THIS JUST IN: Berkeley County

By Beth Henry | Apr 18, 2008

March 17
Ronald Lee Clontz and Susan J. Clontz vs. James W. Harden and J&J Builders Inc.
PA - R. Greg Garretson; J - David Sanders
* The plaintiffs claim they entered an agreement with the defendants on June 12, 2007, for the purchase of a lot and construction of a home in Potomac Heights Subdivision, but the defendants failed to meet the terms of the agreement. They claim the defendants improperly constructed the home's footers and crawlspace, misrepresented the actual lot boundary and breached other portions of the agreement. The plaintiffs are seeking more than $81,000 for the lot, home deposit and closing costs, as well as other relief.
Case number: 08-C-351

March 19
Carla Coble and Stephanie Laing vs. Reliant Equity Investors LLC, Robert Pulciani, Philip Wax, Christopher Stevens, Carr Preston, Qian Elmore, Thomas Darden Jr., Larry Morgan, Cathy Jo Van Pelt and Kimberly Myers
PA - David Hammer; J - Christopher Wilkes
* The plaintiffs, individually and as class representatives, claim the defendants closed the AB&C Group Inc. in Martinsburg without warning in March 2008, thereby causing damages to the plaintiffs and more than 375 other people who worked there. The plaintiffs claim they did not receive all of the wages that were owed to them within 72 hours of their discharge, and they were not paid liquidated damages and interest as required by the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act. They are seeking an amount of relief to be determined.
Case number: 08-C-359

March 20
City Hospital Inc. vs. Karen Denise Amos
PA - Christopher Moore; J - David Sanders
* The hospital claims Amos owes at least $61,113.23 plus interest for a total of $66,110.27 for medical services and supplies provided to her in 2005 and 2007.
Case number: 08-C-360

March 20
City Hospital Inc. vs. Mary Jo Kelley
PA - Christopher Moore; J - David Sanders
* The hospital claims Kelley owes at least $28,300.81 plus interest for a total of $30,413.91 for medical services and supplies provided to her in 2007.
Case number: 08-C-369

March 20
Chase Bank USA NA vs. Sanjida Tuhin
PA - Jeff Godfrey; J - Christopher Wilkes
* Chase Bank claims Tuhin failed to meet the terms of a credit card agreement, and owes at least $26,306.84 plus interest.
Case number: 08-C-386

March 21
Berkeley Theatres Inc. vs. SABA Inc., d/b/a Duffey's Tavern, and Ajax Amusement Machines Inc.
PA - Paul Taylor; J - David Sanders
* The plaintiff claims a fire on June 17, 2006, was the result of Ajax Amusement's failure to properly install and maintain electrical equipment for video lottery machines in Duffey's Tavern. As a result of the fire, the plaintiff sustained property damages and loss of business revenues. Berkeley Theatres is seeking at least $1 million in relief.
Case number: 08-C-390

March 24
Sheryl Emerick vs. Holly Donaldson and unknown persons
PA - Richard Sussman; J - Gray Silver
* Emerick claims Donaldson purchased real estate property that includes a cemetery where 14 of the plaintiff's ancestors were buried. Emerick claims the defendants destroyed a stone wall that encompassed the cemetery and then removed the remains of those who were buried there. She also claims Donaldson has repeatedly denied access to Emerick and other descendants who have attempted to visit the graves. The plaintiff is seeking that the court require Donaldson to repair the damage to the cemetery, as well as provide compensation for losses, emotional distress and aggravation.
Case number: 08-C-391

March 24
Timothy M. Zinn and Nicki M. Zinn vs. Stephen Hawkins and Shepherdstown Beverage Co. Inc., d/b/a Alto's Club
PA - D. Michael Burke; J - David Sanders
* The plaintiffs claim a vehicle accident on April 12, 2006, was the result of Hawkins' negligence because he was under the influence of alcohol when he struck their vehicle. The plaintiffs claim Hawkins consumed alcohol at Alto's Club, where employees continued to serve him after he became visibly intoxicated. The Zinns had a total of more than $109,000 in medical expenses as a result of the accident, and they are seeking more than $600,000 in compensatory damages and more than $600,000 in punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-393

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