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GEICO Files Civil RICO Lawsuit Against Five Florida Companies

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Insurance Journal recently reported that GEICO, one of the nation’s largest insurance companies, has filed a civil RICO lawsuit against five Florida businesses along with six specific individuals. The lawsuit, which was filed in Tampa Bay, alleges that the defendants were engaged in an insurance fraud scheme that amounted to a civil RICO… Read More »

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RICO Claims: The Enterprise Element

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The term ‘racketeering’ is most often associated with criminal operations. However, increasingly, wholly legitimate Florida businesses are facing civil RICO claims. The language of the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) Act is expansive. These claims have many complicated factors, including the ‘enterprise element’. If you have any questions about RICO’s enterprise element, or… Read More »

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Florida Corporation Files Multi-Count RICO Lawsuit

By Michael Pike |

A Florida corporation’s recently-filed lawsuit against one of its competitors highlights the far-ranging implications of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Congress initially implemented RICO in the early 1970s to help police and law enforcement professionals combat the growing influence of organized crime. Prior to RICO, prosecutors were forced to use ordinary… Read More »

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