Federal Court Decisions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States of America, Appellee v. Stavros M. Ganias, Defendant-Appellant, 12-240-cr

En Banc Circuit to Review Retention of Seized Hard Drives

12-240-cr
Casejudge_

Practice Areas: Appellate Law - Criminal , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Canon Inc. v. Tesseron Ltd., 14cv5462

Clause Allowing for Contract's Termination Patent's Validity Challenged Is Unenforceable

14cv5462
District Judge Denise Cote

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property , Patents , Licensing (Patents) , Contracts , Breach

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Steck v. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., 14-CV-6942

Lawsuit Over Lender's Misrepresentations In IPO Statement Is Transferred to Texas

14-CV-6942
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Venue , Securities and Federal Corporate Law , Securities Fraud , Banking and Financial Institutions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Lewis v. Connecticut Commissioner of Correction, 14‐193‐pr

State's Failure to Disclose 'Brady' Material Deprived Murder Defendant of Fair Trial

14‐193‐pr
Before: Winter, Walker, and Cabranes, C. JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

McQueen v. Huddleston, 13-CV-302

SAC's FDCPA Liability Claim Relates Back To Original Complaint Under Rule 15(c)(1)

13-CV-302
District Judge John Curtin

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Dial Corp. v. News Corp., 13cv6802

Class is Certified in Monopoly Suit Against In-Store Promotion Services Provider

13cv6802
District Judge William Pauley III

Practice Areas: Antitrust , Monopolies , Civil Procedure , Class Actions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States of America, Plaintiffs-Appellees v. Apple, Inc., Simon & Schuster, Inc., Defendants, 13-3741-cv

Split Panel Affirms Apple Conspired to Fix Ebook Prices

13-3741-cv
Before: Jacobs, Livingston, and Lohier, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Antitrust

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Wax NJ-2, LLC, Plaintiff v. JFB Construction & Development and GF 55 Partners, Defendants, 13-cv-4537

Architectural Firm Liable to Body-Waxing Salon Franchisee for $54,247 in Architectural Malpractice Damages; $163,723 Default Judgment Entered Against Contractor Responsible for Site's Construction

13-cv-4537
District Judge Alison Nathan

Practice Areas: Torts

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Interglobo Customs Broker, Inc., Plaintiff v. Herschel Imports, Inc. a/k/a Herschel Imports Corporation and United Stones International, Inc., Defendants, 14-CV-4995

Summary Judgment on Customs Broker's Account Stated Claim Not Warranted Where Declaration Contradicts Invoice Amount Allegeldy Owed;

14-CV-4995
Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach

U.S. District Court, Southern District

American Freedom Defense Initiative v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 14 Cv. 7928

Injunction Barring MTA's Enforcement of Ban on 'Killing Jews' Ad Dissolved as Moot

14 Cv. 7928
District Judge John Koeltl

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

John Hancock Life Ins. Co. v. Katzman, 14-cv-6766

Insurer Entitled to Deduct $196,589.60 From Life Policy's Death Benefit

14-cv-6766
District Judge Katherine Forrest

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Crye Precision LLC v. Duro Textiles, LLC, 15cv1681

Contract Breach Claim for Damages Survives In Suit on Camouflage Pattern's Infringement

15cv1681
District Judge Denise Cote

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

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Rentrak Corp. v. Handsman, 12-CV-1576

Video Rental Chain's Owner Personally Liable For Breach of Pact With Supplier

12-CV-1576
District Judge Joanna Seybert

Practice Areas: Contracts , Creditors

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

City of New York v. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., 13 CV 6848

Contract Terms Bar City's Breach, Warranty Claims Over Helicopter Destroyed in Crash

13 CV 6848
District Judge Raymond Dearie

Practice Areas: Contracts

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Donoghue v. Ghauri, 14 Civ. 6383

Suit to Recover Short-Swing Profits Survives Bid to Dismiss on Jurisdiction, Claim Grounds

14 Civ. 6383
District Judge Paul Crotty

Practice Areas: Securities and Federal Corporate Law , Securities Fraud , Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Bugianishvili v. McConnell, 1:15-cv-3360

LPR's Eight-Month Detention Absent Bond Unreasonably Long; Habeas Relief Granted

1:15-cv-3360
District Judge Andrew Carter, Jr.

