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Tag Archives: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

Law firm’s bank accounts not subject to criminal forfeiture

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 ...

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Pfizer must pay $142M over Neurontin marketing

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.

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Benchmarks: Tobacco giants would admit ‘lies’ under judge’s order

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.

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