THIS JUST IN: Kanawha County

By Cara Bailey | Apr 18, 2008

March 28

March 28
Willard Best and Anna Best, et al v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Willard and Anna Best live in Marietta, Ohio. Willard Best worked as a machine operator for Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood. He claims he has asbestosis and lung cancer. He seeks punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-613

Phyllis J. Canterbury, executrix of the estate of Larry G. Canterbury, deceased v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Phyllis J. Canterbury is the executor of the estate of Larry G. Canterbury, deceased. He worked as a steelworker for USWA Local 40. He also worked for Union Carbide and FMC, where he was exposed to asbestos. The suit says his father, who worked at Union Carbide, also exposed him to asbestos in his childhood. Canterbury had asbestosis and lung cancer. Canterbury seeks punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-614

Linda C. Hickel, administratrix of the estate of Gary N. Dennewitz, deceased v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Linda Hickel filed the suit on behalf of Gary N. Dennewitz, who is deceased. He worked as a machinist for Union Local IAM 1027. Dennewitz had asbestosis and lung cancer, which allegedly developed during his years working around asbestos. Hickel seeks punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-615

Oscar J. Farley and Genevieve V. Farley, his wife v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Oscar and Genevieve Farley live in Prince, W.Va. Oscar Farley worked as a pipefitter for Union Local 5960. He has asbestosis and lung cancer. The Farleys seek punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-616

Harrison Fisher and Sherry A. Fisher, his wife v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Harrison and Sherry Fisher, of Burgettstown, Penn., filed the suit, claiming Harrison Fisher was exposed to asbestos while working as a bander at Weirton Steel. He has asbestosis and lung cancer. In the 19-count suit, the plaintiffs seek punitive damages for their injuries.
Case number: 08-C-617

George Gvoyich and Viola M. Gvoyick, his wife v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* George and Viola Gvoyich, of Weirton, claim George Gvoyich has asbestosis and lung cancer. He worked as a steelworker at Weirton Steel, where he claims he was exposed to asbestos. The Gvoyichs seek punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-618

Coraletta Henry, adminstratrix of the estate of Earl E. Henry, Jr., deceased v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Coraletta Henry filed the suit on behalf of Earl. E. Henry, Jr., of New Haven. Earl Henry worked for many years at the Philip Sporn Power Plant and through the state. He had asbestosis and lung cancer. Coralette Henry seeks punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-619

Cecil A. Lang and Elma M. Lang, his wife v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Cecil A. and Elma Lang, of Mineral Wells, claim Cecil contracted asbestosis and lung cancer after working as a laborer for Union Local 639. In the 19-count suit, the plaintiffs seek punitive damages for their injuries.
Case number: 08-C-620

Roy J. Meadows and Patricia J. Meadows, his wife v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Roy J. and Patricia J. Meadows of LeSage, claim Roy Meadows has asbestosis and lung cancer. He worked as a crane operator for Union Local USWA 40. In the 19-count suit, the plaintiffs seek punitive damages for their injuries.
Case number: 08-C-621

Julius A. Sabatino and Helen J. Sabatino, his wife v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Julius and Helen Sabatino live in Shadyside, Ohio. Julius Sabatino worked as a bricklayer for Union Local 9. He has asbestosis and lung cancer. In the 19-count suit, the plaintiffs seek punitive damages for their injuries.
Case number: 08-C-622

Karl P. Staley and Ruth E. Staley, his wife v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Karl P. and Ruth Stanley of Reader, filed the suit on behalf of Karl Stanley. Stanley worked as a welder for Union Local USWA 5724. He now has asbestosis and lung cancer. In the 19-count suit, the plaintiffs seek punitive damages for their injuries.
Case number: 08-C-623

Martha J. Taylor, administratix of the estate of Leon Taylor, deceased v. 20th Century Glove Corp, et al
PA – David P. Chervenick; J – Visiting
* Martha J. Taylor, administratrix for Leon Taylor, deceased, filed the suit on behalf of Taylor. He worked as a welder for Union Local USWA 1652. He had asbestosis and lung cancer. Taylor seeks punitive damages for his estate.
Case number: 08-C-624

