CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 23, 2010

April 9

April 9
Opie H. Hanshew and Bertha Hanshew vs. Mine Safety Appliances Company, Persinger Supply Company, Raleigh Mine and Industrial Supply, Inc., and Eastern States Mine Supply Co.
PA- John Hunt Morgan; J- Charles E. King
* Mr. Hanshew worked as a coal miner from 1971 until 1998. He claims he was exposed to substantial amounts of harmful dust because the respirators he used, which were manufactured by the defendants, failed to protect him. As a result, Mr. Hanshew developed advanced lung disease, according to the suit. The Hanshews are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-683

April 12
Deborah E. Boggs, Administratrix of the Estate of James A. Boggs, deceased vs. 20th Century Glove Corporation, Allied Glove Corporation, Anchor Packing Company, et al.
PA- David P. Chervenick, Bruce E. Mattock, Scott S. Segal; J- visiting judge
* Mr. Boggs was a production foreman and plant operator at Conoco Venco in Moundsville and was diagnosed with asbestosis and lung cancer. Mrs. Boggs claims the 85 defendants are responsible for Mr. Boggs' lung injuries and death. She is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues in her asbestos-related case.
Case number: 10-C-685

Lora Beth Farley, an individual vs. Raymond O. Conley, and individual, and the City of Dunbar, a municipal corporation
PA- D. Adrian Hoosier II; J- James C. Stucky
* On April 11, 2009, Farley and her boyfriend, Aaron Urban, were pulled over on the interstate by Conley. Farley claims when Conley frisked her he made inappropriate contact with her "private areas," before placing her under arrest for a January 2007 capias and proceeding to South Central Regional Jail. Conley advised Farley she could avoid jail in exchange for sex, according to the suit. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-687

Gary Duncan and Ellen Duncan vs. Starcraft RV, Inc., and Mountain State RV, LLC
PA- Michael L. Glasser; J- Carrie Webster
* On Feb. 23, 2008, the Duncans purchased a 2008 Star Stream from the defendants. They claim they were assured the vehicle was new and in excellent condition and had no history of prior problems or damage, but they later discovered the vehicle was not new, nor was it in excellent condition. The Duncans claim they have experienced numerous problems with the vehicle and the defendants have failed to correct them. They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-688

April 13
Bradford V. Corder vs. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., n/k/a Bank of America N.A., a corporation; Bac Home Loans Servicing, Inc., f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, Inc.; and Federal National Mortgage Association
PA- Daniel F. Hedges; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Corder purchased a home in September 2002 for $185,000 with a final indebtedness of $186,500. Countrywide increased the indebtedness in 2007 to $189,745.84, according to the suit. Corder claims he submitted a loan modification in January 2010 following a divorce and was approved on March 11. He claims he was desperate to avoid foreclosure and agreed to the loan modification and on March 16 he was informed foreclosure would be postponed until the documents were provided, but the next day the defendant proceeded with the foreclosure anyway. Corder is seeking actual damages and appropriate civil penalties.
Case number: 10-C-698

April 14
William R. Sanders, an individual, and Ethel Sanders, an individual vs. CitiFinancial, Inc., a corporation
PA- Dana F. Eddy; J- James C. Stucky
* Ethel Sanders has been diagnosed with dementia and William Sanders, her son, lives with her. In 2000, Ethel Sanders obtained a loan from the defendant in the amount of $15,156.54, and in 2004 the defendant began actively soliciting her for further loans, according to the suit. She obtained another loan in response to this solicitation in the amount of $52,718.80. William Sanders claims they continued to solicit her and still continue to threaten to put hem "onto the street." They are seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 10-C-706

Harold A. Phillips, an individual, and Maggie M. Phillips, an individual vs. CitiMortgage, Inc., a corporation
PA- Dana F. Eddy; J- James C. Stucky
* In 2006 Mr. and Mrs. Phillips purchased property, but continued to hold title to property they had previously lived on. When Mr. Phillips became ill, the defendants repeatedly encouraged them to apply for loan modifications, but continually denied the applications when they applied, according to the suit. They claim they secured a buyer for the property in May 2009, but in June 2009, the defendants notified them that the house was sold at a foreclosure proceeding and canceled the contract of the prospective buyer. They are seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 10-C-707

Rodney D. Jones, an individual, and Patricia Jones, an individual vs. C&O Motors, Inc., a West Virginia corporation; and General Motors, LLC, a limited liability corporation
PA- Dana F. Eddy; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On Aug. 3, 2009, Mr. and Mrs. Jones purchased a truck from the defendant dealership for $19,728.03. They made a cash down payment of $3,750, and traded in their 1995 Dodge Ram Truck 2500 in the amount of $4,550, according to the suit. Mr. and Mrs. Jones claim since purchasing the truck they have experienced repeated problems with its operation and the dealership has failed to correct the problems. They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-708

Tiffany Yeager, and Kaylana Slater, a minor by her next friend Tiffany Yeager vs. Mainstreet Ventures d/b/a Tidewater Grill
PA- Shannon M. Bland; J- Charles E. King
* On April 17, 2008, Yeager was conducting business on the defendant's property when she slipped and fell on water in the floor. She claims the defendant negligently caused great bodily injury to her. Yeager claims because of her injuries, Slater lost the support, services and companionship of her mother. She is seeking damages in an amount in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-709

April 15
Jeanetta Bullock vs. Trooper Seacrist, individually and in his official capacity as a West Virginia State Police Trooper; Colonel Timothy Pack, individually and in his official capacity as Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police; and the West Virginia State Police, a division of the State of West Virginia
PA- Mark L. French, Matthew S. Criswell; J- Louis Bloom
* Seacrist responded to Bullock's home on a routine call, according to the suit. Bullock claims Seacrist handcuffed her and then beat her, smashed her head onto the ground, kicked her and made racial comments to her and her husband. As a result of the unprovoked attack, Bullock suffered injuries to her orbital socket, nose, face, ribs and torso, according to the suit. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-713

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