C.R. England filed a federal RICO action (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) against several defendants, including various attorneys and law firms within Louisiana, for their role in an-ongoing plot to defraud trucking companies and their insurance providers by intentionally staging trucking accidents. (C.R. England v. Giles, et al.)
The civil action comes on the heels of several indictments and corresponding convictions for staged trucking accidents within the New Orleans area from 2015-2018. The complaint details the elaborate scheme implemented to stage over 150 accidents which included the complicity of lawyers, law firms, medical care providers and numerous individuals paid to deceive and falsify claims against trucking companies and their insurance providers. See copy of complaint.
C.R. England’s lead counsel, Doug Williams, spent over 3 years investigating these complicated claims and schemes. The Complaint details the numerous actors and the steps taken to conceal the real facts of each case from the unsuspecting motor carriers. This case highlights the importance of defense counsel to thoroughly investigate these potentially large dollar claims and work with others in the industry to help identify these trends.