2011 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1431

United States v. Shields  
Date: December 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5004

Justia Opinion Summary: After officers saw him put a handgun in his waistband, defendant was arrested on the porch of a house. The officers found marijuana and cocaine on top of defendant's wallet, near where he was sitting. He pleaded guilty t...

USA v. Ernest Lewis, Jr.
Date: December 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2178
USA v. Gerrod Johnson
Date: December 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2179
USA v. Jackson
Date: December 29, 2011
Docket Number: 07-1191
USA v. Clark
Date: December 29, 2011
Docket Number: 07-1310
Virginia Hauf, et al v. Life Extension Foundation, et al
Date: December 27, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1938
Robert Warner, II, et al v. DSM Pharma Chemicals North Ame
Date: December 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1350
Joseph Featherkile v. Wanza Jackson
Date: December 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3331
Ruhlman v. Brunsman  
Date: December 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4528

Justia Opinion Summary: Indicted for rape of an 11-year-old, defendant was convicted of attempted rape, a second-degree felony (O.R.C. 2923.02/2907.02). At the time, statutes included a rebuttable presumption in favor of minimum sentences for s...

USA v. Christina Cardona
Date: December 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6424
Molosky v. Washington Mut., Inc.  
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1416

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs paid off their home mortgage early and were charged a $30 "payoff statement fee" and a $14 "recording fee" in connection with the prepayment. They challenged the fees as violations of the mortgage contract, of...

Christopher James v. Blaine Lafler
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1155
Corey Offineer v. Detective Roger Kelly
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4386
Betty Geeslin v. Kobe Bryant
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5820
USA v. Shelby Coleman
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: 08-5461
United States v. Rodriguez  
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3867

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005 defendant entered a plea of guilty to aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1); 18 U.S.C. 2). The pl...

Aleksander Spaqi v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4442
Prek Spaqi, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4444
Jay Morningstar v. City of Detroit, et al
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1677
Robert Jackson v. Blaine Lafler
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1771
Joshua Deatrick v. Jeri-Ann Sherry
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2532
Garey Smith v. Phillip Kerns
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4543
Illinois National Insurance Co v. Ohio Security Insurance Compan
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3618
In re: James Michalski, Jr. v. Charles Coulson
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3654
Qisheng Zhang v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3686
Mary Seger v. Kentucky High School Athletic
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5595
Richard Evans, et al v. Kentucky High School Athletic
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5597
USA v. Richard Davidson
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5902
James Freels v. County of Tipton, Tennessee, et al
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5805
Idella Rutherford v. Britthaven, Inc.
Date: December 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5783
United States v. Kelsor  
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3034

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted on 22 counts arising out of his involvement in the distribution of heroin over a four-year period. The district court imposed a mandatory minimum term of life imprisonment for conspiracy to distri...

United States v. Nixon  
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5929

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant sent six threatening letters to the federal district judge who had sentenced him to prison for fraudulent use of an unauthorized credit card. The unsigned letters demanded money and threatened the judge's life....

United States v. Overmyer  
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1716

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to transporting child pornography and received an 87-month prison sentence. The Sixth Circuit affirmed. The district court addressed all arguments for a lower sentence and reasonably imposed a botto...

United States v. Schmeltz  
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 11-3140

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a sheriff's deputy, was convicted of falsifying a document (18 U.S.C. 1519), with respect to the death of a pretrial detainee. Following transport from a hospital, where the detainee had been treated for seizu...

David Woodley v. Margaret Bradshaw
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3712
Jeffrey Titus v. Andrew Jackson
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1975
USA v. Chadrick Griffin
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1810
USA v. Edward Dame
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5789
Tatyana Sova, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3718
USA v. Daniel Vaughn
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5742
Robinson v. Howes  
Date: December 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2696

Justia Opinion Summary: After a 911 call reporting shots fired from a yellow vehicle, police apprehended petitioner and recovered a gun from his vehicle. The defense argued that someone else placed the gun in the vehicle and falsely reported a...

USA v. Marcus Allen
Date: December 19, 2011
Docket Number: 08-6193
USA v. Argeo Gonzalez-Perez
Date: December 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5745
Michael Morgan v. Blaine Lafler
Date: December 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1991
Phillip Stacey v. Commissioner of Social Securit
Date: December 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3518
USA v. Jerry Wallace
Date: December 19, 2011
Docket Number: 11-5452
Donte Booker v. City of Beachwood, et al
Date: December 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3549
Dorothy Kidd v. Consolidation Coal Company, et al
Date: December 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3558
Fanta Sow, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3603
United States v. Massey  
Date: December 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1335

Justia Opinion Summary: Extinguishing a basement fire, firefighters discovered a meth lab. According to the occupant, defendant had paid to use the basement and fled when the fire started. Defendant later caused an explosion and fire in a motel...

Andrew Istvan v. Honda Motor Company, Ltd., et al
Date: December 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1555
Nabil Saif v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3355
Life Care Center Tullahoma v. Secretary of the United States, et al
Date: December 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3465
In re: Ingram  
Date: December 16, 2011
Docket Number: 11-8013

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor filed a petition under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code and, a month later, filed a Certificate of Credit Counseling stating that the counseling session was completed post-petition. At a hearing Debtor represente...

United States v. Wynn  
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2031

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder monetary instruments (18 U.S.C. 1956). The district court denied his motion to withdraw his guilty plea and sentenced him to 63 months in prison. The Sixth Circuit affirm...

Provenzano v. LCI Holdings, Inc.  
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1639

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, at age 39, plaintiff started working as a sales associate in defendant's store. She was later promoted to a full-time supervisor position. In 2008, another employee, age 33, was promoted to assistant manager. In...

United States v. Oaks  
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 06-6056

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and the district court sentenced him to 120 months of incarceration. The Sixth Circuit rejected his claim that his prior conviction for felony escape c...

Black v. Bell  
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 02-5032

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend and her two children in 1988, exhausted state remedies. The Supreme Court denied certiorari. The federal district court denied his petition for habeas corpus...

Byron Black v. Ricky Bell
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 08-5644
Bergmann v. MI State Transp. Comm'n  
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1708

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1979, plaintiff bought land from the Michigan State Transportation Commission. A decade later, he sued the Department of Transportation under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liabili...

