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A total of nine new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Feb. 9 through Feb. 13.

The following claims were filed:

--Harvey Bentley of Florida, a brick mason and home builder throughout Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama from 1947 until 1985, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0110.

--Gayla DuMont of Florida claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased mother, June Mols, who worked from 1941 until 1973 as an assembly line worker at various locations. DuMont is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0117.

--John and Dorothy Istenes of Indiana claim John Istenes developed mesothelioma after his work from 1949 until 1951 as a mechanic, from 1951 until 1954 as a combat engineer, from 1954 until 1957 as an operator, as a truck mechanic in 1957, as a policeman from 1957 until 1978, as a security guard from 1978 until 1994 and as a member of the Local Corvair Club from 1978 until 2005. The Istenes are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0104.

--Gary Jenkins of Texas claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased father, William Jenkins, who worked as a laborer from 1954 until 1972. Gary Jenkins is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Bowder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0118.

--Doris Kindelspire of Illinois claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Raymond C. Kindelspire, who worked as an owner and clerk at Kindelspire's Auto Supply from 1937 until 2005. Doris Kindelspire is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0111.

--Karen Spiker of Illinois claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased father, William Spiker, who worked from 1949 until 1982 as a laborer in Illinois. Spiker is represented by Brian J. Cooke and Drew Sealey of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0121.

--Clarence Turnbough of Missouri, a carpenter and laborer at various locations throughout Illinois and Missouri from 1936 until 1981, claims mesothelioma. Turnbough is represented by Nicholas J. Angelides of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0123.

--Robert Ward of Tennessee claims lung cancer on behalf of his recently deceased wife, Carolyn A. Ward, who worked as a seamstress from 1960 through 1977 at Charles H. Bacon Hoisery Mill, as a laborer from 1977 until 1979 at Eaton Yale and Towne Lock and as an operator from 1979 until 1989 at Union Carbide. Carolyn A. Ward was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked from 1959 until 1962 as a laborer at various construction sites, from 1962 until 1971 as a laborer and foreman at William Versavage Construction Company and from 1971 until 2002 as an owner, laborer and foreman at Bud Ward Contracting Company, according to the complaint. Robert Ward is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0122.

--Roy T. White of Missouri claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased brother, Billy G. White, who worked as a heavy equipment operator, laborer, truck driver, superintendent for Pike County Highway Department and shipper from 1963 until 1995. Roy T. White is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0120.

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