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:

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EMI Christian Music Group, Inc. v. MP3tunes, LLC  
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4369

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a copyright infringement suit against MP3tunes and its founder and CEO, alleging that two internet music services created by MP3tunes infringed their copyrights in thousands of sound recordings and music...

United States v. Prevezon Holdings, Ltd.  
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-132

Justia Opinion Summary: Hermitage challenges the district court's denial of its motion to disqualify counsel for Prevezon. The underlying litigation arises out of a 2013 civil forfeiture action brought by the United States alleging that Prevezo...

Arch Trading Corp. v. Republic of Ecuador  
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2065

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, five entities incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, filed suit against the Republic of Ecuador and two of Ecuador's instrumentalities, CFN and Trust, claiming that an agency of the Republic of Ecuador u...

United States v. Marinello  
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2224

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, the owner and operator of a freight service that couriered items to and from the United States and Canada, was found guilty of nine counts of tax-related offenses. Defendant was charged with violating 26 U.S.C...

TCA Television Corp. v. McCollum  
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-134

Justia Opinion Summary: In this copyright infringement suit, plaintiffs challenged the district court's determination that defendants’ verbatim use of a portion of Abbott and Costello’s iconic comedy routine, "Who’s on First?," in the recent Br...

United States v. Bennett
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-0024
Pasternack v. Lab. Corp.
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4101
United States v. Bennett  
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-0024

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and then appealed his sentence of 84 months in prison. Defendant argued that the district court erred in calculating the Guidelines range by imposing...

Smith v., LLC  
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3508

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, the widow of Louis K. Smith, who authored and copyrighted a book entitled "The Hardscrabble Zone," filed suit alleging direct and contributory copyright infringement by Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble, under li...

Process America v. Cynergy Holdings  
Date: October 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2081

Justia Opinion Summary: Process America filed suit against Cynergy for breach of contract and Cynergy counterclaimed, alleging, inter alia, that Process America improperly solicited its customers. The district court held that although both part...

Li v. Lynch  
Date: October 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-219

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of the People's Republic of China, seeks review of the BIA's order affirming the IJ's denial of her application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against...

United States v. Jones
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1518
Hill v. Delaware North Co. Sportservice  
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2109

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs worked at the concessions at Oriole Park, the home field of the Baltimore Orioles. Plaintiffs filed suit seeking overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq. DNC Sport...

Garnett v. Undercover Officer C0039  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1489

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and Undercover Officer C0039’s (UC 39) appeal from the district court's judgment finding UC 39 liable for denying plaintiff his right to a fair trial by fabricating evidence in connection with criminal charges...

GAMCO v. Vivendi  
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 13-1194

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stems from the same set of underlying facts as those in In re Vivendi S.A. Securities Litigation, Nos. 15‐180‐cv(L), 15‐208‐cv(XAP), in which the court today issued a separate opinion. GAMCO, so-called "value...