Cases - Dismissal of Federal RICO Claims Against a Tax Accountant

Dismissal of Federal RICO Claims Against a Tax Accountant

Resolution Date
08/14/2012

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Accounting Malpractice Defense

Description

John Rogers obtained early dismissal of federal RICO claims against a tax accountant where the plaintiff claimed he filed improper tax returns on behalf of her and her former husband. Carlock Copeland successfully argued that the plaintiff failed to allege sufficient continuity in establishing a pattern of racketeering activity that is necessary for a RICO claim. The court then dismissed the other state law claims for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.

Attorneys Involved
John C. Rogers
C. Joseph Hoffman

CCS Office
Atlanta