2024 Second Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

United States v. McGrain
Date: June 21, 2024
Docket Number: 22-661
United States v. Bradley  
Date: June 18, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1207

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves defendants Dennis A. Bradley, Jr., and Jessica Martinez, who were charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in relation to Bradley’s 2018 campaign for Connecticut state senator. The…

Poor v. Amazon.com Services LLC  
Date: June 12, 2024
Docket Number: 22-3182

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Amazon.com Services LLC and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB alleged that Amazon committed an unfair labor practice by discharging an employee for engaging in protected concerted…

Costin v. Glens Falls Hospital  
Date: June 12, 2024
Docket Number: 23-379

Justia Opinion Summary: Nicole Costin, individually and on behalf of her minor son, filed a lawsuit against Glens Falls Hospital and several of its staff members. Costin alleged that the hospital discriminated against her due to her…

United States v. Fernandez  
Date: June 11, 2024
Docket Number: 22-3122

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves the United States government's appeal against a decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lower court had granted federal prisoner Joe Fernandez's motion…

United States v. Washington  
Date: June 10, 2024
Docket Number: 21-1809

Justia Opinion Summary: Brandon Washington pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. At sentencing, the district court added a point to Washington's criminal history score for a prior state-court conviction for…

Woods v. Centro of Oneida, Inc.  
Date: June 10, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2629

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Travis Woods, a wheelchair user, who sued the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority and its subsidiary Centro of Oneida, Inc. (collectively, "Centro"), which operate the public bus service…

Link Motion Inc. v. DLA Piper LLP  
Date: June 10, 2024
Docket Number: 23-944

Justia Opinion Summary: Link Motion Inc., a Chinese company incorporated in the Cayman Islands, filed a legal malpractice action against the law firm DLA Piper LLP (US) and one of its attorneys in the New York State Supreme Court. The case was…

Sharikov v. Philips Medical Systems MR, Inc.  
Date: June 4, 2024
Docket Number: 23-407

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Roman Sharikov, an employee of Philips Medical Systems MR, Inc., who was terminated after refusing to comply with the company's COVID-19 health and safety policies, including a vaccination mandate.…

Black v. Decker  
Date: May 31, 2024
Docket Number: 20-3224

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves two legal permanent residents, Carol Williams Black and Keisy G.M., who were detained by the U.S. government for several months without a bond hearing under the authority of 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c), pending…

Stankiewicz v. Garland  
Date: May 31, 2024
Docket Number: 21-6265

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around Aleksandra Malgorzata Stankiewicz, a lawful permanent resident of the United States, who was convicted in 2003 for violating a New Jersey statute that criminalizes distributing a controlled…

Tripathy v. McKoy  
Date: May 29, 2024
Docket Number: 23-919

Justia Opinion Summary: Sanjay Tripathy, a former inmate in the New York correctional system, filed a lawsuit against state prison officials. He claimed that they forced him to enroll in a sex-offender program that required him to accept…

United States v. Garnes  
Date: May 28, 2024
Docket Number: 23-6790

Justia Opinion Summary: Quadri Garnes was charged with threatening to assault and murder employees of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and transmitting interstate communications containing threats to injure another person. These charges…

United States v. Williams  
Date: May 24, 2024
Docket Number: 20-3044

Justia Opinion Summary: Julius Williams, convicted of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, appealed the denial of his motion for a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2). This law allows a court to reduce a…

Trustees of the NYSNAPP v. White Oak Glob. Adv.  
Date: May 21, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1783

Justia Opinion Summary: The Trustees of the New York State Nurses Association Pension Plan (the Trustees) and White Oak Global Advisors, LLC (White Oak) entered into an investment management agreement, which included an arbitration clause. The…

Nano Dimension Ltd. v. Murchinson Ltd.  
Date: May 20, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1141

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Nano Dimension Ltd., an Israeli 3D printing and manufacturing company, and several defendants including Murchinson Ltd. and Anson Advisors Inc. Nano alleged that the defendants violated Section 13(d) of…

