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June 22, 2009 11:13 AM

Racketeering Charges in Willie Gary Sex Suit Dismissed

Posted by Brian Baxter

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UPDATE: June 22, 5:55 p.m. An initial version of this post picked up on an error by the Daily Business Review, which reported that the case against Willie Gary had been dismissed. In fact, only two substantive counts accusing Gary of racketeering were dismissed. Five counts in the case remain.

The sexual harassment suit against prominent plaintiffs lawyer Willie Gary filed by a former secretary certainly had plenty of scandalous allegations.

But apparently the RICO charges in a 2007 complaint filed by Jillian Nedd weren't compelling enough for a Florida judge to allow them to remain in the case against Gary, of Stuart, Fla.-based Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson & Sperando. (Nedd accused Gary of racketeering and raping seven women.)

Am Law Daily sibling publication the Daily Business Review in Miami reports that Martin County circuit judge Elizabeth Metzger dismissed two racketeering charges on the grounds that Nedd failed to establish a pattern of criminal activity or that she suffered direct injuries from Gary's alleged misconduct.

Five counts in the case remain, including allegations of sexual battery and mental distress.

"We are thrilled with the ruling," said Gary's lawyer, Michael Pike of West Palm Beach's Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman.

If Judge Metzger tosses the rest of the suit, Gary's lawyers are expected to seek to have Nedd pay the jet-setting plaintiffs lawyer's legal bills, which could exceed $100,000.

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Because that's exactly what he needs! To take more money from this woman he assaulted who has NOTHING! I'm pretty sure little Willie can handle the costs all on his own

The latest on Willie Gary is that he has been taken to court by past clients for legal malpractice and worse, as exposed on the website - Especially note the extended critique found on the "Exposing Willie Gary" page of the website.

On March 13, 2015, a complaint, Rowe Entertainment et al vs Willie E. Gary et al, was filed in the U.S. District Court For The Northern District of Georgia. Mr. Gary, The Gary

Law Firm and five present and former partners including former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, are charged with federal and state racketeering, fraud, legal malpractice and unjust enrichment.

WBS-TV out of Atlanta, Georgia did a video news segment about this matter.

The Stuart News_ reported on March 19, 2015, that Leonard Rowe, lead plaintiff and former concert promoter, wrote the Florida Bar complaining that "Gary has a pattern and practice of defrauding his own clients out of their settlements to enrich himself."

Other former clients of Mr. Gary and his law firm have made similar allegations of criminal misconduct which are documented on the website --, especially on the page Exposing Willie Gary at

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