Harold Jackson vs. James Bradley Jr.
PA – Jay W. Gerber Jr.; J – Reed
* The plaintiff is suing the defendant, a Parkersburg attorney, for legal malpractice when Bradley failed to respond to a motion dismissing Jackson's appeal of a $1,500 sales tax bill in 2001. Though the appeal was dismissed in 2005, Jackson did not find out about it until 2009 when he received a $33,000 bill from the state Tax Department for the original amount plus interest and penalties. He seeks unspecified damages, including recovery of money he paid to the Tax Department, interest, attorney fees and court costs.
Case number: 11-C-56
Terrry Barnes, administrator of the estate of Debora S. Barnes, deceased vs. Wood County Board of Education, South Parkersburg Baptist Church and David Wyatt Jeffery
PA – Sarah A. Stewart; J – Reed
* The plaintiff, a Parkersburg resident, is suing the defendants for the wrongful death of his wife, when she was struck on Beverly Street by a car driven by Jeffery on Dec. 8, 2009, while walking from Parkersburg South High School's parking lot to South Parkersburg Baptist Church for a Christmas play. He seeks unspecified damages, court costs and attorney fees.
Case number: 11-C-63