Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit was established in 1891. The Court is located in New York City and exercises appellate jurisdiction over courts in six districts within the states of Connecticut, New York, and Vermont:

Browse Opinions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Restivo v. Hessemann  
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4662

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiffs' convictions for rape and murder were vacated and they had served eighteen years in prison, plaintiff filed suit alleging, inter alia, malicious prosecution and denial of fair trial claims. Defendant, as...

In re: World Trade Center Lower Manhattan Disaster Site Litigation  
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2181

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal requires the court to determine whether Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) has the capacity to challenge a New York State claim-revival statute as unconstitutional under the New York State Constitution. The c...

Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc. v. EPA (Catskill III)  
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 14-1823

Justia Opinion Summary: Several environmentalist organizations and state, provincial, and tribal governments filed suit challenging the EPA's Water Transfers Rule. The Rule formalized the EPA's stance to take a hands‐off approach to water trans...

Trikona Advisers Limited v. Chugh  
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 14-975

Justia Opinion Summary: TAL challenges the district court's grant of summary judgment to the Chugh Defendants. The district court held that TAL's claims for breach of fiduciary duty by Chugh had previously been determined in Chugh's favor in a...

CBF Industria De Gusa S/A v. AMCI Holdings, Inc.  
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-1133, 15-1146

Justia Opinion Summary: CBF, appellants and award-creditors, challenged the district court's two judgments dismissing CBF's initial action to enforce and subsequent action to confirm a foreign arbitral award against appellees as alter-egos of t...

Marblegate Asset Management v. Education Management Finance Corp.  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2124

Justia Opinion Summary: EDMC challenges the district court's holding that a series of transactions meant to restructure EDMC’s debt over the objections of certain noteholders violated Section 316(b) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, 15 U.S.C....

A.M. v. N.Y.C. Department of Education  
Date: January 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4076

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and her autistic son, filed suit under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq., against the DOE, seeking tuition reimbursement and claiming procedura...

Moss v. Colvin  
Date: January 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2272

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed the denial of his habeas petition filed under 28 U.S.C. 2254. The state trial court, during the trial testimony of the undercover officers involved in petitioner's arrest, closed the courtroom to the...

Ferrari v. County of Suffolk
Date: January 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-975
Beck Chevrolet v. General Motors
Date: December 29, 2016
Docket Number: 13-4066
Ferrari v. County of Suffolk  
Date: December 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-975

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was arrested for speeding wildly while drunk and high, and his Ferrari was impounded. After a neutral magistrate ordered that the vehicle be retained by the County, plaintiff filed a claim under 42 U.S.C. 1983,...

Buffalo Transportation Inc. v. United States  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3959

Justia Opinion Summary: Buffalo Transportation seeks review of a final order of the OCAHO finding that it had committed substantive violations of Section 274A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1324a(b). The OCAHO also af...

ACLU v. US DOJ  
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2956

Justia Opinion Summary: The ACLU made requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, seeking information from government agencies regarding drone strikes. In this appeal, the ACLU challenges responses to the FOIA requests m...

United States v. Strong, Jr.  
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2992

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction after pleading guilty to a drug conspiracy count. Prior to the guilty plea, the government filed a prior felony information under 21 U.S.C. 851, alleging that defendant was previously co...

United States v. Huggins  
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1676

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The district court sentenced defendant to 120 months in prison, entered an order of forfeiture in the amount of $2.4 million, and ordered restitu...