CIVIL FILINGS: Lincoln County

by Harmon Marks |
Jun. 11, 2010, 2:05am

May 18
Sherri L. Preece (fka Farley) vs. H3 LLC
PA- Ronald G. Salmons; J- Jay M. Hoke
* Plaintiff claims a mix up on her mailing address deprived her of notification about property tax delinquency that resulted in H3 LLC obtaining a lands sale deed in November 2008. Preece says she got the title to Big Laurel District real estate in March 2002 and has resided there since Nov. 14, 2008. She says she contacted the Sheriff's office in March 2009 inquiring about taxes and then informed that agency their files had an old address for her. A "Notice to Redeem," as required by State Law, was not received by her as an interested party in the tax sale. Preece claims H3 failed to identify her as an interested party and give proper notice of the tax sale. She prays a jury sets aside the defendant's deed, returning all legal rights and title to her; and wants compensatory and punitive damages, pre-judgment interest and litigation costs awarded to her.
Case number: 10-C-59

May 20
Leora & Jesse Meeks vs. AmeriCredit Financial Services
PA- Daniel F. Hedges; J- Jay M. Hoke
* Meekses claim "Unconscionable Contract" and "Illegal Debt Collection" resulted from April 2007 financing on a used truck. Plaintiffs say a downturn in their income and illness caused them to fall behind on payments. The Branchland couple refers to multiple daily collection calls by AFS and they informed the finance company in writing in November 2009 they were represented by counsel, where further communication should be directed. Defendant continued to contact the Meeks, according to their complaint. They demand a jury award actual damages and civil penalties of $4,400 for each violation pursuant to West Virginia Code, plus reasonable attorney fees, litigation costs and such other relief Court deems equitable and just.
Case number: 10-C-60

AmeriCredit Financial Services, Inc. vs. Jesse & Leora Meeks
PA- Boyce A. Griffith; J- Jay M. Hoke
* Complaint says the Meeks defaulted on their Retail Installment Contract and Security Agreement for a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado executed in April 2007 that contained a principal of $23,805, plus fixed annual interest rate of 16.99 percent. AmeriCredit cites Aug. 10, 2009, as default date and declares the entire principal and interest immediately due payable, plus repossession of the truck. AFS requests judgment for $20,904, plus interest and late charges from last April 5; immediate possession of the vehicle with right to sell it and litigation costs.
Case number: 10-C-61

May 21
Vaness Price, as Conservator for Verlena Mae Skeens, Protected Person vs. Verlena Mae Skeens
PA- Ronald G. Salmons; J- Jay M. Hoke
* Price renewed a Petition for Summary Proceeding to sell her mother's interest in real estate. Petitioner cites significantly decreased value of Skeens' property and her mother's health deterioration and need for assisted care as making sale of the real estate necessary. There is a standing offer of $149,900 for the property located at Midkiff in Laurel Hill District.
Case number: 10-C-63

May 28
Peggy Baker vs. UPS Ground Freight, Inc., and James T. Vickers
PA- H. Truman Chafin; J- Jay M. Hoke
* Baker is suing for jury judgment "in an amount that will fairly and adequately compensate" injuries, loss of past and present income and all medical expenses relative to a January 2009 head-on collision with a UPS tractor trailer truck driven by Vickers on W.Va. Route 3 in West Hamlin area.
Case number: 10-C-64

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