CIVIL FILINGS: Berkeley County

By John O'Brien | May 24, 2013

May 8
Sue R. Johnson, administratrix of Frances Rhodes v. Heartland of Martinsburg WV, doing business as Heartland of Martinsburg, Manor Health Care Services, HCR Manor Care, Manorcare, ABC business entities 1-10, John Doe medical providers and John Doe controlling officers, managing members and general partners 1-10
PA- Michael T. Collis; J- Yoder
* Heartland of Martinsburg is accused of failing to provide a safe environment and assess the needs of Rhodes when she was a resident at the facility from March 27, 2012, to July 8, 2012. Rhodes passed away on July 31. The plaintiff alleges negligence, premises liability, wrongful death and breach of fiduciary duty on the parts of the defendants.
Case number: 13-c-367

May 13
Gary E. Gates v. Debra Sweeney
PA- Joseph R. Ferretti; J- Wilkes
* Gates, of Jefferson County, alleges Sweeney, of Frederick County, Va., caused a traffic accident on Route 11 in Bunker Hill on Oct. 8, 2011. Gates says he was turning left when Sweeney attempted to pass him on the left in a no-passing zone.
Case number: 13-c-371

May 16
Jurius R. Brown, a minor, by David B. Brown, his next friend, and David B. Brown, individually v. Sharon J. Simpson
PA- Terrance L. Britt; J- Wilkes
* Jurius Brown says he was the passenger in a vehicle traveling on GM Access Road on Nov. 12 when Simpson performed an illegal U-turn in her vehicle and struck the car in which Brown was riding head-on. Brown claims the accident caused injuries to his body, body chemistry and psyche.
Case number: 13-c-377

May 17
Patricia and Hope Jaeger v. Berkeley County Health Department
PA- pro se; J- Silver
* The plaintiffs claim they obtained a temporary food permit in 2012 for their food stand Toothpickin' but have been told by the Health Department that it will not issue a second temporary permit to the same address.
Case number: 13-c-381

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