Dietrich Bergmann, et al v. Michigan State Transportation, et al
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1770
USA v. Toyale Southern
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1293
USA v. Dontez Johnson
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4003
Turcar, LLC v. Internal Revenue Service
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1340
USA v. Deshawn Well
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2663
Leopold Guidry v. Michael Sheet
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3982
USA v. Exgardo Erazo
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5949
USA v. Jeffrey Samuel
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 11-3091
Melissa Taylor v. United States Postmaster Gener
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2527
Ronald Haley v. Elsmere Police Department, et al
Date: December 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6176
James McKelvey v. Secretary of United States Arm
Date: December 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1172
USA v. Karlos Butler
Date: December 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5450
USA v. Sandro Sanchez-Duran
Date: December 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5744
Dassault Systemes, SA v. Childress  
Date: December 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1987

Justia Opinion Summary: For about 15 years, defendant owned and operated a business that trained individuals to use the computer-aided design program CATIA, which was developed by plaintiff. Plaintiff owns the copyrights for CATIA software prod...

Grace Mwathi v. Eric Holder, Jr., et al
Date: December 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3915
USA v. Timothy Myer
Date: December 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3797
USA v. Padron Thomas
Date: December 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3827
Salyersville Nat'l Bank v. Bailey  
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5505

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtors borrowed $157,291.77, secured by their home and took a second loan for $15,870, using their truck as security. They filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and signed a reaffirmation agreement committing to pay tho...

Salyersville National Bank v. Jackie Bailey, et al
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5505
USA v. Curtis Dodson
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 08-6297
USA v. Eric Watkins
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3688
USA v. Gary Leasure
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4491
Joey Meadows v. Nancy Doom
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5599
Erik Little v. Jan Trombley
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1830
Michael Carroll v. S. Burt
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1961
In re: Frank Slavik, III, et al v. Frank Slavik, III
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2206
Corporate Communication Servic v. MCI Communication Service, Inc
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3562
USA v. Gevoy Jone
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4569
USA v. Gevoy Jone
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4574
USA v. Travis King
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6022
In re: Barbee  
Date: December 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-8074

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999 Debtor borrowed $75,558.93 secured by a recorded mortgage lien, encumbering real property and all improvements and fixtures. The property contains a manufactured home, with a plate indicating compliance with fede...

Lemuel Joyner v. MERS, et al
Date: December 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2329
Morrison v. B Braun Med. Inc.  
Date: December 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1548

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was terminated from her job as a medical sales representative and filed a complaint alleging she was wrongfully discharged in violation of Michigan’s public policy because of her refusal to unlawfully promote n...

Lowe v. Stark Cnty. Sheriff  
Date: December 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3942

Justia Opinion Summary: After state court rejected his challenge to the constitutionality of the law, defendant pled no contest to sexual battery for engaging in sexual conduct by means of sexual intercourse with his 22-year-old stepdaughter, i...

USA v. Genaro Deanda
Date: December 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2344
James Anderson v. Vanderbilt University
Date: December 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5769
USA v. James Taylor
Date: December 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1575
Lortz, Limited v. Curtis Gilbert
Date: December 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1745
United States v. Keller  
Date: December 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1901

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant agreed to plead guilty to three of 26 counts charged two counts of felon-in-possession of a firearm and distribution of more than five grams of crack cocaine. He waived any right to appeal, if his sentence was...

Brenda Kava, et al v. Michael Peters, II, et al
Date: December 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2327
Linda Housholder v. Hastings Mutual Insurance Comp
Date: December 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1836
Darryl Woods v. Raymond Booker
Date: December 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1071
USA v. Jason Fowler
Date: December 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3717
Eric Macon v. Barry Davis
Date: December 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1251
Kia Maxwell, et al v. Darren Dodd, et al
Date: December 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2538
Maxwell v. Dodd  
Date: December 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1663

Justia Opinion Summary: Secret Service agents staked out plaintiff's home to execute an arrest warrant for her boyfriend. After seeing the boyfriend outside the house, officer knocked. When he answered the door he was cuffed and taken to a vehi...

Westmoreland v. Sutherland  
Date: December 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3766

Justia Opinion Summary: The city disbanded its dive team because of budget cuts, after which two children drowned. Plaintiff, a fire department employee and member of the disbanded dive team, spoke at a city council meeting, indicating that the...

K. Leeman v. Commissioner of Social Securit
Date: December 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1854
USA v. Antonio Gaines
Date: December 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5149
USA v. Johnny Landon
Date: December 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5439
In re: Gainey Corporation
Date: December 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-8090
John Hicks v. Concorde Career College
Date: December 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5275
William Sanford v. Main Street Baptist Church Man, et al
Date: December 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5323
USA v. Troy Walker
Date: December 5, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1666
In re: Rice  
Date: December 5, 2011
Docket Number: 11-8032

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008 debtor purchased a 2003 auto, financed the purchase, and granted the dealership a security interest that was transferred to a finance company and noted on the title. The security interest was later transferred to...

United States v. Riley  
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6453

Justia Opinion Summary: Police seized defendant's computer and found that he had exchanged child pornography with 49 people, more than 1,000 photos and videos containing child pornography, some involving children as young as four years, and a m...

USA v. Gary Dotson
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6120
Linnell Richmond v. Darren Settles, et al
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6285
USA v. Charles Long
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1863
USA v. Thomas Censke
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2385
Alan Reyes v. CIR
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1431
USA v. David Oufnac
Date: December 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1589
United States v. Sill  
Date: December 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1898

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and sentenced to 136 months of imprisonment. The Sixth Circuit affirmed. Conspiracy can be inferred from repeated purchases of large q...

United States v. Ferreira  
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5903

Justia Opinion Summary: When defendant was indicted in Tennessee in 2005 for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine (21 U.S.C. 846, 841(b)(1)(A)) he was in custody in Georgia on unrelated charges. The government obtained...

Hall v. Warden, Lebanon Corr. Inst.  
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3372

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of several felony offenses in state court and sentenced to a maximum term of 27 years, exhausted state court appeals and filed a petition for habeas corpus in federal district court five days after t...

Ross Cnty. Water Co., Inc v. City of Chillicothe  
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3422

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff is a non-profit, member-owned, water company serving rural areas of Ross County, Ohio. To finance its system, plaintiff borrowed nearly $10.6 million from the USDA. The disputed area of the county includes prop...

