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United States First Circuit - September 2018 Opinion Summaries


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US v. Cruz-Rivera

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed convictions on federal carjacking and weapons counts. The defendant argued that his carjacking offense did not qualify as a crime of violence...
09/14/2018 16-1321

National Federation of the Blind v. Container Store, Inc.

United States First Circuit
Civil Rights, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Affirmed the denial of a retail chain's motion to compel arbitration of a proposed class action brought by blind customers. The retailer moved to...
09/14/2018 16-2112

Plixer International, Inc. v. Scrutinizer GMBH

United States First Circuit
Intellectual Property, Trademark, Civil Procedure
Held that the exercise of specific personal jurisdiction over a German company in a trademark infringement action did not violate due process. The...
09/13/2018 18-1195

US v. Ocean

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed two men's convictions of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine base. The defendants raised a variety of constitutional and evidentiary arguments...
09/11/2018 16-2468

US v. Irizarry-Rosario

United States First Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the government did not breach its plea agreement with a defendant by arguing, at least implicitly, that the agreed-upon 60-month sentence...
09/10/2018 17-1117

Rivera v. Sessions

United States First Circuit
Immigration Law
Dismissed an alien's petition for review of a decision denying his request for cancellation of removal. The Board of Immigration Appeals had found...
09/06/2018 18-1243

US v. Freitas

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed convictions of bulk-cash smuggling and currency structuring. The defendant argued that his convictions must be vacated because of erroneous...
09/06/2018 17-2092

Doe v. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc.

United States First Circuit
Insurance Law, Health Law, ERISA
Reinstated a lawsuit alleging that a health insurance company improperly denied coverage for in-patient mental health services. After several...
09/06/2018 17-2078
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