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New York Establishment Clause Law

Defendant appeals from an order that denied his motion pursuant to CPL 440.20 seeking to set aside the sentence imposed upon his conviction of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree (Penal Law § 165.45 [4]), for which he was sentenced as a persistent felony offender to an indeterminate prison term of 25 years to life. We previously affirmed the judgment of conviction on defen... More...   $0 (05-08-2016 - NY)


Defendant‐appellant Daniel J. Halloran appeals from a judgment of
conviction entered in the United States District Court for the Southern District of
New York (Kenneth M. Karas, Judge) on two counts of wire fraud, 18 U.S.C.
§§ 1343, 1346; two counts of violating the Travel Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1952; and one
count of conspiracy to commit both substantive offenses, 18 U.S.C. § 371.... More...
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The VA issued a request for proposals in 2011 for the development and leasing of a hospital in Butler, Pennsylvania.
In June 2012, losing bidder Gilbane/Cedarwood Development (“Gilbane”) filed an agency-level bid protest with the government’s contracting officer, contending that Westar should not have received the award because it was not a responsible bidder. Am. Compl. ¶ 19, Ex. D; Am.... More...
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Lockhart v. United States of America

Defendants convicted of possessing child pornography in violation of 18 U. S. C. §2252(a)(4) are subject to a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence and an increased maximum sentence if they have “a prior conviction . . . under the laws of any State relating to aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse, or abusive sexual conduct involving a minor or ward.” §2252(b)(2). The question before us is whether th... More...   $0 (03-04-2016 - NY)

Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft v. U.S. Oil Trading LLC

This action presents, as the District Court aptly put it,  “interesting  and  apparently  novel  questions  regarding  the  interplay among the United States bankruptcy law, maritime law  and the federal interpleader statutes.” Hapag‐Lloyd contracted with  non‐appealing Defendant O.W. Bunker Germany GmbH (“O.W.  Germany”)  to  purchase  fuel  bunkers  for  these  three  ships,  among  ... More...   $0 (02-26-2016 - NY)

United States of America v. Viloski

Viloski was a lawyer and real‐estate broker who worked with  Dick’s  Sporting  Goods  (“DSG”)  on  a  number  of  development  projects.1  From  1998  through  2005,  he  participated  in  a  kickback  scheme  involving  the  construction  of  new  DSG  stores,  in  which  developers  or  landlords  paid  “consulting”  fees—sometimes  in  exchange for work never performed—to Viloski in his c... More...   $0 (02-18-2016 - NY)


On April 23, 2003, Plaintiff, Call Henry, Inc., entered into a contract with Defendant, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”), whereby plaintiff agreed to provide inspection, maintenance, and testing services for the John H. Glenn Research Center in Brook Park, Ohio. This contract has a base period of three years followed by up to seven one-year option periods and is a servic... More...   $0 (02-18-2016 - NY)

Barden Corp. v. United States

Plaintiff, The Barden Corporation (“Barden”), a domestic producer
of antifriction bearings (“AFBs”), initiated these consolidated actions1 against the United
States asserting constitutional challenges to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset
Act of 2000 (“CDSOA”), Pub. L. No. 106-387, §§ 1001-03, 114 Stat. 1549, 1549A-72-75
(2000), codified at 19 U.S.C. § 1675c (2000),2 rep... More...
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United States v. Bert

On January 19, 2012, Bert was arrested in the hallway outside his 4
girlfriend’s apartment at 55 Holland Avenue, a Staten Island building 5
participating in New York City’s Field Trespass Affidavit Program. Earlier that 6
evening, Officer John Fahim and Officer Besim Pelinku received a radio report 7
that five African‐American males were trespassing at 55 Holland Avenue. ... More...
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ALBERT LOPEZ VICTORY v. GEORGE PATAKI, Former Governor of the State of New York

In 1970, Victory entered DOCCS custody to serve a sentence of twenty‐five 3
years to life upon his conviction of felony murder, stemming from his 4
involvement in the 1968 shooting death of a police officer. See People v. Bornholdt, 5
305 N.E.2d 461 (N.Y. 1973) (upholding conviction); Victory v. Bombard, 570 F.2d 6
66, 70 (2d Cir. 1978) (reversing grant of writ of habeas... More...
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United States v. Vernace