Gonzalo Perez-Morales v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3063
Billy Jeffries v. James Morgan
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5012
Rhonda Theus v. GlaxoSmithKline, et al
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5649
Darryl Hines v. Chandra Subodh, et al
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3354
USA v. Basilio Jimenez
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5146
USA v. Johnny Espinal-Bisono
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5147
In re: Southeast Waffles, LLC  
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: 11-8012

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2005 to 2008, debtor, the owner of Waffle House Ffranchises, periodically failed to make all federal income tax withholding, social security, and unemployment payments due to the IRS and to timely file returns. The...

Pavel Kalbass v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3527
Michael Curtis v. Humana Military Healthcare Ser
Date: November 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5614
GC Finance, LLC v. Old Republic National Title In
Date: November 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5509
Ata v. Scutt  
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1522

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of intentional murder and of possession of a firearm at the time of the commission of a felony. At sentencing, counsel expressed that defendant, due to long term mental illness, was not responsibl...

Bondex International, Inc., et al v. Century Indemnity Company, et al
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3091
Bondex International, Inc., et al v. Century Indemnity Company, et al
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3092
Bondex International, Inc. v. Century Indemnity Company
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3304
USA v. Peggy Vanhoose
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: 08-5487
Steven Williams, et al v. JP Morgan Mortgage Acquisition, et al
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1481
Alan Cole, et al v. City of Dearborn, et al
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2392
USA v. Kennith Jowers, Jr.
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6025
Jalowiec v. Bradshaw  
Date: November 23, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3249

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. After Ohio courts denied appellate and post-conviction relief, the federal district court denied all 47 claims of error in a petition for habeas corpus. The Sixt...

United States v. Moore  
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 11-5663

Justia Opinion Summary: After receiving information from a confidential informant concerning cocaine sales, officers obtained a warrant that specified the apartment, the items to be searched for, and a description of a man known as "Little Toe....

United States v. Hall  
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3336

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)) and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense (18 U.S.C. 92...

Lawrence Hanner v. City of Dearborn Heights, et al
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1418
USA v. Timothy Lantz
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4243
Ronald Kuch v. Lloyd Rapelje
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2176
USA v. Jonathan Boyd
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3231
Jami Coffman v. Ford Motor Company
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3842
USA v. Jason Quall
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5206
John Partee, et al v. Tommy Callahan, et al
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5591
Hadden v. United States  
Date: November 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6072

Justia Opinion Summary: Hit by a vehicle in 2004, plaintiff had medical bills of $82,036 that were paid in full by Medicare. The owner of the vehicle settled with plaintiff for $125,000. Medicare sought reimbursement of $62,338 under 42 U.S.C....

Kevin Sykes v. Hugh Wolfenbarger
Date: November 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2356
Corrine Melton v. Clarice Stovall
Date: November 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2059
USA v. Dennis Delaney
Date: November 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1820
Gopinath Swamynathan v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4030
USA v. Richard Thigpen
Date: November 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3127
Hanadi Hammoud v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3809
USA v. Walter Priest
Date: November 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1322
Bennett v. Karkowski  
Date: November 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2455

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was arrested for resisting arrest and was held overnight. Charges were later dropped. Plaintiff's account of the incident is very different from the description given by police. The district court granted summa...

Mark Wayman, et al v. The Metropolitan Government of
Date: November 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6222
USA v. David Groppi, Sr.
Date: November 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3088
Davina Treadwell v. American Airlines, Inc.
Date: November 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5809
USA v. Jenkins
Date: November 18, 2011
Docket Number: 07-5521
In re: Linda Burrage
Date: November 18, 2011
Docket Number: 11-8029
United States v. Gloss  
Date: November 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5417

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g),and was sentenced to 180 months, the minimum under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. 924(e)(2)(B), based on two Tennessee convictions f...

USA v. Marty Childress
Date: November 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6439
Bridging Communities Incorpora v. Top Flite Financial Incorporat
Date: November 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1678
In re: Peter Hollington
Date: November 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-8086
USA v. Tamadge Holman
Date: November 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5240
Kenitha Laney v. Ohio Department of Youth Servi
Date: November 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3822
Sowell v. Anderson  
Date: November 15, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3522

Justia Opinion Summary: Convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death in 1983, petitioner exhausted Ohio state appeals and collateral attack. After dismissing his first habeas corpus petition, the federal district court granted conditi...

Billy Sowell v. Carl Anderson
Date: November 15, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3575
USA, et al v. Memphis Radiological Professio, et al
Date: November 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5933
Sharon Johnson v. Cleveland City School District, et al
Date: November 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3267
Compressor Engineering Corp v. Manfacturers Financial, et al
Date: November 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2072
USA v. Travis Burton
Date: November 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1573
USA v. Ronald Minor
Date: November 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3209
Reginald Brooks v. Margaret Bagley
Date: November 14, 2011
Docket Number: 11-4183
Pilgrim v. Universal Health Card, LLC  
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3211

Justia Opinion Summary: Two members of a program advertised as providing healthcare discounts to consumers sued, seeking to represent a class of 30,850. They claimed violations of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act as well as Ohio’s common l...

Daniel Pilgrim, et al v. Universal Health Card, LLC, et al
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3475
USA v. Antuane Hamilton
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4534
In re: Jenny Foster, et al
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: 11-8023
Brooks v. Bagley  
Date: November 9, 2011
Docket Number: 11-4142

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner murdered his three sons as they slept in their home, two days after his wife served him with divorce papers. An Ohio court sentenced him to death. His appeals and collateral challenges in state court were unsu...

USA v. Patrick Puttick
Date: November 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3402
USA v. Joel McWhorter
Date: November 9, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4556
USA v. Robert Rigsby
Date: November 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4189
USA v. Michael Hower
Date: November 9, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2548
USA v. Eugene Collin
Date: November 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3324
USA v. Jovan Carter
Date: November 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3534
USA v. Mario Alfaro-Flore
Date: November 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1850
Wheeler v. The City of Lansing  
Date: November 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1128

Justia Opinion Summary: During an investigation of home invasions, officers were told that plaintiff's boyfriend was a participant and that property had been taken to plaintiff's apartment. Officers executed a no-knock search. Plaintiff filed s...

