2011 First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 564

United States v. Brake
Date: December 30, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1215

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a conditional plea of guilty to a charge of possession with an intent to distribute a controlled substance (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1)) and appealed denial of a motion to suppress. The First Circuit affirmed....

Butler v. O'Brien
Date: December 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1235

United States v. Huete-Sandoval
Date: December 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1413

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2009, defendant was charged with making false statements in a passport application, falsely representing that he was a U.S. citizen, and aggravated identity theft, 18 U.S.C. 1542, 911, 1028A. In August he filed a...

Collins v. UNH, et al
Date: December 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2316

Recinos v. Holder, Jr.
Date: December 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2333

US v. Chorney
Date: December 29, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1310

United States v. Vazquez-Rivera
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1930

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of possession of child pornography (18 U.S.C. 2253 (a)(4)(B)), three counts of transportation of child pornography via computer in interstate or foreign commerce (18 U.S.C. 2252(a)(1)), and two co...

US v. William Vazquez-Rivera
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1968

Puerto Rico Telephone Company v. Telecommunications Regulatory, et al
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1983

Worldnet Telecommunications v. Puerto Rico Telephone Company, et al
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2028

United States v. Guerrier
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2315

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a drug dealer who, with another, robbed a crack dealer at gun point, was convicted under the Hobbs Act, which makes it a crime to rob or conspire to rob "in any way or degree obstructs, delays, or affects" int...

Gomez-Perez v. John Potter, et al
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2348

Angel Feliciano-Hernandez v. Miguel Pereira-Castillo, et al
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1052

United States v. Rivera-Martinez
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1766

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000 defendant entered a "C-type" plea of guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 846. The agreement bound the court to a sentence of 2...

Maher v. Massachusetts General Hospital
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1321

United States v. Trinh
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1556

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of conspiring to distribute and possess, with intent to distribute, 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana; money laundering; engaging in unlawful monetary transactions; and perjury. The First Circu...

Collins v. Univ. of NH
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2316

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a tenured professor at the University-defendant, was arrested by campus police and charged with stalking and disorderly conduct after unleashing an expletive-filled tirade against a colleague whom he suspected...

Mercado-Salinasl v. Bart Enter. Int'l, Ltd.
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2359

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, plaintiff, a popular psychic and astrologer, and defendant entered into a contract for production and distribution of materials featuring plaintiff's psychic and astrological services. Plaintiff granted defenda...

Air Sunshine, Inc., et al v. Carl, et al
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1088

Bergemann v. RI Dep't of Envtl Mgmt.
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1407

Justia Opinion Summary: State environmental police officers brought state court litigation against their employer, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, based on the DEM's handling of wage and benefit matters, relating to uno...

United States v. Davila-Felix
Date: December 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2495

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, having participated in a string of robberies, was convicted of using force and intimidation to rob a bank insured by the FDIC (18 U.S.C. 2113(a), (d)), and knowingly brandishing a firearm during a crime of vio...

United States v. Rodriguez-Rodriguez
Date: December 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2549

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of using an interstate commerce facility or means in attempting to persuade a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity (18 U.S.C. 2422(b)). The First Circuit affirmed, rejecting a claim that the...

Colon-Rivera, et al v. Asociacion de Suscripcion
Date: December 13, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1148

Romer v. Holder
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2112

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of Ukraine, now married to a U.S. citizen, entered the U.S. on a visitor's visa in 1999 and overstayed. An IJ granted voluntary departure by March 8, 2006. A motion to reopen was denied. Petitioner,...

United States v. Mitchell-Hunter
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2203

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was apprehended on a boat in the Caribbean by a Coast Guard counter-narcotics patrol and charged under the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act, 46 U.S.C. 70501-70508. The boat, carrying cocaine, did not display a...

Butler v. O'Brien
Date: December 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1235

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002 defendant was convicted under the Massachusetts aggravated rape statute, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 265, 22(a). He exhausted state appeals. The district court denied a petition for habeas corpus. The First Circuit affir...

United States v. Ramos-Gonzalez
Date: December 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1318

Justia Opinion Summary: After attempting to stop defendant for driving with illegal tinted windows, police gave chase and stopped his truck. Inspecting the interior of the abandoned truck, police found two wrapped blocks of what was later found...

Worldnet Telecomm., Inc. v. PR Tel. Co., Inc.
Date: December 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2028

Justia Opinion Summary: After several failed attempts to establish a voluntary interconnection agreement, the two telecommunications companies went into arbitration with defendant, the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Puerto Rico. Followi...

United States v. Clogston
Date: December 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2244

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to possession of child pornography, 18 U.S.C. 2252A(a)(5)(B). Calculation of his criminal history, with upward adjustments because of use of a computer, the number of images, images depicting violen...

Feliciano-Hernandez v. Pereira-Castillo
Date: December 9, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1052

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1981 defendant, a habitual sex offender, was sentenced to a term of perpetual imprisonment for rehabilitation, to last a minimum of 12 years. He was not released from prison until 2008. The district court dismissed hi...

Maher v. MA Gen. Hosp.
Date: December 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1321

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an RN, stopped working at the hospital and went on disability only a few months after starting work. Her symptoms were attributed to chronic pancreatitis, chronic pain syndrome or fibromyalgia; she took "impre...

US v. Ortiz-Garcia
Date: December 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2323

United States v. Rodriguez-Adorno
Date: December 7, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1050

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a carjacking that resulted in a shooting death, defendant executed a plea agreement without having been informed that the maximum penalty for the crime was life imprisonment. He ultimately received a sentence o...

Ware v. Dickhaut
Date: December 7, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1149

McKenzie-Francisco v. Holder
Date: December 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2013

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999 petitioner, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, entered the U.S. without inspection. He married a U.S. citizen in 2001 and obtained conditional resident status 8 U.S.C. 1186a(a)(1). The marriage ended in 2004. H...

United States v. Pontoo
Date: December 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2455

Justia Opinion Summary: A few hours after a domestic disturbance, Austin was spotted trying to get into his former girlfriend's apartment and given disorderly conduct and criminal trespass warnings. He was later spotted, visibly agitated, in a...

Gladys Garcia-Rubiera v. Luis Fortuno
Date: December 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2507

Hajdari v. Holder.
Date: December 5, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1145

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of Albania, entered the U.S. illegally, on a fraudulent Italian passport, in 2004. Arrested at the airport, he sought asylum. The IJ, BIA, and First Circuit rejected his petitions. While appeal was...

Solis-Alarcon, et al v. US, et al
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2406

US v. Camacho
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2415

Lluberes v. Uncommon Prod., LLC
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2082

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a film company, released a documentary, "The Price of Sugar," in 2007 that depicts treatment of Haitian laborers at sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic. The film mentions plaintiffs, senior executives...

King v. MacEachern
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2095

Justia Opinion Summary: Convicted of armed robbery of a convenience store, assault and battery, and intimidation of a witness, petitioner was sentenced to five to six years. His habeas corpus petition was denied in the district court. The First...

Garcia-Rubiera v. Fortuno
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2507

Justia Opinion Summary: Puerto Rico requires all motor vehicle owners to pay for compulsory, state-issued auto insurance when they purchase or renew their vehicle registrations, even if they have obtained equivalent private insurance, with limi...

Air Sunshine, Inc.v. Carl
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1088

Justia Opinion Summary: The airline sued federal employees, including an FAA principal maintenance inspector, claiming that intentional and improper delays with respect to inspections and certifications substantially destroyed its business. The...

RI Hospitality Ass'nl v. City of Providence
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1415

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs brought a pre-enforcement declaratory judgment challenge to an ordinance requiring that, when there is a change in the identity of a hospitality employer, that employer must retain its predecessor's employees,...

United States v. Pelletier
Date: December 1, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1167

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was sentenced to life in prison after conviction for his role in importing and distributing marijuana. The First Circuit affirmed. Defense counsel's cross examination of government witnesses opened the door to...

US v. Fogg
Date: December 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1094

US v. Fogg
Date: December 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1132

US v. Pascucci
Date: December 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1017

US v. Fogg
Date: December 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1094

United States v. Fogg
Date: December 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1132

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and of social security fraud. The district court did not impose a forfeiture order based on a finding of inability to pay. The First Ci...

Villanueva v. United States
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2431

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was employed as a custodial worker at a Coast Guard Air Station in Puerto Rico for four and one half years before being fired for allegedly pilfering various items. He filed suit against the federal government...

Hines v. State Room Inc.
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2298

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, former sales managers at defendant's banquet facilities, sought overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201-219 and state statutes.The district court entered summary judgment, finding tha...

Solis-Alarcon,v. United States
Date: November 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2406

Justia Opinion Summary: DEA agents and local police went to a residence with a warrant to arrest a drug dealer, but no warrant to search. When the owner opened the door, they entered and spent 15-20 minutes questioning the owner's wife and look...

United States v. Camacho
Date: November 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2415

Justia Opinion Summary: After a gang fight, officers followed and stopped defendant by blocking his path. They did not recognize defendant or have reason to believe he was involved in gang activity. Based on his hand motions, as if he were prot...

United States v. Walker
Date: November 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1092

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of interstate stalking, cyberstalking, and mailing a threatening communication (18 U.S.C. 2261A(1)-(2), 876(c)), based on communications with his estranged wife and minor child, was sentenced to 137...

