This Just In: Berkeley County

By Beth Henry | Aug 24, 2007

July 20
Patricia Dick vs. Giant Food Stores LLC, d/b/a Martin's Grocery Store
PA - Michael Santa Barbara; J - Gray Silver
* The plaintiff claims the grocery store was negligent and careless on July 20, 2005, when she slipped and fell on a pool of water near the checkout counter. She claims she suffered permanent injuries and is seeking an undetermined amount of relief.
Case number: 07-C-663

July 26
Seth A. Vancour vs. Dan Ryan Builders Inc.
PA - Harry Waddell; J - David Sanders
* Vancour claims that he was not paid the full amount of commissions that were owed to him when his employment as a sales manager was terminated on Nov. 13, 2006. He claims the defendant violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, and he is seeking an undetermined amount of relief.
Case number: 07-C-680

July 30
Gerald Gregory and Phyllis Gregory vs. Orgill Inc.
PA - J. Kristofer Cormany; J - Gray Silver
* The plaintiffs claim Gerald Gregory was severely injured on Sept. 30, 2005, when another employee at Orgill's Martinsburg plant struck Gregory with a forklift. The plaintiffs claim the defendant created an unsafe working condition and knowingly permitted the use of fork-lifts that were repeatedly driven at high rates of speed and overloaded to obstruct the view of operators. The plaintiffs are seeking an amount of relief to be determined in trial.
Case number: 07-C-711

The City of Martinsburg vs. Wayne Stokes
PA - Claudia Bentley; J - David Sanders
* The city claims Stokes home has been in disrepair since before March 2004, when water service was terminated because the defendant refused to make repairs and stop plumbing leaks. In 2006, the city claims Stokes continued to live in the home, and the city police department received complaints that Stokes was disposing human waste in a trash can in front of the house. The property was condemned in September 2006. The city sought an injunction to prevent the unlawful occupancy of Stokes' home until the property is certified as habitable, and the injunction was granted Aug. 14.
Case number: 07-C- 713

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