2017 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Giasson Aerospace Sci. Inc. v. RCO Eng'g Inc.
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1769
Melisa Richmond v. Rubab Huq
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2560
United States v. $31,000.00 in U.S. Currency
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4279
In re: Conzelmann  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3270

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Conzelmann pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1); (b)(1)(C). The Sixth Circuit affirmed his sentence, as a career offender, to 188 months in prison. The Supreme Court denied his certiorari...

Islamic Center of Nashville v. State of Tenn.
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5045
United States v. Ladarius Robinson
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5200
United States v. Martha Ednie
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3825
United States v. Fredrick Alston Thomas
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4007
United States v. Darnell Cosper, Jr.
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4713
United States v. Donald Blakley
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5062
Mullendore v. City of Belding  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2198

Justia Opinion Summary: Mullendore served as the Belding, Michigan City Manager, beginning in April 2013. During her tenure, she was involved in political disputes and a newly-elected city council member advocated termination of her at-will emp...

United States v. Cox  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2404

Justia Opinion Summary: For two years, Defendant and two others, engaged in sexual acts with eight children. Defendant photographed and videotaped those sexual acts. Child 1, then in sixth grade, testified that Defendant forced him to watch por...

Samuel Mickens v. Mercantile Bank Mortg. Co.
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2674
Annette Ehrlich v. Michael Kovack
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4751
Kelvin Hardin v. Finkelstein, Kern, Steinberg & Cunningham
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6542
Henry Kalama v. Matson Navigation Co.
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3408
United States v. David Guy
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3788
United States v. Coleman  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3972

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pointed a gun at an agent for a vehicle repossession company and threatened to shoot him and was indicted as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). At his arraignment, Defendant acknowledged h...

Kurt Smith v. Joseph Meko
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5630
Nasser Beydoun v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2168
Bazzi v. Sessions  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-2406, 16-2168

Justia Opinion Summary: Beydoun and Bazzi, both U.S. citizens, alleged that as a result of being placed on the federal government’s “Selectee List,” which designates them for enhanced screening at the airport, they have missed flights and been...

Richard Rosenbaum v. Toyota Motor Sales
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2769
United States v. Lawrence Johnson
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4003
Jean Lifter v. Cleveland State Univ.
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4084
Jean Lifter v. Cleveland State Univ.
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4086
Dennis Brenay, Sr. v. Michael Schartow
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1009
John Moody v. Mich. Gaming Control Bd.
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2244
Moody v. Michigan Gaming Control Board  
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-2369, 16-2244

Justia Opinion Summary: Upon receiving an anonymous tip, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) investigated allegations of race-fixing, involving gamblers and harness-racing drivers. Plaintiffs, MGCB-licensed harness drivers, attended an adm...

Mays v. City of Flint, Michigan  
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2484

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Flint, Michigan residents, filed a purported class action against city and state officials in state court, alleging that they have been harmed since April 2014 by the toxic condition of the Flint water supply...

In re: Douglas Coley
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3071
In re: Coley  
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-3815, 17-3071

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, a jury convicted Coley of attempted murder, two counts each of kidnapping and aggravated robbery, and three counts of aggravated murder (with the felony-murder aggravating circumstance attached to each count). H...

Hand v. Houk  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3148

Justia Opinion Summary: Three of Hand’s four wives died, two as victims of violent, unsolved home invasions. The death of Hand’s fourth wife, Jill, occurred while he was at home. Hand confronted and shot the intruder, who turned out to be his f...

Claire Kay v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co.
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1576
Wal-Mart Real Estate Business v. Eastwood, LLC
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2365
Zappone v. United States  
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4111

Justia Opinion Summary: The Zappones own OSC, an Ohio scrap-metal recycling business. In November 2012, IRS Agents executed search-and-seizure warrants on OSC’s offices and the Zappones’ home while investigating alleged tax evasion and illegal...

United States v. Lanier  
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-6655, 16-6657

Justia Opinion Summary: The Laniers were involved in a scheme fraudulently to obtain government contracts reserved for businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals or by service-disabled veterans. During deliberation...

United States v. Katrina Lanier
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6657
Otte, et al. v. Kasich, et al.
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3800
Alva Campbell, Jr. v. John Kasich
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3834
Bormuth v. County of Jackson  
Date: September 6, 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 resident, attended meetings because he was concerned about environmental issues. During the...

Maria Kulpa v. John Cantea
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2521
Robert Reeves v. Sherman Campbell
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1229
William Farley v. Eaton Corporation
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3893
Roell v. Hamilton County Board of Commissioners  
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4045

Justia Opinion Summary: Roell suffered from schizoaffective disorder and paranoid delusions. Roell’s symptoms could be controlled by medication but he stopped taking his medication in June 2013 and began exhibiting signs of mental decompensatio...

United States v. Brian Posley, Jr.
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6856
United States v. Joshua Yancey
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6138
Craig Serafino v. City of Hamtramck, Mich.
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2370
Special Learning, Inc. v. Step by Step Academy
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3835
Penney v. United States  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5089

Justia Opinion Summary: During the execution of a warrant to arrest Penney while he was selling 200 pounds of marijuana, Penney fired shots, injuring two federal agents. In 2005, Penney was convicted of 15 drug and firearm offenses and an attem...

United States v. Carlos Fallins
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6136
Watford v. Jefferson County Public Schools  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6183

Justia Opinion Summary: The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed by the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) and Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA) provided that if an employee believed that they were discriminated again...

United States v. Cook  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6441

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. 846 and 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A). The Probation Office determined that Defendant was to be held accountable for conspiring to dis...

Mary Ma v. Am. Elec. Power Co.
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2617
Sunshine Heifers, LLC v. Citizens First Bank  
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6381

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Purdy borrowed from Citizens First, using his dairy cattle as collateral. Purdy refinanced in 2009, executing an “Agricultural Security Agreement" that granted Citizens a purchase money security interest in “all...

Owensboro Health v. Sec'y of Health & Human Servs.
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6530
Joseph Terre, Jr. v. Dorsey Hopson, II
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6675
Doe v. Etihad Airways, P.J.S.C.  
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1042

Justia Opinion Summary: Doe and her daughter flew aboard Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi to Chicago. During the journey, Doe’s tray table remained open because a knob had fallen off. Doe’s daughter found the knob on the floor; Doe placed it in a...

