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New York Contempt Law
 
Louis Psihoyos v. John Wiley & Sones, Inc.

Photographer Louis Psihoyos sued publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
18 (“Wiley”) for copyright infringement under the Copyright Act of 1976, 17
19 U.S.C. § 101 et seq., based on Wiley’s publication of textbooks containing
20 eight of Psihoyos’s photographs. Although the United States District Court
21 for the Southern District of New York (Rakoff, J.) determined that theMore...
   $0 (04-04-2014 - NY)

Abidan Muhammad v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P.

Christina Agola is an attorney practicing primarily employment law in the Western District of New York. She has a long disciplinary history in the courts of this Circuit. See, e.g., In re Agola, 484 F. Appʹx 594 (2d Cir. 2012) (summary order) (failing to comply with scheduling orders); Rankin v. City of Niagara Falls, No. 09‐ cv‐974‐A, 2013 WL 1501682 (W.D.N.Y. Apr. 11, 2013) (misrepresenti... More...   $0 (10-09-2013 - NY)

State of New York v. Vincent George, Jr. and Sr.

The State of New York charged Vincent George, Sr. and Vincent George, Sr. with promoting prostitution, money laundering and sex trafficking.

New York Penal Law Secton 230.34 Sex Trafficking provides:

A person is guilty of sex trafficking if he or she intentionally
advances or profits from prostitution by:
1. unlawfully providing to a person who is patronized,... More...
   $0 (06-20-2013 - NY)

James Baker v. Goldman Sachs & Co.

15 James and Janet Baker appeal from Judge Jones’s quashing of
16 a subpoena directed to Jesse Eisinger, a former Wall Street
17 Journal (“WSJ”) reporter. Her decision was based on New York’s
18 journalists’ Shield Law, New York Civil Rights Law § 79-h. We
19 affirm.
20 New York's Shield Law provides journalists an absolute
21 privilege from testifying with regar... More...
   $0 (02-15-2012 - NY)

Michael Serricchio v. Wachovia Securities, LLC

This is an appeal from three orders of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Arterton, J.): (1) denying summary judgment to Appellant Wachovia Securities LLC (“Wachovia”)1 on the ground that Appellee Michael Serricchio had adequately requested reinstatement to his prior employment position following a period of active military duty; (2) awarding liquidated damages, ... More...   $0 (09-13-2011 - NY)

Patsy's Italian Restaurant, Inc. v. Anthony Banas

3 This appeal is the latest, longest, and perhaps even the
4 last, chapter in a long legal struggle involving a host of
5 trademark and unfair competition claims over the name “Patsy’s.”
6 Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, Inc., and Patsy’s Brand, Inc.
7 (collectively “Patsy’s Italian Restaurant” or “appellants”)
8 appeal from a judgment entered after a jury trial... More...
   $0 (08-24-2011 - NY)

Christopher Millea v. Metro-North Railroad Company

10 Following a jury trial in the United States District
11 Court for the District of Connecticut (Bryant, J.),
12 plaintiff Christopher Millea won partial victory on his
13 claims under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). He and
14 the defendant, Metro-North Railroad Co. (“Metro-North”),
15 cross-appeal. Millea argues that, on his unsuccessful
16 retaliation clai... More...
   $0 (08-08-2011 - NY)

CSX Corporation v. The Children's Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP

This case comes to us raising issues concerning a contractual arrangement known as a “cash-settled total return equity swap agreement” although our disposition at this stage of the appeal touches only tangentially on such issues.

The Children’s Investment Fund Management (“TCI”) and 3G Capital Partners (“3G”)1 are hedge funds that entered into cash-settled total return equity ... More...
   $0 (07-18-2011 - NY)

Loretta Vincent v. Commissioner of Social Security

26 Plaintiff-Appellant Loretta Vincent appeals from an order of
27 the United States District Court for the Northern District of New
28 York (Victor E. Bianchini, Magistrate Judge) that reduced by two29
thirds the attorney’s fee award she requested for successfully
30 appealing from the administrative denial of her application for
31 disability benefits. The district court, a... More...
   $0 (07-08-2011 - NY)

