The Grace Case

In Montana, W.R. Grace and five of its executives are in court defending charges that:

the company and the employees named engaged in a conspiracy and cover up that risked the lives of people in Libby, Mont., by allowing them to be exposed to a type of asbestos stirred up by the company’s vermiculite mining and ore processing near town.

The case is being reported in great detail, and with lots of context, as a joint project of the University of Montana’s Law School and School of Journalism. Here is the website, and here is the page describing the project.

The students combine to cover the ‘story’ the jurors are being told (journalism students) as well as why the story is told in that way (law students).

Linked is a video providing some background, other background, and legal context too.

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