Federal Court Decisions

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Lyman Commerce Solutions, Inc. v. Lung, 12 Civ. 4398

Payments Rendering Contract Breach Judgment Unsatisfied Deemed Fraudulent Transfers

12 Civ. 4398
District Judge Thomas Griesa

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Aronov v. Mersini, 14-cv-7998

Dismissal of RICO Claims Over Misappropriation Of Pharmacy's Customer Database Explained

14-cv-7998
District Judge P. Kevin Castel

Practice Areas: Torts , Business Torts , Corporate Espionage , Intellectual Property , Trade Secrets , White Collar Crime , RICO

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Duka v. SEC, 15 Civ. 357

SEC ALJs' Tenure Protections Do Not Violate President's Article II Executive Responsibilities

15 Civ. 357
District Judge Richard Berman

Practice Areas: Securities and Federal Corporate Law , Securities Fraud , Administrative Law , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

Kuzma v. Central Intelligence Agency, 13-CV-1175

CIA Granted Summary Judgment in Challenge To Its Response to Protester's FOIA Request

13-CV-1175
District Judge William Skretny

U.S. District Court, Western District

Benjamin v. The Fosdick Machine Tool Co., 11-CV-00571

Expert's Opinion Drill Press Was Defectively Designed Because It Lacked Guard Excluded

11-CV-00571
Magistrate Judge Jeremiah McCarthy

Practice Areas: Products Liability , Design Defect , Evidence , Expert Witnesses

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Greenaway v. County of Nassau, 11-CV-2024

Judge Allows Man Hit With Stun Gun to Proceed With Suit

11-CV-2024
District Judge William Kuntz, II

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Southern District

American Freedom Defense Initiative, et al., Plaintiffs v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, et al., Defendants, 14 Cv. 7928

Judge Says MTA Must Display Anti-Hamas Ads on NYC Buses

14 Cv. 7928
District Judge John Koeltl

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

John Doe, Plaintiff v. Columbia University, et al., Defendants, 14-CV-3573

14-CV-3573
District Judge Jesse Furman

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, 13 Civ. 1669

Reduction of Attorney Fees, Costs Awarded NYCHRL 'Prevailing Party' Explained

13 Civ. 1669
District Judge Alvin Hellerstein

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery , Labor and Employment

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A. v. Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 14-CV-9839

Law Firm's Claim of Fee Sharing Agreement's Breach Survives Dismissal, Other Claims Do Not

14-CV-9839
District Judge Jesse Furman

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery , Contracts , Breach

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

USA v. Bengis, 13-2543-cr

$22 Million MVRA Restitution to South Africa For Poached Lobsters' Market Value Affirmed

13-2543-cr
Before: Walker, Cabranes, and Carney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Energy and Natural Resources

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Liberty Ins. Corp. v. Admiral Ins. Co., 3:14-CV-949

Plaintiff Remains Excess Insurer, Defendant Is Sole Prime Insurer in Underlying Actions

3:14-CV-949
District Judge Mae D'Agostino

Practice Areas: Insurance Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Padro v. Citibank, 14-CV-2986

Handbooks, Acknowledgements Require Bank Worker to Arbitrate Her Title VII, ADEA Claims

