Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Thomas J. Pearson (Harold L. Sosebee, Jr., Thomas J. Pearson & Associates and Gerald F. Ragland, Jr., Houston, Tex., on brief), for appellant.
Robert L. O'Donnell (Vandeventer, Black, Meredith & Martin, Becky A. Powhatan, Bruce T. Bishop, Willcox & Savage, P.C., Jerrold G. Weinberg, Weinberg, Stein & Crenshaw, and R. Barrow Blackwell, Kaufman & Canoles, Norfolk, Va., on brief), for appellees.
Before ERVIN and SNEEDEN, Circuit Judges, and HAYNSWORTH, Senior Circuit Judge.
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
ERVIN, Circuit Judge:
Arthur J. Roehling sued eighteen defendants, alleging personal injuries due to exposure to their asbestos products. Shortly after the filing suit, Roehling died and his wife, Grace A. Roehling, was substituted as plaintiff. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of four defendants; National Gypsum Company; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; GAF Corporation; and The Celotex Corporation. The other fourteen defendants had been previously dismissed...
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