Practice Areas: Immigration Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

USA v. Forbes, 14-733

Limit Period's End, 'Waiving' Fifth Amendment, Did Not Make Testimony 'Newly Discovered'

14-733
Before: Cabranes, Wesley, and Hall, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Securities and Federal Corporate Law , Securities Fraud , Evidence , Privileges

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Sportco, Inc. v. TRT Tactical, LLC, 14-CV-6044

Gun Maker Held in Contempt for Violating Consent Judgment in Patent Litigation

14-CV-6044
District Judge John Gleeson

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

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Arnone v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 13-CV-5168

Insurer Granted Judgment to Recoup $40,125 in Overpaid LTD Benefits

13-CV-5168
District Judge Sandra Feuerstein

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits , Insurance Law

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Bouchard v. Hartunian, 1:14-cv-752

'Heck' Bars Suit's RICO, 'Bivens' Claims Collaterally Attacking Conviction, Sentence

1:14-cv-752
Distract Judge Thomas McAvoy

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Jevelekides v. Lincoln National Corp., 3:14-cv-1517

ERISA Preempts Claims in Action for Balance Between Original, Reduced Disability Benefits

3:14-cv-1517
District Judge Lawrence Kahn

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits , Health Benefits , Social Services Law , Insurance Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

US v. D.W., 13-CR-0173

Judge Explores 8th Amendment Impact of Child Porn Sentence

13-CR-0173
District Judge Jack Weinstein

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Rickettes v. Police Officer Vincent Turton, 12-CV-6427

Officers Accused of Excess Force in Subway Rider's Arrest Denied Judgment, Immunity

12-CV-6427
Magistrate Judge Steven Gold

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Massie v. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 11-CV-9549

Museum Security Guard Legitimately Fired For Cursing at Patrons; Bias Suit Dismissed

11-CV-9549
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Tailwind Management LP v. Akorn, Inc., 14-cv-9971

Accounting Arbitrator Must Decide Records Needed to Calculate Post-Closing Adjustments

14-cv-9971
District Judge P. Kevin Castel

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution , Arbitration (ADR) , Contracts

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

US v. Joseph Yannai, 13-4466

Circuit Denies New Trial to Man Who Attempted Suicide

13-4466
Before: Kearse, Jacobs, and Raggi, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Appellate Law - Criminal

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Fogelman v. Detective Mark Donato, 12-cv-3981

Police Had Probable Cause to Arrest Students For Assault on Mentally Disabled Schoolmate

12-cv-3981
District Judge William Kuntz, II

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Family Law , Juvenile Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Gallimore v. Feliciano, 14-cv-1519

§1983 Suit Against Probation Officer, Detective Over Robbery-Assault Case Partly Dismissed

14-cv-1519
District Judge Nelson Roman

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Chaney v. Starbucks Corp., 14 Civ. 7013

Starbucks Lacked Duty to Patron Who Tripped Over Open, Notorious, Not Dangerous Charger

14 Civ. 7013
District Judge Paul Engelmayer

Practice Areas: Torts , Premises Liability

U.S. District Court, Western District

USA v. Campbell, 6:14-CR-6116

18 USC §1591 Is a Valid Exercise of Congress's Power Under Constitution's Commerce Clause

6:14-CR-6116
District Judge Elizabeth Wolford

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Balaban-Krauss v. Executive Risk Indemnity, Inc., 1:13-cv-282

Insurer Must Pay Plaintiffs' Expenses In Defending Underlying Lawsuits

1:13-cv-282
District Judge Gary Sharpe

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Policy Terms , Trusts and Estates

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Tolbert v. Smith, 14-1012-cv

Circuit Reinstates Culinary Arts Teacher's Bias Suit

14-1012-cv
Before: Lynch and Carney, C.JJ., and Koeltl, D.J.*

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Appellate Law - Civil

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Zaccagnino v. Nissan North America, Inc., 14 Civ. 3690

