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Cases Of Interest

This page is intended to provide information of particular public interest regarding certain cases pending in this Court. The full public docket and related documents in these cases are available through the Court's Public Access system (PACER). Information on the use of PACER may be found at www.pacer.uscourts.gov.

The information contained on this page is as current as possible. The official docket is the final source for all case-related information.

Information for the public and the press will include matters such as access to the courthouse and available seating for scheduled public proceedings in the courthouse. NOTE: Not every case will have information under every item.

The Clerk's Office also maintains a Media Page on this website that contains additional information of particular interest to the press. That site is found at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/general/media.htm.

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PROCEDURAL INFORMATION

Here is a document with the criminal procedures in a typical felony case upon indictment.

NOTE: THE CASES ARE LISTED HERE IN ORDER BY DOCKET NUMBER. ONCE THE CASE IS DISPOSED OF, THE CASE INFORMATION WILL BE MOVED TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS LIST.

United States v. Gary Sampson, CR 01-10384-MLW

A hearing is scheduled for Monday November 10, 2014 and Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM before the Honorable Mark L. Wolf in Courtroom 10 on the 5th floor.

 

Jury selection will begin on Tuesday February 17, 2015 before the Honorable Mark L. Wolf in Courtroom 10 on the 5th floor.

Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively, CV 12-30051-MAP

A hearing on any motions for summary judgment shall take place on September 10, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. before District Judge Michael A. Ponsor.

United States v. John J. O'Brien et al, CR 12-40026-WGY

The jury returned its verdict on July 24, 2014: as to John J O'Brien (1) Guilty on Count 1ss,2ss,3ss-6ss and Elizabeth V. Tavares (2) Guilty on Count 1ss,2ss,3ss-6ss and William H. Burke III (3) Guilty on Count 1ss. John J O'Brien (1) Not Guilty on Count 8ss-11ss and Elizabeth V. Tavares (2) Not Guilty on Count 8ss-11ss and William H. Burke III (3) Not Guilty on Count 3ss-6ss,8ss-11ss.

 

A motion hearing is scheduled for Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM before the Honorable William G. Young in courtroom 18 on the 5th floor.

 

The sentencing hearing is scheduled for Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 2:30PM before the Honorable William G. Young in courtroom 18 on the 5th floor.

 

A final pretrial conference regarding the second trial is scheduled for Monday January 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM before the Honorable William G. Young in courtroom 18 on the 5th floor.

 

The second jury trial is scheduled for Monday February 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM before the Honorable William G. Young in courtroom 18 on the 5th floor.

New England Compounding Pharmacy Inc. Products Liability Litigation, MD 13-2419-RWZ

See the Court's web page for Multi District Litigation

A status conference is scheduled for Thursday September 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM before the Honorable Rya W. Zobel in Courtroom 12 on the 5th floor.

A status conference is scheduled for Thursday October 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM before the Honorable Rya W. Zobel in Cuortroom 12 on the 5th floor.

A further status conference is scheduled for Thursday December 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM before the Honorable Rya W. Zobel in Cuortroom 12 on the 5th floor.

In Re: Fresenius Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation , MD 13-2428-DPW

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A motion hearing re document #721, the motion to dismiss based on the Mississippi Statute of Limitations is scheduled for November 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock in Courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor.

Daubert hearings are scheduled for the weeks of December 7, 2015 and December 14, 2015 before the Honorable Douglas P Woodlock in Courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor.

A status conference is scheduled for Monday December 22 at 2:30 PM before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock in Courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor.

The first MDL bellwether trial is set for January 11, 2016 before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock in Courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor.

The second MDL bellwether trial is set for February 16, 2016 before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock in Courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor.

United States v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, CR 13-10200-GAO

A final pretrial conference is scheduled for Thursday December 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM before the Honorable George A. O'Toole in Courtroom 9 on the 3rd floor.

The jury trial is set for Monday January 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM before the Honorable George A. O'Toole in Courtroom 9 on the 3rd floor.

  • Indictment
  • Complaint and Affidavit in Support of Complaint
  • Orders of Interest
    • #141 (No PDF) Judge George A. OToole, Jr: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered. The Motion for Leave to File Memorandum Amicus Curiae of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts (dkt. no. 139 ) is DENIED. I have previously denied a similar motion in U.S. v. Mehanna, No. 09-10017-GAO (dkt. no. 204, denied by electronic order on Aug. 3, 2011). While there may be no positive rule forbidding it, in my judgment a trial court presiding over a criminal prosecution should not receive or consider volunteered submissions by non-parties except as may be specifically authorized by statute (see, e.g. 18 U.S.C. § 3771) or other authority. The proposed memorandum, attached to the motion, is stricken, and the Clerk is instructed to delete it from the docket.
    • #167 Notice of Intent filed by the government
    • #577 Opinion and Order on motion to change venue and other pending motions

United States v. Dias Kadyrbayev et al, CR 13-10238-DPW

A jury of 12 with 4 alternates was selected and placed under oath on Thursday October 2 as to the defendant Robel Kidane Phillipos.

 

Opening statements aand the presentation of evidence begins on Monday October 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM as to the defendant Robel Kidane Phillipos before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock in courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor.

 

A Rule 11 hearing for defendant Dias Kadyrbayev was held on Thursday August 21, 2014 before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock. The defendant offered a plea of guilty to counts one and two of the superseding indictment.

 

The sentencing hearing for defendant Dias Kadyrbayev is scheduled for Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock in courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor.

The JURY VERDICT was entered on July 21, 2014 as to Azamat Tazhayakov (2); on Count 1s, defendant found Not Guilty (Laptop Computer), Guilty (Backpack containing fireworks, a jar of Vaseline and a thumb drive); on Count 2s, defendant found Not Guilty (Laptop Computer), Guilty (Backpack containing fireworks, a jar of Vaseline and a thumb drive).

A hearing on the defendant Azamat Tazhayakov's motion for new trial/acquittal is is scheduled for Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 2:00PM before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock in courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor.

The sentencing hearing for Azamat Tazhayakov is rescheduled for Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 2:00PM before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock in courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor.

United States v. Khairullozhon Matanov, CR 14-10159-WGY

An final pretrial conference for Khairullozhon Matanov is scheduled for Monday May 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM before the Honorable William G. Young in Courtroom 18 on the 5th floor.

The jury trial for Khairullozhon Matanov is scheduled for Monday June 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM before the Honorable William G. Young in Courtroom 18 on the 5th floor.

Zogenix, Inc. v. Patrick, CA 14-11689-RWZ

United States v. Carlos Nataniel Wanzeler et al, CR 14-40028-TSH

An Interim Status Conference as to defendant James Matthew Merrill is scheduled for Thursday October 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM before the Honorable David H. Hennessy in Courtroom 16 of the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in Boston.

United States v. James Bulger, CR 99-10371-DJC

 


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