United States v. Frias  
Date: May 16, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1804

Justia Opinion Summary: Carlos Esteras and Raphael Frias were convicted of fentanyl trafficking charges and appealed their sentences, arguing that the district court erred in calculating their respective Guidelines ranges. Esteras contended…

Krasner v. Cedar Realty Trust, Inc.
Date: May 16, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1262
Tereshchenko v. Karimi  
Date: May 16, 2024
Docket Number: 24-172

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a Ukrainian couple, Yasamin Karimi and Roman Tereshchenko, who divorced and disputed custody of their two children. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Tereshchenko agreed to Karimi removing the…

United States v. Barrett  
Date: May 15, 2024
Docket Number: 21-1379

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, Dwayne Barrett, was convicted on multiple counts of conspiratorial and substantive Hobbs Act robbery, the use of firearms during such robberies, and in one robbery, the murder of a robbery victim. On…

Brandon v. Royce  
Date: May 15, 2024
Docket Number: 21-2554

Justia Opinion Summary: Chamma K. Brandon, an inmate in the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, filed a lawsuit against three prison officials. Brandon alleged that the officials violated his First…

In re Bystolic Antitrust Litigation  
Date: May 13, 2024
Docket Number: 23-410

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a dispute over the antitrust implications of a settlement agreement between Forest Laboratories, a brand manufacturer of the high-blood pressure drug Bystolic, and seven manufacturers of generic…

Soliman v. Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, Ltd.  
Date: May 10, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1726

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff, Marina Soliman, filed a lawsuit against Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, Ltd. ("Subway"), alleging that a marketing text message she received on her cell phone violated the Telephone Consumer…

Fuld v. PLO, et al.; Waldman v. PLO, et al.
Date: May 10, 2024
Docket Number: 22-76
Doherty v. Bice  
Date: May 10, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1217

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason Doherty, a former student at Purchase College, State University of New York, who has Asperger Syndrome, sued several administrators of the college under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for declaratory and…

In re: Kind LLC "Healthy and All Natural" Litigation  
Date: May 2, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2684

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a group of plaintiffs who filed a class-action lawsuit against KIND, LLC, a snack food company. The plaintiffs alleged that the phrase "All Natural" on the labels of KIND's products was deceptive and…

Cedeno v. Sasson  
Date: May 1, 2024
Docket Number: 21-2891

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Ramon Dejesus Cedeno, an employee of Strategic Financial Solutions, LLC, and a participant in its Strategic Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Cedeno sued the company, its trustee Argent Trust Company, and…

United States v. Ortiz  
Date: April 30, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1775

Justia Opinion Summary: Antonio Ortiz, while on supervised release for a drug-trafficking conviction, was accused of repeatedly raping his teenage daughter. The district court found Ortiz guilty of three release violations related to the rapes…

Commerzbank AG v. U.S. Bank, N.A.  
Date: April 30, 2024
Docket Number: 22-854

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves Commerzbank AG, a German bank, and U.S. Bank, N.A., an American bank. Commerzbank sued U.S. Bank, alleging that it had failed to fulfill its duties as a trustee for residential mortgage-backed…

United States v. Jones  
Date: April 29, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2958

Justia Opinion Summary: A U.S. citizen, Maalik Alim Jones, pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges for his involvement with al-Shabaab, an Islamist military organization in Kenya and Somalia. The district court accepted his plea and…

New York State Telecommunications Association, Inc. v. James  
Date: April 26, 2024
Docket Number: 21-1975

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2021, New York enacted the Affordable Broadband Act (ABA), which required internet service providers to offer broadband internet to qualifying households at reduced prices. A group of trade organizations representing…

Doe v. Franklin Square Union Free Sch. Dist.  
Date: April 25, 2024
Docket Number: 23-582

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Jane Doe, who sued the Franklin Square Union Free School District on behalf of herself and her minor daughter, Sarah Doe. The lawsuit was filed after the school district refused to grant Sarah an…

