Poca couple names 48 defendants in asbestos case

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 21, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A Poca couple named 48 defendants in an asbestos-related law suit involving lung cancer.

On Aug. 19, 2009, Shirley Guy Chancey was diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a complaint filed May 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Chancey was employed by Union Carbide Corporation from 1959 until 1991 as an insulator, according to the suit.

Chancey and his wife, Louise Dale Chancey, claim he smoked on and off from 1952 until 2009, but has since 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.

The Chanceys are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved in the case. They are being represented by Victoria Antion and Lawrence J. Tweel.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 48 defendants in the suit are 3M Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Aurora Pump Company; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; BW IP, Inc.; Chicago Pump Company; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Crane Co.; Crown, Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc., f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; FMC Corporation; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; General Electric Company; General Refractories Company; Goulds Pumps; Honeywell International, Inc.; Howden Buffalo, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; ITT Corporation; Lockheed Martin Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Square D Company; 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; Weil-McLain Company; West Virginia Electric Supply; and Zurn Industries, Inc.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-879

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