In the article, "CarMax alleges DriveTime organized scheme against it," reporter Mike Sunnucks wrote that CarMax Auto Superstores Inc. accused DriveTime Car Sales Inc. of organizing a scheme to defraud the plaintiff's business and bribe its workers. That action violated the Racketeering Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act, Sunnucks reported.
Chodorow said a civil RICO case allows plaintiffs to receive triple the usual damages in some instances and can pressure defendants to settle because such claims resonate with juries. "It's a common ploy used by plaintiffs," Chodorow said.
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