Federal Court Decisions

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Shtrauch v. Dowd, 3:15-cv-370

Judge Tosses Suit Over Courthouse Ejection

3:15-cv-370
Judge Thomas McAvoy

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States of America, Appellee v. Ahmed Aldeen, Defendant-Appellant, 14-2706-cr

District Court Erred by Failing to Explain Above Guidelines Sentence for Supervision Breach

14-2706-cr
Before: Cabranes, Pooler, and Chin, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Ross v. Axa Equitable Life Ins. Co., 14-CV-2904

Action Over 'Shadow' Transactions Dismissed; No Actual Injury Provided Article III Standing

14-CV-2904
District Judge Jesse Furman

Practice Areas: Insurance Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Fullwood v. Wolfgang's Steakhouse, Inc., 13 Civ. 7174

Restaurant's Violation of FACTA Alleged; Suit Over Credit Card Receipt Survives

13 Civ. 7174
District Judge Katherine Polk Failla

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Coventry Enterprises LLC v. Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc., 14 Civ. 8727

Sunday, Holiday Rendered Payment Timely; 'Illusory Options' Claim on Closings Rejected

14 Civ. 8727
District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach , Securities and Federal Corporate Law , Debt Securities , Securities Transactions

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Johnson v. Lew, 1:13-CV-1072

Discrimination Suit Dismissed; Adverse Action Due to Protected Class Membership Not Alleged

1:13-CV-1072
District Judge Glenn Suddaby

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Race Discrimination , Age Discrimination , Sex Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Northern District

R.M. Railcars LLC v. Marcellus Energy Services, LLC, 1:14-cv-01167

Award for Railcar Lease Breach Explained; Storage of Unused Railcars Reasonable

1:14-cv-01167
District Judge Brenda Sannes

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach , Transportation

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation, Plaintiffs v. Eric Schneiderman, in his official capacity as New York Attorney General, Defendant, 14-Cv-3703

Bid to Block Disclosure of Citizens United Donors Rebuffed

14-Cv-3703
District Judge Sidney Stein

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law , Election and Political Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Transformacon, Inc. v. Vista Equity Partners, Inc., 15-cv-3371

Claims' Dismissal in Breach Action Explained; Claim for Implied Covenant's Breach Not Stated

15-cv-3371
District Judge Shira Scheindlin

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Ervan Purnell, Petitioner v. United States, Respondent, 15 Civ. 636

Ineffectiveness Claims Rejected, Sentence For Assaulting VA Pharmacist Denied Vacatur

15 Civ. 636
District Judge Paul Engelmayer

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Eastman Kodak Company, Plaintiff v. Asia Optical Co., Inc., Defendant, 11-cv-6036

Kodak Granted Anti-Suit Injunction Barring Chinese Action to Recover Judgment Payment

11cv6036
District Judge Denise Cote

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Intellectual Property , Patents , Licensing (Patents)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Rothstein v. Balboa Ins. Co., 14-2250-cv

Any Claim Challenging Regulator-Approved Rate Is Subject to the Filed Rate Doctrine

14-2250-cv
Before: Jacobs, Hall, and Lynch, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Residential and Commercial Real Estate , Creditors

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Diaz v. American Airlines, Inc., 1:13-cv-7813

Airline Not Responsible for Airport's Common Use Area Where Traveler Fell

1:13-cv-7813
District Judge Gregory Woods

Practice Areas: Torts , Premises Liability

U.S. District Court, Western District

Molly McBride-Crawford, Plaintiff v. General Mills Cereals Operations, Inc., Defendant, 12-CV-1180

Casual Employees' Title VII Sex Discrimination, Hostile Worksite, Retaliatory Termination Claims Dismissed; No Evidence Supervisors Involved in Termination Participated in Allegedly Discriminatory Conduct; Limited Complaints Not Shown to Play Part in Termination Decision

12-CV-1180
District Judge William Skretny

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Sex Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Southern District

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

Court Refuses to Dismiss Criminal Case Against Silver

15-CR-93
District Judge Valerie Caproni

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Legal Profession , Evidence

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Aidan A. Smith, Plaintiff-Appellant v. Michael Hogan, President of the University of Connecticut, Philip Austin, Interim President of the University of Connecticut, the Board of Trustees for the University of Connecticut, C. Dennis Pierce, Director of Dining Hall Services for the University of Connecticut, Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon, Dana R. McGee, Director of the Office of Diversity and Equity, University of Connecticut, and State of Connecticut,1 Defendants-Appellees, 11-4276-cv

Dismissal of University Food Service Worker's Anxiety-Based Wrongful Termination Claims Under ADA, Rehabilitation Act Affirmed; Affidavit Attached to Complaint as Exhibit Not a 'Written Instrument' Deemed Part of Complaint Under Rule 10(c)

11-4276-cv
Before: Kearse, Parker, and Wesley, C.JJ.

