"The bigger the company, the less likely there will be individuals held accountable." Jane Barrett, a University of Maryland law professor who has studied the penalties levied against corporations after major accidents. Barrett told AOL News she doubted anyone from BP would be held personally accountable after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. "To me, this is a prime example of what is wrong with just letting companies buy their way out by paying fines," she added. "The way you change corporate behavior is if you make people within the entity afraid that if they break the law, they can go to jail."