United States Second Circuit - August 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Empire Merchants LLC v. Reliable Churchill LLLP

United States Second Circuit
Commercial Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Affirmed the dismissal of a liquor distributor's claim under the RICO statute against other liquor distributors. The New York metropolitan area's...
08/28/2018 17‐0887‐cv

US v. Le

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed convictions of violating the Biological Weapons Anti‐Terrorism Act of 1989 and related federal statutes. The defendant, who used the internet...
08/27/2018 16‐819‐cr

Olagues v. Perceptive Advisors LLC

United States Second Circuit
Securities Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging unlawful insider-trading in option contracts. This case involved a dispute over how Section 16(b) of the...
08/27/2018 17-2703-cv

US v Santillan

United States Second Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs. He brought this appeal challenging the denial of his motion to suppress...
08/24/2018 16-1112

US v Hoskins

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, International Law, International Trade
Affirmed in part and reversed in part. The Second Circuit agreed with the district court that the government cannot use theories of conspiracy or...
08/24/2018 16-1010

HealthBridge Management, LLC v. National Labor Relations Board

United States Second Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Denied a petition for review of a National Labor Relations Board order. A nursing-home operator contended that it did not engage in unfair labor...
08/23/2018 17-934

American Civil Liberties Union v. US Department of Defense

United States Second Circuit
Military Law, Media Law, Government Law
Held that the U.S. government was justified in refusing to release certain photographs of detainees taken by U.S. Army personnel at military detention...
08/22/2018 17-779

US v. Zodhiates

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, International Law, Family Law
Affirmed a man's conviction under the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act for conspiring with a woman to remove her child to Nicaragua in...
08/21/2018 17‐839‐cr

US v. Lloyd

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction on drug-trafficking and related firearms charges. The defendant, who pleaded guilty and received a 25-year prison sentence,...
08/20/2018 16-3169-cr

Paysys International, Inc. v. Atos IT Services Ltd.

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Attorney's Fees
Held that a plaintiff was entitled to withdraw its motion to voluntarily dismiss a case. The district court had said the plaintiff must pay the...
08/20/2018 17‐2204‐cv