United States Second Circuit - April 2012 Opinion Summaries

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Enmon v. Prospect Capital Corp.

United States Second Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Sanctions
In a case in which a law firm was sanctioned for acting in bad faith and engaging in frivolous and vexatious litigation by opposing an arbitration,...
04/06/2012 10-2811

Ahlers v. Rabinowitz

United States Second Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law
In a suit under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 brought by a plaintiff who had been civilly committed after his release from prison, alleging that psychiatric...
04/06/2012 10-1193

Disability Advocates, Inc. v. New York Coalition for Quality Assisted Living, Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Health Law
In a suit brought by a private nonprofit organization contracted to provide services to New York State's protection and advocacy system under the...
04/06/2012 10-235

US v. Scott

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction for distributing, and possessing with the intent to distribute, a controlled substance is vacated and the case remanded for a new trial,...
04/06/2012 10-3978

Viacom Int’l, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Cyberspace Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright, Media Law
In a copyright infringement suit against YouTube, the district court's judgment in favor of YouTube is: 1) affirmed in part, where the district court...
04/05/2012 10-3270

Bessemer Trust Company, N.A. v. Branin

United States Second Circuit
Securities Law, Commercial Law, Contracts
(Industry: Services)

In a suit alleging improper solicitation of a client's account where that account and its associated "good will" had earlier been transferred to the...
04/05/2012 08-2462

US v. Pitera

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
The district court's denial of a prisoner's motion to compel postconviction DNA testing of six items pursuant to the Innocence Protection Act is...
04/03/2012 10-1564

Anderson News, L.L.C. v. American Media, Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Media Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure
(Industry: Wholesale)

In a suit alleging that national magazine publishers and their distribution representatives conspired to drive a wholesaler out of the single-copy...
04/03/2012 10-4591