This Just In: Kanawha County

by Cara Bailey |
Aug. 3, 2007, 2:35am

July 24
Rebecca Mae White v. William M. Perry and Rosella E. Perry
PA – Johnson W. Gabhart; J – Stucky
* Rebecca White is suing William and Rosella Perry after she fell down a flight of stairs at an apartment building they own. White claims she injured her right foot, ankle and forearm. She seeks compensation for her damages.
Case number: 07-C-1523

State of West Virginia, Darrell V. McGraw, Jr., Attorney General v. ET Burns Mechanical Corporation, Edwin M. Burns, individually and president of ET Burns Mechanical Corporation doing business as Harper's Heating and Cooling
PA – Kimberly Stitzinger Jones; J – Stucky
* Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office filed a suit against Harper's Heating and Cooling, saying the company took money from customers but did not provide the promised services. The suit says Harper's Heating and Cooling and President Edwin Burns engaged in unfair and deceptive practices regarding the sale and installation of heating and air conditioning equipment. The AG's office seeks an injunction making Burns pay $5,000 for every violation.
Case number: 07-C-1522

Archie L. Walker, Jr. v. Pomeroy IT Solutions Sales Company, Inc., a Kentucky Corporation, Pomeroy Select Integrations Solutions, Inc., Pomeroy Computer Resources, Inc. and William Rutherford
PA – Mark A. Atkinson; J – Stucky
* Archie Walker claims he was fired from Pomeroy IT Solutions because of his age. He seeks lost wages and benefits, back pay, front pay, damages for indignity, embarrassment, humiliation and emotional distress and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1526

Christopher Makinster v. International Coal Group, Inc., Bradley Harris, Roger Nicholson
PA – Mark A. Atkinson; J – Berger
* Christopher Makinster filed a suit against ICG, claiming he was fired from his job as an accountant because he discovered from problems within the company, and included them in an audit. He seeks lost wages and benefits, back pay, front pay, and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1527

July 25
Christopher Vance v. Turnpike Ford, Inc.
PA – James R. Akers; J – King
* Christopher Vance filed a suit against Turnpike Ford, claiming he was fired because he filed for workers' compensation after being injured on the job. Vance seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1531

Mary Jane Doe v. Richard A. "Rico" Filbin
PA – Marvin W. Masters; J – Bloom
* Attorney Marvin Masters filed a suit on behalf of a woman who claims she was videotaped dressing and undressing at a massage salon. The suit is against Richard Filbin who was arrested in May and charged with 114 counts of criminal invasion of privacy for allegedly videotaping his clients while they undressed and dressed. The woman, known as Mary Jane Doe, seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1534

Steve Nester and Stephanie Nester v. Verizon W.V., Inc. c/o Hugh S. Cavendish
PA – Tony L. O'Dell; J – Stucky
* Steve and Stephanie Nester field a suit against Verizon West Virginia, after Steve Nester was injured while working for Verizon. According to the suit, he slipped down a set of stairs used to access a platform where he could work on the telecommunications equipment. The Nesters seek compensatory damages.
Case number: 07-C-1537

Tina Baker and Larry Baker v. Greenbrier Emergency Services, Inc., a corporation, Fred Sabol, D.O., and Joe Sheets, P.A.
PA – William M. Tiano; J – Bloom
* Tina and Larry Baker filed a medical malpractice suit against Greenbrier Emergency Services, Inc., physician Fred Sabol and physician's assistant Joe Sheets. Tina Baker claims she was misdiagnosed when she went to the emergency room at the hospital, and incurred more than $300,000 in medical bills. Tina and Larry Baker seek compensation for their injuries.
Case number: 07-C-1557

July 27
Clellie Maddox, Norman Maddox, Donna J. Crago, executrix of the estate of Donald W. Rensi, Lowell L. Sharp, Junior E. Stewart v. Owens-Illinois, Vimasco Corp.
PA – Scott Segal; J – Visiting
* Four families filed an asbestos lawsuit against Vimasco and Owens-Illinois. Each family claims they were affects by asbestos, and four men, including the estate of one who is deceased, claim they suffer from asbestosis and lung cancer. They seek compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1566

Leora Long v. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Martha Yeager Walker, Margaret Waybright, James Kautz, Betty Jo Scarberry, Donnie Harris
PA – Jane Moran, Mary M. Downey; J – Zakaib
* Leora Long filed a suit against the DHHR and several employees, claiming her pay was withheld and she was discriminated against after being one of several women who filed a sexual harassment suit against other employees at the DHHR. She claims she was suspended for 10 days and seeks payment for those days.
Case number: 07-C-1572

Rhonda Baker v. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Martha Yeager Walker, Margaret Waybright, James Kautz, Betty Jo Scarberry, Donnie Harris
PA – Jane Moran, Mary M. Downey; J – Kaufman
* Rhonda Baker filed a suit against the DHHR and several employees, claiming her pay was withheld and she was discriminated against after being one of several women who filed a sexual harassment suit against other employees at the DHHR. She claims she was suspended for 10 days and seeks payment for those days.
Case number: 07-C-1573

Theodore R. Alderman Jr., Nancy Alderman v. A.W. Chesterton Company, et al
PA – William K. Schwartz; J – Visiting
* Theodore and Nancy Alderman filed an asbestos suit against 39 companies. Theodore Alderman was a pipefitter with Union Carbide from 1957 to 1990 and claims he was exposed to asbestos, and now suffers from mesothelioma. The Aldermans seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-1575

July 30
Frederick L. Ewing v. West Virginia Advocates, Inc.
PA – Mark Jenkinson; J – Stucky
* Frederick Ewing filed a suit against West Virginia Advocates, Inc., claiming they discriminated against his because he is a quadriplegic. West Virginia Advocates is a nonprofit organization that helps residents with disabilities live an independent, productive life. Ewing seeks compensatory and punitive damages, including being allowed to work from his home office.
Case number: 07-C-1582




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