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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Menora Mivtachim Ins. Ltd. v. Frutarom Indus. Ltd.  
Date: September 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1076

Justia Opinion Summary: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (“IFF”), a U.S.-based seller of flavoring and fragrance products, acquired Frutarom Industries Ltd. (“Frutarom”), an Israeli firm in the same industry. Leading up to the merger,…

E. Jean Carroll v. Donald J. Trump  
Date: September 27, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3977

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Donald J. Trump and Movant-Appellant the United States of America appealed from a district court’s judgment denying their motion to substitute the United States in this action pursuant to the Westfall…

McKinney v. City of Middletown  
Date: September 26, 2022
Docket Number: 19-1765

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appeals the district court’s judgment granting Defendants’ motion for summary judgment on the ground of qualified immunity. Plaintiff argued that Defendant police officers violated clearly established law by…

Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries  
Date: September 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1681

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs deliver baked goods by truck to stores and restaurants in designated territories within Connecticut. They brought an action in district court on behalf of a putative class against Flowers Foods, Inc. and two…

Nitkewicz v. Lincoln Life & Annuity Co. of N.Y.  
Date: September 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1830

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States District Court for the Southern District Court  concluded that Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York was not obligated under New York Insurance Law Section 3203(a)(2) to refund a payment that…

National Rifle Association of America v. Maria T. Vullo  
Date: September 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-636

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff National Rifle Association of America (the "NRA") claims that Defendant, the former Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS"), violated its rights to free speech and equal…

United States v. Sealed Defendant One  
Date: September 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-118

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed from a judgment of conviction following his guilty plea to one count of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, one count of threatening to assault a federal law officer, and one count of…

Ethridge v. Bell  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1685

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner appealed dismissing his pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus and an order denying his motion for reconsideration. Petitioner challenged his conviction on the ground that the state court erroneously…

In re: Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC  
Date: September 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-872

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants JABA Associates LP and its general partners appealed the district court’s judgment granting summary judgment to Plaintiff, (“Trustee”), pursuant to the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 (“SIPA”). JABA…

Belya v. Kapral, et al.  
Date: September 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1498

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued individuals and entities affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia ("ROCOR" and, collectively, "Defendants") -- for defamation, contending that they defamed him when they publicly accused…

Martinez Roman v. Garland  
Date: September 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3476

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner a native and citizen of Mexico, sought review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision affirming the decision of an Immigration Judge (“IJ”) denying Petitioner’s application for cancellation of…

Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. OneBeacon Ins. Co.  
Date: September 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4282

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant OneBeacon Insurance Company reinsured one of three excess insurance policies issued by Plaintiff Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company to policyholder ASARCO, Inc. After developing significant potential liability on…

Romano v. Ulrich et al.  
Date: September 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1303

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff alleged that while he was incarcerated at a facility run by the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (“DOCCS”), he was beaten by corrections officers who were attempting to break up a…

Cantero v. Bank of Am., N.A.  
Date: September 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-400

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs in two putative class actions took out home mortgage loans from Bank of America, N.A. (“BOA”), one before and the other after the effective date of certain provisions of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and…

In re: Citibank August 11, 2020
Date: September 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-487