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  1. United States v. United Shoe MacHinery Corporation (1950)

    James M. Malloy, Holmes Baldridge, Richard B. O'Donnell, Sp. Assts. to Atty. Gen., C. Worth Rowley, Edward M. Feeney, Roy Freed, Boston, Mass., Morton Myerson, Brookline, Mass., Laurence S. Flaherty, Somerville, Mass., Sp. Attys. (Herbert A. Bergson, Asst. Atty. Gen., Gerald J. McCarthy, Sp. Asst. to Atty. Gen., Alfred Karsted, Boston, Mass., Margaret H. Brass, Washington, D. C., Bernard I. Kaplan, Boston, Mass., Robert L. Grant, Boston, Mass., Clarence S. Walker, Cambridge, Mass., James [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. No. 7198
  2. United States v. United Shoe MacHinery Corp. (1953)

    James M. Malloy, Boston, Mass., Sigmund Timberg, Washington, D. C., C. Worth Rowley, Boston, Mass., Margaret H. Brass, Washington, D. C., Alfred Karsted, Edward M. Feeney, Boston, Mass., Morton Myerson, Brookline, Mass., Laurence S. Flaherty, Somerville, Mass., Herbert F. Peters, Falls Church, Va., Roy N. Freed, Leominster, Mass., Special Attys. for the United States, H. Graham Morison, Asst. Atty. Gen., and Gerald J. McCarthy, Special Asst. to Atty. Gen., of Mass., for plaintiff.


    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. 7198
  3. Nollet v. JUSTICES OF TRIAL COURTS OF COM. OF MA (2000)

    This matter is before the Court on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint pursuant to Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The defendants assert four bases for dismissal: (1) that this Court does not have jurisdiction under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine; (2) that this Court should abstain from exercising its jurisdiction under the Younger abstention doctrine; (3) that the defendants are immune from suit; and (4) that the plaintiffs have [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ.A.99-11861-EFH
  4. Greenfield v. Scafati (1967)

    Petitioner, a Massachuetts prisoner, seeks an injunction against the enforcement of a sentence under a state statute, Mass.Gen.Laws, ch. 127, § 129, as amended by Mass.Acts of 1965, ch. 884, on the ground that the amendment is unconstitutional as an ex post facto law. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2281 a three-judge district court was convened to consider the merits of his contention. We delayed our hearing briefly until a proceeding brought by petitioner in the state court has been determined [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. No. 67-742-G
  5. Inmates of Suffolk County Jail v. Eisenstadt (1973)

    This action arises under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and jurisdiction is based on 28 U. S.C. § 1343(3), (4). Plaintiffs, named inmates of the Suffolk County Jail in Boston, Massachusetts (otherwise known as, and hereinafter referred to as, the Charles Street Jail) sue on their own behalf and on behalf of all inmates at Charles Street Jail as a class. Defendants are the Sheriff of Suffolk County, who has primary custody and control over the facility; the master of the jail, who has ongoing [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. No. 71-162-G
  6. United States v. Salemme (1999)

    In 1861, Lord Acton wrote that, "[e]very thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice." John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Lord Acton and His Circle 166 (Abbot Gasquet, ed., 1968). This case demonstrates that he was right.


    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Cr. 94-10287-MLW, Cr. 97-10009-MLW
  7. United States v. Sisson (1969)

    March 21, 1969, in the United States District Court sitting in Boston, a jury returned a verdict that John Heffron Sisson, Jr., was guilty of unlawfully, knowingly, and wilfully having refused to comply with the order of Local Board No. 114 to submit to induction into the armed forces of the United States, in violation of the Military Selective Service Act of 1967. Title 50, Appendix, United States Code, Section 462. 32 Code of Federal Regulations 1632.14.


    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Crim. No. 68-237
  8. Morgan v. Hennigan (1974)

    Nathaniel R. Jones, New York City, Thomas M. Simmons, Boston, Mass., J. Harold Flannery, Eric E. Van Loon, Robert Pressman, Center for Law & Education, Cambridge, Mass., Roger I. Abrams, John Leubsdorf, Foley, Hoag & Eliot, Boston, Mass., for plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. No. 72-911-G
  9. Lord v. Kelley (1963)

    After being twice amended, the complaint in this case has become in effect principally, though not exclusively, a pre-indictment pleading under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41(e) by Lord, as possessor, and by McGarry and other individuals, partnerships, and corporations listed in paragraph XIII of the complaint, as owners, to return records seized from Lord, by Flattery and others, and to suppress the evidentiary use of those records in any federal criminal proceeding which may be [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. No. 63-932
  10. Xuncax v. Gramajo (1995)

    Harvey Kaplan, Jeremiah Friedman, Kaplan, O'Sullivan & Friedeman, Boston, MA, Beth Stephens, Michael Ratner, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York City, for plaintiff Dianna Ortiz.


