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Weapons of Mass Dispassion: James Hardie and Corporate Law

Author(s): Peta Spender

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.

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Centre: CCL

Research theme: Law and Gender, Law and Social Justice, Private Law, Regulatory Law and Policy, The Legal Profession

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