14-CV-2986
District Judge Nicholas Garaufis

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution , Arbitration (ADR) , Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Banking and Financial Institutions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Albert Lopez Victory, Plaintiff-Appellant v. George Pataki, Former Governor of the State of New York in his official capacity, Brion D. Travis, Ex-Chair, Board of Parole, New York State Division of Parole, Thomas P. Grant, Special Assistant to the Chair of the Board of Parole, Mike Hayden, Acting Director of the Division of Parole, Ronald P. White, Director of Upstate Field Operations for the Division of Parole, Terrance X. Tracy, Chief Counsel to the Chair of the Board of Parole, Kenneth E. Graber, Commissioner of the Board of Parole, George Chard, Senior Parole Officer, Utica Parole Office, Douglas C. Smith, Ex-Supervising Parole Officer, Utica Parole Office, Perritano, "John," First Name Unknown, Parole Officer, Utica Parole Office, Kevin McCarthy, Head of the Special Services Bureau for the Division of Parole, Central New York Area, Thomas Murfitt, Syracuse Police Officer, Gilhooley, "John," first name unknown, Syracuse Police Officer, Timothy Foody, Ex-Police Chief, Syracuse Police Department, John Does, 1, 2, 3, etc., Jane Does 1, 2, 3, etc., (whose identities are unknown but who are believed to be either employees of the Division of Parole, the Governor's Office, and/or the Syracuse Police Department); all such individual defendants being sued both in their individual and official capacity, The City of Syracuse, New York, Dennis Duval, Chief of Police of the Syracuse Police Department, George Alexander, Chair, Board of Parole, in his official capacity, Governor David Paterson, Rory D. Gilhooley, Syracuse Police Officer, John Falge, Ex-Police Chief, Syracuse Police Department, Gary Miguel, Police Chief, Syracuse Police Department, Eliot Spitzer, Governor of the State of New York in his official capacity, Defendants-Appellees.**, 13-3592-cv

Jury Can Hear Conspiracy Claim in Parole Rescission

13-3592-cv
Before: Pooler, Parker, C.JJ.*

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Criminal Law , Torts , Appellate Law - Civil , Procedure

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Chauncey Mahan, Plaintiff v. Roc Nation, LLC, et al., Defendants, 14 Civ. 5075

Claims Time-Barred As Accruing More Than Three Years Before July 2014 Lawsuit's Filing

14 Civ. 5075
District Judge Lorna Schofield

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property , Copyrights , Creation/Registration (Copyright) , Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Bak, et al., Plaintiffs v. Metro-North Railroad Company, et al., Defendants, 12-CV-3220

Metro-North Owed Duty of Care to Woman Who Fell From Bridgeport Station's Platform

12-CV-3220
District Judge Thomas Griesa

Practice Areas: Torts , Wrongful Death , Premises Liability , Transportation

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Skender Cakoni, Petitioner v. United States of America, Respondent, 14-cv-2290

§2255 Habeas Petition Is 'Second Bite'; Trial Counsel Satisfied 'Strickland'

14-cv-2290
District Judge Katherine Forrest

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Civil Rights , Legal Profession

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff v. Instant Response Systems, LLC, and Jason Abraham, Defendants, 13 Civ. 00976

Material Misrepresentations Made, Consumers Intimidated, Do Not Call Registry Violated

13 Civ. 00976
District Judge I. Leo Glasser

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection

U.S. District Court, Southern District

United States of America, Plaintiff v. Sheldon Silver, Defendant, 15-CR-93 (VEC)

Judge Faults Bharara but Keeps Charges Against Silver

15-CR-93 (VEC)
District Judge Valerie Caproni

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

United States of America, Plaintiff v. Narco Freedom, Inc., Defendant, 14 Cv. 8593

Injunction Granted Against Company Allegedly Violating 'Anti-Kickback Statute'

14 Cv. 8593
District Judge John Koeltl

Practice Areas: Health Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

John L. Weslowski, Plaintiff v. Patricia Zugibe, Jeffrey J. Fortunato, and County of Rockland, Defendants, 12-CV-8755

Employers May Regard Viewing of Explicit Material on Work Computer As More Serious

12-CV-8755
District Judge Kenneth Karas

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Sexual Orientation Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Nassau Precision Casting Co., Inc., Plaintiff v. Acushnet Company, Inc., Cobra Golf Company, and Puma North America, Inc., Defendants., 10-CV-4226

Golf Iron Clubs Where Material Is Removed From Toe Do Not Infringe on Patent

10-CV-4226
District Judge William Kuntz, II

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property , Patents , Infringement (Patents)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Callari v. Blackman Plumbing Supply Inc., 11-cv-3655