Bulk of Claims Over Auto Maker's Failure To Correct Air Bag Defect Are Dismissed

14 Civ. 3690
District Judge Louis Stanton

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection

U.S. District Court, Southern District

USA v. Viera, 14 Cr. 83

Denial of Discovery, to Dismiss Indictment For Selective Prosecution, Is Explained

14 Cr. 83
District Judge Edgardo Ramos

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Merchant Cash & Capital, LLC v. Hwan Ko, 14 Civ. 659

Judgment Confirming, Enforcing Arbitral Award Against Body Shop's Owner Explained

14 Civ. 659
District Judge Katherine Polk Failla

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution , Arbitration (ADR) , Contracts , Breach

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Scott v. Proclaim America, Inc., 14 CV 06003

No Long-Arm Jurisdiction Over Texas-Based Supervisors in Bias Suit Over Termination

14 CV 06003
District Judge Denis Hurley

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Disability Discrimination , Family and Medical Leave Act , Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process

U.S. District Court, Southern District

In Re Application of Republic of Kazakhstan, 15 Misc. 0081

Subpoena Against Law Firm Denied Quash In Connection With Gas Plant Value Appeal

15 Misc. 0081
District Judge Sidney Stein

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Discovery , Alternative Dispute Resolution , Arbitration (ADR) , International Law (Public)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

US v. Walter A. Forbes, 14-733

Circuit Rejects Bid for New Trial by Ex-Cendant CEO

14-733
Before: Cabranes, Wesley, and Hall, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Appellate Law - Criminal , Criminal Law , Securities and Federal Corporate Law , Securities Fraud , White Collar Crime , Fraud (White Collar)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Johnny Medina, Petitioner v. Paul Gonyea, Superintendent, Respondent, 13-CV-7328

Rapist Denied §2254 Habeas Relief; Claims of Legal Insufficiency of Evidence, Double Jeopardy, Prosecutorial Misconduct Were Independently Rejected by State Courts on Adequate State Law Grounds

13-CV-7328
District Judge William Kuntz

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Evidence , Admissibility , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

USA v. Canale, 14 Cr. 713

Tax Evasion Conspiracy Charge Within Limit Period; Dismissal, Transfer to Kentucky Denied

14 Cr. 713
District Judge Katherine Forrest

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Taxation , White Collar Crime

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Tonge v. Corizon Health Services, Inc., 14-CV-3954

§1983 Medical Indifference Claim Against City, Health Provider Inadequately Pleaded

14-CV-3954
District Judge Ronnie Abrans

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Constitutional Law , Health Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

USA v. Melendez, 14CR838

Search Warrant Issued Under Probable Cause; 'Threats' Did Not Make Statements Involuntary

14CR838
District Judge Laura Taylor Swain

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Evidence , Admissibility

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Rock v. Blaine, 8:14-CV-1421

Claim That DOCCS, State Were Co-Employers Warrants Discovery; Dismissal Motion Denied

8:14-CV-1421
District Judge Mae D'Agostino

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Sex Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Thompson v. The Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 13 Civ. 1896

Rule 37 Sanction Dismissing Damages Claims Too Drastic Despite Noncompliance With Order

13 Civ. 1896
District Judge Robert Sweet

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Evidence , Documentary Evidence , Labor and Employment , Whistle-blower Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

US v. Joseph Rutigliano, 14-152

Circuit Rejects Venue Argument in LIRR Pension Convictions

14-152(L)
Before: Jacobs and Chin, C.JJ., and Wolford, D.J.**

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits , Pensions and Other Retirement Benefits , Civil Procedure , Venue

U.S. District Court, Western District

Harold L. Haygood, Plaintiff v. Unity Health System, d/b/a ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc., and Dawn Cruz, Homebound Services Supervisor, Defendants, 6:14-CV-6474

Title VII Race Discrimination, Retaliation Suit Dismissed; Untimely Action Not Entitled to Equitable Tolling; §1891 Claims Subject to Claim, Issue Preclusion

6:14-CV-6474
District Judge Michael Telesca

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Race Discrimination

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

USA v. Moreno, 14‐1820‐cr

Government's 10-Month Delay Does Not Support Sixth Amendment Speedy Trial Violation Claim

14‐1820‐cr
Before: Jacobs and Lohier, C.JJ, and Geraci, D.J.*

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Constitutional Law , Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

