Federal Court Decisions

U.S. District Court, Southern District

In re Petition of Nat'l Security Archive, 08 Civ. 6599

Unsealing of Grand Jury Testimony by 1950s Atomic Bomb Spy's Brother Is Explained

08 Civ. 6599
District Judge Alvin Hellerstein

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Criminal Law , Evidence

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Thomas M. Moroughan, Plaintiff v. The County of Suffolk, Defendants, CV 12-512 (JFB) (AKT)

Suffolk DA Ordered to Turn Over Notes in Civil Rights Suit

CV 12-512 (JFB) (AKT)
Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Discovery , Civil Rights , Criminal Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Noll v. IBM, 13-4096-cv

IBM Reasonably Accommodated Deaf Employee, Circuit Finds

13-4096-cv
Before: Jacobs, Sack, and Droney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Appellate Law - Civil , Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Disability Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Phoenix Light SF Ltd. v. U.S. Bank National Assoc., 14-cv-10116

Purported Assignees Lack Standing to Sue Trustees Over Certificates on RMBS Trusts

14-cv-10116
District Judge Katherine Forrest

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

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Adkins v. Stanley, 12-CV-7667

Class Not Certified in Suit Claiming Bank Liable for Disparate Impact of Lender's Practices

12-CV-7667
District Judge Valerie Caproni

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

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

USA v. Calderon, 13‐1098

Evidence Insufficient to Find Get-Away Driver Guilty as Accessory After the Fact to Murder

13‐1098
Before: Kearse, Wesley, and Chin, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Elkind v. Revlon Consumer Products Corp., 14-CV-2484

Bulk of Claims Over 'Age Defying' Cosmetics Dismissed; Mislabelling Claims Are Preempted

14-CV-2484
District Judge Joanna Seybert

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

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

United States v. American Express, 10-CV-4496

Judge Declines to Lift Injunction on AmEx

10-CV-4496 (NGG) (RER)
District Judge Nicholas Garaufis

Practice Areas: Antitrust , Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Western District

Williams v. Swack, 13-CV-00974

Balance Test Leads to Denial of §1983 Suit's Stay Pending End of Criminal Investigation

13-CV-00974
Magistrate Judge Jeremiah McCarthy

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Civil Procedure , Motion Practice

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Sagepoint Financial, Inc. v. Small, 15-CV-0571

Ponzi Scheme's Victim Cannot Continue FINRA Arbitration Against Broker-Dealer

15-CV-0571
District Judge Dora Irizarry

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution , Arbitration (ADR) , White Collar Crime , Fraud (White Collar) , Securities and Federal Corporate Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Orange v. Leake and Watts Inc., 13-cv-6110

Prima Facie Discrimination, Retaliation Not Demonstrated; Title VII Suit Dismissed

13-cv-6110
District Judge Katherine Forrest

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Race Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Western District

McCracken v. Verisma Systems, Inc., 14-CV-6248

Plaintiffs Lack Standing for Medical Records Overcharge Suit; Lawyers Paid for Records

14-CV-6248
District Judge Michael Telesca

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process , Torts , Personal Injury , Legal Profession

U.S. District Court, Western District

Federal Trade Commission v. Vantage Point Services, LLC, 15-CV-006

Evidence Supports Debt Collectors' Operation As Common Enterprise, Misrepresentations

15-CV-006
District Judge William Skretny

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

United States v. Yasser Ashburn, Jamal Laurent, and Trevelle Merritt, 11-CR-0303

Judge Explains Refusal to Let Lawyers Withdraw From Case

11-CR-0303
District Judge Nicholas Garaufis

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Legal Profession

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Beck Chevrolet v. General Motors, 13-4066

Court of Appeals to Weigh In on GM Dealer Dispute

13-4066
Before: Sack, Livingston, and Lohier, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Administrative Law , Appellate Law - Civil , Insurance Law , Automotive

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States v. Steven Ray Morgan, 12-3231

Conviction Reversed Where Death Threats Admitted

12-3231
Before: Jacobs, Calabresi and Wesley, C.JJ.

