Week 4 Discussion: Principal’s and Agents’ Liability for Criminal Wrongdoing

This is a group discussion and you will be graded on your participation. You should review the following articles:

  1. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/bumble-bee-agrees-to-plead-guilty-and-pay-millions-for-price-fixing
  2. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/business-finance/bumble-bee-s-chris-lischewski-convicted-of-fixing-prices-of-canned-tuna
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/16/business/bumble-bee-tuna-price-fixing.html

In a write-up of at least 300 words provide your opinion concerning the following questions:

  1. Why is Bumble Bee, the principal and a legal person, criminally responsible for the price-fixing scheme?  
  2. Why is the former President and CEO criminally liable for his role in the price-fixing scheme, when it appears that Bumble Bee was the major financial beneficiary of his work in furtherance of the conspiracy?  

You are required to respond to at least two of the other students in your group. Your points will be graded based on the Weekly Discussion Participation Rubric.   Initial comments are due by 5 pm on Thursday; follow up comments are due by 11 pm on Friday.

To access this rubric, click the 3-dot icon and choose "show rubric."

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