United States Second Circuit - January 2015 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Kimber

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence and conviction for use and possession of a chemical weapon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 229(a)(1), and consumer product tampering, in...
01/30/2015 13‐3661

Martin v. Hearst Corporation

United States Second Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Media Law
In this action brought by plaintiff alleging libel and other publication-related claims against media outlets that published accounts of her 2010...
01/28/2015 13-3315

Pan v. Holder

United States Second Circuit
Immigration Law
Petition for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissing petitioner's appeal from an immigration judge's (IJ) denial of...
01/26/2015 13‐203

US v. Matta

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In this case, defendant was sentenced to a 24-month term of imprisonment to be followed by 12 months of supervised release, and the district court...
01/26/2015 13‐4078-cr

Contreras v. Artus

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Dismissal of habeas petition is affirmed over claims that the state court violated petitioner's right to be present during critical stages of trial...
01/23/2015 13-1117

Barrows v. Burwell

United States Second Circuit
Class Actions, Health Law
In this putative class action, plaintiffs assert on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries who were placed into "observation status" by their hospitals...
01/22/2015 13‐4179

In Re: Motors Liquidation Co.

United States Second Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Law, Debt Collection
(Industry: Autos)

Order of the Bankruptcy Court holding that a mistaken UCC-3 termination statement was unauthorized and therefore not effective to terminate a secured...
01/21/2015 13-2187

Smith v. County of Suffolk

United States Second Circuit
Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
In this First Amendment employment retaliation case, judgment granted summary judgment against plaintiff police officer and dismissing his case is...
01/14/2015 13-1230-cv

Citigroup v. Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

United States Second Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Judgment dismissing plaintiff's complaint and compelling arbitration pursuant to an arbitration clause contained in the parties' contract is affirmed,...
01/14/2015 13-4825-cv

Coggins v. Buonora

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Sanctions
In this case, plaintiff alleges that defendant officers knowingly falsified and committed material facts from police reports, lied to the district...
01/13/2015 13-4635