Civil suits filed in Columbia County since August 1. Statements are drawn from the plaintiff’s complaint. The facts of these cases have not been determined by a judge or jury, and no decisions have been rendered.
CV2012 139-4. Shelter Mutual Insurance Company v. Robby Frizzell of Taylor, Raymond Smith of Magnolia, Nellie Manning of Taylor, Charles M. Holtzclaw individually and as parent and guardian of Grace Holtzclaw and Jayce Holtzclaw, minors, and Stacy Pearson, individually and as parent and guardian of Justin Echols, minor. Insurance. August 1. The insurance company said that an auto accident occurred on February 10, 2012 at which time cars driven by Chelsie Martin, Manning and Frizzell collided on U.S. 371, that the minor children were all passengers in the Martin car at the time of the accident, and Smith was a passenger in the Manning car. As a result, all of the defendants incurred injuries, pain and medical expenses, along with other damages including property damage to cars. All of the defendants have given notice of claims of damage against Martin, which claims may all exceed the available insurance policy limits available on behalf of Martin. Shelter Mutual provided an automobile liability insurance policy to Martin with liability limits of $20,000/$50,000. The plaintiff’s insurance policy does not provide enough coverage to compensate all of the defendant’s potential damage claims, as a consequence plaintiff and its insured, Martin, could be subjected to double and multiple liability. Shelter Mutual asks the court for an order that its policy limit of $50,000 be distributed to the various defendants, and that the plaintiff and its insured be released in full upon payment.
CV2012 140-6. Emily Vaughn of McNeil v. James D. Douglas of Hermitage. Motor vehicle. August 1. On December 4, 2011, Douglas was driving south on U.S. 79 when he failed to yield the right-of-way to the vehicle driven by Vaughn. Vaughn was driving north on U.S. 79 when Douglas made a left-hand turn without warning, causing Vaughn to collide with his vehicle. Vaughn claims that Douglas’ negligence and acts of omission resulted in serious personal injures to the plaintiff’s neck and back, pain and suffering. Vaughn seeks a judgment against Douglas for all damages incurred by the plaintiff in the accident, and for other relief to which she may be entitled.