Jonathan Nnebe v. Matthew Daus

The named plaintiffs in this putative class action, brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, are the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (“NYTWA” or “Alliance”) and four New York City taxi drivers whose licenses to drive yellow cabs were automatically suspended when they were arrested on criminal charges. It is the policy of the City of New York (“City”) and its Taxi and Limousine Commission ... More...   $0 (03-30-2011 - NY)

Joseph Amore v. Andrew Novarro

Defendant-Appellant Andrew Novarro, an Ithaca, New
4 York, police officer, appeals from that part of a memorandum
5 decision and order dated March 28, 2008, by the United States
6 District Court for the Northern District of New York (Frederick
7 J. Scullin, Jr., Judge) denying his motion for summary judgment
8 on a false arrest claim brought by plaintiff-appellee Joseph
9 A... More...
   $0 (12-31-1969 - NY)

Mulligan Law Firm, -v- Zyprexa MDL Plaintiffs' Steering Committee II

This interlocutory appeal concerns the attorney compensation structure established by the district court in this ongoing multidistrict litigation ("MDL"), and the applicability of that compensation structure to the Mulligan Law Firm ("Mulligan"). Mulligan represents more than two thousand plaintiffs in upwards of seventy cases that have been transferred by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litig... More...   $0 (02-08-2010 - NY)

Mulligan Law Firm v. Zyprexa MDL Plaintiffs' Steering Committee

24 This interlocutory appeal concerns the attorney
25 compensation structure established by the district court in this
26 ongoing multidistrict litigation ("MDL"), and the applicability
27 of that compensation structure to the Mulligan Law Firm
28 ("Mulligan"). Mulligan represents more than two thousand
29 plaintiffs in upwards of seventy cases that have been transferred
30... More...
   $0 (02-03-2010 - NY)

Elmer Robert Keach, III v. County of Schenectady

Elmer Robert Keach, III, Interevenor-Appellant, appeals from a decision of the
20 United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (Gary L. Sharpe,
21 Judge) denying a motion for recusal and declining to impose sanctions on Keach.
22 Keach argues that Judge Sharpe should have recused himself from further proceedings on
23 his sua sponte order to show cause as to w... More...
   $0 (01-28-2010 - NY)

Martin Droz v. P.J. McCadden

Defendant-Appellant State Trooper P.J. McCadden appeals
22 from an order of the district court (David N. Hurd, Judge)
23 denying his motion for summary judgment in this action against
24 him under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 based on allegations of false arrest
25 and malicious prosecution. The grounds for the motion are that
26 McCadden was entitled to qualified immunity. We conclude th... More...
   $0 (10-13-2009 - NY)

Martin Droz v. P.J. McCadden, State Trooper

Defendant-Appellant State Trooper P.J. McCadden appeals
from an order of the district court (David N. Hurd, Judge)
denying his motion for summary judgment in this action against
him under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 based on allegations of false arrest
and malicious prosecution. The grounds for the motion are that
McCadden was entitled to qualified immunity. We conclude that
the stip... More...
   $0 (09-14-2009 - NY)

Latino Officers v. The City of New York

Plaintiffs appeal from an October 26, 2007 order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Lewis A. Kaplan, Judge), denying their Motion for Contempt and/or to Compel Compliance with the District Court’s judgment of September 17, 2004. See Latino Officers Ass’n v. City of New York, 519 F. Supp. 2d 438 (S.D.N.Y. 2007). In the District Court, plaintiffs submitted... More...   $0 (03-04-2009 - NY)

Solow Management Corp. v. Steven Tanger, et al.

