THIS JUST IN: Kanawha County

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 23, 2009

Dec. 9

Dec. 9
Corsia Ramey vs. Antonio Russell, Oxford House Inc. and John Doe, unknown person or persons
PA- Michael A. Woelfel, Kerry A. Nessel; J- Irene C. Berger
* Ramey claims during her stay at the Oxford House, which is a treatment facility for people with drug and/or alcohol addiction, she was sexually harassed and abused by Russell. She claims Russell's conduct was atrocious, intolerable, and so extreme and outrageous as to exceed the bounds of decency. Ramey claims she suffered anxiety; humiliation; annoyance and inconvenience; invasion of privacy; emotional distress; pain and suffering; mental anguish; loss of her ability to enjoy life; future medical and pharmaceutical expenses; and other damages. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 09-C-2257

Dec. 11
Sue N. Kuhn vs. Copart of Connecticut Inc., G. Brian Cox and Rosalie C. Boyles
PA- Lonnie C. Simmons, Robert M. Bastress III; J- Irene C. Berger
* Kuhn was hired as office manager at Copart's Hurricane location on Sept. 29, 2001 and until December 2007, claims she had no write-ups. Cox became regional manager in December 2007. Kuhn claims Cox made inappropriate comments to her about her age, including asking her if she colored her hair to hide gray hairs and inquiring as to if she was going senile. According to the suit, Kuhn filed a complaint with Human Resources in February 2008, was suspended in March without cause and terminated June 9. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and to be reinstated.
Case number: 09-C-2279

Brady Fowler vs. Chrysler Motors LLC
PA- Michael L. Glasser; J- Irene C. Berger
* On July 21, 2008, Fowler purchased a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 for $23,842. He claims after the purchase he experienced repeated nonconformities with the vehicle and after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer did not conform the motor vehicle to its warranty, nor replace the vehicle with a comparable new one. He is seeking for revocation of acceptance and refund of the vehicle purchase, damages for costs of repairs and damages for loss of use, annoyance and inconvenience.
Case number: 09-C-2282

Tammy J. Bishop vs. Go-Mart Inc.
PA- Henry E. Wood III; J- Irene C. Berger
* On Jan. 21, Bishop walked from her home toward Go-Mart and upon entering the parking lot, slipped and fell on ice. She claims Go-Mart employees failed to properly light and maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition and failed to remove ice buildup. Bishop claims she suffered extensive and permanent physical injury, including a fractured left distal tibia and plafond fracture; has incurred medical expenses; has lost wages; and suffered pain and loss of enjoyment of life. She is seeking compensatory damages for her medical expenses, which cost approximately $23,068.04.
Case number: 09-C-2284

Sarah N. Maynard, individually and as mother and legal custodial parent for Gavin L. Hawk, a minor vs. Allan Chambers
PA- Larry G. Kopelman; J- James C. Stucky
* On Aug. 4, 2008, Hawk was with his grandfather, Jerry Holbrook, on Bill Chambers Sr.'s property purchasing fresh corn. Maynard claims Allan Chambers arrived at the property while Holbrook and Hawk were still here, and brought his Springer Spaniel dog with him. According to the suit, the dog "attacked, bit, and scratched Hawk without provocation or warning." Hawk was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center for swelling, scrapes, and four puncture wounds on his face. Maynard is seeking compensatory.
Case number: 09-C-2287

Dec. 14
Melinda & Roger Deberry vs. Ford Motor Company
PA- Hugh Wood; J- Irene C. Berger
* On Feb. 23, 2008, the Deberrys purchased a 2008 Ford Focus from the defendant for $15,138. The Deberrys claim shortly after the purchase they experienced defects with the engine, steering, suspension and drivability. They are seeking compensatory damages for repurchase of the vehicle; repair costs; diminished value; loss of use; lost wages; aggravation and inconvenience; and other incidental and consequential damages.
Case number: 09-C-2288

Beverly Frame and James A. Frame vs. James A. Kennedy, D.D.S.; Kennedy Dental Office and Kennedy Dental Office A Partnership
PA- Tim C. Carrico; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Kennedy began treating Mrs. Frame on Dec. 27, 2007. The treatment included removal of anterior crowns; placement of temporary crowns; attempted root canals; placement of permanent crowns; and occlusal adjustment. The Frames claim Kennedy and his practice failed to exercise a degree of care, skill and learning required or expected of a reasonable, prudent health care provider in the profession. The Frames are seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 09-C-2295

Dec. 15
Cheryl Ranson vs. Jan H. Cunningham, M.D. PLLC
PA- William S. Druckman, Madonna C. Estep; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Ranson claims Cunningham was negligent in his care for her beginning in May 2008. She claims she suffered bodily injuries, both temporary and permanent, because of Cunningham's treatment. She is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 09-C-2296

Dec. 16
Tara Eplion vs. C.O. Napier, individually and in his official capacity as a correctional officer of The Western Regional Jail; The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, a corporate body and governmental instrumentality; and John Doe, unknown person or persons
PA- Matthew J. Woelfel; J- Louis Bloom
* Eplion claims she was sexually harassed, abused and assaulted while she was incarcerated in the Western Regional Jail by Napier. She claims she suffered anxiety; humiliation; annoyance and inconvenience; invasion of privacy; emotional distress; pain and suffering; mental anguish; loss of her ability to enjoy life; and medical and pharmaceutical expenses. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 09-C-2302

Norman J. Montalto, DO vs. Family Health Associates of Kanawha Valley, PLLC, a West Virginia Professional Limited Liability Company, Kristi Hensley, M.D., Julie De Temple, M.D.
PA- D. Adrian Hoosier II; J- Charles E. King
* Montalto and the defendants entered into a valid and enforceable employment agreement Jan. 5, 2007. Montalto claims De Temple and Hensley told him he would be treating eight to 10 patients and would be the only practitioner working on Friday mornings. He claims the defendants violated this agreement when they hired Nancy Dunn, a family nurse practitioner, to work alongside him Friday mornings, and when Lisa Young, an employee of the defendants, began working Friday mornings. He is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 09-C-2307

Mary Aliff vs. Verizon Service Corp., Verizon West Virginia Inc. and Timothy Taylor
PA- Lonnie C. Simmons, Heather M. Langeland; J- Louis Bloom
* Aliff began working for Verizon's predecessor as a collector on Feb. 11, 1991. She claims she was diagnosed with depression and a side effect of her medication was cotton mouth, which required her to drink a lot of liquids throughout the workday. Aliff claims because of this, she had to take frequent breaks to go to the restroom. She also suffered from migraine headaches. On June 8, Aliff was fired from Verizon. She claims she was wrongfully terminated and is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and to be reinstated to her job.
Case number: 09-C-2309

Dec. 17
Donald & Patricia Thompson vs. Ford Motor Company
PA- Hugh Wood; J- Irene C. Berger
* On Oct. 18, 2008, the Thompsons purchased a 2009 Mercury Mariner from the defendant for $27,285. They claim they experienced defects in the vehicle's transmission, a fluid leak, as well as other defects. According to the suit, the defendant was unable to repair the vehicle after being afforded a reasonable number of attempts to do so. The Thompsons are seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 09-C-2312

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