The RICO Trend in Class Action Warfare

Author:Briana Lynn Rosenbaum
Position:Associate Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law

Aggregate litigation, including class-actions and mass actions, have been under attack for decades. Recent Supreme Court cases have further weakened class actions, and the current Congress is considering numerous aggregate litigation and tort reform efforts. Recently, defendants in aggregate litigation have employed an additional tactic by filing civil RICO cases against plaintiffs' counsel. In a number of these cases, defendants' primarily allegation is that... (see full summary)

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