Friday, December 5, 2008

Settlement reached in firing of PVH physician's assistant

A settlement has been reached in a wrongful termination suit filed by a former physician's assistant who alleged the wife of the doctor for whom she was working ordered her fired on suspicions they were having an affair.

Dec. 9 was the scheduled date for trial in the case of Dr. Anita Petitte v. Robert L. Lewis and Cindy Lewis in Mason Circuit Court. However, trial was averted when on Aug. 12 a settlement was reached.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in court records, and W. Jesse Forbes, Petitte's attorney, and Eric Kinder, with the Charleston law firm of Spilman, Thomas and Battle, attorney for Pleasant Valley Hospital, declined to comment. PVH was named as a co-defendant in the suit.

For more on this story, go to The West Virginia Record

Lawsuit against New Haven Elementary settled for $375,000

The Mason County Board of Education has paid $375,000 to the parents of two Bend-area elementary school students who allege they suffered injuries from improper discipline by their teacher.

According to court records, a formal settlement was reached on July 28 and Sept. 22 in two suits filed against Katherine Parrish, a former New Haven Elementary School teacher. Robert Vaughan, in his capacity as principal of New Haven Elementary was named as a co-defendant.

In their respective suits, Melissa Dawn Fields and Angela Conley Wilson allege their sons, Conner and Jeremiah, were traumatized and injured when Parrish disciplined them on several occasions between August and December 2006.

For more on this story, go to The West Virgininia Record