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

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Flores v. Mamma Lombardi's of Holbrook, CV 12-3532 (GRB)

Magistrate Cuts 'Princely' Fee Proposal by 80 Percent

CV 12-3532 (GRB)
Magistrate Judge Gary Brown

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours , Legal Profession

U.S. District Court, Western District

Jordan v. Corning Community College, 11-CV-6182T

Issue Exists if Police Training Academy Violated Settlement's 'Neutral Response' Requirement

11-CV-6182T
District Judge Michael Telesca

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Sex Discrimination , Contracts , Breach

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Nathaniel Floyd, Plaintiff v. Carolyn W. Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant, 13-CV-4963

Case by Landfill Worker Exposed to World Trade Center Respiratory Irritants Remanded to Social Security Administration; ALJ Incorrectly Weighed Medical Evidence, Reached Disability Determination on Incomplete Record

13-CV-4963
District Judge Nicholas Garaufis

Practice Areas: Social Services Law , Social Security Compensation , Administrative Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Skyline Steel, LLC, Plaintiff v. PilePro, LLC, Defendant, 13-CV-8171

Sheet Pile Wall Systems Maker Granted Reasonable Costs, Fees Incurred in Making Motion as Spoliation Sanction for Competitor's Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information in Connection With Patent Infringement Suit

13-CV-8171
District Judge Jesse Furman

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property , Patents , Infringement (Patents) , Evidence , Spoliation , Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery

U.S. District Court, Southern District

F.TV Ltd. v. Bell Media Inc., 14-cv-9856

Canadian Firm's New York Contacts Do Not Support Jurisdiction in Trademark Dispute

14-cv-9856
District Judge Katherine Forrest

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process , Intellectual Property , Trademarks , Infringement (Trademark)

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Arrowood Indemnity Co. v. Equitas Ins. Ltd., 13cv7680

FAA Holds Exclusive Procedures for Vacating Arbitral Award; Rule 60(b) Inapplicable

13cv7680
District Judge Denise Cote

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution , Arbitration (ADR) , Insurance Law , Reinsurance , Contracts , Interpretation

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Kogut v. The County of Nassau, 13-3130

No Error in Finding Corroborating Statements Relevant to §1983 Claim's Malice Element

13-3130
Before: Kearse, Straub, and Wesley, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Criminal Law , Evidence

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage BD v. AM. Alternative Ins. Corp., 3:12-CV-0553

Insurer, Sewage Board Both Denied Judgment In Suit Over Treatment Plant's Collapsed Wall

3:12-CV-0553
District Judge Glenn Suddaby

Practice Areas: Insurance Law , Contracts , Breach

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Halfmoon v. General Electric Co., 1:09-CV-228

Only CERCLA, Navigation Law Claims Survive In Suit Against GE Over PCBs in Hudson River

1:09-CV-228
District Judge David Hurd

Practice Areas: Environmental Law , Energy and Natural Resources

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Conopco Inc. v. Wells Enterprises, Inc., 14 Civ. 2223

Lanham Act False Advertising Counterclaim Survives in Suit Over Competing Rocket Ices

14 Civ. 2223
District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property , Trademarks , Infringement (Trademark) , Consumer Protection

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Altman v. J.C. Christensen & Assoc., Inc., 14-2240-cv

Debt Collector Need Not Warn of Tax Consequences When Offering to Settle for Less Than Full Amount

14-2240-cv
Before: Pooler, Sack, and Droney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Tanasi v. New Alliance Bank, 14-1389

Judgment Not Entered Against Defendants, Unaccepted Rule 68 Offer Did Not Moot Claims

14-1389
Before: Katzmann, Ch.J., Walker and Chin, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Banking and Financial Institutions

