THIS JUST IN: Kanawha County

by Kyla Asbury |
Jan. 8, 2010, 1:30am

Dec. 9
Emily K. Braxton vs. Dr. John Anthony Deluca, Dr. Richard Unstot, Dr. Benjamin Dyers, Oprah Winfrey and former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush
PA- pro se; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Braxton claims the defendants were involved in poisoning her and causing her to have surgery on Feb. 19 and Oct. 20. She claims during the surgery the physicians implanted a 3-D camera Lucida with a wire sensor into her with the intent of reincarnation. She claims the defendants attempted to murder her and attempted to kidnap her grandchildren. She is seeking $50,000 million
Case number: 09-C-2260

Dec. 16
Tara Viramethi vs. Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority f/k/a City of Charleston Housing Authority
PA- Scott H. Kaminski; J- Louis Bloom
* On Dec. 22, 2007, Viramethi was loading groceries at a parking lot of an apartment complex when she slipped on oil in the parking lot and fell. She claims the oil was a hazardous condition not readily apparent to her and that it was present for a sufficient period of time to allow the defendant the opportunity to clean it up. Viramethi is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 09-C-2305

Dec. 18
Donald R. Carter II vs. Golden Rule Insurance Company, a corporation, John Doe, and John Doe Corporation
PA- D. Adrian Hoosier II; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Carter claims the defendants sold him health insurance and that he paid premium payments for the insurance. He claims between January and February he became ill and needed medical assistance. Carter was transported to Cleveland Clinic. He claims his medical costs totaled over $70,000 and the defendants refused to pay them. Carter is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and for his insurance premiums to be refunded.
Case number: 09-C-2320

Dec. 22
Randall Yeager and Linda Yeager, his wife vs. Ahmad Bali, M.D.
PA- George A. Daugherty; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Mr. Yeager claims Bali deviated from appropriate medical standards, which caused him injury and damage on Dec. 27, 2007. Mr. Yeager claims he has suffered a severe infection requiring multiple treatments; great physical pain and suffering; and mental anguish and anxiety. He claims he owes over $200,000 in medical bills. The Yeagers are seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 09-C-2336

Cecil L. Walker Machinery Co., a West Virginia corporation vs. Waste-Tron, Inc., a West Virginia corporation, and Paul Saluja
PA- Julia A. Chincheck, J. Mark Adkins, Jeffrey M. Shawver; J- Paul Zakaib
* On Feb. 27, 2007, Walker Machinery sold and delivered 10 pieces of heavy equipment to Waste-Tron. According to the suit, as of Dec. 31, Waste-Tron and Saluja owe the plaintiff the payoff amount of $122,066.55. Walker Machinery also provided the defendants with services, parts and rental equipment from January until October of 2009. The plaintiff is seeking damages for the payoff amount of $122,066.55, plus pre- and post-judgment interest and $226,218.71 for services, parts and rental equipment, plus pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 09-C-2342

Dec. 23
Hilma F. Goddard, executrix of the Estate of David Lee Goddard vs. 3M Company, A.W. Chesterton Company et al.
PA- Cindy J. Kiblinger, Victoria Antion; J- visiting judge
* Mr. Goddard was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March 2008 and died April 25, 2008. Mrs. Goddard claims the 23 defendants are responsible for her husband's mesothelioma. Mr. Goddard smoked two packs of cigarettes each day for 19 years, but quit smoking in 1973, according to the suit. Mrs. Goddard is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues concerning the asbestos-related case.
Case number: 09-C-2349

Dustin Bartrug and Tracey Bartrug, both individually and as parents and guardians of Riley Chloe Bartrug and Natalie Ann Bartrug vs. Industrial Contractors, Inc., a foreign corporation; Appalachian Power Company d/b/a American Electric Power, a foreign corporation; and Jeffrey Cronin
PA- Scott S. Segal, Mark R. Stain, Deborah L. McHenry; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On Dec. 22, 2008, Mr. Bartrug was working at the Appalachian Power Company Kanawha River Plant Unit #1 as an apprentice boilermaker and was assigned to weld tube hangers to hold on platens in the boiler when his overalls caught fire and burned 30 percent of his body. Mr. Bartrug claims he suffered severe, permanent, disabling, disfiguring and debilitating injuries; endured hospitalization; and endured surgical procedures. The Bartrugs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 09-C-2350

