Dawnette Watts vs. United Collections Bureau Inc.
PA- Benjamin M. Sheridan; J- Phillip Stowers
* Watts claims she retained counsel and provided the defendant with her counsel's contact information. Despite this, the defendant continued to attempt to contact her and violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. Watts is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 13-C-97
Karen Bowen, personal representative of the Estate of Beatrice Jividen vs. 590 North Poplar Fork Road Operations LLC d/b/a Teays Valley Center; and Genesis Healthcare Corporation
PA- Andrew L. Paternostro, Sprague W. Hazard, Jeff D. Stewart; J- Joseph K. Reeder
* Bowen claims the defendants were negligent in their care for her mother and had a duty to act with reasonable care and failed to do so. Bowen claims the defendants also caused Jividen's wrongful death. Bowen is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 13-C-100
Brandon Smith vs. Waste Management of West Virginia Inc. and Jimmy Harper d/b/a Ace Enterprises Sales and Services
PA- Robert B. Warner, Tammy Bowles Raines; J- Joseph K. Reeder
* On June 30, 2011, Smith was required and instructed by Waste Management to haul dirt and rocks by driving a dump truck on a haul road. He claims while he was traveling down a hill, the brakes failed, causing him to drive over a steep embankment of approximately 50 feet and he was partially ejected from the truck due to the seat breaking off the pedestal. Harper had been previously contracted to maintain the vehicle. Smith is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 13-C-103
Joyce Ann Call vs. the County Commission of Putnam County d/b/a Putnam County Emergency Medical Services; Corey Smith, EMT Basic, in his capacity as an employee/agent of Putnam County Emergency Medical Services; and William Weeks, EMT Paramedic, in his capacity as an employee/agent of Putnam County Emergency Medical Services
PA- John R. Mitchell; J- Phillip Stowers
* On Feb. 11, 2011, Call's daughter requested assistance when Call began having seizure-like activity and Smith and Weeks arrived and, after their assessment and initial care, moved Call to their cot for transport. Smith and Weeks stated in their medical report of the incident that while moving Call, they "felt a 'pop' in her left arm, laid her on the ground and then placed her on the cot for transport." Call's daughter informed the staff at Charleston Area Medical Center that Smith and Weeks had dropped her mother. Call is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 13-C-105