TD Bank Gets RICO Claims Dumped In Rothstein Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday tossed racketeering claims against TD Bank NA, just days before the trial was set to begin in a $27 million suit alleging the bank helped jailed lawyer Scott Rothstein carry out a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme through his now-bankrupt firm.

U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke granted the bank's motion to dismiss Texas-based Coquina Investments LLC's claims that TD Bank — at which Rothstein and his firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler PA held several accounts that allegedly held settlement payments and...
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