Co. Says Judges Back Claims In 'Mafia-Style' RICO Suit
By Jeannie O'Sullivan (May 2, 2017, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A collections company alleging a New Jersey law firm is running a "Mafia-style" operation of filing consumer protection class actions primarily to generate attorneys' fees has blasted the firm's request for attorney sanctions, arguing that its racketeering theory is backed up by two federal judges.
In an opposition letter to the sanctions motion by Marcus & Zelman LLC, Collection Solutions said on Saturday that evidence that its civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, fraud, negligence and legal malpractice claims aren't frivolous can be found in the decisions of two cases in which judges had critical words for how lawyers pursued...
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