We are asked to decide in this appeal whether the posting of an appeal bond by a judgment debtor after a marshal has executed a levy on the judgment debtor's assets constitutes affirmative interference with a marshal's collection process, entitling the marshal to poundage fees. We conclude that the posting of an appeal bond by a judgment debtor is not affirmative interference. Since the mars... More...   $0 (04-26-2008 - NY)

Dennis Rolon v. Robert Henneman and Ari Moskowitz

This appeal principally concerns whether acting Police Chief Robert Henneman ("Henneman"), as a witness testifying at police disciplinary hearings, is absolutely immune from civil liability for offering allegedly perjurious testimony at those hearings. Plaintiff-appellant Dennis Rolon ("Rolon"), a police officer in the town of Wallkill, New York, also alleges that police officer Ari Moskowitz ... More...   $0 (02-25-2008 - NY)

UnknownRachel Ehrenfeld v. Khalid Salim Bin Mahfouz

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has certified to us the question of whether CPLR 302 (a) (1) confers personal jurisdiction over a person who "(1) sued a New York resident in a non-U.S. jurisdiction; and (2) whose contacts with New York stemmed from the foreign lawsuit and whose success in the foreign suit resulted in acts that must be performed by the subject o... More...   $0 (12-20-2007 - NY)

Castalia Ortega, et al. v. City of New York

In this case we address an issue left open in MetLife Auto & Home v Joe Basil Chevrolet (1 NY3d 478 [2004]): whether New York recognizes the tort of third-party negligent spoliation of evidence. We conclude that the tort is not cognizable in this state.

In October 2003, plaintiff Castalia Ortega purchased a 1987 Ford minivan from a private owner. She then brought the vehicle to a ... More...   $0 (10-16-2007 - NY)

108 John Does v. City of New York

One hundred eight protesters arrested during the recent GOP convention in New York claimed that they were wrongfully arrested and held by the City of New York. Hundreds of people were detained and held on a West Side pier during the August, 2004 convention. Some were kept for as long as two days or more, exceeding the 24-hour legal limit. New York State Supreme Court Justice John Cataldo orde... More...   $231000 (04-16-2005 - NY)

Eagle Comtronics, Inc. v. Arrow Communication Laboratories, Inc., et al.

Arrow Communication Laboratories and other defendants (collectively, "Arcom") appeal an interlocutory order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, denying its motion for an order to show why plaintiff, Eagle Comtronics, Inc. ("Eagle") and its counsel should not be held in civil contempt. Eagle Comtronics v. Arrow Communication Labs., No. 00-CV-1694 (N.D.N.Y... More...   $0 (09-17-2002 - NY)

Brian Sheppard v. Leon Beerman

Former law clerk Brian Sheppard appeals from the district court's grant of summary judgment to his former employer, Judge Leon Beerman. In an earlier opinion in this case, we noted that the First Amendment protects the eloquent and the insolent alike. Plaintiff has now conducted ample discovery, but has failed to create a genuine issue of material fact as to Judge Beerman's intent in terminating h... More...   $0 (01-28-2003 - NY)

Alvin Fulton, Jr. v. Laurie Robinson

Plaintiff pro se Alvin Fulton, Jr., appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Charles J. Siragusa, Judge, dismissing his claims brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983 (1994) against defendant Laurie Robinson, a police officer in the City of Rochester, New York, for malicious prosecution, false arrest, and use of excessive force during arrest. The dist... More...   $0 (05-09-2002 - NY)

Tall Trees Construction Corp. v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Huntington

In 1996, petitioner Tall Trees Construction Corporation applied to the seven-member Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Huntington for minor area variances, seeking to divide a 1.94 acre parcel of land into two lots, one of which would be a flagstaff lot,[1] and to construct a home on each. The property abuts the lot of Lawrence Lamanna, the vice-chair of the Board. Following a hearing on the ... More...   $0 (11-19-2001 - NY)

In the Matter of Tall Trees Construction Corp. v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Huntington

This case calls into question the effect of repeated tie votes rendered by the Town of Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals on petitioner's application for area variances. We conclude that when a quorum of the Board is present and participates in a vote on an application, a vote of less than a majority of the Board is deemed a denial. In 1996, petitioner Tall Trees Construction Corporation applie... More...   $0 (11-19-2001 - NY)

D'Orange v. Feely, Ralph, and Crudo & Crudo, P.C.

Violation of RICO Act - Beneficiary of estate was awarded 1.3 million in RICO Act against attorney who acted as executor of estate. The attorney was served a notice of deposition to determine the attorney's assets. The attorney failed to comply with the plaintiff's motion to compel discovery. The court refered the matter to the U.S. attorney to procecute the attorney for criminal contempt.... More...   $0 (03-17-1997 - NY)

 
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