United States v. Sanyani Edwards
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1168
United States v. Sanyani Edwards
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1343
Juan Esquivel-Quintana v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3101
Sonya Bradley v. Steve Arwood
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1034
United States v. Duke  
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2128

Justia Opinion Summary: Duke was sentenced to a 156-month term of imprisonment for conspiracy to commit wire fraud but failed to self-surrender. A warrant issued for his arrest, a new indictment was filed, charging Duke with failure to surrende...

Kyisha Jones v. Jeh Johnson
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2192
Pamela Daniels v. Pike Cty. Comm'rs
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4000
United States v. Roger Jones, Jr.
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6811
Cheryl Beans v. City of Massillon
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3088
Mohamed Mokbel-Aljahmi v. United Omaha Life Ins. Co.
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2616
Malibu Media v. David Ricupero
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3628
Mills v. Barnard  
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6597

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, 12-year-old C.M. left home. Her sister and her sister’s boyfriend searched the neighborhood. Returning home, they found C.M. disoriented. C.M. stated that she had been at the neighboring Mills house and Mills ha...

United States v. Fontana  
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2208

Justia Opinion Summary: Fontana, in his 50s, posed as a 16-year-old to chat with a 15-year-old female living near Detroit. Fontana claimed that his computer’s camera was broken and convinced his victim to take off her shirt. He recorded this ac...

United States v. Lewis  
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5181

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Turner responded to reports that a woman was intoxicated at Wal-Mart. Turner found the woman, Lakes, who was “clearly under the influence.” Lakes stated that she was with Lewis, who was in his truck and would dri...

Zainah Hammoud v. Wayne County
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2371
United States v. Mandoka  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2376

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant is a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation. Before his arrest and incarceration, he resided on the Isabella Reservation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with his wife and his step-daughter, B.J. Defendant repea...

Muniz-Muniz v. United States Border Patrol  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-3400, 16-3400

Justia Opinion Summary: Organizations that represent migrant farm-workers claimed that the U.S. Border Patrol allows agents at its Sandusky Bay, Ohio station to target persons of Hispanic appearance for questioning. The district court found tha...

Jim David, Jr. v. City of Bellevue, Ohio
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3754
DRFP LLC v. República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3960
Selective Ins. Co. v. RLI Ins. Co.
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4199
IMG Worldwide v. Great Divide Ins.
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4291
Jennifer Galvan v. Anthony Stewart
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1441
Margaret Mullendore v. City of Belding
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2198
Jeffery Filek v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins.
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2517
United States v. $525,695.24  
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3209

Justia Opinion Summary: The government sought forfeiture (21 U.S.C. 881(a)(4),(6), (7); 18 U.S.C. 981) of bank accounts, real properties, vehicles, and $91,500 in U.S. currency, related to its investigation into Salouha and Sbeih. Salouha alleg...

United States v. $525,695.24  
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3542

Justia Opinion Summary: The government sought forfeiture (21 U.S.C. 881(a)(4),(6), (7); 18 U.S.C. 981) of bank accounts, real properties, vehicles, and $91,500 in U.S. currency, related to its investigation into Salouha and Sbeih. Salouha alleg...

Dede Stratton v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs.
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5468
Breckinridge Health v. Thomas Price
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6269
Linda King v. AutoZoners, LLC
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6475
Sylvester v. United States  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1782

Justia Opinion Summary: Sylvester was indicted on February 26, 2003. There were multiple superseding indictments. Sylvester went to trial on September 13, 2005 and was convicted of possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of...

United States v. Michael Stephens
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5553
United States v. Ferguson  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6303

Justia Opinion Summary: Ferguson pled guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). The court found that at least three of Ferguson’s eight Tennessee convictions were violent felonies that triggered the Armed Career Crimina...

Shannon Roth v. Matthew Viviano
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1781
John Butler v. FCA US, LLC
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2726
Paul Matus v. Lorain Cty. Gen. Health Dist.
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4054
Paul Matus v. Lorain Cty. Gen. Health Dist.
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4094
United States v. Larry Braswell
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6092
Sumpter v. Wayne County  
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2102

Justia Opinion Summary: Sumpter spent a month in the Wayne County Jail in Detroit and underwent four strip searches that she alleges violated her Fourth Amendment rights. Three searches occurred in the jail’s Registry, where inmates are routine...

Crawford v. United States Department of Treasury  
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3539

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Congress passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), to reduce tax evasion by U.S. taxpayers holding funds in foreign accounts. FATCA imposes account-reporting requirements (and penalties for noncompl...

McKinney v. Carlton Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Inc.  
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3895

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ohio Department of Health cited Carlton Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for health and safety violations. Carlton hired Sovran Management to help turn things around. When that failed, the nursing home closed. M...

Wall v. Circle C Construction, LLC  
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6169

Justia Opinion Summary: Circle, a family-owned general contractor, built 42 Army warehouses. Over a period of seven years, a subcontractor, Phase, paid two electricians about $9,900 less than the wages mandated by the Davis-Bacon Act, rendering...

Samuel Jerome v. Michael Crum
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2281
American BioCare v. Howard & Howard
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2535
Nua Gjokaj v. U.S. Steel Corp.
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2658
Scott Gerber v. Stephen Veltri
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4062
Eagle Supply & Manufacturing L.P. v. Bechtel Jacobs Co.  
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6428

Justia Opinion Summary: The Oak Ridge, Tennessee uranium-enrichment facilities for the Manhattan Project, the World War II effort to build the first atomic bomb, have been inactive since the mid-1980s. The Department of Energy has worked to cle...

Caron Spencer v. Craig McDonald
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1840
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations, LLC v. SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GMBH  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2181

Justia Opinion Summary: Hemlock and Sachsen manufacture components of solar-power products. They entered into a series of long-term supply agreements (LTAs), by which Hemlock in Michigan would supply Sachsen in Germany with set quantities of po...

Hemlock Semiconductor v. SolarWorld Indus.
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2586
United States v. Tremaine Cowan
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3159
Timothy Pearson v. UAW
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3494
Matt Lawson v. Michael Huerta
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4332
Gerboc v. ContextLogic, Inc.  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4734

Justia Opinion Summary: Gerboc used the Wish Marketplace website to buy portable speakers for $27. Sellers on Wish can include a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, which appears (crossed-out) on a product’s “detail page.” Gerboc saw “$300”...

