The Docket: Court Roundup for 1.11.11


City of Richmond

Envios de Valores La Nacional Corp. v. Hispanoamerica Travel Agency Inc.
Plaintiff had a contract with the defendant to “transmit money around the Western Hemisphere” and is alleging “approximate defalcation and/or embezzlement” and is seeking a judgment of $22,335.65 with costs.
Law firm:  Ronald W. Stern
Filed:  1/3/2011  CL11000046

Bettie Jackson-Turner v. J&J Dominican Beauty Salon and Barber Shop, LLC and Jose Almonte, Individually, and as owner of J&J Dominican Beauty Salon and Barber Shop, LLC, and Judy Almonte, Individually, and as owner of J&J Dominican Beauty Salon and Barber Shop, LLC
Plaintiff went in for a wash and rinse on July 29,2010, but received a permanent which she alleges caused a [private]  chemical burn to her face and scalp.  She is charging battery, negligence and vicarious liability and seeking a judgment of $100,000.
Law firm:  Hairfield-Morton
Filed:  1/3/2011  CL11000047

Bedhan Ball v. Jarrett, LP

Plaintiff is seeking $20 million in damages as a result of a fall that occurred on the defendant’s sidewalk at Chelsea Square Apartments on February 4, 2010.
Law firm:  Emrock & Kilduff
Filed:  1/4/2011  CL11000048

Avtar Singh Rathore, Administrator of the Estate of Gurjit Kanr Rathore, Deceased v. United States of America
The plaintiff is suing on behalf of the family of Gurjit Rathore, who was killed as a result of a car accident with a postal truck in December 2009.  The plaintiff is making a claim for $500,000.
Law firm:  Tronfeld, West & Durrett
Filed:  1/5/2011  CL11000079

David A. Garraghty v. D. Hayden Fisher, Esquire, P.L.C. and D. Hayden Fisher, Individually
The plaintiff had been represented by the defendant in a suit which the plaintiff lost.  Defendants agreed to represent the plaintiff in an appeal. The plaintiff charges that the defendants failed to file any trial transcripts or statements of fact and the Supreme Court of Virginia dismissed the case. The plaintiff is seeking $80,000 for breach of contractual obligation and negligence.
Law firm:  Kuchinsky & Yeamans
Filed:  1/5/2011  CL11000084

Union First Market Bank v. DBE Investments, L.L.C. and Joseph D. Elam and Barbara L. Elam

The plaintiff is seeking the balance of promissory notes:  $698,605.30 with interest and attorney fees of $104,790.80; and $628,772.12 with interest.
Law firm:  Kepley Broscious & Biggs
Filed:  1/5/2011  CL11000087

Talk America, Inc. d/b/a Cavalier Telephone v. Hollis Cobb Associates, Inc.
The plaintiff is seeking a judgment of $154,007.13 with $38,501.78 in attorney fees, for breach of contract.
Law firm:  Nhon H. Nguyen
Filed:  1/6/2011  CL11000090

Bridget J. Davis v. Denny’s Restaurant, Inc.
The plaintiff slipped and fell in the parking lot of the Hopewell restaurant on Feb. 2, 2010, and is seeking $950,000 in damages.
Law firm:  Whitehead & Chiocca
Filed:  1/6/2011  CL11000092

The Prestwould Association, Inc. v. Dunlap & Partners, Engineers, P.C. and E. McLauchlan & Sons, Inc. and Colonial Webb Contractors and Triad Boiler Systems, Inc.
The plaintiff is seeking $450,000 in compensatory damages as a result of breach of contract.
Law firm:  LeClairRyan
Filed:  1/6/2011  CL11000095

W.E. Singleton v. Park and Company of Virginia, P.C. and Elliott P. Park, Individually
The plaintiff is seeking $35,000 as a result of a default on a loan.
Law firm:  Blackburn, Conte, Schilling & Click

Henrico County

Donna Kay Harlow v. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.

