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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 18, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Attorneys argued in court Friday whether a lawsuit over the death of a former Smithsburg fire company volunteer and her unborn baby should be dismissed. After more than an hour of oral arguments, Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. did not offer a decision, but pledged to have one in writing "as promptly as I can. " Four years after Christina Lynn Hess, 20, died from complications connected to her pregnancy, her mother and her fianc are suing a variety of entities and individuals over their roles in the emergency medical response.
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January 24, 1998
Lawsuit claims fired worker not 'team player' By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Royal Vendors worker who alleges he witnessed the sexual harassment of a female co-worker filed a lawsuit Friday claiming he was fired for not being a "team player" in defending the company against her lawsuit. In his lawsuit, David Brackett Jr. said he witnessed the sexual harassment of Vicki Rhodes and attempted to stop it. The suit names Royal Vendors, Director of Personnel Robert Kutcher and Supervisor Mark High as defendants.
NEWS
March 1, 2008
A lawsuit that was filed in December by a credit card company against Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II was dismissed Thursday in Washington County District Court. Capital One had claimed in the lawsuit that Bruchey allegedly failed to pay $672.72 for "purchased miscellaneous merchandise, services and/or received cash in advance. " In addition to $672.72, Capital One sued to recover $81.37 from accrued interest and $100.90 in legal fees, court records show. Bruchey said last week that he settled the account earlier this month, and the matter would not go to trial.
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September 30, 1999
After four days of testimony and one hour of deliberations in a medical malpractice case, a Washington County Circuit Court jury last Friday found a Hagerstown woman's lawsuit against her former gynecologist groundless, court records said. The 1997 lawsuit was brought by Beverly Ann Padilla against Dr. Jowheri J. Mullick and Washington County Hospital. The case against the hospital was dismissed prior to the trial's first day on Sept. 21, according to court records. In her lawsuit, Padilla had alleged Mullick failed to observe basic and fundamental standards of care and as a result, she suffered a rupture of her uterus.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | September 28, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The estate of a Falling Waters, W.Va., man has sued a Florida trucking company and one of its drivers for $20 million each in a 1997 fatal accident on Interstate 81, according to court records. In a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Berkeley County Circuit Court, estate representative Lisa D. Brice alleges that Raymond C. Roman, of Jacksonville, Fla., was traveling at an unsafe speed in a construction zone when the accident in which James R. Brice died occurred.
NEWS
November 21, 2000
City will try to settle lawsuit By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer A lawsuit filed by Hagerstown Spring Works Co. against the City of Hagerstown will not go to trial next month as scheduled because the parties will try to settle the matter, according to documents filed in Washington County Circuit Court. The case had been scheduled for a Dec. 18 jury trial. The trial was postponed under a joint request, "so that the parties may resolve the issues by settlement or alternative dispute techniques," court documents state.
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by GEORGE DRASTAL | July 17, 2005
Lost in the news of horror in London on Thursday was a small article about a group of Washington, D.C., citizens who saved a young woman. She had been stabbed by a man who went violently mad from PCP, and if bystanders hadn't pounced on the man, she surely would be dead today. No one questioned the motives of those bystanders. It's obvious that they took on great risk to themselves because they thought it was the right thing to do. This made me reflect on a situation closer to home, that looks different at first, but that really is similar.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 31, 2002
andrews@herald-mail.com Washington County Commissioner William J. Wivell's open records lawsuit should be dismissed because Wivell is not a party to the matter and because a court can't issue an advisory opinion, according to an attorney defending the county. Attorney William McC. Schildt represents the Washington County Commissioners, who are being pressed to release the terms of a secret retirement contract with former Economic Development Commission Executive Director John Howard.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 1, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County officials have been dismissed from a bank's lawsuit that claimed a county record-keeping error led the financial institution to loan two people $346,500 for property that was used to secure a second promissory note in October and November 2006, according to a Berkeley County Circuit Court order. The order signed by 23rd Circuit Judge Gray Silver III on Oct. 20 allows U.S. Bank to file an amended complaint against the people who received the loans and dismisses Berkeley County Clerk John W. Small Jr. and the Berkeley County Commission.
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July 24, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A lawsuit claiming Berkeley County's Public Service Sewer District failed to complete connection service work to a mobile home community more than two years after it started has been dismissed because the work since has been completed, according to court records. The civil action in January by attorney Michael L. Scales on behalf of Marion V. McFillan Jr. of the Rocky Glen Manufactured Housing Community asked the court to compel the sewer district to complete the work.
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