Stella Wheeler v. The City of Lansing, et al
Date: November 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1160
Sea v. Holder  
Date: November 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4031

Justia Opinion Summary: A citizen of Côte d’Ivoire, charged with removability as an alien present without having been admitted or paroled, applied for asylum, withholding of removal, Convention Against Torture protection, and cancellation of re...

O'Neill v. Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Gov't  
Date: November 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5699

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs bred their dogs to each other and advertised 11 puppies for sale. Undercover animal services officers visited on the pretense of interest in the puppies. Without a warrant or consent, officers re-entered the h...

David Simon, et al v. Continental Airlines, Inc.
Date: November 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3176
USA v. Ricardo Navarrete, Jr.
Date: November 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6237
USA v. Joshua Talley
Date: November 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5482
USA v. Dennis King
Date: November 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4626
El Sidi Mohamed v. Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Date: November 3, 2011
Docket Number: 08-4624
El Sidi Mohamed v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 3, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4015
Demecio Cristobal v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3296
USA v. Vance Bower
Date: November 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6449
USA v. Juan Cervantes-Coronado
Date: November 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5419
USA v. Ismael De La Torre
Date: November 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5808
Antonio Ixcoy, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4296
USA v. Marvin Harris
Date: November 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6467
USA v. David Brown
Date: November 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6458
Edward Cromer v. Melinda Braman, et al
Date: November 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1532
Daniel Roblero-Berduo v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3380
John Walker, et al v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al
Date: October 31, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5318
USA v. Dewaine McIntyre
Date: October 31, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6014
Marilyn Johnson, et al v. City of Memphi
Date: October 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5252
Anthony Doe, et al v. Dublin City School District
Date: October 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3492
Leon Percival v. Denise Gerth
Date: October 27, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1165
USA v. Christina Denham
Date: October 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5198
USA v. Clinton Turner
Date: October 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6558
USA v. David Mays
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3714
USA v. Gary Hohn
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3821
USA v. Lizardo Chavez-Armas
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2622
USA v. Julian Turner
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1280
Richard Newland v. USA
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4351
USA v. Mario Scruggs
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6450
Kelly Hollerbach v. Target Corporation
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1484
USA v. Armin Samayoa-Baltazar
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5268
USA v. David Marsh
Date: October 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6473
United States v. Beauchamp  
Date: October 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5102

Justia Opinion Summary: After spotting defendant walking at 2:30 a.m. in an area that generates narcotics complaints, an officer ordered him to stop. He complied. Because defendant seemed nervous and was shaking, the officer frisked him and r...

Michael Welsh v. Blaine Lafler
Date: October 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1467
Dale Becker v. Clermont County Prosecutor
Date: October 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4342
USA v. Timothy Richards
Date: October 24, 2011
Docket Number: 08-6465
United States v. Richards  
Date: October 24, 2011
Docket Number: 08-6503

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted on 11 child-pornography related offenses )18 U.S.C. 2251(a) and (d)(1)(A); 18 U.S.C. 2252A(a)(1), (a)(5)(B), and (b)(1) and 18 U.S.C. 2257(f)(4)), was sentenced to 16 years in prison followed by eigh...

Rice v. White  
Date: October 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1583

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was charged with first degree murder. During jury selection, in Michigan state court, defense counsel objected that the prosecution was attempting to exclude black jurors, particularly black men. The trial jud...

United States v. Sease  
Date: October 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5790

Justia Opinion Summary: A former police officer, fired in 2004, was found guilty as the primary conspirator on 44 counts, including violations of 18 U.S.C. 241 (conspiracy to deprive another of their civil rights under the color of law), 242 (d...

USA v. Keithan Lupoe
Date: October 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1658
USA v. Richard Minch
Date: October 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1147
USA v. Demario Montague
Date: October 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5542
USA v. Chilon Mitchell
Date: October 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1755
USA v. Jamail Arnold
Date: October 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2150
Stephen Hall v. Millicent Warren, et al
Date: October 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2400
USA v. Christopher Simpson
Date: October 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5349
Herman Ordonez, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4625
Aleksander Vasili, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3341
Marcia O'Connor v. Combined Insurance Company
Date: October 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2399
Juan Haro-Duenas v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3444
USA v. Darryl Stevenson
Date: October 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6510
Evguene Borodachev, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3404
USA v. James Harris
Date: October 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1029
Long Chen v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3393
Sid Ahmed Ould Mohamed El Moct, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4542
Ronald Bozung v. Travis Rawson, et al
Date: October 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1050
Qi Chen v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3445
In re: Kimberly Emerson
Date: October 7, 2011
Docket Number: 11-8015
USA v. Gregory Mapp
Date: October 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2407
Mary Laird v. Norton Healthcare, Inc., et al
Date: October 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5205
USA v. Mario Abram
Date: October 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5284
Ettienne v. Holder  
Date: October 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3896

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of Trinidad, entered the U.S. at age 16, for a 1987 track competition and remained beyond expiration of her visa. Before college, she was involved in a scheme in which a U.S. citizen, received money...

USA v. Sieg Ransom
Date: October 5, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5264
USA v. David Ward
Date: October 5, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5663
USA v. Billy Johnson
Date: October 5, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6319
Alabama Farmers Cooperative, I v. Dennis Jordan
Date: October 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5528
In re: Miller  
Date: October 5, 2011
Docket Number: 11-8011

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor owned one parcel in Wisconsin and three in Michigan. Permanently disabled and unemployed, he obtained and defaulted on mortgages. The bank began foreclosure. Debtor sold one Michigan property and gave all proceeds...

Van Hook v. Anderson  
Date: October 4, 2011
Docket Number: 03-4207

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of murder in connection with a homosexual encounter and sentenced to death in the 1980s. Ohio courts denied relief. After several remands by the Sixth Circuit, the Supreme Court held that defense...

Davis v. Lafler  
Date: October 3, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1291

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted in Michigan of aiding and abetting a carjacking and of receiving and concealing stolen property, exhausted state appeals and sought a writ of habeas corpus in federal court (28 U.S.C. 2254). The dis...

