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
Larson v. United States
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-503
United States v. Rodriguez  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3699

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit denied a petition for panel rehearing of the original panel decision in United States v. Martinez, 862 F.3d 223 (2d Cir. 2017). Petitioner argued that the original panel erroneously ruled that his stat...

Montauk U.S.A., LLC v. 148 South Emerson Associates LLC  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3912

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from the parties' dispute over adjudicating rights associated with The Sloppy Tuna, a restaurant in Montauk, NY. On appeal, Montauk challenged the district court's dismissal of its Lanham Act claims and...

Corsair Special Situations Fund, L.P. v. Pesiri  
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-158

Justia Opinion Summary: Corsair obtained a $5,443,171.33 judgment against the defendants. Corsair learned that one of the defendants had a contract with National Resources, entitling the defendant to a payment of more than $3,000,000 and obtain...

Wright v. Musanti  
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-632

Justia Opinion Summary: Wright cut in front of Musanti as they were walking to their respective Manhattan offices during rush hour. Musanti responded by kicking Wright’s legs, and a verbal and physical altercation ensued. Musanti pressed crimin...

DuBuisson v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Co.  
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3526

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a putative class action, alleging that defendants (insurance providers, banks, and credit card companies) targeted credit card holders with fraudulent solicitations for illegal accidental disability and...

Winston v. City of Syracuse  
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1017

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a putative class action challenging the City's policy of denying tenants the opportunity to open water accounts in their own name and shutting off water service to tenants when landlords fail to pay water...

O'Donnell v. AXA Equitable Life Ins. Co.  
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1085

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a variable annuity policy holder, filed a putative class action in state court alleging breach of contract by an insurance company when it introduced a volatility management strategy to the policies without fu...

Rana v. Islam  
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3966

Justia Opinion Summary: Because New York Labor Law does not call for awards of New York Labor Law (NYLL) liquidated damages on top of liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), district courts may not award cumulative liquida...

United States v. Rutigliano  
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3754

Justia Opinion Summary: 28 U.S.C. 2255 jurisdiction does not reach the restitution part of a sentence where, as here, the restitution cannot be deemed custodial punishment. It is not the amount of restitution alone but, rather, the terms of pay...

Jaffer v. Hirji  
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1881

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal involved an intra‐family dispute over who owns a residential house. The Second Circuit held that the district court properly granted defendants' motion for summary judgment on the pleadings with respect to pl...

Akassy v. Hardy  
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-2737, 17-2741, 17-2994

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's motions to proceed in forma pauperis in three appeals challenging judgments under the three-strikes provision of 28 U.S.C. 1915(g), denial of leave t...

Clark v. Advanced Composites Group  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1727

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit vacated the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's personal injury claims against more than fifty corporate defendants, holding that the district court abused its discretion in invoking the equitabl...

Doe v. Sessions  
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1256

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of the Dominican Republic, sought review of the BIA's dismissal of his appeal from an IJ's order of removal and denial of his application for deferral of removal under the Convention Agai...

d'Amico Dry Ltd. v. Primera Maritime (Hellas) Ltd.  
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3125

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit seeking enforcement of an English judgment against defendant for failure to tender payment under a freight-derivative contract and asserted admiralty jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. 1333(1). The Second...