CIVIL FILINGS: Monongalia County

By Donna K. Carlson | Jun 11, 2010

May 26
Westover Shopping Center v. The City of Westover and Dunn Engineering, et al.
PA-John Scotchel Jr.; J-NA
* Westover Shopping Center alleges that in October 2009, a storm line owned by the City of Westover exploded. During the summer of 2009, while attempting to correct a sink hole on adjoining property, Dunn Engineering inspected the storm line. Dunn advised the City the line was plugged with dirt and rocks and needed maintenance and should be rerouted from underneath the shopping center's property. Westover Shopping Center, through a freedom of information request for any and all documents related to Dunn's work, was not given any documents for alternative methods to maintain the storm line. Even after the explosion of the line, the City of Westover failed to take any action to resolve the problem. Westover Shopping Center is seeking judgment against the City of Westover and Dunn Engineering.
Case number: 10-C-365

May 27
Marionetta and Andrew Huffman v Monongalia County Board of Education
PA-Raymond Yackel; J-NA
* While attending a graduation ceremony at Clay Battelle High School in May 2008, Marionetta Huffman was walking to her seat and fell. The school's new gymnasium floor was covered with a protective tarp that Huffman claims was improperly installed. She suffered a hematoma to her right leg which caused her to be transported by ambulance to the local hospital's emergency room. As a result of the fall, she has suffered knee problems resulting in rehabilitation. She is seeking compensatory damages, past, present and future damages and pre and post judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-367

June 1
Eighty One Taxpayers of Monongalia County v. Monongalia County Commission
PA-John Brooks; J-NA
* The petitioners seek a Writ of Supersedeas to reverse the April 20 property tax levy order entered by the County Commission for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. They ask the County Commission to enter a property tax levy order that complies with the law of the State of West Virginia. The 81 petitioners claim the County Commission imposed property tax levy rates that yielded the surplus of $8,961.912 appropriated for rehabilitation of property for the 2010/2011 fiscal year; these funds would be used to build a new Sheriff's Department. They are asking for fiscal year 2010/2011 fiscal year property tax levy rates be set at levels that would return the $8,961,912 to all Monongalia County taxpayers.
Case number: 10-C-375

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