    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 91-11564-DPW, 91-11612-DPW
  11. Samson Crane Co. v. Union Nat. Sales (1949)

    Plaintiff in this action seeks to enjoin the continuance of certain alleged unfair trade practices of defendants, and to recover for damages allegedly caused to it by said practices. Plaintiff, the Samson Crane Company, is a Massachusetts corporation operating a number of retail clothing stores, chiefly in eastern Massachusetts. Defendant Union National Sales Incorporated is a Connecticut corporation operating a retail clothing store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Defendant International [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. No. 8550
  12. Schiller v. Strangis (1982)

    This is an action for compensatory and punitive damages by plaintiff Lawrence Schiller, a resident of Brockton, Massachusetts, against defendants John Strangis and Joseph Picchione, police officers for the City of Brockton. Plaintiff alleges violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, actionable under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and violations of Articles Twelve and Fourteen of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, actionable [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. No. 77-3116-K
  13. Hochstadt v. WORCESTER FOUNDATION, ETC. (1976)

    Plaintiff alleges in her complaint that she has been discharged from her employment with the defendant Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, Inc. (Foundation), effective December 31, 1975, because of her opposition to Foundation's employment practices made unlawful by 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-1 et seq. She has begun proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) challenging the discharge, and she seeks injunctive relief here to maintain the status quo of her employment [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. No. 75-3617-M
  14. Van Schaick v. Church of Scientology of Cal., Inc. (1982)

    This case raises a number of questions regarding the jurisdiction of this court, the adequacy of plaintiff's pleadings, and the reach of various federal statutes and constitutional guarantees. The decisions we state below follow a period of procedural maneuvering between the parties. We preface our discussion of the substantive issues presented for decision by reciting relevant portions of that history.


    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. No. 79-2491-G
  15. United States v. Sampson (2004)

    On January 29, 2004, pursuant to the jury's verdict, this court sentenced the defendant, Gary Sampson, to be executed on each of two counts of carjacking resulting in death in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2119(3). See 300 F.Supp.2d 275 (D.Mass.2004). This death sentence is the first imposed in the District of Massachusetts or any other district within the First Circuit since Congress and the President reinstituted a federal death penalty in 1988. Consequently, as this case was being tried, the [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Cr. No. 01-10384-MLW
  16. Branch v. FDIC (1993)

    Deborah S. Griffin, Peabody & Arnold, Boston, MA, for defendant F.D.I.C., an agency of U.S., in its corporate capacity and as Receiver for Bank of New England, N.A., as Receiver for Connecticut Bank & Trust Co., N.A. and as Receiver for Maine Nat. Bank.


    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 91-10976-Y, 92-10091-Y, 92-10807-Y, 92-10904-Y and 92-12091-Y
  17. United States v. Pimental (2005)

    Arthur and Loretta Pimental owned and maintained a small, "mom and pop" construction business. They were accused of conspiring to misrepresent the nature of their construction work and the size of their payroll in order to obtain lower premiums for Workers' Compensation insurance from 1993 through 1998.[2] The charges were mail fraud and conspiracy, even though remedies — including civil remedies — for such conduct are available in the state courts. As of the time of the sentencing, no civil [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Crim. No. 99-10310-NG
  18. Rogers v. Okin (1979)

    Greater Boston Legal Services, Roxbury, Mass., Richard W. Cole, Robert Burdick, Mary Ashbury, and Shubow, Stahlin & Bergstresser, Inc., Clyde D. Bergstresser, Boston, Mass., for plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: CA 75-1610-T
  19. United States v. Shields (2007)

    In July 2006, Congress enacted the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, Pub.L. No 109-248, 120 Stat. 587 (2006), to combat sexual violence and to "protect children from sexual exploitation and violent crime." Among other things, the Adam Walsh Act creates national child abuse and sex offender registries, increases federal criminal penalties for violent and sexually violent crimes against children, and provides grants to states to establish, enhance, and operate civil commitment [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civil Action Nos. 07-12056-PBS, 07-12058-PBS, 07-12059-PBS
  20. Antonelli v. Hammond (1970)

    This action is brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and its jurisdictional counterpart 28 U.S.C. § 1343(3). Plaintiff is John Antonelli, a student at Fitchburg State College, a state-supported school of higher education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[1] He was the editor-in-chief of The Cycle, the campus newspaper, when a dispute as to the control of the newspaper arose between the student editorial staff and the college president, defendant James J. Hammond. The complaint in substance is [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Massachusetts Docket: Civ. A. No. 69-1128-G

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