Soto-Rios v. Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
Date: November 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2270

Justia Opinion Summary: Mortgage deeds executed by the debtors three years earlier were still pending recordation when they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Debtors sought to avoid the mortgages and to prevent any post-petition actions that wou...

Bucci v. US
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2468

Jordan v. US
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2493

United States v. Zorrilla-Echevarria
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1459

Justia Opinion Summary: After customs officials discovered $543,801 concealed in doors defendant was transporting on a ferry between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, he was charged under 31 U.S.C. 5316(a)(1)(A) & (b); 5322(a); and 5332....

Barry v. Moran
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1607

Justia Opinion Summary: Employees of the fire department filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging cronysim and nepotism in employment decisions. The district court granted summary judgment for the department, finding that nothing linked the em...

United States v. Paneto
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2412

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers visited defendant's apartment after setting up a drug buy. Defendant invited them in. Officers spotted a "bait" bill, previously marked and given to the buyer as part of the set up, on a table. Defendant signed...

Eldredge v. Falmouth, MA
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1151

Justia Opinion Summary: Police, responding to a 911 call, stopped plaintiff, a pedestrian. While he was standing near the cruiser, it was struck from behind by a second cruiser. Plaintiff, injured in the collision, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 19...

Nardi v. Pepe
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1247

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of first-degree murder for killing his mother. The district court denied a petition for habeas corpus. The First Circuit affirmed. Admission of expert testimony at trial, based on the expert's re...

US v. Dunbar
Date: November 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1693

United States v. Kelly
Date: November 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2607

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2006, defendant was charged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, with identity theft and aggravated identity theft (18 U.S.C. 1028(a)(7) and 1028A(a)(1)). A warrant issued, but was not executed, a...

Avery v. Hughes
Date: November 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2379

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant failed to close on a real estate contract. The seller retained his $25,000 earnest money, resold the property, and assigned his claim for the $400,000 price differential to plaintiff. The district court rejecte...

D.B. Zwirn Special Opportunities Fund, L.P. v. Mehrotra
Date: November 18, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1172

Justia Opinion Summary: A business entity sued an investment fund manager for fraud in Massachusetts state court. Defendant removed to federal court, which dismissed based on the statute of limitations. On appeal, the Sixth Circuit noted that t...

Bucci v. US
Date: November 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2468

Jordan v. US
Date: November 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2493

US v. Armenteros-Chervoni
Date: November 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1611

United States v. Romero-Lopez
Date: November 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1775

Justia Opinion Summary: On Monday afternoon, a sentencing hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon was rescheduled to Wednesday morning. The court sent electronic notice; prior notices and filings had been electronic. The attorney failed to ap...

Blaser v. IUE Local 201
Date: November 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2488

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought suit under the Labor Management Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. 185, claiming that her employer violated the collective bargaining agreement when it reclassified a position for which she was hired, resulting i...

Tzunux v. Holder
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1471

Carreras v. PMG Collins LLC
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2329

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, plaintiffs, residents of Puerto Rico, contracted with defendants, Florida corporations, to purchase condominiums to be built in Florida, and submitted earnest money. Because of the financial crisis, the units w...

Sicaju-Diaz v. Holder
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2390

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1991, petitioner, a citizen of Guatemala, was taken into custody by immigration officials while crossing the Rio Grande. He applied for asylum, but did not appear at a hearing. A deportation order issued. In 2001 peti...

Farris v. Shinseki
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1080

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an employee of the VA, was accused of committing fraud with respect to a work-related injury. Her employment was terminated. When mediation failed, plaintiff was notified that she had 15 days to file a complai...

Field v. Napolitano
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1339

Justia Opinion Summary: A TSA worker developed a diabetic ulcer on his foot, was unable to work, and, after missing several months of work, was terminated from his position. The district court dismissed claims under the Aviation and Transportat...

PR Tel. Co., Inc. v. Sprintcom, Inc.
Date: November 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1609

Justia Opinion Summary: PRTC, telecommunications local exchange carrier under the jurisdiction of the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Puerto Rico and the FCC, entered into an interconnection agreement with Sprint. In a dispute concerning...

United States v. Bernier
Date: November 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1637

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 846. The district court, relying on trial testimony and the PSI Report, attributed 26 kilograms of marijuana to t...

United States v. Fields
Date: November 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1108

Justia Opinion Summary: Convicted of distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1)(2006), totaling five or more grams, within 1000 feet of a school, 21 U.S.C. 860, defendant was sentenced, as a career offender, to 216 months in prison. The...

United States v. Kasenge
Date: November 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1896

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. shared a home. When his housemate's visa expired and he was unable to obtain work, defendant allowed the housemate, for a nominal fee, the use of his driver's license an...

United States v. Ozuna-Cabrera
Date: November 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2174

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant purchased an expired passport and a social security card and attempted to use them to obtain a passport with his picture. He entered a plea of guilty to two counts of making false statements in a passport appli...

US v. Berk
Date: November 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2472

Matos-Santana v. Holder
Date: November 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2373

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, entered the U.S. in 1982 and became a lawful permanent resident. About 10 years later he pled guilty to armed robbery. Later he pled guilty to auto-stripping. Upon his ret...

Silva v. City of New Bedford, MA
Date: November 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1013

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit in 2007 against the two officers who arrested her during a nightclub incident. The district court denied her motion to amend her complaint to add the City of New Bedford as a defendant. She did not a...

In re Grand Jury Subpoena (Mr. S.)
Date: November 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2048

Justia Opinion Summary: A federal grand jury issued a subpoena to a law office, commanding production of documents relating to a real estate transaction. The attorney obtained the client's consent and complied. The client changed his mind, noti...

Welch Foods, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance, et al
Date: November 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2261

Donarumo v. Furlong
Date: November 1, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1364

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005 the debtor business purchased a business and signed a promissory note. The business failed, allegedly because the seller continued to compete, in violation of the contract. The debtor listed a breach of contract...

Furlong, et al v. Donarumo, et al
Date: November 1, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1386

United States v. Salva-Morales
Date: October 31, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1455

Justia Opinion Summary: After agents traced an Internet site containing child pornography to a computer shop, they obtained a warrant and searched hard drives of the owner's personal computers, where they found files containing pornography. The...

Carroll v. United States
Date: October 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1152

Justia Opinion Summary: A child was seriously injured when she was hit in the head by an object thrown by a lawnmower being operated at the federal building adjoining her childcare center. Separate entities provided child care and lawn maintena...

VT Mut.Ins. Co. v. Maguire
Date: October 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1542

Justia Opinion Summary: During a fight in a bar, the insured hit an individual with a glass mug, resulting in emergency surgery and permanent scars. The parties negotiated a settlement of civil liability that included the injured party's promis...

Harron v. Town of Franklin
Date: October 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1800

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff obtained a lease and permits and renovated a space for a tavern, but was unable to obtain transfer of the previous operator's liquor license or a new license. He began to sell liquor without a license. A polic...

Gonzalez-Ruano v. Holder
Date: October 31, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1138

Justia Opinion Summary: A citizen of Guatemala unlawfully entered the U.S. in 1989. In 1997 he was convicted, in Massachusetts, of willful and malicious destruction of property and two counts of assault and battery. The convictions were the re...

McLaughlin v. Astrue
Date: October 27, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1140

Nat'l Labor Relations Bd. v. U.S. Postal Serv.
Date: October 27, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1225

Justia Opinion Summary: The union that represents postal workers raised concerns that newly hired non-veteran employees had begun work earlier, and thus received higher seniority rankings, than veteran employees, despite the fact that the veter...

United States v. Dunbar
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1693

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant robbed a federally-insured bank and, while escaping in a stolen car, crashed head-on into a car driven by a teen-aged girl. In state court he was convicted of resisting arrest, receiving a stolen vehicle, opera...

Gay v. Stonebridge Life Ins. Co.
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1559

Justia Opinion Summary: Hospital records state that decedent died of a nonsurvivable head injury following an accidental fall at a casino. An insurer refused to pay, claiming that the fall was likely caused by a stroke, so that death was not "a...

Ortega Candelaria v. Orthobiologics, LLC
Date: October 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2305

Justia Opinion Summary: A employee made a series of attempts to obtain benefits under the company's long-term disability policy. A copy of the plan, which he obtained during internal appeals, contained no limitation on filing suit to challenge...

Redondo Constr. Corp. v. Izquierdo
Date: October 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2565

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999 plaintiff pled guilty to making false statements while working on a project funded by the Federal Highway Administration (18 U.S.C. 2, 1014, and 1020). The agreement prohibited plaintiff from participating in any...

United States v. Neto
Date: October 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1651

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006 defendant was convicted of various immigration crimes, including harboring five illegal aliens from Brazil (8 U.S.C. 1324), and sentenced to five years in prison. After the trial, but before sentencing, he was in...

Stanciu v. Holder
Date: October 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2165

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native of Romania, entered the U.S. legally with a visa that allowed him to work as a driver for a particular company. He conceded removability after an inspection revealed that he had switched companies wi...

US v. Harri
Date: October 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2009

Welch Foods, Inc. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins.Co. of Pittsburgh
Date: October 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2261

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, sued by a competitor and by consumers for unfair trade practices, false and misleading advertising, and deceptive labeling, among other claims, sought indemnity and defense costs from its insurer. The insurer...

US v. Pleau
Date: October 24, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1775

In Re: Pleau
Date: October 24, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1782

Ramos-Echevarria v. Pichis, Inc.
Date: October 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1522

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who suffers epilepsy, began working as a part-time kitchen assistant in 1999. His episodes would cause him to leave work three to six times each year, but generally he just stepped back and resumed work after...

