Mary L. Fox, individually and As Administratrix of the Estate of Gary N. Fox vs. Mine Safety Appliances Co., Persinger Supply Co., Raleigh Mine & Industrial Supply Co. and Eastern States Mine Supply Co.
PA- G. Todd Houck; J- William S. Thompson
* Beckley widow complains Defendants manufactured, distributed and sold defective respirators that contributed to her coal miner husband's death in April 2009. Mary Fox was appointed Administratrix of his estate last March 4. She says her husband, a miner more than 30 years, "was exposed to substantial amounts of harmful dust because respirators he used failed to protect him." Fox seeks jury judgment, jointly and severally, for compensatory and punitive damages in fair and reasonable amounts shown by evidence, her court costs, pre- and post-judgment interest, plus all further relief to which she is entitled.
Case number: 11-C-61
Lisa Ann Peters, as Parent & Next Friend of Carlos W. Pridemore, an Infant, petitions for approval and confirmation of an insurance settlement of $5,000 concerning the 15-year-old' injuries from a 2009 vehicle accident on Interstate 79
PA-Kirk Lightener; J-William S. Thompson
* The youth and another boy were passengers in Frealon Pridemore's pickup truck that rear-ended a disabled vehicle on I-79 at Elkview. The senior Pridemore had Westfield Insurance Co. coverage, and while denying liability for the 2009 mishap, they want approval of the $5,000 settlement. Judge William S. Thompson will schedule a hearing on the petition.
Case number: 11-C-70
Malloy Miller vs. Tom Medina
PA- Bobby R. Hale; J- William S. Thompson
* Miller filed an ex parte motion for a temporary restraining order against Medina. He contends Defendant trespasses and damages and destroys his real estate denying Miller peaceful and quiet enjoyment of his property. Judge Thompson scheduled a hearing on the motion for April 14.
Case number: 11-C-74