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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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Ruling ends confusion for securities attorneys

Local securities lawyers say a Second Circuit ruling defines for the first time the meaning of “domestic transaction” under a test laid out by the U.S. Supreme Court in its landmark 2010 decision, Morrison, et al. v. National Australia Bank ...

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Second Circuit reinstates case against YouTube

NEW YORK  — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated a copyright case against YouTube on Thursday, finding that a jury could conclude that the online video service knew it was infringing rights when it allowed the ...

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Wall Street Journal reporter shielded by privilege

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided last week that a former Wall Street Journal reporter couldn’t be compelled to testify in a business lawsuit, recognizing that even permitting questioning on a non-privileged matter would open the ...

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Attorney ghostwriting could gain acceptance

Attorneys who practice before the Second Circuit now have the option to draft pleadings and motions for pro se clients without disclosing their involvement — a process known as “ghostwriting” — after the court’s recent ruling that such actions do ...

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