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Judge's Jurisdiction Over Tobacco Racketeering Case Affirmed By D.C. Circuit
Posted on 27 Jul 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge's continued jurisdiction over a 13-year-old racketeering case against Big Tobacco stemming from the companies' concealment of the risks of tobacco use was affirmed July 27 by the District... Read More

2nd Circuit Reinstates Smuggling, Racketeering Claims Against R.J. Reynolds
Posted on 24 Apr 2014 by Michael Lefkowitz

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The European Community (EC) is an agency or instrumentality of its member states for the purpose of diversity jurisdiction in U.S. federal courts, and allegations of cigarette smuggling, racketeering and money laundering... Read More

Judge: Resort Lawsuit Can Go On, But No RICO Claim
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BILLINGS, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Idaho ruled that Credit Suisse can be sued by property owners over loans the international banking giant made to luxury resorts that went broke. The judge also dismissed a racketeering claim against Credit Suisse... Read More

Chevron Countersues Ecuador Pollution Claimants
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif. - (AP) Chevron Corp. on Tuesday filed a countersuit against trial lawyers and their consultants for what it says was a campaign to rig the Ecuadorean court system in a bid to win billions of dollars in a pollution claim. The step is... Read More

Chesley Files RICO Class Action Against Toyota
Posted on 11 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CINCINNATI — Stanley M. Chesley of the Cincinnati-based law firm of Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley Co. L.P.A. announced Feb. 12 that he had filed the first national class action lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp. under the federal... Read More