The Docket: Court Roundup for 3.8.12

Richmond

Cecil Hanna v. John Doe; and Froehling & Robertson Inc.
Plaintiff says that on Sept. 1, 2010, he was working as a pump truck operator at the Martha Jefferson Hospital construction site in Charlottesville and was standing 10 feet from the edge of an excavation site when the defendant’s work truck rolled toward him, struck him in the back and knocked him into the hood of the vehicle, and he was seriously injured. (Truck rolled into the bottom of the excavation site.) Plaintiff seeks $750,000, plus interest and costs.
Law firm: Geoffrey R. McDonald and Associates
Filed: 2/27/2012. CL12000888 [private]

Guy Henry Burnette v. Lennox Industries Inc. t/a Lennox Hearth Products; The Commodore Corp.; Nordyne Inc.; and Nelson Homes Inc.
Plaintiff says that in late 2009 or early 2010 he purchased a modular home from Nelson Homes Inc. that was equipped with a wood-burning fireplace manufactured by Lennox. Plaintiff says that as he attempted to prepare the fireplace for use, a lever sprang loose, causing his left hand to strike a razor-sharp edge of unfinished metal that was hidden from view, slicing his hand. Plaintiff seeks $150,000, plus interest and costs.
Law firm: Robert U. Pauley Jr.
Filed: 2/27/2012. CL12000891

Janice Wallace v. Commonwealth of Virginia; and City of Richmond
On July 7, 2011, plaintiff says she was walking across the 6800 block of Midlothian Turnpike and fell into a hole in the median that was approximately 2 to 3 feet deep and 18 inches in diameter and partially covered with grass. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $25,000, plus taxable costs.
Law firm: D. Brooks Hundley
Filed: 2/27/2012. CL12000892

Sahara’s Ventures Inc. t/a Sahara Restaurant v. Virginia Commonwealth University; and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. Inc.
Plaintiff says that on or about March 2011, VCU started a huge construction project around plaintiff’s restaurant at 813 W. Grace St., which engulfed and overshadowed space occupied by the plaintiff. Plaintiff alleges that due to a lack of regard and concern for the ongoing business of the plaintiff, the restaurant suffered irreparable damage to its business and lost thousands of dollars and many customers. Plaintiff, among other allegations, says that heavy equipment and building materials blocked access to his dumpster, resulting in a critical violation from the health department; that the front entrance was blocked by equipment; that construction trucks took over the parking areas; and that due to a construction fence, all handicapped entrances were blocked. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $1 million in actual damages, and $350,000 in punitive damages, plus all costs.
Law firm: Darryl A. Parker
Filed: 2/27/2012. CL12000893

Great American Leasing Corp. v. Baptist General Convention of Virginia
This is a suggestion for summons in garnishment of $118,332.13.
Law firm: Beale, Davidson, Etherington & Morris
Filed: 2/27/2012. CL12000894

Greater Richmond Transit Co. v. Gannett Fleming Inc.
Plaintiff alleges that concrete flooring in a new bus operations and maintenance facility, which was designed and constructed by the defendant, experienced worsening staining and degradation, and seeks judgment of $250,000, plus interest and costs.
Law firm: Williams Mullen
2/28/2012. CL12000925

Dolores Conley v. TransVan Transportation LLC; and John Doe; and Jane Doe
Plaintiff says she was attempting to board a van on Sept. 14, 2010, and TransVan employees failed to assist her or offer any assistance, and she slipped and fell. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $70,000, plus interest and costs.
Law firm: Geoffrey R. McDonald and Associates
Filed: 2/29/2012. CL12000932

