Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Redondo Waste Systems, Inc. v. Lopez-Freytes

Oct 18: In the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Case No. 10-1865. Appealed from the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Plaintiffs Redondo Waste Systems, Inc., and Big Blue Corp. (collectively Redondo) appealed the district court's dismissal of their complaint alleging various malfeasance by the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board (EQB). The Appeals Court said, "Because Redondo's complaint states no plausible claim against any identifiable defendant, we affirm."
    Redondo is a Puerto Rico-based business engaged in the treatment and disposal of regulated biomedical waste (sometimes abbreviated RBW). On November 17, 2008, Redondo filed the complaint at issue against the members of EQB's Governing Board. Redondo's complaint alleges that EQB treated Redondo's competitor BFI/Stericycle much more favorably than it treated Redondo.
    The Appeals Court ruled, "Redondo's complaint did not meet even minimal pleading standards; therefore, we affirm the district court's dismissal order. The district court correctly denied Redondo's belated attempt to remedy the complaint's deficiencies; therefore, we affirm the district court's denial of Redondo's motion to alter or amend. Costs to appellees. So ordered."
    Access the complete opinion (click here). [#Haz, #CA1]