Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

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Noun1.Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act - law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisionsRacketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act - law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
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26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 19, 2015, Angelica Fuentes Tellez filed a lawsuit against Jorge Vergara in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging that Vergara violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly known as "RICO"), a law designed to combat organized crime in America.
Lawyers are seeking to apply the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations act, RICO, against the bank in a Russian court.
Lead defendant Rafael Yepiz and eight other alleged members or associates of the Sun Valley-based gang face charges from a 78-count federal indictment that includes violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, narcotics trafficking, firearms and money laundering.
Tanya Andersen, a 42-year-old disabled single mother, has filed a countersuit in Oregon alleging that the industry's practices violate, among other laws, the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
A manufacturer of trading cards was named in a class action suit alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, better known as RICO, and various gambling laws.
Unlike plaintiffs, defendants in lawsuits brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act cannot recover attorney fees, the Seventh U.
In an 8-1 decision in late February, the court voted that the National Organization for Women could not use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act against Joseph Scheidler of Chicago's Pro-Life Action League by claiming his protests interfered with a clinic's ability to conduct business.
The California Medical Association (CMA) in May 2000 filed a federal lawsuit against Blue Cross of California, PacifiCare Health Systems, and Foundation Health Systems under federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act laws.
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.
The NOW suit sought relief from such abusive conduct by invoking the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, a law of dubious constitutionality intended to be used against organized crime.
In Alexander, the Supreme Court evaluated free speech rights in an obscenity case in light of Federal forfeiture laws under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Statute ("RICO") is a federal law providing for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts carried out as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.