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Ky. woman names 144 defendants in asbestos lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 21, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A Lexington, Ky., woman named 144 defendants in an asbestos-related case after she was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

On Feb. 23 Joni L. Johnson was diagnosed with mesothelioma, according to a complaint filed May 17 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Johnson claims her father was employed by the defendants from 1948 until 1976 as a pipefitter.

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.

Johnson claims she is a non-smoker.

Johnson is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved in the case. She is being represented by Victoria Antion, Scott A. McGee, John D. Hurst and Joseph Satterley.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 144 defendants involved are 3M Company; 4520 Corporation, Inc.; A.K. Steel Corporation; A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; Ajax Magnethermic Corporation; AKZO Nobel Chemicals, Inc.; Allegheny Energy Service Corporation; Allied Chemical Corporation; American Electric Power Service Corporation; American Electric Power; Appalachian Power Company; Aristech Chemical Corporation; Ashland Oil, Inc.; Aurora Pump Company; B.P. Oil Company; Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc.; Beazer East, Inc.; Bechtel Corporation; Bondex International, Inc.; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; BW IP, Inc.; Calgon Carbon Corporation; Cameron International Corporation; Cashco, Inc.; Catalytic Construction Company; Certainteed Corporation; Chicago Pump Company; Cincinnati Valve Company; Forlift LP Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Columbus McKinnon Corporation; Cooper Industries, Inc.; Copes-Vulcan, Inc.; Crane Co.; Crown, Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; DeZurik, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Dravo Corporation; E. I. DuPont de Nemours; Eaton Corporation; Elliott Turbo Machinery Company; Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation; F.B. Wright Company; Fisher Controls International, LLC; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc., a/k/a Sier Bath Pumps; Flowserve US, Inc., f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; Fluor Corporation; Fluor Enterprises; FMC Corporation; Foseco, Inc.; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; Gardner Denver, Inc.; Garlock, Inc.; General Electric Company; General Refractories Company; George V. Hamilton, Inc.; Georgia Pacific Corporation; Gorman-Rupp Company; Goulds Pumps; Hercules, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Honeywell International f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc.; Howden Buffalo, Inc.; Huntington Alloys Corporation; Huntington Alloys Corporation f/k/a International Nickel Company, 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; Kentucky Power Company; Lawrence Pumps, Inc.; Leslie Controls, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Manitowoc Company, Inc.; McJunkin Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Milwaukee Valve Company; Mobay Chemical Corporation; Monongahela Power Company; Monsanto Company; Morgan Engineering, Inc.; Mueller Steam Specialty; Nacco Materials Handling Group, Inc.; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; National Service Industries, Inc.; Nibco, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; O.C. Keckley Company; Oakfabco, Inc.; Oglebay Norton Company; Ohio Power Company; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Ohio Valley Electric Corporation; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; P&H Mining Equipment, Inc.; Peerless Boilers Company; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Premier Refractories, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Reading Crane; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; Shell Oil Company; Spirax Sarco, Inc.; Standard Oil Company, Inc.; Standco Industries, Inc.; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (US), LLC; Stockham Valves & Fittings; Sunbeam Corporation; Superior Boiler Works, Inc.; Surface Combustion, Inc.; Taco, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the F.D Lawrence Electric Company; the Gage Company; the Gorman-Rupp Company; the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Thiem Corp.; Trane U.S., Inc.; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Union Carbide Chemical & Plastics Company; Uniroyal, Inc.; United Engineers & Constructors, Inc.; USX Corporation; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; WT/HRC Corporation/Whiting Corporation; Washington Group International; Weil-McLain Company; West Virginia Electric Supply; Yale Materials Handling Corporation; Yarway Corporation; and Zurn Industries, Inc.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-893

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