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
Gingras v. Think Finance, Inc.
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2019
United States v. Hausa
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-566
Gomez v. Barr  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 15-3269

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's finding that petitioner was removable and denying his application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Conventi...

New York State Citizens' Coalition for Children v. Poole  
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 14-2919

Justia Opinion Summary: The Coalition filed suit on behalf of its foster parent members, alleging that the State pays foster parents members inadequate rates to cover the costs of caring for their foster children, in violation of the Adoption A...

Natofsky v. City of New York  
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2757

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants in an action alleging violations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as state and city law. Plaintiff claimed that he...

BWP Media USA Inc. v. Polyvore, Inc.  
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2825

Justia Opinion Summary: BWP appealed the district court's memorandum and order granting summary judgment to Polyvore on BWP's copyright claims for direct and secondary infringement and denial of BWP's cross-motion for summary judgment on direct...

Shepherd v. Commissioner Annucci  
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2261

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's complaint with prejudice as a sanction for misrepresenting his litigation history. The court held that district courts may conduct limited inquiri...

Fasano v. Li  
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-100

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit vacated the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's complaint, based on forum non conveniens grounds, alleging claims for damages under federal and state law in connection with a ╩║going private merge...

United States v. Hendricks  
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 15-2525

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for credit union robbery and using a firearm during a crime of violence. The court held that federal credit union robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2113(a)...

United States v. Thompson  
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-74

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence of 60 months in prison for cyberstalking and making hoax threats. The Second Circuit held that the district court erred in applying a two-level sentencing enhancement under USSG 2A6.2(b)(1...

Mara v. Rilling  
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3326

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants appealed the district court's order denying summary judgment based on qualified immunity in an action brought by plaintiff, alleging that defendants, police officers, violated the United States Constitution an...

Francis v. Kings Park Manor, Inc.
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 15-1823
Davis-Garett v. Urban Outfitters, Inc.  
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3371

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit vacated the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants in an action alleging claims of retaliation and hostile work environment discrimination in violation of the Age Discriminat...

United States v. L-3 Communications EOTech, Inc.  
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0621

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a nonparty-movant's motion for a declaration that he was entitled to a share of the $25.6 million the United States received in a settlement against defendants u...

United States v. Walker  
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1896

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit vacated defendant's 360 month sentence and five year term of supervised release for a single count of conspiring to distribute at least 200 grams of crack cocaine. Defendant pleaded guilty pursuant to...