First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit was established in 1891 has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

It is the smallest of the thirteen federal appeals courts.

Browse Opinions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US v. Zayas-Rodriguez
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2060
United States v. Rivera-Ruperto  
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: 12-2364

Justia Opinion Summary: After two trials, Appellant was found guilty of various federal drug and firearms-related crimes for his participation in six “Operation Guard Shack” drug deals orchestrated by the FBI. Each trial was presided over by a...

US v. Rivera-Ruperto
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: 12-2367
United States v. Rivera-Ruperto  
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Numbers: 13-2017, 13-2047, 13-2072

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants - Rivera-Ruperto, Salinas-Acevedo, and Santiago-Cardero - were found guilty of various federal drug and firearms-related crimes. Each was sentenced to multiple years of imprisonment. For Rivera-Ruperto, this w...

US v. Santiago-Cordero
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: 13-2047
US v. Salinas-Acevedo
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: 13-2072
US v. Gonzalez-Miranda
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: 14-1329
US v. Nieves-Velez
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: 14-1892
US v. Lawrence
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1244
The Do Corporation v. Shastany
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1978
Vendura v. Boxer  
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2387

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, Vendura was hired by TRW Inc. and became a participant in the TRW Salaried Pension Plan. In 2002, Northrop Grumman Corp. acquired TRW and renamed the company (herein referred to as NGSMC). After NGSMC attempted...

Holloway v. United States  
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1402

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was injured while receiving treatment at a federally funded healthcare facility. Plaintiff later filed an administrative claim with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) using a Standard Form 95 (SF...

Reddy v. Foster  
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1432

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was New Hampshire Senate Bill 319 (the Act), which was signed into law in 2014. The Act permits a reproductive health care facility to demarcate a zone under certain conditions and forbids members o...

Peaje Investments LLC v. Garcia-Padilla  
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-2377, 16-2430, 16-2431, 16-2433, 16-2435, 16-2437, 16-2438, 16-2439, 16-2440

Justia Opinion Summary: The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), enacted in 2016 to address Puerto Rico’s financial crisis, provides for a temporary stay of debt-related litigation against the Puerto Rico gov...

Peaje Investments LLC v. Garcia-Padilla
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2430