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  •  If these companies were my clients, I would tell (0+ / 0-)

    them to not offer to pay for anything.  When you job out work to someone, you generally don't look to see where it's being done, unless it's clean room work, like pharmaceuticals or electronics.   If they were not actually running these facilities, I would tell them to keep a low profile.

    While stepping up to the plate and helping out would be nice, in a perfect world, it could be viewed as an acknowledgment of responsibility and put you on the hook for damages in a lawsuit brought by the survivors.

    A company has an obligation to its shareholders to not incur any unnecessary liability, which they might, here, if they do what you suggest.  

    Sadly, that's how it works.  If you don't like this, then you can buy everything "fair trade".    I don't see a lot of people doing that these days, though, when every dime counts.    

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    by SpamNunn on Thu May 02, 2013 at 02:12:57 PM PDT

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