This Just In: Putnam County

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 29, 2007

June 19
Lois A. Fore vs. Rite Aid of West Virginia Inc. and Fred Tackett
PA-Thomas H. Peyton; J- Spaulding
* Fore claims Rite Aid discriminated against and fired her because of her age. Her birth date is Jan. 24, 1947, so she was 60 years old when she was fired on April 16, 2007, even though she had been a faithful and diligent employee since Sept. 8, 1980. Fore demands pre- and post-judgment against the Defendants in an amount sufficient to compensate for past and future lost wages, loss of employment benefits, aggravation, annoyance, inconvenience, humiliation, embarrassment, emotional and mental distress, and loss of personal dignity, as well as punitive damages as a result of their will, wanton, and/or reckless conduct and total disregard for the Plaintiff's civil rights. She wishes that the Court award attorney fees and costs and declare the defendants' actions a violation of State Law and enjoin them from engaging in further discriminatory practices.
Case number: 07-C-187

New Day Properties Inc. vs. Jimmie R. Morris and Sherrill L. Morris
PA-R-Alexander J. Ross; J- Spaulding
* New Day says it is in possession of a deed for a property worth $87,135.30. The Defendants currently are living on said property and refuse to surrender possession. The Plaintiff prays that the Court grant the Plaintiff possession of the real property, declare the Defendants trespassers and order them to be removed and ejected from the subject premises, and pass judgment against the Defendants, both jointly and severally, for all damages the Plaintiff has sustained in the past, present, and future due to the Defendants unlawful occupation.
Case number: 07-C-188

June 21
Genesis Health Ventures Inc. vs. Michelle Winters
PA-R-John R. Keating; J-Spaulding
* On Aug. 25, 2003, Winters entered into a contract with the Genesis for a tuition assistance program. Under the terms of the contract, Genesis agreed to pay Winters' tuition in exchange for her agreement to commit to continuing employment with Genesis. Winters' employment ended on June 26, 2005, which left an obligation for a total of 14, 092.94 hours. As of that date, Winters had worked 3,640 hours toward her obligation. Under the terms of the contract, Winters owes Genesis $10,452.94. Genesis demands judgment against Winters in that sum with interest at the rate of 10 percent per anum thereon from Dec. 1, 2005, together with reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and costs.
Case number: 07-C-193

June 25
Rexford A. Pauley vs. Richard M. Standish and Vera Standish
PA-R-William V. DePaulo; J-N/A
* On July 4, 2005, Pauley agreed to assist the Defendants by climbing onto the roof of their house to wash down the second story of the house. Richard Standish had assisted Pauley in a similar effort at the house earlier on the same day. As Pauley attempted to climb the ladder to the roof, Richard Standish negligently failed to hold the ladder and Pauley fell nearly eight feet to the ground and suffered injuries to his limbar spine. Pauley seeks compensatory and, if the evidence warrents, punitive damages, plus court costs, pre- and post-judgment interest, reasonable attorney fees and expert witness fees.

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