Man names 73 companies in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 30, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man is suing 73 companies he claims are responsible for a family member's lung cancer and death.

On Aug. 6, 2009, Norvell Vaughn Dye was diagnosed with lung cancer, of which he died on Aug. 13, 2009, according to a complaint filed July 29 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Paul Feazell claims the 73 defendants are responsible for Dye's lung cancer and death and for exposing him to asbestos and/or asbestos containing materials.

The defendants are being sued based upon 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.

Feazell is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. He is being represented by Victoria Antion and Bronwyn I. Rinehart.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 73 defendants named in the suit are 3M Company; A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; Armstrong International, Inc.; Armstrong Pumps, Inc.; Aurora Pump Company; Bayer Cropscience; Air & Liquid Systems Corporation; BWIP, Inc.; Catalytic Construction Company; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Copes Vulcan, Inc.; Crane Company; Crosby Valve, Inc.; Crown, Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; Dezurik, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Dravo Corporation; Erie City Iron Works; Flowserve US, Inc. a/k/a Nordstrom Valves; Flowserve US, Inc. f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; Flowserve US, Inc. f/k/a Flowserve FSD Corporation; FMC Corporation; Ford Motor Company; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; General Electric Company, Inc.; Gordon Gasket & Packing Co.; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Greene Tweed & Company; Grinnell, LLC; Honeywell International; Howden-Buffalo, Inc.; I.U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; Invensys Systems, Inc.; ITT Corporation; Lockheed Martin Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; McNally Industries; Met Pro Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Mueller Steam Specialty; Nagle Pumps; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power Inc.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Rust International, Inc.; Spirax Sarco, Inc.; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Sundyne Corporation; SVI Corporation; Taco, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the Gage Company; the William Powell Company; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Union Carbide Chemical & Plastics Company; Uniroyal, Inc.; United Engineers & Constructors and Washington Group International; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; Waukesha Pumps; Yarway Corporation; and Zurn Industries, Inc.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-1250

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