The Source(s) of Corporate Harm

How do corporations cause harm? Courts and legislatures have long subscribed to a simple, straightforward approach: “[T]he corporation touches the public only by the hands of [its] agents and servants.” In other words, according to the law, there is ultimately only one source of corporate harm: individual employees.   In a forthcoming article, I urge reconsideration of that centuries-old legal assumption. The law’s approach would surprise many non-lawyers […]