2012 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 2013

USA v. Bryan Ross
Date: December 31, 2012
Docket Number: 09-1852
United States v. Burston  
Date: December 31, 2012
Docket Number: 09-1860

Justia Opinion Summary: Ross and Burston were indicted for conspiracy to utter counterfeit securities and substantive counts related to the conspiracy. They gave counterfeit “official checks,” purportedly issued by Comerica Bank, to private veh...

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment v. Louisville Galleria
Date: December 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5358
USA v. Steven Johnson
Date: December 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2495
USA v. Andre Reese
Date: December 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3297
Haitham-Ali Zein v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4113
USA v. Edwin Peavy
Date: December 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4236
USA v. Edwin Peavy
Date: December 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4240
J.L. Spoons, Inc. v. Ohio Department of Public Safe
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4060
Brad Dunlap, Jr. v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5633
Thomas Smith v. John Howerton
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6517
In re: DeGroot  
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-8083

Justia Opinion Summary: The DeGroots divorced; Joel was ordered to pay child support. The court awarded Joy the residence and ordered Joy to pay $48,000 for Joel’s equity in installments. Joy paid $10,000.00. Joel later filed a no-asset chapter...

Ludmila Pak v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3267
In re: Cecil Miller v.
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8004
United States v. Carpenter  
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2571

Justia Opinion Summary: Carpenter pled guilty to the charge of failing to appear for sentencing (18 U.S.C. 3146(a)(1)). The district court sentenced him to 13 months’ imprisonment and two years of supervised release. At the sentencing hearing,...

United States v. Washington  
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6009

Justia Opinion Summary: Jones shot Lipford four times in a Memphis parking lot, and Lipford’s car was taken. The prosecution argued that the incident was a robbery and carjacking, while Jones and Washington described a drug deal gone bad and de...

USA v. Jerome Jones
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6152
Dawson v. United States  
Date: December 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5021

Justia Opinion Summary: Dawson hit his girlfriend and pointed a gun at her son, threatening to kill them. Police responded and saw Dawson discarding a stolen firearm. Dawson was indicted for possession of a firearm by a felon, 18 U.S.C. 922(g),...

Arch Insurance Company v. Broan-Nutone, LLC
Date: December 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6221
USA v. Michael Young
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2296
USA v. Kenneth Cochrane
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4081
United States v. Cochrane  
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4082

Justia Opinion Summary: Police officers and an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, on patrol in an unmarked car, observed that Defendant’s SUV did not have a front license plate, as required by Ohio law. They fo...

USA v. Joshua Thompson
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6217
Mitan v. Fed. Home Loan Mortg. Corp.  
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1169

Justia Opinion Summary: Wells Fargo foreclosed on Frank’s home by advertisement. Frank is deceased and Mitan is the estate representative. The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation purchased the home at a sheriff’s sale in February 2010, and t...

Bell v. Howe  
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1046

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1988, Thompson was murdered in Detroit. Bell was found guilty of felony murder and possessing a firearm while committing a felony. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. On appeal he argued that counsel...

Sandra McCandless v. Standard Insurance Company
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1308
Kathy Phaneuf v. Mark Collins
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1912
USA v. Shaun Smith
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5883
Estate of Ezra Gerald Smith v. USA
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6079
USA v. Karen Anderson-Bagshaw
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3074
Freudeman v. Landing of Canton  
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3130

Justia Opinion Summary: Dorothy resided at the Landing assisted living facility from 2001 until 2007. She was 80 years old in 2007. She had Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and had suffered a stroke in 2001. She had no history of diabetes or hypo...

USA v. Chantell Daniel
Date: December 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3561
Dye v. Office of the Racing Comm'n  
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1828

Justia Opinion Summary: The Office of the Racing Commissioner regulates the Michigan horse-racing industry. The ORC hires racing stewards as independent contractors to perform regulatory, judging, and enforcement functions in conjunction with t...

William Ryal v. Blaine Lafler
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1961
Remark, LLC v. Adell Broad. Corp.  
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2349

Justia Opinion Summary: Remark produced a distinctive series of television commercials for radio stations known as the “remarkable mouth” or “hot lips” commercials. The U.S. Copyright Office issued a copyright for a version of this commercial i...

Remark, LLC v. Adell Broadcasting Corporation
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2442
Guy Walker, Jr. v. Allen Iverson
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2587
SEC v. Delphi Corporation
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2624
Erie Cnty. v. Morton Salt Co.  
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4153

Justia Opinion Summary: Erie County filed a purported class action on behalf of itself and other counties in northern Ohio, claiming that Morton and Cargill conspired to fix the price of rock salt in northern Ohio by geographically dividing the...

Zhang v. Holder  
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4251

Justia Opinion Summary: Zhang is a Chinese citizen. She was stopped by INS upon her entry to the U.S. without valid documents in 2001. In 2002, Zhang was ordered removed; the BIA affirmed. Zhang did not leave the country; she converted to Roma...

USA v. Gary Kliebert
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1324
Xuejiao Deng v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3496
Bart McQueary v. Jack Conway
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5944
In re: Carl Pertuset v.
Date: December 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8014
Ford Motor Company v. USA
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1934
M & C Corporation v. Erwin Behr GMBH & Co., KG
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2167
Dixon v. Univ. of Toledo  
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3218

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Dixon, an African-American woman and then-interim Associate Vice President for Human Resources at the University of Toledo, wrote an op-ed column in the Toledo Free Press rebuking comparisons drawn between the c...

James Taylor v. First Medical Management
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6411
Nicholas Ashmon v. Barry Davis
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1966
Art Shy v. Navistar Int'l
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3215
Shy v. Navistar Int'l Corp.  
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4143

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992 Navistar attempted to reduce its costs for retired employee health and life insurance benefits. Navistar’s retirement benefit plan is a registered employee health benefit plan under the Employee Retirement Income...

