United States Second Circuit - May 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Kidd v. Thomson Reuters Corp.

United States Second Circuit
Media Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a media company was not a "consumer reporting agency" subject to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. A job applicant alleged that...
05/30/2019 17‐3550

Washington v. Barr

United States Second Circuit
Health Law, Constitutional Law
Declined to declare that marijuana's classification as a Schedule 1 substance is unconstitutional. The plaintiffs contended that the longstanding...
05/30/2019 18‐859‐cv

American Civil Liberties Union v. National Security Agency

United States Second Circuit
Government Law, Military Law
In a Freedom of Information Act case, held that the government did not have to disclose documents concerning the legal authority for certain national...
05/30/2019 17‐3399‐cv

Estrella v. Berryhill

United States Second Circuit
Government Benefits
Revived a benefit claimant's challenge to a denial of Social Security disability benefits. She contended that the ALJ should have given more weight to...
05/29/2019 17‐3247

Charles v. Orange County, New York

United States Second Circuit
Immigration Law, Constitutional Law
Revived civil rights claims brought by two former civil immigration detainees with serious mental health issues who alleged that the authorities were...
05/24/2019 17-3506-pr

US v. Pauling

United States Second Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed an order vacating a drug-trafficking conspiracy conviction. The evidence at trial was insufficient to establish the quantity element of the...
05/23/2019 17‐2539‐cr

Fresno County Employees' Retirement Association v. Isaacson/Weaver Family Trust

United States Second Circuit
Securities Law, Class Actions, Attorney's Fees
Rejected an objecting class member's challenge to the amount of attorney fees awarded to a law firm that represented the class in a shareholder...
05/23/2019 17‐2662

Kashef v. BNP Paribas S.A.

United States Second Circuit
International Law, Injury & Tort Law
Revived a New York tort lawsuit alleging that a French bank that evaded U.S. sanctions on Sudan aided and abetted the Sudanese regime in its...
05/22/2019 18-1304

Benzemann v Houslander & Assoc. PLLC

United States Second Circuit
Civil Procedure, Debt Collection
Plaintiff filed a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claim against defendants. The trial court granted summary judgment against plaintiff on the...
05/13/2019 18‐1162‐cv

Thompson v Barr

United States Second Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law, Civil Procedure
Denied petition for review of decision by Board of Immigration for removal. In denying, the appeals court ruled that second-degree assault under New...
05/13/2019 17‐3494