The prosecution begins its redirect of Paul Peronard
Slogging through objections by defense attorney David Bernick, prosecutor Kevin Cassidy appeared to go almost line-by-line with Peronard through his previous cross-examination. Bernick’s objections focused mainly on Cassidy’s quoting of the defense’s questioning from the daily court transcripts. It also focused on certain questions by the prosecution that overstepped the boundaries of Peronard’s legally-defined expertise.
Cassidy’s redirect covered the EPA’s 104e request for information from Grace, the company’s response to their requests, and GIS maps showing detection spots of asbestos in Libby, Mont.
At times Judge Donald Molloy appeared frustrated with Cassidy’s questioning tactics and, at one point, told the prosecution to “get to the point.”
Preceding the redirect, Thomas Frongillo, defense attorney for Robert Bettacchi, closed his cross-examination by saying that despite the thousands of documents provided by Grace to the EPA, his client could not be linked to the release of asbestos in Libby.
- Nate Hegyi (posted 1:17 p.m.)
Edited 5:36 p.m.
Posted: March 3rd, 2009 under News.