CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2012

Jan. 20

Jan. 20
Edison Roseberry Hickman vs. A.W. Chesterton Company; Aurora Pump Corporation; Bechtel Corporation; et al
PA- Bronwyn I. Rinehart, Victoria L. Antion, Scott A. McGee; J- visiting
* Hickman was diagnosed with lung cancer on Aug. 10, 2011. He claims the 59 defendants are responsible for the lung injury. Hickman is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 12-C-143

Robert Deriel Lambert and Judith G. Lambert vs. A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; Ajax Magnethermic Corporation; et al
PA- Bronwyn I. Rinehart, Victoria L. Antion, Scott A. McGee; J- visiting
* The Lamberts claim the 66 defendants are responsible for Robert Lambert's lung cancer, of which he was diagnosed on Aug. 19, 2011. The Lamberts are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 12-C-145

Jan. 23
Sidney William Mauney and Carolyn A. Mauney vs. 3M Company; A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; et al
PA- Victoria Antion, Anne McGinness Kearse, Scott A. McGee, John D. Hurst, Bill Graham; J- visiting
* The Mauneys claim the 73 defendants are responsible for Sidney Mauney's mesothelioma, of which he was diagnosed on Aug. 13, 2010. The Mauneys are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 12-C-155

Tina M. Browning vs. Big Lots Stores, Inc.
PA- G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Louis H. Bloom
* On Aug. 3, 2010, Browning fell and became injured due to the defendant's negligent maintenance and upkeep of its facility and its failure to maintain a safe environment for its customers. Browning is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-161

Jennifer K. Bass vs. McDonald's Corporation d/b/a McDonald's of Belle; McDonald's Restaurants of West Virginia, Inc.; Michael Tatum; and Alex Payne
PA- Matthew S. Criswell, Mark L. French; J- Charles E. King
* On July 2, 2011, Bass was hired by McDonald's and began her first shift on July 10, 2011. Bass claims on July 12, 2011, Tatum began a course of conduct to sexually harass her. Payne was the store manager and did not do anything about Tatum's unwanted sexual advances, according to the suit. Bass claims she was terminated from her employment on Dec. 28, 2011, in retaliation for reporting Tatum's illegal conduct. Bass is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-163

Jan. 25
Margot A. Bower vs. First Century Bank Shares, Inc.
PA- John Einreinhofer; J- Louis H. Bloom
* Bower was employed by the defendants from Jan. 2, 2008, until Oct. 12, 2011. She claims she was discriminated against based on her age. Bower is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-169

Jan. 26
Mary Comer vs. Loyal Order of Moose a/k/a Charleston Moose Lodge 1444
PA- Scott H. Kaminski; J- Carrie Webster
* The Fayette County woman was employed by the defendant for approximately 15 years until she was discharged on Jan. 27, 2011. She claims she was discharged in retaliation for giving a truthful testimony against the employer in a legal proceeding. Comer is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-175

Michelle Workman vs. Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
PA- Donald C. Wandling; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* On Feb. 13, 2010, Workman was walking inside Wal-mart when she slipped on a liquid substance on the ground and was injured. Workman is seeking compensatory damages with pre-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-176

Mark Scarberry vs. Helen J. Hernandez, sued by her guardian, The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources; Michael J. Lewis, Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources; and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
PA- C. Page Hamrick; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Nov. 1, 2008, Hernandez started a fire on Scarberry's property, which destroyed his house. Scarberry is seeking compensatory damages with interest.
Case number: 12-C-177

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