This Just In: Monongalia County

By Donna Kisner | Sep 14, 2007

Aug. 31
Joyce Louise Sharps and Donald Sharps v. West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.
PA-Michael L. Solomon; J-Robert B. Stone
* On Dec. 25, 2005, Joyce Sharps was walking outdoors on the property of West Virginia University Hospitals Inc. Sharps slipped on ice and snow that had accumulated on a stone walkway and, as a result of the fall, fractured her left ankle. She claims West Virginia University Hospitals failed to maintain its property in a safe manner. Sharp seeks judgment against the defendant for injuries and compensation for her damages. Donald Sharps claims that as a result of her accident, he has suffered the care, companionship and consortium of his wife. He also seeks judgment against West Virginia University Hospitals.
Case number 07-C-581

Koval Building and Plumbing Supply v. Terry Kisner
PA-Michael L. Solomon; J-Robert B. Stone
* Koval is seeking default against Kisner for goods and supplies sold to him. As of August 2007, Koval was owed $13,514.69 for such services in addition to accrued interest of $2,697.84. Koval is asking for a total judgment of $16,211.83 in addition to court costs.
Case number 07-C-583

Commercial Land Development, Inc., vs. Ronald D. Hamrick dba Factory Fireplaces and Flooring
PA-Michael L. Solomon; J-Russell M. Clawges, Jr.
* In July 2006, Commercial Land Development and Ronald Hamrick entered into a lease agreement whereby Hamrick would pay a monthly fee of $1,300 for rental space. Hamrick has defaulted on the payments set forth in the agreement and as of September 2007 owes Commercial Land Development $6,500. They are asking for judgment in that amount plus $1,300 per month from September 2007 until judgment is entered and court costs and attorney fees.
Case number 07-C-584

Sept. 4
Kimberly S. Hovatter and Richard L. Hovatter v. Richard R. Lotshaw, MD
PA-Wesley W. Metheny and Steven L. Shaffer; J-Russell M. Clawges Jr.
* In September 2006, Kimberly Hovatter was scheduled for a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-ophorectomy. Prior to the surgery, she signed an informed consent form for the procedure. Hovatter claims that Richard Lotshaw failed to ensure that all necessary equipment was available for the procedure. Hovatter claims Lotshaw failed to terminate the scheduled procedure, for which consent had already been given, and instead performed a complete laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-ophorectomy, a totally different procedure. No consent for this procedure was given by either Hovatter or her husband Richard. The Hovatters are seeking judgment against Lotshaw for all injuries and damages sustained in addition to pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs, attorney fees and punitive damages. Richard Hovatter claims he has suffered the loss of comfort, companionship and consortium of his wife as a result of the surgery and is seeking judgment for damages and injuries, pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs, attorney fees and punitive damages.
Case number 07-C-592

Aug. 31
Westfield Insurance Company v. Solo Crane Inc.
PA Ryan S. Marstiller; J-Robert B. Stone
* Westfield Insurance Company issued a commercial insurance policy to Solo Crane covering the period from March 2006 through October 6. Westfield claims that Solo has failed to pay for the insurance premiums and is seeking judgment in the amount of $12,568.00 plus pre and post judgment interest, attorney fees and costs.
Case number 07-C-587

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