Nakahara v. Bal – Dismissal of RICO Action

Representation of Hideki Yokoi, a Japanese real estate magnate, in obtaining the dismissal of a RICO "slap suit" brought by his daughter, Kiiko Nakahara, and her husband, John Paul Renoir. The couple brought the suit against Yokoi as part of their effort to force him to stop his worldwide litigation against the couple over the ownership of nine chateaux in France, four castles in England, Oheka Castle on Long Island and the Empire State Building in New York. (Nakahara v. Bal, 1998 U.S. Dist. Lexis (S.D.N.Y. 1998))

Turning the tables, Herrick later worked with local Federal prosecutors to have Renoir arrested on an Interpol warrant and extradited to France to face charges there in connection with ongoing criminal proceedings. See Suspect in Fraud Extradited to France, The New York Times (March 28, 2000).