CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 2, 2012

Feb. 21

Feb. 21
Diana Taylor vs. Union Carbide Corporation and Christopher Griffith
PA- Stephen A. Weber, John R. McGhee Jr., Robert L. Bandy; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Taylor was employed by Union Carbide for approximately 37 years. She claims on July 15, 2011, she was wrongfully discharged from her employment based on her age. Taylor is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-325

Matthew A. Casto vs. the Board of Education of the County of Kanawha a/k/a the Kanawha County Board of Education
PA- Keith A. Jones; J- James C. Stucky
* In November 2009 Casto visited Ben Franklin, who works for the defendant, to learn more about the Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance training program for adult students. Casto claims the instructor, Kenneth W. Johnson, subjected him and other students to racially discriminatory conduct and after the students made complaints, Johnson threatened them. Casto is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-327

Reginald Kelly vs. the Board of Education of the County of Kanawha a/k/a the Kanawha County Board of Education
PA- Keith A. Jones; J- Carrie Webster
* In Fall 2009, Kelly visited Ben Franklin, who works for the defendant, to learn more about the Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance training program for adult students. Kelly claims the instructor, Kenneth W. Johnson, subjected him and other students to racially discriminatory conduct and after the students made complaints, Johnson threatened them. Kelly is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-328

Terry E. Casto vs. the Board of Education of the County of Kanawha a/k/a the Kanawha County Board of Education
PA- Keith A. Jones; J- Jennifer Bailey
* In November 2009 Casto visited Ben Franklin, who works for the defendant, to learn more about the Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance training program for adult students. Casto claims the instructor, Kenneth W. Johnson, subjected him and other students to racially discriminatory conduct and after the students made complaints, Johnson threatened them. Casto is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-329

Leonila K. Hamrick vs. John Q. Hammons Hotels, LLC; Chris Torsleff; Ashley Smoak; and Melanie Linger
PA- J. Philip Fraley; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Hamrick was employed by the defendants. She claims on July 20, 2009, she was injured during the course of her employment and she filed a Workers' Compensation claim. Hamrick claims after she was injured the defendants began treating her differently and on June 18, 2010, her employment was terminated. Hamrick is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-333

Kenneth Raines vs. Medford Holding, LLC and Richard W. Bowe
PA- Bernard E. Layne III; J- Louis H. Bloom
* On Dec. 6, 2011, Raines claims while he was driving east on U.S. 60 and approaching the intersection of Jonquil Drive, Bowe, who was employed by Medford, failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pulled into the path of his vehicle, causing injuries. Raines is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-334

Kimberly Motley vs. Medford Holding, LLC and Richard W. Bowe
PA- Bernard E. Layne III; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On Dec. 6, 2011, Motley was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Kenneth Raines. She claims while Raines was driving east on U.S. 60 and approaching the intersection of Jonquil Drive, Bowe, who was employed by Medford, failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pulled into the path of Raines' vehicle, causing injuries. Motley is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-335

Steve Raines vs. Medford Holding, LLC and Richard W. Bowe
PA- Bernard E. Layne III; J- Carrie Webster
* On Dec. 6, 2011, Steve Raines was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Kenneth Raines. He claims while Kenneth Raines was driving east on U.S. 60 and approaching the intersection of Jonquil Drive, Bowe, who was employed by Medford, failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pulled into the path of the vehicle, causing injuries. Steve Raines is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-336

Feb. 23
James River Equipment, Virginia, LLC vs. JB Energy, LLC and William J. Bostic
PA- Jason S. Hammond; J- Charles E. King
* On June 5, 2009, the defendants executed a credit application with James River in order to establish a credit line to purchase parts, service and equipment. James River claims the defendants incurred a substantial outstanding account balance in the amount of $76,063.21 and has failed and refused to make payment. James River is seeking judgment in the amount of at least $66,373.55, plus continuing pre-judgment interest at the rate of 1.5 percent per month and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-346

Feb. 24
Elmer P. Price and Diane Price, his wife vs. Dr. Julio Davalos and Integrated Healthcare Providers, Inc.
PA- Edward G. Atkins; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On Oct. 13, 2009, Davalos performed a surgical procedure on Elmer Price. The Prices claim Davalos failed to monitor all aspects of the organs surrounding the prostate and caused damage to those organs during the procedure. The Prices are seeking compensatory damages with pre-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-350

Tammy Gleason vs. West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority and Lt. Jimmy Vance
PA- Paul M. Stroebel; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Gleason was employed by the defendant and worked under Vance's authority. Gleason claims during her employment she and Vance became involved in an intimate relationship and after the relationship ended, Vance created a hostile work environment which forced Gleason to resign from her employment. Gleason is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-352

Ashley Thaxton vs. Cowie Management Corporation d/b/a Suzi's Hamburgers and James Cowie Jr.
PA- Paul M. Stroebel; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Thaxton was employed by the defendants and claims Cowie created a hostile work environment that caused her to leave her employment. Thaxton is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-353

Vicky Garrett, as personal representative of the Estate of Betty Jean Claypoole vs. 302 Cedar Ridge Road Operations, LLC d/b/a Cedar Ridge Center; and Genesis Healthcare, LLC
PA- Andrew L. Paternostro, Sprague W. Hazard, Jeff D. Stewart; J- Carrie Webster
* Garrett claims the defendants were negligent in caring for Claypoole and are responsible for her wrongful death. Garrett is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-355

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