Joseph Gaglioti v. Levin Group Inc.
Date: December 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3744
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Prods., LP v. Four-U-Packaging, Inc.  
Date: December 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4394

Justia Opinion Summary: Georgia-Pacific sued Four-U-Packaging, alleging that Four-U’s supply of off-brand paper towels for use in Georgia-Pacific paper-towel dispensers infringed on its trademarks. Four-U distributes paper and janitorial suppli...

Antonio Bush v. Stephen Dotson
Date: December 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5073
Michael Choate v. United States Postal Service
Date: December 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6382
Cedric Williams v. Pledged Property II, LLC
Date: December 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1056
USA v. Hing Lau
Date: December 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3557
USA v. Gerald Richards
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2094
James Johnson v. U.S. Bank National Association
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3310
Teresa Watts v. United Parcel Serv., Inc.  
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3480

Justia Opinion Summary: Watts began working for UPS in 1990; in 2000 she injured her back while unloading her truck. She was diagnosed with acute back strain and placed on medical leave. Watts was awarded Temporary Total Disability (TTD) paymen...

USA v. Toree Sims
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6353
Jesse Sembly v. U.S. Bank National Association
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1134
Keith Mitan v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1169
Kendra Vanderlee v. Patrick R. Donahoe
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1746
USA v. Shifu Lin
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2554
USA v. Kang He
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2555
USA v. Zhou Chen
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2556
USA v. Damien Russ
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3913
USA v. Damien Russ
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3997
Sarata Kaba v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4208
Paul v. Kaiser Found. Health Plan of OH  
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4217

Justia Opinion Summary: Paul brought state law claims for disability discrimination and retaliation against her former employer after her 12-year employment as a CT Technologist came to an end following a work-related injury. The employer remov...

USA v. Ralph Darden
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5176
Kathleen Laws v. Healthsouth Northern Kentucky
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6360
Charmane Echols v. Kalamazoo Public Schools
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1369
Ronald Scherer, Sr. v. JP Morgan Chase & Co
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3120
Mark Wellman v. PNC Bank
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3335
Robert Reed, Jr. v. Lisa Speck
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5172
Jeffrey Turner v. Cindi Curtin
Date: December 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1232
Ballah Passewee v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4359
Fields v. Henry Cnty.  
Date: December 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6352

Justia Opinion Summary: The affidavit for a warrant for Fields’s arrest for misdemeanor domestic assault noted that arrest would be without bond. Three days later, Fields turned himself in. During booking, Fields requested to post bail. Told th...

Patricia McGehee v. United States Army Corps of Eng'rs
Date: December 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5112
State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Car X-Associates Corp.
Date: December 7, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6322
Marcus Middlebrook v. Robert Napel
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2172
USA v. Randy Sanford
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1847
Denice Greer v. Detroit Public Schools
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2249
Marie Mukeshimana v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4334
Madison Capital Company, LLC v. S & S Salvage, LLC
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5831
Kim Brown v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6049
SE Waffles, LLC v. U.S. Dep't of Treasury  
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6522

Justia Opinion Summary: SEW operated 113 franchise Waffle House restaurants when it filed its Chapter 11 petition in 2008. From January, 2005, to the Petition Date, SEW did not pay federal income tax withholding, social security (FICA), or unem...

Evette Fields v. Fairfield Cnty Board of Developmental Disabilities
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3005
Maryline Maritim v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3259
Cynthia Cox-Frietch v. Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3305
Carol Byrd v. Time Warner Cable Inc.
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3312
Fatin Zozan v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4044
USA v. Clyde Jefferson
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4154
Bhd of Locomotive Eng'rs v. United Transp. Union  
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4177

Justia Opinion Summary: Norfolk employees who run trains include train service workers and engine service workers. Engineers are engine service workers who operate locomotives. Train service workers perform switching and groundwork; they includ...

Fa Chen v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4332
Kurt Buckner v. Edith Gillilland
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3286
Girish Shah v. NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc.
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1779
Viktor Palka v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4335
Terri Louden v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6307
USA v. Charles Ivey
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3009
Mark Smakaj v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3078
James Frye v. Baptist Memorial Hospital, Inc
Date: December 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5371
Robert Andrews v. Hickman County, Tennessee
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6462
Andrews v. Hickman County  
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6464

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Hickman County, received a referral regarding allegations of abuse concerning the Andrews. A social worker was attempting to make contact when DCS received a second referr...

OH Police & Fire Pension Fund v. Standard & Poor's Fin. Servs., LLC  
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4203

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs are five pension funds operated by the State of Ohio for public employees that invested hundreds of millions of dollars in 308 mortgage-backed securities (MBS) between 2005 and 2008, all of which received a “A...

Moore v. Bell  
Date: November 30, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2011

Justia Opinion Summary: Moore voluntarily surrendered to Detroit police in connection with a shooting homicide. He asked an officer to call a number on an attorney’s business card. The officer called and reached an answering service and so info...

Coyer v. HSBC Mortg. Servs/, Inc.  
Date: November 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2378

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, the Coyers entered into a mortgage agreement with Option One to purchase property in Linwood, Michigan. Subsequently, HSBC purchased the mortgage. After the Coyers allegedly stopped making payment to HSBC in 20...

Green Party of TN v. Hargett  
Date: November 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5271

Justia Opinion Summary: Minor political parties sought ballot access (Green Party of Tennessee and Constitution Party of Tennessee) and sued, alleging that requirements to qualify for the Tennessee ballot as a “recognized minor party” were over...

Kevin Bond v. Greg McQuiggan
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1559
Am. Beverage Ass'n v. Snyder  
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2097

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan promotes recycling of beverage containers by offering a cash refund of a 10-cent deposit to consumers and distributors. Retailers are required to accept empty containers of beverages that they sell. The Bottle...