This is a transfer from Hanover County, CL10001441, filed Nov. 3, 2010.  The plaintiff had a door handle fall on her knee while in the bathroom at the Short Pump Town Center store and is seeking $25,000 in damages.
Law firm:  The Witmeyer Law Firm
Filed:  1/3/2011  CL11000002

Performance Food Group Co., LLC v. Midlothian Seafood, Inc. and William D. Boone
The plaintiff is seeking the balance of unpaid goods in the amount of  $19,110.20 with damages of $5,000. The defendant operated Milepost 5 Seafood Restaurant, which went out of business.
Law firm:  Sands Anderson
Filed:  1/5/2011  CL11000030

Performance Food Group Company, LLC and Shackleford’s II, LC and Jonathan Blake Poore
The plaintiff is seeking $22,863.36 as a result of a breach of contract.
Law firm:  K&L Gates
Filed:  1/6/2011  CL11000060

Global Prospects, Inc. v. Land’or Williamsburg
The plaintiff is a marketing company that contracted with the defendant to help attract visitors to sales presentations and seeking $20,930 for breach of contract.
Lawf irm:  Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin
Filed:  1/7/2011  CL11000065

Chesterfield County

Filed:  1/3/2011  CL11000009

Christopher Rudder v. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Alph Alpha Alpha Chapter, Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia State University, Jaramis Whitaker, Maurice Brown, Isaac Montgomery, Richard Roman, Christopher Cannaday, Matthew Brown, Maurice Hutton, Wayner Bowser, Kenyan Hogans, Calvin Washington, Brandon Hudson, Dennis Donaldson, Ryan Sykes, Ronald Hodges and Derrick Johnson
Plaintiff alleges several brutal hazing events when he pledged with the defendants, including being kicked by a boot, extreme calisthenics, eating unknown materials, paddling and other acts of violence.  He is charging the defendants with assault and battery, unlawful hazing, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of bodily harm and negligence.  Plaintiff is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages and $700,000 in punitive damages.
Law firm:  Bucci & Dix, LLC
Filed:  1/3/2011  CL11000012

Jackie McCarter t/a McCarter Modular Systems v. RHB Direct, LLC d/b/a Office Furniture Blowout and Mark Legones and American Telephone and Telegraph Co. of Virginia and Candice Stong
Plaintiff installs office work cubicles and sells office furniture and is seeking a judgment of $24,627.75 with costs for breach of contract.
Law firm:  Gordon, Dodson, Gordon & Rowlett
Filed:  1/4/2011  CL11000023

SLN Holding LLC v. 2716 S. Crater Road LLC and CDG Virginia, LLC
Plaintiff and defendant entered into a 10 year lease in 2007. The defendant moved out of the property in November 2010 and the plaintiff is seeking a judgment of $37,131.50 with costs and $9,283 in attorney fees.
Law firm:  Saunders, Patterson & Mack
Filed:  1/5/2011  CL11000032

Brisben Lakeview Limited Partnership and The Vistas Limited Partnership v. Old Dominion Septic Services, Inc.
Plaintiff owns and manages Ivy Walk Apartments and is alleging that the defendant removed a sewage pump in November 2009 and when the remaining pump failed June 13, 2010, thousands of gallons of sewage seeped into Falling Creek Reservoir.  The plaintiff is seeking a judgment of $63,000.
Law firm:  Vandeventer Black
Filed:  1/6/2011  CL11000050

Edward B. Douberly, Jr. and Ann S. Douberly v. Southcoast Construction LLC
Plaintiff hired defendant to provide managerial services for their home and is seeking a judgment of $40,000 for breach of contract.
Law firm:  Englisby, Vaughn & Slone
Filed:  1/7/2011  CL11000054