U.S. District Court, Southern District

American Automobile Ins. Co. v. Cleaners, 13-CV-3391

Insurer's Negligence Claims Against Dry Cleaner In Suit Arising From Water Leak Time Barred

13-CV-3391
District Judge Valerie Caproni

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Civil Procedure , Statute of Limitations

U.S. District Court, Southern District

In Re: Forcefield Energy Inc. Sec., 15 Civ. 3020

Lead Plaintiff's Appointment in Consolidated Securities Fraud Class Actions Is Explained

15 Civ. 3020
District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald

Practice Areas: Securities and Federal Corporate Law , Securities Fraud , Civil Procedure , Class Actions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Sensational Smiles, LLC v. Mullen, 14‐1381‐cv

Rational Reasons Behind Dental Commission's Limitation of LED Lights to Licensed Dentists

14‐1381‐cv
Before: Calabresi, Cabranes, and Droney, C.J.

Practice Areas: Health Law , Administrative Law , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

White v. Clement, 14-CV-6100

Inmate's Claims of Inadequate Medical Care Survive as Against Registered Nurse Only

14-CV-6100
District Judge David Larimer

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Health Law

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Tiffany v. N.Y. State Veteran's Home, 3:15-cv-0108

Damages Claims Survive Against Home's Staff But Title VII Hostile Work Site Claim Not Stated

3:15-cv-0108
District Judge Mae D'Agostino

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Health Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Natasha Davis, Plaintiff-Appellant v. Bombardier Transportation Holdings (USA) Inc., Defendant-Appellee, 14-289

Disability Discrimination Plaintiff Cannot Invoke Ledbetter Act to Circumvent Statute of Limitation

14-289
Before: Wesley, Livingston, and Carney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Rojas v. Cigna Health and Life Ins. Co., 14-3455

Doctors Not Beneficiary of Patients' Health Plans for Purposes of ERISA §502 Standing

14-3455
Before: Wesley and Lohier, C.JJ.†

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Health Law , Civil Procedure , Standing

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Carranza v. USA, 12-334-op

Proposed Motion for 28 USC §2255 Relief Not 'Second or Successive' Under AEDPA

12-334-op
Before: Calabresi, Sack, and Hall, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Appellate Law - Criminal

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Okun, MD v. Montefiore Medical Center, 13-3928-cv

Montefiore's Severance Policy Is 'Plan' Under ERISA; Judgment Vacated, Remanded

13‐3928‐cv
Before: Walker, Lynch, and Lohier, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits , Hiring/Firing

U.S. District Court, Western District

USA v. Travis, 15-CR-33A

Detention Motion Denied, But Bail Bond Requires More Security, Additional Surety

15-CR-33A
Magistrate Judge Hugh Scott

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Lfoundry Rousset SAS v. Atmel Corp., 14CV1476

France is Appropriate Forum for Fraud Claims Over Semiconductor Firm's Sale, Bankruptcy

14CV1476
District Judge Laura Taylor Swain

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Contracts , Breach , Torts , Intentional Torts , Tortious Interference with Contract

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Shu Feng Xia, a/k/a "Kevin," Movant v. United States of America, Respondent, 14-CV-10029

Attorney Should Have Informed Court That Mandatory Deportation Would Accompany Any Sentence of More Than One Year for Client

14-CV-10029
District Judge Ronnie Abrams

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Manners v. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 6:14-CV-810

Immunities Noted in Suit Over Rights, ADA Breaches After Probe Into Domestic Dispute

6:14-CV-810
District Judge Mae D'Agostino

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Trend & Style Asia HK Co. Ltd. v. Pacific Worldwide, Inc., 14-cv-9992

Bulk of Hong Kong Firm's Breach, Related Claims Against Importers Survive Dismissal

14-cv-9992
District Judge Shira Scheindlin

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach , Fraud (Contracts)

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Foster v. Author Solutions, LLC, 13cv2801

No Rule 23 Predominance in Lawsuit Against Self-Publishing Firm; Class Certification Denied

13cv2801
District Judge Denise Cote

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach , Fraud (Contracts) , Civil Procedure , Class Actions