In 1981, the two owners of the Shamrock Bar in Queens, New York, 
were shot to death in their establishment, following an altercation that began 
with a spilled drink.  The murders became known as the Shamrock Murders. 
More than thirty years later, defendant‐appellant Bartolomeo 
Vernace was convicted, following a jury trial, of participating in the Shamrock 
Murders.  O... More...
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United States v. Liddon Young

On May 14, 2013, Young was indicted for his role in a scheme  that involved the unlawful distribution of firearms.  Without the  benefit of a plea agreement, he entered a plea of guilty to three  firearms violations.1 
Prior to sentencing, a probation officer interviewed Young to  assist in preparing a presentence report.  In discussing his offense  conduct, Young told the probation officer th... More...
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Main Street Legal Services v. National Security

On appeal from a judgment entered in the Eastern District of New York 
(Vitaliano, J.) dismissing plaintiff’s complaint for failure to state a claim under 
the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), plaintiff challenges the district court’s 
olding that the National Security Council is not an “agency” subject to the 
FOIA.  5 U.S.C. §§ 551(1), 552(f)(1). 
AFFIRMED.    Judge WESLE... More...
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Authors Guild Inc., et al. v. Google, Inc.

The United States of America, by and through counsel, submits this statement of its views
concerning the proposed class action settlement (the “Proposed Settlement” or “Agreement”)
between the American Association of Publishers, et al. (the “Class Plaintiffs”) and Google Inc.
The United States has been informed by the parties that they are continuing to consider
pos... More...
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United States v. Pugh

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh ("Pugh" or "Defendant") brings this pretrial omnibus motion (Not. of Mot. (Dkt. 28)), seeking: (1) dismissal of Count One of the Indictment (Indictment (Dkt. 11)), on the ground that Count One fails to state an essential element of the offense, (2) dismissal of Count Two of the Indictment, on the separate grounds of insufficiency of the evidence and duplicity, (3) suppre... More...   $0 (01-03-2016 - NY)

Alli-Balogun v. United States

This memorandum covers two independent applications for Hakeem Alli-Balogun. The first, his motion for a reduction of sentence, is dealt with in infra Parts I.A, II & III. The second, challenging his conviction, is covered in infra Parts I.B, II & IV. The case is a remarkable one. Though the drug case was nasty, the long-term imprisonment, by today's standards, was excessive. Defendant has ... More...   $0 (01-03-2016 - NY)

Husteel Co. v. United States

Following the filing of a petition by U.S. Steel, Maverick, and other domestic producers
of OCTG, Commerce initiated anAD investigation of OCTG from Koreaon July 22, 2013. See
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from India, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the
Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, and the Socialist
Republic of Vietnam:... More...
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Sharif Mobley v. CIA, et al.

Mobley, a United States citizen, Cmpt. ¶ 3, has been detained in Yemen since January 26, 2010. According to one of his attorneys, he was abducted from the streets of Sana’a, Yemen’s capital city, by eight armed men who forced him into a van, shooting him twice in the process. Decl. Cori A. Crider, ¶¶ 1, 8–16 (July 21, 2010). Mobley had lived in Sana’a with his family since 2008, but in January ... More...   $0 (12-10-2015 - NY)

Spurlino Materials of Indianapolis, LLC v. NLRB

The petitioner’s employees conducted a strike that they said was intended to protest the company’s unlawful termination of and failure to reinstate a prominent union supporter. At the same time, they honored a clause in an agreement they had with the company not to strike -- for any reason -- on one particular construction project. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that the strike... More...   $0 (12-10-2015 - NY)

United States v. Ashburn

On January 4, 2015, Defendants were charged in a Fifth Superseding Indictment (the "Indictment") with racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, and several related crimes. (Dkt. 271.) The Indictment charged Defendants, as members of an association-in-fact enterprise, the Six Tre Outlaw Gangsta Disciples Folk Nation ("Six Tre" or "Folk Nation"), with conducting and aspiring to conduct the affairs of t... More...   $0 (12-02-2015 - NY)