U.S. District Court, Western District

USA v. Jafari, 1:13-CR-19

Government's Reduced $135,742 Restitution Award for Blue Cross Billing Fraud Explained

1:13-CR-19
District Judge Elizabeth Wolford

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Health Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Matter of Adamis v. Lampropoulou, 14-CV-5836

Father Consented to Minor Son's Removal From Greece, Retention in U.S. Thereafter

14-CV-5836
District Judge Pamela Chen

Practice Areas: Family Law , International Law (Public)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Arlene Villamia Drimal, Plaintiff-Appellee v. Pauline Tai, Defendant David Makol, Defendants-Appellants, 13-2963-cv

Circuit Rejects 'Two-Minute' Rule for FBI Wiretaps

13-2963-cv
Before: Walker, Lynch, and Chin, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Appellate Law - Criminal , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

David D'Amato, an individual residing in New York and successor in interest to Champion Graphics, Inc., Plaintiff v. ECHL, Inc., et al., Defendants, 13CV646

Motion to Change Venue Not Dispositive, May Be Decided by Order Without Need For Report and Recommendation to Presiding Judge; Case Should Be Heard by Middle District of Florida

13CV646
Magistrate Judge Hugh Scott

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Venue , Intellectual Property , Trademarks , Infringement (Trademark)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

USA v. Marrero, 14-CR-516

Accidentally Marked Form Was Intended To Waive, Not Invoke, 'Miranda' Rights

14-CR-516
District Judge Eric Vitaliano

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States of America, Appellant v. Irene Santiago, Defendant-Appellee.*, 14-2735-cr

Circuit Reverses Vacatur in Securities Fraud Case

14-2735-cr
Before: Leval, Lohier, Jr., Droney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Appellate Law - Criminal , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Matrix Laboratories Ltd., 12 Civ. 5846

Pact With Drug Firm Not Breached by Health Body's Distribution of Generic Drug in Venezuela

12 Civ. 5846
District Judge Paul Engelmayer

Practice Areas: Contracts , Breach , Intellectual Property , Patents

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Rosa v. USA, 14-889-pr

AEDPA's One Year Limitation Period Runs From Supreme Court's Denial of Certiorari

14-889-pr
Before: Walker, Raggi, and Droney, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

USA v. Brock, 14-239-cr

Crack Distribution Conspiracy Conviction Reversed; Drug Transactions Only 'Buyer'

14-239-cr
Before: Winter, Jacobs, and Parker, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

Farray v. Holder, 14-CV-915

Alien's DHS Detention Prolonged by Pursuit of Judicial Review of Final Order of Removal

14-CV-915
District Judge John Curtin

Practice Areas: Immigration Law , Civil Rights

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Scott Lewis, Petitioner-Appellee v. Connecticut Commissioner of Correction, Respondent-Appellant, 14-193-pr

Release of Defendant in 1990 Murder Case Upheld by Circuit

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

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

JMC Restaurant Holdings, LLC v. Pevida, 14 Civ. 6157

Motion to Compel Subpoeana's Compliance Denied; Southern District Is Compliance Venue

14 Civ. 6157
Magistrate Judge Vera Scanlon

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Venue , Motion Practice , Intellectual Property , Trademarks , Infringement (Trademark)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Chong v. Target Corp., 14-CV-547

Fact Issues Exist on Target Store's Constructive Notice of Liquid Where Shopper Slipped, Fell

14-CV-547
District Judge William Kuntz

Practice Areas: Torts , Premises Liability , Invitees , Civil Procedure , Motion Practice

U.S. District Court, Southern District

McCulloch Orthopaedic Surgical Services, PLLC v. Aetna US Healthcare, 15-cv-2007

'Davila', 'Montefiore' Lead to Denial of Remand For Promissory Estoppel ERISA Payment Claim

15-cv-2007
District Judge Katherine Forrest

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

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Guobadia v. Irowa, 12-cv-4042

Claims of Forced Labor Violating TVPRA, FLSA Wage Violations Survive Summary Judgment

