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Mr. Kenneth Grimshaw states that he has filed a Civil Rico Suit against MetLife Inc, (Kenneth Grimshaw, Pro Se “ex rel” v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company,et al., filed on May 10th, 2011 in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida, Case No. 11-14165). Mr. Grimshaw further states that based on facts and evidence that he accumulated over several years, he filed this Civil Rico suit.
Acting Private Attorney General is a private party in the United States who brings a lawsuit that is considered to be in the public interest, i.e., benefiting the general public and not just the plaintiff. The purpose of this principle is to provide extra incentive to private citizens to pursue suits that may be of benefit to society at large.
An excellent example of the “Private Attorney General” provisions is the racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations (Rico Act). Rico allows average citizens (Private Attorneys General) to sue those organizations that commit mail and wire fraud as part of their criminal enterprise.
The U.S. Congress codified the Private Attorney General Principle into law, with the enactment of Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Award Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C.: 1988. The Senate Report on this statute stated that the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, wanted to level the playing field so that private citizens, who might have little or no money, could still serve (Private Attorneys General) and afford to bring actions, even against state and local bodies, to enforce the civil rights laws. The Committee acknowledged that, “[i] f private citizens are to be able to assert their civil rights, and if those who violate the Nations fundamental laws are not to proceed with impunity, then citizens must have the opportunity to recover what it cost them to vindicate these rights in court.”