U.S. District Court, Western District

Sanchez v. Ziolkowski, 13-CV-6657

Inmate's Suit Over Assault by Prison Guards Only Partly Dismissed on Immunity Grounds

13-CV-6657
District Judge Charles Siragusa

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Western District

Oak Forest Products, Inc. v. Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, 12-CV-6453

Settlement in Related Case Did Not Foreclose Malpractice Suit for Pre-Litigation Conduct

12-CV-6453
District Judge David Larimer

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Malpractice , Civil Procedure , Motion Practice

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Marblegate Asset Management, LLC v. Education Management Corp., 14 Civ. 8584

Court Explains When Debt Restructuring Violates §316(b) of the Trust Indenture Act

14 Civ. 8584
District Judge Katherine Polk Failla

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

M.O. and G.O. v. N.Y. City Dept. of Edu., 14-1473-cv

FAPE Provided; 'R.E.' Does Not Bar Prospective Challenges to Proposed Placement School

14-1473-cv
Before: Calabresi and Hall, C.JJ, and Rakoff, D.J.*

Practice Areas: Education Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

USA v. Thompson, 14-2631-cr

Court Erred by Ordering Defendant to Pay More in Restitution Than Victims Actually Lost

14-2631-cr
Before: Cabranes, Lynch, and Droney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Appellate Law - Criminal

U.S. District Court, Northern District

H&R Block Tax Services, LLC v. Strauss, 1:15-CV-0085

Damages, Legal Fees Awarded Tax Return Franchisor for Order's Contempt Explained

1:15-CV-0085
District Judge Lawrence Kahn

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

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

USA v. Bumagin, 11-cr-800

Hobbs Act Robbery Conspiracy Defendant Is Competent to Stand Trial, Aid in Defense

11-cr-800
District Judge William Kuntz, III

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Health Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Gary Beauvoir, Husbene Beauvoir, on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated consumers, Plaintiffs‐Appellants v. David M. Israel, Defendant‐Appellee*, 14-3794‐cv

Gas Customers Not Covered by Debt Law, Circuit Finds

14-3794‐cv
Before: Cabranes, Pooler, and Droney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Dresser-Rand Co. v. Ingersoll Rand Co., 14 Civ. 7222

Suit for Defense, Indemnification in Pending Canadian Case Is Unripe for Adjudication

14 Civ. 7222
District Judge Katherine Polk Failla

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach

U.S. District Court, Southern District

NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. v. Cogent Fibre Inc., 15 Civ. 1784

Confirmation of Arbitrator's $21 Million Award to Japanese Ship Owner Explained

15 Civ. 1784
District Judge Paul Engelmayer

Practice Areas: Admiralty , Alternative Dispute Resolution , Arbitration (ADR) , Transportation

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Matter of: TPG Troy, LLC, 14‐1010‐bk

Involuntary Bankruptcy Petitions' Dismissal, $513,427 Attorney's Fee Award Are Affirmed

14‐1010‐bk
Before: Winter, Pooler, Sack, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy , Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

G.L.M. Sec. & Sounds Inc. v. Lojack Corp., 10 CV 4701

Parties' Post-Contract Communications Orally Modified Payment Terms to 90 Days

10 CV 4701
District Judge Pamela Chen

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Moss v. BMO Harris Bank, 13-CV-5438

Unavailability of Designated Arbitral Forum Rendered Entire Arbitration Agreement Void

13-CV-5438
District Judge Joseph Bianco

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

U.S. District Court, Western District

Ferrari Club of America, Inc. v. Bourdage, 6:12-CV-6530

Ferrari Club Denied Judgment on Fiduciary Duty Breach, Other Claims Against 'Director'

6:12-CV-6530
District Judge Michael Telesca

Practice Areas: Torts , Intentional Torts , Conversion , Business Entities , Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Constitution Pipeline Co., LLC v. A Permanent Easement for 0.37 Acres, 3:14-CV-2108

No Due Diligence in Attempts to Serve Process; Easement Condemnation Complaint Dismissed

3:14-CV-2108
District Judge Norman Mordue

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process , Residential and Commercial Real Estate , Energy and Natural Resources

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Professional Merchant Advance Capital, LLC v. C Care Services, LLC., 13-cv-6562

Unopposed Motion for Summary Judgment In Contract Breach Suit Only Partly Granted

