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Cedric Kushner Promotions, Ltd. v. King
United States Supreme Court
533 U.S. 158 (2001)
Cedric Kushner Promotions, Ltd. (plaintiff) sued Don King (defendant), the president and sole shareholder of Don King Productions. Kushner Promotions alleged that King conducted the affairs of his corporation through a pattern of racketeering in violation of § 1962(c) of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The district court dismissed the case. The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed this ruling, holding that because King was an employee of Don King Productions and was acting within the scope of his authority, King was not distinct from the corporation, and § 1962(c) therefore did not apply. Certiorari was granted to determine whether the court of appeals properly interpreted § 1962(c).
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Breyer, J.)
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