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

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...

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

US v. Sevilla-Oyola
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1463

US v. Sevilla-Oyola
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1463

Perez v. Hosp. Damas, Inc.
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1810

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a medical malpractice complaint in the Puerto Rico Court of the First Instance then voluntarily dismissed their suit and re-filed in federal court. In their federal complaint, Plaintiffs named as defenda...

United States v. Vega-Salgado
Date: October 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1484

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Appellant entered into a written plea agreement with a commitment that the government would recommend a sentence of no more than fifty-six months. Ther...

United States v. Barnes
Date: October 10, 2014
Docket Number: 11-1093

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty under a plea agreement to conspiring to distribute at least fifty kilograms of marijuana and to distributing or aiding and abetting the distribution of marijuana. A judge with the First Circuit used...

Showtime Entertainment, LLC v. Town of Mendon
Date: October 10, 2014
Docket Number: 12-2121

US v. Ridolfi
Date: October 10, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2127

Stalcup v. CIA
Date: October 10, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2329

Showtime Ent., LLC v. Town of Mendon
Date: October 8, 2014
Docket Number: 12-2121

Justia Opinion Summary: The Town of Mendon, Massachusetts set forth zoning restrictions regulating the size and height allowances for buildings operating adult-entertainment businesses, limiting the operating hours of such businesses, and banni...