Asbestos victims not happy with soft punishments for Hardie executives


The long-running Hardie Industries saga is well-known, with many asbestos victims still waiting for compensation. Today Hardie executives were finally handed down their punishment for their part in the tragic asbestos story – they stood accused of trying to minimise their liabilities to victims by providing misleading statements about the company’s finances. They could have been fined millions but got away with a total of only $750,000.

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