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
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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By way of background, retirement plans formed in Puerto Rico under Puerto Rico law and offered by private-sector employers to employees there are subject to the fiduciary provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), just like U.S.
Where a bankruptcy court determined it lacked jurisdiction to decide whether a debtor was entitled to a certain property tax exemption under Puerto Rico law, the decision is affirmed because the issue was clearly dominated by Puerto Rico law, the dispute involved nondebtors, the determination of the tax liability would not affect any other creditors, and there was no threat of dissipation of the challenged funds.
In 2015, Puerto Rico law was changed to incorporate e-cigarettes under the definition of tobacco products and to prohibit the promoting and use of e-cigarettes to and by minors (8,9).
According to University of Puerto Rico Law Professor Antonio Fernos Lopez-Cepero, Governor Munoz Marin chose July 25 for the proclamation of the Constitution with the intention of replacing the 1898 commemoration.
PREPA bonds are secured by a lien on the system revenues, and supported by covenants and Puerto Rico law ensuring that rates must be sufficient to cover all costs including debt service.
Puerto Rico law. (111) The court conceded that the ratification of the
The process of student transfer must be coordinated between the deans of each Puerto Rico law school and the accepting law school, in order to ensure ABA compliance," Suarez said.
Now, however, they've won at least a new trial under a new Puerto Rico law that expands defendants' rights to lodge appeals based on DNA testing.
The letter-writers believe that any individuals and organisations involved in questioning the "science" behind global warming are the equivalent of the racketeers the RICO law was supposed to stop - racketeers like the kind Marlon Brando portrayed as Vito Corleone in The Godfather or Edward G Robinson played as Enrico "Rico" Bandello in Little Caesar.
(79.) See Henry Weinstein, Use of RICO Law in Rampart Cases
The 1st Circuit disagreed with Chartis primarily on the ground that Puerto Rico law requires advancement of defense costs if there is just a "mere likelihood of a remote possibility of coverage to jump-start the cost-advancement duty." The court noted that the FDIC had alleged in its complaints that it had succeeded to the rights of entities such as Westernbank's depositors and account holders who were not "insureds" under the D&O policy, and was pursuing the action standing in the shoes of those non-insureds as well.