California Employment Law Update

Tag Archives: RICO

Individual Who Lost Employment Opportunities May Sue Under RICO

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 … Continue Reading

Employee Failed To State RICO Claim Based On Alleged Mail Fraud

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 … Continue Reading

Agricultural Workers May Sue Employers For Violation Of RICO

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 … Continue Reading

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