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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company v. United States
Citation:212 U.S. 481, 29 S.Ct. 304, 53 L.Ed.2d 613 (1909)
New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company (Defendant) was convicted for the payment of rebates to the American Sugar Refining Company and others, upon shipments of sugar from New York City to Detroit. The acts violating a federal law prohibiting the payment of rebates were committed by the company’s assistant traffic manager, Fred Pomeroy. On appeal, New York Central challenged the constitutional validity of the Elkins Act, the statute that made the company criminally responsible for Pomeroy’s acts, because he was an act of the company.
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Topic OutlineCorporate Liability