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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 vs. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -12001 © American LegalNet, Inc. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA CASE NO. Plaintiff, Defendant. RICO CASE STATEMENT 1. State whether the alleged unlawful conduct is in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1962(a), (b), (c), and/or (d). 2. List the defendants and state the alleged misconduct and basis of liability of each defendant. 3. List alleged wrongdoers, other than the defendants listed above, and state the alleged misconduct of each wrongdoer. 4. List the alleged victims and state how each victim was allegedly injured. 5. Describe in detail the pattern of racketeering activities or collection of unlawful debts alleged for each RICO claim. The description of the pattern of racketeering shall include the following information: a. List the alleged predicate acts and the specific statutes that were allegedly violated; 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 act; b. Provide the date of each predicate act, the participants in each predicate act, and a description of the facts constituting each predicate act; c. If the RICO claim is based on the predicate offenses of wire fraud, mail fraud, or fraud in the sale of securities, the %22circumstances constituting fraud or mistake shall be stated with particularity.%22 Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b). Identify the time, place and substance of the alleged misrepresentations, and the identity of persons to whom and by whom the alleged misrepresentations were made; d. State whether there has been a criminal conviction for violation of any predicate e. State whether civil litigation has resulted in a judgment with regard to any predicate act; f. Describe how the predicate act forms a %22pattern of racketeering activity;%22 and g. State whether the alleged predicate acts relate to each other as part of a common plan. If so, describe the alleged relationship and common plan in detail. 6. Describe in detail the alleged %22enterprise%22 for each RICO claim. A description of the enterprise shall include the following: (a) state the name of the individuals, partnerships, corporations, associations, or other legal entities, which allegedly constitute the enterprise; (b) a description of the structure, purpose, function and course of conduct of the enterprise; © a statement of whether any defendants are employees, officers or directors of the alleged enterprise; (d) a statement of whether any defendants are associated with the alleged enterprise; (e) a statement of whether plaintiff is alleging that the defendants are individuals or entities separate from the alleged enterprise or that the defendants are the enterprise itself, or members of the enterprise; (f) if any defendants are alleged to be the enterprise itself, or members of the enterprise, an explanation of whether such defendants are perpetrators, passive instruments, or victims of the alleged racketeering activity. 7. State and describe in detail whether plaintiff is alleging that the pattern of racketeering activity and the enterprise are separate or have merged into one entity. 8. Describe the alleged relationship between the activities of the enterprise and the pattern of racketeering activity. Discuss how the racketeering activity differs from the usual daily activities of -22001 © American LegalNet, Inc. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 the enterprise, if at all. 9. Describe what benefits, if any, the alleged enterprise receives from the alleged pattern of racketeering. 10. Describe the effect of the activities of the enterprise on interstate or foreign commerce. 11. If the complaint alleges a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1962(a), provide the following: (a) state who received the income derived from the pattern of racketeering activity or through the collection of unlawful debt; and (b) describe the use or investment of such income. 12. If the complaint alleges a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1962(b), describe in detail the acquisition of maintenance of any interest in or control of the alleged enterprise. 13. If the complaint alleges a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1962(c), provide the following: (a) state who is employed by or associated with the alleged enterprise, and (b) state whether the same entity is both the liable %22person%22 and the %22enterprise%22 under 18 U.S.C. 1962(c). 14. If the complaint alleges a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1962(d), describe in detail the facts showing the existence of the alleged conspiracy. 15. Describe the alleged injury to business or property. 16. Describe the direct casual relationship between the alleged injury and the violation of the RICO statute. 17. List the damages sustained by reason of the violation of 18 U.S.C. 1962, indicating the amount for which each defendant is allegedly liable. 18. List all other federal causes of action, if any, and provide the relevant statute numbers. 19. List all pendent state claims, if any. 20. Provide any additional information that you feel would be helpful to the court in processing your RICO claims. DATED: ______________________________ Attorney for Plaintiff(s) -32001 © American LegalNet, Inc.