• Kirk Hartley

A Medical Journal Article Adds to the Pressure on Canada to Stop Selling Asbestos Fibers to Countrie

A respected medical journal, Lancet, has joined those pressuring Canada to stop exporting asbestos fibers to the world. The article is here. It’s good to see scientists speak out, and the media listening, as illustrated by this article. Litigation can obtain payments for harm, but it often takes knowledge, media and public pressure to achieve real change. Hopefully media pays attention and learns to ask better questions on science and business issues.

One can wonder if governments should be deemed amenable to lawsuits when they support sales of potentially dangerous products ? Will we see more global rules of law for these situations? Globalization is bringing many changes and many new issues.


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About Kirk

Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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