Two couples, widow name 160 companies in separate asbestos suits

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 8, 2010

CHARLESTON -- Two couples and one widow -- all from Ohio -- are suing multiple companies in three separate asbestos cases.

Danny R. Johnston and Marilou Johnston, of Belmont, Ohio; Robert F. Mayle and Dorothy V. Mayle, of Mingo Junction, Ohio; and Guelda M. Wigal, the widow of John A. Wigal Sr., of Belpre, Ohio, all named 160 companies involved in their separate suits, according to three complaints filed Jan. 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

The plaintiffs claim Mr. Johnston, Mr. Mayle and Mr. Wigal were exposed to asbestos products of the defendants while working at various job sites over many years.

Mr. Johnston was diagnosed with asbestosis, Mr. Mayle was diagnosed with asbestosis and lung cancer and Mr. Wigal was diagnosed with asbestosis and mesothelioma, according to the suits.

The plaintiffs are seeking trials by jury to resolve all issues concerning their asbestos-related cases. They are being represented by David P. Chervenick, Bruce E. Mattock, Lee W. Davis and Scott S. Segal.

The cases have been assigned to a visiting judge.

The companies named as defendants in the three cases are 20th Century Glove Corporation; A.O. Smith Corporation; Ajax Magnethermic Corporation; Alliance Machine Company; Allied Glove Corporation; Allis-Chalmers Corporation; American Optical Corporation; Anchor Packing Company; Anderson Greenwood & Co.; Aristech Chemical Corporation; Armstrong International, Inc.; Ashland, Inc.; Atlas Industries, Inc.; Aurora Pump Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Bayer Corporation; Bayer Cropscience, Inc.; Beazer East, Inc.; Bechtel Corporation; Borg-Warner Corporation; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; Burnham Holdings, Inc.; Cabot Corporation; Cameron International Corporation; Canadianoxy Offshore Production Company; Cashco, Inc.; CBS Corporation; Century Aluminum Company; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Columbia Paint Corp.; Columbian Chemicals Company; Cooper Industries, Inc.; Copes-Vulcan, Inc.; Coppus Turbines; Crane Co.; Crown, Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; Dana Corporation; DeGussa Corporation; DeZurik, Inc.; Didier Taylor Refractories Corporation; E. I. DuPont de Nemours; Earl B. Beach Company; Eaton Corporation; Eichleay Corporation; Elliott Company; F.B. Wright Company; Fairmont Supply Company; Fisher Controls International, LLC; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc., and its Byron Jackson Pump Division; Flowserve US, Inc., as successor to Durco International and the Duriron Company; Flowserve US, Inc., as successor to Valtek International; Fluor Constructors International; FMC Corporation; Foseco, Inc.; Foster Wheeler U.S.A. Corporation; Gage Company; Gardner Denver, Inc.; Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC; General Electric Company; General Refractories Company; General Technologies, Inc.; Gentex Corporation; George V. Hamilton, Inc.; Goodrich Corporation; Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Goulds Pumps; Graybar Electric Company, Inc.; Greene Tweed & Co.; Grinnell Corporation; Hedman Mines LTD; Hinchliffe & Keener, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Howden Buffalo, Inc.; I. U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; Insul Company, Inc.; ITT Corporation; J.H. France Refractories Company; John Crane, Inc.; Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc.; Joy Technologies, Inc.; Leslie Controls, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Luckenheimer; Magnetek, Inc.; Mallinckrodt, Inc.; Manitowoc Company, Inc.; McJunkin Red Man Corporation; Meadwestvaco Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Milton Roy Company; Monongahela Power Company; Morgan Engineering, Inc.; Mueller Steam Specialty; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; National Service Industries, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; NL Industries, Inc.; Norwalk Compressor Company; O.C. Keckley Company; Oglebay Norton Company; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; P&H Mining Equipment, Inc.; Parker-Hannifin Corp.; Peerless Industries; Pennzoil-Quaker State Company; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Power Piping Company; Premier Refractories, Inc.; Reading Crane; Rhone-Poulenc AG Company, Inc.; Riley Power, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Safety First Industries, Inc.; Sager Corporation; Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.; Shell Oil Company; Spirax Sarco, Inc.; SPX Cooling Technologies; Square D Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (US), LLC; Sundyne Corporation; SVI Corporation; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; Townsend & Bottum, Inc.; Trane U.S., Inc.; U.S.F. & G. Insurance Company; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Unifrax Corporation; Union Carbide Corporation; United Conveyor Corporation; United States Steel Corporation; Universal Refractories Corporation; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; Vogt Valve Company; Waco, Inc.; Warren Pumps, Inc.; Washington Group International; Waste Management, Inc.; Watson McDaniel Company; Weil-McLain Company; West Penn Power Company; Wheeling Rubber Products, Inc.; Whiting Corporation; William Powell Company; Wyeth Holdings Corporation; Yarway Corporation; and Young Group, LTD.

Kanawha Circuit Court case numbers: 10-C-0075, 10-C-0076, 10-C-0077

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