Fidelity International v. US
Date: October 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2421

Fidelity Int'l Currency Advisor A Fund, LLC v. United States
Date: October 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2425

Justia Opinion Summary: Taxpayer, the founder of EMC, a manufacturer of computer storage devices received non-qualified options to acquire EMC stock. When he exercised those options in 2001, they generated $162 million of ordinary income; it wa...

Velazquez-Rodriguez v. Municipality of San Juan
Date: October 20, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1769

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former municipal employee, claimed that he was harassed and terminated for political reasons. The district court dismissed his suit, alleging various claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983. The First Circuit affirmed i...

PowerComm, LLC v. Holyoke Gas & Electric, et al
Date: October 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2327

PowerComm, LLC v. Holyoke Gas & Electric, et al
Date: October 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2327

In Re: Hannaford Bros Co. Cust
Date: October 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2384

Justia Opinion Summary: Hackers breached the security of the database for the grocery store where plaintiffs shop. The district court determined that plaintiffs failed to state a claim under Maine law for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of imp...

Redondo Waste Sys., Inc.v. Lopez-Freytes
Date: October 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1865

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, engaged in treatment and disposal of regulated biomedical waste, had trouble with its shredder and obtained approval from the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board to use autoclaves. After a few years, an in...

United States v. Stergio
Date: October 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2293

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was prohibited from possessing a computer or accessing the internet while on home confinement, after being released from prison following a 2005 plea of guilty to wire, mail, and bank fraud. He nonetheless used...

Spencer v. Roche
Date: October 18, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1146

Justia Opinion Summary: Police arrested plaintiff for driving without license. A confidential informant, who had provided reliable information in the past, told police that plaintiff had inserted a package of crack cocaine into his anal cavity...

Bonefont-Igaravidez v. Int'l Shipping Corp.
Date: October 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1953

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff worked for defendant, primarily as a stevedore, for 57 years. In 2006-2007, he missed several months of work due to physical ailments and received disability benefits. Plaintiff claims that when he returned to...

United States v. Harris
Date: October 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2009

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on his participation in an armed robbery of a supermarket, defendant was convicted on counts of robbery, use of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and as a felon in possession. The First Circuit affirmed, f...

Bucci v. United States
Date: October 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2468

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, jointly tried and convicted of drug-related crimes, unsuccessfully petitioned for habeas corpus (18 U.S.C. 2255). The First Circuit affirmed with respect to one defendant and vacated with respect to the other...

Jordan v. US
Date: October 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2493

United States v. Rodriguez
Date: October 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1891

Justia Opinion Summary: Police arrested defendant while executing a search warrant at his apartment. They recovered five firearms, 398 rounds of ammunition, firearms-related items (rifle scope, rifle case, and holsters), 29.4 grams of marijuana...

US v. Pleau
Date: October 13, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1775

In Re: Pleau
Date: October 13, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1782

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010 defendant, then serving a sentence in Rhode Island state prison for parole and probation violations, was charged with a 2000 armed robbery and murder of a gas station manager (18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A); 924(j)(1) an...

US v. Rogers
Date: October 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2405

Colon-Fontanez v. Municipality of San Juan
Date: October 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1026

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a municipal employee since 1989, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2005. She claimed of disability discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12101 and the R...

United States v. Garcia-Hernandez
Date: October 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2146

Justia Opinion Summary: Investigation of a massive drug-trafficking operation led to apprehension of Ramirez, who admitted that he and defendant were partners in a franchise of the larger drug-trafficking ring. Defendant's residence was searche...

Goncalves v. Plymouth County Sheriff's Dept.
Date: October 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2063

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a 49-year-old Cape Verdean female who self-identifies as black, began working for defendant as a Budget Administrator in 2001. Between 2004 and 2008, she applied for, and was denied, promotion to four differen...

Rosciti v. Ins. Co. of the State of PA
Date: October 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2087

Justia Opinion Summary: Purchasers of a motor home claim that defects resulted in leakage, which caused mold growth, rendering the home uninhabitable and causing health problems. The manufacturer, which was self-insured on claims up to $500,000...

Donahue, et al v. FBI, et al
Date: October 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1950

The Estate of Edward Brian Hal v. US, et al
Date: October 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1951

The Estate of Edward Brian Hal v. US, et al
Date: October 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1952

Donahue, et al v. United States, et al
Date: October 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1766

Osorio v. One World Techs., Inc.
Date: October 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1824

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff suffered a hand injury while operating a hand saw manufactured by defendant, while working at a construction site. A jury awarded plaintiff $1.5 and, although it found plaintiff to be 35 percent at fault, the f...

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al v. Tenenbaum
Date: October 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1883

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al v. Joel Tenenbaum
Date: October 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1947

United States, et al v. Tenenbaum
Date: October 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2052

United States v. Rogers
Date: October 4, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2405

Justia Opinion Summary: The buyer of a personal computer found child pornography on the hard drive and contacted authorities. The seller, a non-commissioned Naval officer, was ordered to return to his home, where police were questioning his pre...

CQ Int'l Co., Inc. v. Rochem Int'l, Inc., USA
Date: October 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1838

Justia Opinion Summary: The companies are direct competitors in importing and distributing pharmaceutical ingredients manufactured in China. Plaintiff claimed that defendant intentionally interfered with one of its contracts and sought damages....

Davis, et al v. Travelers Property Casualty
Date: October 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2023

Bhatti v. Trustees of Boston Univ.
Date: October 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2342

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a dental hygienist at defendant's dental health center for more than 10 years, claimed that supervisors subjected her to unpaid work hours because she is black and then to selective discipline and other malfe...

Rodriguez-Sanchez v. Municipality of Santa Isabel
Date: September 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2635

Justia Opinion Summary: After an election, in which the political party that had been in power in the municipality for eight years lost power, the new mayor hired a consultant to evaluate the budget. In response to the report, which indicated s...

United States v. Collazo-Castro
Date: September 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1760

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to smuggle illegal aliens into the U.S. (8 U.S.C. 1324(a)(1)(A)(i), (v)(I) and was sentenced to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years supervised r...

Asociación de Suscripción Conjunta del Seguro de Responsabilidad Obligatorio v. Juarbe-Jimenez
Date: September 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2167

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995 Puerto Rico enacted a law mandating minimum liability insurance for drivers and created the Asociación de Suscripción Conjunta del Seguro de Responsabilidad Obligatorio to provide compulsory liability insurance t...

Duran-Lopez v. Stiefel Laboratorie
Date: September 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1565

United States v. Mitrano
Date: September 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2482

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a patent attorney and licensed engineer, the divorced father of children born in 1985, 1986, and 1991, was ordered in 2002 to pay weekly child support of $1,406 per week plus $300 per week toward past medical...

United States v. Torres-Rosario
Date: September 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1155

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers executed a search warrant at defendant's residence and found a loaded firearm, defendant's identification, five bags of heroin, a bag of cocaine, $500 in cash, a razor blade, and empty baggies. In custody, he w...

Barrepski, et al v. Capital One Bank, et al
Date: September 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2249

United States v. Hersom
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1555

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a guilty plea to arson of a building owned by an organization receiving federal financial assistance, 18 U.S.C. 844(f). After a prior appeal led to remand for resentencing, defendant appealed the distri...

Velazquez-Ortiz v. Vilsack
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1787

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an employee of the USDA since 1977, claimed discrimination based on age and gender and retaliation for having complained about discrimination in the past. The district court entered summary judgment against he...

Portugues-Santana v. Rekomdiv Int'l, Inc.,
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2018

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff wished to open a franchise in Puerto Rico and sought assistance from defendants, who asserted that it was a "done deal" and accepted a $400,000 retainer, a $100,000 business brokers' fee, and another $125,000 b...

Zimmermann v. Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2174

Justia Opinion Summary: A class action was brought against companies engaged in credit repair and debt consolidation, alleging a scheme to defraud debtors in violation of the federal Credit Repair Organizations Act, 15 U.S.C. 1679, and the Mas...

Zimmermann, et al v. BDO Seidman, LLP, et al
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2275

US v. Luna
Date: September 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2263

Haley v. City of Boston
Date: September 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2064

Justia Opinion Summary: After discovery of previously-undisclosed evidence, plaintiff's murder conviction was vacated and he was released after more than 30 years in prison. His suit for damages, against the city and detectives, was dismissed....

The Capability Group, Inc. v. American Express Travel
Date: September 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1305

The Capability Group, Inc. v. American Express Travel
Date: September 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2432

Gonzalez-Droz v. Gonzalez-Colon
Date: September 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1881

Justia Opinion Summary: Until 2005, when the Puerto Rico Board of Medical Examiners promulgated a first-in-the-nation regulation that limited the practice of cosmetic medicine to particular classes of medical specialists, all licensed physician...

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al v. Tenenbaum
Date: September 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1883

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al v. Joel Tenenbaum
Date: September 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1947

United Statesl v. Tenenbaum
Date: September 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2052

Justia Opinion Summary: Recording companies sought statutory damages and injunctive relief under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 101, claiming willful infringement of copyrights of music recordings by using file-sharing software to download and d...

Coscia v. Town Of Pembroke
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1714

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court declined to enter judgment on on the pleadings, in favor of defendants, in a case under 42 U.S.C. 1983. The complaint alleged that defendants failed to provide medical services to an inmate, who had th...

