50 Years Later, Interpretive Challenges Remain For RICO

Law360 (January 9, 2020, 5:35 PM EST) -- The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, Act is having a birthday.

Passed as Title IX of the Organized Crime Control Act, or OCCA, of 1970, the RICO Act has proven to be something of an interpretive parlor game for lawyers over its 50-year history.

There are at least three problems with the statute. First, it's structurally complicated: To state a civil RICO claim, a plaintiff must show that he was injured by reason of a criminal RICO violation, which entails pleading such a violation, which in turn requires him to identify the predicate commission of certain specified crimes (e.g., mail...

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