Today’s opinion is a lesson straight out of the school of hard knocks. No matter how sympathetic the plaintiff or how harrowing his plights, the law is the law and sometimes it’s just not on his side.
When an opinion starts with this quote, you know that the plaintiff is not going to have a good day.
What happened in Sepúlveda-Vargas v. Caribbean Restaurants, LLC (1st Cir. 4/30/18) to garner this tough life lesson from the court?
Victor Sepúlveda-Vargas worked as an assistant manager in a Puerto Rico Burger King owned and operated by Caribbean Restaurants. While making the nightly bank deposit, Sepúlveda was robbed at