[FoRK] Corporate punishment??

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Wed Apr 14 14:20:23 PDT 2010


On 4/14/10 1:51 PM, John Parsons wrote:
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> --- On Wed, 4/14/10, Stephen D. Williams<sdw at lig.net>  wrote:
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> SNIP
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>> Unless the company is sick at the top or in some pervasive
>> and stubborn way (Enron, et al), they should not be put out
>> of business.  In this case, that would be somewhat like
>> finding that one small company in an industry was screwing
>> up and responding by putting everyone in that industry out
>> of business.  A corporation is made of people who are
>> individual actors with various levels of culpability and
>> responsibility.  You have to differentiate between
>> situations.
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>>>> And the company did feel the pain at least a
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>> little:
>>
>> sdw
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>>      
> SNIP
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> One can argue that the company should not have been put out of business, but that's a function of the wording of the Medicare and Medicaid contracts which prohibits continued business with fraudulent companies. It is not the responsibility of the court in this case to work around the ruling (or allow it)because they disagree with the intent.
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I agree.  And that this was an existential-level event was surely a wake 
up call.

sdw

> John
>
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