7-Eleven, Inc. v. Minhas, 11-CV-5455

Termination Agreement Is 'Settlement Offer' Inadmissible in Breach Suit Under Rule 408

11-CV-5455
District Judge Joanna Seybert

Practice Areas: Evidence , Admissibility , Contracts , Breach , Commercial Law , Franchise Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Haber v. USA, 14CV08325

IRS Summons for Account Information 'In Aid of Collection', Denied Quash

14CV08325
District Judge Laura Taylor Swain

Practice Areas: Taxation , Administrative Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

Grant v. Colvin, 12-CV-962

Record Supports ALJ's Credibility Findings, Decision That SSI Claimant Not Disabled

12-CV-962
District Judge Michael Telesca

Practice Areas: Social Services Law , Social Security Compensation

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Pepper v. Commissioner of Social Sec., 7:13-cv-978

Law Judge Properly Weighed Record, Any Error At 'Step 2' Harmless; Benefits' Denial Upheld

7:13-cv-978
District Judge Gary Sharpe

Practice Areas: Social Services Law , Social Security Compensation

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Dial Corp. v. News Corp., 13cv6802

Class Granted in In-Store Promotions Antitrust Suit

13cv6802
District Judge William Pauley III

Practice Areas: Antitrust , Civil Procedure , Class Actions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Dukes Bridge LLC v. Sec. Life of Denver Ins. Co., 10-CV-5491

Bulk of Counterclaims Survive in Suit Over 'Stranger Originated Life Insurance' Scheme

10-CV-5491
District Judge I. Leo Glasser

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Torts , Intentional Torts , Fraud (Torts) , White Collar Crime , Fraud (White Collar)

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Agerbrink v. Model Service LLC, 14-CV-7841

No Private Right of Action Under GBL Article 11 But FLSA Claims Against Model Agency Proceed

14-CV-7841
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Smith v. City of N.Y., 14 Civ. 5934

Penological Reason Exists for Strip Search After Contact Visit, Transport Outside Jail

14 Civ. 5934
Magistrate Judge James Francis

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Byrnes v. Corrections Officer Jeffrey Angevine, 3:12-cv-1598

Inmate Awarded $25,000 in Compensatory, Punitive Damages for Assault by Guard

3:12-cv-1598
District Judge Gary Sharpe

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Brim v. The City of New York, P.O., 13 CV 1082

City Denied Judgment in §1983 Suit by Woman Hurt in Dispute When Trespass Suspects Arrested

13 CV 1082
District Judge Sterling Johnson

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Southern District

O'Grady v. Bluecrest Capital Management LLP, 15-Cv-1108

Employment Pact's Terms Bar Breach Claim Further Duplicated by Quasi-Contract Claims

15‐Cv‐1108
District Judge Sidney Stein

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits , Executive Compensation (Labor and Employment) , Contracts , Breach , Employment Contracts

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Facchetti v. Bridgewater College, 14-CV-10018

Jurisdiction Over Exchange Student's Claims Lacking, But Suit Is Transferred to Virginia

14-CV-10018
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Torts , Civil Procedure , Venue , Education Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Vringo, Inc. v. ZTE Corp., 14-cv-4988

Compact's Confidentiality Provision Violated But Antitrust Action in China Not Enjoined

14-cv-4988
District Judge Lewis Kaplan

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach , Intellectual Property , Patents , Infringement (Patents) , Trade Dress

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Kneitel v. Palos, 15-CV-2577

'Rooker-Feldman' Doctrine, Immunities Bar Challenge to Family Court Judgments

15-CV-2577
District Judge Nichoilas Garaufis

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process , Family Law , Custody and Child Support

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Sirico v. N.Y. Attorney General, 12-CV-0358

Murderer Not So Intoxicated That He Lacked Intent; Intoxication Jury Charge Not Required

12-CV-0358
District Judge Sandra Feuerstein

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Edo v. Martini, 15-CV-202

Fourth Amendment Claims Proceed Against Detectives; State Claims Exist Against Prosecutor

15-CV-202
District Judge Carol Bagley Amon

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Torts , Intentional Torts

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Augustine v. Cornell University, 14-CV-7807

