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Attorney Shawn M. Masterson succeeds in the First Circuit Court of Appeals

“The aphorist tells us that hope springs eternal, but litigation based on hope alone should not be allowed to proceed eternally.”

Shapiro Dorry Masterson, LLC successfully represents its client in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Relying on the brief written by Attorney Shawn M. Masterson, the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the United States District Court, granting the defendant’s Motion to Dismiss.

The plaintiff filed suit against Deutsche Bank National Trust Company seeking to reargue the same claims she made, or should have made, in the state court. Rehashing a state court judgment in the federal court is prohibited under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine as well as the doctrine of res judicata. On that basis our client has prevailed.

The decision eloquently penned by Judge Bruce M. Seyla is worth the read.  The link to the decision by Bruce Seyla is right here https://media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/17-1916P-01A.pdf

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