Second Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US 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:

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States v. Sawyer
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 15-2276
United States v. Jones
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-87
Giunta, et al. v. Dingman, et al.
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1375
ING Bank N.V. v. M/V TEMARA  
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3923

Justia Opinion Summary: A maritime lien may be asserted by an entity when that entity contracts with a vessel's owner, charterer, or other statutorily-authorized person for the provision of necessaries and the necessaries are supplied pursuant...

Edrei v. Bratton  
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2065

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendants' motion to dismiss based on qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action alleging that defendants, police officers, used excessive force when they us...

United States v. Daugerdas  
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-898

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner challenged the district court's dismissal of her petition asserting a third party interest in certain accounts preliminarily forfeited in the underlying criminal proceedings against her husband, Paul M. Dauger...

Seepersad v. Sessions  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-64

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit joined its sister circuits and held that differentiating between two classes of legal permanent residents—those who seek a waiver from within the United States and those who seek a waiver at the border...

AEI Life, LLC v. Lincoln Benefit Life Co.  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-224

Justia Opinion Summary: AEI filed a declaratory judgment action alleging that Lincoln was barred from challenging the validity of a life insurance policy because the two‐year contestability period had lapsed. The district court granted AEI's mo...

Certain Underwriting Members of Lloyds of London v. Insurance Company of the Americas  
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1137

Justia Opinion Summary: ICA insures workers compensation claims. The Underwriters provide ICA with reinsurance under treaties, which require that disputes be adjudicated by a three-member arbitration panel: one party-appointed arbitrator for ea...

In re: World Trade Center Lower Manhattan Disaster Site Litigation  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 15-2181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit vacated the district court's grant of summary judgment against plaintiffs. The court certified two questions to the New York Court of Appeals and received two answers to those questions. The state cour...

Wilson v. Dynatone Publishing Co.  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1549

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, members of a musical group called "Sly Slick & Wicked," filed suit alleging that Dynatone and others collected royalties from the sampling of their song, "Sho' Nuff" in 2013 and that plaintiffs were entitled...

United States v. Castillo  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4129

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit set aside defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The court held that the government did not waive arguments based on the former "residu...

Du Purton v. United States  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit denied a petition for a writ of error coram nobis where petitioner sought vacatur of his prior conviction and sentence for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, as well as 21 counts of mail fraud,...

United States v. Brooks  
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3737

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit remanded the district court's denial of defendant's motion to reduce his sentence under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2), holding that the district court failed to state whether it had made the requisite initial d...

United States v. Rose  
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-689

Justia Opinion Summary: Forcing someone to withdraw money from an ATM and then stealing the money has a sufficient effect on interstate commerce to support jurisdiction under the Hobbs Act. The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's denia...