Chesterfield Circuit Court
Henry Warren v. Aikey’s Home Improvements, LLC and Worleys Masonry LLC
Plaintiff says on/about Oct. 31, 2022, he was on a job site to install sill plates to begin framing a home, when he fell into a hole that defendants had dug near the foundation and allowed to fill with water and debris, causing severe and permanent injuries. Plaintiff asks judgment of $9.8 million.
Attorneys: Jason M. Hart of The Joel Bieber Firm
Kapitus Servicing, Inc. v. Brooke Brody Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Inc. d/b/a Pacific Pathways; and Brooke Brody
Plaintiff says the Maryland business is in default of a forward purchase agreement and seeks judgment in the principal amount of $126,028.
Attorneys: Nhon H. Nguyen, Timothy A. Hennigan and Charles D. Waters of Nguyen|Ballato
Kapitus Servicing, Inc. v. H & T Beauty Corporation d/b/a Beauty Nails & Spa; and Henry Vo
Plaintiff says the Massachusetts business is in default of a forward purchase agreement and seeks judgment in the principal amount of $153,059.
Attorneys: Nhon H. Nguyen and Charles D. Waters of Nguyen|Ballato
Steven Pendlebury, administrator of the estate of Geraldine Pendlebury, deceased v. Bickford of Chesterfield, LLC
Plaintiff says on May 15, 2021, decedent was observed vomiting in the memory care unit, having ingested an entire container of vanilla and lavender odor neutralizing gel beads which had been left open and unattended for consumption by decedent and other dementia patients. Plaintiff says decedent died June 20, 2021, as a result of ingesting the oils, which caused pneumonitis with respiratory failure, shock and encephalopathy. Plaintiff alleges negligence and seeks judgment of $3 million.
Attorneys: Keith B. Marcus of Blank & Marcus
Karen Shoaf v. Edward Rose Development Company, LLC
Plaintiff says defendants failed to remediate toxic mold growth in her luxury apartment at the Enclave in Midlothian after numerous complaints, and failed to repair water intrusions, causing bodily injuries and damage to personal property. Plaintiff claims compensatory damages of $1 million.
Attorneys: D. Hayden Fisher of Fisher Law
Henrico Circuit Court
Michael Goldmeier and Bonita Goldmeier v. The Hartley Law Group, P.C.; Albert Hartley; Anchor Financial Group, LLC; Thomas Ryan Leggett; Anchor Accounting Services, LLC; and David Echelberger
Plaintiffs say they were referred to Hartley and Hartley Law as experts in “estate planning” when they sought to reduce anticipated income tax liabilities after the sale of two properties in 2017 for $14 million, but defendants, in 2017, recommended actions unsuitable to their goals of both avoiding short term taxation and providing for longer term estate planning, and as a result of defendants’ malpractice, they were required, after engaging professional help, to pay an additional $208,987 in federal and state taxes, $15,947.12 in interest and $7,100 in professional fees, and say they have paid $500,000 in annuities issued in the name of an illegal pension plan whose value was mostly in their tax avoidance. Plaintiffs allege malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and violations of securities laws and seek judgment of no less than $250,000, plus return of $500,000 for the pension payments.
Attorneys: David W. Thomas of MichieHamlett
Organogenesis, Inc. v. New Age Foot and Ankle Surgery, LLC
Plaintiff says defendant has failed to pay for medical supplies and seeks judgment of $135,090.
Attorneys: Ronald William Stern
The New Haven Companies, Inc. v. Office Interiors of Virginia, Inc.
Plaintiff says defendant has an unpaid balance for equipment supplied of $35,314.45.
Attorneys: Robert L. Flax
Lateefa Coleman v. Select Rehabilitation, LLC
Plaintiff says soon after starting at defendant company as a business development manager effective Dec. 1, 2020, where she was the only black among nine others with similar/identical jobs, she began experiencing an escalating pattern of discriminatory behavior, including defendant trying to unlawfully withhold more than $50,000 owed under her employment contract, being subjected to a discriminatory action plan and being terminated on April 22, 2022. Plaintiff asks compensatory damages of $336,000.
