Howard Browning, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Reuben's Restaurants; Bill Chacon; Jim Minch, Defendants-appellees, 108 F.3d 336 (9th Cir. 1997)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 108 F.3d 336 (9th Cir. 1997) Submitted Feb. 18, 1997. *Decided Feb. 20, 1997

Before: ALARCN, CANBY and TASHIMA, Circuit Judges.


Howard Browning appeals pro se the district court's dismissal of his Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") [18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-1968] action alleging that employees of Reuben's Restaurant stalked him and attempted to poison him. We affirm. We agree with the district court that Browning's complaint fails to state a claim for a violation of RICO. See Oscar v. University Students Co-op Ass'n, 965 F.2d 783, 786 (9th Cir.) (en banc), cert. denied, 113 S. Ct. 655 (1992). The district court properly dismissed Browning complaint without leave to amend because it is "absolutely clear that the deficiencies of the complaint could not be cured by amendment." See Noll v. Carlson, 809 F.2d 1446, 1448 (9th Cir. 1987).



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4


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