CHARLESTON -- A Georgia couple named 80 companies as defendants in their asbestos-related suit after they claim the companies are responsible for a lung cancer development.
On July 9, 2009, Benny Charles Taylor of Milledgeville, Ga., was diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a complaint filed Oct. 25 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Taylor and his wife, Dorril J. Taylor, claim the 80 defendants are responsible for the lung cancer development because they exposed him to asbestos and/or asbestos fibers.
Mr. Taylor was employed by Delta Construction, J.B. Stevens, CC Taylor & Son and J.A. Jones Construction Company from 1955 until 2000, according to the suit, which caused him to be exposed to asbestos products of the defendants.
The Taylors are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. They are being represented by Victoria Antion and Bronwyn I. Rhinehart.
The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.
The 80 defendants named in the suit are 3M Company; Allegheny Power Systems; A.W. Chesterton Company; A.O. Smith Corporation; American Electric Power; American Electric Power Service Corporation; Appalachian Power Company; Aurora Pump Company; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Crane Co.; Crown Cork & Seal USA; Dezurik, Inc.; Eaton Corporation; Elliott Company, Inc.; F.B. Wright Company; Fairmont Supply Company; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc. f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; Flowserve US, Inc.; FMC Corporation; Ford Motor Company; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; George V. Hamilton, Inc.; General Electric Company; Goodrich Corporation; Goulds Pumps; Greene Tweed & Company; Grinnell, LLC; Henry Vogt Machine Company; Honeywell International f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Howden-Buffalo, Inc.; I.U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; DeValco Corporation; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; Invensys Systems, Inc.; ITT Corporation; J.H. France Refractories; Lockheed Martin Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; McNally Industries; Met Pro Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Monogahela Power Company; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; National Service Industries Ventures, Inc.; Nebraska Boiler Company, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Oakfabco, Inc.; Ohio Power Company; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Owens-Illinois; Peerless Boilers, LLC; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Sepco Corporation; Schneider Electric USA, Inc; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Standco Industries, Inc.; Superior Boiler Works, Inc.; Tasco Insulations; the Gage Company; the William Powell Company; Tyco Flow Control Company; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Uniroyal, Inc.; United Engineers & Constructors, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump Company; Vimasco Corporation; URS Energy & Construction, Inc.; Weil-McLain Company; Yarway Corporation; and Zurn Industries, Inc.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-1916