Michael Foley v. Nancy Doom
Date: September 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6316
Michael Gardner v. USA
Date: September 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6308
USA v. Andre Ross
Date: September 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5006
Bazzi v. City of Dearborn  
Date: September 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1553

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff alleges that his former employer and two police officers conspired to bring false charges against him and unlawfully seize him in order to have him sent back to prison on a supervised-release violation by fabri...

USA v. Dale Dattilio
Date: September 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4219
Richard Moriarty v. Equisearch Services, Inc., et al
Date: September 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3447
In re: Treasure Isle HC, Inc.  
Date: September 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-8075

Justia Opinion Summary: The debtor filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11. Prior to expiration of the 120-day deadline to assume or reject nonresidential real property leases provided for under 11 U.S.C. 365, debtor obtained a 90-day exten...

Moeller v. Garlock Sealing Techs., LLC  
Date: September 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5670

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a pipefitter, worked with asbestos-containing gaskets made by defendant from 1962 until 1970. From 1962 until 1975, he also sustained significant exposure to asbestos insulation. He died in 2008, of mesothelio...

James Kimble v. Mark Wasylyshyn, et al
Date: September 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3110
USA v. Michel Abboud
Date: September 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4078
USA v. Elie Abboud
Date: September 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4079
USA v. Robert Bennett
Date: September 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5165
USA v. James Schmidlin
Date: September 28, 2011
Docket Number: 11-3462
United States v. Smith  
Date: September 27, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2575

Justia Opinion Summary: Indicted for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute over 1 kilogram of cocaine base and over 100 grams of powder cocaine, defendant entered a plea agreement that stipulated to 180 months of imprisonment. The par...

L. Cohen v. Corrections Corporation of Ame, et al
Date: September 27, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4329
USA v. Mohammad Chowdhury
Date: September 27, 2011
Docket Number: 11-3003
James Carpenter v. Hilda Solis, et al
Date: September 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4394
Timothy O'Callaghan v. SPX Corporation
Date: September 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1006
Timothy O'Callaghan v. SPX Corporation
Date: September 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1190
John Fisher v. Chris Dodson, et al
Date: September 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3645
USA v. Richard Oliver, Sr.
Date: September 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3841
USA v. Tracy Bailey
Date: September 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5135
USA v. Reginald Bland
Date: September 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2504
USA v. Jesus Munoz-Hernandez
Date: September 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6428
USA v. Michael Spalding
Date: September 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5243
Alfonso Mills v. Millicent Warren
Date: September 26, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2387
Severe Records, LLC, v. Rich  
Date: September 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6175

Justia Opinion Summary: Pleased with the results of their first collaboration, the author and musician co-authored and recorded a second song. The relationship collapsed and the musician signed as a recording artist with unrelated recording and...

L. Daft, et al v. Advest, Inc., et al
Date: September 23, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3212
Daft v. Advest, Inc.  
Date: September 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3151

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992 a brokerage firm established a nonqualified defined benefit plan for a select group of highly compensated executives. The plan contains provisions that, if triggered, result in discontinuance of payments and for...

Lala Smith v. Wyeth, Inc, et al
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5460
Alice Wilson v. Pliva, Inc., et al
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5466
Morris v. Wyeth, Inc.  
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5509

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs developed tardive dyskinesia as a result of use of generic metoclopramide, a drug prescribed for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. They filed individual suits against manufacturers, alleging failur...

Cole v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.  
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4309

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff suffered a back injury in a work-related vehicle accident in 1994, developed depression, then sought social security disability benefits. The Commissioner of Social Security adjudged him not to be disabled for...

United States v. Young  
Date: September 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5823

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on a 1997 killing, defendant pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack and to intentionally kill one or more persons in furtherance of a continuing criminal enterprise, preserving the right to appea...

Crump v. Lafler  
Date: September 20, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1073

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, petitioner was convicted of criminal sexual conduct. Following his arrest, while on bond for that charge, he was arrested for possession with intent to deliver cocaine. He was convicted of that offense as well....

In re: Lamar Crossing
Date: September 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-8071
Storey v. Vasbinder  
Date: September 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2301

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, 16 years old at the time, was charged with first-degree murder and firearm possession during a felony after admitting that he was present at the scene of the 1984 murder. The juvenile court waived jurisdictio...

International Metal Trading In, et al v. City of Romulus, et al
Date: September 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1205
Joseph Djoumessi v. USA
Date: September 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2614
United States v. Dudeck  
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3231

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to a three-count indictment charging him with receipt of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, receipt and/or distribution of child pornography, and possession of child p...

Maria Arnold, et al v. James Wilder, et al
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 08-6124
Arnold v. Wilder  
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6178

Justia Opinion Summary: The 2003 incident started with the mayor calling police to complain about children running through yards. Plaintiff, mother of one of the boys, claims that the officer became angry, blocked her from her house, knocked he...

Maria Arnold, et al v. James Wilder, et al
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6179
Frans Setiawan v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4430
USA v. Gordon Grigg
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6017
Kimberly Back, et al v. AGRI, et al
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3455
Wayne Webb v. Servicemaster Company
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6520
Thomas Nerswick v. CSX Transportation, Inc., et al
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3328
USA v. Daniel Cole
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6499
USA v. Daniel Cole
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6500
Linda Epps v. Fedex Service
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6512
Sheppard v. Bagley  
Date: September 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3472

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994 the then-18-year-old petitioner robbed a liquor store with a 14-year-old accomplice. Both wore masks. The security camera captured petitioner shooting and killing the owner, who did not resist. After a tracking d...

USA v. Walter Hardin
Date: September 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6056
United States v. Holder  
Date: September 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6400

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of bank fraud (18 U.S.C. 1344) and wire fraud (18 U.S.C. 1343), based a scheme to acquire a house for $1.4 million, intending to resell for a profit. The purchase involved recruiting a third-party...

Sabo v. City of Mentor  
Date: September 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4358

Justia Opinion Summary: Wife noticed her 72-year-old husband acting strangely and, fearing a stroke, called 911. When paramedics responded, husband refused to cooperate, demanding that they leave and threatening to retrieve a firearm. The param...

William Jacob v. Township of West Bloomfield, et al
Date: September 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1834
USA v. Raymond Thoma
Date: September 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4277
TitanTire Corp.of Bryan v. United Steelworkers of Am,  
Date: September 9, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4460

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee injured her wrist as a result of an equipment malfunction while performing her job and was sent to the hospital, where she was tested for drugs in accordance with a drug policy negotiated as part of a collectiv...

