Hancock Prospecting Chairman Gina Rinehart

Hancock Prospecting Chairman Gina Rinehart

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Gina Rinehart, chairman of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd., repeatedly urged her children to drop the lawsuit, writing to Hope Welker on Sept. 9, 2011, “Enough is enough, your ill-considered action is now also causing media attention and jeopardizing the lives of our family.”