Attorneys: Benjamin D. Johnson and Joel T. White of Pierce McCoy
Richmond Circuit Court
Crystal Neverson v. Swader, Inc. d/b/a Swaders Sports Park
Plaintiff says on/about April 25, 2021, defendants negligently operated a go-kart track and failed to property maintain an apparatus meant to slow down go-karts, and as a result, she was severely injured when another kart collided with her. Plaintiff claims damages of $250,000.
Attorneys: C. James Williams III of Burnett & Williams
Rhetta M. Daniel v. Douglas P. Rucker Jr., Esquire; Jeffrey Hamilton Geiger, Esquire; and Sands Anderson, PC
Plaintiff says defendants negligently represented her in a Virginia State Bar case, and if not for their breach of duties and lack of skill, she would not have been suspended and could have continued to practice law as she had for 41 years. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $5 million.
Attorneys: Rhetta M. Daniel, JD, pro se
Melissa Andrews v. M West Broad SMVA, LLC; McOffice, LLC; and McDonald’s Corporation
Plaintiff says on/about April 24, 2021, at 2700 W. Broad St., she slipped on a wet substance just after entering the door and was injured. Plaintiff seeks judgment of $900,000.
Attorneys: Curtis Hazelton and Daniel Renfro and Renfro & Renfro
Natasha Harris v. Walter Chavis; Paul Chavis; New Warwick Townhomes, LLC; Comcast Cable Communications, LLC; Comcast Corporation; and Comcast of Virginia, LLC
Plaintiff says on July 5, 2021, while she was outside the 6300 block of Tweeter Branch Lane, the Chavises’ dog, a pitbull named Wonton who was allowed to roam freely, attacked her. Plaintiff says because Comcast had left wires negligently on the ground, she tripped over them trying to get away. Plaintiff asks judgment of $50,000.
Attorneys: John R. Newby of Tronfeld West & Durrett
Walter Hall v. Dodson Property Management, LLC and Summit Apts Dev LLC
Plaintiff says defendants failed to keep common areas clean and in structurally safe conditions at 3113 W. Marshall St., or to ensure that various doors between the parking garage and stairwell on the premises would shut and lock on their own, that the doors were equipped with non-functioning FOB keyless entry systems, and that residents had reported trespassing, illegal drug use in the stairwells and trespassers threatening residents, but defendants failed to secure the property. On the night of June 1, 2022, plaintiff says he was assaulted by a trespasser he had previously reported, resulting in physical and emotional injuries. Plaintiff alleges negligence and seeks judgment of $250,000, and punitive damages of $250,000.
Attorneys: Jonathan M. Arthur and Thomas H. Roberts of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates
Darla Garvey v. Saks Fifth Avenue; Saks Fifth Avenue, LLC; Saks Richmond Real Property LLC; Second Horizon Capital; Chippenham SP Holdings, LLC; and John Doe Company
Plaintiff says on April 20, 2021, at 9214 Stony Point Parkway, defendants knew of a dangerous condition of a store escalator but failed to warn, and she experienced a fall on the escalator and got caught at the terminus, causing injuries. Plaintiff claims damages of $75,000.
Attorneys: Michael R. Krol and Robert G. Maury of The Law Office of Maury & Krol
Sabrina Walker v. Jaime Lynne Bohl, M.D.; Kristine Lynne Kenning, M.D.; and MCV Associated Physicians d/b/a VCU Health MCV Physicians
Plaintiff says defendants, on May 5, 2021, damaged her ureter while performing a low anterior resection with loop ileostomy, and failed to recognize her symptoms were consistent with damage to her urologic structure, resulting in substantial complications, interventions and ongoing procedures. Plaintiff asks judgment of $3,626,538.19.
Attorneys: Robert J. Haddad of Ruloff, Swain, Haddad, Morecock, Talbert & Woodward
Lucas Leandro, a minor who sues by his father and next friend Jose Leandro v. Millennium Property, LLC; German Bustillo; and Yeli Medrano Orellana
Plaintiff, 11 at the time, says on Feb. 21, 2022, he approached the door of defendants’ property at 8011 Iron Bridge Road to ask a question as he had done previously, given that Bustillo was the former owner, now member/manager of the property, and their dog, later identified as a 2-year-old Great Dane/pitbull mix, viciously attacked him in the front yard. Plaintiff says he suffered significant injuries, disfigurement and deformity and seeks judgment of $1 million.
Attorneys: Gina Sultan of Shaheen Law Firm