New Lawsuits: Wednesday, May 4
Waggoner Equipment v. United Rentals. Union ElectricWaggoner claims that it rented a crane to United Rental who in turn rented it to UE and during UE's use of the crane, it was overloaded and sustained major structural damage to the frame, superstructure, boom and turnable bearing of the crane. Waggoner is seeking at least $125,000 in damages.
J-Kardis; PA-Ronald Smith
05 L 428
Benton Jefcoat v. Norfolk Southern
J-Moran; PA-Robert Schmieder
Jefcoat claims that during the course of his employment as a maintenance worker he was exposed to repetitive trauma to his body, and in particular, his shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, and hands which caused him to suffer permanent and serious injuries. Jefcoat is seeking at least $50,000 in damages.
05 L 429
Carla Johnson v. Fitness Designs Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, Michael Pohlman
J-Byron; PA-Patrick Foley
Johnson claims that while using her Thera-Band at home and during the course of the treatment on May 6, 2003, the device broke causing her to fall and sustain serious injuries. Johnson is seeking at least $100,000 in damages.
05 L 431
David Long individually and as special admininstrator of the estate of Luke Long v. Amber Leverett
J-Stack; PA-David Long
Long alleges that Leverett breached her duty of care to his son and was guilty of negligence by disobeying a traffic control device, failing to stop at a traffic control device, failing to yield the right of way, and driving her vehicle in a way to cause it to strike another vehicle killing his son. Long is seeking at least $50,000 in damages.
05 L 432
Edwin Bland v. Cliffside Inn, Eagle Ridge
J-Matoesian; PA-David Hesi
Bland claims he was severely injured on June 2, 2004, when an intoxicated patron at Cliffside hit him in the head with a beer bottle. Bland is seeking at least $100,000 in damages.
05 L 433