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:

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Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Colvin v. Keen  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3650

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants in an action alleging that defendants took adverse employment action against plaintiff in violation of the First Amendment in retal...

United States v. Baker
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2895
D'Addario v. D'Addario  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1162

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), seeking to recover the loss of the inheritance she would have received from her mother's estate if not for her brother's fraudulen...

Wilk Auslander LLP v. Murray  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1272

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's decision affirming the bankruptcy court's dismissal of a Chapter 7 involuntary bankruptcy petition creditor filed under 11 U.S.C. 303(a) against debtor. The bankruptcy cou...

Jaen v. Sessions  
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1512

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit granted a petition for review of the BIA's decision ordering petitioner removed under 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(1)(B) and 1227(a)(2)(B)(i). The court held that petitioner acquired United States citizenship at b...

Trusted Media Brands, Inc. v. United States  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3733

Justia Opinion Summary: Section 6511(d)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, which establishes an elongated ten-year limitations period on refund claims resulting from foreign tax credits, was applicable only to overpayments attributable to fore...

United States ex rel. Wood v. Allergan, Inc.  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2191

Justia Opinion Summary: A violation of the False Claims Act's (FCA) first‐to‐file bar cannot be remedied by amending or supplementing the complaint. Relator filed a qui tam action against Allergan, alleging that the pharmaceutical company viola...

United States v. Alston  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2405

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed defendant's convictions and sentence for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and a quantity of MDMA, and possessing a firearm in fu...

Doe v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-759

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a judgment creditor's request for attachment and turnover of blocked electronic funds transfers (ETF) under Section 201 of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. In C...

United States v. Baker  
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2895

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for conspiracy to distribute drugs. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to show that defendant conspired to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin. The cou...

Lopez Catzin v. Thank You & Good Luck Corp.  
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2497

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit held that the district court erred in refusing to exercise supplemental jurisdiction in an action brought by laundromat workers against their employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The da...

Anderson News, LLC v. American Media, Inc.  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 15-2714

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for defendants in an action alleging that defendants conspired to boycott Anderson and drive it out of business, in violation of section 1 of the...

United States v. Sampson  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 15-2869

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit vacated the district court's grant of defendant's motion to dismiss two counts of an indictment charging him with federal-program embezzlement. Defendant, a former New York State Senator, allegedly emb...

United States v. Sampson  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-343

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for obstruction of justice and making false statements to federal agents. Defendant, a former New York State Senator, was convicted of crimes related to his efforts to u...

McDonough v. Smith  
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-296

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's dismissal of his claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that his right to due process had been violated when fabricated evidence was used against him in a state criminal proceeding...