United States Second Circuit - August 2012 Opinion Summaries

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EM Ltd. v. Republic of Argentina

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Debt Collection, Evidence, International Law
In bondholders' suit against the Republic of Argentina for defaulting on payments of its external debt, district court's order compelling two...
08/20/2012 11-4065

Cage v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.

United States Second Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Law, Health Law
District court's judgment upholding the denial of petitioner's application for disability benefits in concluding that drug addiction or alcoholism...
08/17/2012 09-4530

Hecht v. United Collection Bureau, Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Debt Collection
In a suit against a debt collector, claiming violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), district court's dismissal of the claim as...
08/17/2012 11-1327

US v. Contorinis

United States Second Circuit
Asset Forfeiture, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Securities Law, White Collar Crime
An investment portfolio-manger's conviction for securities fraud and insider trading is affirmed, as the district court properly instructed the jury...
08/17/2012 11-3

Trustees of the Local 138 Pension Trust Fund v. F.W. Honerkamp Co., Inc.

United States Second Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit brought by trustees of a pension plan against an employer, claiming that the Pension Protection Act of 2006 prevented the employer from...
08/17/2012 11-1322

Fabrikant v. French

United States Second Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law
In a suit against the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and others, alleging various federal constitutional violations, arising...
08/16/2012 10-3288

Scholz Design, Inc. v. Sard Custom Homes, LLC

United States Second Circuit
Contracts, Cyberspace Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
In a suit for copyright infringement and related claims for breach of contract and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act concerning...
08/15/2012 11-3298

Messier v. Bouchard Transp.

United States Second Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
In a seaman's suit against his former employer, a tugboat operator, seeking inter alia maintenance and cure after contracting lymphoma, district...
08/15/2012 10-5181

Grayton v. Ercole

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
District court's denial of defendant's request for habeas relief from his second degree murder conviction is affirmed, as although the defendant has a...
08/15/2012 10-1419

US v. Graham

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a conviction of defendant for various crimes in violation of the Hobbs Act and for using an explosive to commit a felony in violation of 18 U.S.C....
08/15/2012 09-2819