CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

by Kyla Asbury |
Apr. 15, 2011, 2:30am

March 31
J.D. Pauley vs. AC&S, Inc.; Robert F. Cantrell Jr.; and Dean Cordle
PA- David M. Adkins; J- James C. Stucky
* Pauley was employed by AC&S. Cantrell was president of AC&S. From June 2010 until Sept. 30, 2010, Pauley was "forced to do humiliating things while working essentially as an indentured servant," for Cantrell, according to the suit. He claims Cordle publicized the nature of the demeaning work to fellow employees. After complaining numerous times about the conditions of employment with AC&S, Cordle terminated Pauley's employment instead of addressing concerns. Pauley is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 11-C-527

April 1
Tonya Sloan vs. C.O Ronald Crawford, individually and in his official capacity as a correctional officer of the West Virginia Division of Corrections; the West Virginia Division of Corrections, an agency of the State of West Virginia; and John Doe, unknown person or persons
PA- Kerry A. Nessel; J- Carrie Webster
* Sloan was incarcerated in the Lakin Correctional Center. She claims she was sexually assaulted, abused and harassed by the defendants. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-534

Michael Barker vs. Bert Wolfe Ford, Inc. and James Workman
PA- Rudolph L. DiTrapano, Elizabeth G. Kavitz; J- Carrie Webster
* On June 23, 2009, Barker was in the process of obtaining a vehicle identification number from a Chrysler SUV for a customer he was working with. During this time, Workman "jumped in a motor vehicle and deliberately, intentionally and with great force and violence, drove the vehicle into plaintiff, causing him to be severely maimed and injured," according to the suit. Barker is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-537

April 4
Donald Z. Thacker vs. Wise Trucking, Inc.; Medford Trucking, LLC; Elk Run Coal Company, Inc.; Massey Coal Services, Inc.; and John Doe Corporations 1 and 2
PA- Robert W. Bright; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On July 23, 2009, Thacker was legally operating a tractor trailer in the course of his employment with Wise Trucking. He claims he was traveling in the vehicle when he heard a loud pop as he was going around a curve and the vehicle began to travel uncontrollably down the mountain. As a result, the vehicle hit a high wall head on, causing injuries to Thacker, according to the suit. Thacker is seeking compensatory damages with pre-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-545

Robert Halsey vs. S&E Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Chasers Sports Bar and Shawn Little
PA- James R. Fox; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Halsey was at Chasers Sports Bar when he fell through the hole in the second floor and suffered severe debilitating injuries. Halsey claims the hole previous had railing around it to prevent patrons from falling through, but that Little negligently removed the railing. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-550

April 5
Mary Edwards, administratrix of the Estate of Jimmy Dean Edwards vs. Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc.; a West Virginia corporation; University Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. d/b/a University Urology Associates, an agent of the Marshall University Board of Governors; and James C. Jensen, M.D.
PA- William L. Mundy, Timothy L. Eves; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* On Sept. 27, 2007, Mr. Edwards was taken to Logan General Hospital for a work-related injury. At that time, a large mass was discovered in the area of his left adrenal gland and kidney. Mr. Edwards was referred to Jensen for further evaluation. The following day, Jensen ordered laboratory work and decided to remove the tumor, according to the suit. Jensen canceled the surgery on Oct. 21 to allow more time for pre-surgery work-up and rescheduled. On Dec. 3, Cabell Huntington Hospital personnel confirmed the tumor was cancerous. Mr. Edwards died Dec. 12. Mrs. Edwards is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 11-C-552

Jeremi Turley vs. Bun Bakers, Inc. and William Romeo
PA- Christopher T. Pritt; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On May 1, 2009, the plaintiff was working at the Schlotzsky's in Charleston and was working side-by-side with Romeo. The defendant became frustrated with Turley at one point, grabbed hot foil and slammed it down on his hand, according to the suit. Turley claims Romeo caused him to sustain significant burns. Turley is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-555

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