John Syron v. ReliaStar Life Ins. Co.
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2254
Campbell v. City of Springboro  
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3589

Justia Opinion Summary: Campbell and Gemperline were attacked on different dates by a canine unit police dog (Spike). They filed suit under 42 U.S.C 1983 against the canine’s handler, the chief of police, and the city, alleging excessive force,...

Sandy Sykes v. USA
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4005
Bessie Jones v. City of Cincinnati
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4174
USA v. Brian Bunnell
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4293
USA v. Marcus Campbell
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4440
Laura Eddy v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1217
Merlin Malone v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3028
Joseph Korff v. Hilton Resorts Corporation
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3703
USA v. Michael Stahl
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3911
United States v. Park  
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3973

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, in the getaway from an armed bank robbery, Parks crashed his car while fleeing police and killed his passenger, a co-conspirator. Parks pled guilty to bank robbery resulting in the killing of another (18 U.S.C....

Dixie Fuel Co., LLC v. Dir. Office of Workers' Comp. Programs  
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4298

Justia Opinion Summary: Hensley worked in various capacities as a coal miner at various times between 1972 and 1988. He also smoked half a pack of cigarettes every day for at least 10 years. From 1990 to 2010, Hensley sought benefits under the...

USA v. James Walker
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5910
USA v. Vernon Oldham
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6235
Sutton v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville & Davidson Cnty.  
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6449

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Martin was called to a grocery store following an alleged shoplifting. Martin took possession of a cell phone allegedly dropped by the perpetrator. Based on a conversation with a person listed in the phone’s “con...

USA v. Miguel Flores
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3002
Cumberland River Coal Company v. Betty Jent
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3136
USA v. Jarrod Mills
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5060
Steven Scott v. Rob Sanders
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5316
USA v. Curtis Howard
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4103
USA v. Mario Collier
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2376
In re: Kassicieh  
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8015

Justia Opinion Summary: The bankruptcy court held that fees owed to a court-appointed guardian ad litem constitute a “domestic support obligation” under Section 101(14A) of the Bankruptcy Code and are, therefore, a nondischargeable debt under S...

Robert Womble, II v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3924
USA v. Ryan Waldschmidt
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1879
Guy DeMasellis v. St Mary's of Michigan
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2551
USA v. Xavier Priester
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2612
Sharon Holl v. USPS
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4140
USA v. Jose Guerrero-Davalos
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4324
USA v. David Lyles, Jr.
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5774
USA v. Sylvester Knight, Jr.
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5818
USA v. Mario Haywood
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6394
USA v. Marsha Parenteau
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3015
Royal Ice Cream Company v. Teamsters Local No. 336
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3271
David Buchko, Jr. v. County of Monroe
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2476
Nancy Seaman v. Heidi Washington
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2477
Nancy Seaman v. Heidi Washington
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2532
Claude Varney v. Raymond Booker
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1595
Terrence Shaughnessy v. Interpublic Group of Companies
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1764
USA v. Ahmad Daniels
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1821
Lanier McPherson v. Jeffrey Woods
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2010
Lanier McPherson v. Jeffrey Woods
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2048
Susan Spencer v. City of Catlettsburg, Kentucky
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5832
Bradford Quatkemeyer v. KY Board of Medical Licensure
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5994
Rimmer v. Holder  
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6286

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, Rimmer was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Ellsworth. Rimmer later learned that the federal government had conducted a joint investigation of Ellsworth’s murder with the Memphis Police Departm...

USA v. Marcus Dean
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5027
Smith v. Woods
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 06-1463
Suetta Smith v. County of Lenawee
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1523
Charles Blunt v. Jeffrey Woods
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1593
Andrew Gielda v. Bangor Township Schools
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2149
USA v. Virginia Dillard
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2368
Marilyn Houston v. U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2444
USA v. Christopher Bowser
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2616
James Conley v. Warden, Chillicothe Correctional Inst.
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4036
Maranda Tibbs v. Calvary United Methodist Church
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5238
USA v. Vikki Casteel
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6477
Limantro Hakim v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3117
USA v. Ashley Coffey
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5050
USA v. Burchell Wagers
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5105
USA v. Franklin Jeffries, II
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5453
Joyce Brown v. Michael Hale
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5617
Kendall Donaldson v. Raymond Booker
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1756
Timothy Barkovic v. Terrance Hogan
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2335
Leddrew Smith, Jr. v. City of Niles
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2394
USA v. Shuntrell Jones
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6233
Terrence Taylor v. Jeff Larson
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1347
USA v. Jamie French
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5081
USA v. Derek Hallom
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5435
Kohl v. United States  
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6213

Justia Opinion Summary: Kohl, a certified bomb technician, participated in an experiment funded by the U.S. Department of Defense at the Tennessee State Fire Academy, which involved constructing and detonating explosives in vehicles and collect...

United States v. Real Prop. & Residence  
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5175

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Baniel (an LLC owned by Coffman), Coffman, and her husband Bryan obtained financing from Bank of America to purchase a yacht, giving Bank of America a secured interest. Months later, the United States filed a ci...

Coal. to Defend Affirmative Action v. Regents of the Univ. of MI  
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 08-1387

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan adopted race-conscious admissions policies for public colleges and universities in the 1960s and 1970s, In 2003, the Supreme Court held that universities cannot establish racial quotas but could continue conside...

Moreland v. Bradshaw  
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 09-3528

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1985 Moreland lived with his girlfriend Glenna and seven others. After arguing with Glenna, Moreland left, returned with a rifle, and killed Glenna and four others. An 11-year-old child and another were injured but su...

USA v. Jameil Bakri
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1195
Dinara Alymova v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3428
United States v. Evan  
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3460

Justia Opinion Summary: Evans pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2)) and was sentenced to 92 months’ imprisonment. When calculating his base offense level under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines...

