By Harmon Marks | Jan 14, 2011

Dec. 20
Donald and Annetta Daniels vs. JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Chase Home Finance, LLC; and Chase Home Finance, Inc.
PA- Brett J. Preston, C. Benjamin Salango, Danny R. Snuffer Jr.; J- William S. Thompson
* Daniels couple wants a jury trial, charging defendants violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act attempting to collect a debt. Complaint says defendants have been on notice since June 2009 that Donald and Annetta Daniels are represented by counsel regarding their claim, but defendants continued to communicate directly with the couple. Complaint seeks compensatory and other damages, litigation expenses, pre- and post-judgment interest and such further relief deemed just as reasonable.
Case number: 10-C-282

Dec. 21
Joseph W. Jones vs. Arkema Inc. et al
PA- Thomas F. Basile; J- William S. Thompson
* In a "Mass Tort Litigation," Oceana resident Jones seeks jury awards of personal injury damages, jointly and severally, against Arkema, as manufacturer, and 15 distributers of float-sink laboratory chemicals used while employed at a coal preparation plant for the Harris Mine of Eastern Associated Coal. Citing State common law and statutory law, complaint says defendants failed to adequately warn him "of adverse health effects and risk of harm from exposure to the float-sink lab chemicals and about the need for personal protective clothing and safety equipment ..." Jones demands jury awards of compensatory and punitive damages, litigation costs, recovery of costs for medical screening and future medical monitoring, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other relief deemed just and proper.
Case number: 10-C-283

Dec. 22
Verified Petition of Malinda Cook, parent, guardian and/or next friend of Jessica Peters, a minor, requesting the court's approval of the terms of the proposed settlement of the minor's claim for personal injury
PA- Andrew F. Workman; J- William S. Thompson
* A February 2010 accident caused the vehicle in which the minor Peters was a passenger to flip several times. She was transported to a hospital emergency room in Charleston and treated for injuries. Consequent medical expenses were covered by the at0fault driver's liability insurance and Cook seeks Court approval for a $22,000 check from Nationwide Mutual to be deposited with a regulated financial institution, payable to Peters on or after her 18th birthday.
Case number: 10-C-285

Dec. 23
Aaron Hatfield vs. Misty Mitchell
PA- Matthew M. Hatfield; J- William S. Thompson
* Hatfield claims Mitchell caused a rear-end collision with his pickup truck near Danville in late December 2008 resulting in a large amount of medical expenses. His personal injury suit asserts that "in all probability" he'll have to "expend great sums of money" on future medical care because of "severe and permanent bodily and mental injuries." Hatfield wants jury award in excess of jurisdictional limits for compensatory, special and general damages, with total amount less than $75,000.
Case number: 10-C-287

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