A Criminal Action: W.R. Grace and Montana Miners
Thanks to author Jonathan Harr and his book, A Civil Action, W.R. Grace will long be remembered as the antagonist in the tale of lawyer Jan Schlichtmann's pursuit of accountability on behalf of a group of citizens in Woburn, Mass. Come September, W.R. Grace will take center stage in another courtroom drama. This time, the company and seven of its current and former executives face criminal charges in federal court based on a federal indictment that they conspired to conceal the health risks of a vermiculite mine in Libby, Mont.
Andrea Peacock has written a book about the case, Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation, and this week at TortsProf Blog, she is presenting a seven-part overview of the case and its cast. "What I’d like to do during this next week is put a human face on these events," she says, "providing links where appropriate to more technical and historical information about the case." Her posts so far:
Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on July 20, 2006 at 12:46 PM | Permalink
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