13-cv-6562
District Judge Richard Sullivan

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

LG Funding, LLC v. Florida Tilt, Inc., 15 CV 631

Default Judgment Against Bankrupt Firm's President in Debt Collection Suit Explained

15 CV 631
District Judge Pamela Chen

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Hakeem Alli-Balogun, Defendant v. United States of America, Plaintiff, 92-CR-1108

Weinstein Approves Early Release for Heroin Smuggler

92-CR-1108
District Judge Jack Weinstein

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Heleen Mees, Applicant‐Appellant v. Willem H. Buiter, Respondent‐Appellee*, 14‐1866

Circuit Opens Door to NY Discovery for Netherlands Suit

14‐1866
Before: Leval, Lynch, and Lohier, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Appellate Law - Civil , Civil Procedure , Discovery

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Baez v. Jetblue Airways Corp., 14-2754-cv

Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Arrestee's Suit Against Airline Agent

14-2754-cv
Before: Jacobs, Raggi, and Lynch, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Appellate Law - Civil , Torts , Intentional Torts , Defamation , Emotional Distress

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Community Finance Group, Inc. A Minnesota Corporation, Plaintiff v. Stanbic Bank Limited and Great Lakes Auto Tech Int'l Ltd., Defendants, 14cv5216

Minnesota Firm's Diversity Action Alleging Negligence, Fiduciary Duty Breach Over Attempt To Buy 300 Kilograms of Gold Bullion From Kenyan Companies Is Dismissed For Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

14cv5216
District Judge Denise Cote

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Graffino v. Trustees of the NYSA-ILA Pension Trust Fund, 14 Civ. 8577

Court Explains Dismissal of ERISA Action Over Denial of Purported Severance Benefit

14 Civ. 8577
District Judge Robert Sweet

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits , Pensions and Other Retirement Benefits , Labor Law , Collective Bargaining Agreements , Admiralty

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Spiciarich v. Mexican Radio Corp., 14-Cv-9009

FLSA Action Transferred to Northern District; District is Locus of Facts, Where Parties Live

14-Cv-9009
District Judge Sidney Stein

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Venue , Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Bryan v. The People, 14-CV-8305

Immunities Noted in False Arrest Action's Dismissal; Elements of Claim Not Shown

14-CV-8305
District Judge Nelson Roman

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Walker v. The Interfaith Nutrition Network, Inc., 14 CV 5419

Charity Not Pleaded as Being 'Enterprise'; FLSA Wage, Overtime Claims Dismissed

14 CV 5419
District Judge Denis Hurley

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Whitt v. Prosper Funding LLC, 1:15-cv-136

Deaf Borrower Must Arbitrate Claims Over Account Suspension Due to Video Relay Service

1:15-cv-136
District Judge Gregory Woods

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

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Nappi v. Yelich, 14-2201

Man Who Claims Cheating Wife Framed Him Wins Habeas Bid

14-2201
Before: Jacobs, Calabresi, and Lynch, C.JJ.

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

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Jacoby & Meyers, LLP v. The Presiding Justices of the First, Second, Third and Fourth Depart., 11 Civ. 3387

Kaplan Rejects Jacoby & Meyers Challenge to Ownership Rules

11 Civ. 3387
District Judge Lewis Kaplan

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Bhumithanarn v. 22 Noodle Market Corp., 14-cv-3624

Text Message Is Viable Notice to Opt-In Members In FLSA Collective Action Against Restaurant

14-cv-3624
District Judge Richard Sullivan

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours , Civil Procedure , Class Actions

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Zarour v. Pacific Indemnity Co., 15-cv-2663

Insurer Entitled to Appraisal of Claims For Home's Damage by Superstorm Sandy

15-cv-2663
District Judge Jed Rakoff

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Policy Terms , Alternative Dispute Resolution , Residential and Commercial Real Estate

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Gottlieb v. Zencolor Corp. et al., 13 Cv. 5715

Bulk of Legal Malpractice Counterclaims Survive in Law Firm's Suit for Unpaid Fees

13 Cv. 5715
District Judge John Koeltl

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Malpractice , Intellectual Property , Patents , Trade Secrets

U.S. District Court, Western District

Robie v. Obst, 14-CV-57

Nursing Student's First Amendment Claims In §1983 Action Over Dismissal Time Barred

14-CV-57
District Judge William Skretny

Practice Areas: Education Law , Civil Rights , Administrative Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

NL Industries, Inc. v. ACF Industries LLC, 10CV89

Privileges in Bid to Compel Production In Superfund Clean-Up Action Explained

10CV89
Magistrate Judge Hugh Scott

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Discovery , Environmental Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

US v. Laverne Singletary, 14-3243-cr

Circuit Reinstates Evidence Found During Police Stop

14-3243-cr
Before: Leval, Straub, and Raggi, C.JJ.

