SC Johnson Bribery Claims Not Preempted, 7th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Friday found that S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. could continue part of a bribery and racketeering suit against several transportation companies, ruling that a federal transportation statute didn't warrant dismissal of all of the company's state law claims.

A three-judge appeals panel found that personal care products maker S.C. Johnson — which accused the transportation companies of fraudulent misrepresentation, bribery and racketeering — should be allowed to proceed with the part of its suit that alleges violations of Wisconsin's bribery law and...
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