Published: June 18, 2013
Tags: forfeiture, ponzi scheme, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, RICO
The bank accounts of a law firm were not subject to direct forfeiture as the “proceeds” of a former shareholder’s criminal enterprise because the accounts included commingled client funds, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
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.