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Second Circuit: Court erred in applying outdated standard

The forfeiture of more than $185,000 from a Rochester man was properly granted to the federal government by the District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has found, but ruled the lower court committed “a significant ...

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Second Circuit: Writing requirement violates Fair Debt Act

A debt collection notice violated federal law by stating that the debtors could only dispute the validity of their debts in writing, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in reversing a dismissal, Hooks v. Forman, ...

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Injunction OK in sex harassment case

A district court abused its discretion where, in the face of egregious acts of sexual harassment perpetuated by a single employee, it declined to order injunctive relief directed toward ensuring that individual was no longer in a position to continue ...

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Second Circuit nixes DOMA

NEW YORK — A divided Second Circuit struck down the Defense of Marriage Act Thursday as unconstitutional, joining an appeals court in Boston in rejecting the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The U.S. Supreme ...

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Stats not enough to prove discrimination pattern

An attempt by two state prison inmates to hold some of their captors individually liable for alleged discriminatory practices has failed. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit noted the “novel” approach of trying to prove a pattern ...

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Court: NY aliens entitled to equal protection

New York state cannot prohibit licensed alien pharmacists from working in the state when the federal government says they may, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The court Tuesday, in Paidi v. Mills (10-43970-cv), declared ...

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