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
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...

Carmichael v. Chappius  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1562

Justia Opinion Summary: After the district court granted habeas relief to petitioner based on his Batson v. Kentucky challenge, respondent appealed. The district court held that the New York State Appellate Division, First Department, had unrea...

Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM Radio  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1164

Justia Opinion Summary: Sirius appealed the district court's order denying its motions for summary judgment and reconsideration in regard to Flo & Eddie's copyright infringement suit. The court certified a significant and unresolved issue of Ne...

United States v. Barret  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 12-4663

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Barret, Mitchell, and Scarlett were convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. The court joined its sister circuits in finding that t...

United States v. Marinello
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2224
Coutard v. Municipal Credit Union  
Date: February 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1113

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. 2601 et seq., against his employer, MCU, after he was denied leave to take care of his seriously ill grandfather who, in loco parentis...

In re ACTOS End-Payor Antitrust Litigation  
Date: February 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3364

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a class action alleging that Takeda prevented competitors from timely marketing a generic version of Takeda’s diabetes drug ACTOS by falsely describing two patents to the FDA. Plaintiffs claimed that the...

Cadle Co. v. Fletcher
Date: February 6, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3404
Physicians Healthsource v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals  
Date: February 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-288

Justia Opinion Summary: Physicians filed suit against Boehringer, a pharmaceutical company, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, as amended by the Junk Fax Protection Act of 2005 (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. 227. Specific...

Jia Sheng v. MTBank Corp.  
Date: February 2, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4467

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against MTBank, alleging violations of various state and federal statues by not allowing her to work remotely when she became pregnant. The magistrate judge ruled as a matter of law against plaintiff...

United States v. Ramirez  
Date: January 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2570

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, the district court sentenced him to 210 months in prison. Defendant moved for a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C...

Microsoft Corp. v. United States
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: 14-2985
Proctor v. LeClaire  
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3673

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an inmate confined in solitary confinement for the last twenty-two years, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against current and former prison officials, alleging that his solitary confinement under Administrativ...

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...