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United States v. George F. Fish, Inc.

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
154 F.2d 798 (1946)


Facts

George F. Fish, Inc. (Fish) (defendant), a wholesale dealer of fruits and vegetables, along with company salesman Michael Simon (defendant), were charged with “unlawfully, willfully, and knowingly,” charging excessive amounts for the goods in violation of § 2 of the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942. A jury found the company guilty and imposed fines. The jury also found Simon guilty and sentenced him to a term of imprisonment. Fish appealed and argued that it could not be criminally liable for the illegal acts committed by one of its employees.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Clark, J.)

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