Jeffery Walton v. Yolanda Gray
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6311
Ahmed v. Ahmed  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6486

Justia Opinion Summary: Faisal is a citizen of the United Kingdom, residing in London. Mardia is a U.S. citizen. They married in Bangladesh in 2009, while Mardia was a student in Michigan. She remained in Michigan to complete her studies. In 2...

Tanner v. Yukins  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1691

Justia Opinion Summary: Tanner, convicted of murder in 2000, unsuccessfully sought habeas relief, arguing that the Michigan Supreme Court unreasonably applied Supreme Court precedent when it upheld the denial of funding for a defense serology...

Douglas Weissert v. Carmen Palmer
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2292
Regina Kahles v. City of Cincinnati
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4035
W.J. O'Neil Co. v. Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2228
United States v. Travon Mayberry
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2268
Larry Richardson v. Catherine Bauman
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2432
William Howe v. City of Akron
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3368
Evanston Insurance Co. v. Housing Authority of Somerset  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6691

Justia Opinion Summary: A tree fell on Kaitlyn and Joshua. Kaitlyn died. She was pregnant. Doctors delivered the baby, but he died an hour later. Joshua survived with serious injuries. A state jury found the Somerset Housing Authority liable an...

In re: Tibbetts  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3609

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, Tibbetts was convicted of murder, aggravated murder, and aggravated robbery and was sentenced to death. Tibbetts filed his first habeas petition in 2003, challenging “the administration of the death penalty by l...

Thompson v. Parker  
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 13-6085

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1986, Thompson, having served 12 years of a life sentence for an unrelated murder for hire, killed his prison-farm supervisor, stole his possessions, and fled. Thompson was captured and convicted of murder, robbery, a...

Stewart v. Trierweiler  
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2149

Justia Opinion Summary: Brown arrived to pick up Hamilton for what he thought was a date. Hamilton’s boyfriend, Stewart, was waiting for him. A struggle ensued. Shots were fired. The men grappled down an apartment stairwell building and out the...

Raybon v. United States  
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2522

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, when the Sentencing Guidelines were deemed mandatory, Raybon pleaded guilty to distributing more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), agreeing that he qualified as a career offender under U.S.S.G....

National Credit Union Administration Board v. Jurcevic  
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Numbers: 14-4297, 15-3324, 17-3162

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1990, Stan and Bara Jurcevic opened an account at the St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union (SPCFU). The National Credit Union Administration Board (NCUAB) charters and insures credit unions, 12 U.S.C. 1766, and can...

Nat'l Credit Union Admin. Bd. v. Stan Jurcevic
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3324
Nat'l Credit Union Admin. Bd. v. Stan Jurcevic
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3162
Black v. Carpenter  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 13-5224

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1986, Black shot his girlfriend Angela’s ex-husband. Black pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years at a Davidson County, Tennessee, workhouse. In 1988, while on a weekend furlough, Black entered Angela’s home, s...

Maurice Moore v. Carmen Palmer
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2039
United States v. Yates  
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3997

Justia Opinion Summary: Akron officers searched Yates’s residence and seized firearms and crack cocaine. Yates was convicted as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C 922(g)(1), and for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribu...

Kirk Excavating & Constr. v. Columbus Equipment
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4114
Shan Dong Lin v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4253
United States v. Thomas Saylor
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6085
United States v. Devin Smith
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1602
United States v. Theodore Jackson, Jr.
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3711
Roddy Lyles v. RDP Company
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6346
William Clift v. RDP Company
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6347
Feng Lin v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3015
Mohammed Ali v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3954
Mohammed Ali v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4690
Trey Mansfield v. City of Murfreesboro
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6613
United States v. Leon Gills
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1613
United States v. Alexandra Norwood
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1672
United States v. Johnathan Oldham
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1674
United States v. Jonathan Walker
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1677
United States v. Jatimothy Walker
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1692
Scott Spaulding v. Jeffrey Larson
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2261
United States v. King  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4039

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney King approached Terry, a supposed drug dealer, at a strip club. King offered to help Terry launder drug money. Terry, actually a confidential informant, told the police, who arranged several meetings that Terry...

United States v. T. Shawn Yarber
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4008
Cummings v. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4229

Justia Opinion Summary: Cummings worked for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority for 27 years. She alleges the Authority paid her less than her male colleagues and refused to promote her when she complained about the disparity. She...

Alisha Glisson v. Debra Johnson
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5737
Miller v. Maddox  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5021

Justia Opinion Summary: Miller was arrested, charged, and indicted on charges of reckless driving and resisting arrest, based on false statements made by Officer Maddox. The district court granted summary judgment in Maddox’s favor on Miller’s...

Edward Veard, Jr. v. F&M Bank
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5334
Martinez v. United States  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4258

Justia Opinion Summary: Martinez was convicted of distribution of controlled substances, mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, and health care fraud resulting in the death of patients. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. The Sixth Circu...

United States v. Dominick Johnson
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2063
Eugene Kline v. MERS
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3932
United States v. Didier Olvera Romero
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5113
United States v. Edgar Lerma Flores
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5138
William Smith v. Melany Gavulic
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1093
Boler v. Earley  
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-1684, 17-1144

Justia Opinion Summary: Flint, which previously obtained water from DWSD, decided to join the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA). The DWSD contract terminated in 2014. Because KWA would take years to construct, Flint chose the Flint River as an...

United States v. Seneca Barnes
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2169
Tina Todaro v. Reimer, Arnovitz, Chernek
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4763
Elizabeth Osborn v. John Griffin
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6221
Elizabeth Osborn v. John Griffin
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6225
Holt v. Griffin  
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-6226, 16-6221, 16-6225, 16-6227

Justia Opinion Summary: John L. Griffin, a long-deceased Kentucky businessman, and his wife, Rosellen, had 12 children. Plaintiffs are four of their daughters. Defendants are two of their sons, the Griffin estate, the Griffin trust, plus an ent...

Linda Holt v. John Griffin
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6227
Melissa Mays v. Rick Snyder
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1144
United States v. Juan Juarez-Piseno
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5059
DAGS II, LLC v. Huntington National Bank  
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2332

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Baker Lofts purchased an abandoned building for renovation. Loans of more than $5 million from Huntington were secured by two mortgages on the building and by personal property, including a tax-increment-financi...

