THIS JUST IN: Kanawha County

By Cara Bailey | Oct 24, 2008

Ruby Chappell v. Town of Dunbar, West Dunbar Public Service District
PA – Marvin Masters; J – Kaufman
* Ruby Chappell filed a suit against the Town of Dunbar and the West Dunbar Public Service District, after her home was damaged by a backflow of raw sewage. Chappell claims she suffered expenses in cleaning the sewage from her home, damage to her home and personal property, annoyance, inconvenience, mental anguish and emotional distress. Chappell seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-1797

Sept. 18
Stephanie Ford v. MCNB Banks Inc., et al
PA – John Einreinhofer; J – Walker
* Stephanie Ford filed a suit against MCNB Banks, Inc., claiming she was fired from her position as teller because of her sex and race. Ford, an African-American female, claims she was a victim of racial and sexual discrimination. She seeks to be compensated for back pay, front pay, loss of benefits, emotional distress, mental anguish, embarrassment, humiliation, damages to her reputation, annoyance and inconvenience, other general damages, and attorney's fees.
Case number: 08-C-1799

Edward G. O'Neill, Administrator of the estate of Deborah Ann O'Neill v. Iraj Derakhshan, M.D.
* Edward G. O'Neill filed a suit on behalf of the estate of Deborah Ann O'Neill. According to the suit, Deborah O'Neill died after taking prescription pills prescribed by Iraj Derakhshan, a doctor licensed to practice psychiatry and neurology in Kanawha County. Deborah O'Neill was a patient of Derakhshan's from April 2007 until her death on Oct. 17, 2007. Edward O'Neill claims the family, distributes and beneficiaries of Deborah O'Neill have suffered great mental pain and anguish, loss of services, society, guidance and companionship of the deceased. He seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-1801

Kevin Wiggins v. All Crane and Equipment Rental Corporation, et al
PA – S. Brooks West III; J – Kaufman
* Kevin Wiggins filed a suit against All Crane and Equipment Rental Corporation, after he was fired when he was unable to perform his job duties when he was injured after a fall at work. Wiggins claims he suffered severe emotional distress when he was fired. He seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-1805

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