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It's never RICO!

It’s Never RICO! What this Column Presupposes is, Maybe Sometimes it is

If you type the phrase “It’s never RICO” into Google, you’ll get a bunch of hits, including this clever and interesting discussion. The Google image search returns “House, M.D.” memes. I would beg you, dear reader, not to Google “RICO Trump”. It’s a rabbit hole where you will see all sorts of nonsense about alleged forthcoming sealed indictments […]


Theranos

Theranos Revisited

Theranos made headlines for the alleged failure of its signature blood test – and for civil and criminal suits from its stockholders.


Fraud claim, discovery rule legal

Bringing a Fraud Claim: Is Time on Your Side?

The statute of limitations on your fraud claim may depend on when you knew (or learned) about the fraud. When did you know? If you are an (alleged) victim of fraud, you are going to be asked this question. If your lawyer is smart, she’ll ask this question very early on.


The Real Story of an NFL Lawsuit

UPON FURTHER REVIEW: Real Story of an NFL Lawsuit

It was 4:00 AM when the police convoy rolled up on Country Crossing, a new electronic bingo house in Alabama. No fewer than 135 state police cars cascaded into the rural compound. In the aftermath, a group of NFL players—including big names like Ray Lewis and Fred Taylor—lost tens of millions of dollars.


Financial Poise Radio

Episode 92 with Adam Hirsch

Frauds! Fakes! Ponzis! In Episode 92, Chris Cahill and Adam Hirsch, of Robinson, Curley & Clayton speak of these fascinating things, along with RICO! Restitution! and Receivers! Adam draws upon his experience litigating business fraud cases to illustrate recoveries and defenses. See also Adam’s column — (Alleged) Frauds, Fakes and Ponzis — on www.financialpoise.com.


Can You Agree to Be Defrauded?

Can you agree to be defrauded? This may sound like an odd question. But, in this space showed before, the law of business fraud can lead us into some odd places. It is no spoiler to say that the answer is “yes.” You can actually agree to be defrauded. Many courts, including Illinois (where I practice), […]


How to Identify A Scam: 5 Tips

Follow these five Life Hack tips on how to identify a scam before you walk into one. Some scams are harder to discern from others, so use these five tips to protect yourself–and your money–from scammers.


Affinity Fraud: When Scammers Prey on Victims’ Identities

Affinity fraud presents a different dynamic from consumer fraud or business fraud. Affinity fraudsters prey on their victims’ religious, cultural and ethnic identities. Their breach of trust is more severe, more personal.


When Victims of Fraud Are in Denial

How would you react to being defrauded? Can you picture your hypothetical home movie in your head? Does it involve slamming papers on a table and storming out of a room? Are you pointing your finger and yelling “You’ll be hearing from my lawyer?” We’d like to think we’d be outraged, that the morality would be clear, and that the path to justice would be straight and obvious.


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