Eternit and the Great Asbestos Trial: Appeal Proceedings

February 11, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Further hearings will commence on February 14, 2013 in the case which has become known as the “Great Asbestos Trial”. Hundreds of pages of legal argument submitted to the Turin Court challenge first degree guilty verdicts handed down one year ago by a three-judge panel to defendants Stephan Schmidheiny (Switzerland) and Baron Louis de Cartier (Belgium).1 Neither one of the former asbestos executives, both of whom were convicted for their part in the causation of an Italian asbestos disaster, has complied with court orders to pay compensation to thousands of victims, associations, municipal authorities and civic bodies.

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