CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

by Kyla Asbury |
Sep. 24, 2010, 2:30am

Sept. 3
Ramona Baytos vs. Kanawha County Board of Education; University of Charleston; Chemical Valley Youth Football League; and American Youth Football, Inc.
PA- J. Miles Morgan; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Sept. 7, 2008, Baytos attended a "midget league" football game at Laidley Field. She claims while walking at the field, she "unknowingly tripped by the walking surface which was in complete disrepair." She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-1606

John G. Wilson vs. The West Virginia State Police, a division of the state of West Virginia; Colonel Timothy Pack, individually and in his official capacity as superintendent of the West Virginia State Police; and Trooper Young, individually and in his official capacity as a West Virginia State Police Trooper
PA- Matthew S. Criswell, Mark L. French; J- Carrie Webster
* On May 2, Wilson was unlawfully detained, unlawfully arrested and then physically batters and assaulted by the defendants, according to the suit. Wilson is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-1607

Sept. 10
Gary Judy, on behalf of himself and all those similarly situated vs. J.K. Harris & Company, Inc., and Professional Fee Financing Associates, LLC
PA- Cameron S. McKinney, David L. Grubb; J- Carrie Webster
* Judy claims the defendants engaged in deception and fraud to induce him to enter into a contract with them. He is seeking that the contract and resulting debt involved be declared canceled and compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-1638

Sept. 13
Janet Ruge vs. University of Charleston
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Ruge was employed by the defendant from June 1, 1986 until May 28, 2010. She claims her employment was terminated because of her age. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-1645

James Lake and Linda Lake vs. General Motors and T.P. Chevrolet, Inc.
PA- Kristina Thomas Whiteaker, David L. Grubb; J- James C. Stucky
* On April 8, 2008, the Lakes entered into a vehicle purchase contract with the defendants for the purchase of a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. They claim the vehicle was defective. They are seeking that the contract be declared canceled and compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number; 10-C-1647

Sept. 16
Portia Gray, individually and as administratrix of the Estate of Ra'Sean Gray vs. Bayer Corporation; Bayer Cropscience, LP; Bayer Cropscience Holding, Inc.; Bayer Cropscience, Inc.; Bayer Cropscience, LLC; West Virginia State University; West Virginia State University Board of Governors; West Virginia State University Foundation, Inc.; West Virginia State University Foundation Properties, Inc.; and West Virginia Board of Education
PA- Barry J. Nace; J- Louis Bloom
* On Aug. 28, 2008, Ra'Sean Gray was a student at West Virginia State University and was living in a dorm room maintained by the university when there was an explosion at the Bayer plaint in Institute, which released chemicals into the air. Portia Gray claims her son stayed indoors until an all clear signal sounded and then returned to his dorm room, which he found covered in dust or soot, the window facing the plant open and a foul smelling odor in the room. She claims her son notified the school several times about the dust or soot and the odor. On Sept. 17 and Sept. 18, 2008, Ra'Sean Gray went to the emergency room of Thomas Memorial Hospital for shortness of breath and chest pains. On Sept. 18, 2008, he was declared dead at the hospital, according to the suit. Portia Gray claims the defendants are responsible for his death. She is seeking damages in an amount believed to be in excess of $10 million.
Case number: 10-C-1662

Cecil Brock vs. Ford Motor Company
PA- Mary Downey; J- Louis Bloom
* On Sept. 17, 2007, Brock purchased a new vehicle was the defendant. He claims the vehicle was defective. He is seeking revocation of acceptance of the vehicle and damages for the purchase price of the vehicle.
Case number: 10-C-1669

Sept. 17
The Republican State Executive Committee of West Virginia vs. Natalie E. Tennant, Secretary of State of West Virginia
PA- Robert Ryan; J- Jennifer Bailey
* The plaintiff claims Tennant intends to provide a single ballot for both the upcoming Nov. 2 general election and the concurrent special election to fill the vacant seat in the office of United States Senator. The committee claims this is against West Virginia Code. It is seeking to enjoin the defendant from printing the ballots or distributing them if they have already been printed and to enjoin the defendant from ultimately employing a ballot that does not comport with the separate elections requirement of West Virginia Code.
Case number: 10-C-1676

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