Alli-Balogun v. United States

It is held that the trial court is not bound by the Sentencing Commission's "special instruction" appended to section 1B1.10 of the Sentencing Guidelines ("guidelines"). See United States Sentencing Guidelines ("U.S.S.G.") § 1B1.10(e). The "special instruction" dictates that, in retroactively applying amendment 782, which reduces offense levels in the drug quantity

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Chrysler v. Guiney

Chrysler was a marijuana dealer who operated in and around Newburgh, 
New  York.  Dominick  Pendino  (“Pendino”),  a  Newburgh  resident  and  the 
homicide victim, was Chrysler’s associate.  In late August 1998, Chrysler and his 
wife Elizabeth were arrested for felony marijuana possession based, in part, on 
assistance  provided  by  Michael  Ronsini  (“Ronsini”),  an  informant ... More...
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On August 15, 2014, Rio Tinto plc ("Plaintiff' or "Rio Tinto") filed an Amended
Complaint ("Complaint") against Vale S.A. ("Vale"), Benjamin Steinmetz ("Steinmetz"),
BSG Resources Limited and related entities ("BSGR"), Mahmoud Thiam ("Thiam"),
Frederic Cilins ("Cilins"), and Mamadie Toure ("Toure"). 1 Rio Tinto, a leading
1 The Complaint identifies BSG Limited Resources as "who... More...
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LightSquared Inc. et al v. Deere & Company et al

Before the Court is the joint motion of Defendants Deere & Company ("Deere"), Garmin
International, Inc. ("Garmin"), Trimble Navigation Limited ("Trimble"), and The U.S. GPS
Industry Council ("USGIC," and collectively, "Defendants") to dismiss two related actions
brought against them by LightSquared, Inc. ("LightSquared"), a mobile telecommunications
company currently in Chapte... More...
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Duffey v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

Duffey alleges the following background facts in the operative complaint. The court
accepts these facts as true for the purposes of this motion. Michael Coppel Promotions Pty. Ltd.
v. Michael Bolton, 982 F. Supp. 950, 953 (S.D.N.Y. 1997). This summary of the facts also
references two contracts and the Box of Flair itself, all of which are integral to the operative complaint.1 <... More...
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United States v. Mustafa

Defendant Mostafa Kamel Mostafa, a/k/a Abu Hamza aI-Masri, a/k/a Abu
Hamza, is charged in an eleven-count Indictment with various crimes, including a
hostage-taking conspiracy, hostage taking, conspiring to provide material support to
terrorists and termrist organizations, and providing such support, including
establishing a jihad training camp in Bly, Oregon and facilitating v... More...
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USF&G v. Ashley Reed

On July 12,2011, Plaintiff United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company ("USF&G")
filed a complaint against Defendants Ashley Reed Inc. ("Ashley Reed"), Scott Ressler, James
Ressler (collectively, the "Ashley Reed Defendants"), Fendi Adele, S.r.l., Fendi S.r.l, and Fendi
North America, Inc. (collectively, "Fendi"), seeking a declaratory judgment that three liability
insurance po... More...
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Amarin Pharma Inc. v. U.S. FDA

Amarin is a biopharmaceutical company incorporated in Delaware and based in New
Jersey. Compl. ¶ 24. It and four medical doctors resident in New York2 (collectively, “Amarin”)
bring this suit against the FDA, two officials with responsibility over the FDA (Dr. Stephen
Ostroff and Sylvia Matthews Burwell), and the United States (collectively, the “FDA”).3 The
FDA is the federa... More...
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Shortly after the conclusion of the AFC Championship Game on January 18, 2015, senior
NFL officials undertook an extensive (reportedly $3+ million) investigation into the
circumstances surrounding the use by the Patriots of seemingly under-inflated footballs during
that game's first half. On January 23,2015, the NFL publicly announced that it had retained
Theodore V. Wells, Jr.... More...
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Having reviewed the record herein, including (i) the Court's Decision & Order, dated
April 15, 2015 ("April 15 Decision," attached hereto as Emibit A), which, among other
things, found that the Court has subject matter jurisdiction to e)(amine Plaintiff Barbara
Duka's contention that the U.S. Securities and £)(change Commission's ("SEC" or
"Commission" or "Defendant") administrativ... More...
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United Brotherhood of Carpenters v. Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC

