HVB, Sidley Austin, LeBoeuf Escape Ga. RICO Claims

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 6:31 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of state fraud claims in a suit brought by Curtis Investment Co. LLC alleging that Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG, Sidley Austin LLP and the former LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & McRae LLP, along with several other defendants, fraudulently marketed a tax shelter that turned out to be illegal.

In a per curiam, unpublished decision released Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a lower court was correct when it found that Curtis' claims...
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