Point Pleasant woman sues 58 companies in asbestos case

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 13, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A Point Pleasant woman is suing 58 companies in an asbestos-related case.

Ruth Daily is the Administratrix of the Estate of Owens Lee McDade, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2006 and died March 22, 2008, according to a complaint filed March 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Daily claims McDade was exposed to asbestos products of the defendants while working at various job sites in West Virginia and Ohio over many years.

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, according to the suit.

Daily is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues in the asbestos-related case. She is being represented by Victoria Antion and Cindy J. Kiblinger.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The companies named as defendants are A.W. Chesterton Company; Ajax Magnethermic Corporation; Aurora Pump Company; Beazer East, Inc.; Caterpillar, Inc.; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Columbus McKinnon Corporation; Crane Co.; Dravo Corporation; Elliott Turbo Machinery Company; F.B. Wright Company; Flowserve US, Inc., and its Byron Jackson Division; Flowserve Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc.; FMC Corporation; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; Garlock, Inc.; General Electric Company; George V. Hamilton, Inc.; Georgia Pacific Corporation; Goulds Pumps; Honeywell International, Inc.; Howden Buffalo, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; ITT Corporation; I.U. North America, Inc.; J.H. France Refractories Company; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Mallinckrodt, Inc.; Manitowoc Company, Inc.; McJunkin Corporation; Morgan Engineering, Inc.; Nacco Materials Handling Group, Inc.; National Service Industries, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; P&H Mining Equipment, Inc.; Peerless Pumps, Inc.; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Premier Refractories, Inc.; Reading Crane; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Square D Company; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (US), LLC; Sunbeam Corporation; Swindell Dressler International Company; Taco, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; Whiting Corporation; Yale Materials Handling Corporation; and Zurn Industries, Inc.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-523

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