Disparate Treatment Claim Proceeds But Alleged Retaliatory Acts Not 'Adverse Change' in Job

14-CV-7807
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Race Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Leviston v. Jackson, 15 Civ. 4563

Case Is 'Striking Abuse of Federal Removal Statute' in Bid to Avoid Trial in State Court

15 Civ. 4563
District Judge Katherine Polk Failla

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Entertainment and Sports Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

Knapp v. Badger Technologies, Inc., 12-CV-6637

Approval of WARN Act Lawsuit's Settlement, $38,333 Attorney Fee Award Explained

12-CV-6637
District Judge Charles Siragusa

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Hiring/Firing , Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery , Civil Procedure , Settlement

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Walker v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., 14 Civ. 1396

Firm's Investigation of Worker's Misconduct After Suit's Commencement Not 'Retaliation'

14 Civ. 1396
District Judge Brian Cogan

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

US v. Blazer, 13 CR 602

FIFA Official's Plea Agreement Made Public

13 CR 602 (RJD)
District Judge Raymond Dearie

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Bermudez v. NYC, 14-1125-cv

Due Process Claim Against Police Revived by Circuit

14-1125-cv
Before: Calabresi, Hall, C.JJ, Rakoff, D.J.#

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Appellate Law - Civil , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Tatiana Swiderski, Plaintiff v. Urban Outfitters, Inc., Defendant, 14-CV-6307

Clothier Denied Dismissal of Sales Associate’s Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment, Sex Discrimination and Retaliation.

14-CV-6307
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Sexual Harassment

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Beltran v. Techtronic Industries North America, Inc., 13 CV 5256

Blade Guard's Easy Removability, Possible Safety Features Raise Issues of Saw's Defective Design

13 CV 5256
District Judge Raymond Dearie

Practice Areas: Products Liability , Design Defect

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Perkins v. Bronx Lebanon Hospital, 14 Civ. 1681

FLSA, NYLL Claim for Failure to Pay Overtime Stated; Lunch Breaks May Be Compensable

14 Civ. 1681
District Judge Paul Engelmayer

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

USA v. Thomas, 14‐1083‐cr

Warrant Affidavit Established Probable Cause In Child Pornography Case; Suppression Denied

14‐1083‐cr
Before: Winter, Cabranes, and Raggi, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Evidence

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Loyd v. Cuomo, 8:14-cv-829

'Heck' Bars Claim Absence From Supervised Release Hearing Violated Due Process Rights

8:14-cv-829
District Judge Gary Sharpe

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Rogers v. Bradt, 10-CV-2696

Motion to Vacate Denial of §2254 Habeas Relief Is Denied; Conflict Claim Rejected

10-CV-2696
District Judge Nicholas Garaufis

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Civil Procedure , Legal Profession

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Tracy Catapano-Fox, Plaintiff v. City of New York, et al., Defendants, 14 Civ. 8036 (KPF)

Claims Narrowed in Civil Rights Suit Against CCRB

14 Civ. 8036 (KPF)
District Judge Katherine Polk Failla

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Boussana v. Johnson, 14 Civ. 3757

Eight-Year Delay in Deciding 'Green Card' Application Unreasonable as Matter of Law

14 Civ. 3757
District Judge Lorna Schofield

Practice Areas: Immigration Law , Administrative Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Sanchez v. ASA College, Inc., 14-CV-5006

Students' RICO Claims Not Adequately Alleged Against For-Profit, Career-Oriented College

14-CV-5006
District Judge Jesse Furman

Practice Areas: Education Law , White Collar Crime , RICO , Torts , Intentional Torts , Fraud (Torts)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Eades v. Kennedy, 14-104-cv

Debt to Nursing Home Is 'Debt' Under FDCPA; NHRA, Indigent Support Law Not in Conflict

14-104-cv
Before: Sack, Lynch, and Lohier, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. District Court, Western District

McDonald v. K-2 Industries, Inc., 09-CV-6357

Products Not 'Substantially Similar', Designs Expressed 'Basic Ideas'; No Infringement Found

