THIS JUST IN: Boone County

By Harmon Marks | Nov 20, 2009

Oct. 30

Oct. 30
Gary Holsetin Sr. vs. The Jim C. Hamer Company
PA- Matthew M. Hatfield; J- William S. Thompson
* Sixty-year-old Holstein says Defendant Jim Hamer should have returned him to his job following layoff of his shift in December 2008 from the company sawmill near Greenview, where he was an hourly worker for more than 22 years. Holstein says Hamer knew of his disability when the layoff occurred, then excluded him when a number of younger employees were recalled. He charged age and disability discrimination in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act and seeks jury awards of punitive damages, pre-judgment interest, attorney fees and court costs.
Case number: 09-C-287

Nov. 5
Ronald & Macella Cook vs. Redman Homes, Inc.; Chapmanville Home Place, Inc.; Citizens National Bank; and Jimmy Buckner
PA- Wendle Cook; J- Williams S. Thompson
* The Cooks cite a multitude of costly unresolved problems resulting from installation of a manufactured Redman home purchased from Chapmanville Home Place. The July 2006 transaction involved lender Citizens National Bank at a total sales price and interest of more than $126,000. Buckner is described as a contractor/agent of CHP. The complaint lists 10 counts, including breach of contract and warranty, negligence, violation of Consumer Credit and Protection Act, deceit and fraudulent concealment. The Cooks want jury awards of a variety of compensatory damages, exemplary and punitive damages, plus attorney fees, court costs and pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 09-C-289

Nov. 6
Larry E. Adkins vs. Rebecca Estep
PA- pro se; J- William S. Thompson
* The complaint gives assumption that Adkins wanted consideration for his expenses attempting to repair the heating/cooling system in a home in Danville that he agreed to purchase from Estep in December 2007. Several service attempts failed to repair the system and Adkins says he was told the unit needs replaced.
Case number: 09-C-290

Nov. 9
Stephen Chewning vs. Mine Safety Appliances Co., Persinger Supply Co., Fairmont Supply Co., Raleigh Mine & Industrial Supply Co., and Eastern States Mine Supply Co.
PA- G. Todd Houck; J- William S. Thompson
* The Madison coal miner says he was exposed to substantial amounts of harmful dust "because the respirators he used (manufactured and sold by Defendants) failed to protect him" during his 28 years in the mines. He has pneumoconiosis, or "black lung" disease. Chewning seeks jury awards of fair and reasonable compensatory damages, punitive damages only against Mine Safety Appliances, his court costs and pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 09-C-291

Carl & Regina Bradshaw vs. Mine Safety Appliances Co., American Optical Corp., Persinger Supply Co., Raleigh Mine & Industrial Supply Co., Eastern States Mine Supply Co., Pineville Mine Supply, Inc., and Crest Supply Co., Inc.
PA- G. Todd Houck; J- William S. Thompson
* The Danville couple's Product Liability suit says Carl Bradshaw developed pneumoconiosis, or "black lung" disease, because respirators he used that were manufactured and sold by the Defendants failed to protect him. They want jury determination, jointly and severally, of compensatory and punitive damages, plus awards of Plaintiff's court costs and pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 09-C-292

Steven L. Morrison vs. Tyler Co., LLC, and Baylea Services, LLC
PA- Matthew M. Hatfield; J- William S. Thompson
* Morrison complains he was unlawfully terminated on December 2008 because of age and disability discrimination in violation of the State Human Rights Act. He wants a jury to determine an amount of punitive damages and award him pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and court costs.
Case number: 09-C-293

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