Theresa Woodruff v. County of Chesterfield, L.C. Bird High School, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Commonwealth of Virginia
Plaintiff tripped on the sidewalk and fell on January 10, 2009 and is seeking a judgment of $350,000.
Law firm:  William B. Pierce & Associates
Filed:  1/7/2011  CL11000062

John W. Stover v. C&J Auto Service Center and Marc Coonley

Plaintiff is seeking a $8,560 judgment with costs, and treble damages of $25,988, for purchasing a defective 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee from the defendant in November 2009.
Lawfirm:  Gunlicks Law
Filed:  1/7/2011  CL11000063

Federal Cases:


Philip Thompson vs. Doswell Ventures LLC

Plaintiff, a single leg amputee who uses a wheel chair for mobility, claims that Doswell Ventures LLC is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Doswell owns a gas station and convenience store located at 9159 Chamberlayne Road in Mechanicsville. According to the suit the station lacks adequate parking and sidewalk accommodations under the ADA. Plaintiff seeks a court order directing Doswell to comply with the ADA and legal fees.
Filed: 12/28/10
Law firm: Maxwell & Barke

Kelly Narowski vs. Forest City Grocery LLC
Plaintiff, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair for mobility, claims that Forest City Grocery is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Forest City Grocery owns and operates the Market at Tobacco Row at 2320 E. Main St. in Richmond. The suit claims the store lacks adequate parking under the ADA. Plaintiff seeks a court order directing Forest City Grocery to comply with the ADA, and legal fees.
Filed: 12/28/10
Law firm: Maxwell & Barke

William H. Norwood Jr. vs. Shaansabinaseth Inc dba Red Carpet Inn and Shree Arihant of Richmond, Inc. dba Scottish Inns.
Plaintiff, who is blind and uses a guide dog to assist him in his daily activities, attempt to rent a room at the Red Carpet Inn on Sherwood Avenue in Richmond. Despite explaining that he was legally blind and attempting to show documentation that the dog was a service dog, the desk clerk refused to rent him a room. He then went to the Scottish Inns on Robin Hood Road where he was required to pay a pet surcharge. The plaintiff claims both defendants violated his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Virginia Persons with Disabilities Act. Plaintiff seeks a court order requiring the defendants to modify their policies with regard to service dogs, compensatory damages to be determined, and legal fees.
Filed: 12/22/10
Law firm: FerrisWinder

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond v. Reuter & Hanney, Inc
Plaintiff contracted with Reuter & Hanney (R&H) to provide on call-diagnostic and repair services for electric switchgears and generators at the FRB branch in Baltimore. In July of 2009 the branch experienced a power outage. The R&H technician failed to repair the system properly which led to an electrical fire that caused serious damage to the generator. Defendant is charged with Breach of Contract and Actual or Constructive Fraud. The plaintiff seeks a total of $2.4 million in damages.
Filed: 12/30/10
Law firm: LeClairRyan

Cornelius Fields Jr. v. DRH Janitorial Operations, Inc. and Servicemaster Associates of Virginia, Inc.

Plaintiff seeks relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Plaintiff claims he was not paid overtime wages, was required to routinely work off the clock at the beginning of his shifts, and was docked for lunch even though he was rarely completely relieved of his duties.
Filed: 1/6/11
Law firm:  Marks and Harrison

Todd Campbell v. Verizon Communications

Plaintiff, an employee working in the Richmond area for more than ten years, applied to Verizon for approval for intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for himself due to a serious health condition. Plaintiff’s request was approved granting 12 weeks of intermittent unpaid leave.  Plaintiff gave notice he was taking three days sick leave and aftwards was fired for calling out ill. Plaintiff claims he was falsely accused by Verizon for defrauding the company of sick leave. Verizon is charged with Interference and Retaliatory Discharge. Plaintiff seeks lost salary and benefits since termination date totaling $200,000, lost future salary and benefits, liquidated damages, reinstatement to his former position, and legal fees.
Filed: 1/3/11
Law firm: Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith

