Scott Depot men name 104 companies in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | May 12, 2011

CHARLESTON -- Two Scott Depot men are suing 104 companies after they claim they are responsible for their family member's stomach cancer and death.

On Feb. 3, 2009, Wade Hampton Kelly was diagnosed with stomach cancer, according to a complaint filed April 1 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

James Harold Cyrus and Michael Louis Kelly claim Wade Hampton Kelly died on April 3, 2009.

Wade Hampton Kelly smoked one pack of cigarettes per day from 1941 until 1962, but then quit, according to the suit.

The plaintiffs claim Wade Hampton Kelly was employed in West Virginia from 1958 until 1983 and was exposed to asbestos during that time.

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

The plaintiffs are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. They are being represented by Bronwyn I. Rinehart.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 104 companies named as defendants in the suit are 3M Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Ajax Mngnathcrmic Corporation; American Wire & Cable Co.; Aurora Pump Company; Borg-Warner Corporation; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; Cashco, Inc.; Certainteed Corporation; Chicago Pump Company; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Columbus McKinnon Corporation; Copes-Vulcan, Inc.; Crane Company; Crown, Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; Dezurik, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Dravo Corporation; Durabla Manufacturing Company; E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.; Eaton Corporation; Elliott Turbo Machinery Company, Inc.; Erie City Iron Works; Fisher Controls International, LLC; Flowserve US, Inc., and its Byron Jackson Pump Division; Flowserve US, Inc., f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; Flowserve US, Inc., f/k/a Flowserve FSD Corporation f/k/a Durametallic Corp.; FMC Corporation; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; General Electric Company, Inc.; General Refractories Company; Geo. V. Hamilton, Inc.; Georgia Pacific; Gordon Gasket & Packing Co.; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Green Tweed & Company; Grinnell Corporation; Hercules, Inc.; Honeywell International, f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc. f/k/a Allied Corporation; Honeywell International, Inc.; I.U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; ITT Corporation; J.H. France Refractories; John Crane, Inc.; Kelsey-Hayes Company; Leslie Controls, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; McNally Industries; Met-Pro Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Mueller Steam Specialty; Nagle Pumps; National Service Industries Venture, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Oakfabco, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Peerless Pumps; Perkinelmer Instruments; Pneumo-Abex Corporation; Premier Refractories, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Raytheon Engineers & Constructors Energy & Construction, Inc.; Reliance Electric, Inc.; Riley Power Inc.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Rust Constructors; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Rust International, Inc.; Sartell Valves, Inc.; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; SFB Companies, Inc. of Delaware; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA); Stockham Valves & Fittings; Sundyne Corporation; Taco, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the F.D. Lawrence Electric Company; the Gage Company; the Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Co.; the Gorman-Rupp Company; the Walworth Company; the William Powell Company; Tyco International (US), Inc.; Tyco Valves & Controls, LP; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Union Carbide Chemical & Plastics Company; Uniroyal, Inc.; United Engineers & Constructors, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump Company; Vimasco Corporation; Warren Pumps, Inc.; Washington Group International; Weil McLain Company; West Virginia State Electric Supply Company; and Zurn Industries, Inc.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-542

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