Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit was established in 1891 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The court has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

President William Howard Taft was once a sitting judge on the court, the only person to have also held the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and President of the United States.

Browse Opinions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Joe Webb v. United States
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 14-5380
Watkins v. DeAngelo-Kipp  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2445

Justia Opinion Summary: Before his jury trial on charges of murder, Watkins submitted four times to psychiatric evaluation. Though the first evaluator found him incompetent, subsequent evaluators found him competent and criminally responsible...

Agility Network Services, Inc. v. United States  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2599

Justia Opinion Summary: After receiving notices of federal tax lien and of intent to levy, the taxpayers requested that the IRS hold a Collection Due Process hearing. The IRS took five months to process the request. At the hearing, the presidi...

USA v. Senecca Freeman
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1004
Jockquez Scott v. Kent County
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1587
Ohio v. United States  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3093

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, alleging that the federal government illegally collected certain monies from the state in order to supplement the Affordable Care Act’s Transitional Reinsurance...

James Hackney v. AllMed Healthcare Mgmt.
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5651
United States v. Jimmie White, II
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1009
Summa Holdings, Inc. v. Commisioner of Internal Revenue  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1712

Justia Opinion Summary: Tax attorneys advised the family to use a “domestic international sales corporation” (DISC) to transfer money from their family-owned company to Roth Individual Retirement Accounts. DISCs incentivize companies to export...

Carey Woodcock v. City of Bowling Green
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5322
Bormuth v. County of Jackson  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1869

Justia Opinion Summary: The Jackson County Michigan Board of Commissioners begins its monthly meetings with a Christian prayer. Bormuth, a non-Christian county resident, attended meetings because he was concerned about environmental issues. Du...

Moore v. Mitchell  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3374

Justia Opinion Summary: Moore was convicted in 1994 of kidnapping, robbery, and murder. The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed. The Ohio Court of Appeals affirmed denial of post-conviction relief. The Ohio Supreme Court denied review. Moore applie...

Turner v. United States  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6060

Justia Opinion Summary: Turner robbed four Memphis-area businesses at gunpoint in October 2007 and was arrested by officers working with a joint federal-state anticrime task force. He was charged with aggravated robbery under Tennessee law and...

Karen Epperson v. Michael Colbert
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3280
Babcock & Wilcox Co. v. Cormetech, Inc.  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3305

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, B&W entered into a contract to design and construct a Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system to control emissions at KCP&L’s coal-burning Kansas power station. B&W purchased catalyst modules for the SCR from...