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About the Book
This valuable book provides a concise, yet thorough analysis of the major legal issues arising in civil actions litigated under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Well organized and indexed, Civil RICO guides you through the complex statute and morass of related case law and helps you quickly locate the issues pertinent to your case.
This edition identifies issues in civil RICO litigation and advises you on developments, including:
U.S. Supreme Court rulings
Circuit splits on issues
Congressional amendments to RICO and predicate act statutes
Civil RICO: A Definitive Guide identifies salient issues to facilitate clarity in the analysis and resolution of RICO disputes by identifying those issues that are settled, segregating those that are not, and addressing practical problems posed by the lingering uncertainty of outcome determinative legal standards.
The guide includes extensive footnotes throughout, a copy of the statute, a table of cases, and a topical index for your ready reference. Whether or not you are well versed with RICO, you will appreciate this highly readable analysis of the key issues and cases.
About previous editions of Civil RICO: A Definitive Guide
"Joseph's simple goal is to describe the black letter law of this area, and he meticulously analyzes the decisions of the Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals 'with minimal editorial comment.' Organizing the work by the different issues, Joseph presents a comprehensive view.... This straightforward treatise is geared to the practitioner who finds it necessary to gain immediate knowledge of one of the country's most complex statutes."