THIS JUST IN: Boone County

By Harmon Marks | Aug 1, 2008

April 23

April 23
Ronald Beverly and Kathy Beverly v. Dakota LLC
PA-Bradley J. Pyles; J-Thompson
* Plaintiffs seek $2 million from the coal company. Ronald was installing roof bolts underground on May 22, 2006, in Dakota No. 2 mine near Bob White in Boone County when a large piece of rock fell on him and the roof bolting machine, pinning him against the machine. Beverly had to be dug out at the roof fall site. He claims the company knew of "dangerous and unstables ribs and roof, and of the high risk and strong probability of serious injury or death." He crushed his lower left leg and fractured his pelvis. He hasn't worked since the accident and claims permanent injuries.
Case number: 08-C-90

Tyrell Richard Miller and Charlyn Miller vs. Harvey Trucking Inc.
PA-Bradley J. Pyles; J-Thompson
* Plaintiffs seek $2 million from the trucking company. T.R. Miller was hauling coal on May 1, 2006, from a mine near Ashford when the brakes failed on the tri-axle truck. He was on a steep haul road when the truck went out of control and turned over in a drainage ditch. He was pinned and had to be cut out of the cab. He suffered multiple fracturers of the pelvis and other severe injuries.
Case number: 08-C-89

April 30
David and Teresa Hubbard vs. Daimler Trucks North America LLC dba Freightliner LLC, Cummins of Charleston, Crosspoint LLC, Warranty Business Services Corporation and Wheels of Parkerburg Inc.
PA-Timothy Conway; J-Thompson
* The Hubbards purchased a new Coachman motor home in May 2004. Since the purchase, they have dealt with brake malfunctions. The RV was subject to repair three or more times by defendants, but the issues still exist. They see damages, pre- and post-judgment interests, court costs, expenses, attorney fees and other relief.
Case number: 08-C-94

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