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Powell v. Tompkins
Date: April 15, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1310

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted on several state charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed. The SJC rejected Petitioner’s due process challenge to the Commonwea...

United States v. Arroyo-Blas
Date: April 15, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1613

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a written plea agreement, Appellant pleaded guilty to Count I of a four-count indictment charging him with various drug crimes. The plea agreement contained a clear waiver of appeal provision. In sentencing A...

Matt v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
Date: April 15, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2209

Justia Opinion Summary: After Plaintiff defaulted on a mortgage loan secured by her property, a complaint was filed in the Massachusetts land court as a preliminary step to foreclose on Plaintiff’s house. Plaintiff subsequently filed this case...

McDonough v. Aetna Life Ins. Co.
Date: April 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1293

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was eligible for disability benefits through an employee welfare benefit plan underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company. Appellant successfully applied for long-term disability (LTD) benefits under his plan...

US, ex rel. Escobar v. Universal Health Services, Inc
Date: April 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1423

United States v. Aviles-Vega
Date: April 13, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2362

Justia Opinion Summary: An unidentified caller informed law enforcement officers that, as he was driving, he had observed a pistol being openly passed between the passengers of the the car in front of him. Acting on the information, police offi...

United States v. Torres-Landrua
Date: April 10, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1674

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of drug-trafficking and one count of money laundering. Defendant was sentenced to a 168-month term of imprisonment, a sentence that was at the bottom of his Guidelines imprisonment...

US v. Carpenter
Date: April 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1286

Montanez v. Mitchell
Date: April 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1298

United States v. Oquendo-Garcia
Date: April 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1368

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of a rifle in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. As a result of his plea, Defendant faced a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of sixty months in prison. The district court...

Clark v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date: April 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1701

US v. Cruz-Fernandez
Date: April 7, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2397

Law Offices of David Efron v. Matthews & Fullmer Law Firm
Date: April 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1001

US v. Sweeney
Date: April 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1015

Cronin v. Comm’r of Probation
Date: April 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1580

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial in a Massachusetts state court, Petitioner was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, third offense, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Petitioner appealed,...