CHARLESTON -- A South Charleston woman named 60 defendants in an asbestos-related law suit regarding her husband's death.
Doris Hunt is the executrix of the Estate of George F. Hunt, who died Feb. 19.
Mr. Hunt was employed by Union Carbide from 1947 until 1987 as a laborer, according to a complaint filed May 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
On Sept. 29, 2009, Mr. Hunt was diagnosed with mesothelioma, according to the suit.
Mrs. Hunt claims her late husband smoked one-half or less of a pack of cigarettes per day from 1946 until 1953, but then quit.
The defendants are being sued for negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of expressed/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy, misrepresentation and post-sale duty to warn, according to the suit.
Mrs. Hunt is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved in the case. She is being represented by Victoria Antion and James A. McKowen.
The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.
The 60 defendants involved are 3M Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Aurora Pump Company; Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; BW IP, Inc.; Carrier Corporation; Certainteed Corporation; Chicago Pump Company; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Crane Co.; Crown, Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; DeZurik, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Dunham-Bush, Inc.; Eaton Corporation; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc., f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; FMC Corporation; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; Garlock, Inc.; General Electric Company; General Refractories Company; Goulds Pumps; Honeywell International, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; ITT Corporation; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Lennox Industries, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Mueller Steam Specialty; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Premier Refractories, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Rheem Manufacturing Company; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (US), LLC; Taco, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Union Carbide Chemical & Plastics Company; Uniroyal, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; the Marley-Wylain Company; Weil-McLain Company; Westinghouse Airbrake; and Zurn Industries, Inc.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-878