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JOSEPHINE BAIRD v. JOHNS-MANVILLE (06/28/85)

SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


June 28, 1985

JOSEPHINE BAIRD, ADMIX. OF THE ESTATE OF SHALLIE BAIRD AND JOSEPHINE BAIRD ON HER OWN BEHALF, APPELLANTS
v.
JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. THEODORE BONAMICO, ADM. OF THE ESTATE OF ROSE BONAMICO, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. ESTELLE C. CARROLL, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF HENRY CARROLL, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. MICHAEL DAYOC, ADM. OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH E. DAYOC, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. ELVENIA FICKLIN, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH L. FICKLIN, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. ESTATE OF DOMENIC RIZZUTTO, A/K/A DOMENIC RICHARDS BORELLI, AND ESTATE OF BRIDGET RICHARDS BORRELLI, H/W, BY THEIR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, CATHERINE A. MEOLI, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. AMELIA STAGLIANO, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS STAGLIANO, AND ON HER OWN BEHALF, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. EVA STAGLIANO, ADMX OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH CHARLES STAGLIANO, AND ON HER OWN BEHALF, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. JEAN STAGLIANO, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF FRANK JOHN STAGLIANO, SR. AND ON HER OWN BEHALF, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. THERESA STAGLIANO, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE STAGLIANO, AND ON HER OWN BEHALF, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. ANNA MAE HENLY ADMX OF THE ESTATE OF BEN LEE HENLY, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP LTD, NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP, GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. INEZ LINDSEY AND LILA BUTLER, ADMXS. OF THE ESTATE OF LEWIS BUTLER, APPELLANTS V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H.K. PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL, LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP., GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. GEORGIA MCCLURE, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF MAC MCCLURE, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H.K. PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL, LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP., GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. JEANETTE BATTAGLIO, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF THEODORE BATTAGLIO, AND JEANETTE BATTAGLIO, ON HER OWN BEHALF, APPELLANT V. KEENE CORPORATION, JOHNS-MANVILLE, CORP., GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H.K. PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL, LTD., PACOR, INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP., GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN CORP. NICOLET INDUSTRIES. ELIZABETH DEAN DECARLO, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF HARRY LEROY DEAN, JR., AND ELIZABETH DEAN DECARLO, ON HER OWN BEHALF, APPELLANT V. JOHN-MANVILLE CORP, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL, LTD., PACOR, INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP., GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. MARY FERRARO, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF DOMINIC FERRARO, AND MARY FERRARO, ON HER OWN BEHALF, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF. CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL, LTD., PACOR, INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP., GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. PEARLINE GRAVES, ADMX OF THE ESTATE OF GERALD DANIEL GRAVES, AND PEARLINE GRAVES, ON HER OWN BEHALF, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H.K. PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL, LTD., PACOR, INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP., GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. FLORENCE HALL, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF ALEXANDER HALL, AND FLORENCE HALL ON HER OWN BEHALF, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H.K. PORTER CO., ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL, LTD., PACOR, INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP., GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. MARY MILICE, INDIVIDUALLY, AND MARY MILICE, ADMX. OF THE ESTATE OF BIAGGIO MILICE, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H.K. PORTER CO., ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL, LTD., PACOR,INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP., GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. ESTATE OF GUISEPPE M. PARAVATI AND ESTATE OF MARY JOSEPHINE PARAVATTI, H/W, BY THEIR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, PAUL PARAVATI, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H.K. PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL, LTD., PACOR, INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP., GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES. CATHERINE PETERS ADMX OF THE ESTATE OF ANTHONY J. RITCHIE, APPELLANT V. JOHNS-MANVILLE, GAF CORP., NORTH AMERICAN ASBESTOS, H K PORTER, ASBESTOS CORP., LTD., NATIONAL GYPSUM CO., TURNER & NEWALL LTD., PACOR INC., AMATEX, CELOTEX CORP., GLEN ALDEN & RAPID AMERICAN, KEENE CORP., NICOLET INDUSTRIES.

Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-19449. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 79-08445 Case No. 9. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 81-12310. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 79-08445 Case No. 4. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635 Case No. 27. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635 Case No. 6. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635 Case 2. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635, Case No. 3. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635, Case No. 5. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 79-08445. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 79-08445. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 79-08446 Case No. 6. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635 Case No. 13. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635 Case No. 15. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635 Case No. 8. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635 Case 17. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635, Case No. 2. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635, Case No. 22. Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Civil Division, No. 80-00635 Case No. 24.

Before: Tamilia, Lipez and Shiomos, JJ.*fn*

Per Curiam:

We affirm the Orders of the summary judgment in favor of appellees regarding the wrongful death actions. We affirm the Orders of summary judgment in favor of appellees regarding the survival actions commenced by appellants, with the exception of the Lindsey and Butler case and the Jean Stagliano case. We vacate the Order of summary judgment in favor of appellees regarding the survival action of Lindsey and Butler and Jean Stagliano, and remand with instructions to reinstate the complaints.

Jurisdiction relinquished.

Disposition


*fn* Judge Thomas N. Shiomos, Senior Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, is sitting by designation.


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