by Etan Mark and Monica F. Rossbach
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) has been called one of “the most misused statutes in the federal corpus of law." The federal criminal RICO statute, passed in 1970, was followed seven years later with its Florida counterpart. In 1986, the civil RICO provisions followed, permitting any private citizen to institute a RICO action and access the bounty of treble damages. Entranced by the remote prospect of treble damages, civil litigants continue to employ it as an “unusually potent weapon — the litigation equivalent of a thermonuclear device."
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Fair, Civil, a Person of Integrity: Are You?
by Scott G. Hawkins
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
When is a “Final Construction Lien Release” Really Final?
by Larry R. Leiby
The Florida Estate Tax: Updated
by Benjamin A. Jablow
Chapter 742 and the UCCJEA: Is Childbirth an Unbridled Key to Forum Shopping?
by Christopher R. Bruce and Katherine E. Bruce
The Stay of Judgments and Proceedings in Florida State Courts
by Anthony J. Russo
Is Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction in Flux Because of Anna Nicole Smith?
by Roberta A. Colton and Stephanie C. Lieb
Trial Lawyers Forum
It Ain’t Over ’Til It’s Over:The Common Law Exception to the Right of Voluntary Dismissal of Civil Actions
by Kurt E. Lee and Tim W. Sobczak
Volume 86, No. 1
Cracking the Mortgage Assignment Shell Game — by David E. Peterson (Nov. 2011)
The Admissibility of Dedication Requirements in Condemnation Cases: No Longer the Road Less Traveled — Debra Herman and Jorge Martinez-Esteve (Nov. 2011)
The Florida Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Authority — Roger B. Handberg (Nov. 2011)
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