Tobacco Companies Outline Their Defense in RICO Suit
- RICO--CRIMINAL FORFEITURE OF PROCEEDS OF RACKETEERING ACTIVITY UNDER RICO. Ita, Timothy A. // Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology;Fall1984, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p893
This article discusses the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Russello v. United States, holding that profits and proceeds derived from racketeering activity constitute interests within the meaning of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) criminal forfeiture provision and,...
- Racketeering lawsuit dismissal denied. // Rubber & Plastics News;8/11/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p3
A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a 3-year-old racketeering lawsuit against the United Steelworkers of America stemming from its long labor dispute with tire and wheel maker Titan International Inc. Judge Jeanne E. Scott of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of...
- RICO SUIT ALLEGES CONTRA TIES. Blodgett, Nancy // ABA Journal;Mar1987, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p20
Reports that a civil RICO suit has targeted some key Americans linked to private aid given to Nicaraguan rebels. Defendants named to the case; Details of the case; Damage payments sought by the plaintiffs.
- Look Who's Using RICO. Harrison, Thomas F. // ABA Journal;Feb89, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p56
Presents cases of civil RICO actions in the United States. Expansion of the statute in striking which prompted an increase of the cases filed in the country; Extension to legal matters such as sexual harassment and unfair dismissals. INSET: ABA supports RICO limits.
- UP IN SMOKE. Curriden, Mark // ABA Journal;Mar2007, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p26
The article explores the outcomes of the civil lawsuits filed against major tobacco companies in the U.S. Ten years after the filing of the first-ever federal civil racketeering lawsuit against tobacco companies in the country, young adults still overwhelmingly make up the 3,000 people who start...
- Russian Case Next on List of Foreign Suits Against Tobacco. Sigo, Shelly // Bond Buyer;09/18/2000, Vol. 333 Issue 30977, p4
Reports the lawsuit filed by Russia against tobacco companies in the United States regarding tobacco settlement securitization. Details on charges of the suit; Enumeration of other lawsuits filed against US tobacco companies; Effect of litigation on financial operations.
- Legal imaginations stretching liability to unreasonable limits. Kirsch, Michael // Crain's Cleveland Business;07/12/99, Vol. 20 Issue 28, p11
Focuses on lawsuits related to tobacco liability for second hand smoke in the United States. Decision of a Mississippi jury against a barber; Creative liability theory.
- Passing the megabucks. // New Scientist;06/28/97, Vol. 154 Issue 2088, p3
Editorial. Ponders on the laxity of the settlement agreed upon by the United States government and the nation's tobacco industry to pay for the treatment of illnesses caused by smoking, to settle lawsuits against the industry and to fund anti-smoking campaigns. Spreading of payments over the...
- Ifs, ands, or butts of tobacco settlement. Scherer, Ron // Christian Science Monitor;4/21/97, Vol. 89 Issue 101, p4
Presents information on the lawsuit brought against tobacco companies Philip Morris, RJR Nabisco, Lorillard and Brown and Williamson, by 23 states in America, for the cost of medical care to smokers. Reference to William Novelli of the Washington-based Center for Tobacco Free Kids, one of the...