Class Certification Denied in Action Alleging Improper Denial of Overtime Compensation

11-cv-3655
District Judge Arthur Spatt

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Class Actions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Attallah v. New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 12-cv-6132

Student Fails to State Valid §1983 Claim for Deprivation of Property or Liberty Interest

12-CV-6132
District Judge Joseph Bianco

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Karen Cullin, Appellant v. Kenneth P. Silverman, Chapter 7 Trustee of Agape World, Inc., Appellee, 14-CV-4248

Net Gain on Investment in Ponzi Scheme Constitutes a Fraudulent Conveyance

14-CV-4248
District Judge Joan Azrack

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy

U.S. District Court, Northern District

JGB Props., LLC, Plaintiff v. Ironwood, LLC; and Steelway Realty Corp., Defendants, 5:14-CV-1542

Plaintiff Fails to Show That Railroad Line Could Not Be Brought Back Into Compliance

5:14-CV-1542
District Judge Glenn Suddaby

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Western District

United States of America, Plaintiff v. Mark N. Kirsch, Defendant, 07-CR-304

Jury Could Find That Racketeering Defendant Conspired to Violate Hobbs Act

07-CR-304
District Judge William Skretny

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

New York Metro Peterbilt, Inc., Barclay Ehrler, Plaintiffs v. Peterbilt Motors Company, Peterbilt of New York City, LLC, Mauricio Leal, Defendants, 13-CV-843

Intent Cannot Be Readily Determined in Examining Parties' Purchase Agreement

13-CV-843
District Judge Denis Hurley

Practice Areas: Contracts , Interpretation

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Matt Kardovich, Lila Chui, and Cindy Chang, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Pfizer, Inc., Defendant, 13-CR-7378

Plaintiffs Fail to Allege False Statements or Deceptive Acts by Pfizer as to Centrum

13-CR-7378
District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Donna Tomasino, Plaintiff v. The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., Estee Lauder, LLC, and Estee Lauder, Inc., Defendants, 13-CV-4692

Dismissal of Claims Does Not Bar Amended Claim Arising From the Same Transaction

13-CV-4692
District Judge Edward Korman

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Tradewinds Airlines, Inc., Plaintiff v. George Soros and Purnendu Chatterjee, Defendants, 10 Civ. 8175

Absence of Evidence of the 'Mingling of Operations' Is Fatal to Veil-Piercing Claims

10 Civ. 8175
District Judge John Keenan

Practice Areas: Business Entities

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Jane Doe, Plaintiff v. Lt. Gen. Franklin Lee Hagenbeck, Brig. Gen. William E. Rapp, and the United States of America Defendants, 13 Civ. 2802

Court Allows Claim of Sexual Hostility at Military Academy

13 Civ. 2802
District Judge Alvin Hellerstein

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Military Law , Constitutional Law , Education Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Matt Kardovich, Lila Chui, and Cindy Chang, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Pfizer, Inc., Defendant, 13-CR-7378

Plaintiffs Fail to Allege False Statements or Deceptive Acts by Pfizer as to Centrum

13-CR-7378
District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Sudane Lefevre, Plaintiff v. County of Albany, et al., Defendants, 1:14-cv-155

Judge Tosses Imprisonment Case of 'Good Samaritan'

1:14-cv-155
Chief Judge Gary Sharpe

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Patrick Hughes and Nafise Nina Hodjat, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. The Ester C Company, NBTY, Inc., and Naturesmart, LLC, Defendants, 12-CV-0041

Consumer Claims As to 'Immune Support' Statements Not Preempted by Federal Law

12-CV-0041
District Judge Pamela Chen

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection

U.S. District Court, Southern District

David Young-Wolff, Plaintiff v. McGraw-Hill School Education Holdings, LLC and McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC, Defendants, 13-CV-4372

Court Dismisses Unjust Enrichment Claim Brought in Order to Recover Royalties Owed

