2015 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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USA v. Tonya Jackson
Date: December 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5261
USA v. Jose De La Rosa
Date: December 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5305
USA v. Roberto Rodriguez
Date: December 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6317
USA v. Vincent Williams
Date: December 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1253
Bd. of Trs. Local 392 v. B&B Mech. Servs.  
Date: December 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4017

Justia Opinion Summary: Five multi-employer fringe benefit funds of the Plumbers, Pipe Fitters & Mechanical Equipment Service, Local Union 392, sued to collect delinquent employee fringe benefit contributions from B&B, an Ohio commercial plumbi...

Jose Zaldana Menijar v. Loretta Lynch
Date: December 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3081
In re: Watkins  
Date: December 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5038

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Watkins was sentenced to 185-months’ imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Watkins had three prior convictions: arson, felony escape, and voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced under...

USA v. Vishnu Meda
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2598
United States v. Javidan  
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Numbers: 13-2599, 13-2598

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Javidan shadowed Shahab, who was involved with fraudulent home-health agencies. Javidan, Shahab, and two others purchased Acure Home Care. Javidan managed Acure, signing Medicare applications and maintaining pay...

Tiffani Stephenson v. Comm'r of Social Security
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4154
USA v. Svetislav Vujovic
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4197
Bonnie Owens v. FNMA
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1024
Bachynski v. Stewart  
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1442

Justia Opinion Summary: When Michigan police officers arrested Bachynski on suspicion of murder, she invoked her right to remain silent and asked for an attorney. During later interactions between the officers and Bachynski, she changed her min...

Bauman v. Bank of America, N.A.  
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3106

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, the Baumans purchased Ohio property with a loan from Taylor, secured by a mortgage that listed Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems as nominee on behalf of Taylor. In previous litigation involving the partie...

Scarber v. Palmer  
Date: December 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2364

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Scarber was sentenced to life imprisonment; the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed. The Michigan Supreme Court denied leave to appeal. On November 12, 2009, Scarber moved to dismiss the charges for lack of juris...

Mastan Singh v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: December 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4171
USA v. Brian Sevrey
Date: December 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1015
Donna Soltis v. J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc.
Date: December 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1532
Hawver v. United States  
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1501

Justia Opinion Summary: Hawver claims that the Jackson, Michigan, Center for Family Health a federally qualified health center, caused her mother’s death by providing negligent medical care. The Federal Tort Claims Act provides the exclusive re...

USA v. Mohammed Almaatani
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6552
Shenika Parchman v. City of Taylor
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1120
Sanchez-Robles v. Lynch  
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3252

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Sanchez-Robles, a citizen of Mexico, and her four children, all born in Mexico, illegally entered the U.S.. Her husband, who does not have legal status in the U.S., has traveled back and forth between Mexico and...

Contract Design Group, Inc. v. Wayne State University
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2148
Contract Design Group, Inc. v. Wayne State University
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2206
USA v. Sheldon Hill
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3121
Steven Salyers v. Brennan Builders, Inc.
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3376
USA v. Omar Manjang
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3638
USA v. Daniel Moody
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5149
In re: Daniel Martin, Sr.  
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8030

Justia Opinion Summary: Martin filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition on January 28. On April 9, the Pecks sought relief from stay to continue state court litigation against Martin. On April 29, the Pecks filed an adversary proceeding seeking no...

Maurice Vaughn v. USA
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3858
United States v. Priddy  
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5136

Justia Opinion Summary: Priddy pled guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g). His presentence report recommended that the court adjudge Priddy an armed career criminal (18 U.S.C. 924(e)(1)), identifying...

Michael v. City of Troy Police Dep't  
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2478

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael worked as a Troy patrol officer since 1987. In 2000-2001 he had partially successful surgeries to remove a non-cancerous brain tumor and returned to the force. In 2007, Michael’s then-wife Jamie found a box of em...

Douglas McClain v. Bennie Kelly
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3312
Carmen Amis v. James Twardesky
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2449
Masco Cabinetry v. CEFLA North America, Inc.
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3422
USA v. Ralph Rohner
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4135
Jorge Moreno-Ortega v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4252
Jill Crane v. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1358
USA v. Ralph Rohner
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3083
Norma Belasco v. Warrensville Heights City
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3131
USA v. Leonard Moore
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1651
USA v. Johnny Jarrell
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1656
USA v. Paris Wells
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2217
Jeremiah Craycraft v. Brian Cook, Warden
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4174
Gary McNamara v. Comm'r of Social Security
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1231
Martin Martini v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1423
Yates v. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharma., Inc.  
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3104

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Yates, 17 years old, was sexually active and was suffering from severe menstrual cramps. Smith, a licensed physician assistant, counseled Yates about various contraceptives, and the risks and benefits accompanyi...

Maurice Snow v. Erik Nelson
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3320
USA v. Terrance Brown
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5290
USA v. Courtney Simmons
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5519
Donald Godmar v. Hewlett-Packard Company
Date: December 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1480
Reginald Laughlin v. City of Cleveland
Date: December 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3486
Libertarian Party of Ohio v. Husted  
Date: December 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-4270

Justia Opinion Summary: The Libertarian Party claimed unequal treatment under Ohio’s election laws. The court entered partial summary judgment, finding that the statutes did not violate the First or Fourteenth Amendments and that sovereign immu...

Sheppard v. Robinson  
Date: December 8, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3165

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of murder and sentenced to death, seeks to reopen his federal habeas case in light of Martinez v. Ryan, which was decided a month before petitioner filed his petition for certiorari in his federal h...

Lavelle Jones v. Warden, Lebanon Correctional Inst.
Date: December 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4043
Global Technology, Inc. v. Yubei (XinXiang) Power  
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2319

Justia Opinion Summary: AVIC filed an interlocutory appeal of the district court's denial of its motion to dismiss asserting immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), 28 U.S.C. 1602 et seq. The court held that the district cou...

USA v. Jason McGuire
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2458
USA v. Delvin Davis
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2475
Carla Theiss v. Walgreen Company
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3892
Carla Theiss v. Walgreen Company
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3933
Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc.  
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3302

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and her companies, Tri-Serve and Capital Concepts, brought a claim for improper use of trade name and false designation of origin under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1125, against Sheakley Entity Defendants on the...

Lauren Lloyd v. Midland Funding, LLC
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5132
Barbara Gunn v. Senior Services of N. Ky.
Date: December 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5320
USA v. James Townsend
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4250
USA v. Christopher Moody
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5205
USA v. Seth Johnston
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6201
Kreipke v. Wayne State Univ.  
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1139

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3729 et seq., and for defamation under Michigan law, alleging that WSU engaged in a fraudulent scheme to inflate the amount of funding that it...

