11th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Civil RICO Suit Against Calli Law Client

The federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a Civil RICO lawsuit against Calli Law’s clients. The Court ruled that the lawsuit failed to state a plausible claim and also lacked the required degree of specificity.

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians had filed the suit, falsely claiming that the Tribe’s former administration and lawyers and other professionals defrauded the Tribe of over $26 million. Calli Law successfully defended its clients on the appeal and also at the trial court level, where the judge dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice.

In affirming the dismissal, the Eleventh Circuit agreed that the claims against Calli Law’s clients were neither plausible nor specific, and that the complaint’s 314 pages appeared “largely to be an attempt to create the impression of specificity through page-number ‘shock and awe.’”

While the appeal was pending, the trial court sanctioned the Miccosukee Tribe and its lawyer over $1 million, ruling that the lawsuit was filed in bad faith.

Paul Calli and Chas Short have successfully their clients in the case for over three years, exposing the falsity of the claims made by the Miccosukee Tribe. Paul Calli presented the appellate oral arguments before the Eleventh Circuit.

Calli Law’s appellate victory has been reported by Law360, the Daily Business Review, and South Florida Lawyers. The full text of the opinion is available on the Eleventh Circuit’s website.



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