Thursday, April 21, 2005

DC Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Tobacco RICO Cases

The DC Circuit refused the government's petition for a rehearing en banc of the panel's decision on Feb. 4 that threw out the government's request that the tobacco company defendants be ordered to disgorge $280 billion in profits from their alleged RICO enterprise.  An excellent post on the SCOTUS Blog has a thorough review of the case (here), with the trial continuing in District Court at Day 95.  (ph)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/2005/04/dc_circuit_deni.html

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