CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

by Kyla Asbury |
Sep. 3, 2010, 2:30am

July 16
Linda Harris vs. Mike Winland Studios, LLC
PA- John C. Blair, Kendal E. Partlow, Erin R. Lemon; J- Carrie Webster
* On July 22, 2008, Harris was present at the defendant's studio in Charleston when she was injured as a result of the defendant's negligence and recklessness. She is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 10-C-1293

Aug. 13
Jewell and Jon Bragg vs. Chrysler Group LLC
PA- Hugh C. Wood; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Sept. 6, 2008, the Braggs purchased a 2008 Dodge Nitro from the defendant. They claim the vehicle is defective. The Braggs are seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 10-C-1457

Vanessa Strickland, administratrix of the Estate of David Ray Strickland vs. Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital Association d/b/a Thomas Memorial Hospital
PA- Brent K. Kesner, Kevin C. Harris, Eric J. Holmes; J- James C. Stucky
* On Aug. 7, 2008, Mr. Strickland was transported to the defendant via ambulance after he reportedly took an unknown amount of prescription medications with alcohol in a possible suicide attempt. Despite the fact that his medical condition was identified as a behavioral emergency, on Aug. 9, 2008, Mr. Strickland was released from restraints, but continued to voice dangerous ideation to his family, who reported the information to the defendant's staff, according to the suit. While still in intensive care, Mr. Strickland disconnected himself from his medical apparatus, got out of his bed, proceeded out of his room and down a hospital staircase, where he died. Mrs. Strickland is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 10-C-1461

Cecil H. Rice III and Connie Blessing, husband and wife vs. Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.
PA- Brent K. Kesner, Daniel W. Greear; J- James C. Stucky
* On May 17, 2009, Rice was a patient of the defendant when he was caused to fall by a large and bulky mat placed on the floor in his small hospital room in the walking path. The couple is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-1462

Aug. 20
Robin Rabickow and Tammy Sheaffer, co-administratrixes of the Estate of Violet Nell Sheaffer, deceased, vs. A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; Ajax Magnethermic Corporation et al
PA- Brian A. Prim; J- visiting
* The plaintiffs claim the 85 defendants are responsible for Violet Nell Sheaffer's lung cancer and death on Aug. 22, 2008. They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-1491

Bobby Adkins and Kathy Adkins vs. Nissan North America
PA- Timothy P. Rosinsky; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On Sept. 8, 2009, the plaintiffs purchased a new 2009 Nissan Murano. They claim the vehicle was defective. They are seeking revocation of purchase agreement and full refund of the purchase price of the vehicle.
Case number: 10-C-1492

Aug. 23
Charles A. Maxant and Michael C. Maxant vs. General Motors Corporation and Moses Automotive, Inc.
PA- Damon L. Ellis; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On June 29, 2007, the plaintiffs purchased a 2007 Pontiac G6. The claim the vehicle is defective. The plaintiffs are seeking revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price of the vehicle and damages for repair costs.
Case number: 10-C-1508

Aug. 24
Charles Martin and Rebecca Ann Martin vs. Remington LLC
PA- Robert D. Cline, Robert A. Campbell, R. Chad Duffield; J- James C. Stucky
* On Nov. 13, 2008, Mr. Martin was working as an electrician for the defendant when he was injured when rib coal and roof rock struck him and pinned him against the personal carrier he was retrieving tools from. The Martins are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-1509

Aug. 25
Deborah A. Compton vs. Charleston Area Medical Center
PA- Cameron McKinney, Davis L. Grubb, Kristina Thomas Whiteaker; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Compton began her employment with the defendant in 1971. In 1991 she was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. In April 2009, Compton claims her supervisors suggested she retire since she had reached the age of 60, even though she was able to perform her job functions. She claims when she refused to retire, the defendant suspended her until she could secure medical evaluations to conform she was still able to perform her job functions, which she did and was permitted to return to work on May 11, 2009. The suspension was an adverse action taken against Compton due to her disability and age, according to the suit. Compton is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-1515

James R. Hinton and Glendene F. Hinton, his wife vs. 3M Company, A.W. Chesterton Company, Aurora Pump Company et al
PA- John E. Sutter; J- visiting
* The Hintons claim the 58 defendants are responsible for Mr. Hinton's mesothelioma. They are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved in their case.
Case number: 10-C-1518

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