Szendrey-Ramos v First Bancorp


Venue: District of Puerto Rico

Facts: Szendry-Ramos is fired after disclosing possible mortgage-related ethics violations to her superiors.

Posture: Suit inder federal employment law, but there are also claims under PR law and the PR constitution.

Issue: Supplemental jurisdiction?

Holding: No. Dismissed.

Rule: The PR claims substantially predominate over the federal claims, and pose novel and complex issues of law.

Reasoning: There are way more PR claims. Also, we don't know PR law as well as PR courts would. We should leave this to the PR SC, since these are novel issues, and they're the best articulators of PR law.