This Just In: Jefferson County

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 28, 2008

March 5
Julie Croson, individually and as parent and next friend of Austin Croson, a minor v. Dawn R. Mohn aka Dawn R. Rix and Steve L. Mohn
PA-Mark Jenkinson; J-Gina Groh
* Croson claims that while visiting the property of the Mohns, her son, Austin, was injured when another minor operated an all terrain vehicle. Croson claims that the Mohns were negligent. Austin has already incurred in excess of $25,000 and will incur future medical expenses. She is also seeking pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 08-C-88

March 7
Chase Bank USA v. Roy C. Wolfe
PA-Andrew Lerner; J-Gina Groh
* Chase is seeking to collect a debt of $50,192.21.
Case number: 08-C-93

March 10
Edmond Uzan, individually and on behalf of other similarly situation v. Filly's Bar & Grill of Ranson WV Inc., Paul L. Horn, an individual, Barry D. Schmel, an individual, Penny R. Gibson, an individual and Angela Fraley, an individual
PA-David M. Hammer; J-Thomas Steptoe Jr.
* Uzan was a former employee of Filly's. Deductions labeled "miscellaneous deductions" were taken from employees' paychecks during the course of work at Filly's. The deductions were based on a percentage of food and beverages sold during an employee's shift, but were not on the wages. Uzan claims he was told that the deductions were for cleaning services. Uzan believes this to be in violation of West Virginia wage laws. Prior to Filly's closing, Uzan was demoted from manager to bartender and his wages were reduced. He believes that former workers of Filly's who also suffered unlawful wage deductions.
Case number: 08-C-96

March 12
Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Company, an subrogee of David Bodkin v. Donald Jenkins
PA-Lucien G. Lewin; J-Gina Groh
* During 2005-2006, Bodkin had contracted Jenkins to install new wiring and to repair old wiring at Bodkin's residence. On March 17, 2006, a fire originated in the air ventilation area of Bodkin's home that caused extensive property damage. During an inspection of the property it was discovered that the fire was caused because of negligent, unsafe and unworkmanlike work. Erie Insurance is claiming breach of contract, negligence and subrogation. Erie Insurance is seeking $114,553.89, plus additional fees.
Case number: 08-C-97

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