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RICO

Tail of JetBlue Plane

When you make a reservation with an airline and buy trip insurance on the same website, do you assume that the trip insurance goes entirely to a third party insurer? The complaint for this class action says that when you buy trip insurance at the website for JetBlue Airways Corporation, the cost of the insurance is increased by a kickback that goes straight back to JetBlue.

Big Picture Loans Logo

This is yet another class action taking on a “rent-a-tribe” payday loan scheme. Big Picture Loans, LLC was not actually a tribal company, the complaint for this class action alleges, but a scheme designed to get around licensing requirements and laws that prohibit lenders from charging too much interest. (Note that this case was transferred from another jurisdiction and so has two different case numbers on documents.)

CP4 Fuel Pump

Differences in US and European gasoline are at the heart of this class action. The complaint alleges that the CP4 fuel pump does not receive enough lubrication from US gas and that the pump’s creators and the auto makers who used it in their vehicles knew it. In fact, it claims that the use of the pumps amounts to a Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act conspiracy, in addition to other violations of the law. 

"Trump" Sign on Building

The 164-page complaint for this class action examines two multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes and an “educational” entity which it claims were fraudulently promoted and operated by an “association-in-fact.” The allegations? Violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and common law fraud, among other things. The defendants? The Trump Corporation, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump.

List of Crimes Covered by the RICO Act

Three parties, State Farm, Ed Murnane, and William Shepherd, have agreed to settle a class action claiming they violated Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The complaint says the RICO violations occurred in their attempts to overturn a $1.05 billion judgment in favor of 4.7 million State Farm policyholders in the case Avery v.