William Flynn v. People's Choice Home Loans, In, et al
Date: September 9, 2011
Docket Number: 08-5561
United States of America v. Michael Ruff
Date: September 9, 2011
Docket Number: 08-4428
Rameshbabu Kuppusamy v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3011
The Cadle Company II, Inc. v. Gasbusters Production I Limite
Date: September 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5060
USA v. Richard Case, Jr.
Date: September 9, 2011
Docket Number: 11-3080
Hirsch v. CSX Transp., Inc.  
Date: September 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4548

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a 2007 train derailment and three-day fire that allegedly exposed a small Ohio town to cancer-causing agents, plaintiffs sought damages on behalf of a putative class. Plaintiffs' expert testified that the norma...

Atkinson v. Morgan Asset Mgmt., Inc.  
Date: September 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6265

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs held shares in three mutual funds issued by an open-end investment company (15 U.S.C. 80a-5(a)(1)). The shares were "redeemable securities," entitling the holders to redemption at any time for their proportio...

Shewchun v. Holder  
Date: September 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3894

Justia Opinion Summary: A citizen of Canada, admitted in 1963 as a lawful permanent resident, has held academic positions at universities. In 1983, he was convicted of larceny and of taking money under false pretenses. In 1984, he was convicted...

Thompson v. Grida  
Date: September 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4369

Justia Opinion Summary: Husband learned of a problem on the school bus involving his 10-year-old daughter. He and his wife went to the bus stop, where they saw police cars and a school bus. They could not see their daughter, but saw their son b...

Jalowiec v. Bradshaw  
Date: September 7, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3249

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of a murder, committed to prevent testimony in a criminal case, and was sentenced to death. After Ohio courts denied appellate and post-conviction relief, the federal district court denied 47 cla...

84 Video/Newsstand, Inc., et al v. Thomas Sartini, et al
Date: September 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3920
Luvell West v. J. Donahue
Date: September 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5840
Rochenel Petit Jacques v. Eric Holder
Date: September 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4260
USA v. William Bell
Date: September 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2350
Leslie Moore v. USA
Date: September 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5212
Julie Geronimo v. Caterpillar Inc., et al
Date: September 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6401
PT Pukuafu Indah v. U.S. Sec. & Exch. Comm'n  
Date: September 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2117

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs have filed several lawsuits in the past ten years, asserting ownership of mines in Indonesia. Each suit was rejected and sanctions were imposed on plaintiffs in two prior suits. The present suit alleges false...

PT Pukuafu Indah, et al v. United States Securities and E, et al
Date: September 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2570
PT Pukuafu Indah, et al v. United States Securities and E, et al
Date: September 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1477
PT Pukuafu Indah, et al v. United States Securities and E, et al
Date: September 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1837
USA v. Alonzo Campbell
Date: September 6, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1272
USA v. Ronald Jones
Date: September 6, 2011
Docket Number: 08-5009
USA v. Jamal Ali
Date: September 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4398
Casillas v. Holder  
Date: September 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3831

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, an immigration judge ordered petitioner deported unless he voluntarily left the U.S. In 2009 he was detained and sought a stay of removal, claiming he had departed before the 1996 voluntary-departure deadline, p...

Bio-Medical Applications of TN, Inc. v. Cent. States SE & SW Areas Health Plan  
Date: September 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6121

Justia Opinion Summary: Patient, insured by defendant, diagnosed with end-stage renal disease, and received dialysis at plaintiff's center. Three months after diagnosis, she became entitled to Medicare benefits (42 U.S.C. 426-1). Her plan prov...

Bio-Medical Applications of Te v. Central States Southeast and S
Date: September 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6169
Cochran v. Folger  
Date: September 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6274

Justia Opinion Summary: A state court issued a judgment in forcible detainer and a notice of eviction, which was executed by defendants. Although the warrant did not mention personal property, the landlord and county attorney advised the office...

Walker v. McQuiggan  
Date: September 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1198

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of the first degree murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, unsuccessfully sought a writ of habeas corpus (28 U.S.C. 2254), arguing that counsel provided ineffective assis...

Brown v. Bobby  
Date: September 2, 2011
Docket Number: 07-4471

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, arrested for rape on July 6, 2001, was not tried until February, 2003 because of continuances and motions by both parties and the court, some of which concerned DNA testing and unavailability of a defense exp...

Bryson v. Middlefield Volunteer Fire Dep't  
Date: September 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3055

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff became a firefighter-member in the department in 1991 and also became an administrative assistant in 1997. She alleges that defendant, fire chief until 2005, subjected her to unwanted sexual advances and verbal...

USA v. Markeith Turner
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3828
USA v. Antoine Owens
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5381
USA v. Donald Lilly
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1978
Golden Living Ctr.-Frankfort v. Sec'y of Health & Human Servs.  
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3200

Justia Opinion Summary: A 66-year -old arrived at petitioner's center with complex ailments, but oriented, able to feed herself and able to speak. During her 18 days at the center, she was sent to the hospital twice with serious medical complic...

USA v. Willie Turner, Jr.
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2618
USA v. Troy Lewis
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1178
USA v. Keith Wagner
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4461
USA v. Micah Gasaway
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5340
Sharon Schellenberg, et al v. Township of Bingham, et al
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1222
USA v. John McKinney, Sr.
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2212
Vivian Skovgard, et al v. Jeff Pedro, et al
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3520
Adams v. Hanson  
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2045

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a witness in a gang-related racketeering case, was detained for 12 days, based on the prosecutor's representation to the trial court that plaintiff was unwilling to testify. She was not given an opportunity t...

Hergenreder v. Bickford Senior Living Grp., L.L.C.  
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1474

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was hired as a nurse by defendant in October 2006, had to take leave for cancer treatment, then was informed that she had been terminated on December 12, 2006 because she did not have "any accrued PTO time or F...

Charvat v. NMP, LLC,  
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3390

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff claimed that defendants placed 33 unsolicited telemarketing calls to his home over a three-month period in 2008, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. 227, and the Ohio Consumer Sales...

