September 21, 2007
A U.S. appeals court reinstated yesterday a conspiracy charge against Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. and six former executives in a case involving residents of a Montana town who suffered serious health problems after being exposed to asbestos from a former Grace mine. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco overturned decisions by U.S. District Judge Donald S. Molloy to throw out a conspiracy charge and limit evidence that prosecutors can use to prove the defendants knowingly endangered residents and workers in Libby, Mont.
July 24, 2007
On July 21, 2007, DOROTHY JOAN DYER; beloved wife of the late James E. Dyer; great aunt of V. Richard Molloy and his wife Nancy and Dianne Molloy Moore and her husband James; great-aunt of Richard and Tammy, Steve and Sam, Erik and Rachel and Lisa and Art; great-great-aunt of Taylor and Lindsey. Also survived by six nieces and nephews from the Dyer family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 12 P.M. at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Chapel, where friends may visit from 11-12.
May 6, 2007
On May 5, 2007, WILLIAM L. MOLLOY, of Parkville, beloved husband of the late Dolores I. Molloy, dear brother of John J. Molloy and his wife Madeline, Helen A. Molloy, preceded in death by Mary J. Seymour and Mary Margaret Wright, loving uncle of 3 nieces and 4 nephews. Family and friends will honor William's life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services-8800 Harford Road, Parkville on Monday May 7, 2007 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. With a Vigil Service at 3:30 P.M. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 10:30am Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at St. Isaac Jogues.
April 25, 2007
On April 23, 2007, ROBERT JOSEPH MOLLOY; beloved husband of Carol (nee Schroeder) Molloy; loving father of Sheila Taylor and husband John, Kathleen Nilsen and husband Donald, Patrick Michael Molloy and Timothy Thomas Molloy and wife Jennifer; grandfather of Ronald, John, Robert, Bridget, Michael, Kathryn and Daniel; brother of Michael Molloy and wife Joyce. Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 26, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at STERLING ASHTON SCHWAB WITZKE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville.
August 30, 2006
A federal judge has postponed next month's criminal trial of Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. and several of its executives in a case in which hundreds of residents in a Montana town became seriously ill from exposure to asbestos from a former Grace mine. The trial was to start Sept. 11 in U.S. District Court in Missoula, Mont., but is on hold after federal prosecutors appealed three pretrial rulings by U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy which they say undermine their case. The government says more than 1,200 of Libby's 8,000 residents have become sick and some have died from exposure to asbestos-laden dust from the mine, which workers carried home on their clothes and spread throughout the town.
June 14, 2006
A federal judge has blocked prosecutors from trying to prove that Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. and seven top officials knowingly endangered residents of Libby, Mont., through the release of asbestos at its mining operations there. Judge Donald Molloy of the U.S. District Court in Missoula, Mont., said prosecutors in the criminal case could not pursue the allegation as part of a conspiracy charge because the five-year statute of limitations has run out. In his decision dated June 8, Molloy wrote that the government's allegation that Grace officials had failed to tell regulators about the extent of the contamination during the five-year period was not the same as an "overt act" to knowingly endanger people.