CHARLESTON - A Scott Depot couple are suing 55 companies they claim are responsible for an asbestos-related lung injury diagnosis.

James L. Prince was diagnosed with lung cancer on Nov. 10, 2011, according to a complaint filed Dec. 3 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Prince claims he was exposed to asbestos and/or asbestos-containing products during his employment as a carpenter from 1947 until 1975.

The defendants are being sued based on theories of negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of expressed/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy, misrepresentations and post-sale duty to warn, according to the suit.

Prince and his wife, Julia Fay Prince, are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. They are being represented by John H. Skaggs of the Calwell Practice LC and Victoria Antion of Motley Rice LLC.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

A.W. Chesterton Company; Air & Liquid Systems Corporation; American Electric Power Company; American Electric Power Service Corporation; Appalachian Power Company; Aristech Chemical Corporation; Brand Insulations; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks; and Copes-Vulcan are some of the 55 defendants named in the suit.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-2242

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