COURT DOESN’T BUY RACKETEERING CLAIMS BASED ON UNION’S ‘CORPORATE CAMPAIGN’

By Jason Albright, Bloomberg BNA

A federal district court in California recently dismissed an employer’s claim that SEIU and affiliates, including the CTW Investment Group, violated RICO when they allegedly conspired in a “corporate campaign” that used extortion to unionize hospitals. Prime Healthcare Servs., Inc. v. Service Employees, 202 LRRM 3685, 2015 BL 93290 (S.D. Cal 2015).