Feb. 10
Samuel Green and Lisa Green v. Avelo Mortgage LLC.
PA-Aaron Amore; J-Gina Groh
* The Greens claim that from May 2007 to February 2008 Avelo charged late fees of $109.47 per month for their mortgage loan. They feel that the late fees are in excess of the maximum amount allowed by state law. They are seeking $4,205.72 for each violation (a total of 10 violations), actual damages of $10,000 for each incident, the cancellation of the debt, attorney fees and not allowing Avelo to contact them or members of their families again.
Case number: 08-C-68

Feb. 21
Sharla M. Essick and R. Matthew Essick, her husband v. Joel Jenkins Keck and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
PA-Robert Attcheson; J-Gina Groh
* While driving on U.S. 340 on Feb. 25, 2006, Sharla Essick's vehicle, owned by her husband, was hit when Keck failed to yield right of way. Sharla Essick sustained injuries in the accident. She has incurred medical bills exceeding $11,700 and future medical expenses in excess of $184,000, has lost time from work and lost income exceeding $228. At the time, Keck's vehicle was an underinsured vehicle, therefore, the complaint is served upon Nationwide. She is seeking compensatory damages for bodily injury, both general and special, in amounts exceeding jurisdictional minimum. R. Matthew Essick is seeking loss of consortium.
Case number: 08-C-72

Feb. 25
Chase Bank USA v. Patricia Blains
PA-Jeff Godfrey; J-Gina Groh
* Chase Bank is seeking to collect a debt from Blains for $31,266.
Case number: 08-C-75

Feb. 27
City of Charles Town v. The County Commission of Jefferson County, a public body corporate of the State of West Virginia and Frances Morgan, president, County Commission of Jefferson County and Jennifer Maghan, clerk, County Commission of Jefferson County
PA- William J. Powell and James B. Crawford; J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* The City seeks costs and attorney fees incurred from the successful writ of mandamus action (No. 33455) against the County Commission before the Supreme Court of Appeals of the State of West Virginia.The City was attempting to annex two ordinances, one for 17 parcels of land, the other for six in early 2007. On March 8, 2007, a proposed order was provided to the County Commissions to approve and confirm the annexation of the six parcels. The County Commission refused to enter the orders. On Oct. 26, 2007, the Supreme Court granted the writ of mandamus to the City of Charles Town. The City of Charles Town incurred legal fees and costs in excess of $30,000
Case number: 08-C-77

Feb. 28
Andrew Christopher Olejer and Bethany Alison Olejer v. NVR Inc. d/b/a Ryan Homes
PA-Christopher Prezioso; J-Gina Groh
* The Olejars agreed on June 30, 2003, to purchase a new home in Charles Town. Ryan Homes was responsible for both the sale and construction of the home of which the Olejars paid $252,000 for the sale of the home. The couple moved in Nov. 14, 2003, into the home but found in May 2007 that the home was improperly constructed. They are claiming breach of contract; fraud/misrepresentation; unjust enrichment; and negligence against Ryan Home. The Olejars are seeking actual and consequential damages.
Case number: 08-C-79

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