This Just In: Berkeley County

By Beth Henry | May 11, 2007

April 27

April 27
Earl Combs vs. Claude Colley
PA - Dale Buck; J - David Sanders
* Combs claims he and Colley entered a verbal agreement in October 2005, and the defendant agreed to buy an embroidery machine and related equipment for $25,000, for use in his store in the Martinsburg Mall. Combs claims Colley still owes $22,700 plus interest.
Case number: 07-C-338

April 30
Dennis F. Talley vs. Blue Haven Construction Co. Inc.
PA - Harry Waddell; J - Christopher Wilkes
* Talley claims he was employed by the defendant as a swimming pool salesman, and the did not receive all of his commissions after he resigned in February. Talley claims the defendant violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act. He is seeking an amount of relief to be determined at trial.
Case number: 07-C-349

Cynthia L. Greenly and L. Todd Greenly vs. Eric L. Eversole
PA - D. Michael Burke; J - David Sanders
* Cynthia Greenly claims Eversole was negligent and reckless when he caused a May 1, 2005, accident by backing into Greenly's vehicle in a parking lot. She claims she suffered severe and permanent injuries, and had medical costs and related expenses in excess of $45,000. She is seeking more than $100,000 in compensation, and her husband Todd is seeking at least $25,000.
Case number: 07-C-350

May 1
Carl R. Johnson vs. Kent Parsons Ford Inc.
PA - Terrence Britt; J - David Sanders
* Johnson claims he slipped and fell on ball bearings that were on the defendant's property on July 11, 2006. He claims the defendant failed to keep the premises in a safe condition for visitors, and his fall resulted in injuries. He is seeking an amount of relief to be determined at trial.
Case number: 07-C-353

May 2
Shaun E. Reed and Lisa Sellers vs. B. Craig Manford
PA - Richard Robb; J - Christopher Wilkes
* The plaintiffs claim that Manford, an attorney, failed to properly investigate and represent Reed's case when he was charged with possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. Reed claims he was not guilty and his right to posess a firearm had been restored. He claims Manford was negligent and caused Reed's conviction and sentence to 10 months in jail. Reed and his wife are seeking more than $300,000 in relief.
Case number: 07-C-355

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