U.S. District Court Western District of New York Social Security Bellamy v. Astrue 08-CV-628 Judge Arcara Background: Plaintiff Ronald E. Bellamy seeks review of the defendant’s decision denying Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and SSI under, respectively, Titles II and ...Read More »
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Job Discrimination Johnston v. Maha 08-6048-pr Appealed from the Western District of New York Background: The plaintiff moved for appointment of counsel in his appeal of the final judgment of the U.S. District Court ...Read More »
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Evidence Ineffective Assistance U.S. v. Oluwanisola 08-4442-cr Appealed from the Eastern District of New York Background: Olawale Lateef Oluwanisola appeals from a Sept. 8, 2008 judgment convicting him, following a jury trial, of conspiring ...Read More »
Appellate Division, Third Department Neglect Sex Offender Parent Matter of Christopher C. 507340 Appealed from Family Court, Saratoga County Background: The appeal is from an order that dismissed the petitioner’s application in a proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act Article ...Read More »
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York Social Security Attorneys’ Fees Hoffman v. Astrue 09-CV-669 Judge Scullin Background: The court previously approved a consent order reversing the Social Security Administration’s final order as to benefits and remanded the case ...
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York Statute of Limitations Products Liability — Claims by Estate Sorrentino v. Barr Laboratories Inc. 09-CV-0591 Judge Suddaby Background: Before the court in a products liability action filed by Erich Sorrentino (in his ...Read More »
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York Job Discrimination Individual Liability Toran v. City of Binghamton 09-CV-1381 Judge McAvoy Background: The plaintiff was employed by the City of Binghamton. His employment was terminated in June or July 2008. The ...Read More »
Appellate Division, Third Department Fourth Amendment Traffic Stops People v. Willette 101916 Appealed from County Court, Essex County Background: The defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him upon his plea of guilty of the crime of third-degree criminal possession of ...Read More »
Appellate Division, Third Department Workers’ Compensation Matter of Yarleque v. Sally Lou Inc. 505059 Appealed from the Workers’ Compensation Board Background: The appeal is from decisions of the board that denied the claimant’s request for reconsideration or full board review. ...Read More »
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Age Discrimination Fadia v. New Horizon Hospitality 08-CV-6268 Judge Siragusa Background: Deepak C. Fadia, proceeding pro se, alleges that his former employer, New Horizon Hospitality, discriminated against him in violation of the ...
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U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Bankruptcy Debt Relief Agencies Adams v. Zelotes 07-1853-cv Appealed from the District of Connecticut Background: A bankruptcy attorney brought suit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of Bankruptcy Code provision, 11 U.S.C. §526(a)(4), alleging ...Read More »
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Bankruptcy Deficiency Claim — State Law Claims AmeriCredit v. Tompkins 09-0022-bk Appealed from the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court Background: On appeal from an order of the bankruptcy court, expunging AmeriCredit’s unsecured ...Read More »