No “Turning a Blind Eye” In PennsylvaniaOn February 7, 2023 by Schnader in Publications
Monica P. Matias and Jonathan W. Hugg published an alert titled “No ‘Turning a Blind Eye’ In Pennsylvania.”
There is now officially civil liability for “aiding and abetting fraud” in Pennsylvania. This means businesses that are willfully blind to lies and misleading conduct could pay damages to victims, including punitive damages. The overall result is to impose a potentially onerous new duty upon those doing business in Pennsylvania. Now they have an affirmative obligation to patrol themselves and prevent their personnel from assisting those – especially customers – they know are deceiving others.