This Just In: Ohio County

by Jennifer Fleahman |
Apr. 13, 2007, 2:15am

April 2
Steven D. Ruch and Erin N. Ruch vs. David A. Ruch
J- Wilson; PA- Jeffrey W. McCamic
*Steven, Erin, and David Ruch own land as tenants in common. A partition could not be made, and Steven and Erin Ruch sought David Ruch's allotment of the land in exchange for fair compensation. It was stated if David Ruch did not agree with the amount of money offered to him, the land would be sold. No agreement was made. Steven and Erin Ruch seek an order granting them the land, execution of deed upon payment, or the services of a special commissioner to sell the land.
Case number: 07-C-123

Brandie L. Burton vs. Joseph P. Wade dba Convenient Food Mart #3835
J- Wilson; PA- Scott C. Brown
* While in the Convenient Food Mart, Burton fell on the wet, mopped floor. He said no signs or warnings marked the hazard. Burton incurred back, hip, and leg injuries. She seeks compensatory damages along with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number 07-C-124

April 3
The Metropolitan Citi Grill LLC and David Wohlfeil vs. Jennifer Hartley
J-Recht; PA- Gregory A. Gaudino
* Hartley owns 1/4 of the Metropolitan Citi Grill. Wohlfeil, another owner of The Metropolitan, claims Hartley has engaged in wrongful conduct affecting the company's business. He also claims she has breached her operating duties. Wohlfiel and The Metropolitan seek Hartley's removal from business affairs.
Case number: 07-C-127

April 4
William L. Brooks and Joyce E. Brooks vs. Ohio Valley Post No. 89 American Legion Home Corp, Shelia and Curtis McGee, et al.
J- Wilson; PA- Ronald W. Zavolta
* While in Ohio Valley Post No. 89, Brooks was repeatedly taunted and threatened by fellow patrons Shelia and Curtis McGee. Despite the fact that Post 89 had notice that Shelia had dangerous tendencies, they continued to serve her alcohol. When Curtis McGee and a sober Brooks began to scuffle, Shelia struck Brooks with a beverage glass to the face and head. Brooks suffered several injuries and seeks compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs and attorney fees.
Case number: 07-C-130

April 5
John E. Osborne and Susan D. Osborne vs. Charles Conaway dba Best Building Inspections
J-Mazzone; PA- James F. Companion
* The Osbornes hired BBI to perform a home inspection before they purchased a house. BBI found no major defects, and the Osbornes purchased the home. An infestation of toxic mold later was discovered. The Osbornes claim BBI was negligent in detecting the mold's presence, and the Osbornes were unable to withdraw their offer on the home. They were forced to refurbish ceilings, walls, and floors. They seek compensation for losses, damages, fees, and pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 07-C-131

Scotty A. Galloway vs. Albert M. Dye dba Dye Realty Co.
J-Recht; PA- John L. Bremer
* Galloway claims Dye Realty failed to exercise their duty of reasonable care for business invitees when a ceiling in the realty's business fell on Galloway, causing head, neck, and shoulder injuries. He seeks judgment in excess of minimum jurisdictional limits.
Case number: 07-C-134

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