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
Vega v. Schneiderman  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2364

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of attempted criminal contempt in the second degree and harassment in the second degree, petitioned for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254. Petitioner was sentenced to a one-year conditional dischar...

Arnone v. Aetna Life Ins. Co.  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2322

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit held that, when applied, Section 5‐335 of the New York General Obligations Law prohibited Aetna's reduction of plaintiff's disability benefits. In this case, neither the Employee Retirement Income Secu...

Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2104

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Lincoln, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. 227. The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Lincoln, holding th...

United States v. Scarpa  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-303

Justia Opinion Summary: When the U.S. Attorney has refused to make a Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 35(b) motion for reasons that are not invidious or unrelated to a legitimate government concern, it is not the office of the court to weigh...

Harbin v. Sessions  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-1433

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Grenada, sought review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's denial of his applications for cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention...

Centurion v. Sessions  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-516

Justia Opinion Summary: After petitioner committed a drug crime but before his crime was adjudicated, Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(13)(C)(v). At issue was whe...

Ashmore v. CGI Group, Inc.  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1758

Justia Opinion Summary: Benjamin Ashmore appealed the district court's order dismissing him as the plaintiff in a whistleblower action under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 18 U.S.C. 1514A. Instead, the trustee of Ashmore's bankruptcy estate was substi...

MGM Resorts International Global Gaming Development, LLC v. Malloy  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2158

Justia Opinion Summary: MGM filed suit claiming that Special Act 15‐7 of the Connecticut General Assembly placed it at a competitive disadvantage in the state's gaming industry. The Act creates a special registration pathway for the state's two...

United States v. Weaver  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3861

Justia Opinion Summary: Contractual disclaimers of reliance on prior misrepresentations do not render those misrepresentations immaterial under the criminal mail and wire fraud statutes. The Second Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and se...

Stadnick v. Vivint Solar, Inc.  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-65

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a securities class action alleging claims arising out of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) shares for Vivint Solar. The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of the complaint, holding tha...

United States v. Burden  
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1080

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Burden and Buchanan were sentenced to life imprisonment based on their convictions for, among other things, racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with in...

Irrera v. Humpherys  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2004

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendant and the University, alleging a claim of retaliation based on his complaint of sexual harassment. The district court granted defendants' motion to dismiss. The Second Circuit applied...

BPP Illinois v. Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC  
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3706

Justia Opinion Summary: A group of hotel-related businesses, as well as investors and guarantors, filed suit alleging claims of fraud against the Royal Bank and two of its subsidiaries. The district court dismissed the claims because plaintiffs...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBA) Products Liability Litigation  
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3934

Justia Opinion Summary: The Water District appealed from the district court's judgment in a consolidated multidistrict litigation granting summary judgment to BP and Shell on the ground that the Water District's suit was barred by res judicata...

Johnson v. Perry  
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3671

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that defendant, the principal of Capital Prep, violated plaintiff's First Amendment right of freedom of assembly and his state-law right to be free from the intentional infliction of emotion...