One RICO statute is a complex, fact-specific piece of legislation, especially in its application to civil actions. It utilizes specific case examples to detail the steps involved in analyzing, prosecuting and defending civil RICO actions. Each chapter discusses a particular lawsuit in which RICO was employed to represent the various alternatives for its application. The chapter authors, lawyers involved in the actual case, present in-depth insights into the litigation process and analysis used. Although the chapters cover only franchising, manufacturing, government contracting, civil rights disputes, the gray market and start-up businesses, the concepts and theories can easily be applied to other fact situations.