Sean Brister v. Mich. Bell Telephone Co.
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2536
Sean Snyder v. Ohio Dep't of Rehabilitation
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4052
Wei Fang v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4141
United States v. Larry Henson
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5515
Dorothy Johnson v. Memphis Light Gas & Water Div.
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6143
Darrah v. Krisher  
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4136

Justia Opinion Summary: Darrah, a Madison Correctional Institution (MCI) inmate, sued medical staff under 42 U.S.C. 1983, claiming violation of his right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. Darrah had a seve...

Kamel Kassem v. Ocwen Loan Servicing
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1636
Herr v. United States Forest Service  
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2126

Justia Opinion Summary: The Herrs bought property on Crooked Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, hoping to use the lake for recreational boating and fishing. Most of Crooked Lake lies in the federally-owned Sylvania Wilderness but some rem...

United States v. Keith Hopskin
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2529
Privett v. Secretary, Department of Homeland Security  
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3243

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Privett pleaded guilty to sexual battery. Nine years later, Privett married a foreign citizen and filed Form I-130 to establish her qualification for a visa and eventually a Green Card. USCIS sent Notice of Inte...

United States v. Roy Pratt
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5261
Kaminski v. Coulter  
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1768

Justia Opinion Summary: Lincoln Park’s dire financial condition led Michigan officials to place the city under the purview of an Emergency Manager pursuant to the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act, Mich. Comp. Laws 141.1541. Emergency Ma...

Clarence Herndon v. Daniel Heyns
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2706
Lidia Diaz-Gonzales v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4123
Timothy Cooper v. James Rapp
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3068
United States v. Dennis Plemons
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6076
Robert Bojaj v. Mary Berghuis
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2336
Ohio Department of Medicaid v. Price  
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3550

Justia Opinion Summary: Federal Medicaid funds are not available for state medical expenditures made on behalf of “any individual who is an inmate of a public institution (except as a patient in a medical institution),” 42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)(29)(A...

United States v. John Perotti
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3556
David Funderwhite v. Local 55, United Ass'n
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3959
United States ex rel. Tingley v. PNC Fin. Servs.
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1725
JPMorgan Chase Manhattan Bank v. Larry Winget
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2130
United States ex rel. Tingley v. PNC Fin. Servs.
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2592
Jackson v. Professional Radiology, Inc.  
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4171

Justia Opinion Summary: Jackson, injured in an accident, taken to University Hospital, where she stated that she had health insurance coverage through United. Jackson received treatment from PRI, which uses MDB for billing services. PRI did not...

Edith Moreno v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4326
United States v. Aso Pola
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6295
Schreane v. Ebbert  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6141

Justia Opinion Summary: Edwards was killed in 1991. In 1999, Defendant, incarcerated on unrelated charges, contacted Chattanooga Police, stating he had information related to the unsolved murder. Detective Mathis interviewed Defendant. Defenda...

Daniel McCaw v. Charter Twp. of Waterford
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2314
FCA US v. Eagle Auto-Mall Corp.
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2375
Eric Gunnels v. Robert Kenny
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2476
David Carter v. Monte Hamaoui
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3107
William Farley v. Eaton Corp.
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3893
Majestic Building Maintenance, Inc. v. Huntington Bancshares, Inc.  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4342

Justia Opinion Summary: McNeil opened a business checking account with Defendant. A “Master Services Agreement,” stated: [W]e have available certain products designed to discover or prevent unauthorized transactions, …. You agree that if your a...

Wesley v. Campbell  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5431

Justia Opinion Summary: Wesley was an elementary school counselor in Covington, Kentucky. Seven-year-old J.S., who suffered from psychological problems, told his mother that Wesley had sexually assaulted him. Campbell, a social worker, talked t...

Gridsmart Technologies v. Marlin Controls
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5121
Mitchell v. Schlabach  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1522

Justia Opinion Summary: The Alger County, Michigan dispatch center received a report that Mitchell had assaulted “Kevin,” had been drinking, and was “swerving all over the road.” Officer Schlabach identified Mitchell’s car, followed it into a p...

Robert Johnston v. Dow Employees' Pension Plan
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2246
Patricia Esch v. County of Kent. Mich.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2520
United States v. Perry  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6285

Justia Opinion Summary: Perry conditionally pled guilty to conspiring to possess narcotics with intent to distribute. On appeal, Perry argued that the activities indicating drug sales that were observed over the seven weeks before the issuance...

Chamarra Evans v. Liberty Ins. Corp.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3010
Donald Van Loo v. Cajun Operating Co.
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1980
Gene Kohut v. United Healthcare Ins. Co.
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2324
Hopkins County Coal v. MSHA
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3848
United States v. Fontrise Charles
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1740
Hugh Rosenthal v. Nat'l Beverage Corp.
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2262
Hugh Rosenthal v. Nat'l Beverage Corp.
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2306
United States v. Ataya  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2611

Justia Opinion Summary: Ataya pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud and wire fraud. In his plea agreement, he relinquished any right to appeal his conviction or sentence “on any grounds.” Atatya nonetheless appealed. The Sixt...

Flight Options v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3606

Justia Opinion Summary: The Unions represents the pilots of merged airlines Flight Options and Flexjet. Flight Options and its pilots have had a collective bargaining agreement since 2010, while Flexjet’s pilots are newly unionized and are not...

Crosby v. University of Kentucky  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6598

Justia Opinion Summary: Crosby, a tenured professor at the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and state law, claiming that his removal as Department Chair amounted to a deprivation of his protec...

Frankie Lewis v. City of Detroit
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1132
AFSCME v. Charter Cnty. of Wayne
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2163
JGMM Realty v. LNR Partners
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2199
Adrian Anthony v. Shannon Swanson
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3444
Sentoryia Young v. Bruce Westbrooks
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5075
Sheila Runkle v. Ronald Fleming
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5822
Jahn v. Burke  
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6603

Justia Opinion Summary: The Burkes filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, listing their Chattanooga home as worth $108,000, with a $91,581 mortgage debt. Jahn, the appointed trustee, sought an eviction order, stating that he could not sell the...

Tenn. Republican Party v. SEC
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3360
John Montecalvo v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3560
Georgia Republican Party v. Securities & Exchange Commission  
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-3732, 16-3360

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tennessee Republican Party, the Georgia Republican Party, and the New York Republican State Committee challenged the legality of 2016 amendments to rules proposed by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) t...

Meghan Creech v. Charles Pater
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4703
United States v. Douglas Davis
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6662
United States v. Albaadani  
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6668

Justia Opinion Summary: Albaadani came to the U.S. via Saudi Arabia at age 17. In 2015, an order of removal was issued against him because his former wife ceased to sponsor his request for citizenship. Albaadani wants to return to his birthplac...

