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Texas Federal Judge Dismisses RICO Claims in Battle Over Texas Car Dealer’s Estate
September 12, 2018
EL PASO, Texas — A Texas federal judge has dismissed RICO claims asserted by two offshore reinsurers and their owner in a battle over the estate of a Texas car dealer, agreeing with a magistrate judge that the plaintiffs did not adequately plead at least two predicate acts of mail and wire fraud.
In a Sept. 7 order, Judge David C. Guaderrama of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas adopted Magistrate Judge Leon Schydlower’s report and recommendation, finding its analysis of the complaint and relevant law was thorough and correct.
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