DOJ Wins Additional Witnesses In W.R. Grace Suit

Law360, New York (July 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court ruled Thursday that a district court had erred in restricting the number of nonexpert witnesses the federal government can call in its prosecution of bankrupt chemical manufacturer W.R. Grace and Co., accused of improperly disposing of asbestos from a Montana mine.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Department of Justice may continue to add nonexpert witnesses as long as the additions are not intended to delay the case. The holding reverses a...
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