Wheeler v. Dayton Police Dep't  
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3484

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court dismissed plaintiff's suit alleging that police officers violated his constitutional rights during a 2009 arrest. Plaintiff now brings a new suit stemming from the 2009 arrest raising similar constitut...

USA v. Seth Johnston
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5109
USA v. Duane Ward
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5183
USA v. Brice Marchbanks
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5209
Alicia Williams v. Steak 'N Shake, Inc.
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5522
Michael Bradley v. Jack Reno, Jr.
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4116
Francisco Cruz-Ibarra v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4159
Kevin Williams v. USA
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5661
Reyes Velazquez-Arzate v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3045
Vasil Sabov v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3201
USA v. Daniel Austin, Jr.
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3210
Anatoly Guts v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3239
Antioch Co. Litigation Trust v. Lee Morgan
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3790
Heather Carman v. Erie County
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4022
USA v. Lee New, III
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1367
Barber v. Miller  
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1404

Justia Opinion Summary: A family member reported to Michigan Children’s Protective Services (CPS) that Barber was neglecting J.B. Miller, a CPS social worker, interviewed J.B. at his public elementary school without a court order or Barber’s c...

James Barber v. James Miller
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1404
Vikramjeet Singh v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3066
King v. Morgan  
Date: December 1, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4189

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of murder and felonious assault, filed a federal habeas petition and the district court denied relief. Then petitioner asked the state trial court to vacate his sentence because it failed to include...

Nancy Woods v. Linnie Willis
Date: November 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3016
Nancy Woods v. Linnie Willis
Date: November 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3029
Jose De La Cruz Reyna v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: November 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3662
Jose De La Cruz Reyna v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: November 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3093
Carmen Garrett v. Southwestern Medical Clinic
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1020
USA v. Mustafa Abdul-Qadir Al-Din
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1646
USA v. Walee Abdulazeem Al-Din
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1660
USA v. Charles Lewis, Sr.
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1672
USA v. Ralphael Crenshaw
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1673
Partners In Forestry Cooperative v. United States Forest Service
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2444
USA v. Durand Sinclair
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2624
Alan Safdi v. The Union Central Life Ins.
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3598
Matilde Ramirez-Matias v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4056
Robert Krutko v. Franklin County, Ohio
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4295
USA v. Gregory Howard
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6326
Walter Aston v. Tapco International Corp.
Date: November 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2476
USA v. Samuel Johnson, Jr.
Date: November 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2549
Timothy Glass v. Francisco Pineda
Date: November 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4069
United States v. Lechner  
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1072

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his convictions for two counts each of transporting explosives without a permit, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 842(a)(3)(A), and improper storage of explosives, and one count each of possessing explosives...

Detroit Free Press, Inc v. US DOJ
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1670
Hearring v. Sliwowski  
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-6039, 14-6315

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, a first grade student complained to a teacher that her genitals hurt and the teacher sent her to the school nurse who visually inspected the girl. Plaintiff, the girl's mother, filed a money-damages action again...

Foster v. Patrick  
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6254

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, the father of Armetta Foster, filed suit against the deputy sheriff that shot and killed Armetta. On appeal, the deputy appealed the district court's denial of his motion for summary judgment based on qualifie...

Melissa Hearring v. Karen Sliwowski
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6315
USA v. Leslie Coe
Date: November 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3691
Dionicio Galdamez v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: November 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3073
USA v. Kevin Thompson
Date: November 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5152
Christian Duruji v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: November 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3044
USA v. Juan Portillo
Date: November 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3124
Maxum Indemnity Company v. Drive West Insurance Services
Date: November 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3199
Jacqueline Kohake v. Department of Treasury
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3068
Orthofix, Inc. v. Eric Hunter
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3216
USA v. Marshay Wilson
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3445
Q.W. v. Board of Education of Fayette County
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5160
Jeremy Jennings v. County of Monroe
Date: November 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2545
Curtis Lewis v. Cindi Curtin
Date: November 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1294
Rosanne Amato Noto v. Comm'r of Social Security
Date: November 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1309
Christel Guillory v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: November 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3005
Broad Street Energy Company v. Endeavor Ohio, LLC
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4223
Broad St. Energy Co. v. Endeavor Ohio, LLC  
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-4278, 14-4223

Justia Opinion Summary: For some time, Broad Street Energy has owned many Ohio oil-and-gas leases. The market has changed to use of shale-drilling (fracking) to extract oil and gas from shale formations deeper than the formations from which Bro...

USA v. Lacey Weld
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5894
USA v. Dashun Clark
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3284
Patrick Devlin v. Richard Kalm
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2291
United States v. Levenderis  
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4004

Justia Opinion Summary: Around 2000, at age 44, Levenderis used castor beans and acetone to produce enought ricin to kill 250 people. Levenderis stored it in a can in his freezer until an FBI HAZMAT team removed it in 2011. Levenderis, then ill...

Albert Schempp v. GC Acquisition, LLC
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4076
Matthews v. White  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5901

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1982, Matthews was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His conviction and sentence have been affirmed on direct appeal and in post-conviction proceedings, including in federal court. Having exhausted his judic...

Pfeil v. State St. Bank & Trust Co.  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1491

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, 29 U.S.C. 1001, plan fiduciaries have a duty of prudence that generally requires diversification. To “solve the dual problems of securing capital funds for necessary cap...

Board v. Bradshaw  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3199

Justia Opinion Summary: In September, 2010, Board pleaded guilty to drug trafficking with forfeiture specifications, a felony that carried a mandatory prison term of three-10 years under Ohio law. His plea agreement recommended a seven-year sen...

Tom Stinebaugh v. City Of Wapakoneta
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4262
Bobby Cutts, Jr. v. Keith Smith
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3516
Mullins v. Cyranek  
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3817

Justia Opinion Summary: Cincinnati officers, assigned to provide security outside the Black Family Reunion at Sawyer Point, were informed that young African American males were throwing guns over the fence to individuals who were inside. After...

Arrowood Indemnity Company v. Michael Cristini
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1257
Richard Dixon v. Travelers Indemnity Company
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1612
Shadrick v. Hopkins Cnty.  
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5603

Justia Opinion Summary: Butler, age 25, arrived at Hopkins County Detention Center to serve a misdemeanor sentence. A tower operator saw Butler put something in his mouth and swallow, and relayed her observation to deputies, who started booking...

Durand v. Hanover Ins. Group, Inc.  
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5648

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Durand filed an Employee Retirement Income Security Act, 29 U.S.C. 1001–1461 (ERISA) class action against her former employer and the pension plan it sponsors, challenging the projection rate used by the Plan to...

Exel, Inc. v. Southern Refrigerated Trans.
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3953
Exel, Inc. v. Southern Refrigerated Trans.
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3990
Fla. Power Corp. v. FirstEnergy Corp.  
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4126

Justia Opinion Summary: After discovering hazardous contaminants at Sanford and Orlando coal gasification plants in the 1990s, the EPA concluded that Florida Power and previous owners were liable for costs of removal and remediation. In 1998 an...

