This Just In: Kanawha County

by Cara Bailey |
Jun. 1, 2007, 2:35am

May 18
Calven F. Comer v. Superior Windows, Inc.
PA – Jason Goad; J – Walker
* Comer claims he fell off a nine-foot ladder while installing siding on a house. According to the suit, it was windy outside, and the job should have been postponed until the weather was calmer. Comer seeks workers' compensation.
Case number: 07-C-973

Wesley A. Lain, Jr., individually and Wesley A. Lain, Jr., administratrix of the estate of Joan Lain, deceased v. Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, Metro 911
PA – Robert P. Welsh; J – Kaufman
* Wesley Lain filed a suit against the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and Metro 911, claiming his wife died because of the negligence of the dispatchers and staff. He seeks punitive and compensatory damages.
Case number: 07-C-975

May 22
Rebecca S. Bostic v. DBCT Inc. dba George's Lounge, Dina Strickland
PA – G. Patrick Jacobs; J – Zakaib
* Bostic is suing George's Lounge and Dina Strickland, claiming the bar is responsible for serving Strickland alcohol after she was already intoxicated. Bostic also claims Strickland hit her with her truck while leaving the bar, after Strickland had been drinking, leaving Bostic severely injured. She seeks punitive and compensatory damages.
Case number: 07-C-999

Jeremy Bryant and Sherri Bryant v. J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc., Melissa Cook
PA – Mark Atkinson; J – King
* Jeremy and Sherri Bryant have filed a suit against J.C. Penney Corporation and Melissa Cook, a supervisor at the store, claiming they were fired after being falsely accused of a crime. The Bryants were employed by Management Cleaning Control and were working at the Penney's location in the Charleston Town Center. They seek punitive and compensatory damages.
Case number: 07-C-1003

Joanne Marie Foster v. Beverly Enterprises of West Virginia
PA – Geoffrey I. Ekenasi; J – Berger
* Joanne Foster has filed a suit against Beverly Enterprises, doing business as Beverly Healthcare Center/Golden Living Center. Foster, who is black, claims she was fired because of her race, which is a violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1004

Francis Coles v. Beverly Enterprises of West Virginia
PA – Geoffrey I. Ekenasi; J – Berger
* Francis Coles has filed a suit against Beverly Enterprises, doing business as Beverly Healthcare Center/Golden Living Center. Coles, who is black, claims she was fired because of her race, which is a violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1005

Cassandra Woods-Jones v. Beverly Enterprises of West Virginia
PA – Geoffrey I. Ekenasi; J – Berger
* Cassandra Woods-Jones has filed a suit against Beverly Enterprises, doing business as Beverly Healthcare Center/Golden Living Center. Woods-Jones, who is black, claims she was fired because of her race, which is a violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1006

May 23
Elliott Todd Blake v. Patrick C. Lafayette, Evette Lafayette
PA – J. Robert Leslie; J – King
* Elliott Blake filed a suit against Patrick Lafayette, after a dog attacked him while on Lafayette's property. Blake was bitten on the hand and arm and had to undergo rabies vaccinations. He seeks compensatory damages.
Case number: 07-C-1012

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