Second Circuit Court of Appeals Arguments


Monday, January 27, 2014 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


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William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290


Update 1/24/14: The live feed of proceedings of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals will only be available on campus in the William R. Davis '55 Courtroom in William F. Starr Hall. Guests are welcome to join us in the Davis Courtroom. The proceedings begin at 10:00 a.m.

Cases scheduled to be heard include the following:

GMA Accessories, Inc. v. Electric Wonderland, Inc. (12-2957-cv)
This appeal focuses on the scope of the "use in commerce" requirement for trademark infringement under the Lanham Act, as well as on whether proof of bad faith and not simple liability is necessary for the collection of monetary damages.

Kristopher Balentine v. Thomas Temblay, et al (13-498-cv)
This appeal focuses on whether inclusion upon a state online sex offender registry, given the facts of this case, constitutes a deprivation of a liberty interest and "stigma plus" due process violation as well as on whether claims brought against state actors in their individual capacities are barred by qualified immunity.

Burton T. Fried v. LVI Services, Inc., et al (13-1165-cv)
Appellant former employee appeals a grant of summary judgment on the grounds of res judicata for defendants, where Appellant alleged that his Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act claims were not fully adjudicated in prior litigation due to late release of jurisdiction from the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

United States of America v. Kenneth L. Miller (13-822-cr)
The district court found the proper venue for the criminal charge of aiding and abetting the removal of a child from the United States to be Vermont under the high seas venue statute, 18 U.S.C. §3238, and the defendant appealed.

Amey Goins v. Bridgeport Hospital, et al and Marylyn Cocia (13-1465-cv)
Appellant Amey Goins appeals from a grant of summary judgment to defendants Bridgeport Hospital et al and Marylyn Coscia, her former supervisor, on her claims of hostile work environment, disparate treatment, wrongful termination and retaliation.


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