Do v. Pilgrim's Pride Corp., 512 F.Supp.2d 764, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 11,339 (E.D.Tex. Aug 10, 2007) (NO. CIV.A.9:05CV238(TH))
Judge: Thad Heartfield
Holding: Motion for Summary Judgment GRANTED
It seems only yesterday (actually it was August 9, 2006) that Judge Heartfield declined to dismiss the RICO claims in this case, holding that the issues raised by the motions were better addressed at the summary judgment stage. Well, here we are. In this opinion Judge Heartfield held that a chicken producer, bank and appraiser were not an association in fact enterprise under RICO, and accordingly granted summary judgment on these claims.