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United States v. Figueroa-Figueroa
Date: July 1, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1690

Justia Opinion Summary: On two consecutive days in March 2012, Defendant engaged in a total of six acts of violence, all at gunpoint. Defendant was charged with numerous Puerto Rico offenses and, under federal law, being a felon in possession o...

Blackman Hinds v. Lynch
Date: July 1, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2129

United States v. Arroyo-Maldonado
Date: July 1, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2137

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to fraud. The district court sentenced Defendant to 120 months imprisonment and granted eighteen months credit for time served. The applicable Guidelines Sentencing R...

United States v. Quinones-Melendez
Date: July 1, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-1369, 14-1371

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty, in separate plea agreements, to unlawfully possessing a machine gun and aiding and abetting another individual in the unlawful possession of automatic firearms. The guidelines ranges for each of De...

US v. Quinones-Melendez
Date: July 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1371

Nat’l Labor Relations Bd. v. Le Fort Enters., Inc.
Date: July 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1917

Justia Opinion Summary: Le Fort Enterprises, Inc., which provides cleaning services to homeowners in and around Boston, Massachusetts, employs twenty-nine housekeepers. Some of the housekeepers decided to attempt to unionize. The National Labor...

Sauer Inc. v. Lawson
Date: July 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2058

Justia Opinion Summary: Sauer Incorporated alleged that Carrie Lawson incurred a debt by knowingly receiving a fraudulent conveyance from her father that was designed to prevent Sauer from collecting a judgment against him. After Lawson filed f...

US v. Godfrey
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1227

US v. Fischer
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1250

Bank of America, N.A. v. Casey
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2115

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the correct interpretation of two different state statutes concerning defects in real estate titles. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee filed this action to avoid a mortgage held by a bank that cont...

United States v. Negron-Sostre
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Numbers: 10-1974, 10-2042, 10-2055, 10-2057, 10-2129

Justia Opinion Summary: After a three-month jury trial, the five defendants in this case were convicted as members of an extended drug conspiracy. When voir dire was conducted in this case, Defendants’ family members and friends were excluded f...

US v. Rodriguez-Sostre
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Number: 10-2042

US v. Perez-Mercado
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Number: 10-2055

US v. Maysonet-Soler
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Number: 10-2057

US v. Rosario-Camacho
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Number: 10-2129