Weapons of Mass Dispassion: James Hardie and Corporate Law
Griffith Law Review, Vol. 14, p. 280, 2005
15 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2009
Date Written: 2005
This lecture honours Michael Whincop's work by examining the controversy surrounding attempts by the James Hardie Group in 2004 to isolate its liability in tort to sufferers of asbestos disease. The lecture explores the absence of passion and compassion in corporate law, explains how it deflects moral claims and scrutinises the James Hardie imbroglio in a wider institutional and philosophical context.
Keywords: asbestos, corporate social responsibility, mass torts, corporate governance
JEL Classification: K22, K13
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