No. 88-2897.

886 F.2d 673 (1989)

David T. COMBS; Sarah E. Combs, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. James O. BAKKER; Tammy Faye Bakker; Richard Dortch, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided September 26, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edward G. Connette, III (Louis L. Lesesne, Jr., Gillespie, Lesesne & Connette on brief) for plaintiffs-appellants.

Mark Timothy Calloway (James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A., on brief); James Huston Toms (Toms & Bazzle, P.A., on brief), for defendants-appellees.

Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, PHILLIPS, Circuit Judge, and WILLIAMS, District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, sitting by designation.

PHILLIPS, Circuit Judge:

This is an appeal by David and Sarah Combs from the district court's dismissal of their action asserting civil RICO and pendent state common law and statutory claims against James and Tamara Bakker and Richard Dortch arising from the defendants' allegedly fraudulent sale to the Combs of a "lifetime partnership" in the "PTL" enterprise. On defendants' pretrial motions, the district court dismissed the entire action on the basis that the complaint...


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