October 10, 2014
by Brittany Felder
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday revived a whistleblower's lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co.. In a unanimous decision, the court vacated and remanded a lower court's grant of summary judgment to JPMorgan, which had effectively tossed a suit filed by former vice ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on Thursday dismissed a class action lawsuit arising against Google over the company's unapproved scanning and uploading of copyrighted materials. The case revolved primarily around Google's Library Project, which uses ...[read more]
March 17, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 17, 2010, a criminal court in Guatemala approved the extradition of former President Alfonso Portillo to the US. Portillo was president of Guatemala from 2000-2004. He was charged with money laundering in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and accused of ...[read more]
October 24, 2012
by Jerry Votava
US Attorney Preet Bharara on Wednesday filed a $1 billion civil lawsuit against Bank of America (BOA) claiming the bank committed fraud in residential mortgages. The claim was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and alleges that Countrywide Financial, a home ...[read more]
August 7, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On August 7, 2009, the Obama administration petitioned the US Supreme Court to overturn a district court order mandating disclosure of detainee abuse photos on the grounds that they would lead to further violence and endanger US civil and military forces overseas. In April 2009, the Department of ...[read more]
July 17, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
An elderly New York woman petitioned the US Supreme Court on Monday to hear her challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Edith Schlain Windsor, 83, successfully sued the US government in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), which in June ruled on summary ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on Wednesday rejected a motion by Bank of America (BOA) to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit alleging BOA's purposeful concealment of the bank's exposure to billions of dollars in loan repurchase claims and its problematic ...[read more]
March 16, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on Thursday dismissed a motion to reinstate Saudi Arabia as a defendant in the civil compensation lawsuit by victims and commercial insurers against the perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Judge George Daniels ...[read more]
November 2, 2011
by Brandon Gatto
The US government on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) alleging that Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation (Allied) and two of its top executives misled the government into believing that its loan qualified for federal insurance. In ...[read more]
October 6, 2010
by Sarah Miley
A federal judge on Wednesday barred key US government witness Hussein Abebe from testifying in the trial against former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ghailani. Judge Lewis Kaplan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) held that prosecutors could not use Abebe's ...[read more]

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