Keith Smith v. Linda Metrish
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1327
Phillip Modrell v. Jon Hayden, et al
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5419
Carl Knochelmann, Jr. v. CIR
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1387
Kassem Hachem, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3992
Allalen v. Holder  
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4453

Justia Opinion Summary: A native of Algeria and a native of Lebanon and his family were denied asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. The Board of Immigration Appeals affirmed and granted voluntary....

United States v. Johnson  
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6461

Justia Opinion Summary: After receiving an anonymous tip, police went to the home of defendant's mother-in-law, where defendant was staying, for a "knock and talk." Defendant, who stays at the house intermittently, objected to a search, during...

D'Ambrosio v. Bagley  
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3247

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1988 defendant was convicted of aggravated murder, aggravated felony murder, kidnapping, and aggravated burglary, and sentenced to death. A federal district court concluded that the prosecution had failed to disclose...

USA v. Stephen Pritchard
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-4571
USA v. Marcus Chandler
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6489
USA v. Kenneth Cier
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6541
Ziss Bros. Construction Co., I v. City of Independence, Ohio, et al
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3524
Jose Lisboa v. Eric Holder
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4521
USA v. Isidoro Mojica
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4147
USA v. Michael May
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4354
Patrick Sawdy v. Commissioner of Social Securit
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2291
Christian Heyne, et al v. Metropolitan Nashville Public, et al
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6383
Heyne v. Metro. Nashville Pub. Schs.  
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6464

Justia Opinion Summary: A Caucasian high school football player (H) accidentally hit an African-American team member (D) with his car, causing D to suffer a sprained ankle. H got out and apologized. D threatened to kill him. The principal had i...

EA Mgmt. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A.  
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2464

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued the bank after it refused to honor cashier's checks it thought he had obtained by fraud. One check, for $100,000, had previously bounced, another was a starter check for $80,000 and was dated five months e...

Roberts v. Hamer  
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6481

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff's claims against her landlord, on behalf of her children, alleged violations of the disclosure requirements contained in the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, 42 U.S.C. 4851-4856. The d...

Dickson v. Countrywide Home Loans  
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5580

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a voluntary Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition and successfully sought to avoid a lien on her manufactured home held by defendant. The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and Sixth Circuit affirmed. The mortgage did n...

USA v. Eddrick Logan
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2368
USA v. David Joslin
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2410
USA v. Henry Williams, Jr.
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3868
Shannon Van Horn, et al v. Nationwide Property and Casual, et al
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3643
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1925
USA v. Daniel Jesus Rendon
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1927
USA v. Charles Armstrong
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2382
Alfonso Mills v. Millicent Warren
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2387
Jose Rodriguez, et al v. City of Cleveland, et al
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3679
Jose Rodriguez, et al v. Gerald Hall, et al
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3799
Dmitri Orlov v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4304
Contour Industries, Inc. v. U.S. Bank, N.A.
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6492
USA v. Paul Bashi
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2214
USA v. Terry Smith
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1163
USA v. Ronell Rhodes
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3072
USA v. Robert Campbell
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5150
Claude Grant, et al v. Metropolitan Government of Na
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5944
Claude Grant, et al v. Metropolitan Government of Na
Date: August 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-6233
United States v. Poulsen  
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 08-4218

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and conspiracy and sentenced to 120 months in prison and payment of fines and assessments. In a separate trial he was convicted of conspiracy to commi...

USA v. Lance Poulsen
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3658
Boggs v. City of Cleveland  
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4403

Justia Opinion Summary: The owners bought property in 1995 and live there with their daughter. It is under the flight paths of runways of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. In 2002, the owners filed a class-action mandamus action, see...

Foust v. Houk  
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 08-4100

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of murdering a man and raping his daughter, setting their house on fire, and related offenses. At the mitigation hearing, his parents testified about an unpleasant childhood, but defense counsel...

United States v. Clariot  
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5783

Justia Opinion Summary: Police investigated an airplane landing at an unstaffed airport in Jackson, Tennessee at 9:00 p.m., approached the plane, and asked three occupants for identification. A warrant check came up clean. The officers returne...

USA v. Luis Mendoza-Almendarez
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4179
USA v. Melvin Cromer
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5853
Gibbs v. United States  
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3702

Justia Opinion Summary: Larry Gibbs was convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin and was sentenced as a career offender to thirty years' imprisonment. Later, Gibbs filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus on the grounds that a prior sta...

United States v. Coleman  
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3205

Justia Opinion Summary: Keahmbi Coleman pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court imposed an enhanced sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) based on Coleman's three prior Ohio convictions for b...

Metz v. Unizan Bank  
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3999

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Carol Metz and others filed a putative class action against fifty-five banks, including Fifth Third. The claims arose out of a Ponzi scheme involving bogus promissory notes. Five months later, attorney Daniel...

USA v. Adam McClellan
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4423
Johnell Allen v. Carol Howes
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1484
1704 Farmington, LLC, et al v. City of Memphis, Tennessee
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6367
1704 Farmington, LLC, et al v. City of Memphis, Tennessee
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5362
Harry Partrich v. Donna Farber, et al
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1008
Harry Partrich v. Donna Farber, et al
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1071
Doussou Kaba v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3157
S. Zafirau v. Cleveland Municipal School Dis, et al
Date: August 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4492
Chesbrough v. VPA, P.C.  
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1494

Justia Opinion Summary: Doctors filed suit, alleging violations of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3279 and the Michigan Medicaid False Claim Act, as qui tam relators on behalf of the United States/ The claimed that the business defrauded the g...

United States v. Demmler  
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3660

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and conspiracy, in connection with offering a bribe for favorable testimony in a business fraud case, was sentenced to 84 months' imprisonment. The Sixth...

Melvin Anderson v. Jan Trombley
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1294
USA v. Phillip Sanchez
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 08-6493
USA v. Paul Delgado
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1331
Toledo Mack Sales & Service, I, et al v. Mack Trucks, Inc.
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3446
Christy Boulis-Gasche v. Commissioner of Social Securit
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5446
Joseph White v. Interstate Distributor Company
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 11-5063
USA v. Harold Wagers
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 08-6518
In Re: William & Shirley Ranki, et al
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1087
K. Punnose v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corpo
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6147
Patricia Melau v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corpo
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6272
Terry Anderson v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corpo
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6274
Trina Emerson v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corpo
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6273
M. Patterson, et al v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corpo
Date: August 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5886
Montgomery v. Bobby  
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 07-3882

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of 1986 Ohio murders and sentenced to death, obtained a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254 on the ground that an exculpatory pretrial police report, in which witnesses claimed to have...

