Ruling in a case of a fired president of a company partly controlled by a New Jersey law firm, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded Wednesday that whistle-blowers cannot use RICO’s conspiracy clause to sue for treble damages.
The Court found that Congress never intended to allow a plaintiff to convert traditional state breach of contract and wrongful termination claims into civil conspiracy claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]