This Just In: Jefferson County

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 15, 2008

Jan. 28
John C.L. Fitts Jr. v. Kimberly Dawn Park
PA-pro se; J-Gina Groh
* On Jan. 26, 2007, Park failed to stop her vehicle at the stop sign. The accident resulted a total loss on Fitts' Explorer and also injuries to his hip and bicep tendon. He is seeking $35,000 for current and medical expenses and $15,000 for pain and suffering.
Case number: 08-C-32

Roger Ethier v. DIW Group Inc., a foreign corporation, David Weigand, in his official capacity as president and as an individual; Jerry Ross in his official capacity as vice president and as as an individual and Kevin Kalb, an individual
PA-David M. Hammer; J-Gina Groh
* Ethier was hired as a field inspector for DIW, which provides construction inspection services to the Jefferson County Public Service District pursuant to an "engineering agreement." The company was to be reimbursed an hourly rate of $50 for field and technical services provided by field inspectors. The hours were to be kept in a dairy or log book. Ethier claims Kalb wanted him to falsify hours worked to increased specialized billings to the Jefferson County PSD. Ethier claims Kalb had altered, or caused to alter, his Daily Field Inspection Report. Ethier claims he reported Kalb's actions to supervisors, but no action was taken. He resigned from DIW on Dec. 15, 2006. He is seeking all legal and equitable relief to which he is entitled, but not limited to, back pay, front pay, interest, general compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney's fees and costs.
Case number: 08-C-33

Jan. 22
George V. Miller Jr., guardian estate of Lillian Marie Busch v. Michelle Marie Busch
PA-Alex Tsiatsos; J-Gina Groh
* Michelle Busch is sister of Lillian Busch, who in 1984 received a large settlement. Lillian Busch was appointed her sister as guardian in 2005, but was removed in February 2007. During that time, Michelle Busch spent $34,000 from Lillian's funds, of which only $980 were actually spent on Lillian herself. Miller is claiming Michelle Busch breached her fiduciary duty to Lillian, co-mingled with her assets, improperly maintained her assets as well as took advantage of Lillian Busch. He is seeking $33,020 plus interest since Oct. 28, 2005, in addition $112, 500 for punitive damages. The case was filed Oct. 11, 2008, in Durham County, N.C.
Case number: 08-C-35

Jan. 31
Maddex Farm Homeowners Association v. Yulia Borissova and XYZ unknown that of Yulia Borissova
PA-Richard Sussman; J-Gina Groh
* The association is claiming Borissova broke the covenant when she rented rooms of her home to college students. The association is seeking an enjoin of defendant for temporarily or permanently violating the single family residential covenant.
Case number: 08-C-36

Jan. 31
Annette Murphy v. Melvyn Vogel
PA-Stephen Skinner; J-Gina Groh
* On Jan. 28, 2006, Murphy was a passenger in the car of Vogel. She claims he negligently drove his vehicle into a pole. She has received injury to the spine as well as loss of wages. She is seeking in excess $26,000 for future medical expenses.
Case number: 08-C-38

Feb. 1
Patricia J. Dollar v. Jorge Pinzon
PA-pro se; J-Gina Groh
* Dollar claims that on two occasions she entered into an agreement to co-own Boxer dogs bred by him in Mexico. She claims he represented the dogs to be fully and properly registered by the American Kennel Club. She claims she invested thousands of dollars in the dogs' care, veterinary expenses and handling fees over a four-year period. Dollar bred a Boxer female with a Champion male Boxer that produced six puppies she believed would be eligible for registration for the AKC. She also leased a Boxer female that produced another litter of puppies sired by Pinzon's Mexican bloodlines. Puppies were sold for up to $2,500. Dollar has been made aware that Pinzon knowingly and fraudulently registered the Mexican puppies as being born in the United States, a violation of AKC rules and regulations. This resulted in any and all dogs bred by him as unregistered AKC and therefore worthless. His actions resulted in a loss of value and breeding stock of no fewer than 14 dogs and potential loss of her good name. She is seeking $50,000 in compensatory damages and $50,000 in punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-39

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