The First Circuit occasionally tips its hand and lets you know what it's going to do in the very first sentence of an opinion. Such is the case in Ramos-Santiago v. UPS, First Cir. No. 07-1024. The Court begins today's decision by noting the the plaintiff in this employment case "was a driver with the United Parcel Service when he failed to deliver thirty-seven packages over the span of two business days in 2003."
Weird unexplained twist: all 37 packages were addressed to a single recipient. The plaintiff apparently delivered all of his other packages without a problem on the dates in question.