CHARLESTON — A Stanley, N.C., couple is suing 73 companies they claim are responsible for a mesothelioma diagnosis.
On Aug. 13, 2010, Sidney William Mauney was diagnosed with mesothelioma, according to a complaint filed Jan. 23 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Mauney claims he was exposed to asbestos and/or asbestos-containing products during his employment as an insulator from 1956 until 1993.
The defendants knew or should have known that exposure to asbestos could cause harm to Mauney, according to the suit.
Mauney claims he smoked cigarettes from 1955 until 1975, but then quit.
The defendants are being sued based on theories of negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of expressed/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy, misrepresentation and post-sale duty to warn, according to the suit.
Mauney and his wife, Carolyn A. Mauney, are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. They are being represented by Victoria L. Antion, Anne McGinness Kearse, Scott A. McGee, John D. Hurst and Bill Graham.
The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.
The 73 defendants named in the suit are 3M Company; A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; Air & Liquid Systems Corporation; American Electric Power; American Electric Power Service Corporation; Appalachian Power Company; Bechtel Corporation; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Burlington Industries, Inc.; BW IP, Inc.; Carolina Power & Light Company; Carrier Corporation; Catalytic Construction Company; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.; Crane Co.; Crown, Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; Dravo Corporation; Eaton Electrical, Inc.; F.B. Wright; Fluor Corporation; Flowserve US Inc., individually and as successor to Edward Valves Inc. and Nordstrom Valves, Inc.; Flowservc US, Inc. f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; Flowservc US, Inc. f/k/a Flowserve FSD Corporation; Fluor Enterprises, Inc.; FMC Corporation; Gordon Gasket & Packing Co.; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Greene Tweed & Company; Grinnell, LLC; Hercules, Inc.; Honeywell, Inc.; I.U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; ITT Corporation; John Crane, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; National Service Industries Venture, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; O.C. Keckley Company; Oakfabco, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; PPG Industries, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power Inc.; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Rust International, Inc.; Schneider Electric; Spirax Sarco, Inc.; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Superior Boiler Works, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; The Gage Company; The William Powell Company; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Uniroyal, Inc.; United Conveyer Corporation; United Engineers & Constructors and Washington Group International; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; Warren Pumps, Inc.; Weil-McLain Company; Yarway Corporation; Zenith Pumps; and Zurn Industries, Inc.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-155