Diaz v. Gates, 420 F.3d 897, 2005 WL 1949879 (9th Cir. 2005) (en banc)

David Diaz sued Daryl Gates, Willie Williams, Bernard Parks and many others, alleging violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) as a result of damages he allegedly suffered from police misconduct associated with the LAPD Rampart scandal. One of the elements of a RICO claim is that

Miller v. Yokohama Tire Corp., 358 F.3d 616 (9th Cir. 2004)

Christopher Miller, who worked for Yokohama Tire Corporation for 11 years before his termination, alleged that he was denied overtime pay as a result of a “fraudulent scheme” on the part of his employer. Miller further alleged that Yokohama mailed him and other improperly paid employees their paychecks or pay stubs twice monthly

Mendoza v. Zirkle Fruit Co., 301 F.3d 1163 (9th Cir. 2002)

The prospective class of legally documented agricultural workers in this case alleged that their employers had depressed their wages by way of an “Illegal Immigrant Hiring Scheme,” pursuant to which the employers knowingly hired workers of illegal status who were willing to accept below-market wages. The employees alleged a violation of the Racketeer

Oki Semiconductor Co. v. Wells Fargo Bank, 298 F.3d 768 (9th Cir. 2002)

A gang of thieves stole $9 million worth of semiconductors from Oki Semiconductor Company and laundered the proceeds through a network of dummy corporations and sham bank accounts set up by Anne Tran, a Wells Fargo Bank branch teller. Oki sued Wells Fargo, alleging that it was vicariously liable for Tran’s