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
United States v. Bodouva  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3937

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed her conviction of one count of embezzling funds from her company's 401(k) plan, and the forfeiture order entered against her. The court affirmed the conviction in a summary order issued contemporaneous...

Stevens v. Rite Aid Corp.  
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-277

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who suffers from a fear of needles (trypanophobia), filed suit against Rite Aid, alleging violation of his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., after he was terminat...

Chai v. Commissioner  
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1653

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner and the Government cross-appealed the tax court's orders relating to petitioner's underreporting of income in his 2003 tax return, principally in connection with a $2 million payment he received from Delta Cur...

Gil v. Sessions  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3134

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, born in the Dominican Republic to unwed parents and admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, sought review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's finding that petitioner was ineligible...

United States v. Schaffer  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2516

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted, among other crimes, of coercing and enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. The court held that the district court did not err in denying defendant's motion to suppress incriminati...

Umbach v. Carrington Investment Partners (US)  
Date: March 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1285

Justia Opinion Summary: Carrington appealed the district court's judgment requiring them to pay plaintiff, the indirect purchaser and assignee of a limited prejudgment interest in defendants' fund, damages plus prejudgment interest for breach o...

United States v. Johnson  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3498

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant plead guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine, cocaine base, heroin, and marijuana, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court concluded that defendant's plea was not entered volunta...

Radha Geismann, M.D., P.C. v. ZocDoc  
Date: March 9, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3708

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against ZocDoc, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. 227. Plaintiff's suit stemmed from two unsolicited telecopies (faxes), it allegedly received from ZocDoc...

United States v. Monsalvatge  
Date: March 8, 2017
Docket Number: 14-1113

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Monsalvatge, Byam, and Dunkley appealed their convictions stemming from their armed robberies of two Pay‐O‐Matic check‐cashing stores. A summary order filed simultaneously with this opinion addressed the balan...

United States v. Finazzo  
Date: March 7, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3213

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Dey and Finazzo were involved in a conspiracy to use South Bay as a supplier of Aeropostale apparel in exchange for secret payments. Finazzo was a former merchandising executive for Aeropostale, and Dey contro...

Linares-Urrutia v. Sessions  
Date: March 7, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4419

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought review of the BIA's dismissal of his appeal from the denial of his applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). In this case, petitioner, who w...

CBF Industria De Gusa S/A v. AMCI Holdings, Inc.  
Date: March 2, 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...

New York Pet Welfare Association v. New York City  
Date: March 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4013

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit challenging New York City's "Sourcing Law," which requires that pet shops sell only animals acquired from breeders holding a Class A license issued under the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), 7 U.S....

United States v. Natal  
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-94

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Natal and Morales appealed their sentences and convictions for crimes including arson resulting in death, accessory after the fact to arson, and destruction and concealment of evidence. The court held that tes...

Darnell v. City of New York  
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2870

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, 20 state pretrial detainees, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the City and the supervisory officers of a pre-arraignment holding facility were deliberately indifferent to allegedly unconstitutio...