United States District Court for the District of Columbia
July 15, 2004.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
PHILIP MORRIS USA, Inc., f/k/a Philip Morris, Inc. et al. Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: GLADYS KESSLER, District Judge
This matter is now before the Court on the Government's Motion
for Partial Summary Judgment That Each Defendant is Distinct from
the RICO Enterprise, That a Defendant's Liability for RICO
Conspiracy Does Not Require That Defendant To Participate in the
Operation or Management of the Enterprise, and That RICO
Liability Extends to Aiders and Abettors ("Motion"). Upon
consideration of the Motion, Defendants' Opposition, the Reply,
and the entire record herein, and for the reasons set forth in
the accompanying Memorandum Opinion, the Motion is granted in
part and denied in part.
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