THIS JUST IN: Boone County

by Harmon Marks |
May 8, 2009, 2:05am

March 30
Raymond and Tamara Kenny, individually and as parents and guardians of Haley Kenny, Bryson Kenny, Kittan Mitchell and Andrew Ross, minors vs. Massey Energy Co., Omar Mining Co., Independence Coal Co., Elk Run Co. Inc., Black Castle Mining Co., Peabody Energy Corp., Pine Ridge Coal Co., Federal Coal Co. Inc., John Doe Corp.,
PA-Sutter Law Firm, John R. Mitchell & Associates; J-Thompson
* Plaintiffs, who live in the Seth-Prenter area, seek injunctive relief to provide emergency water, recovery of anticipated medical monitoring costs and property and personal injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances as a result of the defendants' misconduct, which includes "deliberate disregard for the rights and safety of others and were grossly negligent, malicious, oppressive, willful and wanton." They also seek punitive damages.
Case number: 09-C-73

April 14
Shirley A. Hager vs. Patty Selbe and Encompass Indemnity Co.
PA-Matthew M. Hatfield; J-Thompson
* In a September 2007 accident on W.Va. 94 near Hernshaw, Hager claims Selbe's insurer made substandard settlement offers. She seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages, pre-judgment interest, costs and attorney fees.
Case number: 09-C-92

April 17
Diana Williams and Jerry Williams vs. Carico International Inc., Carico Direct Distributors, Mike King and Vickie Crawford
PA-J. Michael Ranson and Cynthia M. Ranson; J-Thompson
* Diana Williams seeks damages for "extensive burns ... to her torse, arms and legs" caused by exploding lima beans, steam and liquid while using her Carico Pressure Cooker in February 2008. She says the cooker purchased from door-to-door sales agents King and Crawford was defective and the producer did not warn of dangers when cooking lima beans. They seeks joint and several compensatory damages, costs, attorney fees and other relief.
Case number: 09-C-93

April 21
Angela Evans, individually and as mother and next friend of Jennifer Mileto, a minor vs. William Adkins, Massey Coal Services Inc. and Spartan Mining Co. dba Mass Transport Co.
PA-Matthew Hatfield; J-Thompson
* Evans seeks damages for a rear-end collision on W.Va. 44 in Logan County in April 2007 when a Freightliner truck owned by Massey and operated by Adkins struck her vehicle, causing injury to her and her 17-year-old daughter.
Case number: 09-C-94

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