CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

by Kyla Asbury |
Jan. 27, 2012, 1:30am

Nov. 30
Joe Fazio vs. Danny A. Fazio, individually and in his capacity as Trustee of the Nell J. Fazio Revocable Trust-2009; and Joe Fazio's Restaurant, Inc.
PA- M. David Griffith Jr., David K. Higgins; J- Louis H. Bloom
* In 2009, as a result of estate planning, Joe Fazio and Nell Fazio had wills prepared and created inter vivos trusts designated as the Joe Fazio Revocable Trust-2009 and the Nell J. Fazio Revocable Trust-2009. Joe Fazio claims shortly after Nell Fazio's death, Danny Fazio began pressuring his father to give him control of the restaurant business. Joe Fazio claims Danny Fazio gave him papers to sign that he was led to believe dealt with Nell Fazio's estate, but later discovered they were papers signing over his 6,000 shares of stock to Danny Fazio. Joe Fazio is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-2120

Jan. 13
Jonathan Shaffer vs. Wilson Preferred Services, Inc. d/b/a Service Master of Kanawha Valley
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Charles E. King
* Shaffer was employed by the defendant from August 2010 until Aug. 15, 2011. He claims his employment was terminated because of his complaints of working in unsafe conditions in violation of public policy. Shaffer is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-97

Joseph W. Sansom vs. Wilson Preferred Services, Inc. d/b/a Service Master of Kanawha Valley
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Sansom was employed by the defendant from May 2010 until Jan. 15, 2011. He claims his employment was terminated because of his complaints of working in unsafe conditions in violation of public policy. Sansom is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-98

Mark S. Skeens vs. Wilson Preferred Services, Inc. d/b/a Service Master of Kanawha Valley
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Louis H. Bloom
* Skeens was employed by the defendant from July 16, 2009, until March 15, 2011. He claims his employment was terminated because of his complaints of working in unsafe conditions in violation of public policy. Skeens is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-99

Jason J. Phillips vs. Wilson Preferred Services, Inc. d/b/a Service Master of Kanawha Valley
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- James C. Stucky
* Phillips was employed by the defendant from November 2009 until July 2010. He claims his employment was terminated because of his complaints of working in unsafe conditions in violation of public policy. Phillips is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-100

William A. Parsons vs. Wilson Preferred Services, Inc. d/b/a Service Master of Kanawha Valley
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Parsons was employed by the defendant from August 2010 until August 2011. He claims his employment was terminated because of his complaints of working in unsafe conditions in violation of public policy. Parsons is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-101

Terry Shaffer vs. Wilson Preferred Services, Inc. d/b/a Service Master of Kanawha Valley
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Shaffer was employed by the defendant from November 2010 until December 2010. He claims his employment was terminated because of his complaints of working in unsafe conditions in violation of public policy. Shaffer is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-102

David W. Jones vs. Wilson Preferred Services, Inc. d/b/a Service Master of Kanawha Valley
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Louis H. Bloom
* Phillips was employed by the defendant from November 2009 until August 2010. He claims he was forced to resign employment because of his complaints of working in unsafe conditions in violation of public policy. Jones is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-103

Sarah L. Frail vs. Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon of West Virginia, Inc.
PA- Michael W. Carey, David R. Pogue; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On Feb. 26, 2010, Frail had dinner at Lone Star. She claims when she attempted to leave the restaurant, she slipped on ice and/or snow and fell. Frail is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-105

Jan. 17
Kevin Wesley Leach, administrator of the Estate of Melissa Dawn Leach, deceased vs. Robert E. Pollard, M.D., and Eye & Ear Clinic Physicians, Inc.
PA- William S. Druckman, Madonna C. Estep; J- Carrie Webster
* Melissa Leach was a patient of the defendants. Kevin Leach claims while Pollard was performing a tonsillectomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and bilateral partial inferior turbinectomy, he deviated from the standard of care and failed to take the appropriate steps to prevent her subsequent death. Kevin Leach is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-109

Frank W. Arthur and Charlotte A. Arthur vs. 3M Company; A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; et al
PA- Victoria Antion, Scott A. McGee, Gary W. Kendall; J- visiting
* The Union couple claims the 69 defendants are responsible for Frank Arthur's lung cancer. They are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 12-C-117

William Reese and JoAnn Reese vs. Mike Enyart & Sons, Inc.; West Virginia American Water; and the City of Marmet
PA- G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Carrie Webster
* In February and/or March 2010, Enyart was engaged in busting and removing the asphalt roadway on 87th Street in Marmet near the Reese property in the process of removing old pipeline and/or installing new pipeline. The Reeses claim they began to experience water outages due to Enyart's negligent construction and engineering methods. The Reeses are seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-119

Jan. 18
Ronald Dean Sigmon vs. Racing Corporation of West Virginia d/b/a Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III; J- Louis H. Bloom
* On June 19, 2011, Sigmon was at the casino when his right foot slipped in unseen, pooling water, which caused him to fall and twist his left knee. Sigmon is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-133

Cindy Anderson, administratrix of the Estate of Cindy Thomas vs. The Cold Spot, LLC and Hilda Jerrell
PA- Paul M. Stroebel; J- James C. Stucky
* On June 1, 2011, Jerrell was the driver of a 2008 Ford Explorer traveling north on W.Va. Route 16 in Hilltop. Anderson claims Jerrell negligently operated her vehicle and caused it to crash head-on into the car Thomas was driving. Jerrell had been a patron at The Cold Spot before the accident and had negligently sold and provided Jerrell with a quantity of alcohol that caused her to be inebriated, according to the suit. The vehicle accident caused the death of Thomas, according to the suit. Anderson is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-134




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