CIVIL FILINGS: Kanawha County

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 15, 2013

Jan. 30

Jan. 30
Mark E. Snapp d/b/a Mark E. Snapp & Associates vs. Alexander J. Ross and
Randolph Engineering Co., Inc.
PA- pro se; J- Carrie Webster
* Snapp claims the defendants knowingly and willingly conspired to place an unofficial and fraudulent unsatisfied judgment on his Dun & Bradstreet Business Credit Report. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre-judgment interest.
Case number: 13-C-203

Jan. 31
Shirley Ann Burgess and Cynthia Jeannette Ray, co-executrixes of the Estate of Roger Lee Seabolt vs. Monumental Life Insurance Company; Trans-America Agency Network, Inc.; Brian E. Knechtly; and Jessica McBride
PA- Michael J. Del Giudice; J- Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Seabolt purchased a universal life insurance policy through Peoples Security Insurance in 1986 and in 1998, the policy was transferred to Monumental. After Seabolt’s death, it is alleged that the defendants terminated the policy four months before, despite assurances that it would not be terminated. The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 13-C-213

Feb. 1
Shirley Cummings vs. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; and Samuel I. White, P.C.
PA- Daniel F. Hedges; J- Carrie Webster
* On Feb. 12, 2009, Cummings instituted a civil action against JPMorgan Chase and pursuant to the terms of the settlement agreement on April 26, 2011, a stipulated order of dismissal with prejudice was entered setting forth the terms of the settlement. Cummings claims thereafter, the defendants failed to apply payments to her loan. Cummings is seeking actual damages and civil penalties.
Case number: 13-C-221

Stephanie A. Bego vs. Wells Fargo Financial West Virginia, Inc.
PA- Daniel F. Hedges; J- Charles E. King
* On June 22, 2007, Bego and her former husband had a bank loan refinanced by the defendant. Bego claims the defendant was the servicer of the alleged debt and on Oct. 14, 2010, she notified the defendant that she was being represented by counsel and directed all correspondence to her counsel. Wells Fargo communicated with Bego knowing she was being represented by counsel, which violates West Virginia code, the suit claims. Bego is seeking actual damages and civil penalties.
Case number: 13-C-222

Kimberly Toler, individually and in her capacity as the administratrix and personal representative of the Estate of Mark Toler vs. Massey Energy Company; Alpha Appalachia Services, Inc.; Green Valley Coal Company; White Buck Coal Company; Alex Energy, Inc.; Don L. Blankenship; J. Christopher Adkins; Gary Frampton; and David C. Hughart
PA- Timothy C. Bailey, J. Ryan Stewart, Michael J. Brickman, Gregory A. Lofstead; J-Paul Zakaib Jr.
* Mark Toler was employed by Alex from 2008 until 2011. Kimberly Toler claims the defendants exposed Mark Toler to illegal and unsafe levels of respirable dust and, as a result, he suffered complicated pneumoconiosis and was awaiting a double lung transplant at the time of his death. Kimberly Toler is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 13-C-223

Feb. 5
Sarah Ramella vs. Asif Rahman, M.D.; and Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.
PA- Lia DiTrapano Fairless, L. Tom Price; J- Charles E. King
* Ramella was employed at CAMC as a nurse. She claims Rahman created a hostile work environment by intentionally, wrongfully and unlawfully sexually harassing her. Ramella is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 13-C-240

Feb. 6
Robert Leon Null and Geraldine Null vs. 3M Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; American Electric Power Company, Inc.; et al
PA- Victoria Antion, Scott A. McGee, John D. Hurst; J- visiting
* The Nulls claim the 61 defendants caused Robert Null’s asbestosis. They are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved.
Case number: 13-C-243

Feb. 7
Jerry Roat and Lisa Roat vs. Johnson & Johnson; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
PA- Matthew C. Lindsay, Richard D. Lindsay; J- Tod J. Kaufman
* On Feb. 11, 2011, Jerry Roat sought treatment from Montgomery General Hospital and Dr. Paul Edward Jackson with complaints of congestion, fever and severe sweating. A chest X-ray was performed, which showed no acute pulmonary infiltrate, and Jerry Roat was given Levaquin 500mg and discharged, the suit says. Two days later, Jerry Roat returned with complaints of shortness of breath, cough, fever, light-headedness and dizziness. The Roats claim another chest X-ray showed changes in Jerry Roat’s lung and he was placed on oxygen and transferred to Beckley ARH Hospital with a diagnosis of pneumonia, respiratory failure and ARDS. Jerry Roat was continued on Levaquin and his condition worsened and he was transferred on Feb. 17, 2011, to Charleston Area Medical Center, the suit says. The Roats claim Levaquin caused him to develop ARDS and subsequent multiple organ failure. The Roats are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 13-C-248

Rick Woodfell vs. Harrell Memorial Nursing Home, Inc. d/b/a Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Center; and Jeffrey A. Smith
PA- John Einreinhofer; J- Charles E. King
* Woodfell was employed by the defendants from 2005 until June 29. He claims the defendants discriminated against him based on his age. Woodfell is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 13-C-253

Feb. 8
Phillip Allen d/b/a Allen’s Jewelry Service vs. Reeds Jewelers of North Carolina, Inc.; and Tim Hadden
PA- James M. Pierson; J- James C. Stucky
* Allen began serving as a jeweler on a contract basis with the defendants in 1999. He claims the defendants provided him with a space at Reeds in Charleston and upon returning from vacation in June, he discovered all his property had been wrongfully removed from the space. Allen is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 13-C-260

Roger A. Coleman vs. Midland Trail Energy, LLC; and Patriot Coal Corporation
PA- Travis A. Griffith, Michael A. Olivio; J- Louis H. Bloom
* Coleman was employed by the defendants. He claims his employment was wrongfully terminated. Coleman is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 13-C-265

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