A total of 13 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of May 11 through May 15.
The following complaints were filed:

--Frank and Barbara Anne Autry of California claim Frank Autry developed mesothelioma after his work as a plumber, water well driller and welder from 1970 until 1972. The Autrys claim Frank Autry also performed home reconstruction work in 1981 and worked at a shipyard for Oakland Naval Supply from 1983 until 1984. The Autrys are represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-497.

--Jorge Cardenas of New Jersey claims his recently deceased wife, Raysa Cardenas, developed mesothelioma after her work as a gate agent at Continental Airlines from 1988 until 2008. She was also secondarily exposed to asbestos through her father, who worked at a local auto parts store, according to the complaint. Jorge Cardenas is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-485.

--Edna Cordy claims her recently deceased husband, Lee L. Cordy, developed mesothelioma after his work as an apprentice operating crane engineer, residential construction worker and auto mechanic worker from 1947 through 2003. Edna Cordy is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock, Erik P. Karst and Sara A. Morton of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-418.

--William Downey of Kentucky, an operator and factory worker from 1973 until 1994, claims lung cancer. Downer is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-494.

--Joseph and Amalia Horvath of Ohio claim Joseph Horvath developed mesothelioma after his work as a box assembler, laborer, maintenance worker, roofer and tool and dye worker from 1958 until 2000. Joseph Horvath says he also conducted his own home and auto maintenance repairs. The Horvaths are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-484.

--Ralph W. Millsaps of Colorado, a handyman, farmer, meatcutter, machinist, sheet metal worker, welder, heavy equipment mechanic, maintenance man, freelance auto mechanic and handyman from 1952 until 1985, claims mesothelioma. Millsaps is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-495.

--Carleties Mitchell of Illinois, a laborer, mechanic and truck driver from 1955 until 1990, claims lung cancer. Mitchell is represented by Myles L. Epperson of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-481.

--Jean Nagy of Michigan claims her recently deceased father, John Bunjac, developed mesothelioma after his work as a design engineer at various locations throughout Illinois, Missouri, Michigan and Kentucky from 1936 until 1992. Nagy is represented by Randy S. Cohn of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-482.

--Paul Post of Arkansas, a welder from 1944 until 1990, claims mesothelioma. Post is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-492.
--Robert E. Shelton of Arkansas, a laborer at various locations from 1951 until 1967, claims lung cancer. Shelton is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-493.

--Donna Teague of Kentucky claims her recently deceased father, Isaac Moore, developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer and mechanic from 1950 until 1984. Teague is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-496.

--Vera Jean Trammell-Wallace of Montana claims her recently deceased husband, Russell Wallace, developed mesothelioma after his work as a rigger, coppersmith and pipefitter at various locations from 1942 until 1985. Trammell-Wallace is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-491.

--John Zeller of Florida, a nurse and administrator at various locations throughout the United States from 1962 until 1981, claims mesothelioma. Zeller is represented by Brian J. Cooke of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-488.

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