Legal Environment of Bus
posted by shirley .
Ethics Question (Legal Environ of Bus)?
Various industries have lobbied for legislative restrictions on tort liability. The nuclear power industry has long been protected by a statute that limits its upper-dollar liability in the event of a serious accident. Many companies in other industries would like similar protection. Is it ethical to seek statutory limits on liability? Is it ethical for legislators to grant such protection? What limits would be acceptable?
These are matters of opinion. I agree with the nuclear power industry tort liability limitation. There may be other industries where similar protection is justified. My opinion is not what you want.
If such protection is granted, legislators will have to write the laws.