Foley & Lardner Beats RICO Suit At 9th Circ.

By Emma Cueto (August 27, 2018, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit has refused to revive a woman's lawsuit accusing a California school district and its attorneys at Foley & Lardner LLP of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by suppressing evidence during a dispute after the district attempted to procure her land under eminent domain.

The appellate court ruled Friday that even if the district's former business manager, Michael McCarty, had concealed a report about the property's suitability for a septic system, Joan Kearney could not sue over the alleged misconduct under California law because the issue had already been considered by the state court during the...

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