This Just In: Kanawha County

By Cara Bailey | Oct 19, 2007

Oct. 9
Mark Toor and Allyn Turner v. Rea of Hope Fellowship Home, Inc., a nonprofit West Virginia Corporation, Marie Beaver and Mary Elisabeth Eckerson
PA – Mark A. Swartz; J – Berger
* Mark Toor and Allyn Turner filed a lawsuit against Rea of Hope Fellowship Home, claiming residents of the home are disturbing and annoying the neighbors. Toor and Turner live around the corner from the home, and claim they are being disturbed by loud noises and commotion at night. They seek a restraint keeping the home from operating, plus compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-2132

Tammy L. Johnson v. Speedway Superamerica, LLC, an Ohio Corporation
PA – Drew S. Woods; J – King
* Tammy L. Johnson, of Clendenin, filed a suit against Speedway Superamerica, after she fell at the Clendenin Speedway. Johnson claims she tripped over an uneven section of the walkway and fell, severely injuring herself. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-2139

Oct. 10
James Jackson Sluss and Sharon Ann Sluss v. 20th Century Glove Corp. of Texas, et al
PA – Cindy J. Kiblinger; J – Visiting
* James and Sharon Sluss filed an asbestos lawsuit against 44 different companies, specifically Huntington Alloys, the successor for Inco Alloys International. James Sluss claims he developed an asbestos-related disease after working with asbestos-containing materials. Sluss worked on several Huntington Alloys worksites in West Virginia and Kentucky. In the 12-count suit, James and Sharon Sluss seek compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-2144

WOWK-TV, LLC, A West Virginia Limited Liability Company v. Hunt and Serreno, A West Virginia Partnership, et al
PA – F.T. Graff, Jr.; J – Stucky
* WOWK-TV has filed a suit against Hunt & Serreno, seeking $23,285, plus interest, in fees. The suit claims Hunt & Serreno delivered a promissory note that was to be paid by Sept. 30, 2006, but failed to pay it. WOWK-TV seeks the payment, plus interest.
Case number: 07-C-2154

Connie Clark v. S.E. Cemeteries of West Virginia, Inc., doing business as Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, a West Virginia Corporation
PA – Tim J. Yianne; J – Zakaib
* Connie Clark filed a suit against Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, claiming she was wrongfully fired. Clark claims she worked in a hostile environment, and was subjected to harassment. According to the suit, Clark also had conversations tapes, which she was not aware of. Clark seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 07-C-2164

Jerry Burgess, Personal Representative of the estate of Rosella Burgess v. Beverly Enterprises – West Virginia Inc., doing business as Beverly Health Care Center, also known as Golden Living Center – Glasgow, et al
PA – Erin L. Winter; J – King
* Jerry Burgess filed a suit on behalf of the estate of his mother, who died while a resident at Golden Living Center. Burgess claims his mother suffered serious injuries caused by poor care, neglect and abuse. The injuries included falls, pressure sores, weight loss, medication side effects and poor hygiene. Burgess seeks compensatory and punitive damages for his mother's estate.
Case number: 07-C-2165

Kenna Parsons III, Personal Representative of the Estate of Kenna Parsons, Jr. v. Glenmark Limited Liability Company dba Valley Center, et al
PA – Erin L. Winter; J – Zakaib
* Kenna Parsons III filed a suit on behalf of the estate of his father, against 19 medical and personal care companies. Valley Center and Thomas Memorial Hospital are also named as defendants. According to the suit, Kenna Parsons, Jr., was admitted to Thomas Memorial several times before he became a resident of Valley Center. During his stay at Thomas, he developed pressure ulcers and suffered from malnutrition and falls. Parsons became a resident of Valley Center on Jan. 31, 2006, but due to inadequate documentation and communication from Thomas Memorial, orders for suctioning, breathing treatments, wound care, a specialty mattress and oxygen were not given to Valley Center. Parsons suffered from respiratory distress and was transferred back to Thomas Memorial on Feb. 2. He died Feb. 6, 2006. Kenna Parsons III seeks compensatory and punitive damages for his father's estate.
Case number: 07-C-2166

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