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February 20, 1998
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The West Virginia State Police will pay $775,000 to the parents of Amanda Smailes to settle a lawsuit they filed over her death in a collision with a drunken driver who was being pursued by police. "I would trade every penny of it to have Mandy back," said her father, John Smailes of Inwood, W.Va. "But that's not possible, is it?" "Obviously no amount of money could compensate the Smailes for what they've gone through.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 28, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A woman attacked by a Berkeley County Sheriff's Department K-9 in 2004 has received $50,000 for the injuries she received, Berkeley County's legal services director confirmed Friday. "The (county's) insurance company made the decision to settle the claim," Norwood Bentley III said. "The insurance company paid the claim on behalf of the county. " According to attorney Harry P. Waddell, his client, Annjeana Moore of Bunker Hill, W.Va., was bitten by the dog while standing in the yard of her residence on June 30, 2004.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 4, 2007
To see court documents, click here HAGERSTOWN ? A lawsuit has been filed against Hub Labels Inc. after the company allegedly told a man he was too old to work at the Hagerstown business. In the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission says Hub Labels did not hire Clarence Stottlemyer because of his age. The Clear Spring resident is 60 years old. The EEOC alleged that Hub Labels violated federal law when the company refused to hire the applicant after he interviewed there in April.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | September 29, 2011
A former sheriff's deputy wants a judge to order Berkeley County to reinstate him to his job and pay back wages and other benefits he would have accrued since being terminated in May 2011. P. Shannon Layne claims in a lawsuit filed on Sept. 23 by attorney Barry P. Beck that he was wrongfully terminated in violation of the Deputy Sheriff's Civil Service Act. Kenneth M. Lemaster Jr., in his capacity as Berkeley County sheriff, and the Berkeley County Council were named as defendants in the pending complaint that asks the court for a writ of mandamus to be issued, ordering compliance.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 25, 2011
The Berkeley County Council will meet behind closed doors with members of the county's Public Sewer Service District next week to review allegations that the utility committed more than 250 major violations since 2007. "I'm very disappointed ... that our residents are being let down, if these allegations are proven to be correct," Council President William L. "Bill" Stubblefield said of charges outlined in a lawsuit filed against the sewer district by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | April 10, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com The wife of a man who died in 2001 after fencing materials fell on him has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against the planing mill where the man was fatally injured. Max A. Fogle, who was 51, had gone to the Hicksville Planing Mill at 14464 Hicksville Road near Clear Spring early on July 3, 2001, to pick up several wooden fence sections, according to police accounts at the time. As Fogle, who lived in Hagerstown, was loading the fence sections into a truck, eight pieces that had been leaning against a wall fell on him, police said.
NEWS
November 3, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Jefferson County, W.Va., woman recently filed a $6.25 million lawsuit against a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy, the sheriff's department and the county. The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court, claims Michelle Powell was unlawfully deprived of her liberty. The lawsuit also seeks $2 million in legal fees for her attorney, Keith Wheaton, of Shepherdstown, W.Va. On July 6, 911 dispatchers received a call from a woman at 207 Willow Spring Farm Apartments, claiming she was being attacked by a man in her apartment, according to the lawsuit.
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By MARLO BARNHART | December 11, 2004
HAGERSTOWN A Washington County wrecking contractor has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a Pennsylvania construction company and a Hagerstown concrete firm for breach of contract over the demolition of the former Wal-Mart on Wesel Boulevard. Allegany Wrecking Contractors, 16317 Broadfording Road, and Joel Merrbaugh, company owner and operator, filed the lawsuit Dec. 8 against eci Construction Group of Dillsburg, Pa. In addition to breach of contract, the lawsuit seeks damages for unjust enrichment, nonpayment for services, and interference with contractual relations and prospective business advantage from the Dillsburg firm.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | October 30, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com A Washington County surgeon who has been vocal about the state's medical malpractice crisis had a lawsuit filed against him in Washington County Circuit Court on Friday regarding a surgery he performed in 2001, according to court records. The lawsuit alleges that Dr. Karl P. Riggle performed a right axillary node dissection rather than a diagnostic right axillary node biopsy on Mary Kay Kling of Shade Gap, Pa., on April 20, 2001, court records state.
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By ERIN JULIUS | June 20, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown woman on Tuesday filed a $3 million lawsuit against Wal-Mart, seeking damages for herself and her son, who was born prematurely after she slipped and fell in the store in August 2005, according to allegations in court documents. Radhia Haj-Mabrouk was shopping at the clearance racks near the front of Wal-Mart at 17850 Garden Groh Blvd. when she slipped on water on the floor, fell and was injured, she contends in the lawsuit filed in Washington County Circuit Court.
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