CIVIL FILINGS: Berkeley County

By Beth Henry | Jul 22, 2011

June 14
Branch Banking and Trust Co. vs. Blair R. Hess Jr. and Kandy A. Hess, individually and as former shareholders and members of KB Music Center Inc. and KB Performance Plus LLC
PA - Kathy Santa Barbara; J - Groh
* The plaintiff claims the defendants owe at least $322,931.26 on a past-due loan agreement from April 28, 2005, as well as $308,578.16 on a past-due loan agreement from Oct. 18, 2007. The plaintiff is seeking those amounts plus interest and other relief.
Case number: 11-C-478

June 14
Dorothy Elaine Wright vs. Michael S. Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Law Offices PLLC
PA - Charles Trump; J - Silver
* The plaintiff claims Michael Santa Barbara was negligent in handling Wright's personal injury claim from a trolley accident on June 16, 2007. Wright claims Santa Barbara failed to name the correct defendant, which was the Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority; improperly filed Wright's suit on behalf of Wright and an unrelated plaintiff, which was impermissible under state law; failed to file Wright's suit properly before the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations on her claim; failed to keep Wright updated about her case; and failed to provide Wright with all of her case's files and records when she hired new counsel. She claims Santa Barbara and the law office breached their duties to the plaintiff, and she is seeking an amount of relief to be determined at trial.
Case number: 11-C-479

June 13
John T. Timmons Sr. vs. Prime Care Medical; Wexford Medical; Department of Corrections; and Warden William Fox
PA - Pro se; J - Wilkes
* The plaintiff claims the defendants have failed to properly treat his medical condition related to his amputated leg while he has been incarcerated at St. Mary's Correctional Center. He claims the defendants failed to replace a worn-out sleeve on his prosthetic leg, causing severe pain and a broken bone in the remaining portion of his leg. He is seeking at least $1 million and other relief.
Case number: 11-C-480

June 15
FIA Card Services vs. Tonya L. Clark-Dorsey
PA - Edna Coulter; J - Groh
* The plaintiff claims Clark-Dorsey owes at least $50,831.45 plus interest on a past-due account.
Case number: 11-C-481

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