2016 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Laban Pond v. Randall Haas
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1507
Glen Naghtin v. Montague Fire District Board
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1552
Fears v. Kasich  
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3149

Justia Opinion Summary: Death-row inmates challenged Ohio’s protocols for lethal injunction. In 2014, Ohio amended Ohio Revised Code 149.43, creating sections 2949.221 and 2949.222, to prohibit the release of information identifying the manufa...

Hale v. Johnson  
Date: December 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5475

Justia Opinion Summary: All Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plant officers are required to maintain medical clearance as a condition of employment. Since his employment began in 2009, Hale maintained the clearance necessary for his position....

William Sharp v. James Profitt
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3959
Natalio Perez-Aguilon v. Loretta Lynch
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3022
USA v. John Farmer, Jr.
Date: December 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6433
Larry Higgins v. BAC Home Loans
Date: December 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5995
United States v. Michael Grundy  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2287

Justia Opinion Summary: In Wayne County, Michigan, Grundy was Assistant County Executive; Executive Director of HealthChoice, a municipal corporation chartered to promote the health and welfare of area residents; and Division Director of the Co...

Sarah Zeller v. Canadian Nat'l Railway
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1863
Milby v. MCMC, LLC  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5483

Justia Opinion Summary: As a nurse at the University of Louisville Hospital, Milby was covered by a long-term disability insurance policy. In 2011, Milby sought and received disability benefits for 17 months. During a subsequent eligibility r...

UAW v. NLRB
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2305
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-2478, 15-2305

Justia Opinion Summary: The union was charged with violating its duty of fair representation in processing the grievance of a union member, Powell, who was terminated from her position as an automotive plant janitor. The charge alleged that Fa...

Joel Crookston v. Ruth Johnson
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2490
Soehnlen v. Fleet Owners Insurance Fund  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3124

Justia Opinion Summary: Fleet Owners Fund is a multi-employer “welfare benefit plan” under the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001, and a “group health plan” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), 26 U....

In re: Hadley  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8010

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor was unable to pay $70,000 attorney fees accrued over several years. The attorney continued to provide legal services. In May 2008, Debtor gave the attorney possession of the titles to a 1954 MG and a 1977 Ferrari...

Nigel Wright v. S. Burt
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1725
Joseph Casagrande v. OhioHealth
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3292
Fire Fighter Sales & Serv. v. Travelers Casualty & Surety
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4151
Frederick Wuori v. Wilmington Savings Fund
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1327
USA v. Richard Donaldson
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1329
Clark v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5393

Justia Opinion Summary: Clark sought attorney fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. 2412(d)(2)(A): $6,790.52 in fees for 34.75 attorney hours at an hourly rate of $176.13, plus 6.70 paralegal hours at an hourly rate of $1...

Middlebrooks v. Carpenter  
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-6061

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 1987, witnesses saw Middlebrooks and Brewington chase Majors, a 14-year-old black male. The next day, Majors’ body was found near where that incident had occurred. Majors had been tortured. Brewington led pol...

USA v. Desera Allen
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5785
United States v. Charles  
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6074

Justia Opinion Summary: Twenty years ago, Charles was convicted of drug and firearm offenses, including conspiracy to distribute and unlawful distribution of crack cocaine, 18 U.S.C. 841(a)(1); 21 U.S.C. 846. The presentence report found that...

USA v. Anton Mann
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1127
Malgorzata Krawczyk v. Township of Hagar
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1346
Brown v. Battle Creek Police Department  
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1575

Justia Opinion Summary: The Battle Creek Police Department obtained a warrant to search a residence, based on evidence from a trash pull and from a confidential informant. The Emergency Response Team was involved due to the subject’s (Jones) cr...

David Jones v. Clark County, Ky.
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5295
Angie Hall v. Katrice Sweet
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2595
Continental Cas. Co. v. Indian Head Indus.
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2217
Angie Hall v. Katrice Sweet
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2326
Home-Owners Ins. Co. v. Allied Property & Cas.
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1268
Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri  
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2628

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit declined to stay a preliminary injunction requiring the delivery of bottled water households served by the Flint water system that lack properly installed water filters. For many homes without a proper...

Bradley J. Delp Rev. Trust v. MSJMR 2008 Irrevocable Trust
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3321
Bridging Communities, Inc. v. Top Flite Financial, Inc.  
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1572

Justia Opinion Summary: Abraham operated B2B, a fax advertising company. Abraham has testified that she believed it was legal to send fax advertising to companies that had an established business relationship with the sender and mistakenly tho...

Surya Nallani v. Wayne County
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2502
Jack Calhoun, Jr. v. Life Ins. Co. of North America
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3470
Bryan v. Bobby  
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-3778, 15-3834

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, Bryan was convicted of attempted robbery. After being paroled in 1998, Bryan was indicted for theft. Arrest warrants issued. In 2000, when Bryan stopped at a gas station, officer Leon pulled behind him, saw t...

