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Posted: December 22, 2020

Judge Cogan Dismisses Civil RICO Action In Response to Plaintiff’s Motion for Default Judgment

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner *Update: On Jan. 21, 2021,Judge Cogan granted plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration of the order denying default judgment and vacated the order dismissing the action.  The Judge found that “unlike its motion for a default judgment, plaintiff for the first time draws the connections between the broadly pleaded allegations... Read more »

Posted: June 17, 2014

“Payday” Loan Recipients Compelled To Arbitrate RICO Claims

The strong federal presumption in favor of enforcing arbitration clauses is well known. In Moss v. BMO Harris Bank, N.A., 13 CV 5438 (JFB)(GRB), Judge Bianco reaffirmed just how strong it is. The case is a putative class action asserting civil RICO claims based on defendants’ alleged role in facilitating “payday” loans, which are short-term,... Read more »

Posted: April 28, 2014

RICO Applies To Foreign Enterprises When Underlying Predicates Were Intended To Apply To Such Conduct

On April 23, 2014, the Second Circuit issued a decision in European Community v. RJR Nabisco, No. 11-2475-cv, reversing a decision of the EDNY holding that “RICO does not apply to enterprises outside the United States.” In European Community, the plaintiff asserted RICO and associated state law claims against the defendants alleging a multi-step international scheme involving “the... Read more »