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US v. Perez-Frias

United States Second Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentencing of defendant, a Dominican national, for illegal reentry into the US under 8 U.S.C. sections 1326(a) and 1326(b)(2) is upheld...
03/31/2011 10-1401

US v. Quinones

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Conviction and sentencing of defendants for an assortment of drug related charges is upheld where any trial error in giving a conscious avoidance jury...
03/29/2011 09-4361

Nnebe v. Daus

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
In a dispute involving the suspension of taxi licenses held by a purported class of New York taxi drivers, summary judgment by district court is...
03/25/2011 09-4305

Cacchillo v. Insmed, Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Health Law, Remedies
In a section 1983 and breach of agreement dispute arising from the refusal of defendant to support an FDA compassion application, denial of motion for...
03/23/2011 10-4630

In re. Paul E. Warburgh

United States Second Circuit
Ethics & Disciplinary Code, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Professional Malpractice, Sanctions
In an attorney disciplinary matter, the recommendation of discipline by Committee of Admissions and Grievances is adopted where an attorney who is the...
03/22/2011 07-9056

Bechtel Do Brasil Construcoes Ltda., et al. v. UEG Araucaria Ltda.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Injury & Tort Law, International Law
In an action seeking a permanent stay of arbitration on the grounds that claims by defendant were time-barred under both New York and Brazilian law,...
03/22/2011 10-034

Amnesty International USA v. Clapper

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law, Media Law
In a facial challenge by attorneys, journalists, and labor, legal, media, and human rights organizations to the constitutionality of Section 702 of...
03/21/2011 09-4112

Republic of Ecuador v. Chevron

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, International Law, Oil and Gas Law
In a dispute involving whether the terms of a bilateral investment treaty between the U.S. and Ecador preempts ongoing litigation between plaintiffs...
03/17/2011 10-1020

NY Atlantic Railway v. Surface Transportation Bd.

United States Second Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Property Law & Real Estate, Transportation
Petition for review of the decision of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) that petitioner did not fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the...
03/15/2011 10-1490

US v. Buissereth

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentencing of defendant, 21 U.S.C. sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B), is upheld notwithstanding errors by the district court during...
03/15/2011 09-5358