Medunjanin v. United States  
Date: April 24, 2024
Docket Number: 21-1438

Justia Opinion Summary: Adis Medunjanin was arrested in 2010 and charged with nine terrorism-related counts, including attempting to commit an act of terrorism and possessing a destructive device in furtherance of crimes of violence. The…

United States v. Dai  
Date: April 24, 2024
Docket Number: 23-8081

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around Patrick Dai, a student at Cornell University, who was charged with making interstate threats of violence against Jewish students at the university. The government sought to detain Dai pretrial,…

United States v. Freeman  
Date: April 23, 2024
Docket Number: 23-6394

Justia Opinion Summary: Rodger Freeman, convicted of a felony in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, was sentenced to imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release. After completing his federal prison…

United States of America v. Dean Brooks
Date: April 17, 2024
Docket Number: 23-6145
City of New York v. Henriquez  
Date: April 16, 2024
Docket Number: 23-325

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a dispute over the use of the term "Medical Special Operations Conference" and its acronym "MSOC" as a trademark. The plaintiff, the City of New York and the FDNY Foundation, and the defendant, Juan…

Dycom Indus., Inc. v. Pension, Hosp'n & Benefit Plan of the Elec. Indus.  
Date: April 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-647

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around Dycom Industries, Inc. ("Dycom") and its predecessor, Midtown Express, LLC ("Midtown"), a cable contractor that installed, serviced, and disconnected telecommunications cables for Time Warner…

Citizens United To Protect Our Neighborhoods v. Village of Chestnut Ridge  
Date: April 5, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2710

Justia Opinion Summary: A group of citizens and a civic organization, Citizens United To Protect Our Neighborhoods (CUPON), filed a lawsuit against the Village of Chestnut Ridge, New York, alleging that the village violated the Establishment…

Indemnity Inssurance Co. of North America v. Unitrans International Corp.  
Date: April 4, 2024
Docket Number: 21-2132

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Indemnity Insurance Company of North America ("Indemnity") and Unitrans International Corporation ("Unitrans"). Indemnity, as the insurer of Amgen, a pharmaceutical company, paid for the loss of a…

Marquez v. Silver  
Date: March 27, 2024
Docket Number: 23-437

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case handled by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the plaintiff, Alexis Marquez, an attorney who represented herself, claimed that an Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice harassed…

Bart v. Golub Corp.  
Date: March 26, 2024
Docket Number: 23-238

Justia Opinion Summary: Elaine Bart, a former supermarket manager, brought a lawsuit against her former employer, Golub Corporation, alleging gender discrimination under Title VII and state law. She was fired for falsifying food logs, a…

Harvey v. Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone  
Date: March 25, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1645

Justia Opinion Summary: The case was a lawsuit filed by Janet and Joseph Harvey against the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations. The Harveys alleged that they were harmed by faulty renovations at the…

United States v. Ventura  
Date: March 22, 2024
Docket Number: 17-3904

Justia Opinion Summary: The case in question involves a defendant, Saba Rosario Ventura, who was initially detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after the District Court ordered his release on bail pending his criminal trial.…

King v. Aramark Services Inc.  
Date: March 20, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1237

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff-Appellant, Kristen King, claimed that her employer, Aramark Services Inc., subjected her to a sex-based hostile work environment, discrimination, and retaliation in violation of the New York State Human…

Jones v. Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District  
Date: March 20, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1442

Justia Opinion Summary: In the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the appellant, Brittany Jones, claimed she was sexually abused by a teacher between 2009 and 2011, when she was a high school student. She brought her claims…

Callahan v. County of Suffolk  
Date: March 19, 2024
Docket Number: 22-969

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard an appeal by Christopher Callahan against a judgment by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The district court had…

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Novartis Pharma AG  
Date: March 18, 2024
Docket Number: 22-0427

Justia Opinion Summary: The case was heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit between Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the plaintiff-appellant, against Novartis Pharma AG and associates, the defendants-appellees.…

