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United States First Circuit - April 2015 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Majeroni

United States First Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction and sentence for possessing child pornography and violating supervised release are affirmed over meritless claims that the district court:1...
04/27/2015 14-1105

US v. Correa-Osorio

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendants' convictions for cocaine offenses are affirmed over multiple meritless claims of evidentiary and cumulative error by the district court,.
04/22/2015 12-1300

US v. Guzman-Batista

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
District court's denial of motion to suppress evidence seized following a search of defendant's home is affirmed where, the issue of whether the...
04/22/2015 14-1059

Novak v. The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co.

United States First Circuit
Civil Procedure
Service of process is generally not a prerequisite for removal and a defendant may remove a state-court action to federal court any time after the...
04/21/2015 13-2543

Niebauer v. Crane & Co., Inc.

United States First Circuit
ERISA
In an ERISA case, alleging that the administrator of plaintiff's former employer's executive severance plan denied him severance benefits after...
04/21/2015 14-2059

M. v. Raimondo

United States First Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Family Law
In a putative class action, brought on behalf of ten foster children in custody of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF),...
04/21/2015 14-1585

US v. Graf

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for drugs and firearms charges is affirmed where the district court did not err in denying defendant's motion to suppress evidence where:...
04/21/2015 14-1156

Matt v. HSBC Bank, USA N.A.

United States First Circuit
Banking Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action to avert foreclosure proceedings in state court, the case is dismissed as moot where, while the appeal was pending, plaintiff and a...
04/16/2015 13-2209

McDonough v. Aetna Life Ins. Co.

United States First Circuit
ERISA
In an ERISA action concerning the operation of an "own occupation" test within the definition of disability contained in a long-term disability (LTD)...
04/16/2015 14-1293

US v. Arroyo-Blas

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Denial of appeal of sentence for various drug crimes is affirmed where the waiver of appeal in defendant's plea agreement must be enforced.
04/16/2015 13-1613
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