Ex-Freedom Medical Employee Dodges RICO Theft Claims

Law360, Philadelphia (May 28, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday ruled against medical equipment rental company Freedom Medical Inc. when she rejected its claims that a business launched by a former employee had conspired with others to steal and distribute gear belonging to the company.

U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin dismissed RICO claims against Freedom rival U.S. Med-Equip Inc. and two of its principals. In a 65-page opinion, she concluded that Freedom failed to demonstrate that the rival and employees were part of a coordinated plot to shuffle the stolen...
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