Goldstein v. Professional Staff Congress/CUNY  
Date: March 18, 2024
Docket Number: 23-384

Justia Opinion Summary: Six full-time professors at the City University of New York filed a lawsuit challenging New York’s Public Employees’ Fair Employment Act, known as the Taylor Law, alleging it violated their First Amendment rights to free…

Daileader v. Certain Underwriters  
Date: March 18, 2024
Docket Number: 23-690

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard an appeal involving Timothy Daileader, the independent director and manager of an affiliated group of companies, collectively known as "Oaktree," which were…

United States v. Oliveras  
Date: March 15, 2024
Docket Number: 21-2954

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant-appellant, Alex Oliveras, was sentenced to sixty-three months' imprisonment and a three-year supervised release term for possessing cocaine with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance…

American Cruise Lines v. United States of America  
Date: March 15, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1029

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a dispute over the legality of an agreement between River 1, LLC, an American company, and Viking USA LLC, a subsidiary of a Swiss company, under federal maritime law. The United States Maritime…

United States v. Jimenez  
Date: March 15, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2090

Justia Opinion Summary: The case pertains to Ariel Jimenez, who owned and operated a tax preparation business in Bronx, New York. Between 2009 and 2015, Jimenez led a large-scale tax fraud and identity theft scheme, purchasing stolen identities…

Whitfield v. City of New York  
Date: March 15, 2024
Docket Number: 22-412

Justia Opinion Summary: John D. Whitfield's application for a job as a Youth Development Specialist with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) was rejected. Whitfield alleged that the rejection was discriminatory and…

Jok v. City of Burlington  
Date: March 15, 2024
Docket Number: 22-413

Justia Opinion Summary: In the early morning hours of September 8, 2018, Mabior Jok was standing outside a bar in Burlington, Vermont, when Joseph Corrow, an officer of the Burlington Police Department, approached the group. The details of what…

Cotton v. New York State Office  
Date: March 14, 2024
Docket Number: 20-1644

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff-appellant, Maurice Cotton, an inmate, filed a civil rights lawsuit against corrections officials at the Green Haven Correctional Facility. He alleged that he was wrongfully denied a transfer to another…

Solid 21, Inc. v. Breitling USA, Inc.  
Date: March 14, 2024
Docket Number: 22-366

Justia Opinion Summary: The case in question involves a dispute over the use of the term "red gold" in the marketing of wristwatches. The plaintiff-appellant Solid 21, a luxury jewelry and watch business, owns a trademark in RED GOLD® since…

SEC v. Rashid  
Date: March 13, 2024
Docket Number: 20-4080

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action against Mohammed Ali Rashid, a former senior partner at the private equity firm Apollo Management L.P. Rashid was accused of breaching his…

Behrens v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.  
Date: March 13, 2024
Docket Number: 21-2603

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, five former customers of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., a defunct futures commission merchant, filed a class action lawsuit against various defendants, including JPMorgan Chase Bank and National Futures…

Brinkmann v. Town of Southold, New York  
Date: March 13, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2722

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, which dismissed the plaintiffs' complaint. The plaintiffs, Ben and…

Foley v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue  
Date: March 13, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1296

Justia Opinion Summary: The case in question involves an appeal by Joseph William Foley against the United States Tax Court's dismissal of his deficiency protest due to untimeliness. Foley filed a protest against a notice of deficiency issued…

Jimenez v. Stanford  
Date: March 12, 2024
Docket Number: 21-2582

Justia Opinion Summary: In the case of Rafael Jimenez v. Tina M. Stanford, Chairperson of the New York State Board of Parole, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment denying Jimenez’s…

In re Orion HealthCorp, Inc.  
Date: March 12, 2024
Docket Number: 23-311

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, Aquila Alpha LLC (Aquila) appealed against a judgment from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, affirming a bankruptcy court’s decision to deny Aquila’s motion to vacate a…

