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14 February 2012
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Author: Tribune de Genève

La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme a accepté la plainte d’une victime de l’amiante de la Fabrique Suisse de Machines-Outils Oerlikon, actuellement Alstom...Outre Alstom, la plainte est aussi dirigée contre la Suva, tous deux ayant, selon la...

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13 February 2012

Swiss, Belgian sentenced to jail in Italy asbestos trial [Italy]

Author: Paola Italiano, Reuters

An Italian court…sentenced a Swiss tycoon and a Belgian baron to 16 years in jail for negligence that led to more than 2,000 asbestos-related deaths in the biggest trial of its kind...[The defendants] were accused of intentionally omitting to put in...

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21 November 2011

Italy asbestos trial verdict expected in February

Author: AFP

A massive class action lawsuit in Italy against a Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron over 3,000 allegedly asbestos-related illnesses and deaths ended on Monday and a verdict is expected in February. Stephan Schmidheiny, the former Swiss owner of...

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Lawsuit
6 July 2011

Eternit lawsuit (re asbestos exposure in Italy)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In 2004, prosecutors in Turin, Italy, investigated the death of a man who had died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related lung disease.  The deceased man was a former employee of the Swiss building firm, Eternit.  On 12 December 2004, the Asbestos...

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6 July 2011

Lawsuit against Eternit (re asbestos exposure in Italy)

Pour la version française de ce profil, cliquez ici. In 2004, prosecutors in Turin, Italy, investigated the death of a man who had died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related lung disease.  The deceased man was a former employee of the Swiss building fi...

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4 July 2011

Italian court seeks 20-year terms in asbestos mega-trial

Author: Giuseppe Cacace, AFP

A court in Turin...requested jail terms of 20 years against a Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron in the biggest ever trial over asbestos-related deaths, judicial officials said. Stephan Schmidheiny, the former Swiss owner of the Eternit...

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4 May 2011
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Author: Geneviève De Lacour, Journal de l'Environnement

...[Le] procès de la firme internationale Eternit se poursuit en Italie. 1.800 personnes sont décédées de l’amiante. Elles viennent toutes de 4 villes italiennes (Casale Monferrato, Cavagnolo, Bagnoli et Rubiera) ayant hébergé une usine Eternit des...

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