William Bruce v. Jimmy Womack; Ready Trucking Inc.; Evander Pigford; W.S. Robinson Trucking LLC
Automobile negligence. $2 million.
Law firm: Michael Avery
Date: 10/14/2011 CL11-4728
Elizabeth Rakes, administrator of the estate of James Morris Collum v. Martins Abattoir & Wholesale Meats Inc.; Marion Dale
The defendant Dale turned over his tractor-trailer so the bottom was facing oncoming traffic. It was hit by the plaintiff, Collum, deceased. Plaintiff seeks $8 million.
Law firm: Parcell Webb
Date: 10/14/2011 CL11-4723
Floyd Hobson v. 7-Eleven Inc.
Plaintiff was maliciously prosecuted for felony embezzlement. Plaintiff seeks $74,000.
Law firm: Edwin Brooks
Date: 10/12/2011 CL11-4655
Nada Ellerbee, an infant by and through her mother and next friend Lakissa Wright v. Chippenham Village Associates LLC; Chippenham Village Associates LP; Chippenham Townhomes; Colony Management Corporation
Plaintiff suffered severe burns from scalding hot water from a bathtub. The tenant had asked for repairs previously. Plaintiff seeks $15 million.
Law firm: Cantor Stoneburner
Date: 10/11/2011 CL11-4659 [private]
Tyree Jones v. Big Lots Stores Inc.; Sarah Winborne; David Camp
Plaintiff was wrongfully terminated when documents were forged summarizing a sale of furniture where plaintiff was accused of unauthorized discounts. Plaintiff seeks $50,000.
Law firm: Gordon Dodson
Date: 10/12/2011 CL11-4661
Betty Jean Belcher v. Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc.; American Medical Systems Inc.
This is a case of negligence and breach of express warranty about Elevate and Obtryx Kits, designed to treat urinary incontinence in women. Plaintiff seeks $10 million.
Law firm: Tremblay Smith
Date: 10/12/2011 CL11-4654
EVB v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company; STA Title & Escrow Inc.
Plaintiff seeks a declaratory judgment from the court that the defendant owes the plaintiff $255,000 for title insurance on a foreclosure.
Law firm: Berkeley Curry
Date: 10/12/2011 CL11-2961
Plaintiff seeks $121,000 in compensatory damages for damage in a fire in the trailer.
Law firm: Sinnot Nuckols
Date: 10/11/2011 CL11-2948
Colonial Webb Contractors Company v. Illinois Union Insurance Company
Plaintiff seeks a declaratory judgment that the defendant owes the plaintiff compensatory damages of $1,500,000 for amounts owed, $25,000 for having to pursue this claim and consequential damages of $250,000.
Law firm: Hirschler Fleischer
Date: 10/11/2011 CL11-2954
U.S. District Court Cases
Audrey Urda vs. PetSmart Inc and Matthew Girard
Plaintiff claims she was subjected to a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and other intentional torts. Urda claims she was sexually harassed while working at a store in New York, which continued after being transferred to the PetSmart store in Chesterfield. Plaintiff was sexually assaulted by her manager at the Chesterfield location, a crime to which he pled guilty to in county court. Plaintiff seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages, and other relief to be determined.
Filed: October 12, 2011
Law firm: Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP
Faieza H. Faqiri v. Walgreen Co.
Plaintiff alleges she was discriminated against by her employer on the basis of her Afghani origin. Faqiri was hired to work as a pharmacy technician at the Buford Road store in Chesterfield. The plaintiff claims she was terminated after the store manager learned of her national origin. Plaintiff seeks reinstatement, damages and other relief.
Filed: October 4, 2011
Law firm: Carolyn P. Carpenter
Infilco Degremont, Inc. and Ozonia North America, LLC v. Trojan Technologies, Inc.
Plaintiff, a New York corporation with its principal place of business in Richmond, claims that Trojan, a Canadian company that also does business in Virginia is in violation of patents it hold for water treatment systems. Plaintiff seeks an injunction against Trojan, as well as damages and other relief.
Filed: October 11, 2011
Law firm: Troutman Sanders LLP [/private]