This Just In: Berkeley County

By Beth Henry | Jul 13, 2007

June 28
Dixie A. Hager vs. the City of Martinsburg
PA - Harry Waddell; J - David Sanders
* Hager claims the defendant was negligent by failing to repair its sewer system, which caused the sewer to repeatedly back up into the plaintiff's basement. On Nov. 29, 2005, Hager went into her basement, slipped on the wet floor and fractured her spine. Her medical expenses and nursing care cost more than $77,000, and she is seeking an undetermined amount of relief.
Case number: 07-C-548

June 29
Terry Parsons vs. Lowe's Home Centers Inc.
PA - David Hammer; J - Gray Silver
* Parsons claims his rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act were violated while he was employed at the Lowe's store in Berkeley County. He claims that he was treated poorly and eventually terminated after he had to miss work because of his father's death, as well as injuries he sustained when he was hit by a truck. Parsons is seeking an undetermined amount of relief.
Case number: 07-C-552

July 2
Kimberly A. Barnes vs. Res-Care Inc., RSCR West Virginia Inc., Jeffrey Hancock, Kevin Fuller and Ginger Smith
PA - Melinda Dugas; J - Christopher Wilkes
* Barnes claims she was discriminated against and harassed because she is a female African American, and she was also discriminated against after she was diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. She claims they have violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act and the Wage Payment and Collection Act. She is seeking an amount of relief to be determined at trial.
Case number: 07-C-553

City Hospital Inc. vs. Eloisa Sierra Carbajal
PA - Andrew Frye; J - David Sanders
* The hospital claims Carbajal owes at least $23,922.04 plus interest for a total of $25,613.27 for medical services provided in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Case number: 07-C-557

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