No. 89-3172.

906 F.2d 1546 (1990)

BIVENS GARDENS OFFICE BUILDING, INC., a Florida corporation, James A. Karns, individually and as a minority shareholder of Bivens Center, Inc., Fred Konstand, individually and as a former majority shareholder of Bivens Center, Inc., George Malik, partner of Edward Malik, partner of Joseph P. Malik, partner of Malik Investment Company, and George Malik, individually, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. BARNETT BANK OF FLORIDA, INC., a Florida Corporation, which acquired American Bancshares, Inc., a Florida corporation, Bivens Center, Inc., a Florida corporation, Robert P. Cates, a partner of Goldin, Turner and Cates, a partnership, Goldin and Cates, a partnership, Charter Advisory Company, a Florida corporation, Michael Colodny, First City Bank of Gainesville, Inc., a Florida corporation, formerly known as Bivins Gardens Bank, Inc., a Florida corporation, Florida Companies, Inc., a Florida corporation, formerly known as Guardian Mortgage Investors, a Massachusetts business trust, Lee E. Hanna, International Hospitality Group, Ltd., a Maryland corporation, John J. Jennings, Robert Koons, James F. Lang, Robert F. Lanzillotti, St. Johns Group, Inc., a Florida corporation, which acquired Charter Investment and Development Company, a Florida company, The Great American Bank of Gainesville, Inc., a Florida corporation, formerly known as University City Bank, a Florida corporation, Larry G. Turner, a partner of Goldin and Turner, a partnership, Goldin, Turner and Cates, a partnership, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

July 31, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David B. Ferebee, Tassone & Ferebee, Jacksonville, Fla., Andrew J. Michaels, Michaels & McGown, Akron, Ohio, for plaintiffs-appellants.

Lamar Winegeart, III, Jay Steel, Mahoney, Adams, Milam, Surface & Grimsley, P.A., Jacksonville, Fla., Dock Blanchard, Ocala, Fla., William E. Kuntz, Smith & Hulsey, Jacksonville, Fla., William N. Avera, Avera, Perry & Vloedman, Gainesville, Fla., Terry D. Bork, Boyd & Jenerette, P.A., Harold L. Catlin, Jacksonville, Fla., for defendants-appellees.

Before KRAVITCH and CLARK, Circuit Judges, and ATKINS, Senior District Judge.

CLARK, Circuit Judge:

Plaintiffs appeal the district court's dismissal of their civil RICO and pendent state law claims against the defendants on the grounds that the statute of limitations had expired.1 The several causes of action enumerated in the complaint arise from the alleged wrongful takeover of a corporation in 1975, the mismanagement and wrongful diversion of corporate assets between...

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