THIS JUST IN: Boone County

By Harmon Marks | Dec 12, 2008

Oct. 6

Oct. 6
Linda Baldwin and Paul Baldwin vs. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Chase Home Finance LLC, William V. DePaulo and Adelina Santiago
PA-Cynthia A. Majestro; J-Thompson
* Complaint charges predatory lending practice by the bank regarding the Baldwins' desire "to consolidate some debts, including their home mortgage ..." in the process. Baldwin, among other things, claims her appraised home value was inflated and accompanying paperwork for the loan was improperly prepared. Plaintiff seeks jury award of appropriate damages plus attorney fees and court costs and other relief.
Case number: 08-C-191

Oct. 7
Loretta Jarrell vs. Boone-Raleigh Public School District
PA-Michael R. Whitt; J-Thompson
* Jarrell claims she suffered leg injuries in October 2006 at Whitesville because she "stepped on a (water) meter cover ... negligently installed and/or maintained by the defendant" that resulted in her leg falling into an opening. SHe said she "called her injuries to the attention of the defendant (an employee) shortly after she fell ... but defendant later ignored plaintiff's attempt to obtain payment of her medical expenses." She seeks a jury award for a variety of personal injury damages.
Case number: 08-C-193

Oct. 15
AllMed LLC vs. Randolph Engineer Co. Inc. and Donald R. Hays
PA-Sean P. McGinley; J-Thompson
* The Nitro-based plaintiff claims the Scott Depot engineer firm provided a faulty survey of Boone County property purchased by AllMed. AllMed says the survey was to determine whether the property was outside the flood plain. Only after the plaintiff purchased the property, it learned it was in the flood plain. AllMed seeks damages, interest and court costs.
Case number: 08-C-197

Oct. 23
George Washington vs. General Motors Corp.
PA-Michael L. Glasser; J-Thompson
* Washington seeks compensation of more than the $24,000 cost of a new 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck, sales tax and state fees plus damages because of violation of the state's "Lemon Law."
Case number: 08-C-200

Oct. 27
Adam Brown and Natalie Brown vs. Mountain Edge Mining Inc.
PA-Guy R. Bucci, Stacy A. Jacques; J-Thompson
* Brown, who lives in Danville, worked as a "Red Hat" miner-electrician at the Beckley company's Red Stag No. 2 mine in Boone County. He says federal and state safety regulations were violated when he was required to work on a 3-B belt power center without proper supervision on Feb. 26, 2008. "A minimum of 7,200 volts of energy" when through Brown because the power center was turned on "while Adam was working on it," causing severe and permanently disabling injuries.
Case number: 08-C-202

Terry Holstein and Tonya Holstein vs. Kia Motors America Inc.
PA-Michael L. Glasser; J-Thompson
* The Holsteins seek compensation of more than the $22,000 cost of a 2006 Kia Sedona van, sales tax and state fees plus other damages because of a violation of the state's "Lemon Law."
Case number: 08-C-203

Oct. 28
Lena Kinder, guardian and next best friend, and Bethany Kinder vs. Boone County Board of Education
PA-Michael L. Glasser; J-Thompson
* Seven-year-old Bethany was injured Jan. 2, 2007, while attending Ramage Elementary School. While walking past a clothing rack mounted to the classroom wall, her clothing got caught on a hook and the rack was pulled off the wall and fell on Bethany. She fell and hit her head. She sustained various injuries, including a concussion and a laceration to her cheek. The plaintiffs seek compensatory damages, court costs, interest and other relief.
Case number: 08-C-204

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