The Fifth Circuit held that plaintiffs’ allegations brought under the Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations statute (RICO) sufficiently pleaded a pattern of racketeering activity. The district court dismissed plaintiffs’ RICO claims on the grounds that plaintiffs failed to allege that defendants’ activities amounted to or posed a threat of continuous criminal activity and, therefore, failed to plead a pattern of racketeering as required by RICO. The Fifth Circuit found that the “continuity” element could be satisfied in a variety of ways and held that plaintiffs’ allegations that, among other things, defendants’ acts were committed over a two year period, involved repeated international travel, hundreds of victims and improper activities in both India and the United States, coupled with there being “no reason to suppose” the alleged wrongdoing would not have continued but for the filing of the lawsuit, sufficiently pleaded the “continuity” element for purposes of plaintiffs’ RICO claim. (Abraham v. Singh et al, 2007 WL 575833 (5th Cir. Feb. 26, 2007))