The case against W.R. Grace and five of its former executives – now excluding William McCaig and Robert Walsh who were recently acquitted – was handed over to the jury Wednesday evening after nearly 10 hours of closing arguments from five separate attorneys. The trial, which began on Feb. 19, has been ongoing for nearly [...]
After the 3:00 p.m. recess, Kris McLean addressed the indictment of Robert Walsh. McLean conceded that because of some evidentiary rulings the government could not prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. McLean moved to have the case against Robert Walsh dismissed with prejudice. As a result of McLean’s motion, Judge Molloy dismissed the case [...]
The government dismissed all charges against Robert C. Walsh Monday afternoon.Walsh is a former vice president of W.R. Grace and one of seven company executives originally indicted on federal charges in 2005.
“With respect to Mr. Walsh,” McLean told Molloy in front of a jam-packed courtroom, “The government can not prove its case without a [...]
Attorneys for individual defendants labored to introduce their clients to the jury as real people, some of them even Libby residents, who were concerned about worker health at W.R. Grace.
Attorneys representing Henry Eschenbach, William McCaig, Robert Walsh and Jack Wolter also worked to cast doubt on various aspects of the government’s case, citing instances of [...]