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Italian Asbestos Victims Ask Yale to Revoke Convicted Eternit CEO’s Honorary Degree

Mention the Piedmont region of Italy and most people think of a glamorous vacation destination with picturesque villages and castles framed by the Alps.  But behind the tourist façade, it is an asbestos-infested valley of the shadow of death. More than 2,000 people have died from mesothelioma just in Casale Monferrato, a town that has […]

“Eternit and The Great Asbestos Trial” Free Online Book Now Available

The verdict to conclude the Eternit asbestos disaster trial in Italy has finally been handed down, with former company owner Stephan Schmidheiny and major shareholder Jean-Louis Marie Ghislain de Cartier de Marchienne each receiving 16-year prison sentences. Coinciding with the announcement of the verdict in the groundbreaking asbestos case, “Eternit and The Great Asbestos Trial,” […]

Former Eternit Executive, Shareholder Sentenced to Prison in Groundbreaking Asbestos Trial

A verdict in the groundbreaking trial over the Eternit asbestos disaster in Italy has been handed down, with a former executive and a shareholder each receiving 16-year prison sentences for their roles in the incident. Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, the former owner of the Eternit fiber cement company, and major shareholder Jean-Louis Marie Ghislain de […]

Eternit Seeks to Protect Itself, Shed Asbestos Exposure Blame

An ongoing trial in Italy is the latest example of an asbestos company looking to skirt the legal system and absolve itself from blame at the expense of exposure victims. In a recent blog post, Laurie Kazan-Allen, the Coordinator of International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), noted that the “Great Asbestos Trial” involving asbestos conglomerate Eternit […]

California Mesothelioma Lawyers

California Mesothelioma Overview California was admitted to the United States in September 1850 as the 31st state in the union. California is the 3rd largest state. The first Europeans to explore California arrived in the 1500’s.  Spanish missionaries arrived in California in the 1700s. The settlement of California grew rapidly after the discovery of gold […]

Shocking Reversal in Major Italian Asbestos Litigation Case

Swiss Billionaire Escapes Responsibility For Now For Over 3,000 Deaths In a shocking reversal for international asbestos litigation, Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny was absolved for now of 3,000 deaths of Italian workers exposed to asbestos in factories formerly part of his company, Eternit. Italy’s Supreme Court overturned a ruling which had sentenced the Swiss industrialist […]

Scientist Secretly Associated with Asbestos Industry May Help Weaken Asbestos Laws

Creating asbestos laws depends on rigorous honest scientific information.  In order for asbestos laws to protect people, lawmakers need reliable scientific evidence about the harm asbestos exposure does to people exposed to this highly toxic substance. New stricter asbestos laws and better regulations regarding workplace and product safety to prevent asbestos exposure often hinge on […]


Karen Peterson y Jeffrey Peterson versus La Compañía de Químicos de los Hermanos Hill(2002) Corte Superior del Condado de Alameda 2001-031817 El 4 de junio de 2002 un jurado de la Corte Superior del Condado de Alameda falló a favor de Karen y Jeffrey Peterson por una cantidad en exceso de los veinte millones de […]

$11,500,000 Verdict for Construction Project Estimator

An Alameda County jury found Eternit, Inc., manufacturer of enameled cement asbestos board, liable based on design defect, failure to warn and negligent supply. (Don Lee Henderson & Marlene Henderson v. Eternit, Inc., Alameda County Superior Court No. 843027-6) An Alameda County jury entered an $11,500,000 verdict for a Martinez, California former construction project estimator […]

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