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Outrageous Misconduct: The Asbestos Industry on Trial (The Complete New Yorker Reports)

Brodeur, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0394533208 / ISBN 13: 9780394533209
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0394533208 Pantheon hardcover, 1985, 1st edition, clean/tight, No marks, price-clipped jacket has a 1/2" closed edge tear and a crease in the front flap.Near Fine/Very Good.New mylar cover, bubble-wrapped and mailed in a Box w/delivery confirmation. Bookseller Inventory # 56483

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Title: Outrageous Misconduct: The Asbestos Industry...

Publisher: Pantheon Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Examines the attempts of the asbestos industry to cover-up the dangers of asbestos and describes the development of the financial and legal problems of the Manville Corporation

From Publishers Weekly:

This carefully documented expose is an invaluable sourcebook not only for lawyers but for lay readers as well. As Brodeur, a New Yorker writer whose books include The Zapping of America and Expendable Americans, shows, media coverage of the disasters caused by asbestosis has traditionally been minimal. He pursues the behind-the-scenes efforts by key U.S. asbestos firms over some 50 years to challenge their liability for numbers of asbestos-workers' deaths. The legal intricacies presented by Brodeur may prove confusing to some readers, but they will, nonetheless, find his case histories compelling and devastating. The author often focuses on the Mansville Company (formerly Johns-Mansville). Yet the evidence he introduces involves the industry at large: a trail of cover-ups going back to the 1930s, through Borel v. Fioreboardstyle in 1971 and the avalanche of lawsuits that case spawned, leading to Mansville's bankruptcy filing in 1982a move Brodeur interprets as connected to an industry-wide drive "to escape the full measure of its liability for the horror of asbestos disease." November 27
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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