Reporting on recent courthouse developments exposing fraudulent lawsuits, American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) President Tiger Joyce calls on companies with the means to bring similar actions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to do so in the absence of action by other bodies with litigation-fraud oversight. He states, “In a more perfect world, self-policing bar associations, state attorneys general and the Department of Justice would show greater interest in investigating and prosecuting litigation fraud. But with few laudable exceptions, these authorities have shown little interest in attacking the problem.” Citing data indicating that 25 percent to 50 percent of personal-injury lawsuits “may include elements of perjury or fraud,” Joyce is concerned that “too many plaintiffs’ lawyers have come to believe there is minimal risk in bringing fraudulent lawsuits.” He suggests that RICO “could become a powerful tool in the hands of companies that are tired of lawsuit shakedowns.”