This Just In: Jefferson County

by Adam Brown |
Jun. 22, 2007, 2:00am

June 1
James E. Dyer v. Deborah L. Hammond
PA-Joseph Ferretti; J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* On June 4, 2005, Dyer was a pedestrian at the KFC in Charles Town when he was hit by the vehicle driven by Hammond. Dyer received multiple contusions and injuries to his neck, shoulders, arms, hands and back. He claims to have "substantial medical expenses" as well as incidental expenses.
Case number: 07-C-195

June 4
James Cooper v. John P. Landis
PA- Neal Barkus; J- Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* Cooper has filed a breach of partner's fiduciary duty and final termination of partnership. The two entered into a partnership for JCooper Gallery in Shepherdstown. In 2006, Landis asked for dissolution of partnership. Landis claims to have contributed additional capital, but Cooper disagrees. Cooper claims that Landis refused to pay bills associated with gallery, including Cooper's salary. He is seeking a constructive trust for the benefit of the partnership; accounting and settlement of all partnership transactions; judicial supervision of windup up process; damages for breach of contract; payment by Landis in quantum meruit for the services rendered; declaration and final order of the court establishing each partner's rights; as well as any relief the court deems just.
Case number: 07-C-196

June 5
Dairyland Insurance Company v. Franciso Velez Margaret Day, individually as guardian and next friend of infant Devin Day, Shirley Burris, as guardian and next friend Kiara Burris, Barbara Matlock and John Doe as guardian and next friend of infant Eric Anthony Price
PA-Brian Morrison; J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* Dairyland has filed a complaint for interpleader relief. On Oct. 15, 2006, driver Joshua Stamper pulled in front of a truck owned and operated by Margaret Day. Stamper's vehicle was pushed into another vehicle driven by Barbara Matlock. Velez as well as the infants were passengers in Day's car. Stamper was found to be fault of the accident. His insurance liability limited $20,000 per person and $40,000 per occurrence. There is dispute as to which person(s) should be entitled to any portions of the bodily injury liability limits. It is asking the court to whom funds should be disbursed. The company is permitted to pay $40,000 to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County. It is also asking to be discharged from any further liability or obligation.
Case number: 07-C-197

June 6
Palisades Collection LLC v. William L. Pindell
PA-John Balenovich; J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* Palisades is seeking $43,953.35 plus interest for an October 2002 debt.
Case number: 07-C-198

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