Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act—Extraterritorial Applicability

RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community, No. 15-138

The European Community, now known as the European Union, filed suit against RJR Nabisco Inc. under RICO, alleging a worldwide money-laundering scheme, with overt acts taking place overseas. The Supreme Court granted certiorari to decide whether and to what extent RICO applies to extraterritorial conduct and to foreign entities.