710 F.2d 127
GREITZER & LOCKS, Gene Locks and Martin Greitzer; Neil R.
JOHNS-MANVILLE CORPORATION and Johns-Manville Sales
Corporation; Raybestos-Manhatten, Inc.; Eagle-Picher
Industries, Inc.; Unarco Industries, Inc.; Fibreboard
Corporation; H.K. Porter Company; Southern Textile
Corporation; Pittsburgh Corning Corporation; The Celotex
Corporation; Keene Corporation, Appellees,
United States of America, Amicus Curiae.
Virginia Asbestos Plaintiffs, Amicus Curiae.
United States Court of Appeals,
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.
The judgment of the district court is affirmed by an equally divided court.