Quisi Bryan v. David Bobby
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3834
USA v. Israel Gonzalez-Pasos
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5469
USA v. Duran Wombles
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5555
USA v. Jesus Lizarraras-Estudillo
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5774
Joseph Shaheen v. Progressive Cas. Ins.
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5863
Board of Education of Highland School v. Doe  
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4117

Justia Opinion Summary: A preliminary injunction required the Highland School District Board to treat an 11-year old transgender special-needs student as a female and permit her to use the girls’ restroom. Highland moved to stay the injunction...

Josh Wheeler v. Jackson Nat'l Life Ins. Co.
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5163
Kathy Boyer v. Robert Lacy
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1968
Terry Farr v. Village of New Haven
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2182
USA v. Jason Cox
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4200
USA v. William Pate
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3073
Min Li v. Qi Jiang
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3297
Whitlock v. FSL Management, LLC  
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5086

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, plaintiffs, former employees of establishments that operate in “Fourth Street Live,” a Louisville entertainment district, sued, alleging violations of the Kentucky Wage and Hour Act, KRS 337.385, based on polici...

Coursey v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5336

Justia Opinion Summary: Coursey’s application for Social Security benefits was denied. He sought judicial review. The district court granted a joint motion to reverse the decision. Coursey sought attorney fees. Although the Equal Access to Ju...

NLRB v. JAG Healthcare
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1563
NLRB v. JAG Healthcare
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1607
Alexander Aceval v. Duncan MacLaren
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1829
Kibler v. Hall  
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2516

Justia Opinion Summary: Kibler, a disc jockey, uses turntables and others’ vocals to produce music containing jazz and funk elements. He released several albums under the name “DJ LOGIC” since 1999, but currently has no record deal. Kibler re...

USA v. Kenneth Sloss
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1227
USA v. Mark Evans
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5214
United States v. Atkins  
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5531

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a 32-year-old black man, has prior state court convictions for unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and possession of a prohibited weapon. In 2014, Defendant was arrested by Memphis Police for p...

USA v. Saul Mendez-Aguirre
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6398
USA v. Jason Arnold
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1203
Teron Harris v. USA
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3332
United States v. Abernathy  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5314

Justia Opinion Summary: Nashville Detectives travelled to the residence where Abernathy lived with his girlfriend, searched the outdoor trash cans, and found: “Marijuana roaches with Marijuana residue inside;” “Several plastic vacuumed packed h...

David Hunt v. Donnelly Hadden
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2348
David Hunt v. Donnelly Hadden
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1388
Jill Stein v. Christopher Thomas
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2690
Joseph Stolmayer v. John McCarthy
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3409
USA v. Richard Lash, III
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4220
USA v. Carlos Watts
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1338
Rick Bonds v. Varian Med. Sys.
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1417
Edgar Bamaca-Perez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3319
John Doe, I v. Daniel Cummins
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3334
Randall Waldman v. Ronald Stone
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5160
Miguel Soto v. Randy White
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5252
Singleton v. Commonwealth of Kentucky  
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5596

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Congress amended 42 U.S.C. 1396p(c)(1)(F)(i), which permits individuals and married couples to dispose of their assets (to qualify for Medicaid) by purchasing an annuity, under which the state is named as the re...

Pliego v. Hayes  
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5895

Justia Opinion Summary: Hayes, a U.S. citizen, married Pliego, a Spanish diplomat. Their child was born in 2011. In 2012, the family moved to Turkey, where Pliego served in the Spanish embassy. In 2014, Hayes took the child to Kentucky, stati...

Robert Brannon v. Lloyd Rapelje
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1124
Kimberly Bell v. Cumberland Cty., Tenn.
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5403
Jerry Joyce v. Comm'r of Social Security
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5560
USA v. Joseph Melcher
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1971
Robert Cady v. Remington Arms Co.
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5035
James Goss v. Susan Green
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5265
Milan Express Co. v. Applied Underwriters
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5270
Genesis Hill v. Betty Mitchell
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 13-3412
Hill v. Mitchell  
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Numbers: 13-3492, 13-3412

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1991, Hill crept into Teresa's Cincinnati apartment and removed their six-month-old daughter, Domika. Days later, police found Domika’s body in a vacant lot behind Hill’s house. A neighbor had heard Teresa telling Hi...

Aberry Coal, Inc. v. Fleming  
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3999

Justia Opinion Summary: Fleming had a sporadic work history in the coal industry. Between 1970 and 1991, Fleming worked for 25 different employers. In 2010, Fleming sought Black Lung Benefits Act payments. The DOL Office of Workers’ Compensa...

