First Circuit Court of Appeals Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Federal appeals court upholds extortion conviction of former Lee police chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    A federal appeals court has upheld the extortion conviction against former Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis, calling him "full of bull." In a colorfully written decision, the First Circuit Court of Appeals last week said Buffis used a charity toy fund as his "personal piggy bank."

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  2. How Congress Can Crack Down On Sex TraffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | Time

    ... Twenty-one years later, it is protecting websites that sell children for sex. In 2016, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling on a case waged against Backpage by three women who were all 15 years old when they were sold for sex on the ...

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  3. Baton Rouge property owner praises 'a win for the little guy' in Rouzan disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | The Advocate

    Property owner Janet Hoover stands Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, on the drive that is at the center of her 30-foot-wide servitude for her Callot Street home, built in 1983, in developer Tommy Spinosa's Rouzan development, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Some homes in the development are at risk of being torn down, after the First Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a ruling Tuesday, saying Spinosa broke the law by building on land that belonged to private property owners, including Hoover.

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  4. No bankruptcy jurisdiction over severance pay claimsRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2017 | Midwest InHouse

    The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that two corporate executives of a bankrupt hospital could not bring a claim in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for severance payments. The 1st Circuit upheld a U.S. District Court judge's ruling that subject matter jurisdiction was lacking over the executives' post-confirmation claims for severance payments against the purchaser of the hospital's assets.

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  5. Appeals court sets September deadline for Spinosa in Rouzan caseRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2017 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Developer Tommy Spinosa has until Sept. 21 to reach an agreement over damages with two property owners whose homes sit in the middle of Perhaps more significantly, Spinosa must produce a plan by that date for restoring the property owners' rights to a 30-foot roadway that connected their properties The September deadline was set by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in a ruling issued earlier today, and is a significant victory for the property owners-the Welch and Hoover families-who have been fighting Spinosa over the access road for nearly 10 years.

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  6. Commission Property Fired WI Officer After ShootingRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2017 | KAAL-TV Austin

    A Wisconsin appeals court says Milwaukee officials properly fired a white police officer who shot and killed a black man. Former Officer Christopher Manney found Dontre Hamilton lying on the ground in a downtown park in 2014.

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  7. Commission property fired Milwaukee officer after shootingRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    A Wisconsin appeals court says Milwaukee officials properly fired a white police officer who shot and killed a black man. Former Officer Christopher Manney found Dontre Hamilton lying on the ground in a downtown park in 2014.

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  8. Holding Backpage.com accountableRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    ... third-party websites, like Backpage, from criminal activity on their site. In one ruling, the First Circuit Court of Appeals recognized the immoral nature of these actions but defended their legality because of this immunity. The court opinion ...

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  9. Finding No Injury, First Circuit Tosses Deceptive Pricing SuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | JD Supra

    In affirming the dismissal of a pair of deceptive-pricing class actions, the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, said the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate that they suffered any injury. In separate cases - one against Nordstrom Inc. and a second against Kohl's Department Stores Inc. - both plaintiffs claimed that the retailers tricked consumers with false markdowns. 1 comment

  10. Bath Salts, Drug Analogue, Sentencing ConfirmedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | FindLaw

    ... believe it or not. The appellant, Giggey, received a 72-month sentence, which, as the First Circuit Court of Appeals noted, was significantly less than what the lower court could have imposed. Nevertheless, Giggey sought reconsideration. Bath salts ...

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  11. Lease-Leaseback Battle Continues as First District Court of Appeals...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | JD Supra

    Earlier, we wrote about Davis v. Fresno United School District 237 Cal.App.4th 261, a Fifth District California Court of Appeals decision that sent shock waves through the school construction industry and raised questions regarding the use of California's lease-leaseback method of project delivery .

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  12. Judge denies Gary Lee Sampson's request to toss death sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Boston.com

    Admitted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson suffered another legal setback Tuesday, when a federal judge in Boston denied his request to toss the death sentence he received in January, which was the second time the Abington native had been condemned to die. "Gary Sampson brutally and incomprehensibly murdered Philip McCloskey, Jonathan Rizzo, and Robert Whitney" in 2001 in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Judge Leo T. Sorokin wrote in an 85-page ruling denying Sampson's motion to vacate his death penalty.

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  13. Governor, AG go back to court over LGBT rights executive orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... governor appealed that ruling, leading to Tuesday's hearing before a three-judge panel in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. During the hearing, Matthew Block, executive counsel for Gov. John Bel Edwards, asked the judges to overturn the lower ...

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  14. Court continues delay of Mashpee tribe's appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | SouthCoastToday.com

    BOSTON - A federal court has agreed to further delay proceedings in a lawsuit against the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in anticipation of a government decision that could clear the way for a casino in East Taunton. The lawsuit was filed by would-be neighbors of the casino who argued the tribe does not qualify for the federal trust land that would allow it to build First Light Resort & Casino.

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  15. John Bel Edwards, Jeff Landry argue over LGBT protections in appeals courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | NOLA.com

    ... less than 20 minutes to present their points of view to a three-judge panel from Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeals. The governor is hoping the appelate court reverses 19th Judicial District Judge Todd Hernandez's ruling that struck down his ...

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  16. Tribe Appeal Pushed BackRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2017 | Falmouth Enterprise

    A US Court of Appeals First Circuit judge agreed this week to extend the opening of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's pending appeal regarding its land in trust application. O. Rogeriee Thompson, appellate judge, seeing no objections, agreed on Tuesday, August 8, to extend a deadline to November for the tribe to submit a status report.

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  17. Tech billionaire must open gates to a California beach where he...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A California appeals court ruled earlier this week that Vinod Kholsa must open gates providing access to Martins Beach, which is an hour south of San Francisco. Kholsa, who made his fortune as one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and as a venture capitalist, bought property surrounding Martins Beach in 2008 for $37 million, according to NPR , and closed the beach to the public the year after.

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  18. Tech billionaire who blocked public beach access learns not to mess with surfersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2017 | Sydney Morning Herald

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  19. Lawsuits target I-12 median wall, embankment in flooding but getting state to pay is no sure betRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2017 | The Advocate

    ... DOTD's erection of Interstate 12 violated the natural servitude of drainage," judges from the First Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in their decision. The reason residents have yet to see their money is simple: By law state courts can't force the ...

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  20. Abortion protesters return to Portland after court rules against themRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Members of the Cell53 church protest outside Portland's Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday morning despite a recent federal court ruling giving police the go ahead to enforce Maine's noise ordinance against protesters. Heather Brewin and Chloe Plourde of the Cell53 church pray outside Portland's Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday morning.

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