St. Clairsville, OH -- On May 9, 2014, a jury returned a verdict of $500,000 in the Courtroom of Belmont County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Fregiato, in favor of Bordas & Bordas, PLLC client, Christine R. Alexander and against the Country Club Retirement Center. The case involved the disappearance of Alexander's 80-year-old mother, Luella Edge. Retirement home officials found that Edge was missing from the home in the early morning hours of April 30, 2010. Edge had resided in her Wheeling home for 58 years before moving to the retirement center, where she stayed for one day before she disappeared. A search for Edge was immediately organized by Belmont County Sheriff Fred Thompson, which included search dogs, family, and other civilians. The Country Club Retirement Center is located in a wooded area in Bellaire, Ohio. On November 20, 2010, Edge's remains were found approximately 790 feet from the retirement home. Bordas & Bordas partners Geoff Brown and Jamie Bordas represented the family at trial. Brown said it is regrettable that Edge's family will have to live with the unfortunate consequences surrounding her death. "It is even more unfortunate that the family had to go through such tremendous stress and anxietyassociated with the disappearance of Luella, especially when they trusted that she would be under constant care at the Country Club Retirement Center," Brown said. "We were proud to represent our clients in this case. Hopefully, this will help bring about some change in the way that our older citizens are treated in assisted living facilities," Jamie Bordas, managing partner of Bordas and Bordas
said. "Although we cannot bring Ms. Edge back, we are happy that the jury came to a rightful decision and that justice was served." This verdict is one of many recent significant verdicts obtained by the Bordas firm on behalf of clients, including previous verdicts such as $10,000,000 against The Personal Service Insurance Co. in Belmont County, Ohio; $7,000,000 against American Electric Power Service Corporation and Ohio Power Company in Timmons v. AEP; $5,800,000 against Ohio Power Company in McLaughlin v. OPCO; $5,100,000 against Richard Gentile, M.D. in Turkoly v. Gentile and over $2,700,000 in Brown v. Quicken Loans. Bordas & Bordas is a plaintiff's litigation law firm of 16 attorneys based in Wheeling, West Virginia that also has offices in Moundsville, WV and St. Clairsville, Ohio and practicing throughout the region in diverse areas of law. For more information, please contact Geoff Brown, Jamie Bordas, or Carrie Scanlon, Director of Communications and Philanthropy, at 304.242.8410, or visit bordaslaw.com.