USA v. Manolo Garza
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1235
Stryker Sales v. McNany
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1323
Taras Nykoriak v. Lena Wileczek
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1627
Jesus Vega v. Loretta Lynch
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3313
Linglong Americas v. Horizon Tire
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3520
Lawrence Clemons v. Metro Gov't of Nashville
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5255
Fatima Vangel v. Nicholas Szopko
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2465
USA v. Paul Musgrave
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3388
Caven West v. Wayne County
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1419
Theodore Lucio v. Levy Envtl. Srvs.
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3403
Todd Webster v. Gregory Spears
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3416
Shon Hopper v. New Buffalo Corp.
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5776
Nigel Wright v. S. Burt
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1725
In re: McCoy  
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8056

Justia Opinion Summary: The debtor filed a voluntary chapter 7 petition, listing pre-petition judgment liens incorrectly on Schedule E. His residence was a listed asset. He did not claim an exemption in the property, nor did he seek to avoid th...

Robert Davis v. Prof'l Representatives
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1467
Dana Leppert v. Liberty Life Assurance
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3387
Darla Clark v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5393
Jackson v. Ford Motor Co.  
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5488

Justia Opinion Summary: Jackson died in a car accident on U.S. Highway 70 after he lost control of his 2012 Ford Focus. Mrs. Jackson, who was a passenger in the car, was seriously injured. She sued, alleging that Ford was responsible for the ac...

Joanne Partin v. Weltman Weinberg & Reis
Date: November 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3191
Farmers' Ethanol v. Bounty Minerals
Date: November 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3419
George Jones v. Select Portfolio Servicing
Date: November 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5313
USA v. Craig Hunnicutt, Jr.
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2381
Korean Claimants v. Debtor's Representatives
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2548
United States v. Pryor  
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2123

Justia Opinion Summary: Pryor was charged with conspiring to distribute heroin. Interested persons would call to speak to “Daffy Duck” and negotiate a purchase. “Daffy” would then give a location for the transaction and inform members of the co...

USA v. Gregory Williams, Jr.
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4089
USA v. Community Health Sys.
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6280
Craig Sheehan v. Star Insurance Co.
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1692
USA v. Thomas Jackson
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4070
Harper v. Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District  
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4406

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1949, the federal government deeded a large parcel to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD), the entity responsible for controlling flooding in eastern Ohio. The deed provided that the land would revert...

USA v. Ray Gibson
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6122
Andrew Halttunen v. City of Livonia
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1190
Stryker Corp. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins.
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1657
Stryker Corp. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co.  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-1664, 15-1657

Justia Opinion Summary: In the 1990s, Stryker purchased a Pfizer subsidiary that made orthopedic products, including the “Uni-knee” artificial joint. It was later discovered that those devices were sterilized using gamma rays, which caused pol...

Artan Sulce v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3426
USA v. Nickless Whitson
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6069
USA v. Reginald Ellison, Sr.
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5085
United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America v. Hardin County  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5246

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, the legislative body for Hardin County, Kentucky passed an ordinance, providing that no employee could be required to join or pay dues to a union. Labor organizations claimed that the National Labor Relations A...

Burkhead & Scott v. City of Hopkinsville
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5785
James Page v. City of Wyandotte, Mich.
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2442
Yakov Trakhtenberg v. County of Oakland
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2495
Sherwood v. Tennessee Valley Authority  
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6161

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, plaintiffs sued the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for violating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321, by implementing a right-of-way vegetation-maintenance policy without conducting th...

USA v. Allen Battles
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1017
William Maher v. Federated Serv. Ins. Co.
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1210
Victor Caminata v. County of Wexford
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1451
Crystal Russell v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3442
USA v. Fred Hall
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2391
Mario Hairston v. USA
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1082
Mason v. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, P.C.  
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2313

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Flint, Michigan, decided to switch its primary drinking water provider from the Detroit Water Department to the new Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA). KWA was not yet operational, so Flint needed an interim wate...

Georgianna Parisi v. Mathias Heck, Jr.
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3114
Akhtar-Zaidi v. Drug Enforcement Administration  
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3886

Justia Opinion Summary: During 2012-2013, three undercover DEA agents posed as patients during an investigation into Dr. Zaidi’s controlled substances prescription practices. As a result, the DEA Deputy Administrator suspended Zaidi’s controll...

Appleton & Ratliff Coal Corp. v. Dewey Ratliff
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4255
USA v. Kevin Price
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2041
Lyda v. City of Detroit  
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2236

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, the City of Detroit filed for chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, facing problems “run[ning] wide and deep”—including the affordable provision of basic utilities. In 2014, plaintiffs, customers, and the purported r...