Dinara Alymova v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4380
Saul Navarro v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4558
Brian Miller v. Blaine Lafler
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2256
Robert Reamer v. DOL
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3965
Estate of Kelly A. Allen v. City of West Memphis
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5266
USA v. Debra Williams
Date: November 13, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5028
Joseph Coyer v. HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc.
Date: November 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2378
USA v. Arsuntae Abayomi
Date: November 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4393
JGR, Inc. v. Thomasville Furniture Industries
Date: November 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3031
USA v. Taurus Hollins
Date: November 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5182
Mirna Serrano v. Cintas Corporation
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2629
Omnicom Group, Inc. v. 880 West Long Lake Associates
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2022
Serrano v. Cintas Corp.  
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2057

Justia Opinion Summary: Cintas’s SSRs drive trucks to deliver products and act as sales representatives, providing customer service, pitching sales, and collecting payments. Serrano, a female, unsuccessfully applied for a position as an SSR and...

Jawad El Hasrouni v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3104
Lela El Hasrouni v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3721
Doe v. Boland  
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4237

Justia Opinion Summary: To help defendants resist child-pornography charges, technology expert and lawyer Boland downloaded images of children from a stock photography website and digitally imposed the children’s faces onto the bodies of adults...

Mohammad Abualrob v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4386
Anthony Draine v. Veronica Leavy
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5383
USA v. Michael Charles
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6393
Wayman Patterson v. Paul Godward
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1282
Ryan Kendrick v. Lloyd Rapelje
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1298
Mike Settle v. Tennessee Dep't of Corrections
Date: November 9, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5482
Dieng v. Holder  
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3497

Justia Opinion Summary: Lo, a citizen of Senegal, entered the U.S. in 1997 with a non-immigrant student visa, and reunited with Dieng. Dieng had used a false passport to enter the U.S. in 2003. They married in 2005 and their daughter was born i...

John Adams v. Auto Rail Logistics, Inc.
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1357
Ragheed Akrawi v. John Remillet
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2273
Ragheed Akrawi v. John Remillet
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2274
Quinton Stroud v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2471
Ragheed Akrawi v. John Remillet
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2549
Cosmichrome, Inc. v. Spectra Chrome, LLC
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3697
Dulce Parra-Morela v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4064
Winnie Kemboi v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4206
Chyrianne Jones v. St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc.
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4211
USA v. Michael Morris
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5937
USA v. Remus Newsome
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3013
KNC Investments, LLC v. Lane's End Stallions, Inc.
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5185
USA v. Richard Zorn
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2692
USA v. Justin Blake-Saldivar
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6029
USA v. Wiley Barnett
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6031
USA v. Carlos Hernandez
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6032
USA v. Javier Flores-Delacruz
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6422
USA v. Jesus Huerta
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6440
Debbie Allen v. Life Insurance Co. of N. America
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6549
Sara Jaszczyszyn v. Advantage Health Physician
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1697
Alioto v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue  
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1201

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000-2001Alioto spent several hundred thousand dollars of his own money on expenses relating to a new business (BRT) involving use of “celebrity talent” to create internet advertising. Alioto became involved in BRT af...

USA v. Zvonko Sarlog
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3434
Zvonko Sarlog v. USA
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3497
White v. Baptist Mem'l Health Care Corp.  
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5717

Justia Opinion Summary: White was an emergency department nurse for Baptist 2005-2007. She did not have a regularly scheduled meal break; breaks occurred as work allowed. White received a copy of Baptist’s employee handbook, which stated that a...

USA v. Farid Mohammed
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4145
Neuro-Spine Solutions, PC v. Victor Freund
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6530
Sally Hilden v. Hurley Medical Center
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2583
Theresa Karam v. CIR
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2633
Liming Zheng v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3963
Mirna Vindel v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3994
Neuro-Spine Solutions, PC v. Victor Freund
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5055
Richard Jones, Jr. v. USA
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5136
USA v. Jack Hampton
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5397
USA v. Larry Gunter
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5834
USA v. Kenneth Lewis
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6445
USA v. Kevin Whitaker
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6559
USA v. Rojaun Downs
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5163
Frediando Contreras v. J. Holland
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5258
Ricky Johnson v. Aramark
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5279
Jackson v. Segwick Claims Mgmt Serv., Inc.  
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1453

Justia Opinion Summary: Two former employees of Coca-Cola claim that they were injured while performing their jobs. They reported their injuries to Coca-Cola’s third-party administrator for worker’s compensation claims, Sedgwick, which denied b...

Lavelle Marks v. Susan Davis
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2216
Roger Sanders v. Allison Engine Company, Inc.
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3818
Roger Sanders v. Allison Engine Company, Inc.
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3821
Robert Doyle v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3554
USA v. Terry Case
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5611
USA v. William Gallion
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6187
W. Shain v. Paul Johnson
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5087
Amos v. PPG Indus., Inc.  
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3319

Justia Opinion Summary: While employed at PPG, plaintiffs were represented by three labor unions. In 2001 PPG modified health benefits for retirees, requiring that retirees pay a portion of the cost. The unions thought the modification was a br...

USA v. Robert Schwartz
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3773
United States v. Castilla-Lugo  
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1665

Justia Opinion Summary: Castilla entered the U.S. for a third time after two deportations and moved to Michigan, where Reyes lived. Reyes made and sold false identification documents to illegal immigrants. Castilla joined the operation. Reyes k...

USA v. Robert Schwartz
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3523
Rhonda Finley v. City of Trotwood
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4277
Mark Huffer v. Mark Bogen
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4289
Mary-Jo Hyldahl v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co.
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2087
Kenneth Schreiber v. Philips Display Components Co.
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1370
Patrick McLemore v. Thomas Bell
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1539
Elfriede Wray v. James Fleck
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4297
Elfriede Wray v. James Fleck
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4560
Lipker v. AK Steel Corp.  
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5298

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff is the surviving spouse of a 39-year AK employee, who died in 2008, then receiving a monthly pension benefit of $1,386. Plaintiff applied for the surviving spouse benefit and was advised that she was entitled t...