13-CV-4372
District Judge Kimba Wood

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property , Copyrights , Infringement (Copyright)

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Louis Kucharczyk, Plaintiff v. Westchester County, et al. Defendants, 14-CV-601

Inmate Sufficiently Alleges Deliberate Indifference to His Serious Medical Needs

14-CV-601
District Judge Kenneth Karas

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Lizamaris Delarosa, Plaintiff v. United States of America, AUSA Craig Nolan, ATF S/A Thomas M. Jusianiec, and T.F.O. Thomas McCoy, Defendants, 1:11-CV-368

Plaintiff May Pursue Bivens Claims Although FTCA Claims in Same Action Were Dismissed

1:11-CV-368
District Judge Norman Mordue

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Elena Strujan, Plaintiff v. Stuart I. Davis, Fedex Office, and TD Bank, Defendants, 14-CV-1972

Court Dismisses 'Civil Conspiracy' Claim That Fails to Allege Any Underlying Crime or Tort

14-CV-1972
District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Barbara Duka, Plaintiff v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Defendant, 15 Civ. 357

Judge Rebuffs Challenge to SEC Administrative Case

15 Civ. 357
District Judge Richard Berman

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law , Civil Procedure , Securities and Federal Corporate Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

In re: Lynn Carol Schneider, Debtor, 14-CV-1166

Bankruptcy Court Properly Approved Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit

14-CV-1166
District Judge Joan Azrack

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center, Inc., Plaintiff v. Gregory Blass, Comissioner, Suffolk County Department of Social Services, County of Suffolk, Defendants, 10-CV-3628

Social Services Breached Duty to Prepare Woman for Transition Out of Foster Care

10-CV-3628
District Judge Pamela Chen

Practice Areas: Social Services Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

J.W. and L.W., individually and on behalf of Jake W., a minor, Plaintiffs v. The New York City Department of Education, Defendant, 13-CV-6905

Court Upholds State Review Officer's Denial Of Private School Funding for Autistic Child

13-CV-6905
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Administrative Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

Lekia Monique Miller, Plaintiff v. Carolyn W. Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant, 13-CV-6462

ALJ Properly Reviewed Medical Records, Testimony to Analyze Plaintiff's Limitations

13-CV-6462
Magistrate Judge Marian Payson

Practice Areas: Social Services Law , Social Security Compensation

U.S. District Court, Northern District

David Cogan, Plaintiff v. Nat'l R.R. Passenger Corp. d/b/a Amtrak, Defendant, 1:12-CV-1090

Questions of Fact Exist As to Whether Amtrak Breached Duty to Provide Safe Place to Work

1:12-CV-1090
District Judge Glenn Suddaby

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Labor Law , Working Conditions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

United States of America, Plaintiff v. Angel Galan, Defendant, 14-CR-450

Cartridge, Drugs Not Suppressed; Ample Basis For 'Terry' Stop, Was Probable Cause for Arrest

14-CR-450
District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Hesham Zaghloul Eldesouky, et al., Plaintiffs v. Hatem Abdel Aziz, et al., Defendants, 11-CV-6986

Award of $1.23 Million in Damages, Lawyer's Fees in Breach Action Over Flaxseed Explained

11-CV-6986
Magistrate Judge James Cott

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach , Sales (Article II of UCC) , Commercial Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Maria C. Lugo, Petitioner v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States Attorney General Respondent, 13-1484-ag

BIA Must Decide If Misprision of Felony Is Still 'Crime Involving Moral Turpitude'

13-1484-ag
Before: Calabresi, B.D. Parker and Livingston, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Immigration Law , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Gerald T. Gerrard, Plaintiff v. John Burns; Jefferson County Sheriff Department; and Jefferson County, New York, Defendants, 7:14-CV-1235

'Stigma Plus' Not Asserted; No §50-a Privacy Right in Personnel File Under Circumstances

7:14-CV-1235
District Judge David Hurd

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Labor and Employment , Torts , Intentional Torts , Defamation

