THIS JUST IN: Berkeley County

by Beth Henry |
Dec. 31, 2008, 1:40am

Dec. 1
Trustees of the Blairton United Methodist Church and many Blairton residents vs. Van Metre Millennium Blairton LLC, Riverton Corp., Berkeley County Public Service District and Preston B. Gooden, assessor
PA - Laura Faircloth; J - Christopher Wilkes
* The plaintiffs, including the trustees of the church as well as numerous residents, have been in continuous possession and occupancy of properties in the Blairton community for more than 10 years and up to 100 years, and they claim Van Metre and Riverton's legal disputes over a 1909 lease has led to property ownership questions and emotional distress for the church and residents. The plaintiffs are seeking a number of injunctions and court declarations, including a request for Gooden to assess the properties and place the lots in the plaintiffs' names.
Case number: 08-C-1370

Richard Simpson vs. HQM of Charles Town LLC dba Blue Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, aka Willow Tree Manor
PA - Dale Buck; J - David Sanders
* The plaintiff, as executor of the estate of Heyward Simpson, claims the defendant's care and treatment for Heyward Simpson was "woefully inadequate, resulting in the acceleration of disease ... hospitalizations, exacerbated and accelerated dementia, and ultimately, death." The plaintiff is seeking an undetermined amount of relief.
Case number: 08-C-1380

Red Leaf - Destiny LLC vs. Carl Que Hickerson, Jimmie Williams, Alfred Clark, Maymie Handy and Teresa Roy, trustees; and Destiny Baptist Church, an unincorporated nonprofit association
PA - Tracey Rohrbaugh; J - Gray Silver
* The plaintiff claims the defendant church failed to meet the terms of an Oct. 26, 2007, real estate purchase contract in relation to site work on an access road and storm water management system. The plaintiff is seeking at least $73,167.51 plus other relief.
Case number: 08-C-1381

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