Being served with a lawsuit is stressful for any business owner. Being served with a civil Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act lawsuit — with its ominous-sounding title and the risk of possibly owing triple damages(!) — can be eminently more stress-inducing. Before having a panic attack, however, keep in mind that many civil RICO claims are bogus, improperly pled, or both. That doesn’t mean you should not take it seriously; quite the opposite. Rather, it means that, with the help of a knowledgeable Atlanta civil RICO lawyer, you have the possibility of getting that RICO claim dismissed before trial.
There are many very specific pleading requirements that civil RICO imposes, which means you may have multiple areas of attack within your motion to dismiss, as a recent 11th Circuit Court of Appeals RICO case demonstrates.
The plaintiff, in that case, was a Florida-based “assisted living and senior care services company” that ran a website through which service providers would connect with seniors in need of care.