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Kovaco v. Rockbestos-Surprenant Cable Corp.  
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2037

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's partial grant of summary judgment to his former employer, Rockbestos, on his claims of hostile work environment and discriminatory discharge. The court held that it lacked appellat...

Georges v. United Nations  
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-455

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, citizens of the United States and Haiti, filed suit against the UN, asserting various causes of action sounding in tort and contract, seeking to hold defendants responsible for injuries directly resulting fro...

United States v. Stevenson  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1862

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Eric Stevenson is a former Member of the New York State Assembly representing a district in the Bronx. Stevenson was convicted of conspiracy to commit honest servies wire fraud, conspiracy to commit federal pro...

United States v. Lange  
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2442

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Russell and Lange were found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and securities fraud (Count Two) and substantive securities fraud (Count Three). The jury also found Russell guilty of conspiracy to commi...

Mago Int’l, LLC v. LHB AG  
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2776

Justia Opinion Summary: Mago appealed from an order in which judgment was entered in favor of LHB after resolution of cross‐motions for summary judgment. Principally at issue is whether Mago complied with terms of a standby letter of credit iss...

Doe v. United States  
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1967

Justia Opinion Summary: Seven years after her term of probation ended, petitioner moved to have her conviction for health care fraud expunged because her conviction prevented her from getting or keeping a job as a home health aide. At issue is...

Doscher v. Sea Port  
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2814

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner commenced arbitration against his former employers, who are both members of FINRA. This appeal stems from the dismissal of a petition to vacate an arbitral award pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Arbitrati...

Tapper v Hearn  
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2249

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit challenging the constitutionality of certain contribution restrictions within New York City's campaign finance laws. Plaintiffs claimed that the laws’ restrictions on contributions unduly burdened t...

MacDermid Printing Sols. LLC v. Cortron Corp.  
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-589

Justia Opinion Summary: Cortron appealed the district court's award of damages pursuant to a jury verdict of MacDermid on its claims for violations of federal and Connecticut antitrust laws, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets...

In re Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litig.  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3574

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants claim that some aluminum futures traders, having acquired some operators of aluminum warehouses, manipulated a price component for aluminum in the Detroit metro area. The district court dismissed the complaint...

Torres v. United States  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-124

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner seeks a certificate of appealability to challenge the district court’s order denying his Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(d) motion to set aside the court’s order denying his 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion.  In Kellogg v. Strack, th...

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger  
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-0826

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, the Donziger Firm and others, appealed the district court's grant of certain relief against them in favor of Chevron, in connection with an $8.646 billion judgment obtained against Chevron in Ecuador by the L...

United States v. Lee  
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-458

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. 641. Defendant principally argues that his conviction of a section 641 felony violated the Grand Jury Clause of the Fifth Amend...

United States v. Epskamp  
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2028

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance on board an aircraft registered in the United States and possessing with intent to distribute a controlled subs...

United States v. Jiamez-Dolores  
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1840

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Jiamez-Dolores and Degante-Galeno were convicted of crimes related to their involvement in a prostitution ring, which involved four separate brothels and a delivery service by which women would be driven direc...