A complicated set of facts, millions in property damage, and a fine of just $25,000 make for a game-changing precedent in the sentencing of corporate OH&S offenders.
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Sentencing isn’t about assigning a $ value to a life. In this case, proper application of the sentencing principles allowed us to achieve a penalty well-below the typical range.
Did you or your company reasonably believe in a mistaken set of facts which, if true, would render your acts or omissions innocent?
While courtroom theatrics may make for good television, it’s the work behind the scenes that results in the happy ending.
The principle of “joint and several” liability means that multiple work site parties can be liable for the same incident. But it doesn’t mean they will be.