This valuable book provides a concise, yet thorough analysis of the major legal issues arising in civil actions litigated under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Well organized and indexed, Civil RICO guides you through the complex statute and morass of related case law and helps you quickly locate the issues pertinent to your case. This new edition identifies all major emerging issues in civil RICO litigation and advises you on current developments.
"In 1988, despite powerful Congressional opposition, U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani brought a massive civil racketeering (RICO) suit against the leaders of the behemoth International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and more than two dozen Cosa Nostra (LCN) leaders. Intending to land a fatal blow to the mafia, Giuliani asserted that the union and organized-crime defendants had formed a devil's pact. He charged the IBT leaders with allowing their organized-crime cronies to use the union as a profit center in exchange for the mobsters' political support and a share of the spoils of corruption. On the eve of what would have been one of the most explosive trials in organized-crime and labor history, the Department of Justice and the Teamsters settled. Breaking the Devil's Pact traces the fascinating history of U.S. v. IBT, beginning with Giuliani's controversial lawsuit and continuing with in-depth analysis of the ups and downs of an unprecedented remedial effort involving the Department of Justice, the federal courts, the court-appointed officers (including former FBI and CIA director William Webster and former U.S. attorney general Benjamin Civiletti), and the IBT itself. Now more than 22 years old and spanning over 5 election cycles, U.S. v. IBT is the most important labor case in the last half century, one of the most significant organized crime cases of all time, and one of the most ambitious judicial organizational reform efforts in U.S. history. Breaking the Devil's Pact is a penetrating examination of the potential and limits of court-supervised organizational reform in the context of systemic corruption and racketeering"--
Incorporating seminal and cutting-edge cases and materials, this stellar author team delivers broad coverage of trademarks, unfair competition, and business torts that includes detailed attention to the role of technology, along with practice problems that encourage students to think like practitioners. Ideal for courses on Trademark Law, Unfair Competition, or Business Torts, this casebook features: a broad examination of current trademark and unfair competition law outstanding coverage of false advertising law extensive treatment of the "hot news" doctrine (misappropriation), including the most recent cases a thoughtful survey of business torts, including cases that address tortious interference, trade libel, and related torts such as RICO dynamic pedagogy that spans cutting-edge cases and materials, notes, questions, and hands-on practice problems
Vols. for 1971 include Review of significant California legislation; for 1972-1997 the annual Review of selected California legislation, and, 1982-1997 the annual Review of selected Nevada legislation.
Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.