By Harmon Marks | Mar 16, 2012

Jan. 17
Petition of Bernadine Cook, Guardian of Tyler Carter, an Infant, Seeking Permission of the Court To Compromise and Settle Claim of Personal Injury
PA- R. Ford Francis; J- William S. Thompson
* Vehicle collision in February 2011 on W.Va. 85 near Uneeda resulted in 10-year-old Tyler Carter getting hospital emergency room medical attention and released without admission. He was a backseat passenger in a vehicle driven by Chester Cook, husband of Petitioner Bernadine, who was a front seat rider. Uninsured driver Christopher Hager was blamed for the accident. Cooks have insurance which covers outstanding medical bills and offers an additional $2,500.
Case number: 12-C-8

Jan. 23
Matthew A. Montali vs. Frontier West Virginia, Inc.; Frontier Communications Corp. Services, Inc.; Frontier Communications ILEC Holdings, Inc., and Dempsey Dickson, Individually
PA- Mark A. Atkinson; J- Thompson
* Kanawha City resident, employed by Frontier some 14 months, complains he was unlawfully discharged in retaliation because of attempt to receive workers' compensation benefits. Montali contends employer and his supervisor Dickson based discharge on his disability and/or perceived disability in violation of State Human Rights Act. He seeks jury judgment for compensatory and punitive damages, pre-judgment interest, court costs and further just and equitable relief.
Case number: 12-C-11

Discover Bank vs. Linna J. and Claude West
PA- Ryan S. Marsteller; J- Thompson
* Bank charges Whitesville couple with Breach of Contract and Unjust Enrichment, saying they owe more than $18,000 on Discover Card transactions. Discover also wants pre- and post-judgment interest, plus court costs.
Case number: 12-C-14

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