Archive August 2018

Environmental Protection Agency and Asbestos in the USA

It has made the news recently that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in United States of America are proposing a new framework to manage new uses for toxic chemicals in manufacturing. Whilst the EPA clarified it's position with a press release stating "the press reports on this issue are inaccurate. Without the proposed Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) EPA would not have a regulatory basis to restrict manufacturing and processing for the new asbestos uses covered by the rule. The EPA action...
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Gross Negligence Manslaughter - Sentencing Up To 18 Years

We are sure you are all aware of the Corporate Manslaughter changes back in 2016. Now there is definitive guidance covering new sentences. One of the most serious offences is gross negligence manslaughter.  So what is meant by this term? Gross negligence manslaughter is a form of involuntary manslaughter where the defendant is ostensibly acting lawfully. Involuntary manslaughter may arise where the defendant has caused death but neither intended to cause death nor intended...
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