Roger Henderson, administrator of the estate of Thelma Henderson, deceased v. HCA Inc. and Health Services of Virginia Inc. t/a Virginia Health Systems; HCA Richmond Hospitals; Henrico Doctors’ Hospital; Edward D. Martirosian, M.D. Inc. t/a Henrico Cardiology Associates; Robert H. Levitt, M.D.; and Edward Dane Hampton, PH.
Decedent was admitted to hospital on Jan. 15, 2010, under the care of Dr. Levitt, of whom she had been a patient for many years. Plaintiff alleges that decedent was injected with a 60-unit dose of Lantus for her diabetic condition, per doctor’s orders, instead of her usual 6-unit dose, suffered a seizure and went into a coma. Plaintiff says that as a result of the medication error, decedent was severely and permanently injured of body and mind, and died on March 4, 2010. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $4 million, plus interest and costs, for negligence, breaches of standards of care, and wrongful death.
Law firm: Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock
Filed: 3/1/2012. CL12000955

Lenora Anderson v. Applebee’s Restaurants Mid-Atlantic LLC t/a Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
As the plaintiff was entering a property in Virginia Beach, she says a too-light mat at the door flew up in the wind and got tangled in plaintiff’s feet, causing her to fall. Plaintiff alleges she had to have hip replacement surgery and had to be placed in a rehabilitative facility as a result of her injuries. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $3,467,585, plus interest and costs.
Law firm: Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock
Filed: 3/1/2012. CL12000956

Chesterfield

Susan T. Kirwan v. Bank of America, N.A.
Plaintiff seeks declaratory judgment that defendant is not entitled to a foreclosure, and that none of the costs associated with scheduling the home for foreclosure can be added to the obligation of the note or the lien of the deed of trust.
Law firm: The Law Office of Henry McLaughlin
Filed: 3/5/2012. CL12000662

Henrico

RHS LLC v. FE-2 LLC
This is a garnishment summons of $59,448.50.
Law firm: Cawthorn Picard Rowe Deskevich & Gavin
Filed: 2/16/2012. CL12000453

Renee Y. Jefferson v. Bank of America, N.A.
Plaintiff seeks a declaratory judgment that defendant is not entitled to a foreclosure sale and that plaintiff is not responsible for any costs toward foreclosure.
Law firm: The Law Office of Henry McLaughlin
Filed: 2/21/2012. CL12000475 [/private]

Richmond

Cecil Hanna v. John Doe; and Froehling & Robertson Inc.
Plaintiff says that on Sept. 1, 2010, he was working as a pump truck operator at the Martha Jefferson Hospital construction site in Charlottesville and was standing 10 feet from the edge of an excavation site when the defendant’s work truck rolled toward him, struck him in the back and knocked him into the hood of the vehicle, and he was seriously injured. (Truck rolled into the bottom of the excavation site.) Plaintiff seeks $750,000, plus interest and costs.
Law firm: Geoffrey R. McDonald and Associates
Filed: 2/27/2012. CL12000888 [private]

Guy Henry Burnette v. Lennox Industries Inc. t/a Lennox Hearth Products; The Commodore Corp.; Nordyne Inc.; and Nelson Homes Inc.
Plaintiff says that in late 2009 or early 2010 he purchased a modular home from Nelson Homes Inc. that was equipped with a wood-burning fireplace manufactured by Lennox. Plaintiff says that as he attempted to prepare the fireplace for use, a lever sprang loose, causing his left hand to strike a razor-sharp edge of unfinished metal that was hidden from view, slicing his hand. Plaintiff seeks $150,000, plus interest and costs.
Law firm: Robert U. Pauley Jr.
Filed: 2/27/2012. CL12000891

Janice Wallace v. Commonwealth of Virginia; and City of Richmond
On July 7, 2011, plaintiff says she was walking across the 6800 block of Midlothian Turnpike and fell into a hole in the median that was approximately 2 to 3 feet deep and 18 inches in diameter and partially covered with grass. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $25,000, plus taxable costs.
Law firm: D. Brooks Hundley
Filed: 2/27/2012. CL12000892

