The following is a compilation of recent lawsuits involving area businesses and organizations. These are strictly allegations that have yet to be proven in a court of law. Readers are advised to contact the parties listed, or the court, for more information concerning the individual claims.
CHICOPEE DISTRICT COURT
Felipe Merced v. Ian C. Harvey and Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Allegation: Negligent operation of a PVTA bus causing collision with another vehicle and injury to bus passenger: $7,330.50
FRANKLIN SUPERIOR COURT
Yvonne Williams v. Omnitrition International Inc.
Allegation: Failure to pay commissions earned: $730,000
HAMPDEN DISTRICT COURT
Nancy Ansah v. Yelena Ivanov d/b/a Spa of Eden
Allegation: Negligence causing burns and injury: $1,600
Donald P. Henneberger v. B.S.C. Realty Inc.
Allegation: Slip and fall causing injury: $21,000
HAMPDEN SUPERIOR COURT
Louis Stevens v. Mark A. Zive, DMD
Allegation: Medical malpractice
Dennis Riley Jr., individually and as father and next friend of a minor, Alayna Riley, v. Eastman Chemical Co., M.L. Schmitt Inc., and Entersolar, LLC
Allegation: Negligence causing electrical burn injuries: $600,000
Alan Shapiro v. Brothers Pizza
Allegation: Negligence causing fall down stairs and injury: $33,000
Jimmie Mitchell v. Dr. Rajat Jindia and Great Expressions Dental Centers of Massachusetts, P.C.
Allegation: Medical malpractice: $26,516.28
Nixa Oliver v. Small Smiles of Springfield, LLC
Allegation: Slip and fall causing injury: $100,000
Janet Lapinski v. Vibra Hospital of Western Massachusetts, LLC
Allegation: Medical malpractice, fall causing injury: $33,250
Dennis Matulewicz v. EDAC Technologies Corp. and EBTEC Corp.
Allegation: Employment discrimination
Eugene Allen v. Chessmen Lounge Inc.
Allegation: Negligence causing injury: $33,000
HAMPSHIRE SUPERIOR COURT
Latisha Ealy v. Town of Easthampton
Allegation: Exposure to high levels of toxic mold leading to permanent injuries: $150,000