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[Europe] Feds Tell High Court To Nix RICO Suit Against RJR Nabisco ($$)

The federal government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to toss the European Union’s civil suit accusing RJR Nabisco Inc. of a money-laundering scheme, arguing it doesn’t sufficiently allege extraterritorial violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corr
Law360
added Dec 23, 2015 22:32
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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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F. Ross Johnson, Who Allowed RJR Nabisco Buyout, Dies

The Canadian-born businessman triggered the fiercest contest of the leveraged-buyout era in 1988 by attempting a management-led purchase of the maker of Ritz crackers, Oreo cookies and Winston cigarettes. He lost control of the process after making an in
Bloomberg News
added Jan 1, 2017 14:14
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F. Ross Johnson, Symbol of ’80s Corporate Excess, Dies at 85

F. Ross Johnson, who as chief executive of RJR Nabisco instigated an era-defining takeover struggle that was chronicled in film and a best-selling book and made him to many a symbol of corporate greed, died on Thursday at his home in Jupiter, Fla. He was
New York Times
added Jan 1, 2017 14:12
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[North Carolina] Former RJR Nabisco CEO Johnson dies, leaves controversial legacy

F. Ross Johnson, the former top executive of RJR Nabisco and perhaps the most vilified businessman in local history, died Thursday of pneumonia at age 85. Johnson’s death was confirmed by a spokesman, multiple media outlets reported Saturday.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 1, 2017 14:10
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[Europe] The Morning Risk Report: RICO Case Gets Day in Supreme Court

An analysis by a circuit court allowing the European claim to go forward has set up a Supreme Court decision that could offer an alternative reading that could be more favorable to foreign claims, Mr. Sullivan pointed out. “Instead of asking what the ‘foc
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Mar 23, 2016 15:01
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ARCHIVE: RJR NABISCO, INC., et al, Petitioners, v. THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, acting on its own behalf and on behalf of the Member States it has power to represent, et al., Respondents. No. 15- 138.: Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari

I. THE LOWER COURTS ARE DEEPLY DEVIDED OVER WHETHER AND HOW RICO APPLIES EXTRATERRITORIALLY…II. THE QUESTION PRESENTED HAS GREAT SIGNIFICANCE…III. THIS IS A GOOD VEHICLE TO ADDRESS RICO'S EXTRATERRITORIAL REACH
Reuters
added Feb 17, 2016 23:54
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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, INC. v. THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY: REPLY TO BRIEF IN OPPOSITION (PDF)

In short, because RICO’s text is silent as to its extraterritorial force, it necessarily “has none.”
SCOTUSBlog
added Dec 9, 2015 19:03
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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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