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
U.S. Bank National Ass'n v. Bank of America N.A.  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3560

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit vacated the district court's denial of U.S. Bank's motion to retransfer the action to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, where it was instituted, and grant of judgme...

United States v. Valente  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2311

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence after he pleaded guilty to an information charging securities fraud, mail fraud, and obstruction and impeding the Internal Revenue Laws. Defendant, a former registered investment broker, p...

Disability Rights New York v. New York  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2812

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's order granting defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings and dismissing the complaint, which alleged constitutional and other deficiencies in the manner in which gu...

Harnage v. Lightner  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1559

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff pro se appealed the district court's dismissal, under 28 U.S.C. 1915A, his amended complaint for failure to comply with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 8 and 20. Plaintiff alleged 42 U.S.C. 1983 claims against...

Tanvir v. Tanzin
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1176
Doe v. United States  
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: In this redacted case, petitioner appealed the district court's judgment after filing a petition of error coram nobis seeking to vacate his earlier conviction. Petitioner argued that defense counsel was ineffective in af...

Pappas v. Philip Morris, Inc.  
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3842

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a pro se action against Phillip Morris, alleging Connecticut state law liability claims on behalf of her late husband's estate. The district court dismissed some of plaintiff's claims based on its determi...

Orlando v. Nassau County District Attorney's Office  
Date: February 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2390

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit reversed the district court's denial of a petition for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254. Petitioner was convicted of second degree murder. The court held that, notwithstanding a limiting instruction...

United States v. Ojudun  
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2348

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant challenged the district court's revocation of his supervised release, principally arguing that the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress and admitting evidence of postarrest statements. The Sec...

Lehman XS Trust v. Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.  
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1290

Justia Opinion Summary: US Bank appealed the district court's dismissal of its second amended consolidated complaint as untimely. The Second Circuit affirmed and held that ACE Secs. Corp. v. DB Structured Prods., Inc., 25 N.Y.3d 581 (2015), and...

Velarde v. GW GJ, Inc.  
Date: February 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-330

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the Academy, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Articles 6 and 19 of the New York Labor Law (NYLL). The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of judgm...

Richards v. Direct Energy Servs., LLC  
Date: February 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1003

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment in an action against Direct Energy, alleging breach of contract, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and unjust enrichment. Plaintiff had entered into a consume...

United States v. Thrower  
Date: January 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-445

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit reversed the district court's grant of a 28 U.S.C. 2255 petition to reduce defendant's sentence. The court held that the district court erred in concluding that defendant's prior convictions for the Ne...

Bellamy v. City of New York  
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1859

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under New York state law and 42 U.S.C. 1983 against the City and others, alleging that each were responsible for constitutional infirmities that infected plaintiff's criminal trial, caused his wrongf...

United States v. Boles  
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1138

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence for possessing child pornography. The court held that the district court did not err in denying defendant's motion to suppress evidence where, even assuming the warrant was...