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Ortiz-Bonilla v. Federacion de Ajedrez de Puerto Rico, 12-1022

In a dispute between plaintiff chess players and defendant, the Puerto Rico Chess Federation, alleging violations of their constitutional rights and state law, summary judgment for defendant is: 1) affirmed in part, where the district court had subject matter jurisdiction over plaintiffs' first request for injunction, and thus could exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the Puerto Rico law claims arising from the "same nucleus of operative facts," and 2) reversed in part and remanded, where the district court erroneously concluded it had jurisdiction over the second case which did not assert claims "premised on the United States Constitution," and showed success on the merits for three of their appealed claims.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/21/2013
  • Published 08/21/2013




  • United States First Circuit


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