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United States Second Circuit - February 2016 Opinion Summaries

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Tavarez v. Larkin

United States Second Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a habeas corpus case, the district court’s denial of the petition is affirmed where the state court’s rejection of petitioner’s...
02/29/2016 14-1934-pr

Bernstein v. Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

United States Second Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Constitutional Law
In an employment action, arising from plaintiff partner’s resignation from his own law firm and subsequent suit, settled out of court, the district...
02/24/2016 15-374-cv

Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft v. U.S. Oil Trading LLC

United States Second Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Law, Admiralty, International Law, Contracts
In a commercial action concerning payment for purchased fuel bunkers for plaintiff’s ships, the district court’s preliminary injunction, barring suit...
02/24/2016 15-97

US v. Prado

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Convictions for aiding and abetting a violation of 18 U.S.C. section 924(c) in furtherance of the murder of Mario Alberto Canton Quijdada are reversed...
02/24/2016 13-2894-cr(L)

Commonwealth of Pa. Pub. Sch. Employees' Ret. Sys. v. Morgan Stanley & Co.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure
In a class action, the district court’s denial of class certification and dismissal of claims for lack of standing is affirmed where: 1) The New York...
02/23/2016 13-2095-cv(L)

Ministers & Missionaries v. Snow

United States Second Circuit
Probate, Trusts & Estates, Contracts
In a choice-of-law action arising out of wills and estates dispute, the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant is vacated and the...
02/23/2016 14-1021

Gallego v. Northland Group Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure
In a putative class action contending that defendant’s debt collection tactics violated the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C....
02/22/2016 15-1666

Ernst v. Carrigan

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education Law
In a defamation action, the court dismissed the appeal for lack of appellate jurisdiction where the district court’s passing on the merits of the...
02/22/2016 14-3925-cv(L)

Brown v. Lockheed Martin Corp.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In an injury action following plaintiff's late father's exposure to asbestos and death from mesothelioma, the district court's dismissal for lack of...
02/18/2016 14-4083

Village of Freeport v. Barrella

United States Second Circuit
Government Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In a civil rights action, the district court's entry of judgment for plaintiff is: 1) affirmed where 'race' includes ethnicity under 42 U.S.C. section...
02/16/2016 14-2270-cv(L)
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