CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 8, 2012

May 23

May 23
Ron Curry vs. Jan-Care Ambulance Service – Tri-State Division Inc. and Jan-Care Ambulance, Inc.
PA- Maria W. Hughes, Mark Goldner; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Curry was employed by Jan-Care as an emergency medical technician from Marcy 2009 until Sept. 20, 2011. Curry claims he took leave in May 2011 under the Family Medical Leave Act, providing explicit notice to Jan-Care that he suffered from disabilities. Curry claims in August 2011 his treating physician gave notice to Jan-Care that Curry would be able to return to work on Sept. 20, 2011. The defendants did not inform Curry that it would not accommodate his disability and terminated his employment. Curry is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-958

May 24
Gregory W. Carr vs. NCO Financial Systems, Inc. and Capital One Bank
PA- Daniel F. Hedges; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* On Dec. 19, 2011, Carr notified the defendants he disputed an alleged debt, was represented by counsel and provided the defendants with his counsel's name and address. He claims the defendants continued to attempt to collect the alleged debt from him and called him on at least 35 occasions between Dec. 19, 2011 and February. Carr is seeking civil penalties in the amount of $4,600 for each of the defendants' violations of West Virginia code and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-963

May 25
Steven W. Morgan, as administrator of the Estate of Marcia D. Morgan vs. Cordell Honrado, M.D.; Southeastern Emergency Physicians, Inc. d/b/a Team Health, Inc.; and Teamhealth Midsouth
PA- Tony L. O'Dell, Cheryl A. Fisher; J- Jennifer Bailey
* On May 28, 2010, Marcia Morgan presented to Honrado with symptoms and complaints that required medical investigation, diagnosis and referral to a surgeon for appropriate treatment. Steven Morgan claims the defendants failed to accurately diagnose Marcia Morgan and discharged her from the emergency department. Marcia Morgan died on July 28, 2010 after suffering gangrenous bowel and significant complications, which resulted in bilateral above-knee amputations and extreme pain and suffering. Steven Morgan is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-972

May 29
James M. Lawrentz and Sandra Lawrentz vs. 3M Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Aurora Pump Company; et al
PA- Thomas P. Maroney, Victoria Antion; J- visiting
* James Lawrentz was diagnosed with lung cancer on April 5. The couple claims the 54 defendants are responsible for the diagnosis. The couple is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 12-C-984

Donald R. Creel and Joyce Creel vs. 3M Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Aurora Pump Company; et al
PA- Thomas P. Maroney, Victoria Antion; J- visiting
* Donald Creel was diagnosed with lung cancer on April 26. The Creels claim the 54 defendants are responsible for the diagnosis. The Creels are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 12-C-985

Karen Yvette King vs. Verizon Communications, Inc.
PA- Michael J. Del Giudice, Keisha D. May; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* King was employed by Verizon. In June 2010 she was transferred from New Jersey to West Virginia. On June 23, 2010, King was participating in the defendant's pole climbing training session in Charleston when the pole she was training on gave way and she fell, causing her to injure her left leg and ankle. King is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-994

May 30
Gary L. Summers vs. Welding, Inc.
PA- Todd S. Bailess, Joy B. Mega; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Summers worked for the defendant from Sept. 21, 2005, until April 26. Summers claims the defendant failed to pay his final wages within 72 hours of discharge. Summers is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1000

Brian A. Taylor vs. McDonald's Restaurants of West Virginia, Inc.
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Taylor was employed by the defendant from Oct. 18, 2011 until Nov. 3, 2011. He claims the defendant failed to pay his final wages with 72 hours of discharge. Taylor is seeking compensatory and liquidated damages.
Case number: 12-C-1004

May 31
Cecil Hill vs. Central Transport, LLC
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Jennifer Bailey
* Hill was employed by the defendant from July 17, 2005 until Jan. 17. Hill claims the defendant failed to pay his final wages within 72 hours of discharge. Hill is seeking compensatory and liquidated damages.
Case number: 12-C-1008

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