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Tag Archives: Tort

Government can’t be sued for seizing and keeping cigarettes (access required)

Where the government seized cigarettes from a store as part of an investigation into alleged trafficking of contraband cigarettes, and kept them as evidence at trial, the store owners couldn’t sue the government for the value of the cigarettes. Background ...

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One business partner can sue another for RICO conspiracy (access required)

Where one business partner alleged the other partner conspired to fraudulently obtain service-disabled veteran owned small business set-aside contracts, a RICO conspiracy claim survived the motion to dismiss. Background Plaintiff has asserted two RICO counts against Neil Parekh, his business ...

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Banks’ realty-referral program didn’t violate False Claims Act (access required)

Where information about the banks’ realty-referral programs was publicly disclosed, that information was the subject of the relators’ suit and the relators weren’t original sources, their False Claims Act suit was dismissed. Background Relators are real estate agents who allege ...

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Notifying parent about alleged abuse of minor isn’t IIED (access required)

Although an individual allegedly told the plaintiff that his minor daughter had been assaulted, the intentional infliction of emotional distress claim was dismissed because such conduct isn’t sufficiently outrageous. Background Momolu Sacker Sirleaf alleges that in 2005, while he was ...

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Carriers did not tortiously interfere with repair shops (access required)

Where automobile repair shops alleged that insurance carriers steered customers away from their businesses because they refused to comply with certain terms, because they failed to show a business expectancy that was lost or that carriers used improper methods, their ...

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$4.5 million judgment entered for RICO violations (access required)

Although the defendants argued they weren’t liable for alleged violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, because the government failed to prosecute them for defrauding plaintiffs and didn’t order restitution in a related criminal matter, that ...

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