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  1. Park Motor Mart, Inc. v. Ford Motor Company (1980)

    This action by Park Motor Mart, Inc. et al. against Ford Motor Company et al., claiming breach of fiduciary duty, was brought in the Maine Superior Court and removed to the District Court on the ground of diversity of citizenship. Park was a Ford dealer, operating under a franchise agreement with Ford which gave Ford full access to Park's financial figures. The contract contained provisions with respect to the confidentiality of this financial information. The complaint alleges that in [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 79-1514
  2. United States v. Emiliano Valencia-Copete (1986)

    Defendant-appellant withdrew his plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty to aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute marijuana on board a vessel of the United States. He did so, relying on the promise of the Assistant United States Attorney to recommend that he be sentenced to no more than time already served. At the change of plea hearing appellant indicated that he knew that the judge was not "involved" in this recommendation and the judge specifically informed [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 85-1674
  3. Fashion House, Inc. v. K Mart Corporation v. K Mart Corporation (1989)

    Richard M. Sharfman, with whom Charles I. Poret, Daniel A. Ross, Sharfman, Shanman, Poret & Siviglia, P.C., New York City and Robert W. Lovegreen, Providence, R.I., were on brief, for Fashion House, Inc.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 89-1330
  4. United States v. Morillo (1993)

    This proceeding requires us, for the first time, to chart the interrelationship between Fed.R.App.P. 4(b) (delimiting the appeal period in criminal cases) and Fed.R.Crim.P. 35(c) (the text of which is set forth in the margin).1 We conclude that, under certain circumscribed circumstances, post-judgment motions brought under the latter rule can operate to extend the appeal period limned by the former rule, and that the instant case qualifies for this elongating effect. Thus, the appeal [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 93-1388
  5. Charles Clauson v. Robert D. Smith (1987)

    David B. Kaplan, with whom Thomas M. Bond, Chelsea, Mass., Paul V. Gallogly and Lovett, Schefrin & Gallogly, Providence, R.I., were on brief, for plaintiff, appellant.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 86-2019
  6. William R. Gooley v. Mobil Oil Corporation (1988)

    Robert M. Gault with whom Andrew N. Nathanson, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Boston, Mass., and Charles B. Straus, III, New York City, were on brief for defendant, appellee.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 88-1064
  7. Santiago-Ramos v. Centennial P.R. Wire (2000)

    Marshal D. Morgan, with whom Edwin J. Seda-Fernandez, Isabel Abislaiman and Axtmayer Adsuar Muniz & Goyco, P.S.C. were on brief, for appellee Centennial P.R. Wireless Corp.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 99-1789
  8. United States v. Mala (1993)

    Defendant-appellant Kelley Mala, a resident of the U.S. Virgin Islands, appeals his conviction on various drug-related charges. We affirm, without prejudice, however, to Mala's right to explore certain contentions in a more appropriate forum.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 91-2229
  9. Maria S. Rodriguez v. Secretary of Health and Human Services (1981)

    Barry J. Reiber, Asst. Regional Atty., Dept. of Health and Human Services, New York City, with whom Raymond L. Acosta, U. S. Atty., San Juan, P. R., Frank V. Smith, III, Regional Atty., New York City, and William Kanter, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., were on brief, for defendant, appellee.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 80-1555
  10. Valerie Watterson v. Eileen Page (1993)

    The mother and grandparents of two minor children brought this action in the district court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law against a social worker and two psychologists who were involved in the State of New Hampshire's investigation into reports that the children had been sexually abused. The two psychologists moved to dismiss the complaint against themselves, and the court allowed their motion. It ruled that they had absolute immunity from suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 92-1224
  11. Paul J. Grella, Trustee v. Salem Five Cent Savings Bank (1994)

    This appeal raises an issue frequently debated in bankruptcy courts around the country, but never yet addressed by this court--namely, the permissible scope of a hearing on a motion for relief from the automatic stay under Sec. 362 of the Bankruptcy Code.1 Paul J. Grella, trustee in bankruptcy ("Trustee") for debtor The Beverly Corporation (the "Debtor"), appeals the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's grant of summary judgment against Trustee in favor of creditor Salem [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 94-1674
  12. United Electrical v. 163 Pleasant Street Corporation v. 163 Pleasant Street Corporation (1992)

    Charles L. Janes, with whom James C. Stokes, R. Scott Henderson, and Bingham, Dana & Gould, Boston, Mass., were on brief, for defendant Intern. Twist Drill (Holdings), Ltd.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 91-1824
  13. United States v. Paul J. Savoie (1993)

    We consider today a golconda of challenges mined by defendant-appellant Paul J. Savoie in a relentless effort to ameliorate a sentence imposed in the district court. Concluding, as we do, that appellant is digging in barren soil, we affirm the judgment below.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 92-1920
  14. United States v. Gilberto Ocasio (1990)

    Adding yet another rivulet to the recent cascade of criminal sentencing appeals, defendant-appellant Gilberto Ocasio Agosto (Ocasio) asserts that the district court erred not only in computing the applicable guideline sentencing range (GSR) but also in determining the direction and degree of an ensuing departure from the guidelines. We review his contentions.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 90-1146
  15. United States v. Adegboyega Akitoye (1991)

    This appeal arises out of an indictment and conviction emanating from a patiently executed undercover operation. Defendant-appellant Adegboyega Akitoye seeks to persuade us that the district court committed a plethora of errors. We are unconvinced.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 90-1292
  16. First Chicago International v. United Exchange Co., Ltd. (1988)

    James vanR. Springer, with whom David I. Shapiro and Mary-Patrice Brown, Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellant. John T. Kotelly and Peter J. Kadzik, Washington, D.C., also entered appearances for appellant.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 87-7059
  17. United States v. Claude Paul Tardiff (1992)

    Before SELYA, Circuit Judge, RONEY,* Senior Circuit Judge, and PIERAS,** District Judge.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 91-2040
  18. Alphonse W. Groman Jane M. Groman v. Township of Manalapan Chief Jimmie R. Potts Helen K. Kirkland Thomas White Matthew Trembow Peter Vanderweil John Doe (1995)

    David F. Luvara (argued), Slimm & Goldberg, Westmont, NJ, for appellees Township of Manalapan, Chief Jimmie R. Potts, Helen K. Kirkland, Thomas White, Matthew Trembow, Peter Vanderweil, Thomas Wallace, Evelyn Schade, Mary Caccamo, Officer Ascough, Officer Visconi, Officer Bruno, Officer McCormick, Officer Rumolo and Officer Cochran.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 94-5200
  19. Steven Wynne v. Tufts University School of Medicine (1992)

    This appeal requires us to revisit a longstanding dispute between Tufts University School of Medicine and Steven Wynne, a former student. On a previous occasion, we vacated the district court's entry of summary judgment in Tufts' favor. See Wynne v. Tufts Univ. School of Medicine, 932 F.2d 19 (1st Cir.1991) (en banc). After further proceedings, the district court again entered summary judgment for the defendant. This time around, on an augmented record, we affirm.

    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 92-1437
  20. Nos. 91-1681, 91-1682 (1992)

    Robert G. Flanders, Jr., with whom Neal J. McNamara and Flanders & Medeiros, Inc., Providence, R.I., were on brief, for claimants, appellants Joel Beane and Carol Beane.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Docket: 200

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