Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Volley and Cheering.  The Second Circuit upheld a District Court's issuance of a permanent injuntion, preventing Quinnipiac University from eliminating its women's volley ball program.  The District Court had held that Quinnipiac's proposed elimination of the program would violate Title IX.  The Circuit Court agreed and held that competitive cheer leading is not a sport and, accordingly, the existence of Quinnipiac's varsity competitive cheer leading squad should not be considered in determining whether Quinnipiac had been discriminating against women in providing athletice opportunities.

The decision in Biediger v. Quinnipiac University can be found here.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Investor Claims.  The Second Circuit has held that an investor may assert a claim against a portfolio manager even though the investor was not a party to the contract spelling out the manager's duties.  The Court held that the relationship between the investor and the manager was sufficiently close to impose a duty on the manager, allowing the investor to sue for gross negligence.

The decision in Bayereische Landesban v. Aladin Capital Mangement can be found here.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Picketing the RNC.  It's sort of counterintuitive, but anti-abortion protesters cannot picket the Republican National Convention.  Two such protesters who picketed at  the 2004 Republican National Convention were arrested for not moving themselves to an area reserved for picketing when instructed to do so by the police.  The protesters brought an action under 42 U.S.C. 1983, claiming that the police had violated their First and Fourth Amendment rights.  The District Court granted summary judgment to the Police, and the Second Circuit affirmed, claiming that what was involved was a valid time, place and manner restriction.

The decision in Marcavage v. City of New York can be found here.