CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

by Kyla Asbury |
Nov. 26, 2010, 1:30am

Nov. 9
Gerald T. Noeske and Terri L. Noeske vs. Enhanced Recovery Company, LLC
PA- Robin L. Godfrey; J- Louis Bloom
* The Noeskes were indebted to Chase Bank in the amount of $687.02 and retained an attorney on May 11. They claim they received a phone call on May 18 from the defendant and informed them of the attorney and provided them with a phone number and name. Despite this, the defendant called the Noeskes "at least 16 times," according to the suit. The Noeskes claim the defendant's phone calls were made with the intent to annoy, abuse, oppress or threaten them. They are seeking damages in the amount of $74,000, for violation of West Virginia code.
Case number: 10-C-2018

Gerald T. Noeske and Terri L. Noeske vs. Accounts Receivable Management, Inc.
PA- Robin L. Godfrey; J- Charles King
* The plaintiffs were indebted to Premier Bankcard, Inc., in the amount of $372.35 and retained an attorney on May 11. They claim on May 14, they received a phone call from the defendant to collect on the account and informed Accounts Receivable Management that they were being represented by an attorney and provided the phone number and name of the attorney. Despite this, the defendant called the Noeskes "at least 23 times," according to the suit. The Noeskes claim the defendant's phone calls were made with the intent to annoy, abuse, oppress or threaten them. They are seeking damages in the amount of $74,000, for violation of West Virginia code.
Case number: 10-C-2019

Nov. 10
Rick Reed and Ruth Reed, co-executors of the Estate of Willie Oliver Reed vs. 3M Company; Alloy Cast Steel Company; A.W. Chesterton Company et al
PA- Bronwyn I. Rinehart; J- visiting
* Willie Oliver Reed was diagnosed with asbestosis and died Nov. 12, 2009. The plaintiffs claim the 82 defendants are responsible for Willie Oliver Reed's lung disease and death. They are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 10-C-2027

Carl White vs. Cast & Baker Corporation and Westfall's Heavy Machinery Repair
PA- Robert B. Warner, William B. Hicks; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Feb. 25, 2009, White was required and instructed by his employer, Cast & Baker, to perform road grading work at the Yeager Airport runway and taxi extension project job site. He claims while traveling up a hill, the grader's engine stalled, causing it to roll backward. The grader did not have operable brakes and without engine power, there was no way to stop the grader, according to the suit. White claims he "was forced to leap from the runaway grader before it either rolled off the side of the hill or struck the parked dump truck." White claims he was injured while escaping the runaway grader. He is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-2028

Nov. 12
Eric Curry and Bridget Curry, his wife vs. Nissan North America, Inc. and Love Nissan, Inc.
PA- Harvey D. Peyton, Thomas H. Peyton; J- Carrie Webster
* On March 24, 2005, the Currys purchased a 2005 Nissan Titan for $34,897.85. They claim the vehicle was defective. They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-2035

Gwendolyn Crouser vs. Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
PA- Mark Moreland; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Dec. 3, 2008, Crouser was a customer at the South Charleston Wal-mart when she tripped and fell in the produce section of the store. She claims the defendant negligently maintained its sprinkler system, which caused water to be deposited on the floor in front of the produce. She claims Wal-mart also negligently placed and maintained mats or rugs in front of the produce displays. Crouser is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-2045

Jason Craddock vs. AdOn Network, Inc.
PA- Todd Bailess; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Craddock was employed by the defendant until Aug. 10. He claims AdOn Network failed to compensate him for overtime work performed and employment wages from June 2007 until January 2010. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-2047

Roy Whitlatch vs. Cyrus J. Mali, M.D.
PA- Scott H. Kaminski; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On Nov. 14, 2008, Whitlatch became Mali's patient. He claims Mali injured his bladder while performing an ureteroscopy. He is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 10-C-2049

John Poe vs. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Louis Bloom
* Poe was employed by the defendant from Sept. 23, 2009 until Aug. 12. He claims the defendant only paid him for 37.5 work hours even though he worked 40 hours each week. He is seeking judgment in an amount equal to loss of all wages with interest and liquidated damages.
Case number: 10-C-2051

Johnny Allen Porter Sr. vs. Simons Petroleum, Inc.
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Porter was employed by the defendant from June 10, 2003, until June 14, 2009. He claims the defendant made specific wage and hour violations, including making drivers work 60-hour weeks and deducting 30-minute lunch breaks each day when drivers did not take lunch breaks. Porter is seeking judgment in an amount equal to the loss of all wages with interest and liquidated damages.
Case number: 10-C-2052

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