In January, the 2nd Circuit affirmed the conviction of Ionia Management for the criminal acts of its nonmanagement employees. What set this appeal apart was that Ionia, along with several amici curiae, argued that the court should revisit its long-standing rule that a company can be held criminally liable for any criminal acts of even its low-level employees. The case has sparked a review of the appropriateness of respondent superior criminal liability, say attorneys Stanley A. Twardy Jr. and Daniel E. Wenner.
One Rogue Worker Can Take an Entire Company Down
The National Law Journal
July 16, 2009
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