Airframe Systems, Inc. v. Raytheon Company, et al
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2001

Airframe Sys., Inc. v. L-3 Commc'n Corp.
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1169

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1979, plaintiff began developing proprietary aircraft maintenance tracking software; it has continually modified the source code for the software. Source code is the original version of a computer program that is writ...

Airframe Systems, Inc. v. L-3 Communication
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 11-2034

PowerComm, LLC v. Holyoke Gas & Electric, et al
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2327

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a small, family-owned firm, with Puerto Rican owners, does construction and related work on electrical utility lines, and had contracts with defendant. Plaintiff's employee was severely electrocuted and burned...

United States v. Garcia-Ortiz
Date: September 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2325

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000 defendant and others robbed a warehouse. In an ensuing gunfight, one robber was killed and defendant was wounded. Defendant was convicted of Hobbs Act robbery, 18 U.S.C. 1951(a); aiding and abetting unlawful carr...

OfficeMax, Inc. v. Levesque
Date: September 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2423

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, when their company (LS&H) was bought out, defendants signed confidentiality and non-competition agreements for a term of "12 months after termination of my employment with LS&H;" each was paid $2,500 for signing...

The Capability Group, Inc. v. American Express Travel
Date: September 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1305

Capability Grp., Inc. v. Am. Express Travel Related Svcs. Co., Inc.
Date: September 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2432

Justia Opinion Summary: A company that provides employee training filed suit against a client, claiming breach of contract based both on alleged failure to pay a gain sharing fee and breach of confidentiality provisions.It sought an accounting...

Fryer v. A.S.A.P. Fire & Safety Corp., Inc.
Date: September 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2047

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a sales representative for the company and member of the National Guard was deployed to Iraq. When he returned, the company told him there were no positions available. The company eventually offered, and plain...

Fryer v. A.S.A.P. Fire and Safety Corpo, et al
Date: September 9, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1021

Mendes v. Brady
Date: September 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2021

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was prosecuted and convicted 13 years after the murder of his wife. The evidence suggested that the motive was to obtain control of a small inheritance for drugs and prostitutes. The highest court of Massachus...

US v. Mubayyid
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1846

US v. Al-Monla
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2102

US v. Muntasser
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1985

United States v. Muntasser
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1986

Justia Opinion Summary: Three defendants were charged with conspiring to defraud the U.S. by obstructing the functions of the IRS, endeavoring to obstruct administration of the Internal Revenue laws, filing false tax returns, making false state...

US v. Mubayyid
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2103

US v. Muntasser
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1094

Wright v. Marshall
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2665

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of a 1984 Massachusetts murder, exhausted state appeals. After hearing new evidence that, according to a witness, another man had made self-incriminating about the murder, the district court denied...

Sterling Merch., Inc. v. Nestle SA
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1925

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff alleged antitrust violations of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 12-27, and Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1-7, and violations of Puerto Rico law based on defendants' merger and later activities. Plaintiff has been a compet...

US v. Butler-Acevedo
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2623

United States v. Butler-Acevedo
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2624

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000 defendant entered a plea of guilty to two drug-related conspiracies and the court imposed concurrent 10-year sentences, followed by five years of supervised release. Approximately 14 months after his release, the...

Coffill v. Coffill
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1976

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who signed documents presented by her husband without reading them, sought damages and to rescind two mortgages ostensibly encumbering titles to her residence in Massachusetts and a retreat in Maine. Her husba...

In re American Cartage, Inc.
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2284

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor, a waste disposal firm, borrowed from FFC, giving FFC a security interest before filing a Chapter 11 petition in 2003. In 2005 a trustee, appointed to run the business, moved to convert to a Chapter 7 proceeding a...

US v. D'Andrea
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2455

US v. Jordan
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1018

US v. Shields
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1330

Delia v. Verizon Communications, Inc., et al
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2667

Tuli v. Brigham & Women's Hosp.
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2026

Justia Opinion Summary: A neurosurgeon sued her employer, a hospital, and her former supervisor, Day, alleging gender discrimination by disparate treatment and hostile environment; retaliation; violation of the Massachusetts Health Care Whistle...

Tuli v. Day
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1603

Tuli v. Brigham & Women's Hospital, In, et al
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1597

Tuli v. Brigham & Women's Hospital, In, et al
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1731

Curet-Velazquez v. ACEMLA De Puerto Rico, Inc.
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1587

Justia Opinion Summary: The heirs of a composer, who died in 2003, sued a music publisher and a performance rights society, with which the composer had contracted in 1995 with respect to four songs. The defendants failed to supply royalty repor...

Hatch v. Trail King Indus., Inc.
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2153

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, left paralyzed from the chest down after an accident at work, sued the company that built a specialized trailer for his employer. A jury rejected negligence and implied warranty of merchantability claims. The...

Nolan v. CN8
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2239

Justia Opinion Summary: A regional television personality was discharged from his employment with Comcast Network after he publicly protested the selection of political commentator Bill O'Reilly for a prestigious broadcasting award. He filed a...

Perez-Cordero v. Wal-Mart PR, Inc.
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2317

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, hired in 1998, filed suit alleging sexual harassment (42 U.S.C. 2000e and the Puerto Rico Anti-Discrimination Act, P.R. Laws tit. 29, 146) by his supervisor in 2001. The case languished for several years befor...

Donald v. Spencer
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1304

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 1999, a Massachusetts jury convicted petitioner of rape, kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and carjacking. After unsuccessful attempts at post-trial relief in state court, he filed an unsu...

Martinez-Burgos v. Guayama Corp.
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1372

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff worked for a temporary staffing agency and, on assignment to a pharmaceutical company, was cited and reprimanded for noncompliance with company rules several times. When she applied for a permanent position wit...

Glik v. Cunniffe
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1764

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was arrested for using his cell phone camera to film police officers arresting a man on the Boston Common. Charges included violation of the Massachusetts wiretap statute and two other state-law offenses, were...

EMC Corp v. Arturi
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1001

Justia Opinion Summary: The company sought a preliminary injunction against a former employee to prohibit violation of his employment agreement by competition with the company, solicitation of its customers and remaining employees, and use of...

US v. Ruiz-Gonzalez
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2622

US v. Gaston-Santiago
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1554

US v. Alindato-Perez
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1201

US v. Hernandez-Natal
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1270

US v. Moll-Melendez
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1355

US v. Vazquez-Vega
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1400

US v. Ramirez-Negron
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1524

US v. Lopez-Barral
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1525

US v. Colondres-Ramo
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1551

US v. Velazquez-Maldonado
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1552

US v. Moreno-Almodovar
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1553

US v. Cirino-Navarro
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1716

US v. Echevarria-Gonzalez
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1676

US v. Rivera-Rivera
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1817

US v. Rivera-Quinone
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2027

US v. Torres-Maldonado
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2122

US v. Quinones-Rivera
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2189

US v. Castillo-Torre
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2448

US v. Alvarado-Merced
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1388

Delia v. Verizon Comms., Inc.
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2667

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court entered summary judgment in favor of defendants on claims of sexual harassment, in violation of Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151(B) and Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-2; retaliation, in violation of Title VII, viol...

United States v. De Jesus-Viera
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1365

Justia Opinion Summary: Customs and Border Patrol officers seized more than two kilograms of heroin and 96 kilograms of cocaine from defendant's vehicle during a border search conducted upon his return to Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic...

Santiago v. Commonwealth of PR
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1449

Justia Opinion Summary: A six-year-old boy, with profound hearing impairment, was furnished with transportation to and from school as part of his individualized education program. The school district contracts with a private company for bus ser...

Dickow v. US, et al
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2151

Doe v. Newburyport MA Public Sch.
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1241

Justia Opinion Summary: The family owned property and lived in Newburyport, but enrolled their son in school in Stamford, Connecticut during the 2008-2009 school year. His mother rented an apartment in Connecticut and on weekends returned to a...

Doe, et al v. Newburyport MA Public School
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1251

Soto-Torres v. Fraticelli
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1619

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, federal agents executed a search warrant on the residence of a fugitive felon, thought to be dangerous. That house was near the property of plaintiff's parents. The complaint alleges that unnamed agents assaulte...

United States v. Vargas-Davila
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1907

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute narcotics, (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 846), the district court sentenced him to 84 months in prison and four years of supervised release. Less than halfway through super...

Dickow v. United States
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2151

Justia Opinion Summary: The executor paid estate taxes in October, 2003, and filed the estate tax return in September, 2004, but the IRS denied a second extension request and he did not file an amended return and refund request for overpaid es...

Roman-Oliveras v. PR Elec. Power Auth.
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1503

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff worked for the authority for 22 years while receiving treatment for schizophrenia, a condition diagnosed more than 30 years earlier. He received excellent evaluations. He claims that, beginning in 2005, his sup...

United States v. Santiago-Miranda
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2276

Justia Opinion Summary: After pleading guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute significant amounts of cocaine, crack, and marijuana, defendant moved to withdraw his plea as involuntary due to his excessive consumption of presc...

US v. Irizarry-Corchado
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1888

Commonwealth of MA v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1629

State of NY v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1630

State of IL v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1633

State of CA v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1634

State of GA, et al v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1635

State of IN v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1636

State of California, et al v. Amgen, Inc, et al
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1954

State of Georgia, et al v. Amgen, Inc, et al
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1955

Vazquez-Rijos v. Anhang
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1928

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005 husband and wife were attacked outside a restaurant; husband died, wife was seriously injured. Six months after the attack, wife sued husband's parents, seeking part of husband's large estate. Wife was indicted u...

