The prosection in the trial against WR Grace has submitted 53 exhibits recently and all but seven of them have been thrown out by Judge Donald Molloy. Most of the exhibits were documents and memoranda that detail health studies on mine workers and recommend against cooperating with investigations conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
The prosecution says that these documents prove that the company and executives in question knowingly endangered the community in Libby, Montana. However, Judge Molloy believes that these documents do not pertain to the federal Clean Air Act of 1990 as they are more than twenty years old. According to Molloy, the case is "a historical compendium of the Defendants' alleged wrongful acts, without regard for whether those alleged acts relate in any way to a federal criminal offense."
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