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RJR Nabisco, Inc., et al. v. The European Community Docket No. 15-138

Question Presented: To what extent does the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) apply extraterritorially? Merit Briefs: Brief for Petitioners RJR Nabisco, Inc., et al. Brief for Respondents The European Community, et al.
American Bar Association
added Feb 10, 2016 04:35
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RJR NABISCO v THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY: BRIEF FOR PETITIONERS (PDF)

Whatever the precise geographic scope of RICO, this extravagant and unprecedented expansion—to what is fairly described as foreign-to-the-fourth or foreign-to-the-fifth civil RICO claims—cannot possibly be right. Not surprisingly, the panel’s judgment res
American Bar Association
added Feb 10, 2016 04:33
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RJR NABISCO v THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY: BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTING VACATUR (PDF)

1964(c) gives no indication that Congress intended foreign injury to support a private RICO claim. Dismissal is therefore required absent a showing of domestic injury. This case should be remanded to permit the lower courts to evaluate the complaint in li
American Bar Association
added Feb 10, 2016 04:27
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RJR NABISCO v THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY: BRIEF OF WASHINGTON LEGAL FOUNDATION AND ALLIED EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS (PDF)

I. THE GLOBAL EXPANSION OF RICO INVITES AN EXPLOSION IN CIVIL LITIGATION ABUSE...A. Civil RICO Is Uniquely Prone to Abuse by the Plaintiffs’ Bar...If this Court were to affirm the Second Circuit’s deeply flawed decision below, it would effectively authori
American Bar Association
added Feb 10, 2016 04:05
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RJR NABISCO v THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY: BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE THE NATIONAL FOREIGN TRADE COUNCIL IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS (PDF)

“the litigation equivalent of a thermonuclear device”...This Court should decline Respondent’s invitation to convert this nation’s courts into quasiglobal courts permitted to adjudicate claims that have little, if any, connection to the United States.
American Bar Association
added Feb 10, 2016 03:59
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RJR NABISCO v THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY: BRIEF FOR RESPONDENTS (PDF)

Congress therefore spoke clearly that it intended Section 1964(c) to allow the victims of RICO violations to recover for the injuries they suffer by reason of that unlawful conduct, wherever the victims’ injuries occur. Neither the Solicitor General’
American Bar Association
added Feb 10, 2016 03:54
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RJR Nabisco, Inc., et al., Petitioners v. The European Community, et al.: Proceedings and Orders

Feb 4 2016 Brief of respondents The European Community, et al. filed. / Feb 8 2016 Record requested from U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit.
Supreme Court of the United States
added Feb 10, 2016 02:14
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[New York] THOMPSON/SNYDER: Big Tobacco is suffocating Indians' cigarette business

The burgeoning Native American cigarette trade, so vital for the existence of many tribes, has become the setting for a David vs. Goliath battle among Native American small business owners, Big Tobacco and the U.S. government — and Big Tobacco is winning
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Feb 10, 2016 02:08
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RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community

Jan 29 2016 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, March 21, 2016 / Feb 4 2016 Brief of respondents The European Community, et al. filed.
SCOTUSBlog
added Feb 9, 2016 22:39
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[Europe] The mind-bending international comity debate in RJR RICO case at SCOTUS

The irony is running thick in a debate at the U.S. Supreme Court between the Justice Department and 26 European governments suing the tobacco company RJR Nabisco...The issue is international comity and the reach of U.S. courts – but the two sides haven’t
Reuters
added Feb 9, 2016 22:13
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