Ohio man names 95 defendants in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 21, 2010

CHARLESTON -- An Ohio man is suing 95 companies he claims are responsible for his malignant mesothelioma.

On Aug. 17, Frank S. Reisberger of Shadyside, Ohio, was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, according to a complaint filed Aug. 30 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Reisberger claims he smoked cigarettes from 1941 until 1954 but has since quit.

Reisberger is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved in the suit. He is being represented by Victoria L. Antion, John D. Hurst, Scott A. McGee and C. Taylor Campbell.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 95 defendants include 3M Company; A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; Allegheny Power Systems; Armstrong International, Inc.; Armstrong Pumps, Inc.; Aurora Pump Company; Bayer Cropscience, LP; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps; Catalytic Construction Company; Ceitainteed Corporation; Chemtura Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.; Cameron International Corporation; Copes-Vulcan; Crane Co.; Crane Valves North America & Stockham Company; Dezurik, Inc.; Dunham-Bush, Inc.; Eaton Electrical, Inc.; Elliott Company; F.B. Wright; Fairmont Supply Company; Felt Products Mfg. Co.; First Energy Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc., f/k/a Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc., f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; Flowserve US, Inc., and its Byron Jackson Pump Division; Fluor Enterprises, Inc.; Flour Corporation; FMC Corporation; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; General Electric Company, Inc.; General Refractories Company; Geo. V. Hamilton, Inc.; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Graybar Electric Company; Grinnell, LLC; Hercules, Inc.; Honeywell International f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; I.U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; ITT Corporation; John Crane, Inc.; McJunkin Corporation; Milwaukee Valve Company; Mobay Chemical Corporation; Mueller Steam Specialty; Nagle Pumps; National Service Industries Venture, Inc.; Nibco, Inc.; O.C. Keckley Company; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Oakfabco, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Peerless Boilers Company; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Rapid American Corporation; Reliance Electric, Inc.; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust International, Inc.; Smith Cast Iron Boilers; Spirax Sarco, Inc.; Square D Company; Standco Industries, Inc.; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Taco, Inc.; TAMKO Roofing Products; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the William Powell Company; Townsend & Bottom, Inc.; Trane U.S., Inc.; Tyco Flow Control Company LLC; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Uniroyal, Inc.; United Engineers & Constructors, Inc.; Vellumoid, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; Washington Group International; Watson McDaniel Company; Warren Pumps; Weil-McLain Company; Wilsonart International, Inc.; Yarway Corporation; and Zurn Industries, Inc.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-1559

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