Categoría: Puerto Rico District Court

FedBar case summaries

Doctor sanctioned by court for spoliation of evidence, deleting e-mails

Doctor sanctioned by court for spoliation of evidence, deleting e-mails

Download the opinion: American Health, Inc. v. Chévere In any litigation, all parts are under obligation to keep and preserve any evidence that could be relevant to pending and potential litigation, as well as to fully comply with any and all orders requesting discovery of such evidence. An exception to this obligation can only be ...

Constitutional challenge to same-sex marriage prohibition laws in Puerto Rico dismissed

Constitutional challenge to same-sex marriage prohibition laws in Puerto Rico dismissed

Download the opinion: Conde v. Rius The U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico dismissed a constitutional challenge to same-sex marriage prohibition laws in Puerto Rico. Article 68 in Puerto Rico’s Civil Code stipulates that marriage is between a man and a woman exclusively, and expressly states that same-sex (including those involving ...

Employment suits need to support allegations to survive Summary Judgment

Employment suits need to support allegations to survive Summary Judgment

Download the opinion: Gladys Serrano v. Patrick R. Donahoe In 2012, Gladys Serrano sued Patrick R. Donahoe in his official capacity as Postmaster General, claiming to have been discriminated (age and sex) and retaliated against in her employment with the United States Postal Service. Serrano had worked at the Postal Service since 1994 and decided to ...

Attorney's ineffective counsel during plea-bargaining stage violates defendant's 6th Amendment rights

Attorney’s ineffective counsel during plea-bargaining stage violates defendant’s 6th Amendment rights

Download the opinion: United States of America v. Bernis González Miranda The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Bernis González Miranda as part of an anti-corruption investigation that targeted corrupt law enforcement officers. González Miranda worked as an officer for the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections. Before going to trial, González Miranda had attempted and ...

Ponce

Ponce sues U.S. agencies over AIDS funds

Download the opinion: Municipio Autónomo de Ponce et al v. U.S. Office of Management and Budget et al The municipality of Ponce and other plaintiffs¹ sued the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), among other defendants,² for the eligibility criteria to receive emergency assistance to localities that are disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic under ...