THIS JUST IN: Putnam County

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 22, 2010

Dec. 18
Martin Edmunds vs. Toyota Manufacturing West Virginia, Inc.
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III; J- Stowers
* Edmunds worked for the defendant from April 1, 2000, until Dec. 10, 2008. He claims on Dec. 10, 2008, he was going to a machine to perform maintenance when he slipped on a mat that was over an oil spill. Edmunds claims the defendant exposed him to an unsafe working condition. He is seeking compensatory and general damages.
Case number: 09-C-535

Dec. 22
Debra Stover vs. Ray Kesling and Betty Kesling d/b/a Lakeview Plaza Strip Mall
PA- Kenneth P. Hicks, Roger L. Lambert; J- Spaulding
* On Jan. 24, 2008, Stover was walking on the defendant's sidewalk when she slipped and fell on ice and snow that had accumulated on the sidewalk. She claims the defendants were aware of the dangerous and defective conditions and had a duty to warn or eliminate the conditions, but failed to do so. She is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 09-C-536

Dec. 23
Cheryl Ann Briscoe and Danny Wayne Briscoe, her husband vs. John A. Grafton
PA- George A. Daugherty; J- Stowers
* The Briscoes first became aware in January 2009 that Grafton, their lawyer, had neglected their case after having refused repeatedly to return phone calls or keep them advised of the fact that their case had been dismissed by a circuit judge of Putnam County upon summary judgment granted Jan. 12, 2007. The Briscoes claim Grafton's negligence deprived them of the opportunity to prosecute their case. Mrs. Briscoe is seeking damages in the amount of $500,000 for her injuries, damages and costs. Mr. Briscoe is seeking damages in the amount of $250,000 for loss of consortium and his costs.
Case number: 09-C-537

Dec. 28
Philip L. Scott, personal representative of the Estate of Evelyn Frances Scott vs. Teays Valley Haven Limited Partnership d/b/a Teays Valley Center a/k/a Teays Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; and Genesis Healthcare Corporation
PA- Andrew L. Paternostro, Jeff D. Stewart; J- Stowers
* Evelyn Scott was a resident in the defendant's nursing home from July 1, 2006, through April 2, 2009. Philip Scott claims during Evelyn Scott's residency she suffered from urinary tract infections, pneumonia, conjunctivitis, osteomyelitis, multiple falls and suffered a head wound that necessitated hospitalization. Philip Scott is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 09-C-540

Dec. 30
Scott Jones and Sonya Jones, his wife vs. Norfolk Southern Railway Company
PA- Harvey D. Peyton; J- Spaulding
* The plaintiffs claim on May 8, 2009, Norfolk Southern Railway Company through its employees, James Farley and John Murgage, carelessly and negligently operated a railroad freight train in such a manner as to cause it to collide with a commercial motor vehicle in which Mr. Jones was riding as a guest passenger. Mr. Jones sustained injury to his upper extremities and shoulders, as well as an organic brain injury, skull fracture and disfiguring lacerations on his head and face. The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 09-C-543

Kevin D. Harshbarger, personal representative of the Estate of Dorothy Lee Meadows, deceased vs. the Town of Eleanor, Putnam County, West Virginia, a municipal corporation
PA- Harvey D. Peyton, Thomas H. Peyton; J- Stowers
* On Dec. 16, 2008, Meadows was reported missing from her home on West Fir Street in Eleanor. Harshbarger claims the defendant failed to have a missing person protocol for elderly, mentally impaired or gate restricted persons. Meadows died as a result of environmental hypothermia when she became stranded without her walker and fell into a shallow ditch across the street from her house. Harshbarger is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 09-C-544

Jan. 5
S. Scott Miller and Laura Miller vs. James Todd Bowen
PA- Christopher S. Smith; J- Stowers
* Bowen agreed to lease some property from Mr. Miller for a monthly rental of $2,500 each month from June 1, 2008, through November 2009 and to pay all charges for utilities, sewer and water. Bowen was liable for a 5 percent late fee on any rent remaining due if he did not pay rent on time, according to the suit. The Millers claim Bowen failed to pay the taxes and assessments on the property in the amount of $2,695.90, and the delinquent rent late charge in the amount of $1,375. They claim they suffered damages in the amount of $32,982.33. They are seeking for damages in this amount.
Case number: 10-C-3

Jan. 12
JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., successor-in-interest to Bank One N.A. vs. Waste-Tron Inc. and Inderpal S. Saluja
PA-James F. Companion, Lisa M. Schmitt; J-Stowers
* Chase Bank says the Poca-based defendant company and its owner/president, who lives in Hurricane, owe $184,671. It seeks that amount, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs, attorney fees and other relief.
Case number: 10-C-10

Cecil Brown and Lana Gibson vs. Gene S. Davis and Real Estate Central LLC
PA-Shawn R. Romano; J-Stowers
* The plaintiffs purchased a home in Poca from Davis, a contractor, and Real Estate Central in 2008. They claim REC and agent Charlie Slack failed to disclose defects in the house on the "walk-through" inspection of the home Feb. 5, 2008. The bought the home Feb. 8. Ten days later, they became aware of defects, such as substantial amounts of water and moisture in the basement. They seek judgment in the amount of the contract price of $128,000, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, damages for additional cost-to-remedy the home, court costs, attorney fees, litigation expenses, punitive damages and other relief.
Case number: 10-C-12

JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. vs. Vanscoy Chiropractice Corporation Holistic Health Center, Eddie Vanscoy and Darrin Vanscoy
PA-Jonathan Nicol; J-Spaulding
* Chase Bank says the defendants jointly and severally owe $42,621.37 plus interest on a promissory note. It also seeks costs, expenses and attorney fees.
Case number: 10-C-14

Jan. 19
Pobert M. Glenn vs. Robert H. Glenn
PA-pro se; J-Spaudling
* The plaintiff wants the return of personal belongings his son (the defendant) took from his home while he was rehab. The items include $20,000 in case, 27 antique watches, 29 firearms, his coin collection and his pocketknife collection.
Case number: 10-C-18

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