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
Curtis v. Galakatos  
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1846

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit reversed the judgment of the district court granting Defendant's motion to dismiss this action seeking damages for injuries received in a boating accident, holding that this case was allowed to proceed...

US v. PR Industrial Development Co.
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1874
Lin v. TipRanks, Ltd.  
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1001

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed on a limited basis the district court's ruling that Plaintiffs suit must be dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction, holding that dismissal was required. Plaintiff, a New York resident, br...

Rivera-Rivera v. PREPA
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1797
Together Employees v. Mass General Brigham Incorporated
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1909
Kellogg-Roe v. Gerry  
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1408

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Petitioner's petition for a writ of habeas corpus seeking to overturn his 2010 New Hampshire conviction for aggravated felonious sexual assault, holdi...

McKenzie v. Brannan  
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2170

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit vacated the judgment of the judgment of the district court granting a motion to compel arbitration filed by the personal representative of the estate of a famous American artist (Estate), dismissing an...

US v. Gottesfeld
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Numbers: 18-1669, 19-1107, 19-1042, 19-1043
Cunningham v. Lyft, Inc.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1373, 20-1567, 20-1549, 20-1544, 20-1379
Does v. Mills
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1826
Together Employees v. Mass General Brigham Inc.  
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1909

Justia Opinion Summary: In this vaccination dispute, the First Circuit denied the motion brought by Appellants seeking an injunction pending appeal, holding that Appellants were not entitled to the injunction. Appellants, eight employees of Ma...

United States v. Saemisch  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1732

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed Defendant's conviction of one count of knowingly distributing child pornography, holding that the district court did not err in excluding the testimony of Dr. Robert Weiss, a therapist and rela...

United States v. Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co.  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1874

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court entering three separate judgment opinions and orders against Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) in this action brought by the United States s...

Torres-Ronda v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1038, 20-1089

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court granting two summary judgment motions in favor of Defendants in this class action lawsuit, holding that Defendants' actions in this case could not support a c...

De Carvalho v. Garland  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1711

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit granted in part and denied in part Petitioner's petition for review of the decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) determining that Petitioner's previous conviction constituted a "particular...