Appellee Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (“TZC”) was awarded the 
contract to design and build the Project on December 17, 2012.  After winning the 
contract, TZC divided assignments for three different categories of formwork 
between two local unions, Dockbuilders Local 1556 (“Dockbuilders”) and 
Carpenters Local 279 (“Carpenters”), both of which are represented by the 
Appellant... More...
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Atterbury v. U.S. Marshals Service

Because Atterbury appeals from the grant of a motion to dismiss under
Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) and (b)(6), we draw the following facts from the complaint
and accept them as true for the purposes of this appeal.1  Loginovskaya v.
Batratchenko, 764 F.3d 266, 268 n.2 (2d Cir. 2014).
USMS provides security services for United States courts and judicial
officers, and contracts with ... More...
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Mid Continent Nail Corp. v. United States

Plaintiff in this consolidated action is domestic nail producer Mid Continent Nail
Corporation (“MCN” or “Plaintiff”). Defendant-Intervenors Dubai Wire FZE and Itochu
Building Products Co., Inc. (collectively “Dubai Wire” or “DWE”) and Precision Fasteners, LLC (“Precision”) are producers of subject merchandise from the UAE.1 In the Court’s prior opinion, the Court upheld the aspects of... More...
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Ya-Chen Chen v. City University of New York, et al.

CCNY is the flagship institution in the CUNY system.  To identify and 
attract  talented  educators  and  scholars,  the  College  hires  them  as  assistant 
professors  —  a  tenure‐track  position  subject  to  annual  review  and  renewal.  
Every year, an executive committee in each of CCNY’s departments evaluates the 
assistant professors under its jurisdiction before d... More...
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Lora v. Shanahan

In 1996, with the passage of the Illegal Immigration Reform3 and Immigrant Responsibility Act (“IIRIRA”), Congress significantly4 expanded the categories of non‐citizens subject to mandatory5 detention pending their removal proceedings.4  Under section6 1226(c) of the revised INA, the Department of Homeland Security7 (“DHS”) is required to detain aliens who have committed certain8 crimes “wh... More...   $0 (10-28-2015 - NY)

United Brotherhood of Carpenters v. Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC

This case arises from the disputed assignment of certain construction work 
on the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project (the “Project”) to replace the 
Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River in New York.  The work is governed 
by the New York State Thruway Authority Project Labor Agreement Covering 
the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project (the “Project Labor Agreement”... More...
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New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc., et al. v. Cuomo, et al.

Legislation enacted by the New York and Connecticut legislatures in 4   the  wake  of  the  2012  mass  murders  at  Sandy  Hook  Elementary 5   School in Newtown, Connecticut. The New York and Connecticut 6   laws  at  issue  prohibit  the  possession  of  certain  semiautomatic 7   “assault  weapons”  and  large‐capacity  magazines.  Following  the 8   entry of summary judgment in favor of... More...   $0 (10-19-2015 - NY)

Gloria Coots Baldwin v. EMI Feist Catalog, Inc.

19 This appeal involves a dispute over the copyright in the musical
20 composition “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” (the “Song”), a classic Christmas
21 song written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie in the 1930s. In 1976,
22 Congress enacted a complex statutory regime that—as we explain later in this
23 opinion—gave authors and their statutory heirs the right to terminate previo... More...
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Natural Resources Defense Counsel v. United States Department of Environmental Protection

Congress created the CWA to limit pollution in the waters of the 
United States.  See 33 U.S.C. § 1251(a) (objective of CWA is to ʺrestore and 
 within 120 days of the issuance of the  VGP, as required under 33 U.S.C. § 1369(b)(1).  Accordingly, this Court has jurisdiction  over the petitions pursuant to section 509(b)(1)(F) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. § 1369(b)(1)(F). Congress created the ... More...
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Dean v. University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Maxiam Dean enrolled in the four‐year M.D. course at UBMED in August 10
2004. The program is divided in two phases, each comprising two years of study. 11
To progress to the latter stage a student must pass all first‐phase modules and 12
electives, a second‐year clinical competency examination, and Step 1 of the 13
USMLE administered by the National Board of ... More...
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