It's a case the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals cannot refuse. With exclusive jurisdiction over patents, international trade, and government contracts cases, the Federal Circuit might be the last place you'd expect to hear about a Mafia conspiracy. Even so, a three-judge circuit panel will hear the appeal of an Italian janitorial service company -- as it tries to spin a tale worthy of a Mario Puzo novel.
Federal Circuit Takes On Mafia Allegations, Prozac, Publishing and Precedent Reversals
September 1, 2000