Calif. Atty Accuses Trial, Appeals Courts Of Racketeering

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A California intellectual property attorney on Monday accused the San Francisco Superior Court and California’s First District Court of Appeal of conducting a "pay-to-play" racketeering scheme to hand rulings favorable to wealthy and influential defendants and defense attorneys.

In a complaint filed in California federal court, Patrick Missud of the Missud and Missud Law Firm claimed that the appeals court would "rubber stamp" any decision from the superior court and that the courts squelched any attempts to confront them about their allegedly fraudulent rulings, comparing it...
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