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No Federal Jurisdiction for RICO Reference (access required)

In this contract and fraud action, a single reference in plaintiff’s prayer for relief stating defendants are “guilty of statutory violation of the RICO statute,” is not enough to confer federal subject matter jurisdiction, and the Norfolk U.S. District Court remands the case to state court. The court sua sponte questioned whether a brief, one-sentence reference ...