12-cv-4042
District Judge Arthur Spatt

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Laskowski v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co, 5:11-cv-340

'Winston' Factors Lead to Denial of Insurer's Effort to Enforce Purported Oral Settlement

5:11-cv-340
District Judge Gary Sharpe

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Settlement , Insurance Law , Legal Profession

U.S. District Court, Southern District

In re Sound View Elite Ltd., 1:14-cv-8615

Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Appeal Bankruptcy Court's Order; He Is Not Party Affected by Order

1:14-cv-8615
District Judge Gregory Woods

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy , Appellate Law - Civil , Civil Procedure , Standing

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Segedie v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., 14-cv-5029

'Organic' Claims Not Preempted; Products' 'Natural' Claims Plausibly Mislead Consumers

14-cv-5029
District Judge Nelson Roman

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection

U.S. District Court, Western District

Davis-Payne v. Galie, 09-CV-6363

Police Officers Lack Qualified Immunity on Warrantless Entry Claim by 'Overnight Guest'

09-CV-6363
District Judge Michael Telesca

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Constitutional Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America v. Dipizio Construction Co., Inc., 14-CV-576

Insurer's Suit for Payment on Bonds Not Stayed; Legal Issues in State, Federal Cases Different

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

Practice Areas: Insurance Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

United States of America, Plaintiff v. Yassa Ashburn, Jamal Laurent, and Trevelle Merritt, Defendants, 11-CR-0303

Refusal to Suppress Bullets, Pistol Potentially Associated With Earlier Murder Is Explained

11-CR-0303
District Judge Nicholas Garaufis

Practice Areas: Evidence , Admissibility , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Federal Housing Finance Agency, Plaintiff v. Nomura Holding America, Inc., et al., Defendants, 11cv6201 (DLC)

Nomura, RBS Found Liable for Misleading Fannie, Freddie

11cv6201 (DLC)
District Judge Denise Cote

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

U.S. District Court, Southern District

New England Teamsters 7 Trucking Industry Pension Fund v. The N.Y. Times Co., 14 Misc. 59

Privilege Finding's Potential Reconsideration Leads to Denial of Bid to Compel Production

14 Misc. 59
District Judge Robert Sweet

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Discovery , Evidence , Privileges , Labor and Employment , Employee Benefits , Pensions and Other Retirement Benefits

U.S. District Court, Southern District

New Earthshell Corp. v. Jobookit Holdings Ltd, 14-CV-3602

Partners' Failure to Delegate Work to Associates Noted in Fee Request's 15 Percent Reduction

14-CV-3602
District Judge Jesse Furman

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Ramsay v. National Railroad Passenger Corp., 12cv1999

Evidence Provided Amtrak Should Have Known of Risk by Unruly Persons in Station Wait Area

12cv1999
Magistrate Judge Michael Dolinger

Practice Areas: Torts , Liability , FELA , Transportation

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Hughes v. Town of Bethlehem, 1:10-cv-1489

Jury's Findings on Officer's First Amendment Retaliation Claims Not Against Evidence Weight

1:10-cv-1489
District Judge Gary Sharpe

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Labor and Employment , Labor Law , Union Representation

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Gaiter v. Liberty Mechanical Contractors, 13-CV-7116

Plumbing Contractor Denied Judgment on Fired Black Plumber's Race Discrimination Claims

13-CV-7116
District Judge John Gleeson

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Race Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Adrian Schoolcraft, Plaintiff v. City of New York, et al., Defendants, 10 Civ. 6005 (RWS)

Trial to Proceed in Case of Committed NYPD Officer

10 Civ. 6005 (RWS)
District Judge Robert Sweet

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Whistle-blower Law , Civil Rights

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 Civ. 8634 (SN)

