The Docket: Court roundup for 4.3.14

Chesterfield Circuit Court

Joann Wood v. Giant Food Stores, LLC d/b/a Martin’s Food Market (Chesterfield Co)
Plaintiff says she slipped and fell, sustaining permanent impairment, because defendant was negligent in allowing water to remain on the floor in the store at 12601 Jefferson Davis. She seeks judgment in principal sum of $900,000.
Law firm: Joseph F. Grove
Filed: 3/26/2014. CL14000944

Bridge International Marketing, Inc. v. Great Beijing, Inc.; King Carry Corporation d/b/a K.C. Wholesale; and Chien Chiang Chang
Plaintiff, a New Jersey corporation, distributes food products and other merchandise to restaurants and businesses, and says it sold goods to defendant for which it has not been paid. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $187,106.85.
Law firm: Forest A. Nester of Brooke-Devlin & Nester
Filed: 3/28/2014. CL14000977[private]

William C. Boinest v. Jefferson Investor Group, L.C.
Plaintiff seeks the judicial dissolution of Jefferson Investor Group and the appointment of a liquidating trustee to assist the court in winding up JIG’s affairs. Plaintiff, who holds a 20 percent interest in JIG, says Billy G. Jefferson Jr. owns a 76 percent interest, and on Dec. 19, 2013, pleaded guilty to a two-count criminal information and agreed to a restitution order in the amount of $12,947,886.77. Restitution will be impaired, plaintiff says, unless a liquidating trustee with express authority to sell 29 parcels of real estate with an assessed value of $32,177,000 can be appointed.
Law firm: Hugh T. Antrim and Adam R. Nelson of ThompsonMcMullan
Filed: 3/28/2014. CL14000985

MasterSpas, Inc.; Hot Tubs, Inc.; Bob’s Intowne Spas; and DARO Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a David’s Home Entertainment and Recreation v. Harnett Mfg., LLC t/a Barefoot Spas; Hawkeye Manufacturing, Inc.; Richard French; Casey Murray; and Michael Carter
MasterSpas says it is a manufacturer of high-end hot tubs and spas and others named sell MasterSpas products, while Barefoot is a manufacturing competitor. Plaintiff says defendants picketed trade shows in Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia in an attempt to damage plaintiff’s business and have announced they will continue to disrupt shows. Plaintiff alleges tortious interference and defamation and seeks a permanent injunction against defendants from attending, picketing or interfering with shows and $350,000 in damages.
Law firm: Frank F. Rennie IV, Scott D. Stovall and W. Brandon Cowan of CowanGates
Filed: 3/31/2014. CL14001001

Henrico Circuit Court

Trae-Fuels, Ltd. v. Paraclete Bioenergy, LLC
Plaintiff says defendant purchased boiler fuel and grindings on an open account and has failed to pay a principal sum of $138,152.96.
Law firm: Nhon H. Nguyen of Shettine & Nguyen
Filed: 3/25/2014. CL14000732

C234, Inc. t/a Cross Timbers Roofing v. MGT Construction Management, Inc.
and Hartford Casualty Insurance Company
Plaintiff says defendant has breached subcontract agreements on three projects – in Richmond, Newport News and Petersburg – and it is owed a principal sum of $39,846.95.
Law firm: Bruce E. Arkema and Kevin J. Funk of DurretteBradshaw
Filed: 3/27/2014. CL14000767

Karyn C.L. Walsh v. Slater James River Inc. d/b/a Prudential Slater James River and Kevin Hoffman
Plaintiff says Hoffman represented the Millers, who contracted to buy her home, and after a home inspection, she refused to meet their demands for the deck. Negotiations picked up again, but before the property could close, plaintiff says Hoffman contacted the Henrico County Building Inspection Office and reported possible deck problems. Henrico began enforcement action, but the sale fell through and both parties signed a release, she says. Prudential then filed civil action against her, seeking $7,500 in real estate commissions. At trial, the judge found in favor of plaintiff, and Prudential appealed. At trial 5 months later, a judge ruled again that Prudential had no grounds to recover money. As a result of the actions, plaintiff says she lost the sale of her home to the Millers; was confronted by a building violation; was forced to secure counsel to defend herself in two trials; and was forced to travel back and forth to Texas to address the claims, suffering substantial losses in time and expense. Plaintiff claims abuse of process and malicious prosecution and seeks compensatory damages of $30,000 and punitive damages of $500,000.
Law firm: Paul T. Buckwalter
Filed: 4/1/2014. CL14000812

