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Diane Oliver v. Wal-Mart Stores East Inc.; Wal-Mart Stores East LP; Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; and Wal-Mart Associates Inc.
On or about June 9, 2010, plaintiff says she was a customer in premises at 2501 Sheila Lane when defendants did carelessly and recklessly move a line of shopping carts, striking her and causing her to fall backwards. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $70,000.
Law firm: Schilling & Esposito
Filed: 5/25/2012. CL12002416 [private]
Antonio Capece and Carlo M. Gaione and La Grotta Inc. v. Secam Inc.
Capece and Gaione are co-owners and operators of La Grotta Ristorante at 1214-18 E. Cary St., and defendant is the landlord. Plaintiffs say defendant has breached the terms and conditions of a lease agreement and settlement memorandum involving renovation of adjoining space formerly occupied by Richbrau Brewing Company. Plaintiffs allege an elevator shaft remains unfinished and is not hidden, adversely affecting the ambiance of the restaurant and its bookings of banquet-size groups, and interference with the business during peak lunch hours. Plaintiffs seek relief from further obligations under the lease agreement as modified by the settlement memorandum, and damages in principal sum of $74,434.
Law firm: Durrette Crump
Filed: 5/25/2012. CL12002428
Branch Banking and Trust Company v. Willowbrook Furniture Inc.; and Roger G. Snodgrass Jr.
Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal amount of $29,876.86 for nonpayment of note at 7111 Hull Street Road.
Law firm: LeClairRyan
Filed: 5/29/2012. CL12002435
Carl Burrell v. Universal Ford Sales Inc.; and Harry L. Harris
Plaintiff was general manager of Lexus of Richmond for more than 10 years, and defendant is the owner of 100 percent of the outstanding shares of stock of Universal. In 2011, plaintiff says he and Harris began discussions concerning plaintiff’s purchase of 40 percent ownership of Universal and complete authority for plaintiff to make all decisions in the business. At the time, plaintiff was making $23,000 a month at Lexus, and he agreed to work for $15,000 a month at Universal. Plaintiff accepted defendant’s ultimate offer, and began working full time at Universal on Oct. 1, he says. After two months, plaintiff says defendant told him he would no longer honor his agreement. Plaintiff alleges breach of contract, fraud, constructive fraud, and equitable estoppel, and seeks judgment of $250,000, plus punitive damages of $350,000.
Law firm: Owen & Owens
Filed: 5/30/2012. CL12002447
American Builder & Contractors Supply Inc. d/b/a ABC Supply Co. Inc. v. Rising Trout Holdings Inc.; William Eric Blevins; and Christopher Michael Sloce
Plaintiff says defendant purchased certain goods, wares and merchandise on account, and has not paid. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $39,224.90.
Law firm: Cantor and Cantor
Filed: 5/30/2012. CL12002448
Jonnae C. Wiggins v. Church’s Chicken #1219
Plaintiff says that on May 31, 2011, she purchased a Southern Style Chicken Sandwich Combo to go from the restaurant at 1900 Mechanicsville Turnpike, and that after eating a few bites, observed the chicken was pink and visibly undercooked. Plaintiff says she was made ill and went to the emergency room, although tests were negative for salmonella and E. Coli. Plaintiff seeks $19,500 in compensatory damages, and $30,000 in punitive damages.
Law firm: Devika Davis
Filed: 5/30/2012. CL12002451
Jessica Schlachter, Mary Schlachter and Steward Schlachter v. Ron T. Curry; Michelle Curry; and Ronko Inc.
Plaintiffs purchased a home on Westover Hills Boulevard in 2008 for $185,000 from defendants Ron and Michelle Curry. At that time, a termite inspection revealed substantial damage to joists and beams, and Ron Curry was the principal owner of Ronko, a licensed contractor. Defendants, plaintiffs say, represented that all termite damage had been repaired prior to closing. On or about Jan. 8, 2012, plaintiffs retained a different licensed contractor to perform renovation work who uncovered substantial termite damage throughout the home. Plaintiffs allege breach of contract and fraud, and seek judgment in principal sum of $360,000.
Law firm: Owen & Owens
Filed: 6/1/2012. CL12002474
William G. Castine v. Commonwealth of Virginia
Plaintiff says that on or about the evening of June 3, 2010, he was walking on the sidewalk at 1250 E. Marshall St., owned by Virginia Commonwealth University Real Estate Services, caught his foot on a piece of broken and disrepaired sidewalk, fell and caused significant damage to his wrist.
Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal amounts of $900,000.
Law firm: Jack R. Wilson III
Filed: 6/1/2012. CL12002479
Thelma Smith, administrator of the estate of George Mayo, deceased v. Laurel Health Care Co.
Plaintiff says the decedent was a patient at The Laurels at University Park, owned and operated by the defendant, from Jan. 14, 2009, through April 12, 2010. Plaintiff alleges numerous counts of negligence in decedent’s care, including failure to monitor, allowing unclean and unsanitary conditions to exist, failure to provide proper nutrition and rehydration, failure to properly treat bedsores and failure to properly treat pressure sores, which allegedly led to decedent’s death. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $2 million.
Law firm: Epperly & Follis
Filed: 6/1/2012. CL12002483
State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., as subrogee of David Talkin v. Loehr Lightning Protection Co.
On or about Jan. 16, 2011, a fire occurred at Talkin’s residence, allegedly as a result of negligent and improper workmanship and services provided by defendant. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $369,576.23.
Law firm: Brenner, Evans & Millman
Filed: 6/4/2012. CL12002492
Linda F. Jenkins v. SBS Management Company Inc. d/b/a Scottie’s Building Services; and CBRE Inc.
CBRE operated and maintained parking garage at Chippenham Medical Center, and SBS performed cleaning services at garage. Plaintiff says that on or about June 15, 2010, negligent conditions caused plaintiff to suffer permanent injuries. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $3 million.
Law firm: Emroch & Kilduff
Filed: 6/4/2012. CL12002494
Regina Dyda-Schmid v. Taubman Regency Square Associates LLC; and Federal Cleaning Contractors Inc. d/b/a Federal Building Services Inc.
On or about Jan. 10, 2011, plaintiff fell on ice in the parking lot, and says she suffered permanent injuries. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $1.5 million.
Law firm: Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen
Filed: 6/4/2012. CL12002498
We asked for nine business case files this week, but Henrico court clerks said none of the files, dating from May 31, was available.
All Points Capital Corp. v. BBR Print Inc. d/b/a James River Press; Brooke B. Rhodes; and Robert A. Rhodes III
Plaintiff says defendants defaulted by failing to make timely payments on a Mitsubishi six-color press, plus a coater, from Oct. 20, 2011, to Feb. 20, 2012. Plaintiff alleges breach of contract and seeks judgment in principal sum of $143,133.52. Plaintiff also wants to repossess the equipment.
Law firm: Miles & Stockbridge
Filed: 5/31/2012. CL12001637 [/private]