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U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

July 08, 2010 FindLaw.com Daily Opinion Summaries Newsletter

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LATEST SUMMARIES

Civil Procedure, Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
• District Lodge 26 v. United Techs. Corp.

Administrative Law, Agriculture, Commercial Law, Environmental Law, International Trade
• Natural Resources Def. Council v. US Dep't of Agric.

Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Public Utilities
• Ruston v. Town Bd.

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Civil Procedure, Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
District Lodge 26 v. United Techs. Corp.
In an action claiming that defendant's announced plans to close two facilities in Connecticut and move the work performed at those facilities outside the State violated the collective bargaining agreement between the company and the plaintiff union, a permanent injunction in favor of plaintiffs is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not err in finding that defendant's actions did not constitute "every reasonable effort" to preserve work within the bargaining unit; and 2) the district court did not err in finding that the Closure Plan violated defendant's implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Read more...

Administrative Law, Agriculture, Commercial Law, Environmental Law, International Trade
Natural Resources Def. Council v. US Dep't of Agric.
In an action claiming that the Department of Agriculture failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Plant Protection Act when it adopted new regulations for the importation of unmanufactured wood packaging material into the United States, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where defendants considered all reasonable alternatives to the proposed rule, and did not act arbitrarily or capriciously in adopting a rule providing for either heat treatment or fumigation with methyl bromide of the wood material prior to importation. Read more...





Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Public Utilities
Ruston v. Town Bd.
In a "class of one" equal protection action by property owners, who were denied sewer hookups for their proposed subdivision, against a village, the Town Board, and the Town Planning Board (and individual members of the Boards), dismissal of the action is affirmed where plaintiffs failed to allege specific examples of the Town's proceedings, let alone applications that were made by persons similarly situated, and thus failed to make out an Equal Protection claim. Read more...
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