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[Europe] FANKEL: In RJR case, Supreme Court to decide if RICO reaches abroad

Court’s answer to that question could have important consequences not just for global businesses like RJR but also for human rights plaintiffs shut out of court by the justices’ 2013 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which said victims of atroc
Reuters
added Oct 2, 2015 13:45
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[Europe] Supreme Court to decide whether EU can bring racketeering case against US tobacco company

A federal judge threw out the claims, but a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that racketeering laws can apply to crimes committed in foreign countries. The EU alleges that RJR orchestrated the scheme with the he
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 2, 2015 13:44
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[Europe] Supreme Court Adds Terrorism and Money-Laundering Cases to Docket

accusing the [RJR] of complicity in an international money-laundering scheme that involved using the proceeds of illegal drug sales to buy tobacco. The question...is whether [RICO] applies to conduct abroad.
New York Times
added Oct 1, 2015 16:58
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On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari: RJR NABISCO, INC., et al., Petitioners, v. THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (PDF)

Among the many creative attempts to drastically expand RICO’s reach, none are more problematic than recent civil suits brought by foreign governments against American businesses for overseas conduct. WLF has no direct interest, financial or otherwise, in
Washington Legal Foundation
added Oct 1, 2015 16:40
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ARCHIVE: WLF Asks High Court to Clarify that RICO Act Does Not Cover Overseas Conduct (RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community)

WLF’s brief contends that allowing foreign litigants to bring what are otherwise ordinary foreign civil disputes into U.S. federal courts will dramatically increase the burden on the federal courts, impose higher litigation costs on multi-national busines
Washington Legal Foundation
added Oct 1, 2015 16:35
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[Europe] GRANTED & NOTED LIST: CASES FOR ARGUMENT IN OCTOBER TERM 2015

15-138 CFX RJR NABISCO V. EUROPEAN COMMUNITY Court: USCA-2 Granted: 10/1/15 (SS no part)
Supreme Court of the United States
added Oct 1, 2015 16:31
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RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community

Court agreed to review a recent Second Circuit decision that further widens an existing circuit split on whether, and to what extent (RICO) applies extraterritorially....WLF argued that allowing foreign litigants to bring what are otherwise ordinary forei
Washington Legal Foundation
added Oct 1, 2015 16:28
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CERTIORARI GRANTED: RJR NABISCO, INC., ET AL. V. EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, ET AL. (PDF)

The motion of Washington Legal Foundation for leave to file a brief as amicus curiae is granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. Justice Sotomayor took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion and this petition.
Supreme Court of the United States
added Oct 1, 2015 16:24
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[Europe, UK] LETTER: CHEESEMAN: The EU and the regulation of e-cigarettes ($$)

The EU seems to have taken on trust the views of prominent e-cigarette opponents rather than heeding the evidence and analysis of a large swathe of the scientific community (the vast majority of whom, contrary to some claims, have no financial conflict o
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 1, 2015 08:33
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[Australia, France, Spain] CHAPMAN: ‘You’ll see vapers everywhere in Europe’. Well, … no

Over the 23 days, we saw just 20 people vaping: 15 in Paris, one in Lyon, one in Calvi, one in Barcelona and two in Madrid. By contrast, we saw many people smoking almost everywhere we looked at any time of day. Far too many to count. At a guess, the rati
The Conversation (au)
added Sep 30, 2015 10:33
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