USA v. Ishmael Wahid
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3286
USA v. Brian Singleton
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3305
United States v. Price  
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Numbers: 16-1163, 15-2041

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers went to execute a search warrant at Price’s Grand Rapids home. Multiple informants had reported that Price was dealing large quantities of heroin. The officers had a description of Price’s vehicles and knew that...

USA v. Carl George
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2310
Hantz Financial Services v. American Int'l Specialty
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2237
Loubna Naji v. Andrew Lincoln
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1170
Patrice Snider v. Wal-Mart Stores
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5194
John Loffredo v. Daimler AG
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1443
Abrar Haque v. Warden, FCI Elkton
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4219
In re: Blasingame  
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-8046

Justia Opinion Summary: The bankruptcy court imposed Rule 9011 sanctions against attorneys stemming from their representation of debtors in an adversary proceeding in which a creditor and the trustee sought denial of discharge. The attorney fil...

Great American Insurance Co. v. E.L. Bailey & Co.  
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2149

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Michigan contracted with E.L. Bailey to construct a prison kitchen. After delays, the parties sued each other for breach of contract. Bailey had obtained surety bonds from Great American Insurance Company...

In re: Blasingame  
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-8008, 15-8025

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtors filed a voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition in 2008, signed by Fullen as the attorney of record. The original petition, schedules, and statement of financial affairs (SoFA), did not disclose Debtors’ interes...

In re: Earl Blasingame
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8025
Phillip Brown v. Cindi Curtin
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1876
Phillip Brown v. Cindi Curtin
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2126
Robert Davis v. Ruth Johnson
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2499
Frazier v. City of Chattanooga  
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6405

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Chattanooga added a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to its Fire and Police Pension Fund in 1980. In 2000, the city amended the COLA for a third time to create a fixed three-percent annual increase in retirem...

Carol Kirkland v. Deborah James
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3041
Bar's Products v. Bars Products Int'l
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1611
Phillips v. DeWine  
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3238

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio House Bill No. 663 protects the identity of individuals and entities that participate in the lethal injection process (Participants), not to be disclosed in public records or during judicial proceedings, except in l...

James Hackney v. Lincoln Nat'l Life Ins.
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5563
James Hackney v. Lincoln Nat'l Life Ins.
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5606
Garland Garner
Date: November 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1655
USA v. Preston Harrison
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3936
Mark Langford v. Warden, Ross Corr. Inst.
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 13-3855
Mark Langford v. Warden, Ross Corr. Inst.
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 13-3857
USA v. Micah Israel
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5554
USA v. Emmanuel Chenault
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5626
USA v. Eric Thomas
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6455
Old Blast, Inc. v. Operating Eng'rs Local 324
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1260
USA v. John Rankin
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3047
USA v. Wilfred Griffith
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1860
Crookston v. Johnson  
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2490

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan law forbids voters from exposing their marked ballots to others, Mich. Comp. Laws 168.738(2). The penalty for violation is that the ballot will be rejected and the offender not allowed to vote. Crookston sought...

United States v. Pacheco  
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3376

Justia Opinion Summary: A confidential source met Detective Best and stated that two Hispanic men in a silver Lincoln Aviator were moving narcotics from the Chatham Village apartment complex. Best set up surveillance in an unmarked car; within...

Conway v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC  
Date: October 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5925

Justia Opinion Summary: Conway filed a putative class action suit against PRA under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and survived a motion to dismiss. PRA offered Conway judgment in his favor. Conway declined. PRA again moved to dismiss...

Kellogg Company v. NLRB
Date: October 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2031
Kellogg Company v. NLRB
Date: October 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2183
United States v. Ritchey  
Date: October 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2460

Justia Opinion Summary: While on parole, Ritchey allegedly threatened another individual. A parole officer visited Ritchey’s home and found a handgun. He pleaded guilty as a felon in possession. The PSR identified six prior convictions for bre...

USA v. Felicar Williams
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1527
USA v. Jamella Al-Jumail
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1528
USA v. Abdul Malik Al-Jumail
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1529
USA v. $506,069.09 Seized
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3909
USA v. $506,069.09 Seized
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4090
Ralph Holley v. Collene Corcoran
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1081
Jimmy Mathis v. City of Red Bank
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5195
Tennial v. United Parcel Services, Inc.  
Date: October 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6356

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Tennial, an African-American began working as the Business Manager of a UPS Packaging Center. His supervisors noted serious performance deficiencies at that facility over the next two years. Tennial contends tha...

USA v. Bryan Bailey
Date: October 24, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3147
Marlena Aldrich v. University of Phoenix
Date: October 24, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5276
USA v. Donte Griffin
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5596
Kenneth Camp v. Bi-Lo, LLC
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5080
Marikasi v. Lynch  
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3281

Justia Opinion Summary: Marikasi, a citizen of Zimbabwe, legally entered the U.S. in 2002 on a non-immigrant visitor’s visa with an expiration date of July 18, 2002. On November 25, 2002, Marikasi sought asylum and withholding of removal. She...

