Ex-Union Carbide Execs Found Guilty For Bhopal Deaths

Law360, New York (June 7, 2010, 11:14 AM EDT) -- An Indian court on Monday reportedly found eight former Union Carbide India Ltd. executives guilty of negligence for their role in a 1984 gas leak at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, that killed more than 15,000 people.

The eight former executives, including former Union Carbide India chairman Keshub Mahindra, each received two-year prison sentences and approximately $2,100 in fines by Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan P. Tiwari, according to the Press Trust of India.

Activist groups have long criticized the decision to charge the former executives...
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