Rockwell Medical, Inc. v. Richard Yocum, M.D.
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1075
USA v. Deondrai Tippins
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1154
Exel, Inc. v. S. Refrigerated Transp., Inc.  
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Numbers: 15-3032, 14-3990, 14-3953

Justia Opinion Summary: Exel, a shipping broker, sued SRT, an interstate motor carrier, after SRT lost a shipment of pharmaceutical products it had agreed to transport for Exel on behalf of Exel’s client, Sandoz. On summary judgment, the distri...

USA v. Darren Huff
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 12-5581
Abdur'Rahman v. Carpenter  
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6126

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1987, Abdur’Rahman was convicted of first-degree murder, assault with intent to commit first-degree murder, and armed robbery. He was sentenced to death. The Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed. Abdur’Rahman unsuccessful...

United States v. Moon  
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2085

Justia Opinion Summary: Moon and a co-conspirator acquired credit card numbers issued to third parties and used the information to create counterfeit credit cards and gift cards, which they used to purchase merchandise. Moon pled guilty to wir...

United States v. Gyamfi  
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2247

Justia Opinion Summary: In the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Customs and Border Patrol officers stopped Gyamfi while he was traveling to Detroit from Ghana. They found at least one kilogram of heroin packed in the inner lining of Gyamfi’s suitc...

Simco Peabody Coal Company v. John Ruby
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4263
United States v. James  
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1088

Justia Opinion Summary: Seventeen days into his parole for a state drug conviction, James was caught selling drugs while carrying a pistol. Michigan revoked his parole, returning him to prison for five more years. The federal government indicte...

Cicely Maben v. Southwestern Medical Clinic
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1101
Gary House v. Rexam Beverage Can Company
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3069
Diana Sellers v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3149
USA v. Sue Wilson
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1159
USA v. Gary Wilson
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1160
USA v. Jason Arnold
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1956
Allied Erecting & Dismantling Co. Inc. v. Genesis Equip. & Mfg., Inc.  
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3563

Justia Opinion Summary: Allied, founded in 1973 by Ramun, competes with Genesis in the field of industrial dismantling and scrap processing, including the design, development, and manufacture of related specialized equipment. From 1992-2001, Ra...

Sarmed Hanna v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3804
United States v. Mateen  
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4165

Justia Opinion Summary: Mateen pled guilty to possession of child pornography, 18 U.S.C. 2252. A few years earlier, Mateen had pled guilty to gross sexual imposition, Ohio Code 2907.05, which prohibits sexual contact that is non-consensual by v...

USA v. Richard Kelly
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5222
Merrick v. Diageo Americas Supply, Inc.  
Date: November 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6198

Justia Opinion Summary: Diageo distills and ages whiskey in Louisville, resulting in tons of ethanol emissions. Ethanol vapor wafts onto nearby property where the ethanol combines with condensation to propagate whiskey fungus. Ethanol emissions...

USA v. Baltazar Camacho
Date: November 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6405
Little v. Louisville Gas & Elec. Co.  
Date: November 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6499

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs allege that, beginning in 2008, they have had a persistent film of dust over their properties, coming from Cane Run power plant, which is owned and operated by LGE. Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District,...

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. v. Evans Tempcon, Inc.
Date: November 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1388
Sara Jones-McNamara v. Holzer Health Systems
Date: November 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3070
United States v. Christian  
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6530

Justia Opinion Summary: Christian was part of a truck theft ring, working with Dubose, Davis, and Lanton. The theft ring first struck in May 2011. In August 2011 and June 2012, they stole three semis containing tires. A sting operation caught D...

USA v. Donald Clay
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5946
USA v. Lucinda Darrah
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1116
Alexander v. Rosen  
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1265

Justia Opinion Summary: Alexander filed a suit, claiming that nine individuals—all of whom had some connection to child support proceedings related to Alexander’s son—conspired against him and violated his civil rights by imposing child support...

USA v. Todd Simmons
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2306
James Kitchen v. Catherine Bauman
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2363
Rex Coal Company, Inc. v. MSHA
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4123
Andre Williams v. Betty Mitchell
Date: October 28, 2015
Docket Number: 03-3626
Andre Williams v. Betty Mitchell
Date: October 28, 2015
Docket Number: 12-4269
Bible Believers v. Wayne County  
Date: October 28, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1635

Justia Opinion Summary: Dearborn hosted Arab International Festival, 1995-2012, attracting 250,000 people with entertainment and food. The 2012 Festival had 85 vendors and information tables, including several affiliated with Christian and othe...

USA v. Johnny Barbour
Date: October 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6217
Gregory Vincent v. Warren County, Kentucky
Date: October 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5048
Appalachian Land Company v. EQT Production Company
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 12-5589
Coleman v. Bergh  
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1459

Justia Opinion Summary: Coleman was convicted of armed robbery, as a felon-in-possession of a firearm, and of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and was sentenced to 22-32 years in prison. Coleman filed an unsuccessful pro se...

Carnell Matthews v. DEA
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4298
USA v. Monique Tisdel
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3217
Gary Biszantz v. Stephens Thoroughbreds
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5215
Mokdad v. Lynch  
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1094

Justia Opinion Summary: Mokdad, a naturalized U.S. citizen, alleges that he has been denied boarding on commercial airline flights between the U.S. and his native country, Lebanon because he was on the No Fly List. Mokdad applied for redress un...

USA v. Randy Kincaid
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5596
USA v. Dustin Morgan
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5706
USA v. Sandra Kincaid
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6034
Aaron James v. Sharon Taylor
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6135
USA v. Wendi Henry
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6151
Joseph Middaugh v. City of Three Rivers
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1140
Slusher v. Shelbyville Hosp. Corp.  
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5256

Justia Opinion Summary: Slusher, an orthopedic surgeon and military reservist, worked at Heritage, a small hospital in Shelbyville, Tennessee, through a staffing service, on 30-day assignments beginning on July 20, 2010. Slusher was offered, bu...

USA v. Alexis Perez
Date: October 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3794
Long v. Insight Commc'ns of Cent. Ohio, LLC  
Date: October 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3996

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs received internet and cable services from TWC in Chardon, Ohio. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), conducting an online investigation to identify individuals possessing and sharing child pornography,...

Ky. Coal Ass'n, Inc. v. Tenn. Valley Auth.  
Date: October 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5163

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tennessee Valley Authority, a federal agency, operates power plants that provide electricity to nine million Americans in the Southeastern United States, 16 U.S.C. 831n-4(h). Like private power companies, TVA must co...

James Trimble v. David Bobby
Date: October 22, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3381
Trimble v. Bobby  
Date: October 22, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3381

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Trimble shot and killed his girlfriend and her seven-year-old son with an assault rifle. Later that night, he broke into the apartment of a female college student, held her hostage, and eventually killed her wit...

