Month: March 2014

United States ex. rel. Grupp v. DHL Express, Inc.

In this qui tam suit, Kevin Grupp and Robert Moll appealed the district court’s decision to dismiss their action for failure to satisfy a statutory notice requirement. Grupp and Moll, appellants, brought this action against DHL Express, Inc. (“DHL”) under

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Starr Int’l Co., Inc. v. Fed. Reserve Bank of N.Y.

The appeal considered whether a breach of fiduciary duty cause of action could be brought against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”) over its rescue of American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) during the fall 2008 financial crisis. The

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Union Square Park Community v. New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

This case arose when Plaintiff challenged Defendant’s agreement with Chef Driven Market, LLC (“CDM”) permitting CDM to operate a seasonal restaurant in Union Square Park for a term of fifteen years. In 2012, the New York City Department of Parks

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Kalyanaram v. Am. Ass’n of Univ. Professors at N.Y. Inst. of Tech., Inc.

The plaintiff, Gurumurthy Kalyanaram (“Kalyanaram”), was a professor in the School of Management at the New York Institute of Technology (“NYIT”) and a union member of the American Association of University Professors (“the Union”). In 2007, following an investigation into

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Hillside Metro Associates, LLC v. JPMorgan Chase Bank

On September 25, 2008, the Office of Thrift Supervision appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) as Washington Mutual’s receiver, and the FDIC entered into a Purchase and Assumption Agreement (“PAA”) with JP Morgan Chase Bank (“Chase”) on that same

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In re Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, N.Y., Inc.

This petition for writ of mandamus addressed the purported lack of personal jurisdiction that the District of Vermont had over Defendant-Petitioner, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, N.Y. (“Diocese”). The district court found that it had general jurisdiction over the

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Ramos v. SimplexGrinnell LP

A group of workers who installed, maintained, repaired, tested, and inspected fire alarm and suppression systems in New York for SimplexGrinnell LP (“Simplex”) brought suit against their employer. Plaintiffs claimed that Simplex had not paid them “prevailing wages” for their

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People v. Cortez

The appeal addressed two issues: (1) the constitutional right of a criminal defendant to have conflict-free representation at trial, and (2) the use of a defendant’s state of mind months and years before perpetration of the crime as propensity evidence.

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People v. Lamont

In November 2008, a Wendy’s employee in Rochester, New York, was preparing food for the day when he heard knocking on the back door. Through the security camera, the employee observed two masked men banging on the door and holding

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People v. Jarvis

Defendant was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree following a jury trial in 1991. In an earlier direct appeal, Defendant’s convictions were affirmed. However, in 2012, the appellate division granted Defendant’s writ of corum nobis for

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