By Harmon Marks | Nov 12, 2010

Oct. 8
Kathy L. & David J. Slone vs. Jodi Shamblin, Jessie L. Shamblin & Sandra G. Shamblin
PA- Athanasios Basdekis; J- William S. Thompson
* Personal injury complaint is directed at Jodi Shamblin, driver of her parents' Jeep Liberty involved in an April 2010 head-on collision on W.Va. 94 with the Shamblin's Ford Taurus. Driver Kathy Slone was air-evacuated to a Charleston hospital, the complaint says, with injuries requiring multiple surgeries, extensive hospital stay and follow-up home care and physical therapy. The Slone vehicle was a total loss, with Shamblin accused of leaving her northbound lane to cause the collision. Citing several past charges against the Racine defendant for DUI and operating a vehicle with suspended driver's license, the Slones also say there is "Negligent Entrustment" by Shamblin's parents for allowing her to drive their vehicle. The Danville Plaintiff wants jury judgment for personal injuries and medical expenses and the Slones seek additional relief from Jessie and Sandra Shamblin for "actual, consequential, incidental and all other compensatory damages in amounts to be determined at trial..."
Case number: 10-C-235

Oct. 21
James Kinder Jr. & Cathy Kinder vs. Ford Motor Credit Co., LLC aka Ford Motor Credit Co.
PA- Robin L.Godfrey; J- Thompson
* Seth residents seek actual and statutory damages amounting to $74,000 because Defendant violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act and State common law. Ford Motor Credit financed purchase of a vehicle in June 2007. Encountering financial difficulties, the Kinders retained an attorney last March 10 and advised Ford to communicate with him. The couple contends the debt collector "continued to contact plaintiffs by telephone and continued on nearly a daily basis from March 10, 2010, through April 2010." The complaint says the Kinders turned off their phone because calls were to numerous and James was contacted at his place of employment "under the guise of an emergency." He is an underground coal mine foreman.
Case number: 10-C-238

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., as subrogee of Betsy J. Bradley vs. Johnny Lee Dillon
PA- Jennifer M. Palonis; J- Thompson
* Saying Dillon ran a stop sign and struck the passenger side of a vehicle insured by State Farm, the Comfort man should pay $30,461, plus interest and court costs, as a result of the accident near the intersection of W.Va. 85 and Secondary 26 in Van. Boyce M. Bradley, Jr., had permission of Betsy Bradley to operate her 1988 Chevrolet pickup involved in the mishap. Her complaint says Dillon was operating his vehicle without a valid insurance policy when causing more than $5,000 in damages to her truck and $25,000 in medical bills for Boyce Bradley.
Case number: 10-C-241

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