Artex Captive Insurance Strategies Fraud and RICO Class Action

A group of companies and individuals, the complaint for this class action alleges, duped people into taking part in an illegal tax-shelter scheme it calls the Captive Insurance Strategies. The complaint claims that the group violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and committed fraud, among other things.  Read more

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Ranbaxy Labs Generic Drug Applications Antitrust and RICO Class Action

When the patent on a drug expires, another company may make a generic version of it. But even these generics must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The complaint for this class action claims that Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited and its associates engaged in dishonest behavior in rushing generic applications to the FDA  Read more

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MobiLoans “Rent-a-Tribe” Illegal Lending Scheme RICO Class Action

This is yet another case about the “rent-a-tribe” usurious lending scheme run primarly by Think Finance, LLC and its associates. This time, the defendant is MobiLoans, LLC and the complaint alleges violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.  Read more

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Big Picture Loans “Rent-a-Tribe” Lending Scheme RICO Class Action

State laws regulate lenders, requiring that they be licensed and specifying a ceiling on the amount of interest they can charge. But in recent years, some have tried to get around these laws, and any regulation whatsoever, by falsely claiming that their loan companies are owned by Native American tribes and taking advantage of sovereignty  Read more

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Manufacturers and Distributors Conspired to Raise Opioid Use RICO Class Action

The complaint for this class action begins by pointing out that, since 1999, there have been more than 183,000 opioid-related deaths in the US, or more than three times the number of US soldier who died in the Vietnam War. Its primary allegation is that the manufacturers and distributors of opioids have violated the Racketeering  Read more

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Equitable Acceptance Student Loan “Forgiveness” Scam RICO Class Action

Plaintiff Vanessa Williams took out student loans totaling approximately $21,000 for her education. When SLF Center called her and told her it could obtain loan forgiveness for her, she was naturally interested. But according to the complaint for this class action, all that happened was that Williams was saddled with yet another loan, via Equitable  Read more

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Oxford Health Insurance Prescription Overcharges ERISA Class Action

The complaint for this class action claims that Oxford Health Insurance, Inc. (OHI) arranged with pharmacies to overcharge patients for prescription drugs and return the overcharges as “clawbacks” to Oxford, in violations of the terms of their health insurance plans. According to the complaint, the insurer’s actions violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)  Read more

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Fraudulent Purchase of Structured Settlement Annuities RICO Class Action

Structured Settlement Annuities (SSAs) are often used to settle personal injury or medical malpractice cases where large sums will be needed to pay for long-term treatment or care of an injured person. SSAs help persons who may be impaired or not financially savvy by providing steady or periodic income streams over long periods of time.  Read more

Petland Sale of Unhealthy Pets Conspiracy RICO Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Petland, Inc. and its co-conspirators failed to properly check the health of the cats and dogs it sold and, when new owners saw signs that animals were sick, attempted to hide their true condition in order to protect Petland’s profits.  Read more

Global Tel Link Mississippi Prison RICO, Bribery, and Money Laundering Class Action

This class action is one of eleven RICO lawsuits filed by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood against individual and corporate conspirators in a Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) prison bribery scandal. Global Tel Link (GTL) provides inmate telephone calling (ICS) and other services to inmates in Mississippi jails. This class action alleges that GTL paid  Read more