A group of business, legal and defense organizations, assisted by the former Enron federal prosecutor, has launched an amicus effort aimed at persuading federal courts to re-examine the standard for holding corporations criminally liable for the acts of their agents. The immediate target is a case pending on appeal in the 2d U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in which a Greek company that manages a fleet of tanker vessels, was convicted and sentenced for its role in falsifying records to conceal the overboard dumping of waste oil from one of its vessels into international waters.
A crucial quest for new look at liability
The National Law Journal
July 7, 2008
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