(and news from 12/6)
No cases yet, but in the distance not only do we see the Puerto Rican election issue (see posts here and here), but the First Circuit to be site of next battle over whether it is your constitution right to 1) love other men (and talk about it); and 2) kill men that a commanding officer deems in need of killing. The suit is brought by the Servicemen’s Legal Defense Network (and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.) You can read the complaint here. The Washington Post provides some background here.
Back on December 3, 2004, two unpublished cases were issued. I apologize for not noticing this. One is tragic, the other is boring.
SNESL win one in its battle to show how bad its students are
Tamborelli v. SNESL, No. 03-2663, involves about the same underlying facts as Rodi v. S. New Engl. Sch. of Law, ___ F.3d ___ (1st Cir. 2004) (covered in my post here), but in this case Mr. Tamborelli on his claim that SNESL screws over their students by not being serious about ABA accreditation because it was raised too late and amended complaints and savings statutes can't save it. So, by winning, SNESL sends a message to its students that its lawyers, none of whom were educated at SNESL, are better than most SNESL graduates can ever hope to be. They are, by the way, Allen N. David (BU Grad), Elizabeth A. Houlding (Northeastern grad) and Peabody & Arnold LLP. The plaintiff was, obviously, pro se.
So did we settle?
Medero v. Hospital Dr. Susoni, Inc., No. 04-1555, involves a medical malpractice case that settled while on appeal, but there was some dispute as to whether the settlement was really a settlement. The Court vacated the judgement, and remanded for further proceedings.