09-CV-6357
District Judge David Larimer

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

U.S. District Court, Western District

Jiang v. Holder, 15-CV-48

Alien Denied §2241 Relief Releasing Him From DHS Custody Pending Deportation

15-CV-48
District Judge John Curtin

Practice Areas: Immigration Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States of America, Appellee v. Derek Thomas, Defendant‐Appellant, 14‐1083‐cr

Circuit Approves Use of Automated Software in Porn Sweep

14‐1083‐cr
Before: Winter, Cabranes, and Raggi, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Appellate Law - Criminal , Evidence , Admissibility , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Marks v. Energy Materials Corp., 1:14-cv-8965

Energy Firm Was Innocent Buyer of Inventor's Notebooks; 'Industrial Espionage' Not Shown

1:14-cv-8965
District Judge Gregory Woods

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property , Trade Secrets , Trusts and Estates

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Erie Group LLC v. Guayaba Capital, LLC, 14-cv-5668

Hedge Fund's Investor Loses Securities Fraud Claims After Algorithm's Poor Performance

14-cv-5668
District Judge Shira Scheindlin

Practice Areas: Securities and Federal Corporate Law , Securities Fraud , Debt Securities , Hedge Funds

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Forte v. BNP Paribas, 14-CV-8556

ERISA Claims Dismissed; DCS 2012 Scheme Is Bonus Plan Not Employee Benefit Plan

14-CV-8556
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits , Pensions and Other Retirement Benefits , Banking and Financial Institutions

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Ile-De-France v. Lancaster International, LLC, 1:14-cv-00629

French Firm Awarded Damages for Fraudulent Invoices But Not Attorney Fees Under GBL §349

1:14-cv-00629
District Judge Mae D'Agostino

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery , Contracts , Fraud (Contracts)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

The U.S. for the use and benefit of Pacific Western Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 14 CV 4977

Miller Act Claim Dismissed; Pavement Product Maker Was Materialman, Not Subcontractor

14 CV 4977
District Judge Denis Hurley

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Surety Bonds , Contracts

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Lord & Taylor v. Zim Integrated Shipping Services, 13 Civ. 3478

Judge Says Terminal Not Liable for Sandy-Soaked Sweaters

13 Civ. 3478 (AT)
District Judge Analisa Torres

Practice Areas: Contracts , Torts , Liability , Products Liability

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Rodriguez v. Village Green Realty, Inc., 13-4792-cv

Fair Housing Disability Bias Lawsuit Revived by Circuit

13-4792-cv
Before: Livingston and Droney, C.JJ., and Nathan, D.J.**

Practice Areas: Appellate Law - Civil , Civil Rights , Landlord/Tenant Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Alba Quiñonez Flores, Plaintiff v. United States of America, Does 1-10, Defendants, 14-CV-3166

Brooklyn Deemed Correct Venue for Suit by Asylum Seeker

14-CV-3166
District Judge Jack Weinstein

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Mitchell v. Lyons Professional Services, Inc., 09 Civ. 1587

Transfer of Insolvent Firm's Customer Accounts To Third Party Was Fraudulent Conveyance

09 Civ. 1587
District Judge Brian Cogan

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. District Court, Southern District

McCulloch Orthopedic Surgical Servs., PLLC v. United Healthcare Ins. Co., 14-CV-6989

'Montefiore' Requires Finding Surgeon's Pay Claim Preempted by ERISA §502(a)(1)(B)

14-CV-6989
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits , Health Benefits , Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Hiciano v. Tower West, Inc., 15-CV-2117

'Substantial Federal Question Doctrine' Leads To Remand of Suit Over Attempts at Eviction

15-CV-2117
District Judge Jesse Furman

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process , Landlord/Tenant Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

Mineweaser v. One Beacon America Ins. Co, 14-CV-0585A

Excess Insurers Do Not Give Compelling Reason To Uphold Settlements' Confidentiality Clauses

14-CV-0585A
Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Torts , Toxic Torts , Insurance Law

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Lyman v. Felter, 1:12-cv-530

Dismissal Appropriate Sanction for Inactivity Indicating Failure to Prosecute Pro Se Action

1:12-cv-530
District Judge Mae D'Agostino

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Labor and Employment , Discrimination