civil penalties

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civil penalties

n. fines or surcharges imposed by a governmental agency to enforce regulations such as late payment of taxes, failure to obtain a permit, etc.

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On 15 February 2007, ASIC announced that it had commenced civil penalty proceedings against a number of former and current directors and former executives of the James Hardie group: see ASIC, 'ASIC Commences Proceedings Relating to James Hardie' (Media Release No 07-35, 15 February 2007).
Under the agreement, Southwest Airlines will pay a civil penalty of USD7.
Before the AJCA, a civil penalty in the amount of the transaction or the value of the account could be imposed on any person who willfully violated this reporting requirement.
5 million worth of water quality improvement projects and pay an $800,000 civil penalty to the U.
The civil penalty is one of several actions OPS can take when it finds a violation, and these penalties represent about 14 percent of all enforcement actions over the past 10 years.
A Home Office spokeswoman said: ``The civil penalty was not and is not about making money - it's about stopping clandestines being brought into the country.
Finally, the comments said, a civil penalty for corporate employees who knowingly make "false statements" that lead to an improper corporate tax reduction should be capped at $1,000 per instance of culpable conduct.
If the owner or operator fails to comply with such order, the statute provides for a civil penalty of not more than $25,000 for each day of continued non-compliance to be levied against the owner or operator.
The GAO found, for instance, only one civil penalty assessed in 1991.
5, 1990, Congress increased MSHA's maximum civil penalty amount per violation from $10,000 to $50,000.
As announced previously, Dollar General also consented to payment of a $10 million civil penalty.