USA v. Ibrahimshah Shahulhameed
Date: October 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5718
Tabatha White v. Jewel Steele
Date: October 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5835
Brown v. Van Ru Credit Corp.  
Date: October 22, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1323

Justia Opinion Summary: Brown owed student loan debt, which he alleges Van Ru Credit was retained to collect. A Van Ru employee left a voicemail at Brown’s business that stated the caller’s and Van Ru’s names, a return number, and a reference n...

Cardiovascular Support v. SpecialtyCare, Inc.
Date: October 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5383
USA v. Eugene Bernardini
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6180
Luviq Plumaj v. Raymond Booker
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2023
Bernard Schafer v. Multiband Corp.
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2518
United States v. Hodge  
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5256

Justia Opinion Summary: Hodge’s 15-year-old stepdaughter found a micro video recording device that had recorded her exiting the shower naked and wrapping a towel around herself. She also saw that Hodge had setting up a camera on one of her bedr...

USA v. Candice McGraw
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1460
Tomaydo-Tomahhdo LLC v. George Vozary
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3179
USA v. Emmanuel Gyamfi
Date: October 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2247
United States v. Andrews  
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2045

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2006 to 2008, Andrews asked friends and colleagues to loan him money, roughly two million dollars in total, explaining that he needed money to purchase property in Indianapolis or to improve property that he owned i...

USA v. Jeremy Mack
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3580
Ron Nollner v. International Mission Board
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6269
Daniel Wallace v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1204
Paul Hughey v. CVS Caremark Corporation
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5114
Jorge Trujillo-Roque v. Loretta Lynch
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3027
Timothy Pearson v. UAW
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3139
Avelino Martinez v. USA
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5860
USA v. Valerio Alexander
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3098
Mustapha Nya v. Baxter International, Inc.
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3123
USA v. Sheri Rosenbaum
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2219
Ernesto Nunez-Avina v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3058
Tamara Ciaramitaro v. UNUM Life Insurance Co.
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1248
Herr v. U.S. Forest Serv.  
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2381

Justia Opinion Summary: Herr bought waterfront property on Crooked Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and planned to use their gas-powered motorboat on it. The U.S. Forest Service threatened to enforce a regulation (36 C.F.R. 293.6) that b...

USA v. Santos Gomez
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2456
Anthony Facione v. CHL Mortgage Trust 2006-J1
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2613
Graciano Rodriguez-Tovar v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4248
Julie Morr v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3333
State of Ohio v. U.S. Army Corps of Eng'rs  
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Numbers: 15-3799, 15-3822, 15-3853, 15-3887

Justia Opinion Summary: The Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation consolidated challenges, by 18 states, to the 2015 Clean Water Rule adopted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency, which clarifies the...

State of Oklahoma v. EPA
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3822
State of Texas v. EPA
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3853
State of Georgia v. EPA
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3887
Elite Int'l Enterprise, Inc. v. Patton Wallcoverings, Inc.
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2272
Elite Int'l Enterprise, Inc. v. Patton Wallcoverings, Inc.
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2317
Roman Alvarez-Mejia v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3644
USA v. Ronnie Jackson
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5950
USA v. Rita Whicker
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6555
USA v. Ruth Robinson
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6556
Roman Alvarez-Mejia v. Loretta Lynch
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3037
Edward Shaver v. Brimfield Township
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3089
Harris v. TD Ameritrade, Inc.  
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5220

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, the Harrises bought tens of thousands of shares in Bancorp through a TD Ameritrade account. Six years later, the Harrises sought to hold some of their Bancorp stock in another form, registered in their name and...

Deborah Morabito v. Roger Holmes
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3612
Richard Veluzat v. Williamson Medical Center
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6495
USA v. Corey Neal
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6500
John Aldini v. Kroger Co. of Mich.
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1044
Pedreira v. Sunrise Children's Servs., Inc.  
Date: October 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5879

Justia Opinion Summary: Sunrise operates group homes, places children in foster care, and provides related services for the State of Kentucky, which provides 65% of Sunrise’s revenue. Sunrise describes its mission as “to extend the grace and ho...

In re: MERV Props., LLC  
Date: October 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-8013

Justia Opinion Summary: MERV, an LLC formed to purchase and operate an antique mall, encountered difficulties paying its mortgage loan and entered into a forbearance agreement with the Bank. MERV later defaulted and filed a Chapter 11 Bankrupt...

Kitchen v. Heyns  
Date: October 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2048

Justia Opinion Summary: Kitchen filed a pro se lawsuit against 22 Michigan Corrections Officers, alleging constitutional violations at two different prisons. Because Civil Rule 20(a)(2) does not allow such joinder, the district court dismissed...

USA v. Terell Buford
Date: October 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6537
David Eichaker v. Village of Vicksburg
Date: October 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1128
Jessica Wiser v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: October 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3358
Waskiewicz v. UniCare Life & Health Ins. Co.  
Date: October 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1479

Justia Opinion Summary: Waskiewicsz suffers from type-1 diabetes, major depression, and gender identity disorder She worked as a product design engineer for Ford from 1990 until October, 2010, when she suffered “a debilitating emotional breakd...

Kevin Chorazyczewski v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
Date: October 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2109
Sandra James v. Loretta Lynch
Date: October 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3992
Josepha Campinha-Bacote v. Kristi Hudson
Date: October 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3143
Barks v. Silver Bait LLC  
Date: October 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5175

Justia Opinion Summary: Silver Bait operates, on 750 acres in Tennessee, housing, growing, and packaging bait worms for sale to retailers. Silver Bait imports baby worms from Europe and feeds and grows them in seven concrete structures, 540 fee...

Theola Veasley v. FNMA
Date: October 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2535
Chevalier v. Barnhart  
Date: October 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3146

Justia Opinion Summary: During the course of their marriage, Caroline, a citizen of Canada, made more than $75,000 in loans to Kimberly, of Ohio, which were never repaid. A federal district court dismissed Caroline’s contract and tort lawsuit....

Berry Meadows v. James Enyeart
Date: October 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4001
USA v. Terrance Dowlen
Date: October 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4238
Raymond Long, Jr. v. Eric Qualls
Date: October 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5576
Twylight Buchanan v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: October 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5137
John Stockman v. Mary Berghuis
Date: September 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1111
William Welch v. Don Spaulding
Date: September 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2050
Richard Thomason v. Amalgamated Local No. 863
Date: September 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3371
USA v. Robert Gray
Date: September 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5959
USA v. Jason Mikula
Date: September 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6551
United States v. Johnson  
Date: September 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1076

Justia Opinion Summary: Twice in 2007, Johnson was charged in Florida with crimes involving robbery with a deadly weapon, and entered no-contest pleas. After his release and while on probation in Florida, Johnson moved, in violation of his prob...