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Willie J. London, Plaintiff v. County of Ulster; Ulster CO. D.A. Office; Lawrence Ball, City of Kingston Court Judge; Matthew Jankowski, Ulster County D.A. Office; Gerard Carey, Esq. Defendants, 1:14-cv-01095

Rights Breach Claims Not Stated; Conspiracy, Coercion, Bias Claims Not Plausibly Pleaded

1:14-cv-01095
District Judge Mae D'Agostino

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Criminal Law , Motor Vehicles (Criminal)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

European Community v. RJR Nabisco, Inc., 11-2475

Circuit Declines En Banc Review of RJR Nabisco Ruling

11-2475
Before: Katzmann, Ch.J., Jacobs, Cabranes, Pooler, Raggi, Wesley, Hall, Livingston, Lynch, Chin, Lohier, Jr., Carney, Droney., C.JJ.

Practice Areas: White Collar Crime , Money Laundering , Appellate Law - Civil

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

G.M.M., a minor child by his mother and natural guardian, Niki Hernandez-adams, and Niki Hernandez-Adams, individually, Plaintiffs v. Mark Kimpson, Defendant, 13-CV-5059

Questions Exist As to Whether Renovation Sufficiently Encapsulated Lead Condition

13-CV-5059
District Judge Jack Weinstein

Practice Areas: Landlord/Tenant Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Premiere Acquisition Corp., Plaintiff v. Blue Jade Enterprises, Inc., et al., Defendants, 13-CV-5389

Plaintiff in Breach of Contract Action Denied Summary Judgment on Rescission Claim

13-CV-5389
District Judge Jesse Furman

Practice Areas: Contracts , Rescission , Breach

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Golden Horn Shipping Co. Ltd., Plaintiff v. Volans Shipping Company Limited and Norvik Banka, Defendants, 14 Civ. 2168

Tort Claim Arising Out of Breach of Charter Agreement Is Not Admiralty Claim

14 Civ. 2168
Magistrate Judge James Francis

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Peter A. Nickel and Kinematic Technologies, Inc., Plaintiffs v. Brenton, LLC and Pro Mach Group, Inc., Defendants, 1:13-CV-01153

Questions Exist As to Extent of Services Provided Upon Expiration of Contract

1:13-CV-01153
District Judge Mae D'Agostino

Practice Areas: Contracts , Performance

U.S. District Court, Northern District

John A. Beck, Plaintiff v. Town of Groton, Defendant, 5:11-CV-420

Town Faulted for Efforts to Deter Man's Free Speech

5:11-CV-420
District Judge David Hurd

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Bloomingburg Jewish Education Center et al., Plaintiffs v. Village of Bloomingburg, New York et al., Defendants, 14-cv-7250

Subpoenas Ruled Too Invasive in Bias Case

14-cv-7250
District Judge Katherine Forrest

Practice Areas: Residential and Commercial Real Estate

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Courtney Linde, et al., Plaintiffs v. Arab Bank, PLC, Defendant, 04-cv-2799 (BMC) (VVP)

Judge Rejects Arab Bank's Attack on Jury Verdict

04-cv-2799 (BMC) (VVP)
District Judge Brian Cogan

Practice Areas: Banking and Financial Institutions , Torts , Liability

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Aventura Technologies, Inc., Plaintiff v. The World of Residensea II, Ltd., Defendants, 13-CV-1097

Magistrate Did Not Abuse Discretion in Staying Federal Suit Pending State Case's Outcome

13-CV-1097
District Judge Denis Hurley

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Motion Practice , Contracts , Breach

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Mario Hendriques Arjune, Plaintiff v. Christopher Shanahan, et al., Defendants, 15 Civ. 1551

Four-Year Gap Between Release From Prison, Arrest by ICE Lead to Habeas Writ's Grant

15 Civ. 1551
Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck

Practice Areas: Immigration Law , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

United States of America, Plaintiff v. Paul Rivera, Michael Garrett, Defendants, 13-CR-149