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City of Richmond

Envios de Valores La Nacional Corp. v. Hispanoamerica Travel Agency Inc.
Plaintiff had a contract with the defendant to “transmit money around the Western Hemisphere” and is alleging “approximate defalcation and/or embezzlement” and is seeking a judgment of $22,335.65 with costs.
Law firm:  Ronald W. Stern
Filed:  1/3/2011  CL11000046

Bettie Jackson-Turner v. J&J Dominican Beauty Salon and Barber Shop, LLC and Jose Almonte, Individually, and as owner of J&J Dominican Beauty Salon and Barber Shop, LLC, and Judy Almonte, Individually, and as owner of J&J Dominican Beauty Salon and Barber Shop, LLC
Plaintiff went in for a wash and rinse on July 29,2010, but received a permanent which she alleges caused a [private]  chemical burn to her face and scalp.  She is charging battery, negligence and vicarious liability and seeking a judgment of $100,000.
Law firm:  Hairfield-Morton
Filed:  1/3/2011  CL11000047

Bedhan Ball v. Jarrett, LP

Plaintiff is seeking $20 million in damages as a result of a fall that occurred on the defendant’s sidewalk at Chelsea Square Apartments on February 4, 2010.
Law firm:  Emrock & Kilduff
Filed:  1/4/2011  CL11000048

Avtar Singh Rathore, Administrator of the Estate of Gurjit Kanr Rathore, Deceased v. United States of America
The plaintiff is suing on behalf of the family of Gurjit Rathore, who was killed as a result of a car accident with a postal truck in December 2009.  The plaintiff is making a claim for $500,000.
Law firm:  Tronfeld, West & Durrett
Filed:  1/5/2011  CL11000079

David A. Garraghty v. D. Hayden Fisher, Esquire, P.L.C. and D. Hayden Fisher, Individually
The plaintiff had been represented by the defendant in a suit which the plaintiff lost.  Defendants agreed to represent the plaintiff in an appeal. The plaintiff charges that the defendants failed to file any trial transcripts or statements of fact and the Supreme Court of Virginia dismissed the case. The plaintiff is seeking $80,000 for breach of contractual obligation and negligence.
Law firm:  Kuchinsky & Yeamans
Filed:  1/5/2011  CL11000084

Union First Market Bank v. DBE Investments, L.L.C. and Joseph D. Elam and Barbara L. Elam

The plaintiff is seeking the balance of promissory notes:  $698,605.30 with interest and attorney fees of $104,790.80; and $628,772.12 with interest.
Law firm:  Kepley Broscious & Biggs
Filed:  1/5/2011  CL11000087

Talk America, Inc. d/b/a Cavalier Telephone v. Hollis Cobb Associates, Inc.
The plaintiff is seeking a judgment of $154,007.13 with $38,501.78 in attorney fees, for breach of contract.
Law firm:  Nhon H. Nguyen
Filed:  1/6/2011  CL11000090

Bridget J. Davis v. Denny’s Restaurant, Inc.
The plaintiff slipped and fell in the parking lot of the Hopewell restaurant on Feb. 2, 2010, and is seeking $950,000 in damages.
Law firm:  Whitehead & Chiocca
Filed:  1/6/2011  CL11000092

The Prestwould Association, Inc. v. Dunlap & Partners, Engineers, P.C. and E. McLauchlan & Sons, Inc. and Colonial Webb Contractors and Triad Boiler Systems, Inc.
The plaintiff is seeking $450,000 in compensatory damages as a result of breach of contract.
Law firm:  LeClairRyan
Filed:  1/6/2011  CL11000095

W.E. Singleton v. Park and Company of Virginia, P.C. and Elliott P. Park, Individually
The plaintiff is seeking $35,000 as a result of a default on a loan.
Law firm:  Blackburn, Conte, Schilling & Click

Henrico County

Donna Kay Harlow v. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.