Rosa Genao v. USA
Date: September 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1327
John Weary, Jr. v. Stephanie Poteat
Date: September 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5159
USA v. Eddie Jackson
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2208
Veronica Santana v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3663
Gustavo Quintero-Soria v. Loretta Lynch
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4226
Roderick Ray v. U.S. Bank National Ass'n
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1241
USA v. Javon Ellis
Date: September 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1412
Stuart Robbennolt v. Heidi Washington
Date: September 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2433
United States v. Giorgio  
Date: September 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4193

Justia Opinion Summary: Giorgio was the Chief Financial Officer of Suarez, a direct-marketing company. He and his boss asked employees to donate $5,000 each to political candidates, promising that the company would reimburse the donations. Whe...

Rafah Dawood v. JPMorgan Chase Bank
Date: September 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1242
Howard Linden v. Thomas Piotrowski
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2158
Vicki Koning v. United of Omaha Life Insurance
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2188
Qing Tian v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3243
Ilze Kruze v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4270
Farris Morris v. Wayne Carpenter
Date: September 23, 2015
Docket Number: 11-6322
Morris v. Carpenter  
Date: September 23, 2015
Docket Numbers: 11-6323, 11-6322

Justia Opinion Summary: During a 1994 attack on his neighbors, Morris shot and killed the husband, beat and stabbed a teen-aged cousin and raped the wife, who survived. The gun was found underneath Morris’s dresser drawer. After waiving his con...

United States v. Ray  
Date: September 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2159

Justia Opinion Summary: Detroit police received complaints about drug activity at a residence and used a confidential informant to make a controlled buy. They observed as the CI went to the front door, but were unable to see the person with who...

United States v. Olive  
Date: September 22, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6174

Justia Opinion Summary: Olive founded National Foundation of America (NFOA) in 2006 and applied to the IRS for recognition of its Section 501(c)(3) status. That application was eventually denied He learned the “business model” as a development...

Miguel Aguilar Aguilar v. Loretta Lynch
Date: September 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4118
Coface Argentina v. McDermott  
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2489

Justia Opinion Summary: A Chapter 7 petition was filed against Connolly in 2001. Shapiro, then the bankruptcy trustee, initiated an adversary proceeding. In 2007, the bankruptcy court concluded that Shapiro and his attorney had breached their d...

Max Trucking, LLC v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Corp.  
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2115

Justia Opinion Summary: Max Trucking transports freight throughout the United States, maintaining a staff of six dispatchers at its Michigan headquarters. The dispatchers find jobs on websites and contact one of 76 truck drivers, including abou...

O'Toole v. O'Connor  
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3614

Justia Opinion Summary: Colleen O’Toole is currently a judge and announced her intention to run for election in 2016 to one of the three contested seats on the Supreme Court of Ohio. O’Toole and her judicial campaign committee challenged the co...

Mark Dragomier v. Local 1112 UAW
Date: September 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4194
William Howe v. City of Akron
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4172
William Howe v. City of Akron
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4268
Parsons v. Dep't of Justice  
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1848

Justia Opinion Summary: Fans of the musical group Insane Clown Posse, who call themselves “Juggalos,” frequently display, on person or property, insignia representative of the band. In 2011, the National Gang Intelligence Center—an informationa...

USA v. James Gibson
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3327
Howe v. City of Akron  
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3352

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Akron administered promotional examinations for firefighters for the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain. Akron firefighters who took the examinations, but were not promoted, filed suit, alleging that the promotiona...

Cruz-Gomez v. Lynch  
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3989

Justia Opinion Summary: Cruz-Gomez was admitted to the United States in 2006 on a temporary work visa. He remained in the U.S. after his visa expired, and DHS initiated removal proceedings. Cruz-Gomez appeared with counsel, conceded that he was...

USA v. Anthony Grayer
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6294
Mario Simmons v. Dianna Napier
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2013
Nathaniel Hall v. U.S. Bank, N.A.
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2305
USA v. Joshua Dobson
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5721
USA v. Paul Gott, III
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5722
Robert Hurtt v. International Services, Inc.
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1824
Zulema Bonner-Turner v. Ecorse, City of
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2337
USA v. Walter Bridges, Jr.
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2430
Cassandra DeNoma v. Hamilton County Court
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4058
FLSmidth Inc. v. Fiber Innovation Technology
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6330
FLSmidth Inc. v. Fiber Innovation Technology
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6331
United States v. Brown  
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1761

Justia Opinion Summary: Cooperating witness, “DEA1,” provided information concerning Middleton’s heroin trafficking, including phone numbers DEA1 used to contact Middleton. DEA1 identified Middleton’s residence as the drug distribution point. D...

Carlson v. Fewins  
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2643

Justia Opinion Summary: Approximately 60 Grand Traverse County officers converged on Carlson’s house after calls from family members indicated that Carlson, who was armed, was alone in his house, threatening suicide. Hours after their last cont...

USA v. Donald Reynolds
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1420
USA v. Tyler Schaeffer
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5278
McCarley v. Kelly  
Date: September 10, 2015
Docket Number: 12-3825

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1991 Charlene filed a paternity suit naming McCarley as the father of her younger son. McCarley stated that he would kill Charlene before paying support. In January 1992 a neighbor found Charlene dead, with a strap ar...

Jones v. Bell  
Date: September 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1014

Justia Opinion Summary: Jones committed armed robberies in Michigan. Glenn was his appointed attorney. By letter, Jones asked the court to appoint a different attorney, but never requested to represent himself. On the first morning of trial, Jo...

USA v. Ernest Singleton
Date: September 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5534
United States v. Churn  
Date: September 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5720

Justia Opinion Summary: Churn, the owner of a Tennessee construction company, was convicted of seven counts of bank fraud stemming from two schemes in which he received bank loans ostensibly to construct houses, but performed little to no work...

USA v. LeRhue Freeman-Payne
Date: September 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1794
USA v. Ronald Dean
Date: September 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5172
USA v. Paul Hilton
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1571
Michael Letvin v. Jack Lew
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2147
Omar Alomari v. Ohio Dep't of Public Safety
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3922
USA v. Gerardo Perez-Mendoza
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4290
USA v. Shawn Washington
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6051
Mary Jane Gross v. City of Dearborn Heights
Date: September 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1178
Paterek v. Village of Armada  
Date: September 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1894

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, the Patereks, owners of PME, an injection molding company, relocated the business from Macomb County to the Village Armada, after purchasing a former high school auto shop. The Planning Commission issued the req...

Law Office of John H Eggertsen, P.C. v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue  
Date: September 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2591

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, Eggersten's law office, an S corporation, established an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), a retirement plan that primarily owns securities of the sponsoring employer. Eggertsen transferred his ownership to...

