Under a bill recently proposed by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bob Casey, corporate officers who hide information about defects of company products could be targeted with criminal penalties. Under the bill, such individuals would face up to five years of imprisonment and fines. At bottom, the issue is about holding corporate officers personally responsible for their contributions to defective products which cause injury and/or death to consumers.
Large events such as a sporting event or a concert typically bring a large crowd. This means that numerous people will be walking in and out of the event area, and some may even walk from nearby locations to and from the event. One Virginia woman was walking in Portsmouth after attending a concert when she was hit by a car. The car accident caused her to be seriously injured, and the driver was arrested.