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Grace Seeks High Court Review of Asbestos Ruling

10:12 AM MDT | June 16, 2008 | Kara Sissell

W.R. Grace has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2006 appellate court ruling reinstated criminal charges for Grace’s handling of asbestos contamination at its former Libby, MT vermiculate mine. Federal prosecutors have asked the Supreme Court to deny Grace’s request, however, as they say some of the people who would testify against Grace are “sick and dying” and may be unavailable to testify if the trial is delayed any longer. A grand jury indicted Grace and seven current and former executives in 2005 for allegedly suppressing...

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