The decision rejected a gun rights organization's challenge to "premises license" provisions of a New York City law. Read the decision and opinion summary on Justia.
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, sitting en banc, held that a provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits discrimination "because of ... sex" includes protection against sexual orientation discrimination. Read the whole opinion on Justia Law.
In a somewhat surprising holding, a US district court judge in New York recently held that a news organization's embedding of someone else's tweet with copyrighted material violates the tweeter's right to exclusive display of the tweet.
The New York Court of Appeals—that state's highest court—recently held that the threshold inquiry for whether the materials on a personal injury plaintiff's Facebook account are discoverable is whether they are "reasonably calculated to yield information that is 'material and necessary.'" The full text of the court's opinion is available on Justia Law.
On Monday, February 12, US District Judge Frederic Block ruled in Castillo v. G&M Realty LP that 45 works of graffiti art on the 5Pointz warehouses in Queens were protected under the federal Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), and that the building owner violated the law by painting over the graffiti. The judge's decision is available on Justia Dockets.
The now-notorious Harvey Weinstein faces yet another challenge as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against him and his company alleging violations of New York civil rights, human rights, and business laws.