Sahara’s Ventures Inc. t/a Sahara Restaurant v. Virginia Commonwealth University; and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. Inc.
Plaintiff says that on or about March 2011, VCU started a huge construction project around plaintiff’s restaurant at 813 W. Grace St., which engulfed and overshadowed space occupied by the plaintiff. Plaintiff alleges that due to a lack of regard and concern for the ongoing business of the plaintiff, the restaurant suffered irreparable damage to its business and lost thousands of dollars and many customers. Plaintiff, among other allegations, says that heavy equipment and building materials blocked access to his dumpster, resulting in a critical violation from the health department; that the front entrance was blocked by equipment; that construction trucks took over the parking areas; and that due to a construction fence, all handicapped entrances were blocked. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $1 million in actual damages, and $350,000 in punitive damages, plus all costs.
Law firm: Darryl A. Parker
Filed: 2/27/2012. CL12000893

Great American Leasing Corp. v. Baptist General Convention of Virginia
This is a suggestion for summons in garnishment of $118,332.13.
Law firm: Beale, Davidson, Etherington & Morris
Filed: 2/27/2012. CL12000894

Greater Richmond Transit Co. v. Gannett Fleming Inc.
Plaintiff alleges that concrete flooring in a new bus operations and maintenance facility, which was designed and constructed by the defendant, experienced worsening staining and degradation, and seeks judgment of $250,000, plus interest and costs.
Law firm: Williams Mullen
2/28/2012. CL12000925

Dolores Conley v. TransVan Transportation LLC; and John Doe; and Jane Doe
Plaintiff says she was attempting to board a van on Sept. 14, 2010, and TransVan employees failed to assist her or offer any assistance, and she slipped and fell. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $70,000, plus interest and costs.
Law firm: Geoffrey R. McDonald and Associates
Filed: 2/29/2012. CL12000932

Roger Henderson, administrator of the estate of Thelma Henderson, deceased v. HCA Inc. and Health Services of Virginia Inc. t/a Virginia Health Systems; HCA Richmond Hospitals; Henrico Doctors’ Hospital; Edward D. Martirosian, M.D. Inc. t/a Henrico Cardiology Associates; Robert H. Levitt, M.D.; and Edward Dane Hampton, PH.
Decedent was admitted to hospital on Jan. 15, 2010, under the care of Dr. Levitt, of whom she had been a patient for many years. Plaintiff alleges that decedent was injected with a 60-unit dose of Lantus for her diabetic condition, per doctor’s orders, instead of her usual 6-unit dose, suffered a seizure and went into a coma. Plaintiff says that as a result of the medication error, decedent was severely and permanently injured of body and mind, and died on March 4, 2010. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $4 million, plus interest and costs, for negligence, breaches of standards of care, and wrongful death.
Law firm: Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock
Filed: 3/1/2012. CL12000955

Lenora Anderson v. Applebee’s Restaurants Mid-Atlantic LLC t/a Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
As the plaintiff was entering a property in Virginia Beach, she says a too-light mat at the door flew up in the wind and got tangled in plaintiff’s feet, causing her to fall. Plaintiff alleges she had to have hip replacement surgery and had to be placed in a rehabilitative facility as a result of her injuries. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $3,467,585, plus interest and costs.
Law firm: Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock
Filed: 3/1/2012. CL12000956

Chesterfield

Susan T. Kirwan v. Bank of America, N.A.
Plaintiff seeks declaratory judgment that defendant is not entitled to a foreclosure, and that none of the costs associated with scheduling the home for foreclosure can be added to the obligation of the note or the lien of the deed of trust.
Law firm: The Law Office of Henry McLaughlin
Filed: 3/5/2012. CL12000662

Henrico

RHS LLC v. FE-2 LLC
This is a garnishment summons of $59,448.50.
Law firm: Cawthorn Picard Rowe Deskevich & Gavin
Filed: 2/16/2012. CL12000453

Renee Y. Jefferson v. Bank of America, N.A.
Plaintiff seeks a declaratory judgment that defendant is not entitled to a foreclosure sale and that plaintiff is not responsible for any costs toward foreclosure.
Law firm: The Law Office of Henry McLaughlin
Filed: 2/21/2012. CL12000475 [/private]

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