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The Resurrection of the Single Scheme Exclusion to Rico\u27s Pattern Requirement

By Kevin J. Murphy


The article discusses the role of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) during criminal proceedings which have both criminal and civil liability for violations of prohibited activities. The U.S. Supreme Court case H.J. Inc. v. Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in which the Court rejected the Eighth Circuit\u27s requirement of multiple schemes. The U.S. Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit held that a single scheme is not sufficient to satisfy the continuity element

Topics: United States. Racketeer Influenced \u26 Corrupt Organizations Act, United States. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit), United States. Supreme Court, Criminal procedure, Judgments
Publisher: NDLScholarship
Year: 2013
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