RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community Appeal to Supreme Court
- September 18, 2015
- Devon Sharpe
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On appeal from the 2nd District Court Of Appeal, the question is :Whether, or to what extent, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) applies extraterritorially.
Currently, the case has been ongoing since 2004. The case involves an accusation by the European Union of money-laundering by RJR Nabsico and the application of RICO to the case by a foreign government. The 2nd District Court Of Appeal denied the petition of rehearing the case en banc ( where a case is heard by the entire bench) April 13th, 2015.
The original case was RJR Nabisco, Inc., et al., Applicants v. The European Community, et al. The conference for the appeal is scheduled for September 28, 2015.