Montgomery County. v. Federal Communications Commission  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Numbers: 08-3023, 15-3578

Justia Opinion Summary: Over the last 10 years, the Federal Communications Commission has established rules governing how local governments may regulate cable companies. In 2007, the FCC barred franchising authorities from imposing unreasonabl...

Anne Arundel Cnty., Md. v. FCC
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3578
United States v. Persaud  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-3105, 16-3427, 16-3578

Justia Opinion Summary: Harold Persaud, M.D., a cardiologist in private practice, was charged with one count of health-care fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1347, 14 counts of making false statements relating to health-care matters, 18 U.S.C. 1035, and one cou...

United States v. Demond Baker
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3325
United States v. Harold Persaud
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3427
United States v. Harold Persaud
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3578
Joseph Zickes v. Cuyahoga Cnty., Ohio
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4180
Keith Goodwin v. Summit Cnty., Ohio
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4193
Brandon Carden v. City of Knoxville, Tenn.
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5157
Montgomery Cnty., Md. v. FCC
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 8-3023
Sandusky Wellness Center, LLC v. ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc.  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3741

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Besse, a pharmaceutical distributor, sent a one-page fax advertising the drug Prolia to 53,502 physicians. Only 40,343 of these faxes were successfully transmitted. Sandusky, a chiropractic clinic that employed...

City of Cincinnati v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co.  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3752

Justia Opinion Summary: After the 2008 financial crisis, many banks foreclosed on many properties used to secure the underlying loans. According to the City of Cincinnati, Wells Fargo adopted a policy of violating local and state property regul...

Avant Capital Partners v. Strathmore Development
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2378
Avant Capital Partners v. Strathmore Development
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2418
United States v. Schock  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2503

Justia Opinion Summary: Schock was charged with four counts of sexually exploiting a child, 18 U.S.C. 2251, based on four incidents of Schock taking sexually explicit pictures of a six- to eight-year-old victim. The indictment did not identify...

Engler v. Arnold  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4201

Justia Opinion Summary: T.F., a child, was abused and killed by his stepfather. In a complaint under 42 U.S.C. 1983, T.F.’s estate alleged that Arnold, the Interim Executive Director of the Mahoning County Children’s Services Board, received r...

United States v. Sutton  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5587

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Sutton committed four armed bank robberies in quick succession in Kentucky and Ohio. He agreed to plead guilty to the Kentucky charges in the Southern District of Ohio. Sutton never formally entered a guilty ple...

Gary Williamson v. United States
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5979
Williamson v. United States  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-6105, 16-5979

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Williamson, an Army veteran and U.S. postal worker, began experiencing pain in his right foot. He usually worked a walking route, walking up to eight miles per day on the job. He was also doing other physical ac...

United States v. Jemal Lilly
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5144
Jae Lee v. United States
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 14-5369
Veronica Viuda de Mejia v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4214
Jimmie Gordon v. Blaine Lafler
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1494
United States v. J.A.S.  
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2480

Justia Opinion Summary: Eight-year-old KV accused her 17-year-old uncle, JAS, of vaginally raping her on tribal land. The FBI interviewed KV, who described the assault to an interviewer who had conducted more than 5,000 such interviews. JAS was...

United States v. Mohamed Ayoub
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1712
United States v. Mohamed Faraj
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1761
United States v. Fouad Faraj
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2278
United States v. Jose Lara
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5874
Fed. Deposit Ins. v. James Ashmore
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6299
George Dernis v. Amos Financial
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1790
DHSC, LLC v. Cal. Nurses Ass'n
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3737
Mark Wright v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4055
Juan Munoz-Cano v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4723
In re: Isaacs  
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-8041

Justia Opinion Summary: The Isaacs executed a mortgage to GMAC encumbering their Kentucky property. It states: “The lien ... will attach on the date this Mortgage is recorded.” The Isaacses filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition in March 2004,...

Kainte Hickey v. Bonita Hoffner
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1186
Employers Insurance of Wausau v. McGraw Edison Company
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1264
Deborah Ryan v. City of Detroit
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1557
USA v. Jabron Thomas
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1592
Robbin Perkins v. Rock-Tenn Services, Inc.
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1798
Bon-Ing Inc. v. Richard Hodges
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4704
J.B.F. v. Kentucky Dep't of Education
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6316
Angela Blount v. United of Omaha Life Ins Co
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6372
Sene v. Sessions  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4007

Justia Opinion Summary: Sene, a citizen of both Mauritania and Senegal, was charged in removal proceedings, alleging that she was admitted to the U.S. in 2000, without a valid entry or travel document. She sought asylum, withholding of removal,...

Parrino v. Price  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5145

Justia Opinion Summary: Parrino worked as a pharmacist for NRS. He was responsible for preparing medications, mainly inhalers. After leaving NRS, Parrino was contacted by the FDA and FBI, which were investigating reports that NRS was filling pr...

United States v. House  
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1691

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2011-2014, House ran a drug-trafficking operation that specialized in distributing oxycodone pills. The operation obtained the pills from a Michigan pain clinic’s patients and employed runners to transport the oxyco...

Rick Slorp v. Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3936
In re Trost
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-8024
In re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation  
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3076

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio’s execution protocol allows for lethal injection using a three-drug combination of midazolam; either vecuronium bromide, pancuronium bromide, or rocuronium bromide, which are paralytics; and potassium chloride, whic...

United States v. Stitt  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 14-6158

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Stitt tried to shove a loaded handgun into his girlfriend’s mouth while threatening to kill her. When a neighbor called the police, Stitt fled, then surrendered to authorities after a brief foot chase. Detecti...

James Moss v. Kathleen Olson
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2233
Jon Jon's v. City of Warren
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1311
United States v. Joseph Holm, Jr.
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2308
David McCarty v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins.
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3657
Wylie & Sons Landscaping v. FedEx Ground Package Sys.
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4057
Corinna Burton v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4190
United States v. John Daniels
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6331
Flora Parkhurst v. Am. Healthways Servs.
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6502
Shannon Shields v. United States
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5609
Rose Coulter-Owens v. Time Inc.
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1321
Rose Coulter-Owens v. Time Inc.
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1380
United States v. Tommy Goodson
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1477
United States v. Roscoe Benton, III
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1774
United States v. Desi Benton
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1775
Alieu Jatta v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3019
Southern Glazer's Distributors of Ohio, LLC v. Great Lakes Brewing Co.  
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4235

Justia Opinion Summary: Great Lakes Brewing sought to end its relationship with one of its distributors, Glazer’s., after it executed a corporate merger without seeking Great Lakes’ consent, as required by their contract. Glazer’s successor co...