Gary Ward v. Blaine Lafler
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2422
Automotive Support Group, LLC v. Dale Hightower
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2508
Kelvin Greer v. Cleveland Clinic Health System
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3280
Automotive Support Group, LLC v. Dale Hightower
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1067
Serv. Emps. Int'l Union Local 1 v. Husted  
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4264

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit granted Ohio a stay of the district court’s October 26 order granting a preliminary injunction that requires the state to count provisional ballots cast in the wrong polling place due to poll-worker err...

Hassan Rizk v. John Prelesnik
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1262
Jose Filadelfo Iraheta v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3885
Noel Williams v. Kimberly Zurz
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4161
Al-Mansoob v. Malloy  
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1671

Justia Opinion Summary: Al-Mansoob filed a lawsuit concerning a traffic accident in July 2009. When he instituted Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings two months later, he did not list his claims against Malloy and Wilburn Archer Trucking, Inc. (De...

Barbara Thompson v. Sunbeam Products, Inc.
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4149
Brian Doliboa v. Warden US Penitentiary Terre Haute
Date: October 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3369
Yi Zheng v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3863
Jerome Sueing v. Kenneth T. McKee
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 09-1671
Jerome Sueing v. Kenneth McKee
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2511
Waldman v. Stone  
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6497

Justia Opinion Summary: Stone owned STM, which owed Fifth Third about $1 million, secured by liens on business assets and on Stone’s house. Stone’s attorney, Atherton, introduced Stone to Waldman, a potential investor. Stone did not know that A...

USA v. Dwight Logins
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2514
USA v. Aaron Sammons
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5988
Buster Chandler, Jr. v. Cookie Crews
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6128
Francis Roy v. TN
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6496
Mark Anderson v. Karen Hogsten
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5173
Clifford Owhor v. St. John Health-Providence Hospital
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2126
Middlebrook v. Napel  
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2172

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004 a jury convicted Middlebrook of assault with intent to murder, felony firearm possession, and unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle in connection with the shooting of his former girlfriend. On appeal, Middlebr...

Am. Freedom Def. Initiative v. Suburban Mobility Auth. for Reg'l Transp.  
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1538

Justia Opinion Summary: American Freedom Defense Initiative is a nonprofit corporation that wanted to place an advertisement on the side of city buses in Michigan. The advertisement read: “Fatwa on your head? Is your family or community threate...

Henry v. Quicken Loans, Inc.  
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2125

Justia Opinion Summary: Mortgage banker Henry and 445 of his colleagues sued Quicken Loans, claiming failure to pay them overtime wages from 2003 to 2007, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201. Quicken responded that the m...

Andersons, Inc. v. LaFarge North America, Inc.
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3984
Andersons, Inc. v. LaFarge North America, Inc.
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4029
D. Archie Hale v. ABF Freight System, Inc.
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6440
Clifford Houston v. Jeffery Wicks
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6557
USA v. Vickie Passmore
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5054
Auday v. Wet Seal Retail, Inc.  
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5057

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Auday, age 47, started work at a Wet Seal store. In 2009, Wet Seal fired her. She claimed that the termination was unlawful and discriminatory. Days later, Auday filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, listing $510,725...

David Brown v. Karen Hogsten
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5170
Jarrett Hamilton v. GE
Date: October 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6521
Gover v. Perry  
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2198

Justia Opinion Summary: On October 29, 1994, people, including Gover, congregated at a house from which Ratliff and Hunter sold marijuana to discuss a robbery. Ratliff believed that “Ricky” and the stolen items could be found nearby. Ratliff a...

USA v. Cleophas Davis
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4108
Mark Filing v. William Phipps
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4157
USA v. Sixto Arellano-Garcia
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5244
USA v. Mauricio Orozco-Rios
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5340
USA v. Ernest Catchings
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6303
Carnell Davis v. Louis Miron
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1238
Paul Laurent v. Stephen Dotson
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5012
United States v. Hatcher  
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5294

Justia Opinion Summary: Hatcher is appealing his conviction for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana. He moved to file his appendix under seal to prevent the public disclosure of pe...

Haddad v. Alexander, Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC  
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1954

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Haddad purchased a condominium. He timely paid association assessments and lived at the home until 2005. Since then, the condominium has remained vacant or leased. In October 2008, Haddad received a collection l...

United States v. Taylor  
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2438

Justia Opinion Summary: Taylor owned a convenience store. In 2008, the store received authorization to redeem benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a federally funded program providing nutritional assistance to needy i...

USA v. Derrick Graves
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2439
USA v. Stephon Mundy
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6432
Kendric Matthews v. Warden, Ross Correctional Institution
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3427
Blizzard v. Marion Tech. Coll.  
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3441

Justia Opinion Summary: Blizzard, born in 1951, was hired as a part-time clerk at MTC in 1992 and was promoted to in 1996. Blizzard’s supervisor, Nutter, began as MTC’s Controller in 2001. In 2005, MTC began installing a new management informa...

USA v. Gary McDowell
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6448
John Swanigan v. Jeri Sherry
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2606
William Johnson v. Metropolitan Gov't of Nashville
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6102
Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation v. US Dep't of HHS
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3161
Quill Vanover v. Warden, Lebanon Correctional I
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4190
William Johnson v. Metropolitan Gov't of Nashville
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5174
USA v. Rocendo Rivera
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6195
Robins v. Fortner  
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6125

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a 2000 shooting death in Nashville, Robins was convicted of first-degree, premeditated murder in state trial court. The appellate court affirmed. Robins filed a habeas corpus petition, claiming ineffective assi...

Scott Trujillo v. Henniges Automotive Sealing S
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1148
USA v. Ronald Romanini
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3670
USA v. Juan Medina-Espinoza
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4395
Ralph Gates, III v. USPS
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3735
USA v. Leslie Beals
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5264
United States v. Miller  
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5432

Justia Opinion Summary: An alleged methamphetamine manufacturing and distribution conspiracy in eastern Tennessee involved 49 indicted defendants, 21 U.S.C. 841(a), 846. Miller pleaded guilty and challenged her sentence. Beals and Ambrose were...

