The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), is a federal law that provides for civil causes of action for unlawful actions taken as part of an ongoing enterprise. In addition to the presence of an ongoing enterprise, violations of RICO require "predicate" acts which can include, among other things, the use of the U.S. mails or interstate wire facilities, including the Internet to further the alleged unlawful activity.
Wilentz attorneys have argued civil RICO cases in front of the United States Supreme Court and federal circuit courts, have litigated and tried RICO cases in district courts, and have been lauded by the courts for their extensive experience handling civil RICO cases. Wilentz attorneys have also authored many publications on civil RICO litigation, including sample civil RICO jury instructions published by the American Bar Association.
Wilentz currently handles the following types of class action cases:
- Consumer Protection
- Wage & Hour Litigation
- Shareholder Actions
- False Claims Act / Qui Tam
- Antitrust Litigation
Contact us to speak with a class action attorney.