United States Second Circuit - January 2016 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Young

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for three counts related to the illegal sale of firearms is: 1) affirmed as to the district court's rejection of a downward departure and...
01/29/2016 14-2383-cr

US v. Allen

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 922(g)(1) is vacated, the denial of defendant's suppression...
01/29/2016 13-3333-cr

Zurich Am. Ins. Co. v. Team Tankers A.S.

United States Second Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Attorney's Fees
In an arbitration action, the district court's order confirming an arbitral award is affirmed while its order awarding attorney fees to defendants is...
01/28/2016 14-4036-cv

Credit Suisse Securities LLC v. Tracy

United States Second Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
In an arbitration action arising from a dispute between Credit Suisse and five former employees, the district court's order to employees to pursue...
01/28/2016 15-0345-cv

Main Street Legal Services v. National Security Council

United States Second Circuit
Government Law
In a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case, the district court's dismissal for failure to state a claim is affirmed where the National Security...
01/26/2016 13-3792

Friends of Animals v. Clay

United States Second Circuit
Transportation, Administrative Law, Environmental Law
In an environmental action arising under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. section 703 et seq., the district court's grant of summary judgment...
01/26/2016 14-4071-cv

T.K. v. N.Y.C. Dep't of Educ.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Government Law
In an education action, the district court's judgment that defendants violated the right of plaintiffs' daughter to a free appropriate public...
01/20/2016 14-3078-cv

Simmons v. Stanberry

United States Second Circuit
Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law, Copyright, Media Law
In a copyright action over the right to use a hip-hop beat, the district court's dismissal is affirmed where plaintiff's suit is time-barred after he...
01/15/2016 14-3106-cv

Group Against Smog and Pollution v. Shenango, Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Environmental Law
In an environmental citizen suit, the district court's grant of defendant's motion to dismiss is affirmed on alternative grounds. The court held that...
01/06/2016 15-2041

Fed. Treasury Ent. Sojuzplodoimport, OAO Moscow Distillery Cristall v. Spirits Int'l B.V.

United States Second Circuit
Trademark, International Law, Intellectual Property
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In an international trademark action involving rival claims to the "Stolichnaya" trademarks, the district court's dismissal is vacated in part and...
01/05/2016 14-4721-cv(L)