A Bridge Too Far?: High Court’s Hemi Ruling Reins in RICO Litigation

May 28, 2010

In its recent decision in Hemi Group, LLC v. City of New York, 130 S. Ct. 983 (2010), the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that RICO has a proximate cause requirement and rejected the argument that proximate causation is satisfied by a showing of “foreseeability.” This article summarizes the Court’s decision and examines the implications for future RICO cases.

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