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Its based off a film called “Libby” that was in Montana.
What made mining for vermiculite a problem for workers and community residents of Libby, Montana?The company knew that asbestos was causing lung disease in its workers and didn’t share that information with them. What is your reaction to this? Do you think the company officials should be held criminally responsible?Why would Montana agree to release Grace of any responsibility for cleaning up the site?How has the asbestos problem in Libby divided the town? Why?W.R. Grace and seven of its current or former executives had been indicted of federal charges that they knowingly put their workers and the public in danger through exposure to vermiculite ore contaminated with asbestos. They faced from five to 15 years in prison on each count and Grace was facing significant fines. They were cleared of all charges on a technicality. Do you think the executives deserved to do time for their actions? Do you think the company should have been fined? What is your reaction to the jury’s verdict?Some victims won awards totally $43 million from the state of Montana and recently, the courts found that the insurance carrier for Montana should pay the full settlement costs plus defense bills for the decade-long lawsuit. The amount could increase greatly because the settlement only covered 18 victims in a pool that’s subsequently grown to more than 200. How do you feel about this settlement? Is it fair? Not enough? Too much?