THIS JUST IN: Kanawha County

By Lawrence Smith | Oct 9, 2009

Sept. 23

Sept. 23
Richard W. Hornick, executor of the estate of Mary E. Hornick, vs. J. Herbert Thomas Memorial Hospital Association
PA - Christina W. Smith; J - Stucky
* The plaintiff, a Dunbar resident, is suing the defendant for wrongful death following injuries Mary sustained from a fall on Dec. 9, 2007, that led to her subsequent death on May 5, 2008. He is seeking unspecified damages.
Case number: 09-C-1770

Sept. 28
Preston M. Middleton, an infant, Tanya Bryant, his mother and next best friend and John Middleton, father, guardian and next friend vs. CAMC d/b/a CAMC-Women's and Children's Hospital, WVU Medical Corporation, Charleston Division d/b/a WVU Physicians of Charleston and Christos G. Hatjis, M.D.
PA - Marvin Masters; J - Zakaib
* The plaintiffs are suing the defendants for failing to properly monitor Tanya's condition prior to her going into labor which led to Preston developing permanent an irreversible brain damage. They are seeking unspecified damages, court costs and interest.
Case number: 09-C-1809

Karen Baker, individually and on behalf of the estate of wrongful death beneficiaries of Bertha White, vs. Manor Care Inc., HCR Manor Care Services Inc., Health Care and Retirement Corporation of America LLC, Heartland Employment Services LLC, Danny Davis, John Does 1-10 and Unidentified entities 1-10 (as to Heartland of Charleston)
PA - James B. McHugh; J - Bloom
* The plaintiff is suing the defendants for wrongful death following injuries Bertha received as a resident at the defendant's facility between Aug. 21, 2006 and April 17. She is seeking unspecified damages, and court costs.
Case number: 09-C-1814

Danny Dalton vs. Spartan Mining Company d/b/a Mammoth Coal Company
PA - J. Kristofer Cormany; J - Bloom
* The plaintiff, a resident of Glasgow, is suing the defendant for injuries he sustained on June 18, 2008, when he fell through a drainage ditch while checking his tires while on the scales at the defendant's facility near Montgomery. He is seeking unspecified damages, court costs, attorney fees and interest.
Case number: 09-C-1816

Gloria and Darrell Gillenwater vs. Kohl's Department Stores Inc. and Derrick Paris
PA - Tony O'Dell; J - Zakaib
* The plaintiffs are suing the defendants for injuries Gloria sustained on Oct. 3, 2007, after a shopping care she was using at the defendant's location in South Charleston became unbalanced, tipped over and caused Gloria to fall. Darrell makes a claim for loss of consortium. They are seeking unspecified damages, and interest.
Case number: 09-C-1827

Sept. 30
Tammi Ray vs. C. Page Hamrick III
PA - Michael T. Clifford; J - Berger
* The plaintiff is suing the defendant for legal malpractice after he failed to timely file an appeal of a child support reduction entered by the Kanawha Family Court in favor of Ray's ex-husband, James, on Dec. 15, 2006. She is seeking unspecified damages, interest and court costs.
Case number: 09-C-1842

Robert Burns vs. the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority and John Does 1-15
PA - Robert L. Frank; J - Berger
* The plaintiff is suing the defendants for injuries he sustained after he was beaten at one of the defendant's facilities on Oct. 2, 2007. He is seeking unspecified damages, court costs and attorney fees.
Case number: 09-C-1843

Oct. 1
Michelle Kerns vs. the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority and correctional officers Donahue, Smith and Doe
P.A.- Paul M. Stroebel; J - Bailey
* The plaintiff is suing the defendants for deliberate indifference when they placed her in the recreational yard at the defendant's facility in South Charleston where she was raped by two male inmates. She is seeking unspecified damages.
Case number: 09-C-1850

Amity Real Estate vs. William V. and Kelly S. Whiting
P.A. - Larry G. Kopelman; J - Bloom
* The plaintiffs are suing the defendants for defaulting on a promissory note they signed on Feb. 3, 2004, for purchase of property in the Rolling Hills Subdivision in Charleston. They are seeking judgment for $65,913.99 plus court costs, attorney fees and interest.
Case number: 09-C-1851

Amity Real Estate vs. Patrick L. and Tiffany M. Crawford
P.A. - Larry G. Kopelman; J - Zakaib
* The plaintiffs are suing the defendants for defaulting on a promissory note they signed on June 27, 2006, for purchase of property in the Rolling Hills Subdivision in Charleston. They are seeking judgment for $76,589.30 plus court costs, attorney fees and interest.
Case number: 09-C-1852

Marie Blankenship, individually and on behalf of the wrongful death beneficiaries of the estate of Robert Blankenship, vs. AMFM Inc., Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Inc. d/b/a Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cindy Cooper, John Does 1-10 and unidentified entities 1-10
P.A. - James B. McHugh; J - Bloom
* The plaintiff is suing the defendants for wrongful death following injuries Robert sustained while a resident at the defendant's facility from Dec. 7, 2006 to Aug. 20, 2007. She is seeking unspecified damages and court costs.
Case number: 09-C-1854

Oct. 2
Nichole Miller vs. CAMC Inc. and Doug Robinson
P.A. - Vaughan T. Sizemore; J - Zakaib.
* The plaintiff is suing the defendants for wrongful termination after she was fired on Aug. 10 for reporting various violations for labor laws committed by the defendant. She is seeking unspecified damages, including front and back pay, court costs, attorney fees and interest.
Case number: 09-C-1856

Jason Wickline vs. Electronic Specialty Company, Owen S. Higgins and Stephen A. Taylor
P.A. - Shawn R. Romano; J - Zakaib
* The plaintiff is suing the defendant for wrongful termination after he was fired on Oct. 17, 2007, for filing a workers' compensation claim for an injury he sustained on Oct. 4. He is seeking unspecified damages, court costs, attorney fees and interest.
Case number: 09-C-1860

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