Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

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Synonyms for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions

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10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A lawsuit has been brought over Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) and protein spiking allegations involving Muscleology Sports Nutrition's protein supplement, Nitro-Pro.
Lead defendant Rafael Yepiz and eight others face some 40 charges from a 78-count federal indictment that included violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, narcotics trafficking, firearms and money laundering.
Justice is suing BAT and other tobacco companies under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, alleging they are operating an illegal enterprise that manipulates nicotine levels to addict smokers and has been dishonest about health effects of smoking.
The code considers violations of the money-laundering statutes (described above) to be "predicate offenses" constituting racketeering activity under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
The plaintiffs in these cases accused the defendants--including Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Health Net, and United Health Group--of violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, better know as RICO, along with ERISA and a variety of state laws.
The complaint against United Healthcare alleges violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Employment Retirement Income Security Act.
NOW argued that Joseph Scheidler of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League and three other prominent activists had violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) by encouraging anti-abortion protests.
1991, aff'g 94 TC 96 (1990), the taxpayer and several other individuals were indicted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for their involvement in certain labor union affairs.
He persuaded the Supreme Court justices to adopt eBay's view of a major patent infringement challenge last term, and also argued cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act; the definition of "enterprise" in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; due process in tax sale notices; price discrimination under the Robinson-Patman Act; and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Filing for injunctive relief under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), CMA alleges that the health plans have used coercive, unfair, and fraudulent means to dominate and control physician-patient relationships for their own financial gain.
Lash III, professor of law at George Mason University, responding to class-action lawsuits filed by 14 law firms against seven HMOs, alleging that the HMOs misrepresent their coverage and treatment and violate the civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
The complaint includes allegations that NEP has violated the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, engaged in unfair or deceptive acts in trade or commerce, and breached contracts.
RECENT CASE LAW shows a trend to dismiss claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against outside CPAs who did not participate in the management or operation of client companies.
Gamiere focuses his practice on general business litigation including contract disputes, insurance coverage, products liability defense, employment-related matters, landlord-tenant issues and claims related to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.