Kindelan v. Disability Management, et al
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1620

Kaplan v. First Hartford Corp., et al
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2477

United States v. Dellosantos
Date: August 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2135

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants and 16 others were charged with distribution and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances including 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and marijuana (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 846) and aiding and abetting. Defend...

US v. Szpyt
Date: August 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2670

Adelson v. Hananel
Date: August 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2231

US v. Berk
Date: August 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2472

Dehonzai v. Holder, Jr.
Date: August 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2071

MS Pub.Emps. Ret. Sys. v. Boston Scientific Corp.
Date: August 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1663

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System filed a class action, claiming that senior management of a publicly traded manufacturer of medical devices in which it invested, withheld material information and made...

United States v. Luna
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2263

Justia Opinion Summary: After opening fire on officers attempting to arrest him, defendant was charged as a felon in possession of ammunition (18 U.S.C. 922 (g)); assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding, intimidating, and interfering with a d...

United States v. Shields
Date: August 11, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1330

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant has a long history as a victim and as a perpetrator of sexual abuse and was convicted in 2002, for possession of child pornography. In 2006, a day before his scheduled release from custody, the Bureau of Prison...

Precetaj v. Holder
Date: August 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1109

Justia Opinion Summary: Husband entered the U.S. in 2002, using a false Italian passport and wife entered on a temporary tourist visa that subsequently expired. Both are citizens of Albania. In 2003, husband applied for asylum and withholding o...

National Organization For Marr v. McKee
Date: August 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2000

Nat'l Org. For Marriage v. Adam
Date: August 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2049

Justia Opinion Summary: National Organization for Marriage challenged the constitutionality of Maine election laws (Me.Rev.Stat. title 21A sec. 1052) as overbroad under the First Amendment and so vague in its terms, particularly with respect to...

National Organization For Marr, et al v. Walter McKee, et al
Date: August 11, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1196

Nat'l Org. For Marriag v. Daluz
Date: August 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2304

Justia Opinion Summary: National Organization for Marriage challenged the constitutionality of Rhode Island election laws as overbroad under the First Amendment and so vague in its terms as to violate due process. The laws govern registration o...

Contour Design Inc. v. Chance Mold Steel Co.,Ltd.
Date: August 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2415

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff designs, manufactures, and sells computer mice and, in 1995, contracted with defendant to manufacture the products in bulk. The agreement identifies the "Product" as inventions, designs, methods and related inf...

Igartua, et al v. US, et al
Date: August 4, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2186

Gonzalez v. Holder
Date: August 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1120

US v. Molignaro
Date: August 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1320

Frappier v. Countrywide Home Loan
Date: August 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2193

Spooner v. EEN, INC., et al
Date: August 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2393

United States v. Chaney
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1835

Justia Opinion Summary: During a raid of a motel room in which he was a guest, defendant was place on the floor and handcuffed in the wake of his host's arrest on drug charges. Defendant consented to a search of his pants pocket to locate ident...

US v. Chaney
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1736

United States v. Berk
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2472

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual conduct, 18 U.S.C.§ 2422(b), entered a plea of guilty to a charge of possession of child pornography, and was sentenced to 200 mon...

Wright-Ryan Constr., Inc., v. AIG Commercial Ins. Co.
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1096

Justia Opinion Summary: The claim arose from an accident at a construction site. The company was insured under its own commercial general liability policy, issued by Acadia, and as an additional insured on a subcontractor's policy, issued by AI...

Haggins v. Verizon New England Inc.
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2196

Justia Opinion Summary: The company began requiring its field technicians to carry company-issued cell phones during work. The phones contain a GPS, which allows the company to monitor the locations of the technicians, who are represented by a...

US v. Rodriguez-Morales
Date: July 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1021

United States v. Rodriguez-Morales
Date: July 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1022

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, charged with selling 86 social security cards and birth certificates to undercover agents, entered a plea of guilty on one count of aggravated identity theft, based on an agreement whereby the prosecution agre...

Recovery Group, Inc. v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue Ser.
Date: July 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1886

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002 one of the company's founders informed the company that he wanted the company to buy out his 23 percent stock ownership interest. The company agreed to pay $255,908 plus $400,000, the equivalent of one year's sal...

US v. Rosario-Colon
Date: July 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1858

US v. Herrera
Date: July 25, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1003

Queens Syndicate Co. v. Herman
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1397

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court entered an order to enforce a settlement agreement against a partner, which the partner signed after mediation of several lawsuits concerning six family-run real estate partnerships. The partner had fi...

Commonwealth of MA v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1629

State of NY v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1630

State of IL v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1633

State of CA v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1634

State of GA, et al v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1635

State of IN v. Amgen, Inc., et al
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1636

State of California, et al v. Amgen, Inc, et al
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1954

State of Georgia, et al v. Amgen, Inc, et al
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1955

Evans v. Gerry
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2133

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, a jury convicted defendant of reckless second-degree murder, five counts of second-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, and simple assault in connection with the death of his girlfriend's 21-month...

Cahoon v. Shelton
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2134

Justia Opinion Summary: The city and stopped paying full reimbursement of certain medical expenses for former firefighters and police officers who had retired on disability pensions. The retirees alleged that the decision violated state statute...

Irizarry-Mora v. Univ. of P.R.
Date: July 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2314

Justia Opinion Summary: A Ph.D., in his late 40s, twice applied for an assistant professorship at University of Puerto Rico. A 30-year-old was ultimately hired. The district court dismissed an age discrimination action (29 U.S.C. 623(a),(d)) on...

Valle-Arce v. Puerto Rico Ports Authority
Date: July 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1102

Fairest-Knight v. Marine World Distrib., Inc
Date: July 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1409

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, defendant had the used boat inspected. Although he could not test the engine, a certified marine surveyor concluded that the boat was good for cruising around Puerto Rico and coastal waters. Plaintiff, a first-t...

Pruell, et al v. Caritas Christi, et al
Date: July 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2262

Kuperman v. Wrenn
Date: July 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2083

Justia Opinion Summary: Alleging violations of the First Amendment, Equal Protection (42 U.S.C. 1983), and Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000cc, an Orthodox Jewish former inmate at the New Hampshire State Priso...

Pruell v. Caritas Christi
Date: July 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2262

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a putative class action against a hospital network and senior executives, claiming to represent more than 12,000 employees deprived of compensation for work performed during their meal break, for work pe...

Adelson v. Hananel
Date: July 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2231

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a resident of Nevada, negotiated an oral contract with defendant, a citizen and resident of Israel. Defendant worked for one of plaintiff's companies, a Delaware corporation with offices in Massachusetts and I...

Peckler v. Citigroup Global Mkts., Inc.
Date: July 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1124

Justia Opinion Summary: Former employees of defendants participated in the Capital Accumulation Plan, under which they received portions of their earned commissions in the form of Citigroup stock, received at a 25% discount and on a tax-deferre...

Safeguarding the Historic Hanscom Area's Irreplacable Resources, Inc. v. Fed. Aviation Admin.
Date: July 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1972

Justia Opinion Summary: The FAA issued permits for modernization of the mixed-use Hanscom airport near the historic towns of Lexington and Concord. Opponents raised challenges under the Department of Transportation Act, 49 U.S.C. 303(c), the Na...

US v. Newell
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1590

United States v. Parisi
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1614

Justia Opinion Summary: The former governor and former financial director of the Tribe were convicted for conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. 371), and of violations of 18 U.S.C. 287, 666 and 669, involving misuse of federal gran...

United States v. Morales-Sanabria
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2298

Justia Opinion Summary: A commercial fisherman was convicted on multiple drug trafficking counts and sentenced to 50 years' imprisonment based on three shipments of drugs, two of cocaine and a third of cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy, by boat from...

Berkshire Medical Center, Inc. v. U.W. Marx, Inc., et al
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1841

Mendez-Aponte v. Commonwealth of P.R.
Date: July 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2534

Justia Opinion Summary: The former (2001-2006) Assistant Secretary of State for Protocol Affairs at the Puerto Rico State Department sued the Secretary of State under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the official fired him due to his political aff...

Valle-Arce v. P.R. Ports Auth.
Date: July 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1102

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff claimed that her employer since 1990, the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12101, when it failed to provide her with reasonable accommodations (flexible sched...

US v. Holme
Date: July 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1448

Berkshire Med. Ctr., Inc. v. U.W. Marx, Inc.
Date: July 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: The hospital engaged a contractor for renovations and expansion. Before occupancy the hospital noted problems with the flooring in operating rooms; the contractor completed some repairs. After the project was complete, n...

Frappier v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.
Date: July 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2193

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff obtained a mortgage in 1999 and refinanced four times over six years, each time pulling out more equity. The last refinancing and a mortgage obtained for a new house, (the first house was for sale), were based...

United States v. Carrero-Hernandez
Date: July 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1252

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was sentenced to 360 months in prison and five years supervised release following conviction for involvement in a scheme to import large quantities of cocaine into Puerto Rico. The First Circuit affirmed. Altho...

United States v. Molignaro
Date: July 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1320

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, defendant pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to six months in prison and 36 months of supervised release, subject to conditions. In 2008, the district court tightened the conditi...

