JOHN BRIDGE, et al., PETITIONERS v. PHOENIX BOND & INDEMNITY CO. et al.
on writ of certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the seventh circuit
[June 9, 2008]
Justice Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO or Act), 18 U. S. C. §§1961-1968, provides a private right of action for treble damages to "[a]ny person injured in his business or property by reason of a violation" of the Act's criminal prohibitions. §1964(c). The question presented in this case is whether a plaintiff asserting a RICO claim predicated on mail fraud must plead and prove that it relied on the defendant's alleged misrepresentations. Because we agree with the Court of Appeals that a showing of first-party reliance FindLaw Cases and Codes