CHARLESTON -- An Ashland, Ky., couple named multiple companies in their asbestos-related lawsuit.
Charles Ronald Miller and Nola A. Miller named 53 companies involved in their suit, according to a complaint filed Jan. 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Mr. Miller claims he was exposed to asbestos products of the defendants while working at various job sites over many years.
On Sept. 18, 2009, Mr. Miller was diagnosed with lung cancer. He claims he smoked one and one-half packs of cigarettes per day from the late 1960s until 1991.
According to the suit, the defendants are being sued for negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of expressed/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy, misrepresentations and post-sale duty to warn.
The Millers are seeking a trial by jury to resolve all issues concerning their asbestos-related case. They are being represented by Cindy J. Kiblinger of James F. Humphreys & Associates, and Victoria Antion of Motley Rice.
The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.
The companies named in the case are A.K. Steel Corporation; A.W. Chesterton; Amdura Corporation; Aurora Pump Company; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Bucyrus International, Inc.; Caterpillar, Inc.; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Cooper Industries, LLC; Crane Co.; Eaton Corporation; Elliott Turbo Machinery Company; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc.; Foseco, Inc.; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; Garlock, Inc.; General Electric Company; Goulds Pumps; Honeywell International, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; Insul Company, Inc.; ITT Corporation; McJunkin Red Man Corporation; Morgan Engineering, Inc.; Nacco Materials Handling Group, Inc.; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Oglebay Norton Company; Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC; Premier Refractories, Inc.; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Square D Company; State Electric Supply Company; Sunbeam Corporation; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the F.D. Lawrence Electric Company; the Manitowoc Company, Inc.; UB West Virginia, Inc.; United Engineering and Foundry Company; Viacom, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; Washington Group International; Trane U.S., Inc.; and Yale Materials Handling Corporation.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-0079