United States v. Ionia Management, S.A.

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Legal Foundation. Appeal from the criminal conviction of a shipping company for unlawful actions of the crew of one of its ships, over which the company had no direct control while on the high seas.

Brief filed: 06/06/2008

Documents

United States v. Ionia Management, S.A.

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 07-5801-CR

Argument(s)

Assignment of vicarious corporate criminal liability through the application of the civil law doctrine of respondeat superior, in which an employer may be held for wrongful actions of his employee in some circumstances, was authorized neither by statute nor precedent.

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Author(s)

Andrew Weissmann, et al., Jenner & Block LLP, New York, NY.