United States v. Gerald Jackson
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5599
859 Boutique Fitness v. CycleBar Franchising
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6427
William Allen v. Bruce Westbrooks
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5356
Blanca Garcia-Morquecho v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4219
Lorraine Carrethers v. John McHugh
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6482
Michigan Flyer, LLC v. Wayne County Airport Authority  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-1205, 16-1255

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan Flyer provides public transportation services to the Detroit Metro area and provides services on behalf of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority. In 2014, two disabled individuals sued the Wayne County Ai...

Michigan Flyer v. Wayne Cnty. Airport Authority
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1255
Suzette Wood v. Midland Funding
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2206
United States v. Ronnie McCall
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5929
Monroe v. FTS USA, LLC  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-6063

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs brought suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act against their employer, FTS, a cable-television business for which the plaintiffs work or worked as cable technicians. The district court certified the case as a...

United States v. Michael Schwartz
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1895
Ron Klosowski v. City of Bay City
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1996
MISO Transmission Owners v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3791

Justia Opinion Summary: MISO, a nonprofit association of utilities, manages electrical transmission facilities for its members. Beginning in 2006, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved changes to MISO’s Tariff that enabled it...

United States v. Antonio Turner
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3900
Dawn Guba v. Huron County, Ohio
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4034
Rutherlan Enterprises v. Zettler Hardware
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4147
Olaoluwa Faparusi v. Case Western Reserve Univ.
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4358
Karen Lawrence v. Madison County
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5487
United States v. Mario Bautista
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6429
United States v. Mario Bautista
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6431
Alan Howard, Sr. v. Knox County, Tennessee
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6629
Indian Harbor Insurance Co. v. Zucker  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-1695, 16-1697, 16-1698

Justia Opinion Summary: Reid founded Capitol, which owned commmunity banks, and served as its chairman and CEO. His daughter and her husband served as president and general counsel. Capitol accepted Federal Reserve oversight in 2009. In 2012,...

Indian Harbor Ins. v. Clifford Zucker
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1697
Indian Harbor Ins. v. Clifford Zucker
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1698
Bailey v. City of Ann Arbor  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2478

Justia Opinion Summary: Two men robbed a store. The security video shows that one pointed a shotgun at the clerk. The gunman wore a black sweatshirt with a white skeleton pattern that zipped to form a skull hood. The gunman’s exposed hands appe...

United States v. Ronnie Friskey
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6263
Robert Free v. Soc. Sec. Admin.
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6671
In re: Pace  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-8036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Debtor owned nonresidential real estate that FNB sold in a pre-petition foreclosure sale. Before Debtor's bankruptcy filing, FNB obtained a deficiency judgment and filed two judicial liens. During her chapter 7 case,...

Nancy Roschival v. Hurley Med. Center
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1722
United States v. Jerry Stauffer
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1951
Woodrow Roberson v. Jeremy Macnicol
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2035
Newell Brands v. Scott Bosgraaf
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2331
Newell Brands v. Scott Bosgraaf
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2403
Advent Mining v. Raymond Davis
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4049
Jerry Glasgow v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4213
Arvion Taylor v. Pilot Corp.
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5326
Donna Thorn v. Megan Brennan
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6499
United States v. Scottie Sanderson
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6659
Center for Powell Crossing v. Brian Ebersol
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3867
Jalana Kappen v. Ashley Med. Supply
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6643
Manuel Sheard v. Paul Klee
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1813
Doe v. University of Kentucky  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5170

Justia Opinion Summary: An unidentified individual alleged that Doe had engaged in nonconsensual sexual activities with a female University of Kentucky student. After an investigation, a Hearing Panel found that Doe had violated the Code of Stu...

United States v. Shawn House
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1691
Breckinridge Health, Inc. v. Price  
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6269

Justia Opinion Summary: Critical Access Hospitals are reimbursed by Medicare for the reasonable and necessary costs of providing services to Medicare patients. The Medicaid program requires states to provide additional (DSH) payments to hospita...

Selective Ins. Co. of S.C. v. Davida Sullivan
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6187
United States v. Harold Persaud
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3105
United States v. Harold Persaud
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3427
United States v. Underwood  
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3548

Justia Opinion Summary: Underwood’s step-granddaughter (Jane) told her mother that Underwood had sex with her in August 2014. According to Jane, she and her cousin (John) had gone on a work trip with Underwood in his semi-truck. Jane, John, and...

United States v. Larun Miller
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3557
United States v. Harold Persaud
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3578
Valerie Mason-Colwell v. Comm'r of Social Security
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4312
Forest Creek Townhomes v. Carroll Property Mgmt.
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5759
Raymond v. Avectus Healthcare Solutions, LLC  
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4172

Justia Opinion Summary: Raymond, injured in a slip-and-fall accident, received medical treatment at Mercy Health Anderson Hospital. Strunk, injured in a car accident, received medical treatment at Mercy Health Clermont Hospital. Both have healt...

Leo Parrino v. HHS
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5145
United States v. Paul Stewart
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2222
United States v. Jeffrey Beasley
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2227
Darrell Myers v. AgriLogic Ins. Servs.
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5442
Benji Manns v. Gary Beckstrom
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6025
Alan Thibault v. Edward Wierszewski
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2021
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. United Parcel Service,Inc.  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2132

Justia Opinion Summary: Matovski, a UPS operations manager who has a disability, filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge, claiming that UPS discriminated and retaliated against him in violation of the Americans with Disab...

Michael Brautigam v. Geoffrey Damon
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3267
United States v. Seth Johnston
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5349
United States v. Demetrius Holmes
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5503
United States v. Monie  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6244

Justia Opinion Summary: Monie was charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 846 (Count 1); possession with intent to distribute, aided by others, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. 2 (Count 6); use of a firearm in furth...

