Calif. Housing Authority Can Move Ahead On $33M RICO Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 17, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday largely rejected calls to pare down a lawsuit accusing Advanced Development & Investment Inc. and others of siphoning $33 million from Glendale, Calif.’s housing authority, saying racketeering and unfair business practices claims can move forward.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu M. Berle on Tuesday denied requests by several limited partnerships to drop unfair business practices and breach of implied covenant claims in the low-income housing scandal, along with defendant Tina Mithaiwala’s motion to drop False Claims Act and Racketeer Influenced...
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