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Corporate Criminal Liability (guest lectures)

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Department
Law and Business
Course
LAW 534
Professor
Gil Lan
Semester
Winter

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Law 534- 11/03/14 Guest Lecture- Archibald & Jull Chapter 5 Concepts   How do you punish a Corporation= bankrupt them, cant jail them, no soul or body but you can put them on probation  (under our criminal code)  Corporate Criminal Liability­means reas and actus reas must be proven  Price fixing – agreement btw competitors to set a price and forget about the consumer (profits, profits, profits)  Corporation= BOD [authorized the illegal act – old law­ “he said /she said” difficult to prosecutor­ get one of the  BOD’s to turn on each other, NOW – C45]­ Managing directors=criminal liability of entire corporation   Senior officer under criminal code­ means a representative who plays an important role in the established of the  organization policies OR operational actives of the company   Three routes to subjective intent o Acting within the scope of their authority is party to the offence o Having the mental state within the scope of their authority o Knowing that a representative …  Agent –Contractor­ representative­director­partner­employee = in respect of an organization means a, member of the  org that played an important role in decision making process that would affect the company [Profits]  Foreign practice­ brides on an international scale­ who hired an agent – due diligence­ precautionary measure were  not in place   “Suite crime”   Family, environmental, regulation law big in the states­ BP hired 500 lawyers  Civil class actions inspired out book, regulations regulation regulations  Criminal Law, Civil Litigation  (Quebec’s different),  Administrative Law   (tribunal’s­ regulations­ OHS, Occ,  Enviro­ often free person panels, results in either license revocation  )  Directing Mind­ knowledge, management, control over the company, authority­authoritizes the act  Canada­Senior officer­ Provincial Test­ operations/ policies ?   United States­ Vicarious Liability Test­ negligence of the Employee­ so easy to convict * Author Anderson Google  case*   C­45 is a hybrid of vicarious and controlling mind, good balance  Regulatory Law – is primary liability of the corporation, not DM [Directing Mind], not Various liability­ prosecution  is showing the corporation did it, doesn’t matter if the employee, DM did it­ burden of proof shifts to the offence to  prove due diligence   Civil Litigation­ move away from C­45­ in ON­ test for getting the Corp­ balance of probabilities – Primary Liability  –Prove they did it  Piercing the corp
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