145 companies named in six asbestos suits

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 10, 2010

CHARLESTON -- Six suits involving asbestos were filed in Kanawha County naming 145 companies as defendants.

Phyllis Bodo, executrix of the Estate of David Bodo, deceased; Connie Castner, executrix of the Estate of Alfred B. Castner Jr., deceased; Joyce Ann Neely, executrix of the Estate of Glen R. Neely, deceased; Ronald Owings and Rebecca Sue Owings, his wife; James R. Enoch and Kenneth J. Enoch, co-executors of the Estate of Kenneth E. Parker, deceased; and Edward G. Werkin and Andrea J. Werkin, his wife, claimed the 145 defendants are responsible for lung injuries, including lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma, according to six complaints filed Oct. 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

David Bodo was diagnosed with asbestosis; Alfred B. Castner Jr. was diagnosed with asbestosis and mesothelioma; and Edward G. Werkin, Parker, Ronald Owings and Glen R. Neely were diagnosed with asbestosis and lung cancer, according to the suits.

The plaintiffs claim the defendants failed to warn then of the dangers of the asbestos products and failed to take reasonable precautions to warn them of the dangers.

The plaintiffs are seeking a jury trials to resolve all issues involved. They are being represented by David P. Chervenick, Bruce E. Mattock, Lee W. Davis and Scott S. Segal.

The cases have been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 145 defendants named in the suits are A.O. Smith Corporation; Ajax Magnethermic Corporation; Alliance Machine Company; Allied Glove Corporation; Allis-Chalmers Corporation; American Optical Corporation; Anderson Greenwood & Co.; Andritz, Inc.; Aristech Chemical Corporation; Armstrong International, Inc.; Atlas Industries, Inc.; Aurora Pump Company; Bayer Cropscience; Beazer East, Inc.; Bechtel Corporation; Borg-Warner Corporation; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; Burnham Holdings, Inc.; Cameron International Corporation; Cashco, Inc.; Catalytic Construction Company; CBS Corporation; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.; Columbia Paint Corp.; Cooper Industries, Inc.; Copes-Vulcan, Inc.; Coppus Turbines; Corbesco, Inc.; Crane Company, Inc.; Dana Corporation; Dow Chemical Company; Dravo Corporation; E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company; Eaton Corporation; Eichleay Corporation; F.B. Wright Company; Fairmont Supply Company; Fisher Controls International, LLC; Flowserve U.S. Inc., as successor to Durco International and the Duriron Company; Flowserve U.S. Inc., as successor to Valtek International; Flowserve U.S., Inc., and its Byron Jackson Pump Division; Flowserve Us, Inc., f/k/a Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flsmidth Dorr-Oliver Eimco, Inc.; Fluor Constructors International; Foseco, Inc.; Foster Wheeler, LLC; Gardner Denver, Inc.; General Electric Company; General Refractories Company; General Technologies, Inc.; Gentex Corporation; George V. Hamilton, Inc.; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Greene Tweed & Co.; Grinnell Corporation; Hedman Mines, LTD; Henry Vogt Machine Co.; Hinchliffe & Keener, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.,; Honeywell, Inc.; Howden Buffalo, Inc.; I U North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; Insul Company, Inc.; International Systems and Controls Corporation; ITT Corporation; J.H. France Refractories Company; Jabo Supply Corporation; Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.; Jno J. Disch Company; John Crane, Inc.; Joy Technologies, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Magnetek, Inc.; Mallinckrodt, Inc.; Manitowoc Company, Inc.; McJunkin Redman Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Monongahela Power Company; Morgan Engineering Systems, Inc.; Mueller Steam Specialty; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; O.C. Keckley Company; Occidental Chemical Corporation; Oglebay Norton Company; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; P&H Mining Equipment, Inc.; Peerless Industries, Inc.; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Power Piping Company; Premiere Refractories, Inc.; Reading Crane; Rhone-Poulenc Ag Company, Inc.; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; S.F. Americas, Inc.; Safety First Industries, Inc.; Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; Spirax Sarco, Inc.; SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Sundyne Corporation; SVI Corporation; Tasco Insulation, Inc.; the Cincinnati Gasket, Packing & Mfc, Inc.; the Fairbanks Company; the Gage Company; the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; the Sager Corporation; the William Powell Company; the Young Group, LTD; Townsend & Bottum, Inc.; Trane U.S., Inc.; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Unifrax Corporation; Union Carbide Corporation; United Conveyor Corporation; United States Steel Corporation; Universal Refractories Corporation; Viacom Inc.; Viking Pump, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; Virginia Electric and Power Company; Waco, Inc.; Warren Pumps, Inc.; Washington Group International; Waste Management, Inc.; Watson McDaniel Company; Weil-McLain Company; Weir Hazleton, Inc.; West Penn Power Company; Westinghouse Airbrake; Whiting Corporation; Wilden Pump & Engineering, LLC; Wyeth Holdings Corporation; and Yarway Corporation.

Kanawha Circuit Court case numbers: 10-C-1845, 10-C-1846, 10-C-1847, 10-C-1848, 10-C-1849, 10-C-1850

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