LERNER v. FLEET BANK, N.A., 01-7755
Lack of RICO standing does not divest a district court of jurisdiction over the action because RICO standing, unlike other standing doctrines, is sufficiently intertwined with the merits of a RICO claim that such a rule would turn the underlying merits questions into jurisdictional issues.
- Decided 01/22/2003
- Published 01/23/2003
SOTOMAYOR, Circuit Judge., Before: STRAUB and SOTOMAYOR, Circuit Judges, and GOLDBERG, Judge.
United States Second Circuit
G. Robert Blakey,Notre Dame Law School (James B. Zane, Edward S. Rudofsky, Arlene H. Schechter, on the brief), Notre Dame, IN, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.
Richard F. Ziegler, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (David M. Meisels, of counsel), New York, NY, for Defendant-Appellee Fleet Bank, N.A., Celia G. Barenholtz, Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP (Chaya Weinberg-Brodt, of counsel), New York, NY, for Defendant-Appellee Republic National Bank of New York., Allen C. Wasserman, Owen & Davis PC, New York, NY, for Defendant-Appellee Sterling National Bank and Trust Company of New York.