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1042 ABA Journal 2nd Circuit Court articles.

Athlete wins reinstatement of suit claiming anti-male bias motivated school’s sex-assault finding

A federal appeals court has reinstated a suit against Columbia University by a former athlete who claimed his suspension for an alleged sexual assault was motivated by anti-male bias.

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Why Gibson Dunn represented a New York financier for only 16 days

A federal appeals court appears to be making a point about bringing lawyers into a case with the possible goal of forcing the recusal of a judge.

In July 14…

Microsoft doesn’t have to give prosecutors emails stored on servers in Ireland, 2nd Circuit says

Emails of a Microsoft customer that are stored exclusively on a server in Ireland are beyond the reach of domestic search warrants issued under a 1986 federal law, a federal…

Tom Brady loses bid for en banc review in Deflategate suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has lost his bid for en banc review of a decision reinstating his four-game suspension in connection with underinflated footballs during a playoff…

2nd Circuit tosses $7.25B swipe-fee settlement; concurring judge calls it a ‘confiscation’

A federal appeals court has overturned a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement because some retailers got a bad deal in a suit challenging swipe fees charged by Visa and MasterCard.

The…

Appeals court overturns $1.27 billion penalty for Countrywide’s sale of risky mortgages

A federal appeals court has overturned a $1.27 billion civil penalty against Bank of America for risky loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by its Countrywide unit.

The…

2nd Circuit upholds NFL decision, says Tom Brady must serve 4-game ‘Deflategate’ suspension

Noting that substantial deference is granted to labor arbitration awards, a divided federal appeals court panel on Monday reinstated a four-game suspension imposed on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady…

New York law requiring in-state office for out-of-state lawyers is constitutional, 2nd Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld a New York law requiring out-of-state lawyers practicing in the state to maintain an office there.

The law does not violate the privileges and…

Law firm can’t sue SSA for attorney fees paid to clients, 2nd Circuit says

Sovereign immunity protects the Social Security Administration in a lawsuit by Binder & Binder for attorney fees paid to two clients who later declared bankruptcy, according to a federal appeals…

School district has to pay private school tuition of bullied student, federal appeals court says

A federal appeals court has ruled that New York public schools must pay the private school tuition of a bullied student.

The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

You can sue someone who broke into your email, but you’d better find proof fast
In August 2011, New York City teacher Chantay Sewell tried to log in to her AOL account and couldn't. Shortly afterward, a message making defamatory claims about her sex life…
Lawyers engaging in debt collection may be regulated by a New York City ordinance, say courts
The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that a New York City ordinance regulating lawyers who serve as general debt collectors does not intrude upon the state's authority to…
2nd Circuit rules Justice Department doesn’t have to disclose additional drone-strike memos

The U.S. Justice Department doesn’t have to disclose about 10 documents regarding the legal basis for targeted drone killings of noncitizens overseas, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The October…

2nd Circuit upholds bans on semi-automatic weapons enacted after Sandy Hook shootings

A federal appeals court has upheld bans on semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity magazines enacted by New York and Connecticut after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,…

Supreme Court refuses to review insider trading decision deemed a ‘roadmap for unscrupulous’

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a decision overturning the insider-trading convictions of two hedge fund portfolio managers.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied review Monday, report

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