This Just In: Kanawha County

By Cara Bailey | May 4, 2007

April 20
Carolyn S. Kessler v. Mimi's, a restaurant doing business in Dunbar, Vandalia Partners, MIR, LLC
PA – Edward P. Tiffey; J – Bloom
* Carolyn Kessler filed a suit against Mimi's, a restaurant in Dunbar, after she fell while there. Kessler claims the fall was due to unsafe conditions in the restaurant. She injured her right hip and knee and seeks compensation for her medical expenses.
Case number: 07-C-784

Karen Morris, administratix of the estate of Sandra Ellen Phares, deceased, v. 20th Century Glove Corporation of Texas, also known as Guard Line, Inc., et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Karen Morris filed an asbestos suit against 69 companies, on behalf of the late Sandra Ellen Phared. Morris claims Phares contracted mesothelioma and asbestosis from her father, who worked around asbestos-containing products. Morris seeks compensation for the estate of Sandra Phares.
Case number: 07-C-786

April 24
Donald R. Schwartz and Virginia Schwartz v. George V. Hamilton Inc., et al
PA – Craig Coleman; J – Visiting
* Donald and Virginia Schwartz filed an asbestos suit against 77 different companies. Donald Schwartz worked for various mills, plants and worksites in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and Arizona. He now suffers from malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis and pleural plaque. Donald and Virginia Schwartz seek punitive and compensatory damages.
Case number: 07-C-802

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