THIS JUST IN: Monongalia County

By Donna K. Carlson | Aug 21, 2009

Aug. 4
Cosby and Harold Vanhorn vs. Monongalia General Hospital
PA-Travis Fitzwater; Judge N/A
* Cosby Vanhorn claims she was injured when her wheelchair, which was being pushed by her husband, became lodged in a crevice in the hospital's parking lot. The plaintiff's seek judgment for damages, injuries, pre and post judgment interest, attorney fees and costs.
Case number: 09-C-560

Aug. 12
Verizon vs. City of Morgantown and Morgantown Utility Board
PA-Andrew G. Fusco; Judge N/A
* Verizon claims that while MUB was performing work on Falling Run Road, the area surrounding their utility pole was damaged, causing the pole to shift into an unsafe position. Verizon is seeking compensatory damages in excess of $25,000, attorney fees and costs, and pre and post judgment interest.
Case number: 09-C-574

Aug. 13
Anthony L. Owens v. Teletech
PA-David Grunau; Judge N/A
* Owens applied for a job with Teletech and began working for them in January 2004. On his application, he disclosed he had a prior felony conviction. He continued to work with Teletech over the next five years during which time he had no disciplinary write-ups, no attendance problems and performed consistent work. In June 2009, he was fired claiming it was due to the felony conviction he disclosed at the time of his hire. Owen alleges he was fired due to his age and race. Owens is seeking punitive damages, attorney fees, compensatory damages for mental and emotional anguish, lost income and benefits.
Case number: 09-C-582

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