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Widow names 85 defendants in asbestos lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | May 4, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A widow is suing 85 companies in an asbestos-related lawsuit.

Deborah E. Boggs' late husband, James A. Boggs, was a production foreman and plant operator at Conoco Venco in Moundsville and was diagnosed with asbestosis and lung cancer, according to a complaint filed April 12 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Mrs. Boggs claims her husband was exposed to asbestos products over the years and that the defendants failed to warn him of the dangers of the products.

The defendants knew or should have known that exposure to the asbestos-containing products would cause disease and injury, according to the suit.

Mrs. Boggs is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues in her asbestos-related case. She is being represented by David P. Chervenick, Bruce E. Mattock and Scott S. Segal.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

20th Century Glove Corporation; Allied Glove Corporation; Anchor Packing Company; Armstrong International, Inc.; Aurora Pump Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Borg-Warner Corporation; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; Burnham Holdings, Inc.; Cameron International Corporation; Catalytic Construction Company; CBS Corporation; Certainteed Corporation; Copes-Vulcan, Inc.; Crane Company, Inc.; Dana Corporation; Dow Chemical Company; E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company; Earl B. Beach Company; Eichleay Corporation; F.B. Wright Company; Fairmont Supply Company; Flowserve U.S., Inc.; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve U.S., Inc., as successor to Valtel International; Fluor Constructors International; Foster Wheeler; the Gage Company; Gardner Denver, Inc.; Garlock Sealing Technologies; General Electric Company; General Refractories Company; the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Greene Tweed & Co.; Grinnell Corporation; Honeywell, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Howden Buffalo, Inc.; I.U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; ITT Corporation; John Crane, Inc.; Joy Technologies, Inc.; Leslie Controls, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Maremont Exhaust Products, Inc.; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Mueller Steam Specialty; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; O.C. Keckley Company; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Premiere Refractories, Inc.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Safety First Industries; the Sager Corporation; Saint-Gobain Abrasives,Inc.; Spirax Sarco, Inc.; SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA); Sundyne Corporation; SVI Corporation; Swindell-Dressler International Company; Tasco Insulation, Inc.; Townsend & Bottum, Inc.; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Unifrax Corporation; United Conveyor Corporation; U.S.F. & . Insurance Company; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; Warren Pumps, Inc.; Washington Group International; Waste Management, Inc.; Watson McDaniel Company; and Yarway Corporation were named as defendants in the case.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-685

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