This is a transfer from Hanover County, CL10001441, filed Nov. 3, 2010.  The plaintiff had a door handle fall on her knee while in the bathroom at the Short Pump Town Center store and is seeking $25,000 in damages.
Law firm:  The Witmeyer Law Firm
Filed:  1/3/2011  CL11000002

Performance Food Group Co., LLC v. Midlothian Seafood, Inc. and William D. Boone
The plaintiff is seeking the balance of unpaid goods in the amount of  $19,110.20 with damages of $5,000. The defendant operated Milepost 5 Seafood Restaurant, which went out of business.
Law firm:  Sands Anderson
Filed:  1/5/2011  CL11000030

Performance Food Group Company, LLC and Shackleford’s II, LC and Jonathan Blake Poore
The plaintiff is seeking $22,863.36 as a result of a breach of contract.
Law firm:  K&L Gates
Filed:  1/6/2011  CL11000060

Global Prospects, Inc. v. Land’or Williamsburg
The plaintiff is a marketing company that contracted with the defendant to help attract visitors to sales presentations and seeking $20,930 for breach of contract.
Lawf irm:  Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin
Filed:  1/7/2011  CL11000065

Chesterfield County

Filed:  1/3/2011  CL11000009

Christopher Rudder v. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Alph Alpha Alpha Chapter, Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia State University, Jaramis Whitaker, Maurice Brown, Isaac Montgomery, Richard Roman, Christopher Cannaday, Matthew Brown, Maurice Hutton, Wayner Bowser, Kenyan Hogans, Calvin Washington, Brandon Hudson, Dennis Donaldson, Ryan Sykes, Ronald Hodges and Derrick Johnson
Plaintiff alleges several brutal hazing events when he pledged with the defendants, including being kicked by a boot, extreme calisthenics, eating unknown materials, paddling and other acts of violence.  He is charging the defendants with assault and battery, unlawful hazing, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of bodily harm and negligence.  Plaintiff is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages and $700,000 in punitive damages.
Law firm:  Bucci & Dix, LLC
Filed:  1/3/2011  CL11000012

Jackie McCarter t/a McCarter Modular Systems v. RHB Direct, LLC d/b/a Office Furniture Blowout and Mark Legones and American Telephone and Telegraph Co. of Virginia and Candice Stong
Plaintiff installs office work cubicles and sells office furniture and is seeking a judgment of $24,627.75 with costs for breach of contract.
Law firm:  Gordon, Dodson, Gordon & Rowlett
Filed:  1/4/2011  CL11000023

SLN Holding LLC v. 2716 S. Crater Road LLC and CDG Virginia, LLC
Plaintiff and defendant entered into a 10 year lease in 2007. The defendant moved out of the property in November 2010 and the plaintiff is seeking a judgment of $37,131.50 with costs and $9,283 in attorney fees.
Law firm:  Saunders, Patterson & Mack
Filed:  1/5/2011  CL11000032

Brisben Lakeview Limited Partnership and The Vistas Limited Partnership v. Old Dominion Septic Services, Inc.
Plaintiff owns and manages Ivy Walk Apartments and is alleging that the defendant removed a sewage pump in November 2009 and when the remaining pump failed June 13, 2010, thousands of gallons of sewage seeped into Falling Creek Reservoir.  The plaintiff is seeking a judgment of $63,000.
Law firm:  Vandeventer Black
Filed:  1/6/2011  CL11000050

Edward B. Douberly, Jr. and Ann S. Douberly v. Southcoast Construction LLC
Plaintiff hired defendant to provide managerial services for their home and is seeking a judgment of $40,000 for breach of contract.
Law firm:  Englisby, Vaughn & Slone
Filed:  1/7/2011  CL11000054

Theresa Woodruff v. County of Chesterfield, L.C. Bird High School, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Commonwealth of Virginia
Plaintiff tripped on the sidewalk and fell on January 10, 2009 and is seeking a judgment of $350,000.
Law firm:  William B. Pierce & Associates
Filed:  1/7/2011  CL11000062

