CIVIL FILINGS: Ohio County

by Denise Simpson |
Jun. 18, 2010, 2:10am

May 26
Grace Norton vs. Phyllis Grob
PA- Jason E. Causey; J- Wilson
* On June 12, 2008, the plaintiff was walking on the sidewalk adjacent to defendant's property. The sidewalk was in a dangerous state of disrepair and she slipped and fell forcibly striking her body. She has incurred medical bills as a direct and proximate result of this negligence for which compensatory damages are sought.
Case number: 10-C-178

May 27
Government Employees Insurance Company, as Subrogee of Brad Dierkes vs. John DuPlaga and Michael DuPlaga
PA- Andrew N. Frye, III; J- Mazzone
* An automobile accident occurred in the parking lot of Wheeling Park on June 3, 2008. At the time of the accident John DuPlaga was driving a truck owned by his father and was backing out of a parking space. GEICO paid $4,130.83 and seeks this amount along with a $300 deductible, jointly and severally.
Case number: 10-C-179

Maurice Walker, a minor, by his mother and next friend, Yolanda Nightengale vs. James Burris
PA- W. Howard Klatt; J- Gaughan
* Defendant is the owner and keeper of a dog that inflicted bodily injuries upon Maurice Walker by biting him on June 11, 2009. Walker sustained injuries to his right knee and will continue to incur medical expenses in the future. Judgment is sought at trial for the alleged injuries by a dog that has a propensity to viciously bite people.
Case number: 10-C-180

Carlene Nickerson vs. Wheeling Island Gaming Inc. and Anitra Salkovick
PA- Nicholas A. Wininsky; J- Mazzone
* Plaintiff worked for defendant or its predecessors for over 24 years until her termination which occurred on Dec. 29, 2008. In the months leading up to her losing her position, as Director of Cage Operations, she complained to management that then Director of Credit, Jackie Jones, was repeatedly interfering with her job duties by making unsolicited suggestions. The two positions would be consolidated into one position. Both ladies interviewed for the "new" position and Jones was hired. Compensatory damages are sought for the alleged discrimination and retaliatory discharge.
Case number: 10-C-181

Eileen D. Pyle vs. Ashton E. Fatula and Russell A. Fatula
PA- Gregory A. Geller; J- Recht
* On Aug. 3, 2008, defendant Ashton Fatula was traveling north on Chapline Street when he attempted to turn into the eastbound lane. He side- swiped a parked vehicle and t-boned into the plaintiff's vehicle which was sitting at the end of the westbound lane. Judgment is demanded in an amount to be determined by jury.
Case number: 10-C-182

Tracy Agnew, Lottie Agnew, and James Agnew vs. William Bitler and PTG Logistics LLC
PA- Ronald W. Zavolta; J- Gaughan
* PTG entrusted a tractor trailer to Bitler, on May 28, 2008, who negligence is claimed for a side- swipe collision when he crossed into Plaintiff's lane of travel. Serious permanent injuries were sustained by Tracey Agnew (the driver) and Lottie Agnew (the passenger). As a direct and proximate result of the incident, these plaintiffs have incurred medical expenses of $27,000 to date. Compensatory judgment is sought, jointly and severally.
Case number: 10-C-183

May 26
Cortney E. Hails and Bryan Hails, her husband, and Cortney E. Hails, as parent, guardian, and next friend of Sydney Lauren Hails, a minor vs. Natalie Ann Swearingen
PA- Robert J. Fitzsimmons; J- Wilson
* On July 2, 2008, on Interstate 70 west near exit 1B, Sydney Lauren Hails was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by Cortney Hails. She slowed due to traffic, when plaintiff, also traveling westerly, crashed into the rear of her vehicle. As a direct and proximate result of injuries, plaintiffs have incurred $12,030.52 and $1,286.54 for expenses about their medical care. Each demands a compensatory judgment, along with fees and costs.
Case number: 10-C-184

June 1
Demitria M. Goodwin vs. Megan M. Krajewski
PA- David A. Jividen; J- Gaughan
* Defendant is said to have drove her Caravan left into the path of a vehicle in which Goodwin was a passenger. The actions and conduct of defendant, on June 2, 2008, constitute negligence towards plaintiff in her failure to maintain proper lookout and control. Goodwin is reasonably certain to incur future economic loss and medical expenses for which judgment is demanded by jury trial.
Case number: 10-C-186

June 2
Robertson Heating Supply vs. Ohio County Development Authority
PA- Arthur J. Recht; J- Recht
* Plaintiff's claim there is due from defendant the sum of $17,704.71. Demand has been made and no payment has been forthcoming. Judgment is demanded with interest and costs from the date of filing.
Case number: 10-C-187

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