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
F5 Capital v. Pappas  
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-530

Justia Opinion Summary: F5, a Cayman Islands corporation that invests in international shipping companies, filed a shareholder derivative action on behalf of Star Bulk, a global shipping company, alleging that individual members of Star Bulk's...

NLRB v. Pier Sixty, LLC  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: Pier Sixty challenged the determination that it violated Sections 8(a)(1) and 8(a)(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), 29 U.S.C. 158(a)(1) and (3), by discharging an employee in retaliation for protected activ...

In re Tronox Inc.  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-343

Justia Opinion Summary: Avoca Plaintiffs filed suits against New Kerr-McGee, alleging toxic tort claims. The suits were stayed when the owners/operators of the Avoca Plant, Tronox debtors, filed for bankruptcy. In this appeal, Avoca challenged...

Zarda v. Altitude Express  
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3775

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a skydiver, filed suit against his former employer, Altitude Express, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., and New York law, alleging that he was terminated from his position as a...

United States v. Diaz  
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3776

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon. At issue was whether the district court erred in denying defendant's motion to suppress the gun on Fourth Amendment grounds. The court c...

United States v. Babilonia  
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3739

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Key was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire and several drug- and firearm-related offenses. On appeal, defendant principally challenged the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction fo...

United States v. Jenkins  
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4295

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of one count of possession of child pornography and one count of transportation of child pornography. The government proved at trial that defendant owned a collection of child pornography and brou...

Brown Media Corp. v. K&L Gates, LLP  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4185

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, unsuccessful bidders in a bankruptcy proceeding, appealed the district court's dismissal of their suit alleging claims for breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, and common law fraud against the law...

Saleem v. Corporate Transportation Group, Ltd.  
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-88

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, black-car drivers in the greater New York City area, filed suit alleging that defendants, owners of black-car "base licenses" and affiliated entities, violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 2...

United States v. Yalincak  
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 11-5446

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed two rulings by the district court vacating its order dated December 26, 2007, which had granted him more than $1.1 million in credits towards his restitution obligations pursuant to the Mandatory Victi...

United States, ex rel. Hayes v. Allstate Ins. Co.  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-705

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator filed a qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3729 et seq., against numerous insurance and trucking companies. On appeal, relator challenged the district court's dismissal with prejudice as a...

Carlin v. Davidson Fink LLP  
Date: March 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3105

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, filed suit against defendant, alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C. 1692 et seq. Plaintiff alleged that defend...

Tru-Art Sign Co., Inc. v. Local 137 Sheet Metal Workers Int'l Ass'n  
Date: March 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3415

Justia Opinion Summary: Tru-Art appealed the district court's order denying its motion for interest and costs. After a jury trial, the district court entered judgment for Tru-Art. On appeal, this court affirmed the finding of liability, vacated...

Marin-Marin v. Sessions  
Date: March 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2074

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Ecuador, sought review of the BIA's order affirming the IJ's finding of removeability based on his unlawful entry into the United States. Petitioner, an unaccompanied juvenile of 17, e...

Christiansen v. Omnicom Group, Inc.  
Date: March 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-748

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants under the Americans with Disabilities Education Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.; and state and local law. Pla...