The Florida Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is also known as Florida’s racketeering law, and it was enacted to eradicate organized crime. Essentially, this law made it illegal for organizations to engage in a pattern of criminal activity or unlawful fraudulent behavior. Like the federal RICO Act, this Act encompasses a wide range of criminal activity, from embezzlement to securities fraud. If an organization or company has an established pattern of fraud, they may be found guilty of racketeering under either Florida or federal law.
Commercial litigation has allowed for businesses and companies to turn to civil RICO to recover damages related to fraud or unfair trade practices. Victims can be entitled to recover up to 3x the amount of damages this way, including attorneys’ fees in civil court. Through civil RICO claims, a plaintiff can allege a pattern of fraudulent or criminal activity and hold large duplicitous corporations accountable for their actions.
RICO litigation lawsuits are particularly complex because they involve a broad range of fraudulent conduct that often has been occurring over years. This activity also usually involves numerous individuals, as well as countless documents. As such, you need a law firm with the experience and resources to go after large corporations and build a case that is designed to expose the corruption that has been perpetrated.
Florida’s Commercial Contingency Law Firm
The Florida commercial contingency lawyers at Kelley/Uustal have the resources necessary to succeed in even the most complex RICO litigation cases. If your RICO lawsuit ends up in court, as many often do, you can rest assured knowing that you are being represented by successful trial attorneys, who have the skills and experience needed to win the tough courtroom battles.
At Kelley/Uustal, we believe in justice for all. We also believe that everyone is entitled to justice—no matter what the cost. That’s why we offer all our commercial litigation services on a contingency basis. This means that we don’t get paid until we successfully resolve your lawsuit.
If you are in need of a commercial litigation attorney, contact us at Kelley/Uustal or call us at (954) 522-6601. We are here to answer all your questions, protect your business, and help you pursue justice.