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Homeowners Accuse Bank Of America Of Racketeering In Lawsuit Over Mortgage Modifications

Following the recent revelations from former Bank of America employees that the nation’s most-hated financial institution allegedly engaged in deliberate schemes to delay and deny mortgage modifications, a group of three homeowners have sued BofA, alleging violations of federal anti-racketeering laws. [More]

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Woman Files $5 Million Class Action Over Broken iPhone Power Button

The power button on a woman’s iPhone 4 failed, and she’s not able to turn the phone on or off. That pretty much renders it useless, so she ditched AT&T and got a new phone. But she never forgot that shiny, shiny iPhone that broke down shortly after its initial one-year warranty was up. She filed a class action on behalf of herself and other powerless iPhone users. What raised eyebrows is that she sued under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, accusing Apple and AT&T of conspiring together to sell expensive two-year contracts on phones that break after one year. [More]

Toyota Accused Of Hiding Evidence In Hundreds Of Consumer Lawsuits

Toyota Accused Of Hiding Evidence In Hundreds Of Consumer Lawsuits

A former attorney for Toyota Motor Sales has filed a federal racketeering suit against the company, accusing them of failing to turn over or destroying documents relevant to accident victims’ lawsuits against the company.

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal In Best Buy, Microsoft Racketeering Lawsuit

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal In Best Buy, Microsoft Racketeering Lawsuit

The Supreme Court has rejected Microsoft and Best Buy’s appeal in the MSN racketeering lawsuit, says the Wall Street Journal, thus “ending a bid by the two companies to stop a class-action lawsuit over a joint marketing campaign for MSN Internet Access service.”

Former RIAA Defendant Accuses the RIAA of Fraud and Racketeering

Former RIAA Defendant Accuses the RIAA of Fraud and Racketeering

Best Buy Employee Confesses To Scams Similar To Ones Outlined In Racketeering Lawsuit

Best Buy Employee Confesses To Scams Similar To Ones Outlined In Racketeering Lawsuit

We thought the scam mentioned in the racketeering lawsuit sounded familiar—it was. A Best Buy employee emailed us on April 4, 2007 to confess to the type of behavior mentioned in the lawsuit.

Best Buy, Microsoft Accused Of Racketeering

Best Buy, Microsoft Accused Of Racketeering

When you think RICO you think Al Capone, or maybe Tony Soprano if you watch too much HBO. You don’t really think of Best Buy and Microsoft, do you? James Odom does. He’s the original plaintiff in a now 4 year old class action lawsuit that just won’t go away for Best Buy and Microsoft, one that now includes racketeering charges.