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Klehr Et Ux. v. A. O. Smith Corp.

Docket No.: 96-663
Argued: April 21, 1997
Decided: June 19, 1997

Topics:

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, Criminal Procedure, Confrontation, Antitrust, RICO, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, antitrust, murder

PartyNames: Marvin KLEHR, et ux., Petitioners v. A.O. SMITH CORPORATION and A.O. Smith Harvestore Products, Inc.
Petitioner: Klehr Et Ux.
Respondent: A. O. Smith Corp. et al.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 75 F.3d 506
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Klehr Et Ux.
v.
A. O. Smith Corp. et al.
521 U.S. 179 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1984138 L.Ed.2d 373 (521 U.S.
Question:

1)Does the time limit for filing a civil claim under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970 (RICO) begin after the plaintiff discovers the last illegal act ("last predicate act") at the end of a pattern of racketeering activity? 2)If the plaintiff demonstrates "fraudulent concealment" of the injury inflicted, can RICO's civil-claim limitations period be extended?

Klehr Et Ux. v. A. O. Smith Corp.
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 21, 1997

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for A. O. Smith Corp., 0 vote(s) against
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