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RICO Claims Dropped From AARP Trademark Suit

Law360 (February 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has thrown out the federal racketeering claims in a trademark suit by AARP alleging that a group of financial firms engaged in a scheme to pass off their services as endorsed by the organization.

Judge Thomas D. Schroeder of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on Wednesday dismissed AARP's claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act on the grounds that the complaint has not sufficiently alleged that the defendants in the suit form an “enterprise” under the...
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