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Castillo Condo. Ass’n v. U.S. Dep’t of Housing & Urban Dev.
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-2139, 15-1223

Justia Opinion Summary: When Carlo Gimenez Bianco (Gimenez) refused to remove his emotional support dog from his condominium unit in violation of the Castillo Condominium Association’s “no pets” bylaw, the Association forced Gimenez to vacate a...

Fed. Home Loan Bank of Bost v. Moody's Corp.
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2148

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (Bank), a federally-chartered entity pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 1432(a), filed suit against multiple defendants, including Moody’s Corporation and Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (col...

United States v. Dunfee
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1031

Justia Opinion Summary: When he was arrested, Defendant confessed to allegations that he engaged in conduct sufficient to support convictions for the coercion and enticement of a minor and the sexual exploitation of a child. During a change-of-...

HUD v. Castillo Condominium
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1223

Najas Realty, LLC v. Seekonk Water Dist.
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1320

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs purchased a piece of land with plans to develop the property. In response to the opposition Defendants’ mounted to Plaintiffs’ plan, Plaintiffs filed suit, alleging violations of their constitutional rights pu...

Trafon Group, Inc. v. Butterball LLC
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-1419, 15-1577

Justia Opinion Summary: Trafon Group, Inc., a Puerto Rico-based wholesale food distributor, filed suit in the District of Puerto Rico alleging that Butterball LLC breached an exclusive distribution agreement in violation of Puerto Rico’s Law 75...

Trafon Group, Inc. v. Butterball LLC
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1577

CNE Direct, Inc. v. Blackberry Corp.
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1954

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, CNE Direct, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation that buys and resells bulk technological components, reached an agreement with the now-defunct Asset Recovery Associates Worldwide, Ltd. to purchase phone parts manu...

Walsh v. Teltech Systems, Inc.
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1987

Justia Opinion Summary: TelTech Systems, Inc.’s SpoofCard service, a prepaid minutes-based calling service, enables customers to disguise the phone number from which they place calls. In 2009, a customer placed several phone calls to Appellant...

Yershov v. Gannett Satellite Info. Network, Inc.
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1719

Justia Opinion Summary: Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. is an international media company that produces news and entertainment programming through a proprietary mobile software application (the “App”). Plaintiff downloaded and insta...

Proal v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1732

Mercury Sys., Inc. v. S’holder Representative Servs., Inc.
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2156

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a merger agreement, Sellers agreed to indemnity Buyer for the tax liabilities of the company being sold. The tax bills for indemnification purposes, however, were to be calculated as if certain deductions wer...

Pazol v. Tough Mudder Inc.
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1640

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were business entities that organize physically challenging obstacle course events in locations throughout the United States. The four named Plaintiffs registered to participate in one of those events. Plainti...

LaPierre v. City of Lawrence
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1641

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought a civil rights action against the City of Lawrence after being sexually assaulted by one of the City’s police officers. The City made a Fed. R. Civ. P. 68 offer of judgment that was silent as to whether...

Milward v. Rust-Oleum Corp.
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: 13-2132

Justia Opinion Summary: Brian Milward and his wife sued, among other defendants, Rust-Oleum Corporation alleging that Defendants’ negligence caused Milward’s Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. To succeed against Rust-Oleum, the Milwards had the burd...