Michael Talbert, administrator of the estate of Anthony Ousley, deceased v. C.T. Woody Jr., sheriff, city of Richmond; and 14 additional individuals associated with the sheriff’s office
Plaintiff alleges wrongful death in mistreatment, neglect and failure to provide care and treatment to inmate Anthony C. Ousley for serious medical needs while an inmate at Richmond City Jail between Aug. 23, 2010, and Sept. 4, 2010, resulting in his emergency transport to MCV Hospital on Sept. 4 and his death on Sept. 10. Plaintiff seeks $10 million in compensation, and $350,000 in punitive damages.
Law firm: Michie Hamlett
Filed: 7/18/2012. CL12003165[private]
Delta Harris v. Oliver P. Chiles; and Chiles Funeral Home Inc.
Plaintiff engaged defendants to prepare her husband’s body for a memorial service to be held in Richmond and burial to occur in the state of Connecticut. Plaintiff alleges that at the time of the funeral and burial, decedent had become so badly decomposed that he was swollen, was leaking fluids and a strong odor was emanating from his body. Plaintiff alleges that defendants failed to properly handle Renard Harris and/or refrigerate him, embalm him in a timely fashion, and purposefully concealed the state and nature of his decomposed body. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $2 million, and punitive damages of $350,000.
Law firm: ParisBlank
Filed: 7/19/2012. CL12003179
Lillian Snelling, individually and as administrator of the estate of John B. Snelling Sr. v. Immigration Centers of America–Farmville LLC; Mark A. Flowers; and Jeffrey D. Crawford
Plaintiff says John B. Snelling, a civilian employee working as the supply and procurement manager at the detention center, was killed at his place of employment on Jan. 19, 2011, because he was forced to participate in a violent and dangerous exercise simulating prisoner cell extractions without medical clearance or appropriate training. Plaintiff says her husband was required to participate by defendants Flowers and Crawford, in an effort to harass, intimidate and injure him so he would quit his job. Plaintiff says Flowers knew that decedent was a cardiac patient and had stents in place. Plaintiff also alleges that Flowers maintained a hostile work environment and that 250 people had been fired by him in approximately one year. Plaintiff says the exercises were supposed to be for trained correctional officers, not civilian employees, and that other civilian employees were not required to participate. Plaintiff says decedent was designated the “point man” to lead the charge into the cell of a 6-foot-plus tall, 275-pound correctional officer, designated the “prisoner,” who also was a professional mixed martial arts fighter, with 4 additional correctional officers behind decedent. The “prisoner,” plaintiff says, slammed into the plastic shield held by decedent, and decedent was crushed from behind. Decedent collapsed on floor, plaintiff says, and no one approached or aided him for 15-20 minutes. He was taken to Southside Community Hospital, where doctors attempted to revive him, but was declared dead. Plaintiff alleges the circumstances of the decedent’s death were concealed by defendants. An investigation by the Virginia Department of Labor determined there were multiple violations by ICA–Farmville. Plaintiff alleges wrongful death, fraud, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and seeks judgment in principal sum of $20 million, plus $350,000 in punitive damages.
Law firm: Hudgins Law Firm
Filed: 7/20/2012. CL12003193
Willie Earl Bradley and Bradley Development LLC v. Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) of the City of Richmond; Mayor Dwight C. Jones; Byron Marshall, chief administrative officer; Peter Chapman, deputy chief administrative officer; Lee Downey, director of DECD; Denis Lawus, Neighborhood Revitalization Program administrator of DECD; Juanita Buster, NRP team leader; and John Logan, NRP Section 3 coordinator
Plaintiff says the city botched budgeting and planning for a public project to acquire, rehabilitate and construct new residential properties and manage properties targeted to low-income people. Plaintiff says he was contacted by the city in June 2009 to discuss becoming a partner in the venture, and he entered into a verbal agreement. Plaintiff says he had expenditures due to the requirements of the city, and that breaches of contract created a financial burden on him. Plaintiff seeks $500,000 in compensatory damages and $500,000 in consequential damages.
Law firm: none listed
Filed: 7/23/2012. CL12003196
SunTrust Mortgage Inc. v. Success Realty and Loans Inc.
Plaintiff alleges breach of contract and seeks judgment in principal sum of $313,514.52.
Law firm: Wolfe & Wyman
Filed: 7/12/2012. CL12002005
Vikki Berman and Mark Berman v. Columbia Properties LP; Columbia Properties Richmond Ltd.; Richmond Marriott West; Marriott International Inc.; Host Marriott Corp.; Marriott Hotel Services Inc.; and Columbia Sussex Corp.
Vikki Berman says she fell and sustained serious injury at the hotel at 4240 Dominion Boulevard because of negligence of defendant(s) for causing or allowing a dangerous rubber border to exist at the perimeter of dance floor that was not properly affixed to the floor. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $500,000.
Law firm: Kogan & DiSalvo
Filed: 7/17/2012. CL12002044
SunTrust Mortgage Inc. v. Global Lending Group Inc.
Plaintiff alleges breach of contract and seeks judgment in principal sum of $116,234.14.
Law firm: Spotts Fain
Filed: 7/18/2012. CL12002054
Joann Wood v. Giant Food Stores LLC d/b/a Martin’s Food Market
Plaintiff says that on June 21, 2011, she was at the Martin’s at 12601 Jefferson Davis Highway, when a liquid on the floor, allegedly from a container used to store oysters, caused her to slip and fall, causing permanent injuries. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $700,000.
Law firm: Joseph F. Grove
Filed: 7/23/2012. CL12002202[/private]