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Anza v. Ideal Steel Supply Corporation

Docket No.: 04-433
Certiorari Granted: Nov 28 2005
Argued: March 27, 2006
Decided: June 5, 2006

Topics:

Judicial Power, Standing to Sue

PartyNames: Joseph Anza, et al. v. Ideal Steel Supply Corp.
Petitioner: Joseph Anza, et al.
Respondent: Ideal Steel Supply Corp.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Joseph Anza, et al.
v.
Ideal Steel Supply Corp.
547 U.S. 451 (2006)
Question Presented:

Whether a competitor is "injured in his business or property by reason of a violation" of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") where the alleged predicate acts of racketeering activity were mail fraud but the competitor was not the party defrauded and did not rely on the alleged fraudulent behavior.

Question:

Can a competitor be "injured in his business or property by reason of a violation" of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) when the competitor is not the party defrauded and did not rely on the fraudulent behavior, but claims to have lost a competitive advantage because of the fraud?

Holding: reversed in part, vacated in p
Vote: 7-2
Opinion By:
Read ANZA V. IDEAL STEEL SUPPLY CORPORATION opinion (PDF)
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