Posts tagged: civil penalties

Without evidence of oil spill coverup, experts say US faces hurdles in charging company execs

Tweet It’s virtually certain that BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will face criminal charges and civil penalties that could translate into hundreds of millions of dollars in fines. But for any company executives or workers to be indicted individually, legal experts say the Justice Department will have to find evidence they orchestrated a coverup, destroyed key documents or lied to government agents. “On ... Jump to full article >>

D.C. Council takes up tighter smoking restrictions

Tweet The D.C. Council will move Tuesday to toughen the District’s smoking laws with new provisions targeting underage tobacco use and lighting up on public sidewalks, part of a broad bill that could portend a more rigid ban down the road. The omnibus smoking legislation, up for the first of two council votes, establishes civil penalties for minors who buy cigarettes, bars street vendors from selling tobacco products, bans the sale of ̶ ... Jump to full article >>