CIVIL FILINGS: Boone County

by Harmon Marks |
Apr. 16, 2010, 2:00am

March 22
Ida K. Legg, representative and Administratrix of the Estate of Lewis E. Legg
PA- Mary B. Chapman; J- William S. Thompson
* Legg's widow petitions for settlement of a wrongful death claim. Ashford resident Lewis Legg was driving eastbound on Route 55, or Richwood Road, in Fenwick, Nicholas County, in October 2009 when a vehicle going west collided head-on with his van. Legg, 61, was pronounced dead at Summersville Memorial Hospital. Philip D. Green, driver of the westbound car, also is deceased. Ida Legg wants full release of the Green estate, having been offered $20,000 liability insurance coverage. The Legg's insurer offered $100,000 of underinsured coverage, plus a $6,000 medical benefit.
Case number: 10-C-6

March 23
Sarah Bennett, Administratrix of the Estate of Aaron M. Neel, deceased & next friend of Amber Neel, an infant
PA- Katie MacCallum Nichols; J- Thompson
* Aaron Neel was driving an automobile owned by Michael R. Prince in November 2007 when he lost control at a high rate speed, struck a utility pole and was fatally injured. Bennett petitions the Court for approval of a $20,000 settlement from First National Insurance Co. of America, Prince's insurer, with $5,620 of the amount in an interest bearing account for the 16-year-ol Amber Neel, pending her 18th birthday.
Case number: 10-C-69

March 24
Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, Inc. vs. Shane & Angel Green
PA- Marc B. Lazenby; J- Thompson
* Vanderbilt complains the couple defaulted on loan payments for Wharton real estate that was subsequently sold by foreclosure last February at the County Courthouse. Defendants have refused to vacate the property and Plaintiff asks the Court to order them to leave immediately.
Case number: 10-C-70

Brenda Jordan vs. E Mart, Inc.
PA- Scott H. Kaminski; J- Thompson
* Jordan says a handicap ramp in the company parking lot provided a hazardous condition that caused her to trip and fall on her face. She contends the ramp was the same color as the parking lot and violated "various industry standards..." "and was therefore negligent..." Jordan says she suffered a broken nose and other injuries; she seeks jury awards to compensate for her personal damages, as well as litigation costs and pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-71

March 25
Ford Motor Credit Col., LLC, formerly Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Dain F. Bender Jr.
PA- E. Taylor George; J- Thompson
* Complainant seeks $23,876, plus 11.79 percent annual interest rate from last September, it says Bender owes on the purchase of a new pickup truck.
Case number: 10-C-72

March 29
Kimberly & Donnie Hicks Jr. vs. Jermaine D. Brown, Arlette Brown, Clementine Patton, Roger A. Albright and Roger E. Green, d/b/a Rogers Used Cars & Towing
PA- Shawn R. Romano; J- Thompson
* Personal injury suit says Jermaine Brown caused a front-end collision with Kimberly Hicks' vehicle in March 2009 on W.Va. Route 85 near Madison that led to a truck driven by Albright to also collide with Hicks. Albright was employed by Green. Complaint says Brown and Albright failed to "maintain proper lookout with regard to others" and control their vehicles. Negligent entrustment is involved, the complaint says, because Clementine Paton and Arlette Brown knew Jermaine Brown "to be incompetent or unfit to drive..." Seeking jury awards for damages in excess of the Court's jurisdictional limits, the complaint claims Kimberly Hicks "has been permanently injured and handicapped..."
Case number: 10-C-74

April 5
United Bank, Inc. vs. Douglas A. II Harless and Sandy Harless
PA- James W. Lane Jr.; J- Thompson
* Bank cites a September 2009 promissory note in the amount of $40,517 defaulted by the Danville couple, saying the Harlesses have yet to make a payment. A security interest against personal property was granted to the Bank. The complaint says there is a combined amount of principal, accrued interest and late fees of $41,813, plus pre-judgment daily interest of $7.32 after March 19. United Bank wants a Writ of Possession for its security interest that includes a 1997 model car, 1998 model boat, Caterpillar paver, 1992 model truck and a 1994 model dump truck.
Case number: 10-C-79

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