Greitzer & Locks, Gene Locks and Martin Greitzer; Neil R.peterson, Appellants, v. Johns-manville Corporation and Johns-manville Salescorporation; Raybestos-manhatten, Inc.; Eagle-picherindustries, Inc.; Unarco Industries, Inc.; Fibreboardcorporation; H.k. Porter Company; Southern Textilecorporation; Pittsburgh Corning Corporation; the Celotexcorporation; Keene Corporation, Appellees,united States of America, Amicus Curiae.virginia Asbestos Plaintiffs, Amicus Curiae, 710 F.2d 127 (4th Cir. 1982)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 710 F.2d 127 (4th Cir. 1982) Argued June 8, 1982. Decided June 17, 1982

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk & Newport. J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr., District Judge.

Robert C. Nusbaum, Norfolk, Va. (Hofheimer, Nusbaum, McPaul & Brenner, Norfolk, Va., on brief) for appellants.

C. Michael Montgomery, C. Grigsby Scifres, Norfolk, Va. (Seawell, Dalton, Hughes & Timms, Norfolk, Va., on brief), for Johns-Manville Corp. and Johns-Manville Sales Corp.

Archibald Wallace, III, Richmond, Va. (Albert D. Bugg, Jr., Sands, Anderson, Marks & Miller, Richmond, Va., on brief) for H.K. Porter Co., Inc. & Southern Textile Corp.

(William V. Hoyle, Charles A. Smith, Philip S. Payne, Hoyle, Corbett, Hubbard, Smith & Payne on brief) for Raybestos-Manhatten, Inc.

(William B. Eley, Eley, Rutherford & Leafe, Norfolk, Va., on brief), for Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.

(Gerard E.W. Voyer, Taylor, Walker & Adams, Norfolk, Va., on brief), for Unarco Industries, Inc.

(M. Stuart Bateman, Newport News, Va., on brief), for Fibreboard Corp.

(Worth Banner, Reynolds, Smith & Winters, Norfolk, Va., on brief), for Pittsburgh Corp.

(John Y. Pearson, Jr., Bruce T. Bishop, Willcox, Savage, Lawrence, Dickson & Spindle, Norfolk, Va., on brief), for Celotex Corp.

(Henry C. Morgan, Jr., Pender, Coward, Addison & Morgan, Norfolk, Va., on brief) for Keene Corp.

Before WINTER, Chief Judge, and BUTZNER, RUSSELL, WIDENER, HALL, PHILLIPS, MURNAGHAN, SPROUSE, ERVIN, CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges, sitting in banc.

PER CURIAM:


The judgment of the district court is affirmed by an equally divided court.

AFFIRMED.