Judge Awards $4.9M in Fatal Cycling Accident

12 Civ. 8634 (SN)
District Judge Sarah Netburn

Practice Areas: Torts , Damages , Legal Profession , Wrongful Death

U.S. District Court, Southern District

USA v. Fawwaz, 98-cr-1023

1998 Embassy Bombings Conspirator Denied Mistrial Over Reading of Overt Acts to Jury

98-cr-1023
District Judge Lewis Kaplan

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Bueno v. Aviles, 15 Civ. 1640

'Straker', 'Vigniero' Require That DHS Provide Detained Alien a Bond Hearing

15 Civ. 1640
District Judge Paul Engelmayer

Practice Areas: Immigration Law , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Talarico v. Excellus Health Plan, Inc., 6:14-CV-1058

ERISA Claimants Denied Injunction; Close Of Their Business Appeared Voluntary

6:14-CV-1058
District Judge Glenn Suddaby

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Health Law , Insurance Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Moultrie v. NYS Department of Corrections, 13-cv-5138

Title VII Bias Suit Dismissed; Male Comparators Did Not Engage in Comparably Serious Conduct

13-cv-5138
District Judge Nelson Roman

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Discrimination , Sex Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Western District

United States of America, Plaintiff v. James Kendrick, Pablo Plaza (DOB 1972), Janine Plaza Pierce, and Angelo Cruz, Defendants, #10-CR-6096-FPG

Evidence Not Destroyed in Bad Faith, Judge Rules

#10-CR-6096-FPG
Chief Judge Frank Geraci, Jr.

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

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Mintz & Gold LLP, Plaintiff v. Fred A. Daibes, Defendant, 15 Civ. 1218 (PAE)

Lawyer's 'Ploy' to Transfer Case Leads to Sanction

15 Civ. 1218 (PAE)
District Judge Paul Engelmayer

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery

U.S. District Court, Western District

United States of America, Plaintiff(s) v. James Kendrick, Pablo Plaza (DOB 1972), Janine Plaza Pierce, and Angelo Cruz, Defendant(s), 10-CR-6096

Evidence Not Destroyed in Bad Faith, Judge Rules

10-CR-6096
Magistrate Judge Jonathan Feldman

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

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States of America, Appellee v. Earl Pierce, aka Sealed Defendant 3

Circuit Says Facebook Posts Were Properly Used as Evidence

13-3687-cr
Before: Kearse, Wesley, and chin, C.JJ.

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

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Hogan v. Fidelity National Property & Casualty Ins. Co., 3:13-cv-9

Denial of Flood Insurance Claim for Failure to Submit Signed, Sworn Proof of Loss Upheld

3:13-cv-9
Chief Judge Gary Sharpe

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

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

USA v. Lopez, 06 CR 177-3

Drug Convict's Ineligibility for Reduced Sentence Under USSG Amendments 782, 788 Explained

06 CR 177-3
District Judge Raymond Dearie

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Singh v. Hans G.C.P. Schikan, 14 Civ. 5450

Lawsuit Over Drug a Criticism of DEMAND Studies' Design, Not a Nondisclosure Claim

14 Civ. 5450
District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald

Practice Areas: Securities and Federal Corporate Law , Securities Fraud , Health Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

J.H., individually and on behalf of her son, D.W. v. Williamsville Central School District, 14-CV-348

Lawsuits Over Refusal to Transport Child to After-School Program Are Consolidated

14-CV-348
Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio

Practice Areas: Education Law , Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Conmed Corp. v. Ioan Cosmescu, 6:13-CV-1226

Motions to Reconsider, Amend Order Denying Dismissal in Patent Litigation Both Denied

6:13-CV-1226
District Judge Glenn Suddaby

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process , Intellectual Property , Patents , Infringement (Patents)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Kimmey Wright, Plaintiff v. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant, 14-CV-1439

Hypotheticals Provided by Administrative Law Judge to Vocational Expert Properly Reflected Plaintiff's Residual Functional Capacity Given Appropriate Discounting of Treating Physician's Testimony

