CHARLESTON – A Spurlock woman is suing 80 companies after she claims they are responsible for her husband's lung cancer and death.
In September, Harless Street was diagnosed with lung cancer, of which he died Oct. 12, according to a complaint filed Jan. 12 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Annetta J. Street claims the defendants exposed her husband to asbestos during his working career from 1953 until 1989.
The defendants are being sued upon 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.
Mrs. Street is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. She is being represented by Victoria Antion and Bronwyn I. Rinehart.
The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.
The 80 defendants named in the suit are A.W. Chesterton Company; Ajax Magnethermic Corporation; Allied Chemical Corporation; AK Steel Corporation; Armstrong International, Inc.; Ashland, Inc.; Aurora Pump Company; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; BW IP, Inc.; Certainteed Corporation; Chicago Pump Company; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Crane Co.; Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; Dezurik, Inc.; Dravo Corporation; Eaton Electrical, Inc.; Fisher Controls International, LLC; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc.; FMC Corporation; Foseco, Inc.; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; General Electric Company; General Refractories Company; Goulds Pumps; Greene Tweed & Company; Grinnell Corporation; Hedman Resources Limited; Henry Vogt Machine Company; Hercules, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc. f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc.; Howden-Buffalo, Inc.; I.U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; Insul Company, Inc.; Invensys Systems, Inc.; ITT Corporation; Joy Technologies, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Marathon Chemical Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; McNally Industries; McNeil & NRM, Inc.; McNeil Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; Oakfabco, Inc.; Oglebay Norton Company; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Premiere Refractories, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Red Seal Electric Company; Riley Power, Inc.' Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Stockham Valves & Fittings; Sundyne Corporation; Superior Boiler Works, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the Gage Company; the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; the William Powell Company; Tyco Flow Control Company, LLC; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Uniroyal, Inc.; United Engineers & Constructors and Washington Group International; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump Company; Vimasco Corporation; Warren Pumps, Inc.; Waukesha Pumps; Yarway Corporation; and Zurn Industries, Inc.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-60