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RICO's Reach: Arguments Heard in RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community

RICO's Reach: Arguments Heard in RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community

Litigation Practice Groups PodcastOn Monday, March 21, the Court heard RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community. The case arose in the 2nd Circuit. The question presented is whether, or to what extent, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act applies extraterritorially. The European Community, now the European Union, alleged that RJR participated in a scheme to launder illegal drug sale proceeds in Europe. Mr. Richard Samp, Chief Counsel of the Washington Legal Foundation, attended oral arguments on behalf of the WLF, which filed an amicus brief in support of RJR.Featuring:Richard A. Samp, Chief Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation

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