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by LAURA ERNDE | August 9, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com A lawsuit accusing the former Smithsburg Ambulance Co. chief of using $187,000 of a local bakery's money to benefit himself, his family and the nonprofit ambulance company will go to trial in February, a judge decided Friday. Hadley Farms of Smithsburg is accusing Jason Sturm of using $30,000 of its money for his personal use and wrongfully diverting another $33,000 to Smithsburg Ambulance, according to the lawsuit filed in Washington County Circuit Court.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 23, 2007
A lawsuit alleging that Hagerstown Regional Airport Manager Carolyn Motz made inappropriate advances toward a male employee has been dismissed by a U.S. District Court judge. A federal appeals court upheld the district court judge's decision. The employee, Larry Ardinger, had 90 days to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, but didn't indicate that he would, said his appellate attorney, C. William Michaels of Baltimore. The 90-day period ended this month. Ardinger is not listed in U.S. Supreme Court online records.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | July 10, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An attorney representing the City of Martinsburg has said a lawsuit filed over the appointment of Martinsburg Fire Department Chief Paul Bragg should be dismissed because a one-year statute of limitations has expired. On May 27, an attorney representing a firefighters' union - Local 805, IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) - filed a lawsuit saying Bragg's appointment should be voided because he was not required to take a civil service exam and because he was hired over other officers who were qualified for the position under civil service regulations.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Family members of a man who was shot to death by Martinsburg police in March have filed a federal lawsuit against the city, its police department and 25 unidentified officers. The complaint, filed in U.S. district court in Martinsburg Thursday on behalf of Robert L. Jones and Bruce A. Jones, seeks $200 million in damages and other relief for the March 13 death of their brother, Wayne Arnold Jones. Wayne Arnold Jones, 50, of Stephens City, Va., died from multiple gunshot wounds in the 100 block of South Queen Street, according to a copy of his death certificate, which was among four attachments that attorney Sherman L. Lambert Sr. filed with a 21-page complaint.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 17, 2007
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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By BRENDAN KIRBY | September 1, 1998
A Waynesboro, Pa., man who has been waging an effort to stop the Hagerstown Suns baseball team from offering a church bulletin promotion has filed a federal lawsuit against the team. According to the complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Carl H. Silverman alleges that the promotion discriminates against nonbelievers such as himself. --cont. from front page -- Silverman's attorney, Michael D. Berman, filed a motion to assign the case to a U.S. magistrate judge and another motion to delay it until a complaint filed with the Maryland Commission on Human Relations is settled.
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March 26, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A fourth defendant has been added to a $4 million lawsuit filed against Washington County employees by the family of a county roads worker who was killed on the job in August 1995. Manford Hart, an employee of the Washington County Roads Department, was added to the suit in March filings in Washington County Circuit Court. Keith Shives, 46, was crushed to death on Aug. 21, 1995, under a road roller on U.S. 40 at the Licking Creek Bridge near Indian Springs while on his way to a job site at 7:29 a.m. Gerard Emig, attorney for the Shives family, said in his amended filing that Manford Hart was in a supervisory position and ordered Shives to use the machine that day. Emig also contends Hart was on site Aug. 17 and personally saw Shives having trouble unloading the road roller when it was delivered.
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February 5, 2002
State wants venue of W.Va. 9 lawsuit changed Charles Town, W.Va. By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia highways officials are requesting that a lawsuit filed over the W.Va. 9 expansion project be moved from U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., to a federal court in West Virginia. State Highway Engineer Joe Deneault said Monday the venue for the lawsuit should be moved from U.S. District Court in Washington because the court there has "absolutely no connection to this case.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | March 17, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Lawyers representing the estate of a Mercersburg, Pa., man who was beaten to death last year in a fight with his neighbor have responded to a lawsuit, saying the plaintiffs should not be permitted to testify because their claims cannot be refuted by a dead man. Attorney John Keller, on behalf of Donald Berkebile's estate, cited Pennsylvania's so-called Dead Man's Act, a statute that says any person with interests adverse to...
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by MARLO BARNHART | July 13, 2005
A civil lawsuit involving the failure of a former employee to return a company vehicle was settled Monday in Washington County District Court, with Sagittarius Salon and Spa being awarded $2,100 by Visiting Judge Noel Spence. According to court records, the defendant in the civil case, Malcolm Norred, did not appear for Monday's hearing. Two weeks ago, Edward Masood - husband of Sagittarius owner Marsha Knicley-Masood - appeared in District Court on a misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of property involving the same company vehicle.
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