CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

by Kyla Asbury |
Oct. 5, 2012, 6:30am

Sept. 17
James White and Ashlie White vs. General Motors, LLC; Moses, Inc.; and Branch Banking and Trust Company
PA- David L. Grubb, Cameron S. McKinney; J- Louis H. Bloom
* On Dec. 23, 2011, the Whites entered into a motor vehicle purchase contract with the defendants for the purchase of a 2012 GMC Terrain. They claim the vehicle was defective. The Whites are seeking for the contract to be canceled and compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1885

Dorothy Runnion, individually and as administratrix of the Estate of Joseph Runnion; and Anna Nichols, as administratrix of the Estate of Franklin Holdren vs. Roger Fleshman; Jeff Mining, Inc.; and John Doe Corporation
PA- Roger A. Decanio, William C. Forbes, W. Jesse Forbes; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* On Oct. 1, 2010, Fleshman was operating a commercial tractor trailer on U.S. 60 on Glasgow when he collided head-on with a Ford F-150 pick-up truck in which the Runnions and Holdren were passengers. The accident caused Joseph Runnion and Holdren’s deaths and injuries to Dorothy Runnion. The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1888

Sept. 18
Arthur R. Kirk vs. Loomis Armored US, LLC; and Ronnie W. Meadows, individually and as an employee of Loomis Armored US, LLC
PA- R. Matthew Vital; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On Dec. 12, 2011, Kirk was a pedestrian in the parking lot of Speedway in Burlington, Ohio, when he was struck by a vehicle owned by Loomis and operated by Meadows. Kirk is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1894

Tara Neal vs. American Ambulette & Ambulance Service, Inc.
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Neal was employed by the defendant from April 1, 2009, until Aug. 12, 2011. She claims her employment was terminated in violation of Medicare and Medicaid billing policies for Ambulance Services. Neal is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 12-C-1895

William Martin vs. General Motors, LLC
PA- Michael L. Glasser; J- Charles E. King
* On Jan. 24, 2009, Martin purchased a new 2009 Hummer H3 from the defendant. He claims the vehicle was defective. Martin is seeking revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price of the vehicle; repair costs; and damages for loss of use, annoyance or inconvenience.
Case number: 12-C-1896

Jeromey Crum vs. General Motors, LLC
PA- Michael L. Glasser; J- Charles E. King
* On Feb. 19, 2011, Crum purchased a new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado from the defendant in the amount of $52,219. He claims the vehicle was defective. Crum is seeking revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price of the vehicle; repair costs; and damages for loss of use, annoyance or inconvenience.
Case number: 12-C-1897

Sept. 19
Jeffrey R. Seaman vs. United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 400
PA- G. Patrick Jacobs; J- Louis H. Bloom
* On Oct. 20, 2010, Seaman signed a severance agreement from the defendant that provided that he would continue to receive his salary through Dec. 31, 2010, payable on Oct. 29, 2010, and that he would receive a $25,000 automobile allowance minus appropriate and required withholdings payable on Oct. 29, 2010. The defendant failed to pay Seaman’s salary and did not give him the automobile allowance. Seaman is seeking judgment in the amount equal to loss of all wages with interest, judgment against the defendant for an amount equal to loss of all accrued vacation pay with interest, liquidated damages and the $25,000 automobile allowance promised under the agreement.
Case number: 12-C-1904

Sept. 20
Terry Summers vs. Alpha Natural Resources Services, LLC; Elk Run Coal Company, Inc. d/b/a Republic Energy; and Jeremy Hall
PA- Mark L. French, Matthew S. Criswell; J- James C. Stucky
* Summer suffered a non-job related neck injury and scheduled surgery for Feb. 20. Prior to leaving work to have the required surgery, he filled out Family and Medical Leave Act forms and short-term disability forms. He claims he also filled out forms required by Met Life for temporary leave and had his physician fill out forms regarding the temporary leave. Summers claims when he was released to return to work, his employment was terminated. Summers is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1911

Sept. 21
Anthony Lester vs. Bandmill Coal Corporation and Hi-Tech Construction Company
PA- J. Kristofer Cormany, Pamela A. Lambert; J- Carrie Webster
* On Sept. 29, 2010, Lester was assigned to operate a Caterpillar D6N bulldozer on a steep mountainside above a highwall for the purpose of pushing dirt over the highwall cliff to cover exposed rock of the highwall. Lester claims the defendants failed to adequately secure the bulldozer. As a result, the bulldozer plummeted down the steep mountainside, falling over the highwall cliff and rolling multiple times until it came to rest several hundred feet down the mountainside, according to the suit. Lester is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1919

Brenda Dow vs. Saddle Shop Road Operations, LLC d/b/a Hilltop Center; Hilltop Health Care, Inc.; Genesis Healthcare Corporation; and Genesis Healthcare, LLC
PA- Todd S. Bailess, Joy B. Mega; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* Dow was employed by the defendants from August 1997 until Aug. 9, 2011. She claims her employment was terminated in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act. Dow is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1920

Sept. 24
Brandy Lynn Messer and Brian A. Messer vs. Jonathon T. Lane and Advanced Communications, Inc.
PA- Thomas P. Maroney; J- Louis H. Bloom
* On March 5, Brandy Messer was operating a 2011 Volvo Station Wagon when Lane, who was operating a 2005 Ford Ranger pickup truck owned by Advanced Communications, caused a vehicle accident that caused Brandy Messer to suffer injuries. The Messers are seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 12-C-1928

Sept. 25
Mary Whited vs. Mountain State University, Inc.; Charles Polk; and Mountain State University Board of Trustees
PA- William Druckman, Madonna Estep, John P. Fishwisk Jr., Monica L. Mroz; J- Carrie Webster
* Whited was a student at Mountain State University. She claims the school failed to keep her informed regarding its accreditation status. Whited is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1935

Sept. 26
Theadore P. Pitrowski vs. Polaris Sales, Inc. and Keefer’s Quality Vehicle Sales, Inc.
PA- David L. Grubb, Cameron S. McKinney; J- Louis H. Bloom
* On June 8, 2011, Pitrowski entered into a purchase contract with the defendants for the purchase of a 2011 Polaris 90 Sportman ATV. He claims the vehicle was defective. Pitrowski is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 12-C-1941

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