No. 85-1771.

788 F.2d 535 (1986)

BUTCHER'S UNION LOCAL NO. 498, UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS; the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, AFL-CIO; United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local 26, AFL-CIO; United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local 7; James Conley, et al., and Moses Esquivel, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. SDC INVESTMENT, INC. et al., Defendants, and Denver Lamb Company; Verner Averch; Montfort of Colorado, Inc., Gene Meakins; and Ken Montfort, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided April 23, 1986.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David Rosenfeld, Van Bourg, Weinberg, Roger, & Rosenfeld, San Francisco, Cal., for plaintiffs-appellants.

William B. Shubb, Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan, Sacramento, Cal., Charles Sykes, Terry E. Schraeder, Bruckner & Sykes, Houston, Tex., for defendants-appellees.

Before DUNIWAY and TANG, Circuit Judges, and HUPP, District Judge.

DUNIWAY, Circuit Judge:


The appellants are four labor unions and one individual union member. On April 4, 1983, they brought this civil action under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"), 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-1968, in the district court for the Eastern District of California. The complaint charged eighteen defendants with "union-busting" activities. The defendants included four employers and an officer/manager of...

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