THIS JUST IN: Marshall County

By Denise Simpson | Sep 25, 2009

Sept. 2

Sept. 2
Jennifer S. Jones vs. Eugene Holmes and Sheri Holmes
PA- Rodney T. Berry; J- Karl
* Plaintiff agreed to sell defendants a mobile home on 12th Street. They would occupy the home while making payments. Eviction efforts have failed, and it is said efforts to evict the mobile home will suffer damage is they are required to move. Restraining and eviction orders, along with compensation damages are sought.
Case number: 09-C-180

Robert Fitzsimmons & Christy Fitzsimmons vs. Whipstock Natural Gas Services LLC & Clarence Swonger, individually & R&B Enterprises USA Inc., William J. Jones, individually & The West Virginia Department of Transportation, & Robert W. Whipp, individually and in his official capacity as District Six Engineer
PA- Herman D. Lantz; J- Karl
* Defendant Swonger operated a tractor trailer when he struck an overhead branch causing said branch to go through the window of the vehicle drive by defendant Jones. Jones lost control of his vehicle and drove into plaintiffs' cattle barn causing damages. They seek compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 09-C-182

Sept. 8
Richard Brown vs. Herman D. Lantz, Esq.; Wilson & Lantz PLLC
PA- Pro Se; J- Karl
* Brown is and was an inmate at the Regional Jail when he retained Lantz to represent him in a personal injury case. While awaiting transfer to a DOC facility, an incident occurred resulting in the amputation of part of one of his fingers. Lantz forwarded a letter, dated Aug. 27, 2007, withdrawing as counsel. The letter was received on Aug. 29 and the statute of limitations expired on his claim Sept. 2, 2007. Defendant failed to deliver the file and pertinent paperwork concerning until two months after the statutory two years had expired.
Case number: 09-C-186

Sept. 11
Tishawana Terry vs. Enerfab Inc. and Jeffrey Cumpston
PA- Ronald Wm. Kasserman; J- Karl
* While working at defendant's Mitchell Power Plant, Terry was injured on June 12, 2007. She filed a workers' compensation claim for which a favorable ruling was received. She was released by her physicians after three months and returned to light duty. Superintendent Cumpston told Michael Fox, a boiler maker, that she would not be able to use "the race card" and should not have been hired in the first place. Because of these actions she has suffered loss of income and benefits. Compensatory and punitive damages are sought, jointly and severally.
Case number: 09-C-188

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