South Shore Imported Cars, Inc v. Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Date: July 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1488

Spooner v. EEN, INC.
Date: July 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2393

Justia Opinion Summary: In a suit under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 106, described by the court as the equivalent of hand-to-hand combat, the plaintiff settled with some defendants for $30,000. After trial plaintiff obtained injunctive relief...

United States v. Melendez-Santiago
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2394

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, an addict with no prior criminal history, was one of 12 indicted co-conspirators convicted of conspiracy to import five or more kilograms of cocaine and one or more kilograms of heroin, as well as actual impor...

United States v. Fernandez-Hernandez
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1285

Justia Opinion Summary: Three defendants were convicted of conspiracy and drug charges (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 846, 860) stemming from a drug distribution operation in a public housing project and two were convicted of gun charges (21 U.S.C. 841(...

US v. Rosario-Otero
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1287

US v. Gonzalez-Mendez
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1299

Ramos-Ramos v. US
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2038

ANIMA S.G.R.p.A., et al v. Gozani, et al
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1048

ANIMA S.G.R.p.A., et al v. Gozani, et al
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1048

Robidoux v. O'Brien
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1239

Sivo v. Wall
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1836

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of first-degree child abuse in Rhode Island state court, was denied habeas corpus by the district court. Petitioner was watching his girlfriend's two-and-one-half-year-old child when the child becam...

Verizon New England, Inc. v. Int'l Bhd. of Elec.Workers
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2092

Justia Opinion Summary: The company claimed that the union violated a collective bargaining agreement no-strike clause on four occasions in 2008 and 2009 as part of a pattern of behavior undercutting the arbitral process. Specifically, the com...

United States v. Salley, III
Date: June 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1720

Justia Opinion Summary: A Maine jury found defendant guilty of possession of a firearm following a conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9). The First Circuit affirmed, rejecting a claim of prosecutorial m...

Diaz-Bigio v. Santini
Date: June 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2575

Justia Opinion Summary: A medical social worker at the Health Department of San Juan sued the municipality and officials under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that they fired her in retaliation for statements she made on matters of public concern in v...

Leavitt v. Correctional Medical Services, Inc.
Date: June 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1432

Justia Opinion Summary: An inmate of the Maine corrections system, sought a civil rights remedy (42 U.S.C. 1983) for alleged denial of adequate medical care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by healthcare professionals at a jail and the st...

Hernandez-Miranda v. Empresas Diaz Masso, Inc.
Date: June 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1639

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury awarded plaintiff $300,000 in damages in a Title VII suit alleging intentional discrimination by her former employer. Plaintiff had testified that during her employment as a construction worker, she was forced to...

Robidoux v. O'Brien
Date: June 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1239

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted, in Massachusetts state court, of murdering his 11-month-old son and is serving a life sentence. The child's death was attributed to malnutrition; the family followed strict religious dietary res...

US v. Nunez-Polanco
Date: June 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1323

US v. Nunez-Polanco
Date: June 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1324

US v. Fulcher
Date: June 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1674

Lamex Foods, Inc. v. Audeliz Lebron, Corp.
Date: June 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1677

Justia Opinion Summary: ALC filed suit against Lamex in commonwealth court under Puerto Rico's Dealers' Contract Act (Law 75), which prohibits a principal from terminating a business relationship with a dealer without just cause. Before service...

House of Flavors, Inc. v. TFG-Michigan, L.P.
Date: June 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2086

Grassia v. Piers, et al
Date: June 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2046

Gemini Investors Inc. v. Ameripark, Inc.
Date: June 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1312

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant is a valet parking business and executed a letter of intent to buy a competing company for $16 millions. An outline of a financing agreement under negotiation with a private equity group contained exclusivity a...

In re: Bank of New England Corp.
Date: June 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1456

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a remand from the First Circuit, the bankruptcy court approved the Chapter 7 trustee's decision to give priority to holders of senior unsecured debt with respect to principal and pre-petition interest. The prio...

House of Flavors, Inc. v. TFG-Michigan, L.P.
Date: June 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2086

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff financed an ice cream hardening system. The lender held title and leased the equipment to plaintiff, but refused to set an end-of-lease purchase price. The final agreement did not refer to an estimate in a side...

US v. McGhee
Date: June 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1322

United States v. McGhee
Date: June 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1737

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of drug crimes committed and determined to be a career offender under U.S.S.G. 4B1.1, based in part on a state youthful offender adjudication. The Third Circuit affirmed in 2010. On rehearing, the...

Nat'l Labor Relations Bd. v. Northeastern Land Servs., Ltd.
Date: June 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2156

Justia Opinion Summary: The employee of a firm that provides temporary workers signed a confidentiality agreement. After disputes about delays in compensation and reimbursement, he approached the employer's client (for whom he had been working)...

San Geronimo Caribe Project, Inc. v. Acevedo Vila
Date: June 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2566

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000 the planning board approved a development and the developer began purchasing land. In 2002, the Department of Justice issued an opinion that the land could be sold without legislative action, although it was gain...

Ocasio-Hernandez, et al v. Fortuno-Burset, et al
Date: June 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2207

L.S. Starrett Co. v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n
Date: June 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1470

Justia Opinion Summary: After a generator failed, plaintiff ordered a replacement, believing that no permit was required for changes to its hydroelectric power facility, which is located on plaintiff's property on a non-navigable Massachusetts...

O'Neil, et al v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc., et al
Date: June 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2139

TMTV, Corp. v. MASS Productions MASS, Product, et al
Date: June 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1439

TMTV Corp. v. Mass Prod., Inc.
Date: June 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1956

Justia Opinion Summary: The star of a television show left his position with the plaintiff television station for a different television station, where he worked on a television show with the same characters and setting as a show he had worked...

US v. Vazquez-Castro
Date: June 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2109

Hannon v. Beard
Date: June 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1792

LBM Financial, LLC v. Shamus Holdings, LLC
Date: June 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2216

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003 the owner executed a second mortgage with a stated term of four months, in favor of defendant to secure performance of a guaranty. The owner later executed a separate mortgage and defaulted. The lender foreclosed...

United States v. Crespo-Rios
Date: June 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2252

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant had sexually explicit online conversations with an officer posing as a 12-year old girl. Agents obtained a warrant to search his residence for evidence of violation of 18 U.S.C. 1470 (transfer of obscene ma...

Hannon v. Beard
Date: June 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1792

Justia Opinion Summary: The inmate, convicted in 1978 of murder, gained a reputation as a "jail house lawyer" while serving his life sentence and acquired a number of "separations," a term used to indicate a conflict counseling against assignme...

United States v. Witham
Date: June 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1814

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, part of a conspiracy that stole and re-sold computer parts and memory, pled guilty and was sentenced to 33 months in prison plus 36 months of supervised release and ordered to pay to the victim, jointly an...

US v. Thompson
Date: June 3, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1946

US v. Rios-Hernandez
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2545

United States v. Rios-Hernandez
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2546

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant entered a plea of guilty to charges of taking a motor vehicle, by force and with intent to cause death or serious bodily harm, (18 U.S.C. 2119) in exchange for an agreement that the prosecutor recommend sen...

Mlodzinski v. Lewis
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1966

Justia Opinion Summary: Police obtained warrants, believing that the suspect had beaten a victim with a nightstick, went to the apartment before dawn, broke down the door, and promptly removed the suspect. The suspect's 15-year-old sister claim...

Mlodzinski, et al v. Cormier, et al
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1967

Brown v. Blackstone Medical, Inc
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1505

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought action under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729, claiming that the company used a kickback scheme and knowingly caused submission of false Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE claims by hospitals and docto...

Industrial Communications and, et al v. Slade
Date: May 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1738

United States v. Douglas
Date: May 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2341

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, defendant engaged in sales of cocaine base to an undercover agent in Maine. In January 2010 he entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams...

United States v. McGregor
Date: May 27, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2650

Justia Opinion Summary: After gang-member shooting victims were taken to the hospital, police officers watching the emergency room entrance, observed the defendant and another known gang member leaving. They followed and pulled over the speedin...

Laboy v. Doral Mortgage Corp.
Date: May 27, 2011
Docket Number: 09-9022

Justia Opinion Summary: While the recording of the deed to mortgaged property was in "limbo" because of a defect, the borrowers declared bankruptcy, resulting in a stay under 11 U.S.C. 362. The lender nonetheless presented a corrected deed for...

Voice of the Arab World, Inc. v. MDTV Medical News Now, Inc.
Date: May 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1396

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties agree that defendant has used the mark continuously since 1998, Plaintiff claims, and defendant disputes, use since 1989. The defendant applied for registration of the mark in 1998 and the USPTO issued regist...

Nunez-Colon v. Toledo-Davila
Date: May 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1784

Justia Opinion Summary: After a drug search, plaintiff, a 12-year veteran of the police force, notified his supervisor that he had $600 that had been found in the house. He followed instructions and returned the money to its owner. He was suspe...

United States v. Bryant
Date: May 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2500

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with sales of crack cocaine in 2006. The pre-sentence report classified him as a career offender and he was sentenced to 90 months incarceration. The Third Circuit held that a 1997 Massachusetts con...

United States v. Commonwealth of P.R.
Date: May 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1758

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994 the federal government filed suit to remedy conditions in Puerto Rican juvenile detention facilities. The court approved a settlement in 1997. A 2007 order terminated some conditions and modified and retained oth...

