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Personal jurisdiction claims in rent-a-tribe suit rejected (access required)

Where the wife and a company owned by a man who allegedly engaged in a “rent-a-tribe” scheme in order to make usurious short-term loans moved to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, their motion was denied. The complaint plausibly alleged a colorable Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, claim, which allows personal jurisdiction ...