The company s crass

  • 29/11/2003

The company s crass This is arguably the starkest reminder of corporate irresponsibility. In mid-October this year, us congressman Frank Pallone and eight colleagues filed an amicus brief on behalf of the more than 20,000 victims of the 1984 Union Carbide chemical disaster in Bhopal, India. The 23-page brief, to the us Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, demanded the court hold dow Chemical responsible for the disaster. The brief was a response to a March 2003 decision by a us District Judge in New York dismissing all claims against the company. Victims had then appealed to the Second Circuit.

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