CIVIL FILINGS: Putnam County

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 13, 2010

July 28

July 28
Michelle D. Wells vs. Harold S. Albertson
PA-pro se; J-Spaulding
* Wells said her mother Mary Wells hired Albertson, an attorney, to keep her ex-husband from moving her sons to Alabama. She alleges Albertson is guilty of legal malpractice and seeks at least $500,000 for pain and suffering of her children and herself.
Case number: 10-C-252

July 30
City of Hurricane vs. Davis & Burton Contractors Inc.
PA-Ronald J. Flora; J-Spaulding
* Hurricane says the defendant, based in Kentucky, was a subcontractor on the Walgreen's project in Hurricane. It says D&B owes outstanding business and occupation taxes of $5,152.87.
Case number: 10-C-254

Sandra Sigmon, administratrix of the estate of Amanda Drake vs. Thomas J. Rittinger, M.D.
PA-Robert P. Welsh; J-Stowers
* Sigmon is the mother of the late Drake. She says Rittinger failed to properly care for Drake during a visit to Teays Valley Hospital in 2008, and that failure led to Drake's death. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages, as well as pre- and post-judgment interest and costs.
Case number: 10-C-257

Aug. 2
David H. Sanson vs. Putnam Public Service District fka South Putnam Public Service District; Pipe Plus Inc. and Howard K. Bell, Consulting Engineers Inc. dba Bell Engineering
PA-Marvin Masters; J-Stowers
* Sanson was weed-eating along the Windsong Acres with wife Sherry Sanson and son Luke when he stepped in an undetectable manhole on Sept. 6, 2009. He seeks joint and several compensatory and punitive damages as well as pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief.
Case number: 10-C-258

Aug. 9
The Huntington National Bank, as trustee of the Retirement Plan for Employees of Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital vs. Dreema F. Hodges
PA- Robert L. Bandy; J- Phillip Stowers
* Hodges was employed by the plaintiff until June 1, 1998. As part of her retirement package, Hodges began receiving pension payments in the amount of $590.95 per month until her 65th birthday, according to the suit. The plaintiff claims the payments were to cease after December 2004, but continued through August 2009, which was an overpayment of her payout election under the pension plan. Hodges continued to accept the overpayments, which amounted to $33,093.20. The bank is seeking damages in the amount of $33,093.20.
Case number: 10-C-268

Aug. 10
Carolyn Rogers vs. Harold Hatfield, superintendent, and Putnam County Board of Education
PA- Dwight J. Staples; J- Phillip Stowers
* Rogers has been a school teacher for 29 years and is employed by the defendant. A hearing has been set for Aug. 16 regarding the 30-day suspension and the improvement plan because of a non-consensual secret tape recording carried out by Kathy Crouse, a parent of a student in Rogers' classroom. Rogers claims the defendants failed to supply her with a copy of the tape and suspended her on Nov. 3, 2009. She claims she has requested a written statement of the reasons for her suspension and the tape recording but has not received them. Rogers is seeking an order staying the Aug. 16 hearing to permit adequate time to confront findings of any report and tape recordings and to prohibit suspension as being based on illegally obtained evidence.
Case number: 10-C-271

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