Seyfarth Escapes Illegal Tax Shelter RICO Suit

Law360 (September 24, 2018, 3:16 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has dismissed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit accusing Seyfarth Shaw LLP of selling a client an illegal tax shelter, saying that the man had failed to establish that the alleged fraud was part of the firm's usual way of doing business or that it was an ongoing practice.

A U.S. district court judge in Illinois ruled a Seyfarth Shaw client hadn't established a pattern of illegal activity regarding the sale of illegal tax shelters. (AP) U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey ruled that even after updating the complaint to include details on three other...

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