International Floor Crafts, In v. Dziemit, et al
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1555

International Floor Crafts v. Dziemit, et al
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1556

International Floor Crafts v. Dziemit, et al
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2349

Crispin-Taveras v. Municipality of Carolina, et al
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2625

Crispin-Taveras v. Peraza-Delgado
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2626

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff, a U.S. Marine, claims that he was injured by police who were ejecting a fan during a baseball game. Criminal charges brought against the plaintiff for his involvement in the incident were dismissed and he...

Aponte-Rivera v. DHL Solutions (USA), Inc.
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1655

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued her former employer for gender-based discrimination and hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, and Puerto Rico law. A jury awarded damages for...

United States v. Stevens
Date: May 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2024

Justia Opinion Summary: Upon release from incarceration, the defendant was notified of the requirement that he register as a sex offender. Although he initially complied, he was twice convicted of failure to register under Rhode Island law. In...

Dehonzai v. Holder
Date: May 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2071

Justia Opinion Summary: The petitioner entered the United States without authorization from the Ivory Coast in 2000, leaving his family behind. His application for asylum, based on two incidents of arrest and detention, was denied, and he was d...

Ramos v. Flynn
Date: May 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2179

Justia Opinion Summary: The doctor administered a standard withdrawal protocol for the plaintiff, a heroin addict, while he was in pre-trial detention. The district court rejected plaintiff's claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983, based on his suffering...

Downing/Salt Pond Partners, L.P. v. RI and Providence Plantations
Date: May 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1484

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a permit issued by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), the developer built 26 of 79 planned homes and installed infrastructure between 1992 and 2007. The Rhode Island Historic Preser...

Lopera, et al v. Town of Coventry, et al
Date: May 20, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2386

DiFiore v. American Airlines, Inc.
Date: May 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1108

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005 American Airlines began charging passengers a fee of $2 for each bag checked with porters providing curbside service (skycaps) at Logan Airport. Gratuities fell significantly, despite the posting of signs intende...

DiFiore, et al v. American Airlines, Inc., et al
Date: May 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1167

DiFiore, et al v. American Airlines, Inc.
Date: May 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1264

Battista v. Clarke
Date: May 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1965

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1983 defendant was convicted of rape of a child, robbery, and kidnapping. After release from prison, he was involuntarily committed in 2003 in a civil proceeding, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 123A, 14, to the Massachusetts Tre...

Coningford v. State of RI
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2219

Justia Opinion Summary: In the defendant's trial for second-degree child molestation, the state trial court admitted evidence that the defendant had molested two other young men. The court found that the prior bad acts were sufficiently similar...

Indus. Commc'n v. Slade
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1738

Justia Opinion Summary: Three providers of wireless service filed suit under the Telecommunications Act, 47 U.S.C. 332(c), after the town denied one provider a variance for a telecommunications tower. The suit is still pending, but the town ent...

United States v. Reynolds
Date: May 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2504

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of knowingly possessing firearms after having been committed to a mental institution (18 U.S.C. 922(g)) and knowingly possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number (18 U.S.C. 922(k)), was se...

US, et al v. Coalition For Buzzards Bay, et al
Date: May 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1664

United States v. Coal. for Buzzards Bay
Date: May 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1668

Justia Opinion Summary: After a 2003 oil spill, Massachusetts enacted an Oil Spill Prevention Act (MOSPA), which the federal government challenged as preempted by the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 1221-1232 and parts of 46 U.S.C.) a...

US v. Meises
Date: May 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2235

United States v. Reyes-Guerrero
Date: May 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2239

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendants, arrested in a reverse sting operation after they drove to a sham drug deal in a vehicle containing $100,000 in cash, were each convicted of a single drug conspiracy count. The First Circuit vacated and re...

Cynosure, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co.
Date: May 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1119

Justia Opinion Summary: The company is being sued for sending commercial fax messages without consent from the recipients in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. 227(b). Its insurers deny that coverage for "making known...

Pheng v. Holder
Date: May 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1627

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, the petitioner attempted to enter the United States on a false passport, refused to reveal her true identity, and stated that she had no fear of returning to Cambodia. In 2002 she entered on a six-month visitor...

US v. Massaro
Date: May 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1015

US v. McKeen
Date: May 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1747

US v. Pickering
Date: May 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1912

US v. D'Andrea
Date: May 10, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2455

United States v. D'Andrea
Date: May 10, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1018

Justia Opinion Summary: After a tip led them to a website containing the male defendant's phone number and pornographic pictures of the female defendant's eight-year-old daughter, the police obtained a warrant and searched the woman's home. The...

US v. Goncalve
Date: May 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1367

United States v. Carlson
Date: May 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1370

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was convicted under the Child Support Recovery Act, 18 U.S.C. 228. The First Circuit upheld a jury instruction that he could be found guilty if the jury concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that he was able...

United States v. Adam
Date: May 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1588

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant pled guilty to being a felon-in-possession, (18 U.S.C. 922), and was sentenced on April 14, 2010, to 110 months imprisonment. On April 7, 2010, the U.S. Sentencing Commission had voted to eliminate the use...

Soto-Fonalledas v. Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel Spa & Casino
Date: May 4, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1638

Justia Opinion Summary: The employee claimed sex and disability discrimination and retaliation in violation of 42 U.S.C. 2000e. The district court granted the employer's motion to compel arbitration. The First Circuit affirmed. The company esta...

United States v. Booker
Date: May 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1810

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were convicted under 18 U.S.C. 922(g), a law that prohibits individuals convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" from possessing, shipping, or receiving firearms, based on prior misdemeanor offe...

Brait Builders Corporation v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Date: May 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2502

Justia Opinion Summary: The contractor first obtained a certificate required to bid on public construction projects in 1994. In 2008, after the company was declared the lowest bidder on a school project, the state agency received information th...

United States v. Matthews
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2258

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was convicted as a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court applied an armed career criminal (ACCA) enhancement based on three prior convictions, including a conviction as a juvenile, to arrive...

US v. Matthews
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2261

Gaskins v. Duval
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2322

United States v. Pol-Flores
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1230

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant referred two investors to a friend who invested their money in a company of which the defendant and his friend were directors. They were defrauded of their entire $290,000 investment. The defendant received...

United States v. Goncalve
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1367

Justia Opinion Summary: After receiving information from an informant, conducting a controlled drug buy, and surveillance of the defendant, officers obtained warrants to search a house, an apartment, and the defendant's person. The defendant sp...

Unite Here Local 217 v. Sage Hospitality Resources
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1667

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003 the hotel and the union entered into an agreement in anticipation of renovation of a dilapidated structure into the Renaissance Providence Hotel. The agreement allowed the union to organize hotel employees and se...

Diaz Ruano v. Holder
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1876

Berrios-Romero v. Estado Libre Asociado de PR
Date: April 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1442

Justia Opinion Summary: The inmate, convicted of second-degree murder in 1993 and violation of a domestic relations restraining order in 2010, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, based on a decision that he was ineligible for a pre-parole communit...

Santiago-Sepulveda v. Esso Std. Oil Co., Inc.
Date: April 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2312

Justia Opinion Summary: Franchisees, operating gas stations in Puerto Rico, alleged violations of the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA), 15 U.S.C. 2801, based on the Esso's plan to leave the market and terminate their contracts. Esso sol...

Fonseca-Marrero, et al v. Esso Standard Oil Company
Date: April 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2313

Gierbolini, et al v. Esso Standard Oil Company, et al
Date: April 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2330

Likely v. Ruane
Date: April 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1262

Justia Opinion Summary: After Massachusetts rejected the petitioner's appeals from his conviction on charges relating to distribution of cocaine, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, holding that chemical analysts were...

Guzman-Rivera v. Lucena-Zabala
Date: April 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2175

Justia Opinion Summary: The Puerto Rico Examining Board of Accountants required a CPA to submit to involuntary practice review and denied a requested postponement. The CPA failed to appear at a hearing. The Board did not respond to a request to...

Int'l Floor Crafts, Inc. v. Dziemit
Date: April 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1555

Justia Opinion Summary: The company filed civil claims under Massachusetts state laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. 1961 after discovering a scheme under which its employees and outsiders duped it...

International Floor Crafts v. Dziemit, et al
Date: April 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1556

International Floor Crafts v. Dziemit, et al
Date: April 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2349

Gaskins v. Duval
Date: April 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2322

Fuller v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust
Date: April 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1642

Justia Opinion Summary: Homeowners fell behind on their mortgage and the bank initiated foreclosure. The homeowners filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The judge denied their motion for rescission of the mortgage and for damages, based on noncomplia...

Thunberg v. Wallick
Date: April 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1705

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009 the bankruptcy court revoked a 2000 Chapter 7 discharge, finding fraud with respect to a 1997 divorce settlement. The district court and First Circuit affirmed. While the debtor "largely avoided explicit false st...

Latin Am. Music Co. v. Am. Soc'y of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Date: April 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1780

Justia Opinion Summary: After successfully defending an appeal from a verdict that it had not infringed a song copyright, ASCAP obtained an award of about $62,000 in attorney fees. The First Circuit affirmed. The song copyright was timely regis...

Foote v. Town of Bedford
Date: April 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2094

Justia Opinion Summary: After the plaintiff publicly criticized town council policies, the council denied him reappointment to an unpaid advisory commission concerned with recreational facilities. The district court rejected his 42 U.S.C. 1983...

