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THIS JUST IN: Putnam County

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 15, 2008

Aug. 8
Brian K. Rhodes, by his power of attorney Linda P. Burrows vs. ABN AMRO Mortgage Group Inc., Citi Mortgage Inc., Larry Wood, Wesley Wood, Carteret Mortgage Corp., Teays Valley Trustees LLC, Ryan Keesee, Quality Living Spaces LLC
PA-Bren J. Pomponio; J-Spaulding
* This is a predatory lending suit. Rhodes, 26, is mentally handicapped. He says he was given his home by his late stepfather. He claims the defendants conspired to strip the equity out of the home and give the proceeds to a cousin and her late husband. He seeks to have the foreclosure set aside, actual damages, civil penalties, punitive damages, attorney fees, court costs and other relief.
Case number: 08-C-265

Aug. 12
Carroll E. Dunn vs. Ronnie R. Harrison dba Harrison Structures fka RT Harrison Structures Inc.
PA-James B. Atkins; J-Spaulding
* Dunn says he made five separate loans of $10,000 each to Harrison from June 9, 2003, to Aug. 15, 2006. With interest, he says Harrison owes him $66,272.36. He seeks that amount plus interest and court costs.
Case number: 08-C-274

State of West Virginia ex rel. Darrell V. McGraw Jr., Attorney General vs. Countrywide Financial Corporation, Countrywide Home Loans Inc., Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, Full Spectrum Lending Inc. and Angelo R. Mozilo individually and as CEO of Countrywide Financial Corporation
PA-Kimberly Stitzinger Jones and Douglas L. Davis; J-Spaulding
* McGraw says Countrywide induced consumers to take out adjustable rate mortgages that offered a teaser rate for the first 2-5 years but then reset at a much higher rate. After 15 years of monthly payments, those who did not put money down on their homes owed a balloon payment of almost the original amount borrowed, McGraw said. He seeks an injunction against Countrywide to keep it from engaging in fraudulent acts and awards of restitution to consumers who lost money from unlawful acts. He also wants defendants to delete any negative credit history in such circumstances, civil penalties, court costs, attorney fees and other relief.
Case number: 08-C-268

Aug. 13
Lou Pryor and Robin R. Pryor vs. A-1 Nitro Mini Storage LLC
PA-Herbert L. Hively II; J-Spaulding
* Plaintiffs stored personal belongings in buildings owned by defendant. They rented three units. The belongings included a doll collection, business records, office furniture and business supplies. The value, they say, was about $150,000. They fell behind on payments, and defendant threw away or sold the Pryors' property without notice. They seek $150,000 and other relief.
Case number: 08-C-276

David Jordan vs. City of South Charleston
PA-Herbert L. Hively II; J-Spaulding
* In January, Jordan says South Charleston police executed a search warrant for his home in Poca. The city claims Jordan was part of a scheme to buy gasoline at a reduced price from a family member at a gas station in South Charleston. Warrant said Jordan was a defendant, yet he says he never was charged. Gas barrels, gas tanks, jugs, funnels, siphons, gas can, gloves and a gas pump were seized. He says the city has not stored his property properly. He seeks to have his property returned and, if necessary, replaced.
Case number: 08-C-277

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