USA v. Terry Myr
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2410
Deschamps v. Bridgestone Americas, Inc.  
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6112

Justia Opinion Summary: Before accepting a transfer to a Bridgestone facility in North Carolina, Deschamps expressed concern about losing pension credit for his 10 years of employment with Bridgestone in Canada. After receiving assurances from...

USA v. Ronald Rivera
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4228
Cole v. City of Memphis  
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-5725, 15-5999

Justia Opinion Summary: Cole, a Memphis police officer, was arrested after leaving a Beale Street nightclub. He filed a class action, alleging that Memphis’s routine practice of sweeping Beale Street at 3 a.m. on weekend nights violated his con...

Lakendus Cole v. City of Memphis
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5999
Joe Dutkiewicz v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1195
Gerald Phillips v. Lorain Cty. Bd. of Elections
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4065
Courtright v. City of Battle Creek  
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1722

Justia Opinion Summary: In response to a phone tip that Courtright had “come out of his room [at the Traveler’s Inn] with a gun and threatened to shoot” the dog of “another resident” at the hotel, Battle Creek Officers Wolf and Rathjen were dis...

United States v. Bonds  
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2405

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Bonds pled guilty to a drug-conspiracy charge and was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, which represented a significant downward variance from his guideline range of 210 to 262 months. In 2015, the distric...

Pamela Campbell v. Dundee Cmty. Sch.
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1891
USA v. Lorenza Jackson
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5453
Steven Robinson v. Roberts Hotels Mgmt.
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1052
The Northeast Ohio Coalition v. Jon Husted
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3603
The Northeast Ohio Coalition v. Jon Husted
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3691
Hutton v. Mitchell  
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 13-3968

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1986, a jury found that Hutton murdered Mitchell and attempted to kill another friend. Hutton was convicted of aggravated murder with two death specifications. Following a remand, the Court of Appeals determined tha...

USA v. JaJuan Lewis
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2386
Judith Grant v. Alan Granader
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1224
Thompson v. Rapelje  
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1435

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Huffman found nude pictures of her 12-year-old daughter on a camera belonging to her boyfriend, Thompson. Thompson admitted taking the photos. Huffman turned the camera over to the police. That same day, the p...

USA v. Todd Bryant
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5176
Allied Erecting v. STB
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3094
Franklin v. Jenkins  
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3180

Justia Opinion Summary: Franklin lived with his grandparents and uncle to escape his alcoholic mother’s abuse. As a teenager he began manifesting bizarre behavior and using marijuana. In 1997, when Franklin was 19 years old, his relatives told...

Sakhawati v.Lynch  
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3575

Justia Opinion Summary: Sakhawati, a citizen of Bangladesh, was apparently admitted to the U.S. in 1998, using a passport issued to Nessa. She travelled to Canada and was denied refugee status there in 2003. She was granted asylum and withholdi...

Allied Erecting v. STB
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4020
Allied Erecting & Dismantling Co., Inc. v. Surface Transp. Bd.  
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-4021, 14-3094, 15-4020

Justia Opinion Summary: East of Youngstown’s Center Street Bridge, Allied owns land containing the “LTV tracks.” Mahoning Railroad Company has an easement to use those tracks. Mahoning began parking rail cars on the tracks, which Allied consi...

USA v. Charles Brim, Jr.
Date: October 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2582
Am. Premier Underwriters v. Nat'l R.R. Passenger Corp.  
Date: October 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3703

Justia Opinion Summary: APU holds 5.2 million shares of Amtrak common stock pursuant to the Rail Passenger Service Act, 84 Stat. 1327. The 1997 Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act, 49 U.S.C. 24304 mandated that “Amtrak shall, before October 1...

USA v. Roland Anderson
Date: October 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1029
USA v. Mary Cureton
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5968
USA v. Robert Sheppard
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5970
USA v. Eric Hall
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6202
USA v. Tony Petrey
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6260
USA v. Aaron Raglin
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6419
James Connelly v. Standard Ins. Co.
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3036
Ochadleus v. City of Detroit  
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-2194, 15-2337, 15-2353, 15-2371, 15-2379

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Detroit filed for municipal bankruptcy, 11 U.S.C. 109(c). The city had $18 billion in debt, 100,000 creditors, negative cash flow, crumbling infrastructure, and could not provide basic police, fire, and emergen...