United States v. Hunt  
Date: September 8, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-3771, 14-3772

Justia Opinion Summary: S.E., a developmentally-disabled woman, was forced out of her home at age 18. She and her daughter, B. age three, were often homeless and moved in with Defendants, who forced S.E. to clean, do yard-work, care for dogs, a...

USA v. Jordie Callahan
Date: September 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3772
Garcia-Dorantes v. Warren  
Date: September 4, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2439

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, a jury convicted Garcia-Dorantes of murder in the second degree and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than the crime of murder. Before his trial started, Garcia-Dorantes failed to raise a Sixth Am...

Ambrose v. Booker  
Date: September 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1780

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, a jury of an unknown racial composition convicted Ambrose of armed robbery, carjacking, and felony-firearm possession. At jury selection, Ambrose did not object to the racial composition of the venire. In 2002,...

Onofre Lopez v. City of Cleveland
Date: September 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4277
John Yarberry v. Gregg Appliances, Inc.
Date: September 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3960
USA v. Frankie Crum
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6299
Etherton v. Rivard  
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1373

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, a jury convicted Etherton of possession with intent to deliver cocaine. After exhausting both direct and collateral appellate review procedures in Michigan, Etherton timely filed a federal petition for habeas co...

Celia Szasz v. Dolgencorp, LLC
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2344
Bd. Trs. Local 17 Iron Workers Pension Fund v. Harris Davis Rebar LLC  
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3997

Justia Opinion Summary: The Iron Workers negotiated a contract that required JD Steel to make contributions, on behalf of its employees, to the pension funds for local unions in which the employees performed work, amounting $10.00 for every hou...

Shelton v. United States  
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5565

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Shelton pleaded guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm. His conviction became final in 2009, and four years later he moved to vacate his sentence, 28 U.S.C. 2255, alleging that the 2013 Supreme Court holdi...

USA v. Stanton Hales
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1011
Fasil Kebede v. Suntrust Mortgage, Inc.
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5127
John Robinson v. USA
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5683
USA v. Richard Shannon
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1727
Gerling & Associates, Inc. v. Gearhouse Broadcast Pty. Ltd.
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3335
Gerling & Associates, Inc. v. Gearhouse Broadcast Pty. Ltd.
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3387
United States v. Cover  
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3641

Justia Opinion Summary: An FBI agent downloaded multiple files depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct from Cover’s computer. Cover led guilty to distributing child pornography over the Internet, 18 U.S.C. 2252(a)(2). The court...

Wheaton v. McCarthy  
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4023

Justia Opinion Summary: Most Medicare recipients must pay monthly premiums in addition to various co-payments and deductibles, 42 U.S.C. 1395. States that receive federal Medicaid funds must assist certain low-income Medicare beneficiaries with...

Walker v. United States  
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5703

Justia Opinion Summary: Federal law generally bars both state-convicted and federally-convicted felons from possessing firearms, unless their civil rights have been “restored” under the law of the convicting jurisdiction. Congress has rendered...

USA v. Corrie Anderson
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6516
Ro' Broadnax Hill v. Hosington
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1954
Ro' Broadnax Hill v. Hosington
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2014
USA v. Jason Castle
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5472
USA v. Odell Holder
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5666
USA v. Ricky Hundley
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5090
Steven Stockman v. GE Life, Disability & Med. Plan
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4450
Skylar Gunn v. NPC International, Inc.
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6036
William Harris v. NPC International, Inc.
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6040
Candace Jowers v. NPC International, Inc.
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6041
Tiffney Penley v. NPC International, Inc.
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6042
Leah Redmond v. NPC International, Inc.
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6044
BNSF Ry. Co. v. Tenn. Dep't of Revenue
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6285
CSX Transp., Inc. v. Tenn. Dep't of Revenue  
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-6286, 14-6285, 14-6287, 14-6288

Justia Opinion Summary: The 1976 Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act prohibits states from imposing taxes that “discriminat[e] against a rail carrier,” 49 U.S.C. 11501(b)(4)A, including: Assessing rail transportation property at a...

Illinois Central Railroad Co. v. Tenn. Dep't of Revenue
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6287
Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Tenn. Dep't of Revenue
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6288
Gas Natural Inc. v. Richard Osborne
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3999
USA v. Deandre Blackman
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5188
USA v. Douglas Martin
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5364
Valemaria Blankenship v. Comm'r of Social Security
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2464
Calloway v. Caraco Pharma. Lab., Ltd.  
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2526

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000 and 2002 the FDA issued warnings to Caraco, a Michigan pharmaceutical manufacturer, stating that failure to correct violations promptly could result in enforcement action without further notice. After follow-ups...

Muhammad al-Lamadani v. Keith Lang
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3910
Beth Freeman v. Blue Ridge Paper Products, Inc
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6197
Pleas Kavanaugh v. LFUCG
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6323
USA v. Charles Gudger
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3061
Theodore Jackson v. Brigham Sloan
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3775
Jackson v. Sloan  
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Numbers: 15-3776, 15-3775

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio state inmate Jackson continually violated the terms of his parole. Facing up to 26 years behind bars, he filed an unsuccessful federal habeas petition in 2013. Jackson filed two more habeas petitions in 2015, but th...

David Cope v. Gateway Area Dev. Dist.
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5104
James Holland, Jr. v. Steven Rivard
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1553
James Holland, Jr. v. Steven Rivard
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1554
James Holland, Jr. v. Steven Rivard
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1555
James Holland, Jr. v. Steven Rivard
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1556
James Holland, Jr. v. Steven Rivard
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1557
Holland v. Rivard  
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-1558, 14-1553, 14-1554, 14-1555, 14-1556, 14-1557

Justia Opinion Summary: While Holland was in custody for a parole violation, detectives interviewed Holland about criminal sexual assaults that had occurred in the area. Holland asserted his right to an attorney and the interview ceased. Six da...

Bd. of Trustees v. Moore  
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4048

Justia Opinion Summary: The NEI Board administers a self-funded, multi-employer health plan covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001. A Trust Agreement, executed by the participating companies and the Board...

United States v. Taylor  
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6048

Justia Opinion Summary: Hayden acted as a confidential informant in a Martin, Tennessee investigation into felons in possession of firearms. Hayden contacted her acquaintance, Taylor; Hayden testified that he told her that he had stolen pistols...

Norfolk Southern Ry. Co. v. Tenn. Dep't of Revenue
Date: August 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6401
USA v. LaMonte Watson
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1903
USA v. Shawn Smith
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 12-2199
USA v. Russell Collins
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 12-6263
USA v. Eddie Wilburn
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 12-6512
USA v. Isaac Meeks
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1748
United States v. Brosky  
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Numbers: 13-6617, 12-6263, 12-6512

Justia Opinion Summary: Collins, Wilburn, Brosky, (Defendants) and others, were charged. Several entered plea agreements and agreed to cooperate. Defendants were convicted of conspiring to manufacture a mixture or substance containing detectabl...

