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Sitka Enters., Inc. v. Segarra Miranda
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1562

Justia Opinion Summary: In this Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding, Appellants filed a complaint in a Puerto Rico superior court against the Trustee in bankruptcy and other defendants. The Trustee removed the state case to the bankruptcy court. Th...

New England Carpenters Central v. Labonte Drywall Co., Inc.
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1739

Justia Opinion Summary: Labonte Drywall Company signed a statewide agreement with Union, which allowed Labonte Drywall to hire Union carpenters for its business. The agreement required Labonte Drywall to allow an audit of its records. After Lab...

Wang v. Lynch
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1845

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of China, was placed in removal proceedings in 1997. Petitioner filed applications for asylum and withholding of removal. In 1998, an immigration judge denied in part the applications bas...

United States v. Laureano-Perez
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Numbers: 13-2224, 13-2276, 13-2284

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants - Juan Laureano-Perez, Jeffrey Cummings-Avila (Cummings), and Christopher Laureano-Perez (Christopher) - were convicted of various narcotics possession, conspiracy, and firearm charges arising out of their par...

US v. Cummings-Avila
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2276

US v. Laureano-Perez
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2284

Abril-Rivera v. Johnson
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1316

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs were employees of Puerto Rico National Processing Service Center (PR-NPSC), which is now closed, run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Plaintiffs filed this lawsuit alleging that FEMA’s action...

Rivera-Corraliza v. Puig-Morales
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2138

US v. Goodwin
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1165

Velez-Velez v. P.R. Highway & Transp. Auth.
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1176

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Sonia Velez-Velez, a Popular Democratic Party (PDP) member, lost her job with the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority after an election returned the opposing political party, the New Progressive Pa...

Paiz-Morales v. Lynch
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1182

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native of Guatemala who entered the United States unlawfully, requested asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), and voluntary departure. The immigration judge...

US v. Nelson
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1262

US v. Hernandez-Maldonado
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1444

Mason v. Telefunken Semiconductors America, LLC
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1962

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a series of shifting employment arrangements between Plaintiff and Defendant, TSI Semiconductors America, LLC (TSA). In 2009, Plaintiff began working for Tejas Silicon, Inc. under a written employment...

Hill v. State Street Bank Corp.
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Numbers: 15-1193, 15-1597

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of the settlement of a securities class action brought on behalf of the purchasers of certain common stock of a corporation. Those who objected to the settlement and appealed the rejection of their...