John Quinn v. City of Detroit
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2337
Dennis Taubitz v. City of Detroit
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2353
Lucinda Darrah v. City of Detroit
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2371
William Davis v. City of Detroit
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2379
MSCI 2007-IQ16 Granville v. UHA Corporation
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3524
USA v. Rashid Carter
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3618
USA v. Chanda Wilson
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3643
USA v. L. Brian Whitfield
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5668
Elaine Royse v. Reed Wilbers
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5199
United States v. Kruger  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2581

Justia Opinion Summary: Kruger pleaded guilty to possessing pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. 841(c)(1). Kruger was sentenced in 2009. Under the 2008 U.S.S.G. Kruger’s recommended sentencing range was...

Price v. Medicaid Dir.  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4066

Justia Opinion Summary: Hilleger, suffering from dementia, heart problems, and arthritis, moved into a Cincinnati assisted-living facility. For four years, Hilleger paid the center’s $4,300 monthly fee. When she ran out of money, her daughter...

Prather v. Brookdale Senior Living Communities, Inc.  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6377

Justia Opinion Summary: Brookdale Senior Living hired Prather to review documentation related to thousands of Brookdale residents who had received home-health services from Brookdale. Medicare claims regarding those patients were on hold and B...

Akmaljon Alamov v. Loretta Lynch
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3042
Jones v. Hamilton Cty. Sheriff  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3259

Justia Opinion Summary: Jones was arrested in 2013, charged with felonious assault. He pled guilty to a reduced charge on February 3, 2015. At his sentencing hearing that day, the judge imposed an 18-month sentence in the Ohio Department of C...

In re: Ramey  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-8015

Justia Opinion Summary: Ramey filed a pro se Chapter 7 petition and sought permanent waiver of the pre-petition credit counseling requirement of 11 U.S.C. 109(h), arguing incapacity and exigent circumstances. The bankruptcy court found that the...

United States v. Smotherman  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4331

Justia Opinion Summary: On November 17, 2015, the district court entered an order denying Smotherman’s “Motion to Correct Error” filed under FRCP 60(a) in his closed criminal case. To meet the 14-day deadline, any notice of appeal needed to be...

Joseph Reddy v. Bennie Kelly
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4002
United States v. Beckham  
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2592

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Beckham pleaded guilty without a plea agreement to charges of conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and an unspecified amount of ecstasy. The presentence report relied on the 2009 version of t...

Roy Stiltner v. DeEdra Hart
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6363
Leonor Pagtakhan-So v. Alex Cueto
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5320
USA v. Timothy Martin
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6401
USA v. Ricky Page
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6451
Moises Acevedo-Perez v. Loretta Lynch
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3188
Carrizo (Utica) LLC v. City of Girard, Ohio
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3210
William Eccles v. Owners Insurance
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5327
O'Donnell v. City of Cleveland  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4398

Justia Opinion Summary: On November 29, 2012, a vehicle sped by Cleveland Police Officers and emitted a loud bang. Thinking that it was a gunshot, the officers radioed their dispatcher, stating that they were shot at by two African-American me...

A. Philip Randolph Inst. v. Husted  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3746

Justia Opinion Summary: In addition to removing the names of the deceased, adjudicated incompetents, and felons from its voter rolls, Ohio removess voters who are no longer eligible to vote because they have moved outside their county of regist...

Crangle v. Kelly  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3447

Justia Opinion Summary: Crangle agreed to plead guilty to rape with a recommended sentence of life imprisonment and parole eligibility after 10 years. Crangle acknowledged, “I have been informed that . . . after my release from prison I [May__...

Shimel v. Warren  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2419

Justia Opinion Summary: Shimel pled guilty to second-degree murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the shooting death of her husband. After sentencing, the trial court conducted a “Ginther” hearing and concluded th...

Janice Specht v. USA
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3095
USA v. Quadricus Dean
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6244
Veronica Presnall v. William Huey
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1105
Efrain Camacho-Villa v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3379
Phedrek Davis v. Debra Johnson
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-5985
USA v. Trent Shepard
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3738
AlixPartners, LLP v. Brewington  
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1027

Justia Opinion Summary: The Michigan office of Alix, an international company, administers payroll and benefits for U.S. employees and is directly involved in U.S. hiring. In 2013, Alix hired Brewington, a Texas resident, for its Dallas Corpor...

Amezola-Garcia v. Lynch  
Date: September 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3328

Justia Opinion Summary: Amezola-Garcia unsuccessfully attempted to enter the U.S. in 1996 by presenting the resident alien card of another. He agreed to return to Mexico in lieu of exclusion proceedings. In 1997, Amezola-Garcia successfully e...