Baynes v. Cleland  
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2235

Justia Opinion Summary: Police received a report of a passenger repeatedly striking a female driver on 1-94, with a license plate number. Officers initiated a traffic stop, handcuffed passenger Baynes, and placed him in the patrol vehicle, with...

Bradley v. Ameristep, Inc.  
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6087

Justia Opinion Summary: Bradley purchased ratchet straps to use exclusively on a hunting treestand. In 2008, Bradley used the straps to secure his treestand, exposed to the elements, from early September to mid-October. Bradley then stored the...

Mich. Catholic Conference v. Burwell  
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2723

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Catholic Church-affiliated entities, have religious objections to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. 300gg-13, requirement that their employer-based health insurance plans cover all FDA...

The Catholic Diocese of Nashville v. Sylvia Matthews Burwell
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6640
Mitchell v. City of Warren  
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2075

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Lapham responded to a call for backup; another officer had stopped a car with expired tags when a passenger—16-year-old Robert—ran from the car, broke into an abandoned house, and hid. Lapham arrived as an office...

Coley v. Lucas Cnty.  
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-3134, 14-3136, 14-3137

Justia Opinion Summary: His family was told that Benton, a pretrial detainee, died of natural causes in the Lucas County jail in 2004. In 2008, after an FBI investigation, family members discovered that jail employees had disconnected medical e...

Denise Coley v. Lucas County, Ohio
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3136
Denise Coley v. Lucas County, Ohio
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3137
Hill v. Homeward Residential, Inc.  
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4168

Justia Opinion Summary: The Telephone Consumer Protection Act prohibits companies from making automated calls to a person’s cellphone without that person’s prior express consent, 47 U.S.C. 227(b)(1)(A)(iii). Hill claims he received more than 10...

USA v. Arthur Smith
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5549
David Wilburn, Jr. v. USA
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5732
Earnest McCowen v. Village of Lincoln Heights
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3040
Jay Hadley v. FCA US LLC
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1460
Rikos v. Procter & Gamble Co.  
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4088

Justia Opinion Summary: The named plaintiffs purchased Align, Procter & Gamble’s probiotic nutritional supplement, and found that the product did not work as advertised—that it did not promote their digestive health. Plaintiffs filed suit, alle...

Shana Perry v. Autozone Stores, Inc.
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5185
Keith Guy, Sr. v. LFUCG
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5496
Morris & Morris, PSC v. Gayle Slaughter
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5501
Davis v. Carpenter  
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6205

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Davis was engaged to Jennifer, who had an eight-month old son, Caine. Davis was not Caine’s father. On January 27, Davis was at Jennifer’s apartment. Caine was fussy. Davis grew frustrated and pushed Caine acros...

Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5064
Keys v.Booker  
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1274

Justia Opinion Summary: Keys was convicted in 2005 of second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit unarmed robbery, and assault with the intent to rob while armed. Due in part to his “habitual offender” status, the Michigan state court sentenced...

Holy Love Ministry v. USA
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3583
Abdou Mohamedene v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3621
United States v. Powell  
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3932

Justia Opinion Summary: Powell pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges, preserving the right to appeal his sentence. The court classified Powell as a career offender and sentenced him to 155 months’ imprisonment, near the low end of the Guid...

Stefan Dragnea v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4137
Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica, LLC  
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5237

Justia Opinion Summary: Varsity manufactures cheerleading and athletic apparel. Its designers sketch concepts: “original combinations, positionings, and arrangements of elements which include V’s (chevrons), lines, curves, stripes, angles, diag...

Godawa v. Byrd  
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5963

Justia Opinion Summary: The facts are based on video footage and Officer Byrd’s deposition. Byrd was on bicycle patrol in Elsmere, Kentucky, at 1:00 a.m. A Finish Line Bar employee approached, concerned about a man (Godawa) in the parking lot....

USA v. German Castro-Martinez
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6509
Keith LaMar v. Marc Houk
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 11-3131
LaMar v. Houk  
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Numbers: 11-3153, 11-3131

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, Muslim inmates seized control of cellblock “L” at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, took guards hostage and locked inmates considered “snitches” into cells in the L–6 section. The Muslim inmates maintain...

Kindl v. City of Berkley  
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2234

Justia Opinion Summary: Kindl’s breathalyzer test revealed a blood alcohol level of .053. She was arrested for violating a condition of probation that she refrain from alcohol use. The video recording of her booking shows Kindl stating that she...

Arthur Lieberman v. Am. Osteopathic Ass'n
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2515
USA v. John Chambers
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2537
Mark Lay v. USA
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4021
Children's Hospital of Akron v. Youngstown Assoc. in Radiology
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3437
Christopher Moffat v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3828
Judy Fillinger v. Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4097
USA v. Kweita Anderson
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5624
USA v. Erik Hentzen
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6153
Tarek Thabata v. Bank of America, N.A.
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1010
John Drummond v. Marc Houk
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 11-3024
Drummond v. Houk  
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Numbers: 11-3039, 11-3024

Justia Opinion Summary: Three-month-old Jiyen was killed when 11 shots were fired into his home in a drive-by shooting. Prosecution witnesses testified to overhearing Drummond discussing a retribution for the death of a fellow gang member, seei...

United States v. Volkman  
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 12-3212

Justia Opinion Summary: Volkman, a University of Chicago M.D. and Ph.D. (pharmacology), board-certified in emergency medicine, was in financial distress after lawsuits. Hired by Tri-State, a cash-only clinic, he was paid $5,000 to $5,500 per we...

USA v. Kwame Kilpatrick
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2500
United States v. Simmons  
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6273

Justia Opinion Summary: Simmons and 20 others were indicted for conspiracy to sell cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 846. During Simmons’s trial, the government moved to exclude three of Simmons’s co-defendants from the courtroom during the test...

United States v. Ferguson  
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-1120, 14-2500

Justia Opinion Summary: The six-month trial of former Detroit mayor Kilpatrick and Detroit contractor Ferguson, included almost 100 government witnesses and over 700 exhibits. The government’s main theory was that Kilpatrick and Ferguson conspi...

United States v. Henry  
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1887

Justia Opinion Summary: On September 22, 2009, Henry and an unknown accomplice robbed a bank in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Their faces were covered, and they wore gloves. Clutching a BB gun, Henry jumped over the counter and demanded cash while his a...

Melissa McKenna v. Aetna Life Insurance Company
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2445
Dwight Taylor v. Carmen Palmer
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2629
Anderson v. City of Blue Ash  
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3754

Justia Opinion Summary: Anderson’s daughter, C.A., suffers from disabilities that affect her ability to walk and balance independently. A miniature horse enables her to play and get exercise in her backyard without adult assistance. Anderson f...

