U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit News

Federal courts taking another look at transgender individuals' rights under Title VII

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 30, 2018

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.

Buffalo Wild Wings still fighting vegetarian's lawsuit over cheese sticks fried in beef fat

By Robert Davis | Mar 28, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 24, 2018

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 25, 2017

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.

Study: New York, California courts ‘magnets’ for workplace class actions

By Jessica Karmasek | Feb 13, 2017

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.

Appeals court reversal on Amazon consumer arbitration consent adds to controversy

By Andrew Burger | Sep 16, 2016

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.

Conn. court rules against volunteer's discrimination lawsuit

By Noell Wolfgram Evans | Aug 17, 2016

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 9, 2016

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.

Second Circuit: Class can be decertified after jury verdict

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 4, 2016

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.

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