John W. Stover v. C&J Auto Service Center and Marc Coonley

Plaintiff is seeking a $8,560 judgment with costs, and treble damages of $25,988, for purchasing a defective 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee from the defendant in November 2009.
Lawfirm:  Gunlicks Law
Filed:  1/7/2011  CL11000063

Federal Cases:


Philip Thompson vs. Doswell Ventures LLC

Plaintiff, a single leg amputee who uses a wheel chair for mobility, claims that Doswell Ventures LLC is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Doswell owns a gas station and convenience store located at 9159 Chamberlayne Road in Mechanicsville. According to the suit the station lacks adequate parking and sidewalk accommodations under the ADA. Plaintiff seeks a court order directing Doswell to comply with the ADA and legal fees.
Filed: 12/28/10
Law firm: Maxwell & Barke

Kelly Narowski vs. Forest City Grocery LLC
Plaintiff, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair for mobility, claims that Forest City Grocery is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Forest City Grocery owns and operates the Market at Tobacco Row at 2320 E. Main St. in Richmond. The suit claims the store lacks adequate parking under the ADA. Plaintiff seeks a court order directing Forest City Grocery to comply with the ADA, and legal fees.
Filed: 12/28/10
Law firm: Maxwell & Barke

William H. Norwood Jr. vs. Shaansabinaseth Inc dba Red Carpet Inn and Shree Arihant of Richmond, Inc. dba Scottish Inns.
Plaintiff, who is blind and uses a guide dog to assist him in his daily activities, attempt to rent a room at the Red Carpet Inn on Sherwood Avenue in Richmond. Despite explaining that he was legally blind and attempting to show documentation that the dog was a service dog, the desk clerk refused to rent him a room. He then went to the Scottish Inns on Robin Hood Road where he was required to pay a pet surcharge. The plaintiff claims both defendants violated his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Virginia Persons with Disabilities Act. Plaintiff seeks a court order requiring the defendants to modify their policies with regard to service dogs, compensatory damages to be determined, and legal fees.
Filed: 12/22/10
Law firm: FerrisWinder

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond v. Reuter & Hanney, Inc
Plaintiff contracted with Reuter & Hanney (R&H) to provide on call-diagnostic and repair services for electric switchgears and generators at the FRB branch in Baltimore. In July of 2009 the branch experienced a power outage. The R&H technician failed to repair the system properly which led to an electrical fire that caused serious damage to the generator. Defendant is charged with Breach of Contract and Actual or Constructive Fraud. The plaintiff seeks a total of $2.4 million in damages.
Filed: 12/30/10
Law firm: LeClairRyan

Cornelius Fields Jr. v. DRH Janitorial Operations, Inc. and Servicemaster Associates of Virginia, Inc.

Plaintiff seeks relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Plaintiff claims he was not paid overtime wages, was required to routinely work off the clock at the beginning of his shifts, and was docked for lunch even though he was rarely completely relieved of his duties.
Filed: 1/6/11
Law firm:  Marks and Harrison

Todd Campbell v. Verizon Communications

Plaintiff, an employee working in the Richmond area for more than ten years, applied to Verizon for approval for intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for himself due to a serious health condition. Plaintiff’s request was approved granting 12 weeks of intermittent unpaid leave.  Plaintiff gave notice he was taking three days sick leave and aftwards was fired for calling out ill. Plaintiff claims he was falsely accused by Verizon for defrauding the company of sick leave. Verizon is charged with Interference and Retaliatory Discharge. Plaintiff seeks lost salary and benefits since termination date totaling $200,000, lost future salary and benefits, liquidated damages, reinstatement to his former position, and legal fees.
Filed: 1/3/11
Law firm: Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith

Specific cases are available to BizSense readers for an additional charge. Please send inquiries to [email protected]ense.com.
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