European Community v. RJR Nabisco, Inc.

This case involves a claim against RJR Nabisco that the company directed and managed a global smuggling and money-laundering scheme with organized crime groups in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law. The court ultimately dismissed the entire action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.


European Cmty. v. RJR Nabisco, Inc., 814 F.Supp.2d 189 (E.D.N.Y., 2011).

  • United States
  • May 13, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York



  • European Community, acting on its own behalf and on behalf of the Member States it has power to represent
  • Republic of Austria
  • Kingdom of Belgium
  • Republic of Bulgaria
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Kingdom of Denmark
  • Republic of Estonia
  • Republic of Finland
  • French Republic
  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • Hellenic Republic
  • Republic of Hungary
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Italian Republic
  • Republic of Latvia
  • Republic of Lithuania
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Republic of Malta
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Republic of Poland
  • Portuguese Republic
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Republic of Slovenia
  • Kingdom of Spain
  • Kingdom of Sweden


  • RJR Nabsico, Inc.
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • RJR Acquisition Corp., f/k/a Nabisco Group Holdings Corp.
  • RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp.
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc.
  • R.J. Reynolds Global Products, Inc.
  • Reynolds American Inc.
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

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