CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

by Kyla Asbury |
Nov. 19, 2010, 1:30am

Nov. 5
James R. Edwards and Norma Edwards vs. A.W. Chesterton Company; Amchem Products, Inc.; Anchor Packing; et al
PA- William K. Schwartz; J- visiting
* During the course of his employment with Union Carbide Corporation, Mr. Edwards was exposed to various types of asbestos products. He claims the 81 defendants manufactured, assembled, supplied, distributed and/or sold the products. Mr. Edwards was diagnosed with mesothelioma. The couple is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-1996

Nov. 8
Tammy L. Garcia vs. Conseco Insurance Company
PA- Paul M. Stroebel; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* The defendant sold Garcia an insurance policy. Garcia claims shortly after, she suffered an accident that injured her back. Despite paying premiums and providing documentation, the defendant failed to pay her disability benefits. She is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 10-C-2009

Cynthia Marie Kelly vs. Low-Moor, Inc., and Martha Ann Barnett
PA- Paul M. Stroebel; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Kelly was employed by the defendant. She claims in November 2009, she was discharged under false pretenses after she complained about being harassed by the director. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and to be returned to her previous employment.
Case number: 10-C-2010

Shannon E. Smith and Heather Smith vs. West Virginia Division of Corrections and Wolf Performance Ammunition
PA- Guy R. Bucci, Mark A. Barney; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Mr. Smith was employed by the Division of Corrections at the Lakin Correctional Facility as a correctional officer. On Sept. 30, 2009, Mr. Smith was directed to attend transition firearm training. He claims many correctional officers experienced problems with the ammunition during training. Mr. Smith was directed to continue firing the gun when, upon pulling the trigger, the ammunition cartridge exploded in his right hand, according to the suit. The Smiths are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-2013

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