United States Second Circuit - July 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Langan v. Johnson and Johnson Consumer Cos., Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law
Vacated the certification of a consumer class action alleging that Johnson & Johnson deceptively labeled several of its baby bath products as being...
07/24/2018 17‐1605

Cohen v. Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C.

United States Second Circuit
Debt Collection, Property Law & Real Estate
Affirmed the dismissal of a homeowner's claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act related to the foreclosure on a mortgage. The homeowner...
07/23/2018 17‐950‐cv

US v. Townsend

United States Second Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacated a sentence on the ground that the defendant's prior New York drug conviction should not have been used to enhance his federal sentence. The...
07/23/2018 17‐757‐cr

Cooling Water Intake Structure Coalition v. EPA

United States Second Circuit
Public Utilities, Environmental Law, Water Law
Denied petitions for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rule related to cooling water intake structures. The petitioners in...
07/23/2018 14‐4645

Hylton v. Sessions

United States Second Circuit
Immigration Law
Vacated an administrative decision ordering an undocumented immigrant removed from the United States. The Board of Immigration Appeals had found that...
07/20/2018 17‐1567‐ag

US v. Smith

United States Second Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an amended opinion, affirmed that evidence presented at trial was sufficient to prove possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and...
07/19/2018 15‐3313‐cr

Huebner v. Midland Credit Management Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Sanctions, Debt Collection
Affirmed sanctions imposed against a plaintiff for bringing a frivolous class action lawsuit alleging that a debt collection agency violated the...
07/19/2018 16‐2363‐cv

Leopard Marine & Trading Ltd. v. Easy Street Ltd.

United States Second Circuit
International Trade, Admiralty
Affirmed that a maritime lien had been extinguished by laches in a case where a Cypriot fuel supplier sought to enforce its lien against a Maltese...
07/13/2018 16‐1356‐cv

US v. Thompson

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's conviction for prostituting two minors and employing a minor in the creation of a sexually explicit video. In appealing his...
07/13/2018 16‐2986

Massey v. US

United States Second Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Affirmed the denial of a habeas motion on procedural grounds in a case where a man was convicted of possessing a firearm as a felon. The petitioner...
07/11/2018 17‐1676