USA v. Bobby Ambrose
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5877
USA v. Bobby Ambrose
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6084
New Hampshire Insurance Compan v. William Carleton, II
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1043
Martin Cooper v. CIR
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2232
Marquez Crenshaw v. Harry Steward
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5986
USA v. Michael Ryerson
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5090
Estate of LeeRoy Hickman, Jr. v. Doug Moore
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5120
Estate of LeeRoy Hickman, Jr. v. Doug Moore
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5499
Estate of LeeRoy Hickman, Jr. v. Doug Moore
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6320
Susie Conner v. Millicent Warren
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1542
USA v. Michael Harper
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3036
Michael Buehner v. David Bobby
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4369
Jack Hall v. Debra Scutt
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1892
Osprey - Troy Officentre LLC v. World Alliance Financial Corp.
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2366
USA v. Michael Harper
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3532
USA v. Michael Harper
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3741
USA v. Luis De Santiago
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3827
David Douglas v. John Swing
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3977
David Douglas v. John Swing
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4170
USA v. Gary Keith
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6404
United States v. Zobel  
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3341

Justia Opinion Summary: Zobel engaged in sexually explicit online chats with numerous minor females from around the country. Zobel resided in Michigan, and a minor female, J.C., resided in Ohio. Zobel persuaded J.C. to perform oral sex on him....

NE OH Coal. For Homeless v. Jon Husted
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3916
NE Coal. for the Homeless v. Husted  
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4069

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio requires that provisional ballots be cast in the correct precinct, with a completed voter affirmation, making no exception for wrong-precinct and deficient-affirmation ballots caused by poll-worker error, O.R.C. 35...

USA v. Sandra Tyler
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2436
Patrick Rugiero v. Antonietta Dinardo
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2639
Tamie Seifert v. Graphic Packaging International
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4087
Lenna Webb v. Asset Acceptance, LLC
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4163
USA v. Joseph Carter
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6296
Xuefang He v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3152
Blackmon v. Booker  
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1038

Justia Opinion Summary: A 1998 neighborhood shooting in Detroit resulted in the death of an 18-year-old male bystander and injury to two other bystanders, a 21-year-old male and a nine-year-old female. A year later, a Michigan state court convi...

Wesam Yousif v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4072
Abduvokhid Ismailov v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4367
Estate of Kelly A. Allen v. City of West Memphis
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5266
National Surety Corporation v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co.
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5965
Pablo Bonilla v. Blaine Lafler
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2091
USA v. James Wilson
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2127
USA v. Robert Pizzino
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2185
Cal Turner Extended Care Pavilion v. Dept of Hlth & Human Serv.
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3832
USA v. Willie Yates
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3833
Carol Lawrence v. Raymond Corporation
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3935
Elbert Hogan v. Kokosing Construction Company
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4194
Carol Lawrence v. Raymond Corporation
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4276
Peabody Coal Co. v. Carolyn Belt
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4379
Allen Sagan v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5168
Charlie Jackson v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5170
Jerry Jackson v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5172
Allen Sagan v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5328
Charlie Jackson v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5330
Jerry Jackson v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5332
Bryan Frodge v. City of Newport
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5458
Jeff Long v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5523
Jeff Long v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5524
Terry Minnis v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5570
Terry Minnis v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5571
Charlie Jackson v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5666
Allen Sagan v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5667
Ashley Jackson v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5668
Jeff Long v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5669
Terry Minnis v. Sumner County Board of Education
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5671
United States v. Renal Care Grp., Inc.  
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5779

Justia Opinion Summary: A dialysis provider created a wholly-owned subsidiary, RCGSC, which supplied dialysis equipment for home use, to take advantage of the Medicare reimbursement scheme and increase profits. In 2005 former employees filed a...

Obama for Am. v. Husted  
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4055

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2012, Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee, and the Ohio Democratic Party filed a complaint, alleging that Ohio Rev. Code 3509.03 was unconstitutional insofar as it imposed on non-military voters...

Obama for America v. Jon Husted
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-4076
United States v. Tasis  
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2579

Justia Opinion Summary: Tasis and his brother ran a sham medical clinic, recruited homeless Medicare recipients who had tested positive for HIV, hepatitis or asthma, paid the “patients” small sums in exchange for their insurance identification,...

USA v. Adolfo Sandoval
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3768
Ramandip Kaur v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4001
Planned Parenthood SW OH Region v. DeWine  
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4062

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Ohio passed a law criminalizing the distribution of mifepristone, also known as RU-486, unless the distribution complied with protocols and gestational time limits identified by the FDA when mifepristone was fir...

Jones v. Bagley  
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3339

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994 Nathan was discovered in a hotel room, having suffered severe trauma to her head. Her jewelry was missing. Nathan died that afternoon. Police investigated three hotel employees who had prior criminal histories,...

Wall v. Circle C Constr., L.L.C.  
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5645

Justia Opinion Summary: Circle C contracted to construct buildings at the Fort Campbell military base. The agreement included determinations of hourly wages for electrical workers. Circle C has had government contracts for 20 years; its co-owne...

Douglas Carl v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2169
Frank Ellias v. Phoenix Life Insurance Company
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2181
Deon Gentry v. County of Wayne
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2221
USA v. Antonio Lee
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6056
Terrence Gray v. Hugh Wolfenbarger
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1509
Jerry Pearson v. SEIU Healthcare Michigan
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1543
USA v. Farid Mohammed
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4145
Charlotte Beck v. Buckeye Pipe Line Services Co.
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3655
Pearlie Green v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5128
USA v. Michael Sanders
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5772
In re: Neal  
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-8081

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor paid off a line of credit and a $28,000 loan from her parents and transferred her interest in the marital residence to her husband, Bruno. In a separation agreement, Debtor waived any claim to equity in the reside...

