CIVIL FILINGS: Putnam County

By Chris Dickerson | May 7, 2010

April 27
Beam Blasting, LLC, a West Virginia limited liability company vs. Carbonoks, LLC, a West Virginia limited liability company
PA- Raymond G. Dodson; J- O.C. Spaulding
* Beam Blasting owns a building in Putnam County and rents part of it to the defendant. The plaintiff also supplied labor and materials for the defendant from time to time, according to the suit. Beam Blasting claims Carbonoks is liable for back rent and for non-payment of invoices related to supplies and labor in the amount of $69,600. The plaintiff is seeking judgment in the amount of $69,600, and ejectment from the premises pursuant to a terminated lease.
Case number: 10-C-154

April 29
John Richard Felker II vs. Honorable Kim M. Blair
PA- Mark McMillian; J- O.C. Spaulding
* Felker was arrested on Nov. 1, 2009. Felker's pretrial hearing was schedule for Jan. 11 and a continuation was scheduled for Feb. 23, at which time the State informed Felker that the case would have to be tried, according to the suit, but then learned that the Court was denying Felker's right for a jury trial. Felker is seeking for the Court to award him a Writ of Prohibition to prohibit Blair from subjecting him to a bench trial and a Writ of Mandamus compelling a jury trial.
Case number: 10-C-157

April 30
Hardy Maxwell vs. American Electric Power Company, Inc.; Appalachian Power Company; and Pritchard Electric Company
PA- Paul S. Perfater; J- Phillip Stowers
* Maxwell was employed by Pritchard Electric Company. On May 3, 2008, Maxwell was working at Appalachian Power and American Electric Power's plant in Putnam County when he injured by an electrical flash or explosion from electrical equipment, according to the suit. Maxwell claims the defendants were aware of the unsafe working condition and violated state or federal safety rules or regulations. As a result of the defendants' negligence, Maxwell sustained serious and permanent injuries, incurred medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. He is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-158

City of Hurricane, a West Virginia municipal corporation, and Hurricane Sanitary Board, a municipal board vs. Denzel M. McGrew and Denzel M. McGrew Revocable Trust
PA- Ronald J. Flora; J- Phillip Stowers
* The defendants are the owners of tracts of land situated in Scot District on Putnam County within the stormwater shed as designated by the City of Hurricane and have refused to pay the applicable stormwater fees to the plaintiffs, despite repeated requests, according to the suit. The plaintiffs are seeking judgment in the amount of $3,029.40, representing the principal balance owed, and pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-159

May 4
Roger Clendenin Jr. vs. Kokosing Construction Company, Inc., a foreign corporation; and John Does 1 and 2
PA- Brent K. Kesner, Kevin C. Harris, Eric J. Holmes; J- Phillip Spaulding
* On Oct. 2, 2008, Clendenin, who was an employee of Long Run Transportation, was transporting materials to a jobsite where Kokosing was the general contractor. Clendenin claims he was instructed by the defendants to park his tractor trailer on an area that was not completely flat and to raise the bed of the truck to assist in unloading materials, but when he did so the vehicle overturned, causing him severe and permanent physical injuries. Clendenin is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-162

May 5
Anthony Musarra and Elaine Musarra, his wife vs. Roger Pauley and FedEx Freight Systems, Inc.
PA- Maggie K. Wall; J- Phillip Stowers
* On Sept. 12, 2008, the Musarras were pulling into the Go-Mart parking lot in Hurricane when Pauley, who was employed by FedEx and driving a tractor trailer, was leaving the parking lot. The Musarras claim when Pauley was leaving, the top of his vehicle hit telephone lines and electrical lines, pulling the lines and poles onto the parking lot. The lines wrapped around the right front tire of the Musarra vehicle and the vehicle was pushed sideways and tipped approximately 30 inches from the pavement and then jerked back to the upright position, according to the suit. The Musarras are seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 10-C-164

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