Tag Archives: RICO

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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Rulings give lawyers roadmap for suing drug makers for marketing fraud

In the first ruling of its kind, a federal appeals court upheld a $142 million jury verdict against drug maker Pfizer for fraudulent marketing based on statistical evidence that its marketing campaign caused doctors to prescribe epilepsy drug Neurontin for ...

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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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New York City could not meet the RICO “causation” requirement that it be directly injured in its “business or property” by allegation of an injury from the nonpayment of taxes. U.S. Supreme Court. Hemi Group, LLC v. City of New ...

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