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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1717 MAIN STREET, SUITE 4600, DALLAS, TEXAS 75201-4629, USA
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United States

Corporate Robert W (Jay) Smith Jr, John J Gilluly III
Employment Brian S Kaplan
Energy Robert Gruendel, Joe Tato
Finance John T Cusack
Financial services John T Cusack, Richard F Hans
Insurance Michael P Murphy, Bill Marcoux
Intellectual property and technology Ann K Ford, Frank W Ryan
Life sciences Lisa A Haile
Litigation and arbitration Loren H Brown, James M Brogan
Media, sport and entertainment Peter White
Real estate John L Sullivan, Jay Epstien
Regulatory and government affairs Ignacio E Sanchez
Restructuring Richard A Chesley, Thomas R Califano
Tax Sang Kim, Sibel Owji
Technology Victoria Lee

Latin America

Latin America chair Roger Meltzer

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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