Civ. No. 80-4161.

596 F.Supp. 1407 (1984)

Mary G. ADAMS, surviving widow of Frank Herbert Adams, Frankie Adams and Fred M. Adams, Plaintiffs, v. ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.; Celotex Corporation; Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.; Fibreboard Corporation; Forty-Eight Insulation, Inc.; Johns-Manville Sales Corporation; Nicolet Industries, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation; Pittsburgh Corning Corporation; GAF Corporation; Standard Asbestos Manufacturing and Insulating Company; Unarco Industries, Inc., Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Idaho.

November 1, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Clark Gasser, Steve Richert, Green, Service, Gasser & Kerl, Pocatello, Idaho, Russell W. Budd, Frederick M. Baron & Associates, P.C., Dallas, Tex., for plaintiffs.

John L. King, Boise, Idaho, Richard B. Evans, Sarah B. Howden, Gudmundson, Siggins & Stone, San Francisco, Cal., for Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Gary T. Dance, N. Randy Smith, Merrill & Merrill, Chartered, Pocatello, Idaho, for Celotex Corp.

Charles Johnson III, L. Charles Johnson, Johnson & Olson, Chartered, Pocatello, Idaho, for Crown Cork & Seal Co., Inc.

Christopher Burke, Clemons, Cosho & Humphrey, Boise, Idaho, Donald J. Roberts, Gabriel A. Jackson, Winingham, Roberts, Rogie & Fama, San Francisco, Cal., for Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.

Jeremiah A. Quane, Alan Hull, Jon Carter, Quane, Smith, Howard & Hull, Boise, Idaho, for Fibreboard Corp.

Louis F. Racine, Jr., Gary L. Cooper, Racine, Olson, Nye, Cooper & Budge, Chartered, Pocatello, Idaho, for Forty-Eight Insulations, Inc.

Allen B. Ellis, Jon M. Steele, Ellis, Brown, Sheils & Steele, Boise, Idaho, for Keene Corp.

Ron B. Rock, Robert C. Grisham, Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett & Blanton, Chartered, Boise, Idaho, for Nicolet, Inc.

Craig L. Meadows, Wayne B. Slaughter, Edwin V. Apel, Jr., Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley, Boise, Idaho, for GAF Corp.

Carl P. Burke, Charles L. Hay, Elam, Burke, Evans, Boyd & Koontz, Boise, Idaho, for Owens-Illinois, Inc.

Ronald P. Rainey, David E. Kerrick, Alexanderson, Davis, Rainey, Whitney & Kerrick, Caldwell, Idaho, for Pittsburgh Corning Corp.

Steven R. Matthews, Brady, McDaniel & Matthews, Chartered, Boise, Idaho, for Raymark Industries, Inc.

J. Frederick Mack, Langroise, Sullivan & Smylie, Boise, Idaho, for Standard Insulations, Inc.


CALLISTER, Chief Judge.

Before the Court are the defendants' motions for summary judgment based on the running of the statute of limitations and failure of a condition precedent to a wrongful death action. This is a wrongful death/products liability action brought by Mary G. Adams, Frankie Adams, and Fred M. Adams, the surviving widow and heirs of Frank H. Adams, deceased, against thirteen asbestos manufacturers. The plaintiffs' complaint...

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