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Corporate veil shouldn’t prevent moral responsibility | Julius Melnitzer

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 9:59 AM | By Julius Melnitzer

Instead of rambling on about globalization and its impact on jurisprudence, it’s time for courts to get real about our archaic notions of corporate liability and take the hard measures to ensure that their ramblings benefit everyone — not just big business.

If the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corp. 2017 ONSC 604 is any indication, however, there’s no sign that change is on the horizon. Justice Glenn Hainey put a serious dent in the viability of corporate...