Montgomery v. Bagley
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 07-3893
Walker v. Davis  
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5949

Justia Opinion Summary: The executor of the estate's suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claims that decedent was killed while riding a motorcycle across an empty field, in the middle of the night, after a low-speed chase, when a deputy intentionally ra...

USA v. Anthony Campana
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4412
USA v. Jerome McCaster
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4356
USA v. Cesar Mejia-Ruiz
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5937
USA v. Bobby King
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6546
USA v. Jose Hernandez
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6053
Lester Siler, et al v. Gerald Webber, et al
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6115
Sebastian Lucido v. FBI, et al
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1036
Jeff Walburn, et al v. Lockheed Martin Utility Servie
Date: August 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3419
Metz v. Unizan Bank  
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3751

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1991, Carpenter pled guilty to aggravated theft and bank fraud. He served jail time and was disbarred. Between 1998 and 2000, he ran a Ponzi scheme, selling investments in sham companies, promising a guaranteed return...

James Loyd, et al v. Huntington National Bank, et al
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3879
Billy Blair, et al v. Bank One, et al
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4363
McKinney v. Ludwick  
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1669

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005 petitioner was convicted, under Michigan law, of felony murder for his role in the robbery, fire, and homicide at a gun shop. He had initially invoked his right to counsel, after which an officer made a remark ab...

USA v. Thomas Galan
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 08-4552
Lorraine Havard, et al v. Wayne County, et al
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1235
Amadou Ly v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4440
USA v. Carlos Young
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6455
Mohamed Ajami v. Daniel Saab
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2062
Donald Pryor v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3720
Gregory Blazy v. Jefferson County Regional Plan, et al
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3438
Henry Ford Health Sys. v. Dept. of Health & Human Servs.  
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1209

Justia Opinion Summary: The Medicare program pays teaching hospitals to cover "direct" and "indirect costs of medical education," 42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)(5)(B), (h). Direct costs include expenses such as residents' salaries. Indirect costs are incu...

Gerber v. Riordan  
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3790

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff a law school faculty member living in Ohio, contracted with defendant (Nevada corporation, doing business in California) for publication of his manuscript, giving a Virginia address. Based on delays in publicat...

USA v. Anthony Davis
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4298
Mark Jones v. Nissan North America, Inc.
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5786
Efeosa Idemudia v. J.P. Morgan Chase, et al
Date: August 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1074
Kizer v. Shelby Cnty. Gov't  
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5161

Justia Opinion Summary: Following their termination from appointed county positions, plaintiffs brought suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that they were terminated without due process of law. The positions were "unclassified" and not protecte...

Abdur'Rahman v. Bell  
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-5307

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted in 1987 of first-degree murder, assault with intent to commit first-degree murder, and armed robbery, was denied habeas corpus relief and filed a motion for relief under Rule 60(b). After several a...

Herry Kiegemwe v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3816
Abraham Tembo v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3817
Anthony Luambano v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3818
Mario Rivas Figueroa v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3239
Laura Yarnell v. Transamerica Life Insurance Co, et al
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5367
USA v. Deborah Barczyk
Date: August 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1498
Nat'l Air Traffic Controllers Ass'n v. Sec'y of the Dep't. of Transp.  
Date: August 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3171

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, the FAA decided to privatize all Level I air traffic control towers. About 1500 controllers were forced to leave the field, be trained to operate higher level towers, or secure employment with the private contra...

USA v. Steven Green
Date: August 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6108
United States v. Green  
Date: August 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6123

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was discharged from the U.S. Army due to a personality disorder. He was later charged under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act, 18 U.S.C. 3261(a), and sentenced, by a federal district court, to lif...

Wayne Young v. Jan Trombley
Date: August 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1552
Altantsetseg Chagnaa, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3228
United States v. Judge  
Date: August 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2624

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a plea of guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute the drug ecstacy, (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 846) and, after the court granted a 24-month downward variance for his cooperation with the government,...

USA v. Marquice Bond
Date: August 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5061
USA v. Kent Gilley
Date: August 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6332
USA v. Daniel Lewis
Date: August 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6548
USA v. Larone Mills
Date: August 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1085
Mohammed Al-Khalil v. Susan Davis
Date: August 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2300
USA v. James Ewing
Date: August 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4192
United States v. Hanna  
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1425

Justia Opinion Summary: Prior to defendant's trial for shipping telecommunications and navigation equipment to Iraq, in violation of an embargo (Executive Order 12722) and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the district court deni...

USA v. Dawn Hanna
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2086
United States v. Gardner  
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 07-5947

Justia Opinion Summary: The government appealed the district court's decision not to apply a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence under 18 U.S.C. 2252A(b)(1) following defendant's guilty plea for receipt and possession of child pornography. The S...

Taylor v. Prelesnik  
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1433

Justia Opinion Summary: After exhausting state appeals from his conviction for crimes including felony murder, defendant unsuccessfully petitioned the district court for habeas corpus. The Sixth Circuit affirmed the denial. A claim that defenda...

Otte v. Houk  
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3247

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court denied a petition for a writ of habeas corpus (28 U.S.C. 2254) by an Ohio death row prisoner, convicted of two 1992 murders. The Sixth Circuit affirmed, first rejecting a claim that he could not make a...

Giraldo v. Holder  
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4445

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner and her daughter illegally entered the U.S. in 2002, from Colombia. They applied for asylum in 2006 and sought withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture. An Immigration Judge denie...

Pipefitters Local 636 Ins. Fund v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI  
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2607

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court certified a class action and a proposed class in an action under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, 29 U.S.C. 1001. The suit claimed that Blue Cross breached its fiduciary duty by imposing an...

USA v. Michael Kokoski
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3972
MSI Regency Ltd. v. Alvin Jackson, et al
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4473
USA v. William McCall
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-6095
Shelia Runkle v. Ronald Fleming
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5321
Shelia Runkle v. Ronald Fleming
Date: August 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-5322