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Second Circuit

Aug 30, 2023

Second Circuit upholds award in medical malpractice case after death from cancer

In a split decision, a federal appeals court has affirmed an award in a medical malpractice lawsuit, but denied the plaintiff’s motion to increase the award.

Aug 28, 2023

Second Circuit affirms decision on school covering controversial mural

A federal appeals court has ruled that Vermont Law School did not violate the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 when it covered a controversial mural.

Aug 15, 2023

Second Circuit reinstates lawsuit over ‘sidewalk counseling’ outside abortion providers

A federal court has ruled that an injunction limiting “sidewalk counseling” outside Planned Parenthood offices in western New York does not apply to anyone not connected to the original case.

Aug 9, 2023

Appeals court reinstates claim for cash seized by police

A federal appeals court has reinstated a claim for more than $8,000 that was seized by law enforcement officials in a drug case where the defendant was ultimately acquitted.

Jul 19, 2023

Second Circuit OKs ban on signs at city council meetings

A federal appeals court has ruled that a city council’s policy of prohibiting signs at meetings is a reasonable limit on First Amendment rights.

Jan 31, 2023

New trial ordered in witness tampering case

A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of jury retaliation because of an insufficient voir dire process.

Dec 1, 2022

Second Circuit dismisses case over sealing criminal records

A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Penfield man who sought to have his criminal records sealed and refused to disclose his true identity.

Sep 21, 2022

Hearing on habeas corpus petition ordered in weapon case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ordered a hearing on a habeas corpus petition that had been denied by a lower court.

Sep 16, 2022

Prison inmate’s excessive force lawsuit reinstated

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reversed a lower court ruling and reinstated a lawsuit accusing several New York state prison guards of excessive force.

Aug 23, 2022

Second Circuit split on habeas corpus petition in rape case

In a split decision, a federal appeals court has denied a habeas corpus petition filed by a man convicted of first-degree rape in New York State Supreme Court.

Aug 17, 2022

Appeals court cancels $20,000 award to prison inmate

A federal appeals court has reversed a jury verdict and a $20,000 award of damages for a prison inmate who complained of overcrowding.

Jul 26, 2022

Pepsi, coffee brewer fight over use of ‘Rise’ name

RiseandShine Corp., which does business as Rise Brewing, sued PepsiCo., which sells a canned energy drink under the trademark “Mtn Dew Rise.”

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