Drug maker Pfizer violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by engaging in a fraudulent marketing scheme promoting the epilepsy drug Neurontin for “off-label” uses, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
A federal judge has ordered the nation’s top cigarette makers to issue public statements to correct decades of “false and misleading” claims about the dangers and addictiveness of smoking.
Published: April 16, 2012
Tags: McCarran-Ferguson Act, preemption, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, RICO, workers' compensation
Employees could pursue a RICO lawsuit against their employer for wrongfully denying their claims for workers’ compensation benefits, the 6th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
Published: May 27, 2010
Tags: illegal aliens, immigration, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
A restaurant chain could be sued for racketeering based on allegations that it facilitated the hiring of employees who had entered the country illegally, the 11th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.