Four Takeaways from Our Corporate Responsibility Research

Bonora Rountree conducted an online survey with 300 jury-eligible California residents to explore public opinions regarding Corporate Personhood and Corporate Responsibility.  What follows are a few key findings from our research.  For more information about our survey methodology and results, email us at info@br-tcr.com.

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In Their Own Words: Jurors’ Opinions of “Collective Knowledge”

After asking jurors about their understanding of, and agreement with, the Collective Knowledge jury instruction, we asked them to explain, in their own words, what the instruction meant to them.  The instruction read as follows: The knowledge obtained by corporate employees acting within the scope of their employment is imputed to the corporation. Accordingly, if […]

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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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