USA v. Harold Salyers
Date: September 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6131
Mary Stamm v. Frederick Miller
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1601
Thelonious Jackson v. Daniel Lubelan
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2563
Mark Brookes v. Myron Shank
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4088
Dan Hale v. Travelers Casualty & Surety
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6443
Clifford Tyler v. Hillsdale County Sheriff's Dep't
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 13-1876
USA v. Charles Warren
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6369
USA v. Ali al-Kadumi
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5040
Aaron Gipson v. Ed Sheldon
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3605
Lloyd Brown, III v. United of Omaha Life Ins.
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4293
United States v. Canelas-Amador  
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6035

Justia Opinion Summary: Six years ago, illegal immigrant Canelas-Amador was charged in Tennessee state court with felony aggravated assault. Canelas-Amador signed a “Waiver of Trial by Jury and Acceptance of Plea of Guilty.” The court approved...

In re: Sargent  
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5632

Justia Opinion Summary: Sargent pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received an enhanced (327-month) sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) based on convictions for arson; first-degree wanton endangermen...

David Smith v. LexisNexis Screening Solutions
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2329
Smith v. LexisNexis Screening Sols., Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-2330, 15-2329

Justia Opinion Summary: David Alan Smith’s employer, Tasson, was sold to Great Lakes Wine and Spirits. Former Tasson employees were not guaranteed a position with Great Lakes. Each employee had to apply for a Great Lakes job. Smith applied f...

United States v. Tanner  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3719

Justia Opinion Summary: Tanner, Becker, and unindicted co-conspirators collaborated to obtain a mortgage and two lines of credit on an Ohio house, using fraudulent financial information. The primary lender lost $670,000. The other banks lost...

Kim Graves v. Dayton Gastroenterology
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4049
Dan Bennett v. CMH Homes
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5541
Dan Bennett v. CMH Homes
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5577
The Northeast Ohio Coalition v. Jon Husted
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3603
NE Ohio Coal. v. Husted  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Numbers: 16-3691, 16-3603

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Ohio enacted Senate Bills 205 and 216 (amending sections 3509.06-.07, Ohio Revised Code). The Bills required county boards of elections to reject the ballots of absentee voters and provisional voters whose ident...

Underwriters Safety & Claims v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co.
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5143
Phillips v. Snyder  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2394

Justia Opinion Summary: When the finances of a Michigan municipality or public school system are in jeopardy, state law, the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act, Public Act 436, allows temporary appointment of an emergency manager, with ex...

Mohammad Galaria v. Nationwide Mutual Ins.
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3386
Anthony Hancox v. Nationwide Mutual Ins.
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3387
Andre Deschamps v. Bridgestone Americas
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6112
USA v. Khalil Abu Rayyan
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1579
Richardson v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1142

Justia Opinion Summary: Richardson, then age 50, began working at Wal-Mart in 2000. Richardson’s evaluations were generally positive. Wal-Mart’s first three levels of employee discipline are “written coachings,” the fourth is termination. The s...

William Jennings v. Patrick Fuller
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1870
USA v. Lewis Bell
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2397
USA v. Sarah Calvetti
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1526
United States v. Cortez  
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-1558, 15-1526

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan Trooper Ziecina, patrolling I-75, observed Calvetti's minivan abruptly slow and change lanes without signaling. Ziecina followed; the minivan moved at or below the posted minimum speed. Ziecina pulled Calvetti o...

Means v. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1779

Justia Opinion Summary: Means, 18 weeks pregnant, went into labor. She went to Mercy Health, the only hospital within 30 minutes of her residence. Doctors diagnosed preterm premature rupture of the membrane, which usually results in a stillbirt...

Allen Marion v. Jeffrey Woods
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2139
Gohl v. Livonia Pub. Schs.  
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2301

Justia Opinion Summary: J.G.’s mother, Gohl, enrolled J.G. (age 3) in the Webster School Moderate Cognitive Impairment Program. During the year, his teacher,Turbiak, a 12-year special education teacher, faced criticism that she was overly harsh...

France v. Lucas  
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3593

Justia Opinion Summary: Ballard and France were framed during Operation Turnaround, a corrupt investigation into the Mansfield, Ohio drug trade by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO). The feder...

Ronald Scherer, Sr. v. James Wiles
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3809
Ronald Scherer, Sr. v. James Wiles
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3832
Okuno v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co.  
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4043

Justia Opinion Summary: Okuno was working as an art director with a clothing company when she developed symptoms including vertigo, extreme headaches, memory loss, and abdominal pain. Though she had previously been diagnosed with fibromyalgia a...

Hill v. Masters  
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5188

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Hill was arrested, following an undercover investigation into drug-trafficking activities between Baltimore and Charleston. Hill pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, 21 U.S....

Int'l Union of Operating Eng'rs v. NLRB
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1800
Int'l Union of Operating Eng'rs v. Nat'l Labor Relations Bd.  
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Numbers: 16-1969, 16-1800

Justia Opinion Summary: On May 6, 2016, the NLRB (Board) found that the Union had violated the National Labor Relations Act by seeking to undermine prior NLRB judgments. The Union petitioned for review on June 13. The Board cross-petitioned on...