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

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., Plaintiff, Counter-claim Defendant v. Kamall A. McLean, Defendant, Counter-claim Plaintiff, 10 CV 2484

Liability apportioned in connection with cargo jet's collision with construction boom truck at international airport

10 CV 2484
District Judge Pamela Chen

Practice Areas: Torts , Liability , Motor Vehicles , Transportation

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

United Merchandise Wholesale, Inc. v. IFFCO, Inc., 13-cv-4259

Fraudulent Concealment Stated in Suit Over Firm's Nondisclosure That Mark Not Protected

13-cv-4259
District Judge Arthur Spatt

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

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Rosano v. Freedom Boat Corp., 13-CV-842

Claims by Owner of Leased Boat Dismissed; Owner Not an Insured, Third Party Beneficiary

13-CV-842
District Judge Sandra Feuerstein

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Policy Terms , Contracts , Breach

U.S. District Court, Western District

USA v. Heleniak, 14CR42

NCMEC's Amicus Brief Accepted in Challenge To Warrants Leading to Child Porn's Discovery

14CR42
Magistrate Judge Hugh Scott

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Internet Law , Computer Crimes

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Domazet v. Willoughby Supply Co., Inc., 1:14-cv-1455

Friday After Thanksgiving Not Legal Holiday; Appeal of Reconsideration's Denial Untimely

1:14-cv-1455
District Judge Gary Sharpe

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy , Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Avecillas v. Ronback Marine Contracting Corp., 14-CV-4552

Damages Awarded Injured Deckhand After Default Judgment Are Explained

14-CV-4552
District Judge Sandra Feuerstein

Practice Areas: Admiralty , Social Services Law , Workers

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Andrade v. Martusello, 12-cv-6399

Habeas Relief Denied; Videotape Was Admitted To Rebut Claims Statements Were Involuntary

12-cv-6399
District Judge Richard Sullivan

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Constitutional Law , Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Western District

Benderson v. Northwest Savings Bank, 14-CV-96

Agreement for Sale of Notes Not Enforceable; Firm's VP Not Bound to Confidentiality Pact

14-CV-96
District Judge William Skretny

Practice Areas: Residential and Commercial Real Estate , Contracts , Breach , Statute of Frauds

U.S. District Court, Northern District

J. & W. Trading and Leasing Inc. v. State of NY, 5:15-cv-327

False Arrest Claimant's Objection Raises Issue If Prosecutor Acted in Investigative Role

5:15-cv-327
District Judge Gary Sharpe

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Brancaccio v. USA, 14 Civ. 1538

Habeas Relief Denied; Counsel Not Ineffective, No Coercion or Threat Behind Guilty Plea

14 Civ. 1538
District Judge Richard Berman

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Legal Profession

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Tapimmune, Inc. v. Gardner, 1:14-cv-6087

Confirmation of Award for Biotech Firm Would Not Reverse State Court Decision

1:14-cv-6087
District Judge Gregory Woods

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution , Arbitration (ADR) , Labor and Employment

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Barrett v. Forest Laboratories, Inc., 12-CV-5224

Limitation Period for EPA Claims Not Tolled; No Discovery While Dismissal Bid Pending

12-CV-5224
District Judge Ronnie Abrams

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Motion Practice , Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours

U.S. District Court, Western District

Salim v. Johnson, 15-CV-68

Palestinian Deportee to Israel Denied Habeas Relief Releasing Him From DHS CustodyA

15-CV-68
District Judge John Curtin

Practice Areas: Immigration Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Perry v. The Margolin & Weinreb Law Group LLP, 14-3511

Phone Records, But Not Financial Records, Relevant as to Hours Worked in FLSA Suit

14-3511
Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Discovery , Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Robert Tomassini, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. FCA US LLC, Defendant, 3:14-cv-1226

Deceptive Practices Sufficiently Alleged in Suit Charging Car Maker's Breach of Warranty RElated to Metal Alloy Valve Stems in Minivan's Tire Pressure Monitoring System

