Chesterfield Circuit Court
Alan S. Petersen v. CVI Investigations & Security a/k/a Central Virginia Investigations Inc.; and Chris D. Bell
Plaintiff says he suffered grievous damages as a result of Bell making false and malicious statements, including one to police and mental health authorities that plaintiff had expressed an intention to kill his wife. Plaintiff also alleges Bell engaged in misrepresentations upon which plaintiff relied as inducement to engage CVI to perform private investigative services, and that CVI failed to perform the services and violated its agreement by disclosing confidential information. Plaintiff says he met Bell in 2008 when Bell moved to Chesterfield to serve as pastor of plaintiff’s church, and that Bell used his position as pastor to promote his private investigator business, for which he claimed such credentials as undergraduate and graduate degrees in law enforcement, serving on a SWAT team, being an Army Ranger and holding a master of divinity degree, all of which were false. Plaintiff says he hired Bell to investigate his wife, whom he suspected of having an affair, and that Bell used his statements to discredit and malign him. As a result, plaintiff says he was arrested and detained in a psychiatric ward before mental health proceedings were dismissed. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $3,011,400.
Law firm: William H. Hurd and Stephen C. Piepgrass of Troutman Sanders
Filed: 10/14/2014. CL14003148
Darlene Gilliam v. Regal Cinemas Inc. and Movie (VA) QRS14-24 Inc.
Plaintiff says she fell on damaged or defective steps at the Commonwealth 20 Movie Theatre and suffered permanent injuries. She seeks judgment of $2 million.
Law firm: Joshua N. Lief of Geoffrey R. McDonald & Associates
Filed: 10/17/2014. CL14003175
Richmond Circuit Court
Charlotte Woody-Purnell v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. d/b/a Wal-Mart Supercenter 281
Plaintiff says the store at 2501 Sheila Lane failed to warn of a wet floor, and she fell, sustaining serious injuries. Plaintiff seeks judgment in principal sum of $250,000.
Law firm: Raymond L. Palmer of The Law Offices of Raymond L. Palmer
Filed: 10/16/2014. CL14004462 [private]
Aneka Robertson v. Chippenham Village Associates LLC and Colony Management Corp.
Plaintiff says she was in the laundry room of her apartment building in the Chippenham Townhomes, and when she put coins in the dryer and turned to leave the room, there was a gas explosion in which she received permanent injuries. Plaintiff alleges negligence and seeks compensatory damages of $12.5 million.
Law firm: Jay Tronfeld of Tronfeld West & Durrett
Filed: 10/20/2014. CL14004511
Advance Building Construction Inc. v. Salon Pro of Richmond Inc.; Carol Nestor; and Greg Nestor
Plaintiff is owner and landlord of a building at 2309 W. Main St., and Salon Pro operated Nesbit Salon and Spa at that address. Plaintiff says defendant closed on Oct. 16 and vacated the property, being in arrears on rent for September and October. Plaintiff also says it is owed total rent due under terms of a 5-year lease and seeks judgment in principal sum of $148,585.
Law firm: Robert C. Smith
Filed: 10/21/2014. CL14004543
Henrico Circuit Court
2727 Enterprise Partners LLC v. Isis Inc.; Shelby F. McCurnin II; and Leah McCurnin
Plaintiff says defendant is in default on a lease at 2727 Enterprise Parkway and seeks judgment in principal sum of $179,952.13.
Law firm: Alexander M. Simon
Filed: 10/15/2014. CL14002693
Essex Bank v. Timothy W. McKinley; Nancy Jo McKinley; and McKinley Properties, L.C.
This is a confessed judgment of $172,415.75.
Law firm: R. Robert Benaicha
Filed: 10/17/2014. CL14002707 [/private]