Request for Communications by Jailed Cooperating Witnesses Not Authorized

13-CR-149
District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Devon Millington, Petitioner v. William Lee, Superintendent, Green Haven Correctional Facility, Respondent, 11cv000499

Habeas Granted for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

11cv000499
District Judge Lorna Schofield

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Devon Millington, Petitioner v. William Lee, Respondent, 11 Civ. 499 (LGS)(DCF)

Habeas Granted for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

11 Civ. 499 (LGS)(DCF)
District Judge Lorna Schofield

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Nathan Dershowitz, Executor of the Estate of Marilyn Dershowitz, deceased, Plaintiff v. The United States of America, Defendant, 12-CV-08634

Government Found Liable in Fatal Bicycle Accident

12-CV-08634
Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn

Practice Areas: Torts , Liability , Wrongful Death

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Matt Dash, Individually and on Behalf of all others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff v. Seagate Technology (US) Holdings, Inc., Defendant, CV 13-6329

Public Disclosures Lead to Dismissal of Fraud Claims Over Hard Drive's Speed, With Prejudice

CV 13-6329
District Judge Leonard Wexler

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection , Torts , Intentional Torts , Fraud (Torts)

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Plaintiff v. Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings LLC, Defendant, 14CV3020

Trustee's Claims Against Mortgage-Backed Securitization's Sponsor Partly Dismissed

14CV3020
District Judge Laura Taylor Swain

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach , Banking and Financial Institutions , Securities and Federal Corporate Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Continental Terminals, Inc., Plaintiff-Counter-Defendant-Appellant v. Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellee, 13-3903-cv

N.J. Warehouse in Waterfront Commission's Jurisdiction, Needs 'Stevedore' License

13-3903-cv
Before: Raggi, Chin, and Carney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Admiralty , Administrative Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

Onewest Bank, N.A., Plaintiff v. Richard Aikey Jr., et al., Defendants, 13-CV-6453

Loan Not 'High-Cost,' HOEPA Noncompliance Claim Lacks Merit; Bank Entitled to Foreclosure

13-CV-6453
March 31, 2015

Practice Areas: Residential and Commercial Real Estate , Banking and Financial Institutions

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Xiaolu "Peter" Yu, Plaintiff v. Vassar College, Defendant, 13-CV-4373

Male Student's Gender Bias Claim Against Vassar Rejected

13-CV-4373
District Judge Ronnie Abrams

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Education Law , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Securities and Exchange Commission, Plaintiff v. Daryl M. Payton, and Benjamin Durant, III, Defendants, 14 Civ. 4644

Insider Trading Suit to Proceed

14 Civ. 4644
District Judge Jed Rakoff

Practice Areas: Securities and Federal Corporate Law , Insider Trading

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Gerald Nelson, Plaintiff v. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181-1061, AFL-CIO, et al., Defendants, 15-cv-672

'Hybrid' Challenge to Back Pay Agreement Dismissed; Fair Representation Duty Unviolated

15-cv-672
District Judge Brian Cogan

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Labor Law , Union Representation , Collective Bargaining Agreements , Arbitration (Labor and Employment)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Cezary Gwiazdowski, Petitioner v. Anetta Gwiazdowska, Respondent, 14-CV-1482

Petition Seeking Children's Return to Poland Denied; Children Are 'Settled' in United States

14-CV-1482
District Judge Frederic Block

Practice Areas: Family Law , International Law (Public)

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Jean Guo, Plaintiff v. IBM 401(k) Plus Plan, et al. Defendants, 13-CV-8223

ERISA Claim Over Failure to Provide 401(k) Plan Benefits Is Dismissed As Time Barred

13-CV-8223
District Judge Kenneth Karas

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. and Energy Intelligence Group (UK) Limited, Plaintiffs v. Jefferies, LLC and Jefferies International Limited, Defendants, 14 CV 04115

