By Harmon Marks | Dec 9, 2011

Oct. 28
Boone County Public Service District, a public utility vs. Robin Sue Bunch Bailey, Kevin Bailey, Diana R. Griffin, Elaine Mae Bunch
PA- H. Wyatt Hanna III; J- Thompson
* Court grants Temporary Construction Easements on Defendants' property near Danville where public utility will extend potable water service. Judge Thompson scheduled hearing Dec. 5 for appointment of Commissioners in accordance with State condemnation law.
Case number: 11-C-216

Boone County Public Service District, a public utility vs. Estate of Betty Jean Stewart, deceased
PA- H. Wyatt Hanna III; J- Thompson
* Condemnation Petition granted public utility, pursuant to terms and provisions of Chapter 54, Article 2, Section 14a of West Virginia Code allowing temporary construction easements for Lick Creek Water Line Extension through Stewart's property.
Case number: 11-C-217

Oct. 31
Danny Joe Ferrell & Barbara K. Ferrell vs. Massey Energy Co., AT Massey Coal Co., Inc.; Massey Coal Services, Inc.; Massey Coal Sales Co., Elk Run Coal Co., dba Performance Coal Co., Don Blankenship, Gary Frampton, Chris Blanchard & Jason Whitehead
PA- Harry M. Hatfield; J- Thompson
* Lincoln County resident Ferrell worked as an hourly miner operator employed by Performance Coal at the Upper Big Branch Mine location in Boone County. He was riding a mantrip with co-workers when there was a violent underground explosion April 5, 2010. He says the mantrip was blown backward and he was shaken, rocked and thrown about, suffering serious permanent physical and mental injuries. Ferrell and his wife seek jury trial, demanding judgment against defendants, jointly and severally, in an amount to adequately and fairly compensate for their damages. Further, they seek pre- and post-judgment interest, court expenses and attorney's fees, plus such other relief deemed appropriate and punitive damages against management defendants Blankenship, Frampton, Blanchard and Whitehead, and Massey Energy, AT Massey, Massey Coal Sales and Massey Coal services.
Case number: 11-C-219

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