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RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community

Issue: Whether, or to what extent, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) applies extraterritorially. / Nov 30 2015 Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED. Justice Sotomayor took no part
added Dec 9, 2015 18:39

DENNISTON: Argument preview: New woe for class-action lawsuits?

latest class-action dispute, Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo. The core of the disagreement is whether everyone joined in the suing class must prove, individually, that he was harmed by the claimed misconduct that is the common target.
added Nov 8, 2015 14:22

[Virginia] Ex-Gov. McDonnell Takes Bribery Fight To High Court ($$)

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell brought his appeal of his bribery convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, filing a petition saying the trial court took too broad a view of what constitutes improper official influence and that the jury screeni
added Oct 15, 2015 12:43

[Europe] FISHER: Supreme Court Takes Case Accusing RJ Reynolds Of Vast Money-Laundering Scheme

For all I know the allegations are true, but this suit, in its current form, looks more like a vehicle for a hoped-for settlement than a real case. Kudos to Reynolds for fighting it.
added Oct 2, 2015 20:06

[Europe] UPDATE 1-U.S. top court to decide if EU countries can sue R.J. Reynolds over money-laundering (Adds details on case, paragraphs 4-9)

The European countries accused R.J. Reynolds of directing a decade-long scheme from the United States that involved the smuggling of illegal narcotics into Europe by Colombian and Russian crime groups, the laundering of proceeds from the sale of these dr
added Oct 2, 2015 13:47

[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
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

[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 whether [RICO] applies to conduct abroad.
New York Times
added Oct 1, 2015 16:58

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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