WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Seemingly at odds with some recent activities by the federal Department of Justice, federal circuit courts in various parts of the country seem poised to take a new look at various kinds of gender and gender-identity discrimination.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit News
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A vegetarian who was surprised Buffalo Wild Wings cooked her french fries and mozzarella sticks in oil containing a meat product is not giving up on her lawsuit against the popular restaurant chain.
Second Circuit defers decision on credit card fee disclosure case until clarification from N.Y. high court
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has sent the question of whether merchants who display credit card fees for customers still comply with state merchant laws to the New York Court of Appeals for certification.
Conn. SC: Private school had duty to warn, protect against insect-borne disease on study abroad trip
The state Supreme Court, in a request for guidance by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, also upheld a damages award of $41.5 million to the family of a private school student who contracted tick-borne encephalitis on a school-sponsored trip to China.
According to a Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s statistical study of class certification rulings in 2016, more conditional certification motions were granted within the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Ninth Circuit than any other courts in the country.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Online retailers are being plagued by an increasing number of lawsuits that assert they did not clearly and/or adequately inform consumers that in purchasing goods via the retailers' e-commerce sites they were agreeing to resolve any resulting problems via arbitration rather than the courts.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that there is a clear delineation between an employee and a volunteer in an organization, drawing the line between who can claim discrimination.
Second Circuit rules for Chevron, agrees $9.5 billion judgment against oil giant was product of fraud, racketeering
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this week sided with the company, finding “no basis” for overturning the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s judgment in 2014.
Plaintiff Joseph Mazzei filed a class action against The Money Store, TMS Mortgage Inc. and HomEq Servicing Corp. for breach of contract, challenging the imposition of post-acceleration late fees on mortgages. Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which granted the defendants’ post-verdict motion to decertify and entered judgment in favor only of Mazzei.