3:14-cv-1226
District Judge Mae D'Agostino

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection

U.S. District Court, Southern District

King v. Time Warner Cable, 14 Civ. 2018

Times Warner Cable Must Pay $229,500 To Texas Woman 'Robocalled' 153 Times

14 Civ. 2018
District Judge Alvin Hellerstein

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection , Torts , Damages

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Preetpal Grewal, Plaintiff v. Jonathan W. Cuneo, et al., Defendant, 13-cv-6836 (RA)

Claims Narrowed in Attorney's Suit Against Former Firm

13-cv-6836 (RA)
District Judge Ronnie Abrams

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Legal Profession , Partnership Disputes , Contracts

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Tilton v. Sec. and Exchange Commission, 15-CV-2472

Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Challenge To SEC's Use of ALJs as Hearing Officers

15-CV-2472
District Judge Ronnie Abrams

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

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Cohen v. UBS Financial Services, Inc., 14-781-cv

Rule 13204 Does Not Forbid FINRA Members' Enforcement of Class Suit Procedure Waivers

14‐781‐cv
Before: Jacobs, Wesley, and Carney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution , Arbitration (ADR) , Labor and Employment , Employment Contracts , Civil Procedure , Class Actions

U.S. District Court, Western District

Janakievski v. State of N.Y., 6:14-cv-06168

'Younger' Abstention Appropriate in Habeas Challenge to Involuntary Psychiatric Custody

6:14-cv-06168
District Judge Michael Telesca

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Health Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

United States of America, Plaintiff v. Luis Rivera, Defendant, 12-CR-700 (JG)

Judge Faults Disclosure of Proffer Information

12-CR-700 (JG)
District Judge John Gleeson

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Luis Ramon Morales-Santana, aka Luis Morales, Petitioner v. Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney General, * Respondent, 11-1252-ag

Disparity in Citizenship Law Is Found Unconstitutional

11-1252-ag
Before: Lohier, Carney, C.JJ., and Rakoff, D.J. **

Practice Areas: Immigration Law , Appellate Law - Civil

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

UFCW Local One Pension Fund v. Enivel Properties, LLC, 14-2487

Separate Business Not Responsible for Other Commonly Controlled Firm's Liability to Fund

14-2487
Before: Wesley, Livingston, and Chin, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits , Pensions and Other Retirement Benefits , Labor Law , Collective Bargaining Agreements , Business Entities , Successor Liability

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Rosas v. Alice's Tea Cup, LLC, 14 Civ. 8788

Workers' Immigration Status, Tax Returns Irrelevant In Wages Suit Under FLSA, NYLL

14 Civ. 8788
Magistrate Judge James Francis

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours , Immigration Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Briggs v. Bremby, 14-1328-cv,

Food Stamp Act's Time Limits Privately Enforceable Through 42 USC §1983 Action

14-1328-cv
Before: Calabresi, Hall, and Carney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Social Services Law , Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Western District

Travelers Casualty v. Dipizio Construction Co., Inc., 14-CV-576A

No Attorney-Client Relationship Between Firm, Insurer's Counsel; Disqualification Bid Denied

14-CV-576A
Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Contracts , Breach , Insurance Law , Surety Bonds

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Fly Shoes S.R.L. v. Bettye Muller Designs Inc., 14 Civ. 10078

Italian Firm May Pierce Veil in Breach Suit Asserting Trademark's Fraudulent Conveyance

14 Civ. 10078
District Judge Louis Stanton

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach , Business Entities , Personal Liability

U.S. District Court, Southern District

The Vantone Group Ltd. Liability Co. v. Yangpu NGT Industrial Co., Ltd., 13CV7639

SAC Provided Movants Notice; Lanham Act Infringement Claims Sufficiently Pleaded

13CV7639
District Judge Laura Taylor Swain

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property , Trademarks , Infringement (Trademark) , Internet Law , Domain Names

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp. & Subsidiaries v. The Government of the United States Virgin Islands, 14-CV-10114

Due to 'Mirror' Tax Structure Virgin Islands Not 'The United States' Under 28 USC §1346(a)(1)

14-CV-10114
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Taxation , Energy and Natural Resources , Constitutional Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Gonzalez v. USA, 14-1994-pr

AEDPA's Limit Period for §2255 Motion Runs When Revised Restitution Order Becomes Final

14-1994-pr
Before: Cabranes, Pooler, and Chin, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Appellate Law - Criminal

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc. v. City of Albany, 1:14-CV-0499

Rehabilitator's FHA, ADA Challenges to Zoning Ordinance Survives City's Dismissal Effort

1:14-CV-0499
District Judge Lawrence Kahn

Practice Areas: Land Use and Planning