Here’s how local governments fared in the federal courts of appeals during the past week.
- Velez v. City of New York, No. 12-1965-cv (Sept. 18, 2013) (in a case where a police informant was killed and his representative brought suit against City, finding that district court properly required jury to find a “special relationship” between informant and police, and that no new trial was required).
- Carver v. Nassau County Interim Finance Authority, No. 13-0801 (Sept. 20, 2013) (in suit challenging wage freeze for County employees under New York law and federal Contracts Clause, federal district court abused its discretion by exercising pendent jurisdiction over state-law claim). More coverage here.
- Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund v. City of Alameda, No. 11-17391 (Sept. 19, 2013) (affirming summary judgment for the City in securities action brought by purchasers of municipal bonds offered to finance City’s cable and Internet system; purchasers had not shown a link between the City’s alleged misrepresentations and the purchasers’ economic loss). Coverage is available here and here.
- Pacific Shore Properties, LLC v. City of Newport Beach, No. 11-55460 (Sept. 20, 2013) (finding that district court improperly granted summary judgment to City in challenge to ordinance that allegedly had the practical effect of prohibiting group homes for recovering alcoholics and drug users from opening in most residential zones). See our coverage here, and more coverage here.