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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...

In re Vivendi, S.A. Secs. Litig.  
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-180

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, investors in Vivendi's stock during the relevant time period, filed a class action suit against Vivendi, alleging that Vivendi’s persistently optimistic representations during the relevant period constituted...

McCullough v. World Wrestling Entm't  
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Numbers: 16-1231, 16-1237

Justia Opinion Summary: WWE, relying on the court's decision in Hageman v. City Investing Co., moved to dismiss these appeals on the ground that other consolidated cases remained pending in the district court. Because the McCullough and Haynes...

United States v. American Express Co.  
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1672

Justia Opinion Summary: Amex appealed from the district court's decision finding that it unreasonably restrained trade in violation of section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1, by entering into agreements containing nondiscriminatory provision...

FTC v. LeadClick Media, LLC  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1009

Justia Opinion Summary: The FTC and the State filed suit seeking to hold LeadClick liable for its role in the use of deceptive websites to market weight loss products in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act), 15 U...

United States v. Sheehan  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1028

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of extortion and use of a destructive device to commit extortion. Defendant's conviction arose out of his plot to extort money from Home Depot by placing a device purporting to be an inert “model”...

Lanier v. Bats Exchange, Inc.  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1683

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff subscribes to data feeds through which the Exchanges provide information about securities traded on the Exchanges to an exclusive securities information processor pursuant to a plan approved by the SEC. The Pro...

Fountain v. Karim  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3429

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit for damages against a government employee and the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 2671-80, and New York law. The claims arose out of a traffic accident involvi...

Harrison v. Republic of Sudan
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-121
United States v. Harris  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1774

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant plead guilty to conspiracy to traffic in narcotics and was sentenced to 188 months in prison and five years of supervised release. On appeal, defendant challenged the revocation of his supervised release and im...

United States v. Daugerdas  
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2437

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for one count of conspiracy to defraud the IRS, four counts of client tax evasion, one count of IRS obstruction, and one count of mail fraud. The court concluded that the evidence was su...

In Re: Vitamin C Antitrust Litig.  
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: 13-4791

Justia Opinion Summary: A multi-district antitrust class action was brought by plaintiffs against defendants, entities incorporated under the laws of China, alleging that defendants conspired to fix the price and supply of vitamin C sold to U.S...

In re AIG Securities Litig.  
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4067

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerns employee benefits plans sponsored by AIG or its affiliates under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq. At issue is whether the Plans are "affiliates" of AI...

B.C. v. Mount Vernon Sch. Dist.  
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3603

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of their respective daughters J.C. and T.H., filed suit against District Defendants and NYSED Defendants. Plaintiffs claim that the district court erred in concluding that plaintiff...