View From a Height
Commentary from the Mile High City
Monday, April 05, 2004

Corporate Sentencing 

One of the peciliarities of corporate law is the notion of holding a corporation criminally liable for its behavior. In 1984, the government, led by Sen. Ted Kennedy, passed Federal sentencing guidelines for these laws. The example used by the professor in class, repeatedly, was the Exxon Valdez. He didn't seem to see the irony that one of the first applications of a law written by Ted Kennedy was, essentially, a drunk-driving case.

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