14-CV-1439
District Judge William Kuntz

Practice Areas: Social Services Law , Social Security Compensation , Administrative Law

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States of America, Appellee, Amalgamated Bank, Interested Party‐Appellee v. Rodney Watts, Defendant‐Appellant, DePetris & Bachrach, LLP, Interested Party‐Appellant, Courtney Dupree, Thomas Foley, Defendants, Emilio Serrano, Microsoft Corporation, Interested Parties, 13‐911‐cr

Assignment Provided Appellants Standing To Seek Ancillary Hearing On Claims As To Property Subject To Forfeiture; Appellants' Petition Plausibly Claims Counsel Reasonably Lacked Cause To Believe Property Was Subject To Forfeiture

13‐911‐cr
Before: Kearse, Calabresi, and Lynch, C.JJ.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law , Banking and Financial Institutions , White Collar Crime , Banking Crimes , Fraud (White Collar)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

American Civil Liberties Union v. Clapper, 14-42-cv

Circuit: NSA Phone Record Collection Illegal

14-42-cv
Before: Sack and Lynch, C.JJ., and Broderick, D.J.**

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Torus Ins. (UK) Ltd v. Coastal Towing, LLC, 14CV9785

Maritime Action for Judgment on Insurance Claim Properly Venued in Southern District

14CV9785
District Judge Laura Taylor Swain

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Venue , Insurance Law , Admiralty

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Benefield v. Pfizer Inc., 14-CV-3394

Failure to Warn, Defect Claims Survive in Suit Over Injuries Arising From Antibacterial's Use

14-CV-3394
District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Practice Areas: Products Liability , Failure to Warn , Design Defect , Manufacturing Defect

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Garcia v. Spectrum of Creations Inc., 14 Civ. 5298

Collective FLSA Action Against Caterer Certified Only as to Food Preparers, Delivery Persons

14 Civ. 5298
Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein

Practice Areas: Family Law

U.S. District Court, Western District

Anselm v. Diamond Packaging, 14-CV-6388

Title VII Retaliation Suit Dismissed; Service That Niece Left With Receptionist Ineffective

14-CV-6388
Distirct Judge Charles Siragusa

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Jurisdiction and Service of Process , Labor and Employment , Discrimination

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Talmadge v. Commissioner of Social Security, 1:13-CV-01186

$320 Hourly Legal Fee Award Within 25 Percent Limit of Past Due Benefits; No Fraud, Overreach

1:13-CV-01186
District Judge Glenn Suddaby

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery , Social Services Law , Social Security Compensation

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Darnell Greathouse, Plaintiff‐Appellant v. JHS Security Inc., Melvin Wilcox, Defendants‐Appellees, 12-4521-cv

U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Kasten v. Saint-Goban Performance Plastics Corp. That Oral Complaint Can Serve As Predicate to FLSA Retaliation Claim Casts Doubt On Continued Validity Of Circuit's Ruling In Lambert v. Genesee Hospital; Judgment Vacated And Remanded

12-4521-cv
Before: Pooler and Carney, CJ.J, and Korman, DJ.*

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment , Wages and Hours

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Edwin J. Mansour, Jr., Plaintiff v. United States of America, Defendant, 14-cv-6099

28 USC §2255 Challenge To Bank Fraud Conviction, Sentence Denied; Guilty Plea To Bank Fraud In Connection With Credit Repair conspiracy Was Voluntary, Knowing And Intelligent; Counsel's Performance Not Ineffective

14-cv-6099
District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Vincent Marinello, Plaintiff v. Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant, 13-CV-3186

Social Security Commissioner Not Incorrect In Granting Some Credibility, But Not Controlling Authority, To Claimant's Treating Physician; Substantial Record Evidence Existed Where Other Testifying Physicians Found Claimant Capable Of Performing Existing Jobs

13-CV-3186
District Judge William Kuntz

Practice Areas: Social Services Law , Social Security Compensation , Administrative Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Osekavage v. Mergenthaler, 15-CV-02031