USA v. Ginger Wiggins
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5245
USA v. Daniel G. Harris
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6147
USA v. James Griffith
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6154
USA v. Wayne Wilson, Jr.
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1021
Boggio v. USAA Fed.l Sav. Bank  
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4040

Justia Opinion Summary: Boggio and wife, Sarah, resided in Texas. Boggio served military tours, and assigned Sarah power of attorney. They separated; Boggio left the state. Six months later Sarah purchased a car with financing through USAA. Sar...

USA v. Gregory Mercer
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6059
Martha Perry v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5179
Steven Brown v. Andrew Jackson
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2390
Chase Bank USA, N.A. v. City of Cleveland  
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4115

Justia Opinion Summary: Cleveland sued financial institutions, alleging that by securitizing subprime mortgages and foreclosing on houses, defendants allegedly contributed to declines in property values, shrinking tax base, and increased crimin...

Chase Bank v. City of Cleveland
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4116
Nancy Siegel v. Dynamic Cooking Systems, Inc.
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6491
Nancy Siegel v. Dynamic Cooking Systems, Inc.
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6532
USA v. Robert Starnes, Jr.
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3446
USA v. Joseph Thomas
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5976
USA v. Clifton Maxwell
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6250
USA v. Keith Smith
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-5033
United States v. Bridges  
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2672

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Bridges was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence; the court did not impose a term of incarceration, but sentenced him to one year of probation. In 2010, Bridges was indicted for possessing a firearm after...

John Loffredo v. Daimler AG
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1824
Handy-Clay v. City of Memphis, TN  
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5518

Justia Opinion Summary: Clay was appointed as public records coordinator for the City of Memphis. The volume of public-record requests increased substantially during an FBI investigation into awards of city contracts. Clay claims that her effo...

Commodities Exp. Co. v. Detroit Int'l Bridge Co.  
Date: September 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1758

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008 the Michigan Supreme Court held that the Detroit International Bridge Company was immune from the City of Detroit’s zoning ordinances because it was a federal instrumentality for the limited purpose of facilitati...

Beatriz Aguilar v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 21, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4438
James Tuttle, II v. Carroll County Detention Cente
Date: September 21, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5693
USA v. Dewayne Ellis
Date: September 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3071
USA v. James Scampitilla
Date: September 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4287
USA v. Juan Oleo
Date: September 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1360
Yi Zheng v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3863
George Besser v. Michael Sepanak
Date: September 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6231
Franklin v. Bradshaw  
Date: September 19, 2012
Docket Number: 09-3389

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, 19-year-old Franklin beat his grandmother, grandfather, and uncle, set the house on fire and left them to die of blunt-force injuries or smoke inhalation. Franklin fled the scene in his grandfather’s car, taking...

Ouwinga v. Benistar 419 Plan Servs., Inc.  
Date: September 19, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2531

Justia Opinion Summary: Lesley and Fogg presented the Benistar 419 Plan to the Ouwingas, their accountant, and their attorney, providing a legal opinion that contributions were tax-deductible and that the Ouwingas could take money out tax-free....

United States v. Castleman  
Date: September 19, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5912

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Castleman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault (TN Code 39-13-111(b) under an indictment that asserted that he “did intentionally or knowingly cause bodily injury to [the mother of his child].” Seven y...

Rupert v. Daggett  
Date: September 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1134

Justia Opinion Summary: Otteren was driving behind his travel companion, Daggett, when Daggett made an illegal U-turn. As Otteren repeated Daggett’s U-turn, his vehicle cut off a motorcycle being driven by Rupert, resulting in his death. Rupert...

Casias v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  
Date: September 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1227

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Michigan passed the MMMA, Comp. Laws 333.26421, to protect medical marijuana. Any “qualifying patient” who possesses a registry identification card is not “subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty of any manne...

Ryo Mach. Rental, LLC, v. U.S. Dep't of Treasury  
Date: September 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3163

Justia Opinion Summary: The Companies manufacture and distribute high-speed cigarette rolling machines that retailers offer to customers who want to roll their own roll cigarettes. Treasury and the Bureau are charged with enforcing the excise t...

Jonathan Bell v. Prefix, Incorporated
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2528
Lee Ann Tincher v. Larry Owsley
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6123
Joe Ivy v. David Mills
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6185
Tinna Dilts v. United Group Services, LLC
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5271
Tinna Dilts v. United Group Services, Inc.
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5540
Witmer v. Acument Global Tech., Inc.  
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1793

Justia Opinion Summary: A collective bargaining agreement governs the relationship between Acument and its retired employees. Prior to 2008, the company paid healthcare and life-insurance benefits to qualified retirees. When Acument ended these...

USA v. Chandra Hicks
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2174
USA v. James May
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4032
Miguel Jimenez v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4053
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co.  
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4145

Justia Opinion Summary: Goodyear announced in 2003 that it would restate its earnings for some prior years. The next day, shareholders filed class-action lawsuits against Goodyear and several of its officers and directors. The SEC also commence...

Steven Scozzari v. Jeremy McGraw
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1689
Fed. Deposit Ins. Corp. v. Amtrust Fin. Corp.  
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3677

Justia Opinion Summary: When AFC filed for bankruptcy in 2009, the FDIC was appointed receiver for AFC’s subsidiary, AmTrust and sought payment from AFC under 11 U.S.C. 365(o), which requires that a party seeking Chapter-11 bankruptcy fulfill “...

USA v. Thomas Schroeder
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5221
Kathryn Johnson-Hunt v. Comm. of Social Security
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-6160
Jolivette v. Husted  
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3998

Justia Opinion Summary: Jolivette served as a Republican State Legislator and Butler County Commissioner, 1997-2010; he also served on the Butler County Republican Party’s Central Committee. In November 2011, Jolivette filed a Declaration of Ca...

