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The future of civil RICO after Sedima v. Imrex Co., Inc., 53 U.S.L.W. 5034 (June 25, 1985)

The future of civil RICO after Sedima v. Imrex Co., Inc., 53 U.S.L.W. 5034 (June 25, 1985)

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States.,
  • Civil RICO actions,
  • Racketeering -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementM. Maureen Murphy
    SeriesReport (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 85-927 A, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1985-86, reel 2, fr. 0197
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination10 p.
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15454204M

    Sedima, S.P.R.L. v. Imrex Co., Inc.'6 In Sedima the Court held that "[i]f the defendant engages in a pattern of racketeering activity in a man-ner forbidden by [the RICO statute], and the racketeering activities injure the plaintiff in his business or property, the plaintiff has a. Notre Dame Law Review Volume 80 Issue 3The SEC at 70 Article 11 The Ends of Justice Revised: How to Interpret RICO's Procedural Provision, 18 U.S.C.

    ("civil RICO"). 4. When it enacted civil RICO, Congress provided for. original subject matter jurisdiction in the United States district courts. 5. The lawmakers, however, failed to specify whether this jurisdiction was exclusive or whether it was concurrent with state courts. 6. Most recently, in Gulf Offshore Co. v. Mobil Oil Corp.,' the Supreme. Title IX of the Organized Crime Control Act of is known as the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act or RICO Act. The purpose of the RICO Act is to curb the menace of organized crime and to prevent it from financial infiltration of legitimate business operations affecting interstate commerce.

    securities fraud as a civil RICO predicate act unless defendants have been “criminally convicted in connection with the fraud.” 18 U.S.C. § (c). Courts have held that this. pattern" to meet the injury element of a RICO private cause of action. Sedima, S.P.R.L. V. Imrex Co., U.S. , (). A plaintiff has a claim under section (c) "[i]f the defendant engages in a pattern of racketeering activity in a manner forbidden by [sections.


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The future of civil RICO after Sedima v. Imrex Co., Inc., 53 U.S.L.W. 5034 (June 25, 1985) Download PDF EPUB FB2

Sedima, S.P.R.L. Imrex Co., Inc., U.S. () Sedima, S.P.R.L. Imrex Co., Inc. so as to limit future civil liability. In addition, the dependence of potential civil litigants on the initiation and success of a criminal prosecution could lead to unhealthy private pressures on prosecutors and to self-serving trial.

*fn6 A month after the trio of Second Circuit opinions was released, the Eighth Circuit decided Alexander Grant & Co. Tiffany Industries, Inc., F.2d (), cert. pending, Nos. Viewing its decision as contrary Inc. Sedima but consistent with, though broader than, Bankers Trust, the court held that a RICO claim does.

Get this from a library. The future of civil RICO after Sedima v. Imrex Co., Inc., 53 U.S.L.W. (J ). [M Maureen Murphy; Library of Congress. Get Sedima, S.P.R.L. Imrex Company, Inc., U.S. (), United States Supreme Court, case facts, key issues, and holding and reasoning online today.

Written. Supreme Court's discussion in Sedima and its reasoning. Part V discusses the new standing limitation created by Sedima. The Comment concludes with a plea for congressional action in order to resolve the debate concerning the breadth of the civil RICO provisions.

BACKGROUND RICO was enacted as Title IX of the Organized Crime. "The legislative history of the Organized Crime Control Act of gives little hint of the intended scope of private action under civil RICO." (Sedima, S.P.R.L. Imrex Co., Inc.

(2d Cir. ) F.2d, revd. on other grounds () U.S. [87 L. 2dS. ].). RICO was "intended to combat organized crime, not to provide a federal cause of action and treble damages to every tort plaintiff." Oscar v.

Univ. Students Coop. Ass’n, F.2d(9th Cir. ), abrogated on other grounds by Diaz v. Gates, F.3d (9th Cir. However, the statute is to "be liberally construed to effectuate. Court's decision in Sedima, S.P.R.L. Imrex Co., 4. which dealt in. part with civil RICO standing requirements, did not clearly iden-tify the subsections of section to which its holding applied; it * Associate Professor of Business Law, Indiana University School of Business.

