This Just In: Kanawha County

by Cara Bailey |
Jul. 20, 2007, 2:25am

July 5
Anne Montague v. K-Mart Corporation
PA – R.L. DiTrapano, Heather M. Langeland; J – Bloom
* Montague filed a suit against K-Mart after she slipped on a yellow substance in the Patrick Street location, while trying to avoid a large Easter basket that had fallen into the aisle. The fall caused her arm in several places. She seeks full compensation for her injuries.
Case number: 07-C-1371

July 6
Patrick and Brandy Kinser v. Aracoma Coal Company, Massey Energy Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc.
PA – Timothy Bailey, Dan Snuffer, Scott Segal, Samuel Hrko; J – Zakaib
* Patrick and Brandy Kinser filed one of seven lawsuits against Aracoma Coal Company and Massey Energy. The suits are filed on behalf of seven men who were injured in a mine fire that killed two fellow miners in the Alma No. 1 Mine in Logan County. The suits seek punitive damages for mental and physical injuries.
Case number: 07-C-1376

Randy and Leann Crouse v. Aracoma Coal Company, Massey Energy Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc.
PA – Timothy Bailey, Dan Snuffer, Scott Segal, Samuel Hrko; J – Berger
* Randy and Leann Crouse filed one of seven lawsuits against Aracoma Coal Company and Massey Energy. The suits are filed on behalf of seven men who were injured in a mine fire that killed two fellow miners in the Alma No. 1 Mine in Logan County. The suits seek punitive damages for mental and physical injuries.
Case number: 07-C-1377

Steven and Stacie Hensley v. Aracoma Coal Company, Massey Energy Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc.
PA – Timothy Bailey, Dan Snuffer, Scott Segal, Samuel Hrko; J – Stucky
* Steven and Stacie Hensley filed one of seven lawsuits against Aracoma Coal Company and Massey Energy. The suits are filed on behalf of seven men who were injured in a mine fire that killed two fellow miners in the Alma No. 1 Mine in Logan County. The suits seek punitive damages for mental and physical injuries.
Case number: 07-C-1378

Harold and Felicity Shull v. Aracoma Coal Company, Massey Energy Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc.
PA – Timothy Bailey, Dan Snuffer, Scott Segal, Samuel Hrko; J – Berger
* Harold and Felicity Shull filed one of seven lawsuits against Aracoma Coal Company and Massey Energy. The suits are filed on behalf of seven men who were injured in a mine fire that killed two fellow miners in the Alma No. 1 Mine in Logan County. The suits seek punitive damages for mental and physical injuries.
Case number: 07-C-1379

Joseph and Priscilla Hunt v. Aracoma Coal Company, Massey Energy Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc.
PA – Timothy Bailey, Dan Snuffer, Scott Segal, Samuel Hrko; J – King
* Joseph and Priscilla Hunt filed one of seven lawsuits against Aracoma Coal Company and Massey Energy. The suits are filed on behalf of seven men who were injured in a mine fire that killed two fellow miners in the Alma No. 1 Mine in Logan County. The suits seek punitive damages for mental and physical injuries.
Case number: 07-C-1380

Gary D. Baisden v. Aracoma Coal Company, Massey Energy Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc.
PA – Timothy Bailey, Dan Snuffer, Scott Segal, Samuel Hrko; J – Walker
* Gary D. Baisden filed one of seven lawsuits against Aracoma Coal Company and Massey Energy. The suits are filed on behalf of seven men who were injured in a mine fire that killed two fellow miners in the Alma No. 1 Mine in Logan County. The suits seek punitive damages for mental and physical injuries.
Case number: 07-C-1381

Thomas and Eva Vanover v. Aracoma Coal Company, Massey Energy Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc.
PA – Timothy Bailey, Dan Snuffer, Scott Segal, Samuel Hrko; J – Walker
* Thomas and Eva Vanover filed one of seven lawsuits against Aracoma Coal Company and Massey Energy. The suits are filed on behalf of seven men who were injured in a mine fire that killed two fellow miners in the Alma No. 1 Mine in Logan County. The suits seek punitive damages for mental and physical injuries.
Case number: 07-C-1383

Rebecca Lanham v. Michael S. Fletcher, Fletcher Enamel Co./Fletcher Square
PA – Edward ReBrook III; J – Walker
* Rebecca Lanham filed a suit against Michael Fletcher, the owner of Fletcher Square in Dunbar. Lanham tripped over a concrete planter on a sidewalk by Jo-Ann Fabrics, which is located in the strip mall. Lanham claims she broke her right wrist, and has had several surgeries to repair her wrist. She also claims she has had to quit her job. She seeks compensation for her injuries.
Case number: 07-C-1382

Susan E. Tinney v. Bryan M. Bragg, York International Corporation
PA – Elizabeth G. Kavitz, Stephen P. Hoyer; J – Stucky
* Susan Tinney filed a suit against Bryan Bragg, after he hit her with a vehicle. At the time, Bragg was driving on a suspended license. Tinney seeks $41,000 in compensatory damages.
Case number: 07-C-1387

July 9
Beverly Goldfarb, administratix of the estate of Marie Ann Gill v. Glenmark LLC, doing business as Valley Center
PA – C. Benjamin Salango; J – Kaufman
* Beverly Goldfarb filed a suit on behalf of the estate of Marie Ann Gill after Gill died while a resident at Valley Center Care Facility. Gill, who suffered from dementia, walked out the door and fell over an embankment. As a result, she has several injuries including a brain hemorrhage, fractured hip and fractured wrist. She died eighteen days later, as a result of her injuries. Goldfarb seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1392

July 10
* Jane Doe, et al v. DHL Express USA, Ray's Delivery Service, John Doe, known only as "Jackie"
PA – Steven B. Wiley; J – Stucky
* Jane Doe, a Kanawha County woman, filed a suit against DHL Express and Ray's Delivery Service, after one of their deliverymen sexually assaulted her and lead her to believe he was going to rape her. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1396

Gregory and Betty Jo Payne v. Deaf Education and Advocacy Focus, Braley and Thomas Inc., WV Department of Health and Human Resources, the West Virginia Office of Behavioral Health Services; the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services; the West Virginia Office of Health Facility licensure and certification
PA – William C. Forbes, W. Jesse Forbes; J – Berger
* Gregory and Betty Jo Payne filed a suit on behalf of their disabled son, who died after he was fed a hot dog. Craig Allen Payne, 22, had cerebral palsy and could not eat solid foods. However, a staff member of DEAF fed him a cut-up hot dog during an event at a local bowling alley. His parents seek punitive damages for the estate of their son.
Case number: 07-C-1407




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