EEOC v. AutoZone, Inc.
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6387
Ordos City Hawtai Autobody v. Dimond Rigging Co.
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2564
Christian Lubinski v. Hub Group Trucking
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6095
Ronnie Bowling v. Randy White
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6318
United States v. Alvin Ray
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1785
Natalie Reeser v. Henry Ford Hospital
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2303
Mary Morrison v. George Miller
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2651
Wilmington Trust Co. v. AEP Generating Co.
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3496
Corey v. Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.  
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3817

Justia Opinion Summary: Corey worked as a machine operator in Eaton’s Ohio factory. Corey has long suffered from cluster headaches— extremely painful attacks that strike several times per day for weeks on end. In 2014, Corey applied for short-t...

United States v. Faith Blake
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6114
Yasin Reeder v. County of Wayne
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2257
United States v. Keith Smith
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3759
Omar Perez v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4182
Michelle Bruce v. Meharry Medical College
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6678
United States v. Brandon Miller
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6724
United States v. Brent Terry
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3831
Maxine Remias v. Comm of Social Security
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4202
United States v. Riley  
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6149

Justia Opinion Summary: A state court in Kent County, Michigan, issued an arrest warrant for Riley, having found probable cause to believe that he had committed armed robbery of a local store. Days later, Riley purchased a cell phone serviced b...

Livingston Christian School v. Genoa Charter Township  
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2060

Justia Opinion Summary: LCS, a nondenominational Christian school in Livingston County, Michigan, sought to relocate after operating for several years in Pinckney, LCS entered into a lease agreement to operate its school on the property of Brig...

GGNSC Louisville Mt. Holly v. Leslie Mohamed-Vall
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5606
In re Johnson
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-8035
United States v. Vinod Patel
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1666
David Marshall v. City of Farmington Hills
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2380
Clevis Lofties v. United States
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6427
Arrowood Indemnity v. Lubrizol Corp.
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3463
Von Cox v. United States
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5485
Brott v. United States  
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1466

Justia Opinion Summary: Twenty-three Michigan landowners filed suit in the Western District of Michigan, seeking damages in excess of $10,000 for the claimed taking of their land for use as a public recreation trail, alleging: a declaratory jud...

United States v. Drew Manns
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4266
Harkness v. Secretary of Navy  
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5396

Justia Opinion Summary: Harkness was commissioned as a Navy Chaplain Corps officer in 1987, endorsed by a non-liturgical Christian church. Harkness left active duty in 1995 and took reserve status. In 2000, Harkness and other non-liturgical cha...

United States v. Jerry Wells, Jr.
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3056
United States v. Baker  
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3325

Justia Opinion Summary: Baker pled guilty to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Baker had a criminal history category of IV; the plea agreement stipulated that 100-200 grams of cocaine be attributed to Baker and that his total offe...

Christine Forgues v. Select Portfolio
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3540
United States v. Southers  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6395

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Defendant was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Pursuant to a search incident to arrest, police found on Defendant’s person 17 rounds of ammunition. Defendant pleaded guilty as a felon in possession of ammunit...

National Labor Relations Board v. Alternative Entertainment, Inc.  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1385

Justia Opinion Summary: The National Labor Relations Board sought enforcement of its Order finding that AEI violated the National Labor Relations Act by barring employees from pursuing class-action litigation or collective arbitration of work-r...

Arrington-Bey v. City of Bedford Heights  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3317

Justia Opinion Summary: Anita drove her son, Omar, to Lowe’s, to pick up his last paycheck. When the assistant manager approached, Omar “started talking a lot of gibberish” and eventually began throwing paint cans. Officers, responding to a 911...

United States v. Shaundelle Dial
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3528
Michael Abrams v. Nucor Steel Marion
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4422
USA v. Kenneth Jones
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2525
David Jones v. Clark County, Ky.
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6281
Stone Surgical LLC v. Stryker Corp.  
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-1434, 16-1654

Justia Opinion Summary: Ridgeway was employed as a Stryker sales representative from 2001-2013. Stryker’s faxed employment offer stated Ridgeway’s employment was contingent on his signing and returning an offer letter, a form non-compete agreem...

Stryker Corporation v. Christopher Ridgeway
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1654
Yolanda Sanchez-Ochoa v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4041
Stephen Scanlan v. Sunbeam Products
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5284
John Mills v. Christopher LaRose
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3359
Atlas Noble v. Krizman Enter.
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4385
Atlas Noble v. Krizman Enter.
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4400
United States v. Darryl Gilliam-French
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1661
Atlas Noble v. Beau J. Croxton
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3002
United States v. Andrews  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3130

Justia Opinion Summary: Andrews was charged with conspiring to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. 841(b)(1)(A) and 846; conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and threats of physical violence, 18 U.S.C. 1951; aiding...

United States v. Michael Hasan
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3824
Atic Enter. v. Cottingham & Butler
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6549
Conny Moritz v. Jeffrey Woods
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1504
Jean Simpson v. Vanderbilt University
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5381
K-Tex, LLC v. Cintas Corporation
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6435
United States v. Kenneth Valentine
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2584
United States v. Johnny Valentine
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1064
Denise Alexander v. Cnty. of Wayne
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1583
United States v. Tyler LaFond
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1731
Jennifer Strang v. Ford Motor Co.
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2090
Peabody Coal Co. v. Director, OWCP
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 12-4366
United States v. Charles Cannon
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1615
Nat'l Credit Union Admin. v. Cumis Ins.
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3140
Gazeli v. Sessions  
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3270

Justia Opinion Summary: Sixth Circuit upholds BIA interpretation of "previously filed" application for adjustment of status. In 2001, Sofokli, a citizen of Albania, entered the U.S. under a visitor visa. Four months after it expired, his emplo...

GMS Mgmt. Co. v. Evanston Ins. Co.
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4018
United States v. Dunning  
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5164

Justia Opinion Summary: Statute is not unconstitutionally vague for providing a stiffer penalty for receipt than for possession of child pornography A Kentucky Detective used Nordic Mule, a law enforcement software package, to search for IP ad...

In re: Mary A. Gordon
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-8014
United States v. Preston Byrd
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5987
United States v. Carl Thompson, II
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1182
Byrne v. United States  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2396

Justia Opinion Summary: Owners, having relied on an external audit, did not “willfully” fail to pay trust fund taxes. Four investors bought Eagle Trim, which produced automobile interior-trim parts. Byrne (president) and Kus (CEO) were respon...

Kevin Hearington v. Haresh Pandya
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1145
Stephanie Watson v. Ohio Dep't of Rehabilitation
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3459
United States v. Brown  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6291

Justia Opinion Summary: Sixth Circuit upholds allowing jury questions in online extortion case. Using the pseudonym “Dr. Evil,” an extortionist demanded $1 million in Bitcoin in exchange for an encryption key to Mitt Romney’s unreleased tax re...

