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United States v. Kantengwa
Date: March 25, 2015
Docket Number: 12-2259

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a member of a prominent political family allegedly involved in the Rwandan genocide, was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice based on false statements she made in connection with her application fo...

Home Orthopedics Corp. v. Rodriguez
Date: March 25, 2015
Docket Number: 12-2387

Justia Opinion Summary: Home Orthopedics Corp. was a medical equipment supplier based in Puerto Rico. Raul Rodriguez, the president of another home medical supplier in Puerto Rico, attempted to collect a consulting fee Home Orthopedics agreed t...

United States v. Munyenyezi
Date: March 25, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1950

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant, a member of a prominent political family allegedly involved in the Rwandan genocide, was convicted of two counts of procuring citizenship illegally by making false statements to the governm...

Advanced Flexible Circuits v. GE Sensing & Inspection Techs. GmbH
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 12-2007

Justia Opinion Summary: Advanced Flexible Circuits (AFC) entered into negotiations with GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies GmbH and GE Sensing, Division of Caribe GE International of Puerto Rico, Inc. (collectively, GE) for AFC to manufacture...

United States v. Molina-Gomez
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1494

Justia Opinion Summary: Upon Defendant’s return from Puerto Rico from Colombia by airplane, heroin was discovered in hidden compartments of Defendant’s laptop computer and Sony Playstation game console. Defendant was indicted for possession wit...

United States v. Hufstetler
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1393

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant confessed to robbing a federal credit union and was convicted for this crime. Prior to trial, Defendant twice moved to suppress his confession, arguing that it was coerced in violation of his Fifth Amendment ri...

United States v. Habibi
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1403

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of possession of a stolen firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(j). The First Circuit affirmed, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in (1) admitting ev...

First State Ins. Co. v. Nat’l Cas. Co.
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1644

Justia Opinion Summary: First State Insurance Company and New England Reinsurance Corporation (collectively, First State) entered into several reinsurance and retrocession agreements with a reinsurer, National Casualty Company (National). First...

Vaello-Carmona v. Siemens Med. Solutions USA, Inc.
Date: March 17, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1405

Justia Opinion Summary: Jorge L. Vaello-Carmona worked for Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. from 1991 until his dismissal in 2009. In 2011, Vaello-Carmona filed a complaint against Siemens alleging disability discrimination and unlawful term...

United States v. Ngige
Date: March 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1136

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States by participating in a sham marriage to secure a change in her immigration status. Defendant filed a motion to dismiss the indictment as time-barred argui...

United States, ex rel. Escobar v. Universal Health Servs., Inc.
Date: March 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1423

Justia Opinion Summary: Relators’ daughter was being treated by counselors at Arbour Counseling Services in Lawrence, Massachusetts when she was prescribed a medication for her purported bipolar disorder. The daughter experienced an adverse rea...

US v. Gray
Date: March 16, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1909

United States v. Brigham & Women's Hosp.
Date: March 16, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1973

Justia Opinion Summary: Kenneth Jones filed this qui tam action pursuant to the False Claims Act alleging that, in submitting a grant application to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Dr. Ronald Killiany and Dr. Marilyn Albert (together, De...

United States v. Rossignol
Date: March 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1072

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and to failing to report the importation of more than $10,000 in United States currency. At sentencing, the district court adopted the g...

Vazquez-Baldonado v. Domenech
Date: March 13, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1498