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What Does A Corporation Have to "Know" To Be Criminally Prosecuted?

Published in New York University School of Law Compliance & Enforcement Blog
Article | October 5, 2016

This New York University School of Law Compliance & Enforcement Blog post discusses the August 9 conviction of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) and its use of the theory of "corporate collective knowledge." It is noted that this is a departure from traditional principles of corporate vicarious liability, as collective intent renders a company strictly liable for the knowledge of its employees—without any evidence of individual intent.

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