B.A. See also Pollock & Riley, Inc. Pearl Brewing Co., F.2d (5th Cir. ) (antitrust). Civil RICO Case-Statement Order. Order No. It is ORDERED: The proponent of the civil RICO claim shall file and serve [within days of] a case statement that shall include the facts relied on to initiate the RICO claim.

Sedima, S.P.R.L. Imrex Co., Inc., U.S. (), an actionable RICO injury must be caused by the predicate acts alleged, because the essence of a RICO claim is the commission of predicate acts within the conduct of an enter-prise. See (stating “[a]ny recoverable damages occurring by reason of a violation of.

[RICO] is being misconstrued." Sedima, S.P.R.L. Imrex Corp., S.(). 3 Organized Crime Control Act ofPub.84 Stat. (Statement of Findings and Purpose). 4 RICO defines person as any "individual or entity capable. The federal RICO legislation originated with Congress’ resolve to give law enforcement adequate tools to deal with “organized crime.” In the decades following the enactment of that legislation, law enforcement authorities, as expected, have made good and effective use of RICO.

What was unexpected, though, was that federal and state civil RICO claims would become commonplace in. Marshall predicated the Court’s majority opinion in Sedima v. Imrex Co, allowing a fraud-based RICO case to go forward, would “revolutionize” the law by shifting a big portion of fraud cases from state to federal courts.

He noted, correctly, that Congress did not intend any such revolution when it enacted RICO in   Many lawyers were hoping that the Supreme Court would follow the Second Circuit's lead. But in a case decided last July, Sedima v. Imrex Company, the Court kept the floodgates open to more RICO.

Ira Glasser of the American Civil Liberties Union called RICO ‘‘the most comprehensive assault on civil liberties principles of any statute I’ve seen in many years.’’ In Sedima, S.P.

R.L. Imrex Co., Inc. (), these fears were soon realized: the Supreme Court held that RICO could be applied against legitimate businesses. after Sedima, before the full implications of the Supreme Court's "pattern" pronouncement had been recognized.

Five months after R.A.G.S., the Fifth Circuit had occasion to comment on the "pattern" issue in Smoky Greenshaw Cotton Co. Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. THE SECOND CIRCUIT RUBS OUT CIVIL RICO: SEDIMA, V.

IMREX CO. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) 1. was designed to eliminate the infiltration of organized crime into legitimate business enterprises. Section of RICO makes it unlawful for any person to take over or operate an enter. In Sedima, S.P.R.L. Imrex Co., the Supreme Court stated in dicta that the lower federal courts might curtail perceived abuses of civil RICO by developing a "meaningful" interpretation of the previ-ously ignored statutory requirement that the unlawful conduct form a "pattern of racketeering activity.

' 4. Catholic University Law Review Volume 53 Issue 4 Summer Article 10 Injunctive Relief and Civil Rico: After Scheidler v. National Organization for Women, Inc., Rico.

19 See Douglas E. Abrams, The Law of Civil RICO §§ – (Little, Brown & Supp ) (describing the growth of civil RICO claims and the judicial response thereto). 20 See, for example, Sedima, SPRL v Imrex Co, Inc, F2d(2d Cir ), revd.

H.J. Inc. v. Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., U.S.(). 4 “To avoid classifying defendants according to such ancillary characteristics as group association and national origin, the Act basically says ‘racketeer is as racketeer does’ and then tries to define what a.

handed down a decision in Haroco, Inc. v. American National Bank & Trust Co.,5 which rejected the conclusions reached by Sedima, S.P.R.L. v. Imrex Co.,' the controlling decision in the Second Cir-cuit. As a result of the various approaches to civil RICO taken by.i PREFACE This manual is intended to assist f eder al prosec utors in the prepa ration and litig ation of ca ses involving the Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering Statute, 18 U.S.C.

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