Dewey Edward White and Mary Frances White v. Geupel Construction Company, Inc., an Indiana Corporation, in its own capacity and as the successor to Carl M. Geupel Construction Company, Incorporated, The Lane Construction Corporation, Glascow, Inc, S.J. Groves and Sons, Danis Building Construction, Mashuda Corporation, Massaro Corporation, Davey Kent
PA – Timothy C. Bailey; J – Walker
* Dewey White filed a suit against his former employer, claiming he contracted silicosis after years of working as a rock drill operator. According to the suit, White's job required him to drill and cut rock and strata containing silica and quartz. When drilled or blasted, the rock creates particles of silica that can be inhaled by the workers on the jobsite. White claims he was diagnosed with silicosis March 30, 2006. According to the suit, White's breathing is severely impaired and he is permanently and totally disabled. According to the suit, White's impairments are a direct result of the defendants' failure to meet state, federal and industry safety standards. Mary White claims she has suffered lost financial support, general services, companionship, love, advice, and society of her husband. In the six-count suit, Dewey and Mary White seek compensatory and punitive damages for their injuries.
Case number: 08-C-625

March 31
Richard Hynus and Joann Hynus v. A&I Company, et al
PA – Victoria L. Antion; J –Visiting
* Richard and Joann Hynus filed a suit against 80 companies, claiming Richard was exposed to asbestos and contracted malignant mesothelioma after working at Huntington Alloy for more than 35 years. According to the suit, Hynus was exposed to asbestos fibers while working at Huntington Alloy, which he inhaled during the job. Because of the exposure, he contracted mesothelioma, which was not diagnosed until 2008. In the 12-count suit, the Hynuses seek compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-633

April 1
Dustin Stewart v. Cornett Hospitality, doing business as Hooters
PA – Anthony M. Salvatore; J – Walker
* Dustin Stewart filed a suit against Hooters after he was injured when his table stool broke. He claims he suffered $20,000 in injuries to his back and neck. According to the suit, Stewart endured pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress and a loss of ability to enjoy life. He seeks compensation for his injuries.
Case number: 08-C-635

April 2
Mark R. Young and Bonnie Young v. Alex Energy, Inc., White Buck Coal Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc., Massey Energy Company
PA – Timothy C. Bailey; J – Walker
* Mark Young filed a suit against Alex Energy after he was seriously injured when hit in the head in a mine. Young claims that while working in the mine on April 5, 2006, he was hit in the head by a 18-foot long flyboard. According to the suit, he was struck on the left side, fracturing his skull and face and causing him severe and permanent head and brain injury. Bonnie Young claims she suffered a loss of consortium, society and companionship of her husband. In the four-count suit, Bonnie and Mark Young seek compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-644

Rosemary Huffman and Lonard L. Huffman v. Biomedical Tissue Services, LTD., Regeneration Technologies, Inc., MedTronic Sofamore Danek, USA, Inc., Spinalgraft Technologies, LLC and CAMC Health System, Inc.
PA – Anthony Majestro
* Biomedical Tissue Services is a company that harvested human tissue, bone and organs from human corpses for resale to commercial human tissue, organ and bone product processors and resellers. The suit claims the company harvested and sold tissue or bone that came from people who suffered from diseases such as syphilis, HIV, AIDS and hepatitis. Huffman received bone grafts from the company in October 2005 and claims she suffered severe emotional distress after learning her bone grafts could have infectious diseases. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-645

April 3
John Rohrer v. Monty Warner, Dick Leggitt, Warner for Governor Campaign Committee
PA – Michael J. Del Giudice; J – Zakaib
* John Rohrer claims he provided consulting services for Monty Warner and the Warner for Governor Campaign Committee in 2004, but he has not yet been paid. To date, Rohrer claims he is owed $18,916.67. According to the suit, Leggitt is personally responsible for the non-payment, since he was the campaign manager.
Case number 08-C-653

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