Will Supreme Court’s new decision help RICO conspiracy jurisprudence?

Jul 11, 2016 By: Rebecca Spear

In deciding an appeal of a conviction for Hobbs Act extortion and conspiracy to extort, the Supreme Court followed the legal principles espoused in Salinas v. U.S.

Surviving motions to dismiss a RICO complaint

Jul 21, 2015 By: Rebecca Spear

RICO practitioners regularly confront pleading challenges erected by both Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), and Ashcroft  v. Iqbal,

FIFA corruption charges likely only the beginning

May 29, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

The recent FIFA corruption charges by the U.S. Department of Justice relate primary to the Americas. But this is likely only the beginning of a worldwide investigation.

Are the courts right to dismiss ‘single-scheme’ RICO fraud cases?

Nov 25, 2014 By: Rebecca Spear

In case after case, courts dismiss RICO actions based on mail/wire fraud if there is a single victim or scheme, describing them as “garden variety” fraud

Use case statement orders to pump-up RICO pleadings

Sep 19, 2014 By: Rebecca Spear

Pleading deficiencies pop up in opinion after opinion in civil RICO cases. So, why not tackle the problem head on, at the

Steel Failed to Meet Purchaser’s Specifications; Defendants to Pay $89.6M for Inferior, Untested and Misrepresented Metal

Aug 26, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

O’Neal Steel v. Worldwide Steel Unlimited (N.D.Ala.) Steel Failed to Meet Purchaser’s Specifications; Defendants to Pay $89.6M for Inferior, Untested and Misrepresented Metal

False Asbestos Injury Claims Lead to $429.2K Verdict in West Virginia Federal Court

Mar 26, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

CSX Transp. v. Gilkinson (N.D. W.Va.) Radiologist, Attorneys Owe Railroad $429K for RICO Violations Based on False Asbestos Injury Claims 2012 WL

Alabama Jurors Award $64.1M in RICO Case

Jan 22, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

 Hope for Families and Cmty. Servs. v. Warren (M.D. Ala.) Sheriff’s Refusal to License Prospective Bingo Parlor, Non-Profit Affiliates Results in $64.1M

Hot Docs: Ruling: Adoption agency that faked death certificates is “criminal enterprise”

Sep 6, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A U.S. district court just ruled that an adoption agency that faked death certificates for a Ugandan child’s parents, is the proper subject of a RICO civil suit.

MegaUpload is shut down a day after the Internet protests. Coincidence?

Jan 20, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Federal prosecutors have issued an indictment against MegaUpload, its owner, and several of its officials, and shut down the site itself on piracy charges.

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