In plaintiffs' case against the Office of the Insurance Commissioner of Puerto Rico and two consecutive Insurance Commissioners claiming that they were investigated and sanctioned for Insurance Code violations solely because of their political affiliations, district court's judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in the amount of $4.7 million and a permanent injunction is affirmed as all of defendants' grounds for relief are without merit.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Decided October 27, 2009
Before: Torruella, Silar, and Howard, Circuit Judges
Opinion by Torruella, Circuit Judge
For Appellant: Carlos A. Del Valle-Cruz, Special Counsel, Department of Justice, with whom Roberto J. Sánchez-Ramos, Secretary of Justice, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Maite Oronoz-Rodríguez, Acting Solicitor General,