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Created: January 31, 2002
Latest Update: February 9, 2002
Copyright: Jeanne Curran and Susan R. Takata and Individaul Authors, February 2002.
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Reporting Derivatives NYU Center for Law and Business
One of the Center's missions is "Policy and Professionalism:To contribute to the public welfare through programs of professional education and development, and through the support of scholarship that assists governmental and private policymakers in fashioning change that contributes to enhanced business productivity."Notice that this mission goal includes "to contribute to the public welfare" through "enhanced business productivity." It doesn't say through enhanced profit. But it doesn't clarify "enhanced business productivity." Do you suppose that should include responsibility for the welfare of workers and consumers, as well as investors? William T. Allen, Director of the Center, has said of the Enron crisis: There is something very broad-based going on, and it's not anything that passing a couple of laws is going to change." (How Will Washington Read the Signs?By David Leonhardt. February 10, 2002. New York Times. At p. BU 1. backup 1 backup 2 backup 3 backup 4
Legal concepts we need to consider:
- enterprise liability
- Conjoining International Human Rights Law with Enterprise Liability for Accidents by Anita Bernstein. 4/18/2001.
- SHOULD ENTERPRISE LIABILITY REPLACE THE RULE OF STRICT LIABILITY FOR ABNORMALLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES? Abstract from UCLA Law Review.
- Hospital Liability for Negligence of Independent Contractor Physicians By Ronald L. Scott."In one Alaska case, the plaintiff asserted that the hospital should be vicariously liable for the negligence of independent contractor physicians under a theory of "enterprise liability." The plaintiff contended that "vicarious legal responsibility" in Alaska is "enterprise liability," i.e., if the enterprise impacts society and the negligent act occurred during an activity performed for the benefit of the enterprise, the enterprise is liable. The Alaska court disagreed, stating that enterprise liability is simply one of two widely accepted theories used by courts to justify vicarious liability in an established employer/employee relationship."
- THE HISTORY OF ENTERPRISE LIABILITY By Karl A. Boedecker, Jack J. Kasulis, Fred W. Morgan, & Jeffrey J. Stoltman."[Enterprise liability is] one of a number of terms associated with joint liability litigation where several suppliers of faulty products are included as defendants in situations where plaintiffs have been harmed by products whose sources they cannot identify" .Scroll down a couple of inches to this definition.
- fiduciary responsibility