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Watchtower Bible & Tract Soc’y of N.Y., Inc. v. Colombani
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1605

Justia Opinion Summary: In Puerto Rico, the Controlled Access Law (CAL) allows private citizens to protect themselves against violent crimes by maintaining gated residential communities that incorporate public streets. In 2004, two corporations...

Municipality of San Juan v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Soc
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1718

Municipality of Bayamon v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Soc
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1719

Castagnaro v. Bank of New York Mellon
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1195

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether New Hampshire law requires a foreclosing entity to hold both mortgage and note before it can exercise a power of sale under N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 479:25, which authorizes a mortgagee to c...

United States v. Gaffney-Kessell
Date: November 18, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2023

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to travel with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Defendant lodged no written objection to the sentence recommendations contained in the ensuing presentence report, nor did he object d...

DaSilva v. Holder, Jr.
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2487

Mayhew v. Burwell
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1300

Justia Opinion Summary: For more than twenty years, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provided Medicaid coverage for nineteen- and twenty-year-old children whose families met low-income requirements. In 2012, Maine DHHS s...

United States v. Pizarro
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1759

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Upon Defendant’s third sentencing, the district court found Defendant responsib...

United States v. Fermin
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1108

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute both marijuana and cocaine. Defendant appealed, arguing, among other things, that the district court erred in denying his motion to...

United States v. Almonte-Nunez
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1896

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant entered guilty pleas to robbing an individual of a United States passport (count 1), brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence (count 2), and being a convicted felon in poss...

Baker v. Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2173

Bamberg v. Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2208

Ryan v. Astra Tech, Inc.
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2251

Justia Opinion Summary: During the underlying litigation, Attorney Jeffrey Ryan, counsel for the plaintiff, attempted to engage in allegedly surreptitious communication with his client while a question was pending at a deposition. The district...

Foley v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-2527

Justia Opinion Summary: With the threat of foreclosure looming on his home, Plaintiff sued Bank for failing to consider him for a mortgage loan modification, which a California class action settlement agreement required Bank to do before attemp...

C.W. Downer & Company v. Bioriginal Food & Science Corp
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: 14-1327