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October 31, 2018

Once Meant To Nail Mobsters, RICO Sees Resurgence In Civil Cases In 2018
By Walter Pavlo

According to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a data gathering, data research and data distribution organization at Syracuse University, in fiscal year 2018, a total of 213 criminal defendants were prosecuted under RICO, as compared to the 1,405 civil suits filed ... there were 693 civil suits in 2017. Not only is Massachusetts the state of champions (congrats again to the Red Sox) but they lead the nation this year in RICO civil suits. According to TRAC: Massachusetts led the pack with 115 civil suits filed under RICO. In Massachusetts, 80 towns and cities sued several major drug companies under RICO, including AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Purdue Pharma L.P., and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., among others, seeking damages over the opioid crisis.

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