Ninth Circuit Breathes New Life Into W.R. Grace Case

Law360, New York (September 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has denied W.R. Grace's latest attempt to silence longstanding allegations that the bankrupt chemical manufacturer knowingly ran an asbestos-filled mine in Montana.

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed federal prosecutors a victory by reinstating portions of the original criminal indictment, the Washington Post reported.

The three-judge appellate panel revived a host of claims that had been previously tossed out against Grace and a handful of former executives. The court denied the chemical maker's contention that the...
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