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RICO: Civil and Criminal Law and Strategy is a practical guide to all aspects of RICO litigation. It provides a fundamental grounding in substantive RICO law and focuses on strategic and tactical considerations of RICO practice. Especially valuable discussions provide the latest techniques for representing either side of the issue.
This definitive treatise deals with unresolved issues including: the four-year statute of limitations; due process; the evolving definitions of “pattern” and “enterprise”; determination of predicate acts, including mail, wire and securities fraud; potential applications of RICO in commercial fraud; causation, injury and scope of damages; pretrial seizure of assets and forfeiture of assets; criminal “mega-trials”; parallel proceedings and collateral consequences; and government civil RICO. The book also keeps you up to date on Supreme Court cases and the latest judicial interpretations of many important issues, including the survival of RICO actions after death.
Book #00609; looseleaf, one volume, 952 pages; published in 1989, updated as needed; no additional charge for updates during your subscription. Looseleaf print subscribers receive supplements. The online edition is updated automatically. ISBN: 978-1-58852-048-7.
Winning at Trial: Insights from the Bench and Leading Litigators
Written by 20 of America's Leading Trial Lawyers and Judges
Trials are the cornerstone of the American legal system and the most effective manner of resolving disputes. Unfortunately, clients may receive an unfair trial from attorneys who are less than competent. Winning at Trial: Insights from the Bench and Leading Litigators dissects the fundamentals of a trial from start to finish, familiarizing the reader with every aspect of this critical process.
This comprehensive volume accumulates trial skills, tactics and insights from twenty of America’s leading defense lawyers, former prosecutors, and judges. The book is useful for any trial lawyer, but is especially relevant for those who are new to the practice.
Topics covered include:
• Trial process
• Jury selection
• Opening statements
• Direct examination
• Closing arguments
• Expert witnesses
• Trial ethics
Winning at Trial: Insights from the Bench and Leading Litigators is applicable for all forms of legal circumstances, whether the case is criminal or civil, tried in state or federal court, decided by a judge or jury. It’s an in-depth reference guide for any trial lawyer’s library, and will greatly improve an attorney’s level of advocacy and competency in the courtroom.
#00728; Handbook, to be published in 2014. The online edition is updated automatically.
This product is periodically updated with new editions.
White collar crime continues to make headlines. But many cases that may not make the headlines are just as important to you and your clients.
In White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses, Otto G. Obermaier and Robert G. Morvillo have gathered a prestigious group of authors to counsel you on: criminal tax cases; securities fraud; RICO; mail and wire fraud; banking crimes; criminal antitrust actions; bribery and extortion; conspiracy; entrapment and government overreaching; government contract fraud; grand jury practice; perjury and false declarations; and general principles governing the criminal liability of corporations, their employees and officers.
White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses also features a discussion of computer crime, including provisions of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the creation of Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Squads designed to combat copyright theft, computer fraud and hacking. There is also valuable information on forfeiture; the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; and the Supreme Court's interpretation of the standard of “gross proportionality” as it applies to violations of the Eighth Amendment's “excessive fines” clause.
Book #00610; looseleaf, two volumes, 1,790 pages; published in 1990, updated as needed; no additional charge for updates during your subscription. Looseleaf print subscribers receive supplements. The online edition is updated automatically. ISBN: 978-1-58852-049-4