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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

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

1Opinion in Klehr Et Ux. v. A. O. Smith Corp.
2Opinion in Klehr Et Ux. v. A. O. Smith Corp.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.