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Former asbestos executives found guilty; landmark verdict in Italy

15 Feb 2012 by under Events, Legal, News, Organizations

eternit giustizia 300x194 Former asbestos executives found guilty; landmark verdict in ItalyA landmark verdict handed down by a three-judge panel in Turin, Italy, could set a precedent for manufacturers dealing with toxic environmental substances, like asbestos. Following a two-year trial, two former executives of a Swiss building-products company were found guilty on , held responsible for the deaths of more than 3,000 people who lived and worked around four Italian asbestos cement factories. Asbestos has been proven to cause deadly diseases, including , a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen and, in rare cases, the heart. The verdict was handed down Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (more…)