Individual Cases of Interest:
Trustees Goldsmith and Baldiga v. Massad et al.
Foster PC has been appointed as Special Counsel to the Bankruptcy Trustee in In re Nicholas J. Fiorillo No. 10-44179-MSH and In re Tracy L Krowel No. 11-43854 MSH, (D. Mass.) to pursue RICO claims against persons who allegedly extorted money and property from the debtor (and their entities) in loan transactions. The damages are estimated to be over six million dollars.
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Hourani v. Mirtchev and Krull Corporation.
Foster PC, along with Co-Counsel Crowell & Moring, LLP of Washington D.C., represents Devincci and Issam Hourani, former Kazakhstan nationals, in a RICO suit alleging a conspiracy by the Defendants to extort their considerable business holdings. The suit also alleges that the Defendants illegally laundered the proceeds from their base of operation in Washington D.C. The suit seeks over a hundred million dollars in damages and is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Teras International Corp. v. Gimbel et al.
Foster PC represents Teras International Corp.,the assignee of the liquidator of Yick Bo Trading Limited, in a RICO case to recover millions of dollars of debt which was never repaid to Yick Bo by its parent company, World Wide Dreams LLC. Yick Bo is a subsidiary of Worldwide Dreams, a New York-based company in the business of importing apparel from the Far East. The suit is currently pending in the Southern District of New York.
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Class Action Cases:
Simpson vs. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Sanderson Farms Class Action)
This is a RICO class action brought against the Sanderson Farms, Inc. and it’s officers and human resource managers/personnel at the Moultrie, Georgia chicken processing plant for knowingly hiring large numbers of illegal aliens at the plant, accepting fake/false documents from them as part of the work authorization verification process, and falsely attesting that these workers presented genuine documents relating to them, from 2008 through the present. The case is brought by two former hourly-paid workers to compensate them (and the putative class) for the “wage depression” (i.e. below market wages) caused by the Defendants’ illegal hiring practices. Read more »
Brewer v. Salyer (SK Foods Class Action)
This is a RICO class action brought against Scott Salyer, the former owner of SK Foods, LP (located in Lemore, California), for conspiring to hire illegal aliens. The case is pending in the Eastern District of California. Read more »