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Using RICO In Environmental Suits

Law360 (April 26, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT) -- Environmental litigators have unique expertise in federal and state environmental laws and regulations, but few have had occasion to examine the legal landscape of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Practices Act, and fewer still have calculated the potential benefit this treble-damage statute might have in the proper case.

Yet, as demonstrated in a 2008 case authored by then Federal Court of Appeals judge, and now U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, RICO can provide recovery for a client who has suffered damages due to undisclosed environmental...
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