Cassens Transport Co., et al., v. Brown

U.S. Supreme Court

Question(s) Presented

To establish standing under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"), a plaintiff must show injury to "business or property."  18 U.S.C. § 1964(c).  It is undisputed that a plaintiff's personal injury does not satisy this requirement.  The question presented is:

Whether an employee who suffered a physical injury in the workplace asserts an injury to "business or property" within the meaning of RICO by alleging that the employee was denied workers' compensation benefits for the physical injury or that the employee's ability to pursue a benefits claim stemming from the physical injury was impaired.

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