United States, ex rel. Hart v. McKesson Corp.  
Date: March 12, 2024
Docket Number: 23-726

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard a case initiated by Adam Hart, who filed a qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA) against pharmaceutical distributor McKesson. Hart alleged that…

Wong v. Garland  
Date: March 11, 2024
Docket Number: 22-6185

Justia Opinion Summary: Kwok Sum Wong, a citizen of China and Hong Kong native, petitioned for review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirming a decision by an Immigration Judge (IJ) that found him removable under the…

In re: Application of Bonsens.org for an Order
Date: March 11, 2024
Docket Number: 23-380
United States v. Benjamin  
Date: March 8, 2024
Docket Number: 22-3091

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Brian Benjamin, a state senator in New York from 2017 to 2021, who was indicted on charges of federal funds bribery, honest services wire fraud, conspiracy to commit each of those offenses, and…

Williams v. Binance  
Date: March 8, 2024
Docket Number: 22-972

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a group of plaintiffs who used the online cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, to purchase crypto-assets known as "tokens". They allege Binance violated the Securities Act of 1933 and the "Blue Sky"…

Do No Harm v. Pfizer Inc.  
Date: March 6, 2024
Docket Number: 23-15

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reviewed a decision made by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff, Do No Harm, a membership organization, filed a…

United States v. Delvalle  
Date: March 5, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1539

Justia Opinion Summary: In the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Defendant-Appellant Kevin Delvalle appealed his sentence, arguing his guilty plea was involuntary as he believed he would receive a sentence below the…

Zivkovic v. Laura Christy LLC  
Date: March 5, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1558

Justia Opinion Summary: The case being summarized involves two subclasses of current and former tipped employees at two New York City restaurants, who filed suit against the restaurants and their owners for violations of the New York Labor Law…

FRASERS GROUP PLC v. MORGAN STANLEY  
Date: March 4, 2024
Docket Number: 23-7635

Justia Opinion Summary: The case originates from an Application for Judicial Assistance under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 by Frasers Group PLC ("Frasers"), a British retailer group. Frasers requested to obtain documentary and testimonial evidence from…

Moll v. Telesector  
Date: February 28, 2024
Docket Number: 20-3599

Justia Opinion Summary: This case revolves around the plaintiff, Cindy L. Moll, who made allegations of gender-based discrimination, including hostile work environment, retaliatory transfer of her job site, and discriminatory or retaliatory…

United States v. Johnson  
Date: February 27, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1086

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a decision from the United States District Court for the District of Vermont. The defendant, Cory Johnson, had been convicted for the…

Kowalchuck v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority  
Date: February 27, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1921

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, plaintiff-appellant John Kowalchuck sued his former employer, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), under the Federal Employers' Liability Act for injuries he sustained while clearing snow at an…

Singh Bhagtana v. Garland
Date: February 22, 2024
Docket Number: 20-1673
Thomas v. United States  
Date: February 21, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2026

Justia Opinion Summary: In the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the case revolves around the appeal of Gregory Thomas, who alleges ineffective assistance of counsel due to the failure to file an appeal from his…

BMG Monroe I, LLC v. Village of Monroe  
Date: February 16, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1047

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York's dismissal of a lawsuit brought by BMG Monroe I, LLC. BMG, a developer, had sued…

In re: Mexican Government Bonds Antitrust Litigation  
Date: February 9, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2039

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the plaintiffs were U.S. investors who purchased Mexican government bonds. They alleged that the defendants, Mexican branches of several…

Porter v. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center  
Date: February 6, 2024
Docket Number: 20-3894

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff, Dr. Misty Blanchette Porter, had been a staff physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) since 1996. She specialized in reproductive medicine and was highly regarded in her field. In November…

United States of America v. Sims  
Date: February 5, 2024
Docket Number: 21-3015

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves the appeal of Defendant-Appellant Dewey K. Sims from a sentencing judgment entered in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. Sims had pleaded guilty to possessing a…

Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust v. National  
Date: February 5, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1589

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled in a complex environmental case involving an entity known as the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust (RACER), which was created…

In re Treasury Securities Auction Antitrust Litigation  
Date: February 1, 2024
Docket Number: 22-943

Justia Opinion Summary: A group of 18 pension and retirement funds and other investors alleged that 10 large banks conspired to rig U.S. Treasury auctions and boycott the emergence of direct, "all-to-all" trading between buy-side investors on…

Rupp v. City of Buffalo  
Date: January 31, 2024
Docket Number: 21-1036

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves an appeal by a plaintiff against the dismissal of his lawsuit against the City of Buffalo and some of its police officers. The plaintiff was arrested and charged with violating a city noise ordinance…

Roe v. St. John's University  
Date: January 31, 2024
Docket Number: 21-1125

Justia Opinion Summary: This case is about a dispute between Richard Roe and St. John’s University (SJU) and Jane Doe. Roe, a male student at SJU, was accused of sexually assaulting two female students, Doe and Mary Smith, on separate…

Chatham Capital Holdings, Inc. v. Conru  
Date: January 31, 2024
Docket Number: 23-154

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case before the United States Court of Appeals For the Second Circuit, two investment firms, held debt securities issued by FriendFinder Networks, Inc., and an affiliate. Several years later, FriendFinder’s…

Park v. Kim  
Date: January 30, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2057

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Minhye Park’s case against David Dennis Kim by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The…

United States v. Reyes-Arzate  
Date: January 30, 2024
Docket Number: 22-320

Justia Opinion Summary: Ivan Reyes-Arzate, the defendant-appellant, appealed his conviction and sentence after pleading guilty to a drug offense before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He was sentenced to…

United States v. Aquart  
Date: January 29, 2024
Docket Number: 21-2763

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the life imprisonment sentence of Azibo Aquart, who was found guilty of multiple federal homicide and drug trafficking crimes. The court had previously…

McCracken v. Verisma Systems, Inc.  
Date: January 29, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2928

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, a group of patients initiated a class action lawsuit against various hospitals and vendors who provide medical record production services to the hospitals. The plaintiffs alleged that the hospitals and…

Wilson v. Federal Bureau of Investigation  
Date: January 29, 2024
Docket Number: 23-137

Justia Opinion Summary: John Wilson, the plaintiff-appellant, made several requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the defendant-appellee, to release records concerning him.…

Reese v. Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority  
Date: January 26, 2024
Docket Number: 22-751

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit addressed a dispute involving the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) and several plaintiffs who had been fined for failing to pay tolls at TBTA…

Loomis v. ACE American Insurance Company  
Date: January 23, 2024
Docket Number: 22-863

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the plaintiff, William Loomis, a truck driver who was injured in a car accident in New York, sought recovery from his employer's insurance company, ACE American Insurance Company, for his remaining damages…

The Resource Group International Limited v. Chishti  
Date: January 22, 2024
Docket Number: 23-286

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has decided an appeal from The Resource Group International Limited, TRG Pakistan Limited, Mohammed Khaishgi, and Hasnain Aslam against Muhammad Ziaullah Khan…

JLM Couture, Inc. v. Gutman  
Date: January 17, 2024
Docket Number: 21-2535

Justia Opinion Summary: In the dispute between fashion designer and social media influencer Hayley Paige Gutman and her former employer, JLM Couture, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered the preliminary…

Restaurant Law Center v. City of New York  
Date: January 5, 2024
Docket Number: 22-491

Justia Opinion Summary: In the case involving the Restaurant Law Center and the New York State Restaurant Association against the City of New York and the Commissioner of the City’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, the plaintiffs…

Kasiotis v. N.Y. Black Car Operators' Inj. Comp. Fund, Inc.  
Date: January 2, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2061

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Joseph Kasiotis filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and other similarly situated New York consumers against the New York Black Car Operators’ Injury Compensation Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”). The…

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