Are Corporations People Too?   Leave a comment

In many civil cases such as a trucking case, hospital malpractice or products liability, Georgia law requires that the Judge tell the jury that corporations are people too.  Here is the precise language from the Pattern Jury Charges:

 “You must consider this case as a lawsuit between persons of equal worth and equal standing in the community and between persons holding the same or similar positions in life. All persons stand equal before the law. In a court of justice, all persons are to be dealt with as equals. A business entity such as a corporation is regarded as a person in this instance.

What do you think?  Are corporations people too?  How would this language affect your deliberations if you were a juror in Georgia and corporate wrong doing had severely injured or killed someone?

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