This Just In: Monongalia County

By Donna Kisner | Nov 2, 2007

Oct. 22
Richard Allen Thomas v. ZDC Inc., and Zeni Drilling LLC
PA-Avrum Levicoff; Judge Robert B. Stone
* Richard Thomas was employed as a rig hand/laborer with Zeni Drilling and was temporarily assigned to work at the Enlow Fork Mine in Greene County, Pa. Thomas' job was to work under a suspended derrick without any safety protections or precautions to keep the derrick stable. The derrick fell crushing Thomas between it and the crib block. As a result he suffered severe and permanent injury to his right hand. Thomas is seeking judgment against ZDC Inc. and Zeni Drilling for lost earning, physical and mental pain and suffering.
Case number 07-C-706

Oct. 25
Christopher L. Smith v. Doug's Towing and Doug Brady Individually
PA-J. Bryan Edwards; Judge Russell M. Clawges
* Smith was employed as a tow truck driver for Doug's Towing from January 2005 through January 29, 2006, at a rate of $10 per hour plus commissions. During that time, Smith claims Doug's Towing made illegal deductions from his pay in the amount of $3,038.75. Smith is seeking payment for all wages, liquidated damages in the amount of three times the unpaid amount, pre- and post-judgement interest, costs and attorney fees.
Case number: 07-C-717

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