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  • National Federation of the Blind v. Container Store, Inc.
    on September 14, 2018 at 8:00 am

    (United States First Circuit) – 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 compel arbitration of the discrimination lawsuit, citing an arbitration provision in the terms and conditions of a loyalty program of which the individual plaintiffs were members. However, the district court concluded that the arbitration provision was not enforceable here, and the First Circuit found no error in that ruling. […]

  • US v. Cruz-Rivera
    on September 14, 2018 at 8:00 am

    (United States First Circuit) – Affirmed convictions on federal carjacking and weapons counts. The defendant argued that his carjacking offense did not qualify as a crime of violence and thus could not serve as a predicate for the weapons counts. Finding no error, the First Circuit affirmed. […]

  • Plixer International, Inc. v. Scrutinizer GMBH
    on September 13, 2018 at 8:00 am

    (United States First Circuit) – Held that the exercise of specific personal jurisdiction over a German company in a trademark infringement action did not violate due process. The German company, which operated an English-language website, argued that it lacked the requisite minimum contacts with the United States. Disagreeing, the First Circuit affirmed the district court’s ruling that the exercise of personal jurisdiction was constitutional. […]

  • US v. Ocean
    on September 11, 2018 at 8:00 am

    (United States First Circuit) – Affirmed two men’s convictions of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine base. The defendants raised a variety of constitutional and evidentiary arguments against their convictions. However, the First Circuit found no error in any of their claims of error. […]

  • US v. Irizarry-Rosario
    on September 10, 2018 at 8:00 am

    (United States First Circuit) – 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 for his weapons charge was too low. The defendant contended that prosecutors undercut the plea deal. Finding no breach of the parties’ agreement, the First Circuit affirmed. […]

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  • Kaplan v. LLP
    on March 21, 2019 at 6:45 am

    (US 2nd Circuit) – 17‐4067‐cv […]

  • US v. Black
    on March 21, 2019 at 6:45 am

    (US 2nd Circuit) – 18‐496‐cr […]

  • GEOMC v. Calmare Therapeutics Inc.
    on March 21, 2019 at 6:45 am

    (US 2nd Circuit) – 17‐3502‐cv […]

  • Kolbasyuk v. LP
    on March 21, 2019 at 6:45 am

    (US 2nd Circuit) – 18‐1260‐cv […]

  • Cooke v. US
    on March 21, 2019 at 6:45 am

    (US 2nd Circuit) – 17‐3911‐cv […]

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