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[Europe] Reynolds Gets U.S. Supreme Court Review in Drug-Money Case

The case will test the overseas reach of a federal racketeering law that can impose heavy damage awards. Reynolds is seeking to overturn a lower court ruling that the cigarette maker says would invite a torrent of lawsuits against American companies over
Bloomberg News
added Oct 2, 2015 13:46
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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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[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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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Reynolds' EU lawsuit petition

agreed Thursday to hear R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s petition that attempts to halt a European Union lawsuit against RJR Nabisco Inc., affiliates and successors. The lawsuit, initially filed in October 2002, alleges Reynolds directed, managed and controlle
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 1, 2015 14:58
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[California] NJOY Puts Out E-Cig False Ad Class With Comcast Precedent ($$)

A California federal judge refused Friday to certify a class of consumers who allege that NJOY Inc. falsely advertised its e-cigarettes as healthier than traditional tobacco cigarettes, saying the plaintiffs' proposed damage calculations didn't meet the
Law360
added Aug 16, 2015 12:11
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