Second Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US 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 US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Centro v. Oyster Bay
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2914
Brown v. Rawlings Financial Services, LLC
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3748
Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Fin. Servs.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2104
Constitution Pipeline Co. v. New York Sate Department of Environmental Conservation  
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1568

Justia Opinion Summary: Constitution petitioned for review of the Department's decision denying its application for certification pursuant to Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, more commonly known as the Clean Water Act (CW...

United States v. Krug  
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4136

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States appealed the district court's order precluding the government from introducing at trial certain testimony by a co-defendant turned government witness on the basis of the common-interest rule of attorney...

Meyer v. Uber Technologies, Inc.  
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2750

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a putative class action alleging that Uber engaged in illegal price fixing. After the district court denied Uber's motion to compel arbitration, holding that plaintiff did not have reasonably conspicuous...

Vera v. Republic of Cuba  
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1227

Justia Opinion Summary: Vera sued the Republic of Cuba for the extrajudicial killing of his father in 1976. In 2008, Vera obtained a default judgment against Cuba in Florida state court, relying on the “terrorism exception” to sovereign immunit...

Hermès of Paris, Inc. v. Swain  
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3182

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Swain was fired from his job with Hermès managing the company’s New Jersey boutique at the Mall at Short Hills. Swain, a New Jersey resident, sued Hermès in New Jersey state court, asserting claims under New Jer...

Morrone v. Pension Fund of Local Number One, I.A.T.S.E.  
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-723

Justia Opinion Summary: Morrone participates in a ʺdefined benefit planʺ offered by the Pension Fund. From 1970-1996, Morrone earned benefits under the Plan; in 1997, he stopped working union jobs. Under the Plan, a participant is entitled to t...

Shultz v. Shearith  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3140

Justia Opinion Summary: The notice of termination itself constitutes an adverse employment action, even when the employer later rescinds the termination. The Second Circuit held that plaintiff's notice of termination in this case was itself an...

United States v. Browder  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1322

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant was convicted of possessing digital images and videos of child pornography, he violated two conditions of his supervised release. In regard to the computer monitoring condition, the Second Circuit held th...

Olagues v. Icahn  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1255

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a shareholder in three public companies, filed suit seeking disgorgement of "short-swing" profits under Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. 78p(b), from investment entities controll...

MGM Resorts IntÂ’l Glob. Gaming Dev., LLC v. Malloy, et al.
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2158
Watson v. United States  
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-655

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) after he was held in immigration detention for more than three years because the government mistakenly believed that he was a deportable alien. The district c...

Gevorkyan v. Judelson  
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3249

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit certified to the Court of Appeals of the State of New York the following question: Whether an entity engaged in the “bail business,” as defined in NYIL 6801(a)(1), may retain its “premium or compensati...