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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Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Global Reinsurance Corp. of America v. Century Indemnity Co.  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2164

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arises out of a dispute between Century and Global over the extent to which Global is obligated to reinsure Century pursuant to certain reinsurance certificates. The district court held that the dollar amount...

Trustees of the Upstate New York Engineers Pension Fund v. Ivy Asset Management  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3124

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, trustees of an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq., pension fund, filed suit against its investment manager and principals alleging that defendants knew by 1998 that inves...

Dancy v. McGinley  
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-140

Justia Opinion Summary: Jarquez Dancy and Jayvon Elting, two high school students, were stopped by Police Officer Gregg McGinley while they were walking on Main Street in Poughkeepsie, New York. A confrontation ensued that left Elting bruised,...

United States v. Brown
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 13-1706
SEC v. Frohling  
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 13-3191

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant John B. Frohling appeals the district court's judgment in an enforcement action brought by the SEC in connection with public offerings of unregistered shares of stock of defendant Greenstone. The district court...

SEC v. Sourlis  
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-2301, 15-3978, 14-2937

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals, defendant Virginia K. Sourlis challenges the district court's judgment in an enforcement action brought by the SEC in connection with public offerings of unregistered shares of stock of def...

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GmbH
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2411
United States v. Murshed (Algahaim)  
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2024

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Ahmed A. Algahaim and Mofaddal M. Murshed appealed their convictions for offenses concerning the misuse of benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). The court a...

United States v. Gilliam  
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-387

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of offenses concerning sex trafficking of a minor and was sentenced to 240 months in prison. The principal issue on appeal is whether information from a GPS can be obtained and used without a warr...

Strubel v. Comenity Bank  
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-528

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a putative class action against Comenity to recover statutory damages for violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. 1601 et seq. The district court concluded that plaintiff failed, as a mat...

Constellation Brands, U.S. Operations, Inc. v. NLRB  
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2442

Justia Opinion Summary: The Union filed a petition seeking to represent Constellation’s outside cellar employees as a bargaining unit. Constellation subsequently refused to bargain with the Union and the Union filed an unfair-labor-practice cha...

United States v. Powers  
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3867

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence and conviction after pleading guilty to thirteen counts of child‐pornography‐related offenses. Defendant challenged the actual basis supporting his plea as to one of the thirteen counts an...

Infrassure, Ltd. v. First Mutual Transportation Assurance Co.  
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-306

Justia Opinion Summary: Parties to a facultative reinsurance certificate differ as to which of two arbitration provisions govern the resolution of a dispute that has arisen between them. First Mutual, the ceding company, sought to compel its re...

Gevorkyan v. Judelson  
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3249

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed the district court's conclusion that defendant, a licensed bail bond agent, was entitled to retain the bond premium in this case even though bail was denied. The court certified to the Court of Appeal...

Garcia v. Superintendent of Great Meadow Correctional Facility  
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2863

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, pro se, moves for leave to file a successive 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition challenging his 2009 New York conviction for burglary and sexual abuse. Petitioner filed multiple section 2254 petitions in the past challe...