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Vicarious Corporate Liability: Judges Should Credit Diligent Compliance When Evaluating Criminal Intent

Kowal argues for a restored balance in government prosecution of corporations, which can be held liable for employee conduct that was "neither authorized nor condoned." Kowal focuses on corporate compliance programs, designed to reinforce legal norms, and argues that they should be credited more fully by government investigators.

Steven M. Kowal, Washington Legal Foundation Legal Backgrounder, March 2009

 

 

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