Model Jury - Section 19
19.00 CIVIL RICO
These sources may be helpful:
American Bar Association Litigation Section, Business Torts Litigation Committee, Model Jury Instructions for Business Tort Litigation (2d ed., A.B.A., Chicago, IL, 1987), ch. 5, pp. 165-192. This source contains instructions on the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
3 Devitt, Edward J., Federal Jury Practice and Instructions (4th ed., West Publishing Co., 1987), ch. 100, p. 826-843, "Civil Actions Under Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act." This source contains RICO instructions and sample interrogatories, with case notes and commentary of use by individual circuits.
Fifth Circuit District Judges Association, Pattern Jury Instructions (Civil Cases) (West Publishing Co., 1992), Instruction 8.1, pp. 81-97. This is a RICO instruction. This source also contains suggested RICO jury interrogatories.
Eleventh Circuit District Judges Association, Pattern Jury Instructions (West Publishing Co., 1990), Instruction 4.1, pp. 51-54, "Civil RICO." This is an instruction for actions under 18 U.S.C. § 1963(c).
4 Sand, Leonard B., Modern Federal Jury Instructions (Matthew Bender, 1984, 1992), ch. 84, ¶¶ 84.01 - 84.06. This source contains instructions defining elements of violations under RICO (18 U.S.C. § 1962(a),(b),(c),(d)) as currently interpreted by federal courts. Editorial commentary notes the differences among individual circuit courts and cites to relevant cases.