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Hurricane couple names 89 defendants in asbestos case

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 15, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A man and his wife are suing 89 companies he claims are responsible for his mesothelioma.

On July 29, Raymond Chaney was diagnosed with mesothelioma, according to a complaint filed Sept. 27 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Chaney claims he smoked one-half pack of cigarettes per day from 1944 until 1964, but then quit.

The defendants are being sued upon the theories of negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of expressed/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy, misrepresentations and post-sale duty to warn, according to the suit.

Chaney and his wife, Marjory I. Chaney, are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. They are being represented by Victoria Antion, James A. McKowen and Brownwyn I. Rhinehart.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The companies named in the suit are A.V.C Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; Ajax Magnethermic Corporation; Aurora Pump Company; Beazer East, Inc.; Borg-Warner Corporation; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; BW IP, Inc.; Cashco, Inc.; Catalytic Construction Company; Caterpillar, Inc.; Certainteed Corporation; Chicago Pump Company; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Continental Electric Company, Inc.; Copes-Vulcan, Inc.; Crane Co.; Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; Dezurik, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Dravo Corporation; E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.; Eaton Corporation; Elliott Company; Erie City Iron Works; Flowserve Inc.; Flowserve US, Inc.; FMC Corporation; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; George V. Hamilton, Inc.; General Electric Company; General Refractories Company; Gordon Gasket & Packing Co.; Goulds Pumps; Greene Tweed & Company; Grinnell Corporation; Henry Vogt Machine Company; Hercules, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc. f/k/a AlliedSignal, Inc.; Howden-Buffalo, Inc.; I.U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Ingersoll-Rand Company; Invensys Systems, Inc.; ITT Corporation; J.H. France Refractories Company; Kelsey-Hayes Company; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Maremont Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; McNally Industries; Met-Pro Corporation; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; National Service Industries Venutres, Inc.; Oakfabco, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Reliance Electric, Inc.; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Stockham Valves & Fittings; Superior Boiler Works, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; The Gage Company; The William Powell Company; Tyco Flow Control Company LLC a/k/a Crosby Valve, Inc.; Tyco Flow Control Company LLC a/k/a Lunkenheimer Valves; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Union Carbide Chemical & Plastics Company; United Engineers & Constructors, Inc.; Viking Pump Company; Vimasco Corporation; Warren Pumps, Inc.; Waukesha Cherry-Burrell; Washington Group International; Viacom, Inc.; West Virginia State Electric Supply; and Zurn Industries, Inc.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-1726

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