• Atlantic Specialty Ins. Co. v. Coastal Envtl. Group Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-26
    Practice Area: Judges
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Christopher Droney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Plaintiff-Counter-Defendant-Appellant: Patrick R. McElduff, ICC Industries Inc., New York, NY, on the brief, James W. Carbin, Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company, Duane Morris LLP, Newark, NJ.
    for defendant: For Defendant-Cross-Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Cross-Claimant-Appellee: Don P. Murnane, Jr., Michael E. Unger, on the brief, Eric J. Matheson, Coastal Environmental Group Inc., Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Third-Party-Plaintiff-Cross-Claimant-Counter-Claimant-Cross-Defendant-Appellee: Gregory G. Barnett, Sterling Equipment, Inc., Casey & Barnett, LLC, New York, NY. For Third-Party-Defendant-Third-Party-Plaintiff-Cross-Defendant-Counter-Defendant-Appellee: Patrick M. Kennell, Global Indemnity Insurance Agency, Inc., Kaufman Dolowich Voluck, LLP, New York, NY. For Third-Party-Defendant-Cross-Claimant-Counter-Claimant-Appellee: Peter T. Shapiro, All Risks, Ltd., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, New York, NY.

    Case Number: 18-3236-cv

    Successor Judges Are Subject to the 'Clearly Erroneous' Standard of Review

  • U.S. v. Lebedev

    Publication Date: 2019-08-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Christopher Droney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, New York, NY: Won S. Shin, Eun Young Choi, Sarah K. Eddy, Assistant United States Attorneys, on the brief, Daniel S. Noble, Assistant United States Attorney.
    for defendant: For Defendant‐Appellant Lebedev: Eric M. Creizman, Melissa Madrigal, Creizman PLLC, New York, NY on the brief, Tillman J. Breckenridge, Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP, Washington, DC. For Defendant‐Appellant Gross: Kristen M. Santillo, Gelber & Santillo PLLC, New York, NY.

    Case Number: 17-3691-cr

    False Information Disguised Transactions on Unregistered Exchange to Obtain Account Funds

  • Kidd v. Thomson Reuters Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-05
    Practice Area: Creditors' and Debtors' Rights | Employment Compliance
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Christopher Droney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Appellant: James A. Francis, Francis & Mailman, Philadelphia, PA.
    for defendant: For Appellee: Eric C. Bosset & Neil K. Roman, on the brief, Kevin King, Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C

    Case Number: 17-3550

    Firm Not 'Consumer Reporting Agency' Subject to FCRA; CLEAR Report Not 'Consumer Report'

  • U.S. v. Kroll

    Publication Date: 2019-03-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Christopher Droney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Appellee: Amy Busa, Artie McConell, Assistant United States Attorneys, on the brief, Saritha Komatireddy, Assistant United States Attorney, for Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, NY
    for defendant: For Defendant‐Appellant: Robert A. Culp, Garrison, NY

    Case Number: 16-4310

    1993 State Conviction Did Not Trigger Mandatory Life Sentence Under 18 USC §3559(e)

  • U.S. v. Valente

    Publication Date: 2019-02-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Christopher Droney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Appellee: Richard D. Belliss, Assistant United States Attorneys, on the brief, Steven D. Clymer, for Grant C. Jaquith, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, Syracuse, NY
    for defendant: For Appellant: James P. Egan, on the brief, Molly Corbett, for Lisa A. Peebles, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of New York, Albany, NY

    Case Number: 1:15-cr-00124

    Court Erred as to State Recidivist DWAI Offender Conviction; Amended Restitution Upheld

  • Cappetta v. Comm'r of Social Sec. Admin.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-21
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: Federal Government
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Christopher Droney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Petitioner: Nathaniel V. Riley, on the brief, Edward A. Wicklund, Olinsky Law Group, Syracuse, NY
    for defendant: For Respondent: Sandra S. Glover, on the brief, Natalie N. Elicker, Assistant United States Attorney, for John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, New Haven, CT

    Case Number: 16-3540-ag

    Evidence Does Not Support Assessment Penalty Amounts for 'Material' Failure to Report Work

  • U.S. v. Kirsch

    Publication Date: 2018-09-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | White Collar Crime
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Christopher Droney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Appellee: Monica J. Richards, Assistant United States Attorney, for James P. Kennedy, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of New York, Buffalo, NY
    for defendant: For Defendant‐Appellant: Brian M. Melber, Personius Melber LLP, Buffalo, NY

    Case Number: 16-3329-cr

    Hobbs Act Conspiracy Conviction Reversed But Racketeering Conspiracy Conviction Stands

  • Khalid v. Sessions

    Publication Date: 2018-09-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Immigration Law
    Industry: Federal Government
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Christopher Droney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Petitioner: Wayne Sachs, Sachs Law Group, LLC, Philadelphia, PA
    for defendant: For Amici Curiae Center for Family Representation, Her Justice, Sanctuary for Families, The Door's Legal Services Center, Columbia Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic, New York University School of Law, Immigrant Rights Clinic, Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Brooklyn Defender Services, Monroe County Public Defender's Office, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, New York County Defender Services, The Bronx Defenders, Legal Aid Society, Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc., Immigrant Defense Project, and Professors Chris Gottlieb, Kim Taylor‐Thompson, Martin Guggenheim, Michael Wishnie, Randy Hertz, and Tony Thompson, in support of Petitioner: Andrew Wachtenheim, Immigrant Defense Project, New York, NY; For Respondent: Chad A. Readler, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, Ethan B. Kanter, Deputy Chief, National Security Unit, Office of Immigration Litigation, on the brief, Paul F. Stone, Senior Counsel for National Security, Office of Immigration Litigation, U.S., Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

    Case Number: 16-3480-ag

    Minor LPR's Pretrial Juvenile Detention Did Not Strip Father of 'Physical Custody'

  • McDonough v. Smith

    Publication Date: 2018-08-21
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Christopher Droney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Plaintiff‐ Appellant: Brian D. Premo, Premo Law Firm PLLC, Albany, NY
    for defendant: For Defendant‐Appellee Youel Smith: Thomas J. OʹConnor, Napierski, VanDenburgh, Napierski & OʹConnor, LLP, Albany, NY.; For Barbara D.: Andrew D. Bing, Deputy Solicitor General, Jennifer L. Clark, Assistant Solicitor General; For Defendant John G. Ogden: Underwood, Attorney General of the State of New York.

    Case Number: 17-296-cv

    Due Process Claim, Which Is Different From Malicious Prosecution, Is Dismissed as Untimely

  • U.S. v. Gomez

    Publication Date: 2017-12-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Christopher Droney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, New Haven, CT, for Appellee: Marc H. Silverman, of counsel, Geoffrey M. Stone, Assistant United States Attorneys.
    for defendant: For Defendant-Appellant: Matthew W. Brissenden, Garden City, NY.

    Case Number: 16-181-cr

    'Harrison' Use in Suppression Denial Was Error but Officers Relied on Binding Precedent