Rooker-Feldman Doctrine Noted in Rejection Of Bid to Stay Home's Sale to Satisfy Judgment

15-CV-02031
District Judge Joanna Seybert

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy , Family Law , Creditors

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of the Adoni Group, Inc. v. Capital Business Credit, LLC, 14-02382

May 16, 2013, Security Agreement Ratified, 'Authorized' May 15 Financing Agreement

14-02382
Bankruptcy Judge Michael Wiles

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy , Commercial Law

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Lanier v. Bats Exchange, Inc., 14-cv-3745

Investor's Breach Claims Against Exchanges Pre-Empted, Must Be Adjudicated by SEC

14-cv-3745
District Judge Katherine Forrest

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

U.S. District Court, Northern District

Gasland Petroleum, Inc. v. Firestream Worldowide, Inc., 1:14-CV-597

Missouri Has Jurisdiction Over Breach Action Dismissed on Forum Non Conveniens Grounds

1:14-CV-597
District Judge David Hurd

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

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Callahan, 12-CV-1065

Receiver's Denial of $390,496 Claim Affirmed; Unclean Hands Bar Unjust Enrichment Claim

12-CV-1065
District Judge Arthur Spatt

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

U.S. District Court, Southern District

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

Gender Bias Claims Rejected in Sexual Misconduct Case

14-CV-3573 (JMF)
District Judge Jesse Furman

Practice Areas: Evidence , Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Miguelina Calderon, Plaintiff v. The City of New York, et al., Defendants, 14 Civ. 1082 (PAE)

Judge Dismisses Woman's False Arrest Claim Against City

14 Civ. 1082 (PAE)
District Judge Paul Engelmayer

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Criminal Law

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Levi Huebner on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Midland Credit Management, Inc., Defendant, 14 Civ. 6046 (BMC)

Attorney Sanctioned for Holding Back Theory of Debt Case

14 Civ. 6046 (BMC)
District Judge Brian Cogan

Practice Areas: Consumer Protection , Legal Profession

U.S. District Court, Southern District

Preis v. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., 14 Civ. 06327

Arbitral Award Not Vacated; Panel's Partiality Not Credibly Argued, Law's Disregard Not Shown

14 Civ. 06327
District Judge Lorna Schofield

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

U.S. District Court, Southern District

American University of Antigua College of Medicine v. Leeward Construction Co., Ltd., 14cv8410

University Did Not Seek to Collect Taxes In Arbitration Over Building Project Payments

14cv8410
District Judge Denise Cote

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

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Benihana, Inc. v. Benihana of Tokyo, LLC, 14-841

Court's Restriction on Arguments Restaurant Operator Can Make to Arbitral Panel Was Error

14-841
Before: Lynch and Chin, C.JJ., and Koeltl, D.J.*

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution , Arbitration (ADR) , Contracts , Civil Procedure , Provisional Remedies

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

McClenic v. Shmettan, 15-CV-00705

Pro Se Complaint's Sua Sponte Dismissal For Failure to State a Claim Is Explained

15-CV-00705
District Judge Sandra Feuerstein

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Huebner v. Midland Credit Management, Inc., 14 Civ. 6046

Court's Interest in Defendant's Corporate Parent Was Not a Financial Interest; Recusal Denied

14 Civ. 6046
District Judge Brian Cogan

Practice Areas: Creditors

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

United States of America, et al., Plaintiffs v. American Express Company and American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., Defendants, 10-CV-4496 (NGG) (RER)

Injunction Issued Against AmEx Anti-Steering Rules

10-CV-4496 (NGG) (RER)
District Judge Nicholas Garaufis

Practice Areas: Antitrust

U.S. District Court, Western District

Islam v. Philips, 14-CV-930

Alien's Continued DHS Detention Pending Removal Denied 28 USC §2241 Habeas Relief

14-CV-930
District Judge John Curtin

Practice Areas: Immigration Law