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A total of 18 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of March 1 through March 5.

The following complaints were filed:

--Lawrence Allen of Michigan, an English teacher and laborer/assembly line worker at various locations throughout Illinois, Michigan, Washington, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Minnesota and California from 1956 until the mid 1970s, claims mesothelioma. Allen will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-220.

--Stanley R. Armstrong of Washington, a laborer, clerk, mechanic and engineer at various locations from 1941 until 1997, claims mesothelioma. Armstrong will be represented by Myles L. Epperson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-217.

--William R. and Betty L. Benedict of Wisconsin allege William R. Benedict developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer at Fred Rueping Leather Co. from 1968 until 1985, as a machine operator at Chrysler from 1985 until 1991, as a residential construction worker from 1969 until 1979 and as a laborer at Fred Rueping Leather Company from 1950 until 1968. The Benedicts will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. 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: 10-L-226.

--Domenick and Jean Cantrambone of Pennsylvania claim Domenick Cantrambone developed mesothelioma after his work in the U.S. Navy from 1946 until 1948, as a baker at Valloti and Marinellis from 1948 until 1965, as a punch press operator at Quaker Cabinet Company and as a self-employed general contractor from 1960 until 1979. The Cantrambones will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-236.

--John Clem of Iowa, a laborer, professor and consultant at various locations throughout Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Germany and Iowa from 1956 until 2010, claims mesothelioma. Clem will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-223.

--James E. and Linda R. Coale of Illinois claims James E. Coale developed asbestosis after his work as a machinist mate in the U.S. Navy from 1959 until 1963, as a nitric acid plant operator for Central Nitrogen Corp. from 1965 until 1966 and as a nitric acid plant operator for ARKLA Gas Corp. from 1966 until 1969. The Coales will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-234.

--Consuelo and Eustaquio Cortez of California allege Consuelo Cortez developed mesothelioma after her work as a nurse and researcher at various locations including Illinois from 1950 until the mid 1980s. Consuelo Cortez was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, Eustaquio Cortez, who worked as a mechanic and mechanic instructor at various locations from 1946 until 1989, according to the complaint. The Cortezes will be represented by Nicholas J. Angelides of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-229.

--Carl J. and Janet Davis of Michigan claim Carl J. Davis developed mesothelioma after his work as a fruit tree maintainer and fertilizer sprayer at John Minima Fruit Farm from 1961 until 1963, as a laborer at Skinner's Body Shop from 1964 until 1965, as a laborer at Niles Manufacturing Company from 1965 until 1966, as a mechanic at Cuthbert Tractor Sales from 1966 until 1976, as a mechanic at C&M Farm Service from 1977 until 1987, as a mechanic at Berrien County Farm Bureau from 1977 until 2009 and as a residential construction worker from 1947 until 1978. The Davises will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates. 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: 10-L-227.

--Raetta Giles of Texas claims mesothelioma. Giles was secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her late husband, Paul Giles, who worked as a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 until 1963, according to the complaint. Raetta Giles also helped build their family residence, workshop and performed remodeling projects in the 1960s and 1970s, the suit states. Raetta Giles will be represented by Allyson M. Romani. Ross D. Stomel of Shrader and Associates in Houston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-215.

--Yakuv Kaplun of California, an electrical engineer at various locations from 1979 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. Kaplun will be represented by Nicholas J. Angelides of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-218.

--Mark and Deborah Montez of Texas allege Mark Montez developed mesothelioma after his work as a security officer, supervisor and manager at various locations from 1980 until now. Mark Montez was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked as a machinist at Daniel Industries from 1963 until 1979, according to the complaint. The Montezes will be represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-225.

--Robert A. Parker and Barbara Jean Jorgenson of Minnesota allege their mother, Marguerrite Marie Parker, developed mesothelioma after her work as a gas station attendant, retail sales worker, operator and bookkeeper at various locations throughout Minnesota from 1942 until 1973. Marguerrite Marie Parker was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a union electrician from 1948 until 1976, according to the complaint. Robert Parker and Jorgenson will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-231.

--Esther Seaman of Illinois claims her recently deceased husband, Morton Seaman, developed mesothelioma after his work as a private from 1944 until 1946 and as a laborer at his father's burlap sack company, Seaman Bag Company, which he eventually owned. Esther Seaman will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-237.

--Joseph and Yvonne Staley claim Joseph Staley developed mesothelioma after his work in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 until 1956, at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft from 1956 until 1959 and as an electrical engineer for General Electric Industrial Services from 1963 until 1992. Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville and Flint in Alton will be representing them. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-221.

--Rod Surratt claims the recently deceased Linda Miller developed mesothelioma after her work for ITT, General Electric and Brown Shoe Company. Linda Miller was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, J.W. Miller, who worked for General Electric, Moss Tie, Cory Construction and Corinth Brick and Tile, according to the complaint. Surratt will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-222.

--Annie Verbicky of Maine alleges her recently deceased father-in-law, John Verbicky Sr., developed mesothelioma after his work as a radioman, weaver, construction worker and firefighter at various locations from 1942 until 1985. Annie Verbicky will be represented by Randy S. Cohn and Sean M. Keane of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-230.

--Jennifer Whittier of Missouri claims she developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, who worked as a plant laborer from 1964 until 1979. Whittier worked as a custodial housekeeper from 1980 until 2004, according to the complaint. Whittier will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm in St. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-238.

--Robert P. and Janet M. Zerby of Indiana claim Robert P. Zerby developed asbestosis after his work at Inland Steel Mill from 1964 until 1994, as a laborer at Plant No. 1 from 1964 until 1968 and as a firefighter and medical technician from 1968 until 1994. The Zerbys will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-235.

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