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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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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

Eternit lawsuit (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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