Pa. woman names 63 defendants in asbestos case

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 9, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A Pittsburgh, Pa., woman is suing 63 companies she claims are responsible for her mother's lung cancer and death.

Kathleen A. Buchner was diagnosed with asbestosis and mesothelioma, from which she died, according to a complaint filed Dec. 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Mary Ann Fischer, Buchner's daughter, claims her mother was exposed to asbestos because of her father, who was employed at Sunoco Gas Station and as a carpenter in West Virginia and elsewhere.

Buchner and/or Buchner's father were exposed to asbestos and/or asbestos containing products at Buchner's father's job sites, according to the suit.

Fischer is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by David P. Chervenick, Bruce E. Mattock, Leif J. Ocheltree and Scott S. Segal.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 63 defendants named in the suit are 84 Lumber Company; Beazer East, Inc.; Borg-Warner Corporation; Burnham Holdings, Inc.; CBS Corporation; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.; Columbia Paint Corp.; Crane Company, Inc.; Dana Corporation; Eaton Corporation; ECR International, Inc.; Elof Hansson, Inc.; F.B. Wright Company; Flsmidth Dorr-Oliver Eimco, Inc.; Ford Motor Company; the Gage Company; Gardner Denver, Inc.; General Refractories Company; Genuine Parts Company; George V. Hamilton, Inc.; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Grinnell, LLC; Hinkel-Hoffmann Supply Company; Honeywell International, Inc.; IU North America, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; IT Corporation; Jones & Brown, Inc.; Joy Technologies, Inc.; Kelly Moore Paint Company; Kentile Floors, Inc.; Mack Trucks, Inc.; Maremont Exhaust Products, Inc.; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Mondae's Auto Supply; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Parker-Hannifin Corp.; Parker-Hannifin Corporation; Peerless Industries, Inc.; Plotkin Brothers Supply, LLP; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Powermaster Pacific Products; RCH NewCo II, LLC; Rennekamp Lumber & Supply Company; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; Spirax Sarco, Inc.; Trane U.S., Inc.; Tri City Aluminum Company; Tri City China, Inc.; Tri-Rivers Building Products Company; Unifrax Corporation; Union Carbide Corporation; Viacom Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; Weil-McLain Company; Yarway Corporation; and Zurn Industries, LLC

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-2180

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