I believe yes.
This is what Jeff Knight was warning us about in this interview shortly before he died:
The Jeff Knight interview 1992. JZ Knight. RamthaIf I was to die tomorrow I would know that I have done something to make some people wake up and realize that they are involved in a very dangerous, very evil corrupt thing"
Unfortunately... as far as I understand there are no Corporate Manslaughter laws in the United States.
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Can a corporation commit manslaughter?
Recent developments in the United Kingdom and the United States.
A CORPORATION is a legal fiction. It is an entity created by law that exists separately from its incorporators and that functions through people who act as its agents. Like people, corporations have rights and obligations in their own name. They own property, pay taxes, can sue and be sued. But can they commit crimes? If they can, how should the law penalize them for their criminal acts?
The courts on both sides of the Atlantic have long struggled and still struggle with these questions because the necessary elements of any crime--an act or omission and a guilty mind--focus on the actions and mental state of a human being and not of a corporate entity.
Recognizing the judicial struggle, the legislature is stepping in. In March, 2005, the United Kingdom's Home Office published a draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill
(1) to introduce a statutory offense of corporate manslaughter for England and Wales. In December, 2005, an Indiana state lawmaker announced that he will seek passage of legislation in the 2006 session of the Indiana General Assembly that will penalize corporations for safety violations in the workplace that lead to bodily injuries and fatalities.
(2) The working title of this proposed Bill is the Corporate Manslaughter Act. Some commentators indicate that Indiana is only a starting point.
(3) The primary goal of both the Corporate Manslaughter Bill (U.K.) and the Corporate Manslaughter Act (U.S.) is to make it easier to prosecute and convict corporations of manslaughter. If these proposals become law, they will create new challenges for corporate defense counsel everywhere.
Corporate Manslaughter In England
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There may be other instances where people sign waivers exempting corporations from any harm. Currently, there are no Corporate Manslaughter laws in the United States. Most of these types of cases are handled through the civil court system with essentially the same end results.
"The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act is likely the most well known body of legislation on this matter. The act went into effect in the United Kingdom in 2008. This act allows criminal charges to be filed against corporations that cause the death of one or more individuals. Under the Act, the term corporate manslaughter is recognized in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland."
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