Thursday, July 17
(Washington, DC) -- A newly introduced bill in the Senate aims to make it a crime for a corporate officer to hide the fact that a company's actions or products pose a serious danger to consumers. Senator Bob Casey says the Hide No Harm Act will give authorities a way to hold companies responsible for the harm they inflict on communities. He noted the long-standing problem of GM's ignition switches that have been linked to more than a dozen deaths. Senator Casey said it's not enough for GM to say it's sorry, and laws must be reformed to hold corporate officers responsible.