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La. Waste Co.'s Bribery Suit Gets 2nd Wind In 5th Circ.

Law360 (April 11, 2019, 11:18 PM EDT) -- A divided Fifth Circuit revived a Louisiana landfill owner's claims that a rival sought to push it out of the post-Hurricane Katrina market through a bribery campaign, holding in a Wednesday published decision that the dispute is "tailor-made for a trial."

The majority reversed a decision granting River Birch Inc. a quick win on claims it flouted the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by working to shutter Waste Management of Louisiana LLC's New Orleans landfill through bribes, saying the evidence could go either way.

"This close case — where the evidence could support a verdict for either side, depending upon...

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3470 RICO

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February 1, 2018

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