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
In re MPM Silicones, LLC  
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1771

Justia Opinion Summary: Three groups of creditors appealed MPM's substantially consummated plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The Subordinated Notes holders challenged the lower courts' conclusions that their claims...

Ganek v. Leibowitz  
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1463

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit reversed the district court's denial of qualified immunity for federal law enforcement authorities in an action for money damages pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Nar...

Cohen v. Postal Holdings, LLC  
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2657

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit vacated the district court's order granting summary judgment for Postal Holdings on Connecticut state law claims of private nuisance and negligence brought by plaintiffs. The court remanded with instru...

United States v. Jones  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1518

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his 180 month sentence after he was convicted of assaulting a federal officer and was sentenced as a career offender. In light of Beckles v. United States, 137 S. Ct. 886 (2017), the Second Circuit fou...

Manhattan by Sail, Inc. v. Tagle  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-607

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit vacated the district court's judgment in favor of shipowners in a negligence action filed by plaintiff after a deckhand unclipped a weighted halyard and it struck plaintiff in the head. The court held...

Grice v. McVeigh  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4124

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit reversed the district court's denial of the police's motion for qualified immunity. Plaintiff, a teenaged train enthusiast, was stopped and handcuffed after the police department received a 911 report...

Federal Housing Finance Agency v. Nomura Holding America, Inc.  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1872

Justia Opinion Summary: FHFA, as conservator for government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), filed suit against defendants, alleging violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and analogous "Blue Sky laws," the Virginia Securities Act, and the D.C....

Elias et al. v. Rolling Stone LLC et al.
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2465
United States v. Brooks  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 13-3213

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit granted in part and denied in part a motion to abate David Brooks' offenses related to fraud and securities laws. Brooks was the founder, Chair of the Board of Directors, and CEO of DHB Industries, a p...

Katz v. The Donna Karan Company, LLC  
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-464

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, alleging willful violations of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA), 15 U.S.C. 1681c(g). Section 1681c(g) seeks to reduce the risk of identity theft by, a...

Elias v. Rolling Stone LLC  
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2465

Justia Opinion Summary: George Elias, IV, Stephen Hadford, and Ross Fowler appealed the district court's dismissal of their defamation claims against Rolling Stone and others, alleging claims arising from a now-retracted Rolling Stone magazine...

United States v. Caltabiano  
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1275

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit held that its appellate jurisdiction extended to defendant's challenges to both his conviction and sentences for various fraud and theft charges. In this case, the notice of appeal form stated defendan...

U1IT4Less Inc. v. FedEx Corp.  
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-533

Justia Opinion Summary: BikerGear filed suit against FedEx, accusing FedEx of fraudulently marking up the weights of packages shipped by BikerGear and overcharging BikerGear for Canadian customers, in violation of the Interstate Commerce Commis...

Friedman v. Bloomberg L.P.  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1335

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of this defamation action as to the out-of-state defendants, holding that Connecticut General Statute 52‐59b—which provides for long‐arm jurisdiction over certai...

United States v. Jones  
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1518

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of 180 months in prison after he was convicted of assaulting a federal officer. In light of Beckles v. United States, 137 S. Ct. 886 (2017), which held that the residual c...