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
Thomas v. Westbrooks  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5399

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, Day, a Memphis armored truck driver, was shot on the job. The shooter took the cash and left in a getaway car. Day died two years later, of complications from his injuries. Authorities identified Thomas as th...

Thomas v. United States  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6200

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, a Memphis armored truck driver was shot while working; he died two years later, as a result. The shooter took the cash and left in a getaway car. Authorities identified Thomas as the shooter and Bond as the g...

Paul Torres v. Catherine S. Bauman
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1728
Anita Arrington-Bey v. City of Bedford Heights
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3317
Cheryl White v. Coventry Health & Life Ins.
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5180
Brandenburg Health Facilities v. Ivye Mattingly
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6168
James Brenson, Jr. v. John Coleman
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4015
NLRB v. Lakepointe Senior Care
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1310
Renita Womack v. Wal-Mart Stores
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1547
Tennessee v. Corrin  
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-5717, 16-5719

Justia Opinion Summary: Bratt filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, proposing to pay overdue taxes to Nashville, which held a $5,136 over-secured lien on Bratt’s real property. Under 11 U.S.C. 511(a), the interest rate for tax claims should “enable...

Metro. Gov't of Nashville v. Michael Corrin
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5719
Witzke v. Brewer  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2437

Justia Opinion Summary: Witzke is currently serving four sentences in the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) for using forged financial instruments. In May 2013, the Parole Board released Witzke on parole for a 15-month term. A year la...

USA v. Michael Alexander
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3088
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Norcold  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6410

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Norcold manufactured the refrigerator and it was installed into a recreational vehicle (RV). The refrigerator had a three-year express limited warranty. In 2010, Norcold issued a recall, informing owners that...

Jacob Danley v. Encore Capital Grp.
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1670