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US v. White

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for possession of a weapon by a person previously convicted of a felony is vacated and remanded where: 1) district courts may...
09/28/2012 11-772

US v. Carter

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a conviction of a defendant for drug-related charges, district court's imposition of the ten-year mandatory minimum sentence is affirmed where a...
09/28/2012 11-3605

Gross v. Rell

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Elder Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates
In plaintiff's suit against number of defendants, including his conservator, a court-appointed attorney, and a nursing home, asserting both federal...
09/25/2012 08-2626

Somerville v. Hunt

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
The district court's grant of defendant's second request for habeas relief on the ground that the Appellate Division's decision not to apply a...
09/25/2012 11-1211

Gjura v. Holder

United States Second Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
An Albanian citizen's petition for review of Board of Immigrant Appeals (BIA) order reversing the decision of Immigration Judge (IJ) grant of her...
09/25/2012 11-566

Fortress Bible Church v. Feiner

United States Second Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Tax-exempt Organizations
In plaintiffs' suit alleging violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) over a longstanding land-use...
09/24/2012 10-3634

R.E. v. New York City Dept. of Educ.

United States Second Circuit
Constitutional Law, Education Law, Government Law
In a consolidated appeal of three lawsuits brought by parents of autistic children, claiming due process violations against the New York City...
09/20/2012 11-1266

Simon v. Keyspan Corp.

United States Second Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Government Law, Public Utilities
In an antitrust action against a producer of electricity, alleging that it colluded with one of its rivals to increase installed capacity prices and...
09/20/2012 11-2265

Brennan Ctr. for Justice at New York Univ. Sch. of Law v. U.S. Dept. of Justice

United States Second Circuit
Education Law, Government Law, Health Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
In plaintiff's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ), the United States Department of Health and Human Services...
09/19/2012 11-4599

World Wide Polymers, Inc. v. Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corp.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Sanctions
In an action seeking for damages and injunctive relief arising out of the failure of a joint venture, which was originally filed in 2003, district...
09/14/2012 10-3476