First Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit was established in 1891 has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

It is the smallest of the thirteen federal appeals courts.

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US v. Vega-Monserrate
Date: December 5, 2022
Docket Number: 18-2241
Glassie v. Doucette  
Date: December 5, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1761

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case stemming from a lengthy and acrimonious family dispute over the property of Donelson Glassie, whose estate remained in probate in Rhode Island eleven years after his death, the First Circuit reversed the…

United States v. Mejia  
Date: December 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1815

Justia Opinion Summary: The affirmed the decision of the district court to allow the government to rescind a plea agreement previously entered into with Defendant and proceed to sentence Defendant to a 162-month term of immurement, holding that…

Levine v. Grubhub Holdings Inc.
Date: December 2, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1131
US v. Bauza-Saez
Date: December 1, 2022
Docket Numbers: 19-2128, 21-1510
Dominguez-Rivera v. Hazelwood
Date: December 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1474
Gonzalez-Arroyo v. Doctors' Center Hospital Bayamon, Inc.
Date: December 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1689
United States v. Ramos-Carreras
Date: December 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1747
Punsky v. City of Portland  
Date: November 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2007

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants on the basis of qualified immunity and dismissing Plaintiff's complaint bringing various constitutional claims…

Immediato v. Postmates, Inc.  
Date: November 29, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1015

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court determining that couriers who deliver goods from local restaurants and retailers are transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce such that they are…

United States v. Correia  
Date: November 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1823

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed Defendant's conviction for wire fraud, extortion conspiracy, and extortion, holding that Defendant was "fairly tried and lawfully convicted by an impartial jury in a trial presided over by an…

Swartz v. Sylvester
Date: November 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1568
Motorists Commercial Mutual Insurance Co. v. Hartwell  
Date: November 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1603

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the conclusion of the district court conclusion that the insurance policy issued by Motorists Commercial Mutual Insurance Company to the dealership that owned a motor vehicle that killed and…

Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito Abraham Rosa v. Financial Oversight & Management Bd. for Puerto Rico  
Date: November 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1048

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing the claims brought by six Credit Unions against the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and several of its agencies and instrumentalities, holding that the…

Financial Oversight & Management Bd. For Puerto Rico v. Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito  
Date: November 23, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1079

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit dismissed certain Credit Unions' challenge to the district court's rejection of their objections to the Modified Eighth Amended Title III Joint Plan of Adjustment of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the…