleges that a story published in The Journal following his arrest on March 30, 2005, was untrue. Urciolo was charged with "terroristacts, conveying false information concerning terrorist acts." He alleges that Nelson purposely gave Umstead false information. Urciolo also alleges that Fultz was pressured into filing a criminal complaint against Urciolo because of pressure he was receiving from Nelson and other personnel at Frontier. He is seeking punitive damages individually from each plaintiff for $10 million.
Case number: 07-C-105

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