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United States v. Etienne
Date: October 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1387

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of conspiring to distribute cocaine base. Appellant was sentenced to seventy months in jail. On appeal, Appellant challenged his conviction and his sentence. The First Circuit...

United States v. Awer
Date: October 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2068

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of possessing cocaine base with intent to distribute. The First Circuit affirmed the conviction, holding (1) the district court did not err by declining to grant Appellant’s mo...

Panoto v. Holder, Jr.
Date: October 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2269

Panoto v. Holder, Jr.
Date: October 29, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2269

Frontier Fishing Corp. v. Pritzker
Date: October 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1776

Justia Opinion Summary: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued Frontier Fishing a notice of violation and assessment and a notice of permit sanction after determining that Frontier Fishing was liable for trawling in a...

Lydon v. Local 103, Int’l Brotherhood of Elec. Workers
Date: October 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2009

Justia Opinion Summary: Brendon Lydon, a member of Local 103 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, sued Local 103 in district court, alleging that the union violated several federal labor laws by running its hiring hall in a d...

Tetreault v. Reliance Standard Life Ins.
Date: October 24, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2353

JL Powell Clothing LLC v. Powell
Date: October 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1242

JL Powell Clothing LLC v. Powell
Date: October 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1242

Justia Opinion Summary: This interlocutory appeal concerned a preliminary injunction entered against Joshua Powell in litigation resulting from several contracts between the company Powell founded and a new joint venture formed with a non-party...

Romulus v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
Date: October 24, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1937

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving a class action complaint filed against CVS Pharmacy Inc. in Massachusetts Superior Court for wage and hour violations, the First Circuit clarified the removal time periods and mechanisms under the...

Panoto v. Holder
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2269

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, an Indonesian citizen, submitted an application for asylum, alleging that she experienced persecution as an Indonesian Christian. An Immigration Judge (IJ) denied Petitioner’s application for asylum and grant...

Piccone v. McClain
Date: October 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1627

Lebron v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Date: October 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2078

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, the parents of a minor child with Asperger’s Syndrome, filed suit against the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Department of Education under a number of federal and state statutes for alleged r...

Van Wagner Boston, LLC v. Davey
Date: October 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2087

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the regulation by the state of Massachusetts of the display of billboards and other outdoor signage. Plaintiffs, related companies engaged in the business of erecting and displaying billboards a...

United States v. Sevilla-Oyola
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1264

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pleaded guilty to two counts related to his involvement in a drug ring. After a plea colloquy, the district judge sentenced Appellant to 327 months on count one and life imprisonment on count two, to run consec...