Kimberly Hoover, guardian, on behalf of M.W., and on behalf of all other children similarly situated vs. Patsy A. Hardy, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia Support Enforcement Commission; Susan Perry, commissioner, West Virginia Bureau for Child Support Enforcement; and Policy Studies, Inc., a Colorado Corporation authorized to do business in West Virginia
PA- Charles E. Webb; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On March 19, 1997, Michael Wingett was ordered to pay Hoover $201 per month as child support for their child, M.W. According to the suit, the defendants failed to renew child support judgments and protect child support judgments. Hoover claims because of the defendants' negligence, M.W. has been denied $14,715.92 in child support. Hoover is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 09-C-2356

Peter Corbett vs. Ronald Duerring and the Kanawha County Board of Education
PA- Michael W. Carey, David R. Pogue; J- Louis Bloom
* Corbett was a teacher from 1989 until 1998 at George Washington High School and then became vice principal. Corbett claims in 1999 Duerring made clear to him he had to learn how to "make deals" with students who were children of persons of influence. Corbett claims when he indicated he would not "make deals or give special treatment to any student based on the influence of parents," Duerring advised him failure not to would interfere with his ability to receive promotions. Corbett's employment was terminated Sept. 9, 2008. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 09-C-2358

Dec. 28
Truman Bays, individually and on behalf of the Estate and Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Marvin Bays 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 through 10; and Unidentified Entities 1 through 10 (as to Heartland of Charleston)
PA- James B. McHugh, Michael J. Fuller Jr., Amy J. Quezon, D. Bryant Chaffin; J- Paul Zakaib
* Marvin Bays was a resident at Heartland of Charleston. Truman Bays claims the defendants' negligence accelerated Marvin Bays' deterioration and caused him to suffer urinary tract infections, dehydration, pressure sores, infections and ultimately his death on Jan. 18. Truman Bays is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 09-C-2359

Carl Campbell, individually and on behalf of the Estate and Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Carrie Campbell vs. Filmore Capital Partners, LLC; Beverly Enterprises, Inc.; Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services, Inc.; Beverly Enterprises-West Virginia, Inc.; Golden Gate National Senior Care, LLC; GGNSC Holdings, LLC; GGNSC Clinical Services, LLC; GPH St. Albans, LLC; Jason Gibson; John Does 1 through 10; and Unidentified Entities 1 through 10 (as to Golden Living Center-Glasgow)
PA- James B. McHugh, Michael J. Fuller Jr., D. Bryant Chaffin; J- James C. Stucky
* On May 15, 2008, Carrie Campbell was admitted to Golden Living Center-Glasgow. Carl Campbell claims the nursing home accelerated Carrie Campbell's deterioration beyond what was caused by the normal aging process and caused her to suffer a fall, a fracture and ultimately her death on July 3, 2008. Carl Campbell is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 09-C-2361

Dec. 29
Leroy Jones Jr. vs. the West Virginia Division of Corrections
PA- David Grunau; J- Carrie Webster
* Jones, who is incarcerated at Huttonsville Correctional Center, had a hip replacement prior to incarceration. He claims while walking to his cell, an emergency situation arose and guards escorting him forced him to walk into the area controlled by the CERT team. Jones claims he was ordered to get down, but since he was physically unable to drop to the ground instantaneously, he moved as quickly as he could. Jones claims he was grabbed and thrown to the ground by several guards and physically restrained through force applied directly and primarily to his hip area. He is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 09-C-2370

Dec. 30
Gregory Cunningham, individually and as guardian and conservator for Deborah Cunningham, and Deborah Cunningham vs. Nicole Leontine Braxton, Charles Palmer; Bigley Markets, LTD; Bigley Mall Limited Liability Company a/k/a Bigley Foodland Fresh; Ashby's Pre-owned Autos, Inc.; and John Does 1 through 3
PA- Benjamin L. Bailey, Jonathan R. Marshall J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Jan. 1, 2008, Braxton was parked in a fire lane in a parking lot that was designed, maintained, constructed and operated by Foodland. Gregory Cunningham claims Braxton entered a vehicle owned by Charles Palmer, made a left hand turn down the Foodland parking lot and struck Deborah Cunningham, who was preparing to enter the store. He claims the parking lot lacked basic safety and traffic control devices. The plaintiffs are seeking general and special damages.
Case number: 09-C-2380

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