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[Illinois] Philip Morris to SCOTUS: Don’t revisit corporate money in judicial elections

If the Supreme Court is interested in revisiting the issue of campaign contributions and the appearance of judicial bias, it has a vehicle. In January, Illinois state court class action plaintiffs who won a $10 billion judgment against Philip Morris in 2
added Mar 29, 2016 17:14

SCOTUS: PRICE v. PHILIP MORRIS: On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Illinois: BRIEF FOR RESPONDENT IN OPPOSITION (PDF)

two factual asser­tions: (i) that Philip Morris USA Inc. contributed "millions" to Justice Karmeier's 2004 and 2014 campaigns and (ii) that in 2014 Justice Karmeier made "pejorative" public comments...Both assertions are sheer fiction.
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 28, 2016 15:21

Is Reynolds Helping Cigarette Smuggling Across Europe?

Ironically, however, Reynolds, which is now being accused of smuggling, set up a website, way back in 2014 showing how cigarettes are smuggled from lower-tax states to higher-tax ones in the Northeast via I-95. The initiative wa
Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
added Mar 23, 2016 21:09

[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

Argument preview: Extraterritoriality and lawsuits under RICO

The European Community and a group of its member states are hoping for a friendlier reception next week, when the Court hears oral arguments on the question whether and, if so, to what extent the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, popula
added Mar 23, 2016 15:01

[Europe] Docket Chat: Jones Day Beats Well-Worn Path to Supreme Court

Jones Day lawyers will argue in four of the five cases scheduled at the U.S. Supreme Court this week...partner Gregory Katsas appeared Monday in RJR Nabisco v. The European Community. The issue in the Nabisco case is the application of the Racketeer Influ
National Law Journal
added Mar 22, 2016 19:36

FELDMAN: U.S. Law Is So Great Even Europeans Want to Use It

If RJR really facilitated a money-laundering scheme, it should be held responsible. And if European countries think that U.S. law is the best way to do it, that’s a compliment to America’s wide-reaching scheme of conspiracy law and to the American legal s
Bloomberg View
added Mar 22, 2016 12:29

[Europe, UK] Court hears RJR Nabisco laundering claims

heard oral arguments in a case that could determine whether an anti-racketeering law can be applied to alleged crimes that occur outside the country. If the case brought by the European Community succeeds, multinationals could face a wave of lawsuits.
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 22, 2016 11:42

[Europe] Tobacco Conspiracy Suit Tests RICO's Reach

The European Community's lawsuit accusing tobacco giant RJR Nabisco of laundering money through international drug cartels appeared to divide the Supreme Court along traditional partisan lines on Monday. For roughly 14 years, dozens of European coun
Courthouse News
added Mar 22, 2016 11:20

[Europe] U.S. top court weighs racketeering law's scope in R.J. Reynolds case

Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with whether a lawsuit filed by European Union countries accusing cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds of running a global money-laundering scheme involving narcotics smuggling into Europe can move forward.
added Mar 21, 2016 22:06
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