James Dean, Jr. v. F.P. Allega Concrete Construction Corp.
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3788
Hustler Cincinnati, Inc. v. Paul Cambria, Jr.
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4130
Michael Arthur v. American Showa, Inc.
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4145
Damone Buckman v. Gary Beckstrom
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6070
United States v. Gibbs  
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6344

Justia Opinion Summary: A group of men stole cash and marijuana from the home of an acquaintance whom they knew to be a drug dealer. Friends of the drug dealer, including Defendant, discovered that the first group was responsible and sought rev...

Rocio Saucedo-Carrillo v. USA
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4502
USA v. Corey Lanier
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5703
USA v. Jeffrey Ray
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6075
Garry Jones v. Thomas Bell
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1014
Steel Supply & Engineering Co. v. Illinois Nat'l Insurance Co.
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2216
Clay v. Emmi  
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2351

Justia Opinion Summary: Clay, diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, spoke on the phone with his caseworker, who called Hazel Park Police to report that Clay told her he planned to commit suicide and that Clay had attempted suicide...

ACE European Group, Limited v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4073
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. v. ACE European Group, Limited
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4074
Antonio Saulsberry v. James Holloway
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5866
USA v. Terrence Bell
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 13-6339
Detroit Free Press, Inc v. Dept. of Justice  
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1670

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996 (Free Press I), the Sixth Circuit held that the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, requires government agencies to honor requests for the booking photographs of criminal defendants who have appeared in cou...

USA v. Vincent Jones
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2265
USA v. Jayson Mitchell
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4210
Am. Civil Liberties Union v. Livingston Cnty.  
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1617

Justia Opinion Summary: The American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan sent letters enclosed in sealed envelopes to 25 inmates at the Livingston County Jail that were marked “Legal Mail,” included the name and bar number of a Michigan atto...

Ian Walker v. Shermeta, Adams, Von Allmen
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1543
USA v. Jorge Santos
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3900
Ndubisi Igwe v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4292
Serfin Amos v. McNairy County
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5714
In re: Matteson  
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-8026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Debtors’ chapter 13 plan provided for cure of any defaults and maintenance of regular monthly mortgage payments on real property, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 1322(b)(5). The Bank failed to file a proof of claim and did not...

Vincent Mensah v. MDOC
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1162
USA v. Walter Nunley
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1769
Yousif v. Lynch  
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3507

Justia Opinion Summary: Yousif, a citizen of Iraq and a Chaldean Christian, entered the U.S. and applied for asylum and withholding of removal in 2007. The immigration judge adjudicated the claims four years later. By that time, the attorney ge...

USA v. Edward Barker
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6320
USA v. Anthony Portee
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1244
Rush v. Freddie Mac  
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1476

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, plaintiffs obtained a loan from Quicken and granted a mortgage on their property to Quicken’s nominee, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, “MERS.” The note and mortgage ultimately were conveyed to Bank of...

Blair Langston v. Charter Township of Redford
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1664
USA v. Matthew Bender
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1959
Lora Gonzales v. Target Corporation
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2504
USA v. Brady Jackson, Jr.
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3548
Velasco-Tijero v. Lynch  
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3803

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of Mexico, arrived illegally in the U.S. in 1988. He has four times been convicted of driving under the influence, most recently in 2010. In 1995, he pled guilty to property theft. The maximum punis...

Angelo DiLuzio v. Village of Yorkville Ohio
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3970
DiLuzio v. Village of Yorkville  
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-3971, 14-3970

Justia Opinion Summary: DiLuzio, owned Yorkville buildings that burned under suspicious circumstances. Fire Chief Klubert led the firefighting and coordinated with Mayor DiFilippo on a decision to demolish part of a building immediately, withou...

Donovan Savage v. City of Memphis
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6501
Kehoe Component Sales Inc. v. Best Lighting Prods., Inc.  
Date: August 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3347

Justia Opinion Summary: Best designs and markets exit signs and emergency lighting. Pace manufactured products to Best’s specifications. Best’s founder taught Pace how to manufacture the necessary tooling. There was no contract prohibiting Pace...

Tracy Eiswert v. USA
Date: August 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6125
United States v. Ozier  
Date: August 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6439

Justia Opinion Summary: Ozier pleaded guilty to bank robbery, 18 U.S.C. 2113(a). The district court sentenced him to 168 months’ imprisonment, finding that he was a “career offender” on account of having at least two prior felony convictions fo...

Joann Yaldo v. Homeward Residential, Inc.
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2593
USA v. Jermetrius Turner
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5664
United States v. Anderson  
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-5741, 14-5742

Justia Opinion Summary: Anderson was the girlfriend of Shakir, the violent leader of a Los Angeles drug conspiracy that operated in Tennessee and other states, 1992-1997. Anderson was active in the conspiracy until her 1997 arrest. Anderson was...

USA v. Lameisha Anderson
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5742
Financial Strategy Group, PLC v. Continental Casualty Company
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-6296
Hikmat Jarbou v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2494
Ondo v. City of Cleveland  
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3527

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on allegations of felonious assault on an officer, Cleveland police arrested plaintiffs at home in the early morning when plaintiffs were wearing only boxer shorts. Police refused to retrieve additional clothing, i...

Fontaine Taylor v. Mark Thomas
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5632
In re: Henry  
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8004

Justia Opinion Summary: Henry filed a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Petition, without counsel. The Trustee objected to confirmation of his plan, arguing that the repayment period exceeded five years and was too speculative; there was no evidence Henry...

Convertino v. Dep't of Justice  
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1722

Justia Opinion Summary: After obtaining terrorism convictions, then-Assistant U.S. Attorney Convertino came under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). An unidentified DOJ source leak...

USA v. Graciela Fonseca-Leyva
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2612
USA v. Albert Franklin, Jr.
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5093
USA v. Gerard Coulombe
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2547
Velez v. Cuyahoga Metro. Hous. Auth.  
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3978

Justia Opinion Summary: The Section 8 low-income housing assistance voucher program, 42 U.S.C. 1437f(o), is administered by public housing agencies such as Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA). Program regulations define “rent to [the...

Waleska Velez v. Cuyahoga Metro. Housing Authority
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4019
USA v. Erik Thornton
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4059
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Lockheed Martin Corp.
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-4078
Curtis Hart v. Henry Steward
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5446
USA v. Sheryl Bruner
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5990
USA v. Joseph Kemmerling
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5092
Shoemaker v. City of Howell  
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2535

Justia Opinion Summary: Howell, Michigan undertook to refurbish and landscape its streets and removed a tree planted in the curb strip by Shoemaker. Shoemaker claims that when he protested, city workers told him “that’s not your property, you h...

Derryck Henson v. Warden, London Correctional Inst.
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 13-4322
Shaw v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan  
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2224

Justia Opinion Summary: Shaw, a 39-year-old male Michigan Bell customer service representative, stopped working because of chronic neck pain. Shaw was covered under the AT&T Midwest Disability Benefits Program, under which short-term disability...