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Firm To Pay $15 Million For '04 Blast

Publication Date: 
September 22, 2007
San Jose Mercury News
Mike Taugher

Professor Robert Weisberg is quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about the fine a company that installs pipelines has to pay for safety violations that resulted in a massive explosion:

Stanford University law professor Robert Weisberg said criminal penalties of this size normally end up in federal court.

"This is a pretty big matter for a state court," Weisberg said. "The greatest penalty isn't the fine, but the public symbolism in branding (Kinder Morgan) a criminal company."