This Just In: Putnam County

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 10, 2007

July 30

July 30
Christopher S. Janey and Sarah M. Janey vs. Andritz Separation Inc. and Ed Bridgette
PA-R-Michael A. Olivio and Shawn R. Romano; J-Spaulding
* On Sept. 18, 2006, Christopher Janey, a machine operator, was operating a 50-ton bearing press to remove a bearing when a large bearing race shattered, sending a piece or pieces of the race flying toward Mr. Janey, who was unprotected. Due to Andritz's knowing refusal and failure to provide proper safety eqipment and gaurding to its employees, Mr. Janey received severe and permanent injuries. Then, when the Plaintiff was receiving, or eligible to receive, temporary total disability benefits from Workers Compensation, the Defendant Andritz terminated his employment. The Plaintiff respectfully demands judgment against the Defendants, for compensatory and punitive damages in an amount to be determined by a jury according ot the laws of the State of West Virginia, with additional amounts for costs, attorney fees, costs associated with the prosecution of this cause, and pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 07-C-264

James H. Jones and Barbara A. Jones vs. Richard A. Murphy, and Smith International, a California corporation
PA-R-Michael J. Del Giudice; J- Spaulding
* On Oct. 30, 2005, the Plaintiff was operating his vehicle eastbound on Interstate 64 at the St. Albans exit ramp when Murphy, who was behind the Plaintiff, collided with the Plaintiff's vehicle. As a proximate result of the said collision, the Plaintiff incurred severe and permanent physical and mental injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other incidental ezpenses, and will continue to do so in the future. The Plaintiffs assert that the amount in controversy exceeds the necessary minimum amount required for jurisdiction in this Court, and demand judgment from and against the Defendants for compensatory damages, and costs and expenses incurred in bringing this suit, including reasonable attorney fees.
Case number: 07-C-265

July 31
Kathleen Ihnat vs. William Brady
PA-R-Michael C. Allen and Todd S. Bailess; J-Spaulding
* On Jan. 1, 2007, the Plaintiff was operating driving east on U.S. 35 in Putnam County when the Defendant attempted to pass the Plaintiff in a no passing zone and negligently collided with the her automobile. As a direct and proximate result of the Defendant's negligence, the Plaintiff sustained severe and permanent injuries ot her head, neck, back, and shoulders, and has incurred and will in the future incur medical bills exceeding $10,000. The Plaintiff prays that she be awarded judgment against the Defendant in an amount that will adequately compensate her for her damages and costs expended.
Case number: 07-C-269

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