The asbestos victim witnesses in the WR Grace trial have waived their right to attend the trial. Judge Malloy was instructed by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals to determine whether or not the witnesses' testimonies would be affected by attending the trial. Malloy suspended the trial to do so, but was told on Sunday that none of the witness/victims would excercise their right to attend.
The trial was set to resume today at 8:30am. The trial will determine the liability of the executives of WR Grace in contaminating the entire town of Libby, Montana with asbestos. According to lawyers, this contamination has killed about 225 people and sickened about 2,000. The trial alleges that the executives knew that they were endangering the community and did so against the Clean Air Act.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos or diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the Montana mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.