Eesam Arabbo v. City of Burton
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2134
TVA v. W. Allan Jones, Jr.
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6342
Mayhew v. Town of Smyrna  
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5103

Justia Opinion Summary: Reporting regulatory violations “up the chain” to supervisory governmental employees can constitute speech on a matter of public concern, for purposes of First Amendment retaliation claim. Mayhew, a long-time employee of...

Cachet Beckham v. City of Euclid
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3089
Savage v. Federal Express Corp.  
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5244

Justia Opinion Summary: Member of Naval Reserve, terminated by private employer, established a prima facie case under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Savage worked as an aviation mechanic for FedEx, 2001-...

United States v. Jordan Walton
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2405
Janice Hochstetler v. Menards
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4350
Baley Allred, III v. United States
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5242
Virgil Gamble v. JP Morgan Chase
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6488
Herbert Slinker v. Jim Beam Brands
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6622
Douglas Greene v. Frost Brown Todd
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6761
Douglas Greene v. Independent Pilots Ass'n
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6763
Douglas Greene v. UPS
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6772
United States v. Matthews
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2298
USA v. Rodney Southers
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6395
OH ex rel., Jeff Faulkner v. City of Middletown, OH
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3946
Kanapathippillai Thayaparan v. Jeff Sessions
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4232
Inge Goodson v. Megan J. Brennan
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5023
Roemer Indus. v. NLRB
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1917
Roemer Indus. v. NLRB
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2109
United States v. William Lester
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3992
United States v. Daniel Ladeau
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5370
United States v. Omari Sweat
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6279
Angela Zaffino v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6616
Progressive Distribution Services, Inc. v. United Parcel Service, Inc.  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1830

Justia Opinion Summary: Sixth Circuit finds little likelihood of confusion between the trademarks “OrderLink” and “UPS OrderLink.” Progressive, located in Michigan, provides logistical services to online businesses. Under the trademark “OrderL...

Grayson Coal & Stone Co. v. Charles Teague
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4152
United States v. Marc Schuhe
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6137
United States v. Gino Littles
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1773
In re: Town Center Flats, LLC  
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1812

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor-landlord did not retain sufficient rights in rents assigned to lender for those rents to be included in landlord's bankruptcy estate. Town Center owns a 53-unit Shelby Township residential complex; its constructio...

Robert Brimm v. Wells Fargo Bank
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2070
Int'l Union of Operating Eng'rs v. Ohio Contractors Ass'n
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4040
Stanley Rothe v. Duke Energy Long Term Disability
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4225
United States v. David Talley, Jr.
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6403
Ermold v. Davis  
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6412

Justia Opinion Summary: Damages-only action under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against county clerk who had refused to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple is not moot. The Sixth Circuit reversed dismissal of such a case, noting: the Supreme Court’s...

United States v. David Turner
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3838
United States v. Christopher Stegawski
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4363
United States v. Hunter Ells
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6155
Eric Hilton v. Midland Funding
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1556
United States v. Valueland Auto Sales
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3984
Gurpreet Singh v. Jeff Sessions
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4005
In re: Conco, Inc.  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6166

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the Bankruptcy Court’s order in Conco’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy, interpreting Conco’s Confirmed Plan to prohibit the sale of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)-held Conco stock (Equity Inte...

United States v. Kevin Labona
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6162
Eddie Wagle v. Jeri-Ann Sherry
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 09-2621
United States v. Hunter Ells
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6155
Eddie Wagle v. Jeri-Ann Sherry
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1717
Barbara Moody v. Harry Gongloff
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3643
United States v. Griffin  
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4127

Justia Opinion Summary: Griffin pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the government by submitting false income tax refund claims to obtain refund anticipation checks. Griffin agreed, in writing, that the maximum penalty was up to 10 years’ i...

United States v. Jose Castro
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5354
Eddie Wagle v. Jeri-Ann Sherry
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 9-2621
DeJuan Oliver v. Eric Buckberry
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2133
Amy Guy v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6100
Davenport v. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1200

Justia Opinion Summary: After the city began using the Flint River as its water source in 2014, residents complained that the water was discolored and foul-smelling. There were reports of skin rashes, hair loss, and vomiting after drinking and...

In re Ohio Execution Protocol Litig.
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3076
Krissie Gonzalez v. Tony Kovacs
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4001
MAG IAS Holdings, Inc. v. Schmückle  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1550

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014-2015, Schmückle, a German citizen living in Germany, served as MAG Group’s CEO and managing director of MAG Germany. In 2015, MAG Holdings and MAG US sued (in Michigan) for breach of fiduciary duty, professional...

Jeremy Hetterscheidt v. Aleris Specification Alloys,
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2417
Kiala Lukombo v. Jeff Sessions
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3856
Cole v. Meritor, Inc.  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 06-2224

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, the Sixth Circuit held that the retired employees of Meritor and Meritor’s predecessors had a vested right to lifetime healthcare benefits. A petition for rehearing was held in abeyance for eight years while th...

International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America v. Kelsey-Hayes Co.  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2285

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Medicare-eligible retirees from Kelsey-Hayes' Detroit automotive plant, retired before the plant’s 2001 closing and were members of a UAW bargaining unit. The final (1998) collective bargaining agreement (CBA...

Reese v. CNH Industrial, N.V.  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2382

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, CNH employees who retired between 1994 and 2004, filed suit in 2004, seeking a declaration that they were entitled to lifetime healthcare benefits without paying premiums, based on collective-bargaining agree...

Lyshe v. Levy  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4026

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellees brought a collection action against Lyshe and served Lyshe with discovery requests. They did not send a separate electronic copy, but instructed Lyshe to contact them if he wanted an electronic copy. Requests...

Marshall v. Rawlings Co.  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5614

Justia Opinion Summary: After taking time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. 2601, for mental-health problems, which are a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12112, Marshall was...

Commodity Futures Trading Comm'n v. Bradley Miklovich
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4426
United States v. Ray Gibson
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6122
Thomas v. City of Columbus  
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3375

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas’s apartment door opened to a breezeway that led to a parking lot. When two men broke through Destin’s door. Destin called 911 from his bedroom and spoke quietly to avoid drawing the burglars’ attention. The men f...

United States v. Cory Buckholz
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3473
Emily Evans v. Phil Plummer
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3826