David Miller v. Ricky Bell  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 09-6171

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1981, Standifer, a 23-year-old woman with diffused brain damage and mild retardation, was murdered in Knoxville, at the home of Thomas, where Miller was staying. Standifer had gone to the house, by cab, with Miller. W...

Innovation Ventures, LLC v. N.V.E., Inc.
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2353
N.V.E., Inc. v. Innovation Ventures, LLC  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2355

Justia Opinion Summary: LE, creator of the “5-hour ENERGY” energy shot, asserted that N.V.E., creator of the “6 Hour POWER” energy shot, infringed its trademark, under the Lanham Act. 15 U.S.C. 125(a). LE distributed a “recall notice” stating t...

United States v. Anderson  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3273

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Anderson discharged a gun during an altercation at a bar. Cincinnati police spotted Anderson’s vehicle, and pulled him over. After the officers commanded him to turn off his vehicle, Anderson sped off, lost cont...

Grider Drugs, LLC v. Express Scripts, Inc.
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5522
Back v. Nestle USA, Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6028

Justia Opinion Summary: Back was born in 1954 and began working at the food processing plant in 1998. Sometime before April 6, 2005, Hagerman, another Maintenance Team Leader, told Back that someone in human resources had told him that the com...

Reese v. CNH America LLC  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1359

Justia Opinion Summary: In a 2009 opinion, the Sixth Circuit held that, in a 1998 collective bargaining agreement, CNH agreed to provide health-care benefits to retirees and their spouses for life, but rejected the suggestion that the scope of...

Onkyo Europe Elec., GMBH v. Global Technovations Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1582

Justia Opinion Summary: GTI went bankrupt after it purchased OAI, a subsidiary of Onkyo for $13 million in cash and $12 million in three-year promissory notes. Onkyo filed a proof of claim for $12 million. GTI responded by suing Onkyo under the...

Miller v. AXA Winterthur Ins. Co.  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1751

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000 an “incident” occurred on the ice of a professional hockey game in Switzerland between Miller and McKim. McKim was injured. Swiss courts filed criminal charges against Miller. McKim’s insurer and hockey club file...

Jack Reese v. CNH America LLC
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1857
Jack Reese v. CNH America LLC
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1969
USA v. Anthony Stanley
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4423
In re: Dantone  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-8006

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs delivered artifacts from a famous shipwreck to Debtor for display and, according to Debtor, sale in Debtor’s jewelry store. The store went out of business. When Debtor returned the artifacts, an emerald pendan...

Lidochem, Inc. v. Stoller Enterprises, Inc.
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1686
J-Way Leasing, Ltd. v. American Bridge Company
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3342
Andrea Harchar v. USA
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4201
Harchar v. United States  
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4419

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, Harchars filed a Chapter 13 petition. The government was a creditor because of a tax arrearage. A reorganization plan was confirmed, requiring that they pay in full priority tax claims and pay five cents on the...

Robert Beverly v. MEVA Formwork Systems, Inc.
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 10-5990
Robert Beverly v. MEVA Formwork Systems, Inc.
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 10-6328
Plaintiff v. Defendant  
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1296

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, involved in a large-scale drug operation, 1991-1999, were convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 846. Presentence Investigation...

USA v. Corey Valentine
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1345
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1450
USA v. Johnny Valentine
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1916
First Federal Bank of the Midwest v. Brion Baith
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3938
USA v. Quincey Blanks
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5748
King v. Taylor  
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5917

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sheriff’s Office for Boyle County received an arrest warrant and emergency protective order for King, who had allegedly entered his ex-wife’s property, pointed a gun at her face, and said “I’m going to kill someone t...

Hanna v. Bagley  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 09-3360

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, Hanna was an Ohio state inmate, 19 years into a life sentence for murder and aggravated murder when he attacked his new cellmate, Copas, in his sleep. Copas died from his injuries several days later. Although tr...

USA v. Randall Thompson
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 09-5181
USA v. John Mac Combs
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 09-5189
USA v. Phillip Champion
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 09-5190
USA v. Ronnie Adams
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 09-5191
United States v. Nixon  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 09-5979

Justia Opinion Summary: Nixon worked at a law office, doing clerical and bookkeeping work. While the attorney was out of the office for medical reasons, his bank informed him that he was delinquent in paying back his line of credit. An investig...

Innotext Inc. v. Petra'Lex USA Inc.  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2010

Justia Opinion Summary: Innotext represents automotive manufacturers. Stafford is its vice president. Petra is a sales, service, and support company that represents three offshore companies. In the 1990s, automakers outsourced work overseas to...

Tooling, Mfg.& Tech. Ass'n v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co.  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2480

Justia Opinion Summary: TMTA obtained a policy, known as the CrimeShield Policy to transfer the risk of employee theft from the TMTA to Hartford. Almost immediately after the parties signed the Policy a TMTA employee began diverting funds into...

Textileather Corp. v. GenCorp Inc.  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3634

Justia Opinion Summary: GenCorp owned a vinyl-manufacturing facility, including hazardous waste management units (RCRA units), which reclaimed solvent waste. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901, GenCorp was o...

Hensley v. Gassman  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1071

Justia Opinion Summary: Gassman and Wottrich went to the Hensley residenceto repossess a car. They requested police presence because Hensley’s conduct during a previous repossession resulted in an assault charge against Hensley. The deputies di...

McClellan Hensley, Sr. v. Ronald Gassman
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1129
A & E Coal Co. v. Adams  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3926

Justia Opinion Summary: Adams worked in coal mines for 17 years, leaving A & E Coal in 1988, after 12 years, because he was having difficulty breathing. He has not worked since. Adams also smoked cigarettes for about 25 years, averaging a pack...

USA v. Randall Thompson
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5453
USA v. Ronnie Adams
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-5454