Richmond Circuit Court

Dana Pitts v. Danny W. Shaban, M.D.; Claire E. Murphy, NP; and Dominion Women’s Health
Plaintiff, 34, says sought care for a pregnancy in February 2012. In her time with defendants, she says she informed them there was a strong history of breast cancer in her family and that she had felt a lump. Plaintiff says she continued to point it out, but was told it was probably a clogged milk duct. At no time did defendants recommend diagnostic testing, plaintiff says, and she was diagnosed with stage III metastasized breast cancer in January 2013. Plaintiff alleges negligence and breach of standard of care and seeks judgment in principal sum of $5 million.
Law firm: Stephen J. Cannella and Robert W. O’Neal of Cannella & O’Neal
Filed: 3/27/2014. CL14001454

Levernia Crabbe-Reed v. Traci Craft, RN; Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, Inc.; Waring Trible, M.D.; Rappahannock Gastroenterology Associates, PLC; and Rite Aid of Virginia, Inc. d/b/a Rite Air #7762
Plaintiff says she was diagnosed as suffering from H-pylori and a prescription was called in for 120 pills of Pylera 125 mg. Plaintiff says Craft increased the order to 420 pills and she was instructed to take 12 a day until completed, which she did. Plaintiff says she was diagnosed as suffering neurological reactions, including numbness in her lower extremity, and has continued to be treated for the overdose. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $875,000.
Law firm: Stephen J. Cannella and Robert W. O’Neal of Cannella & O’Neal
Filed: 3/27/2014. CL14001455

Goldstar Trading International, LLC v. United Global Imports, LLC
Plaintiff says it sold and delivered e-hookahs to defendant, along with electronic cigarettes and related items, and defendant has refused to pay. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $35,275.30.
Law firm: Bryan M. Haynes of Troutman Sanders
Filed: 3/27/2014. CL14001457

Moses Johnson v. Medical Facilities of America LIV(54) Limited Partnership d/b/a Beaufont Health & Rehabilitation Center; Medical Facilities of Virginia Limited Partnership I; and Medical Facilities of Virginia Limited Partnership II
Plaintiff says he entered facility at 200 Hioaks Road after suffering a hip fracture, and because of negligent care, failure to assess his pressure ulcer and failure to treat it, had to undergo hospital treatment. Plaintiff seeks compensatory damages of $400,000 and punitive damages of $350,000.
Law firm: Mark J. Krudys and Nancy H. Davidson of Phelan Krudys Petty
Filed: 3/28/2014. CL14001466

Eck Supply Company v. RCI Electrical Contracting Corp.
Plaintiff says it provided goods and services to defendant and is owed a principal balance of $150,756.57.
Law firm: Kristie G. Haynes and Gibson S. Wright of DurretteCrump
Filed: 3/28/2014. CL14001467[/private]

Chesterfield Circuit Court

Joann Wood v. Giant Food Stores, LLC d/b/a Martin’s Food Market (Chesterfield Co)
Plaintiff says she slipped and fell, sustaining permanent impairment, because defendant was negligent in allowing water to remain on the floor in the store at 12601 Jefferson Davis. She seeks judgment in principal sum of $900,000.
Law firm: Joseph F. Grove
Filed: 3/26/2014. CL14000944

Bridge International Marketing, Inc. v. Great Beijing, Inc.; King Carry Corporation d/b/a K.C. Wholesale; and Chien Chiang Chang
Plaintiff, a New Jersey corporation, distributes food products and other merchandise to restaurants and businesses, and says it sold goods to defendant for which it has not been paid. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $187,106.85.
Law firm: Forest A. Nester of Brooke-Devlin & Nester
Filed: 3/28/2014. CL14000977[private]

William C. Boinest v. Jefferson Investor Group, L.C.
Plaintiff seeks the judicial dissolution of Jefferson Investor Group and the appointment of a liquidating trustee to assist the court in winding up JIG’s affairs. Plaintiff, who holds a 20 percent interest in JIG, says Billy G. Jefferson Jr. owns a 76 percent interest, and on Dec. 19, 2013, pleaded guilty to a two-count criminal information and agreed to a restitution order in the amount of $12,947,886.77. Restitution will be impaired, plaintiff says, unless a liquidating trustee with express authority to sell 29 parcels of real estate with an assessed value of $32,177,000 can be appointed.
Law firm: Hugh T. Antrim and Adam R. Nelson of ThompsonMcMullan
Filed: 3/28/2014. CL14000985

MasterSpas, Inc.; Hot Tubs, Inc.; Bob’s Intowne Spas; and DARO Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a David’s Home Entertainment and Recreation v. Harnett Mfg., LLC t/a Barefoot Spas; Hawkeye Manufacturing, Inc.; Richard French; Casey Murray; and Michael Carter
MasterSpas says it is a manufacturer of high-end hot tubs and spas and others named sell MasterSpas products, while Barefoot is a manufacturing competitor. Plaintiff says defendants picketed trade shows in Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia in an attempt to damage plaintiff’s business and have announced they will continue to disrupt shows. Plaintiff alleges tortious interference and defamation and seeks a permanent injunction against defendants from attending, picketing or interfering with shows and $350,000 in damages.
Law firm: Frank F. Rennie IV, Scott D. Stovall and W. Brandon Cowan of CowanGates
Filed: 3/31/2014. CL14001001