D&H Therapy Assocs., LLC v. Boston Mut. Life Ins.
Date: April 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1423

Justia Opinion Summary: The company purchased a disability benefits plan, regulated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. A part-owner and employee of the company received benefits for about four years before the insurer terminated be...

D&H Therapy Associates, LLC v. Boston Mutual Life Insurance
Date: April 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1494

Hunt v. Golden Rule Ins. Co.
Date: April 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2065

Justia Opinion Summary: The insured was treated as an outpatient for "mental or nervous disorder" in 2005-2007, allegedly incurring expenses of more than $125,000. In 2006 the company informed her that it had already paid $8,506 and would pay o...

Barros-Villahermosa v. United States
Date: April 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2614

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff, employed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, was observed taking a security pass from a car. He shredded the pass, without reporting to his superiors. The Puerto Rico Police Department arrested, charged, an...

US v. Bayard
Date: April 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1112

United States v. Bayard
Date: April 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2260

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was convicted of use of an unauthorized access device, 18 U.S.C. 1029(a)and aggravated identity theft, 18 U.S.C. 1028A. The First Circuit affirmed. Evidence of the defendant's use of another credit card (n...

Soto v. State Indus. Prod., Inc.
Date: April 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1626

Justia Opinion Summary: The employee's complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act was dismissed. The First Circuit affirmed, holding that the employee was required to submit to alternative dispute resolution. After examining Puerto Ric...

Young v. Wall
Date: April 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1862

Justia Opinion Summary: Rhode Island discontinued its practice of pooling funds from inmate accounts for investment and paying inmates interest on their accounts. The district court rejected claims of taking and due process violations. The Firs...

United States v. Gomes
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1527

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and distribution within 1,000 feet of a school and/or aiding and abetting the distribution. The First Circuit affirmed. The prosecution did not engage...

US v. Curet
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1176

Milward, et al v. Acuity Specialty Products, et al
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2270

Gaskins v. Duval
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2322

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was convicted of first-degree murder in Massachusetts in 1992. The state supreme court affirmed in 1995 and, in 1999, denied appeal from denial of a motion for a new trial. The federal district court dismis...

United States v. Dancy
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2628

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was convicted as a felon in possession of a firearm and sentenced to 15 years under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924. The First Circuit affirmed, upholding the district court's admission...

Atkins v. Clarke
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1870

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm, was denied a new trial by a Massachusetts state court, which rejected a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. The court considered the record, affidavit...

Rodriguez v. Senor Frog's de la Isla, Inc.
Date: April 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2548

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff was awarded $450,000 for injuries suffered when she was hit by a car registered to the company, driven by an intoxicated individual. The First Circuit affirmed, first holding that the court had diversity ju...

United States v. Janosko
Date: April 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1046

Justia Opinion Summary: While the defendant was incarcerated he was allowed to use a computer for legal research, but was able to circumvent restrictions and gain access to the facility's personnel files. After pleading guilty under 18 U.S.C. 1...

United States v. Hughes
Date: April 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1646

Justia Opinion Summary: After a 15-year-old told a detective that defendant had nude pictures of her, officers visited the defendant's home, intending to take him to a medical facility. A doctor had previously notified the sheriff that the defe...

Ramos-Cruz, v. Centro Medico del Turabo, Inc., l
Date: April 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1203

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs took their son, suffering abdominal pain, to the hospital. Because the hospital did not have a gastroenterologist, it transferred the boy, who later died. The district court granted summary judgment for th...

Elgin v. U.S. Dept of Treasury
Date: April 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1302

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court rejected a challenge to 5 U.S.C. 3328, which bars males who have knowingly and willfully failed to register for the draft by age 26 from employment by the executive branch. The First Circuit vacated an...

Robidoux v. Muholland
Date: April 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2031

Justia Opinion Summary: The worker is a Massachusetts resident, whose services were obtained through a temporary labor firm's offices in Massachusetts, and was injured while working for a construction company at the Newport Naval Station. The t...

United States v. Vazquez-Castro
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2109

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, a passenger in a car used to deliver drugs to an undercover officer, was sentenced to a total of 180 months for conspiracy to possess and deliver, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, and possessing...

Case Under Seal
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2005

United States v. Small
Date: April 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2292

Justia Opinion Summary: While on probation for a state law violation, the defendant was told by his probation officer that he could go hunting with his 10-year-old son but could not possess a gun. Game wardens, knowing that the defendant was a...

United States v. Pires
Date: April 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1062

Justia Opinion Summary: An FBI agent searched a file-sharing site, found child pornography traceable to the defendant's IP address, and searched the defendant's computer. The agents found pornography on the computer and the defendant admitted u...

Case Under Seal
Date: April 4, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2005

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, serving a sentence in state prison, was ordered to testify in federal court under a grant of immunity. He refused, a civil contempt order issued, and he was placed in federal prison. The district court hel...

Ocasio-Hernandez, et al v. Fortuno-Burset, et al
Date: April 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2207

Justia Opinion Summary: Maintenance and domestic workers claim that they were terminated from positions at the Puerto Rico governor's mansion for participation in the 2008 gubernatorial election. The district court dismissed. The First Circuit...

United States v. Alverio-Melendez
Date: April 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2269

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendants appealed convictions for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting in the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The First Circuit affirme...

United States v. Gomez-Ortiz
Date: April 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2277

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendants appealed convictions for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting in the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The First Circuit affirme...

Watchtower Bible, et al v. Segardia de Jesus, et al
Date: April 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2273

Lopera v. Town of Coventry
Date: April 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2386

Justia Opinion Summary: After a heated 2006 soccer game, the police searched all members of the mostly-Hispanic visiting team beside their bus, looking for items missing from the predominantly-white home team's locker room. The coach consented...

Rios-Colon v. Toledo, et al
Date: March 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2296

Justia Opinion Summary: A black police officer, assigned to the drug prevention division of the Puerto Rico police department, was reassigned to a less-desirable position after a lieutenant made racial slurs and statements that she did not want...

Dialysis Access Center, LLC, et al v. RMS Lifeline, Inc.
Date: March 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1872

Justia Opinion Summary: The companies entered into an agreement for management of a health care business in Puerto Rico. The contract included a provision that it would be governed by the law of Puerto Rico and an arbitration clause. In 2010 th...

US v. Werra
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1593

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Sebelius, et al
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2392

Jewett v. Brady
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2486

Castaneda Castillo, et al v. Holder, Jr.
Date: March 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1847

Decotiis v. Whittemore, et al
Date: March 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1242

FleetBoston Financial Corporat, et al v. Alt, et al
Date: March 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1035

US v. Werra
Date: March 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1593

Milward, et al v. Acuity Specialty Products, et al
Date: March 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2270

Wilson v. Moulison North Corporation, et al
Date: March 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1387

ANIMA S.G.R.p.A., et al v. Gozani, et al
Date: March 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1048

Yacovi v. Rubin & Rudman, et al
Date: March 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1673

US v. Cole
Date: March 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1202

US v. Villar
Date: March 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1789

Firstbank Puerto Rico, Inc. v. La Vida Merger Sub, Inc., et al
Date: March 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1585

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Sebelius, et al
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2392

Tropigas de Puerto Rico, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1122

Jewett v. Brady
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2486

Miles v. Great Northern Insurance
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1063

Miles v. Great Northern Insurance
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1064

Libertarian Party of NH, et al v. Gardner
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1360

McInnis, Sr., et al v. State of Maine, et al
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1437

US v. Cardales-Luna
Date: March 7, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1028

Ramos-Martinez v. US
Date: March 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1856

McInnis, Sr., et al v. State of Maine, et al
Date: March 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1437

Baltodano v. Merck Sharp & Dohme (I.A.) Cor, et al
Date: March 3, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2027

US v. Battle
Date: March 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1058

Vasquez v. Holder, Jr.
Date: February 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2673

Erlich v. Ouellette, LaBonte, Roberge, et al
Date: February 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1160

US v. Rivera-Lebron
Date: February 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1165

Moore v. Williams College
Date: February 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1337

Moore v. Williams College
Date: February 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1501

Huffington v. T.C. Group, LLC, et al
Date: February 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1405

US v. Madera-Ortiz
Date: February 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1474

PR Telephone Company, et al v. Rivera, et al
Date: February 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2316

Libertarian Party of NH, et al v. Gardner
Date: February 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1360

Shuman v. Spencer
Date: February 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2459

Rodriguez-Diaz, et al v. Seguros Triple-S, Inc., et al
Date: February 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2528

Estate Of Ruben Corales Felici, et al v. Ruiz-Cordero, et al
Date: February 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2015

Estate Of Ruben Corales Felici, et al v. Romero-Santiago, et al
Date: February 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2014

PRAICO, et al v. Rivera-Vazquez, et al
Date: February 23, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2274

PRAICO, et al v. Rivera-Vazquez, et al
Date: February 23, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2012

Zoraida Montalvo v. Carlos Gonzalez-Amparo, et al
Date: February 23, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1405

Esquilin-Mendoza, et al v. Don King Productions, Inc.
Date: February 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1943

Igartua, et al v. US, et al
Date: February 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2186

White, et al v. R. M. Packer Company, Inc., et al
Date: February 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1130

Artuso v. Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date: February 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1798

Hutchinson, et al v. Patrick, et al
Date: February 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1268

US v. Southern Union Company
Date: February 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2403

US v. Thomas
Date: February 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2581