“Collective Knowledge” of a Corporation

The Concept of Collective Knowledge The issue of whether a corporation’s conduct is “knowing” is often an important step in determining whether a corporation can be found guilty of criminal conduct.  But how does a corporation “know” something?  While this concept is sometimes difficult to discern for individuals, it is extremely complicated when the defendant […]

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Respondeat Superior & Public Opinion

Are jurors reluctant to hold corporations responsible for the negligent and criminal acts of its employees? Judges are sometimes surprised by the biased opinions that jurors have. For example, we were working for the plaintiff in a case where an employer was being sued for the alleged negligent acts of an employee. One of the voir […]

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