RICO

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RICO

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At the time of trial, the suit consisted of the following charges: wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, breach of contract for firing McKay without just cause, violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and punitive damages.
Lead defendant Rafael Yepiz and eight others face some 40 charges from a 78-count federal indictment that included violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, narcotics trafficking, firearms and money laundering.
Then, when federal prosecutors attempted an innovative use of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act in an obscenity prosecution against Alexander, they hit upon an effective tactic for assuring that Tigue could not defend the case: They had Tigue himself indicted, alleging that he conspired with Alexander by helping him set up corporations for some of his business interests.
Justice is suing BAT and other tobacco companies under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, alleging they are operating an illegal enterprise that manipulates nicotine levels to addict smokers and has been dishonest about health effects of smoking.
The plaintiffs in these cases accused the defendants--including Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Health Net, and United Health Group--of violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, better know as RICO, along with ERISA and a variety of state laws.
The complaint against United Healthcare alleges violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Employment Retirement Income Security Act.
Moves to restrict the scope of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act attacks and to cap tort awards also will help.
1991, aff'g 94 TC 96 (1990), the taxpayer and several other individuals were indicted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for their involvement in certain labor union affairs.
Gamiere focuses his practice on general business litigation including contract disputes, insurance coverage, products liability defense, employment-related matters, landlord-tenant issues and claims related to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.