Henrico Circuit Court

Trae-Fuels, Ltd. v. Paraclete Bioenergy, LLC
Plaintiff says defendant purchased boiler fuel and grindings on an open account and has failed to pay a principal sum of $138,152.96.
Law firm: Nhon H. Nguyen of Shettine & Nguyen
Filed: 3/25/2014. CL14000732

C234, Inc. t/a Cross Timbers Roofing v. MGT Construction Management, Inc.
and Hartford Casualty Insurance Company
Plaintiff says defendant has breached subcontract agreements on three projects – in Richmond, Newport News and Petersburg – and it is owed a principal sum of $39,846.95.
Law firm: Bruce E. Arkema and Kevin J. Funk of DurretteBradshaw
Filed: 3/27/2014. CL14000767

Karyn C.L. Walsh v. Slater James River Inc. d/b/a Prudential Slater James River and Kevin Hoffman
Plaintiff says Hoffman represented the Millers, who contracted to buy her home, and after a home inspection, she refused to meet their demands for the deck. Negotiations picked up again, but before the property could close, plaintiff says Hoffman contacted the Henrico County Building Inspection Office and reported possible deck problems. Henrico began enforcement action, but the sale fell through and both parties signed a release, she says. Prudential then filed civil action against her, seeking $7,500 in real estate commissions. At trial, the judge found in favor of plaintiff, and Prudential appealed. At trial 5 months later, a judge ruled again that Prudential had no grounds to recover money. As a result of the actions, plaintiff says she lost the sale of her home to the Millers; was confronted by a building violation; was forced to secure counsel to defend herself in two trials; and was forced to travel back and forth to Texas to address the claims, suffering substantial losses in time and expense. Plaintiff claims abuse of process and malicious prosecution and seeks compensatory damages of $30,000 and punitive damages of $500,000.
Law firm: Paul T. Buckwalter
Filed: 4/1/2014. CL14000812

Richmond Circuit Court

Dana Pitts v. Danny W. Shaban, M.D.; Claire E. Murphy, NP; and Dominion Women’s Health
Plaintiff, 34, says sought care for a pregnancy in February 2012. In her time with defendants, she says she informed them there was a strong history of breast cancer in her family and that she had felt a lump. Plaintiff says she continued to point it out, but was told it was probably a clogged milk duct. At no time did defendants recommend diagnostic testing, plaintiff says, and she was diagnosed with stage III metastasized breast cancer in January 2013. Plaintiff alleges negligence and breach of standard of care and seeks judgment in principal sum of $5 million.
Law firm: Stephen J. Cannella and Robert W. O’Neal of Cannella & O’Neal
Filed: 3/27/2014. CL14001454

Levernia Crabbe-Reed v. Traci Craft, RN; Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, Inc.; Waring Trible, M.D.; Rappahannock Gastroenterology Associates, PLC; and Rite Aid of Virginia, Inc. d/b/a Rite Air #7762
Plaintiff says she was diagnosed as suffering from H-pylori and a prescription was called in for 120 pills of Pylera 125 mg. Plaintiff says Craft increased the order to 420 pills and she was instructed to take 12 a day until completed, which she did. Plaintiff says she was diagnosed as suffering neurological reactions, including numbness in her lower extremity, and has continued to be treated for the overdose. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $875,000.
Law firm: Stephen J. Cannella and Robert W. O’Neal of Cannella & O’Neal
Filed: 3/27/2014. CL14001455

Goldstar Trading International, LLC v. United Global Imports, LLC
Plaintiff says it sold and delivered e-hookahs to defendant, along with electronic cigarettes and related items, and defendant has refused to pay. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $35,275.30.
Law firm: Bryan M. Haynes of Troutman Sanders
Filed: 3/27/2014. CL14001457

Moses Johnson v. Medical Facilities of America LIV(54) Limited Partnership d/b/a Beaufont Health & Rehabilitation Center; Medical Facilities of Virginia Limited Partnership I; and Medical Facilities of Virginia Limited Partnership II
Plaintiff says he entered facility at 200 Hioaks Road after suffering a hip fracture, and because of negligent care, failure to assess his pressure ulcer and failure to treat it, had to undergo hospital treatment. Plaintiff seeks compensatory damages of $400,000 and punitive damages of $350,000.
Law firm: Mark J. Krudys and Nancy H. Davidson of Phelan Krudys Petty
Filed: 3/28/2014. CL14001466

Eck Supply Company v. RCI Electrical Contracting Corp.
Plaintiff says it provided goods and services to defendant and is owed a principal balance of $150,756.57.
Law firm: Kristie G. Haynes and Gibson S. Wright of DurretteCrump
Filed: 3/28/2014. CL14001467[/private]

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