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:

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Connecticut ex rel. Tong v. Exxon Mobil Corp.  
Date: September 27, 2023
Docket Number: 21-1446

Justia Opinion Summary: il”) in Connecticut state court, alleging that Exxon Mobil had engaged in a decades-long campaign of deception to knowingly mislead and deceive Connecticut consumers about the negative climatological effects of the…

United States v. Davis  
Date: September 21, 2023
Docket Number: 21-1782

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition after previously having been convicted of a felony. The district court determined that Defendant’s recommended range of imprisonment under the…

Murphy v. Hughson et al.  
Date: September 21, 2023
Docket Number: 21-2998

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was sitting on a bus when police officers boarded the bus, removed him, and arrested him on a misdemeanor bench warrant. Plaintiff, then 67 years old, was a resident of the City of Elmira (the "City"), in…

United States v. Hunt  
Date: September 20, 2023
Docket Number: 21-3020

Justia Opinion Summary: In the months following the 2020 presidential election, Defendant-Appellant threatened prominent elected officials in several posts on various social media platforms. A jury convicted Defendant of one count of…

Siemens Energy, Inc. v. PDVSA  
Date: September 20, 2023
Docket Number: 22-0047

Justia Opinion Summary: In January 2017, Defendant-Appellant Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (“PDVSA”), an oil company wholly owned by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, entered into a Note Agreement with then-Plaintiff-Appellee Dresser-Rand…

Red Tree Investments, LLC v. PDVSA, Petróleo  
Date: September 20, 2023
Docket Number: 22-225

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (“PDVSA”), an oil company wholly owned by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, entered into two Note Agreements and a Credit Agreement with the predecessor-in-interest to…

Elisa W. v. City of New York  
Date: September 19, 2023
Docket Number: 22-7

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-appellants, nineteen children in New York City’s foster care system, filed suit alleging “systemic deficiencies” in the administration of the City’s foster care system in violation of federal and state law.…

In re ALBA Petróleos de El Salvador S.E.M. de C.V.  
Date: September 18, 2023
Docket Number: 22-317

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves a dispute between two law firms, each of which claims the right to represent a Salvadoran company in its efforts to stave off a transnational judgment-collection effort. Specifically, the two firms are…

DiMartile v. Hochul  
Date: September 15, 2023
Docket Number: 21-2988

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs are two couples, both engaged to be married when they filed suit and a New York-based minister. Together, the individuals brought a constitutional challenge to state COVID-19 regulations that limited to fifty…

Peguero Vasquez v. Garland  
Date: September 13, 2023
Docket Number: 21-6380

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner petitioned for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals affirming the finding that he is removable on the ground that he committed a crime involving moral turpitude for which “a sentence of one…

Waldman v. Palestine Liberation Organization  
Date: September 8, 2023
Docket Number: 15-3135

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, a group of United States citizens injured during terror attacks in Israel and the estates or survivors of United States citizens killed in such attacks, brought an action against the Palestine Liberation…

Fuld v. Palestine Liberation Organization  
Date: September 8, 2023
Docket Number: 22-76

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, several family members of a United States citizen killed in an overseas terrorist attack, appealed from the district court’s judgment dismissing their claims against the Palestine Liberation Organization…

Billie R. Banks v. General Motors, LLC  
Date: September 7, 2023
Docket Number: 21-2640

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an African American woman, claims that her employer, defendant-appellee General Motors, LLC ("General Motors"), subjected her to a hostile work environment, race and sex discrimination, and retaliation at her…

NexPoint Diversified Real Est. Tr. v. Acis Cap. Mgmt., L.P.  
Date: September 7, 2023
Docket Number: 22-1912

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff NexPoint holds $7.5 million in subordinated notes issued by Acis CLO-2015-6 Ltd. (the “Issuer”), as part of a CLO. The Issuer acquired the CLO collateral and conveyed it to a trust under an indenture between…

U.S. v. Minter  
Date: September 6, 2023
Docket Number: 21-3102

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested in the Bronx after discharging a pistol. He was subsequently indicted for one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, to which he pleaded guilty in April 2021. The government notified…

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