Copyrights to WGI, IOD Newsletters Infringed; Claim of OD Copyright's Infringement Dismissed

14 CV 04115
District Judge Loretta Preska

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property , Copyrights , Infringement (Copyright)

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Shari Dooley, Plaintiff v. Jetblue Airways Corporation, Defendant, 14-CV-4432

Title VII Bias, Retaliation Claims Not Stated; ADA Accommodation Claim Inadequately Pleaded

14-CV-4432
District Judge Jesse Furman

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Sex Discrimination , Disability Discrimination , Hiring/Firing

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Joanne Smith, Donald Smith, Edward Lilly Plaintiffs-Appellants v. Ben Campbell, New York State Trooper Defendant-Appellant New York State Police, Division of State Police, Defendant, 14-1468

'Johnson' Noted in Unlawful Seizure Claim's Remand; Retaliatory Prosecution Claim Untimely

14-1468
Before: Guido Calabresi, Peter W. Hall, C.JJ., and Jed S. Rakoff, D.J.1

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Alfonzo Forney, Plaintiff v. Demetrios Forney, Police Officer Jeffrey Soto, Police Officer Arrindell, Police Officer Kevin Deleon, Sergeant Bergamo, Sergeant Zollo, and John Doe, Defendants, 13-CV-7193

Dismissal of 42 USC §1983 Action Stemming From 911 Call, Counterfeit Money Explained

13-CV-7193
District Judge William Kuntz

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Geralyn Ganci, Plaintiff v. U.S. Limousine Service Ltd. and Raymond Townsend, Defendants, 10-CV-3027

Fees to Law Firm, Solo Practitioner in Title VII Employment Discrimination Suit Explained

10-CV-3027
District Judge Joseph Bianco

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery , Labor and Employment , Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

United States of America, Plaintiff v. G.L., Defendant, 12-CR-475

Woman Who Used Daughter as 'Camouflage' for Drug-Smuggling Gets Leniency

12-CR-475
District Judge Jack Weinstein

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Arial Technologies LLC, Plaintiff v. Aerophile S.A., Aerophile Orlando LLC, Defendants, 14 CV 4435

French Court Has Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Zoo Balloon Ride Pact Breach Action

14 CV 4435
District Judge Loretta Preska

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach , Interpretation , Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Securities and Exchange Commission, Plaintiff v. Gibraltar Global Securities, Inc. and Warren A. Davis, Defendants, 13 Civ. 2575

Ineffective Voluntary Liquidation Does Not Excuse Party From Its Discovery Obligations

13 Civ. 2575
Magistrate Judge James Francis

Practice Areas: Securities and Federal Corporate Law , International Business and Commercial Law , Business Entities , Dissolution

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Warehouse Wines & Spirits, Inc., Plaintiff v. Travelers Property Casualty Company of America, Defendant, 13 Civ. 5712

'Dishonest Acts' Exclusion Precludes Coverage Of Wine Seller's Loss After Warehouse Theft

13 Civ. 5712
District Judge Katherine Forrest

Practice Areas: Insurance Law

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Alfred G. Osterweil, Plaintiff v. George R. Bartlett, III, in his official capacity as Licensing Officer in the County of Schoharie, Defendant, 1:09-cv-825

Judge Slashes Fees for Law Firm in Pistol Permit Case

1:09-cv-825
District Judge Mae D'Agostino

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Jing Zhang and Women's Rights in China, Plaintiffs v. Jenzabar, Inc., the Jenzabar Foundation, Inc., All Girls Allowed, Inc., and Ling Chai, Defendants, 12-CV-2988

Dispute Continues Between Chinese Pro-Democracy Advocates

12-CV-2988
District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Evidence , Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Gem Financial Service, Inc., d/b/a Gem Pawnbrokers, Plaintiff v. City of New York, and Police Officers John Doe # 1-10, Defendants, 13-CV-1686

Pawnbroker Can Pursue Harassment Suit Against City

13-CV-1686
District Judge Margo Brodie

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law