USA v. Kevin Davis
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3332
In re 2016 Primary Election
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3350
In re 2016 Primary Election
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3352
In re: 2016 Primary Election  
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Numbers: 16-3357, 16-3352, 16-3350

Justia Opinion Summary: An anonymous caller to the district court clerk’s office complained that an accident might make it difficult for voters to reach the polls before they closed on Ohio’s March 15 primary election. That office relayed the c...

SeTara Tyson v. Sterling Rental
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1465
Tyson v. Sterling Rental, Inc.  
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-1468, 15-1465

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff purchased a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt from Car Source for $8,525.00. Plaintiff paid $1,248, using a grant from the state of Michigan. A salesman entered information from her most recent pay stubs and a recent bank...

James Scott v. Kevin Reif
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1859
SeTara Tyson v. Al Chami
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2075
SeTara Tyson v. Al Chami
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2127
Baker Hughes Inc. v. S&S Chemical, LLC  
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2413

Justia Opinion Summary: Stevens worked for Baker from 1989 until 1996. When his employment ended, Stevens signed a contract in which he promised to maintain the confidentiality of Baker’s trade secrets. In 1999, Stevens sued, alleging failure t...

R. Crum v. Comm'r of Social Security
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3244
Santos Pagoada-Galeas v. Loretta Lynch
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3770
USA v. Joe Jenkins
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5859
USA v. Juanzell Jenkins
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6300
AlixPartners v. Charles Brewington
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1027
David Gavitt v. Bruce Born
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2136
Gavitt v. Born  
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-2434, 15-2136

Justia Opinion Summary: A house fire took the lives of Gavitt’s wife and two daughters. Gavitt, convicted of arson and felony murder, was sentenced to life in prison in 1986. In 2012, the state court granted Gavitt’s unopposed motion for relief...

USA v. Jason Fowler
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4087
Samaan v. Gen. Dynamics Land Sys., Inc.  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2277

Justia Opinion Summary: Samaan, a General Dynamics engineer since 1977, believed that the company was using the wrong shock-and-vibration testing methods on Stryker armored vehicles developed for use by the Army in Afghanistan and Iraq, which l...

USA v. John Coleman
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5844
United States v. Coleman  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-5845, 15-5844

Justia Opinion Summary: Coleman sold crack cocaine to a DEA informant, pleaded guilty under 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 846, and was sentenced to 92 months of imprisonment and four years of supervised release. Six months before Coleman’s sentence ende...

Harold Davis, Jr. v. Wilson County, Tenn.
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6332
Black v. Dixie Consumer Prods., LLC  
Date: August 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5889

Justia Opinion Summary: Black drove a truck for Western, one of 48 freight service providers that carry raw paper to Dixie’s Bowling Green factory. Black parked the truck, containing 41,214 pounds of pulpboard rolls, separated by 10-lb. rubber...

Foley v. White  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 13-5459

Justia Opinion Summary: A Kentucky jury sentenced Foley to death for the 1991 shootings the Vaughn brothers. After exhausting all available appeals, Foley moved under 18 U.S.C. 3599(a)(2) and (f) for the district court to appoint counsel and gr...

S. Bertram, Inc. v. Citizens Insurance
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2552
Talmer Bank & Trust v. Grand Beach Real Estate Inv.
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2598
Ramon Amezola-Garcia v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3328
USA v. John Johnson
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3744
JReyes v. Lynch  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4402

Justia Opinion Summary: Reyes entered the U.S. from Mexico, without inspection, in 1994; he became a lawful permanent resident in 1998. Reyes is married and has five children, all U.S. citizens. In 2015, Reyes was charged with removability unde...

Celedonio Ayala-Rosales v. John Teal
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6196
Libertarian Party of Ky. v. Grimes  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6107

Justia Opinion Summary: The Libertarian Party filed suit, claiming that Kentucky law unconstitutionally burdens First and Fourteenth Amendment rights to freedom of political association and equal protection by categorizing the Libertarian Party...

Harry Smith v. Secretary of Labor
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 13-4342
Barry v. Lyon  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1390

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), overseen by the USDA, is administered by the states, 7 U.S.C. 2011–2036c. An individual is ineligible for SNAP benefits if he is “fleeing to avoid prosecution, or cus...

Does v. Snyder  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-1536, 15-2346, 15-2486

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan amended its Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), Mich. Comp. Laws 28.723, so that, in addition to the online public registry of sex offenders’ names, addresses, biometric data, and photographs, it prohibits reg...

Kevin Laury v. Matthew Rodriguez
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1730
D.E. v. Doe  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2128

Justia Opinion Summary: D.E., then 19 years old, took a wrong turn on his way to a Michigan summer camp and inadvertently ended up at the border with Canada. The toll-booth operator provided him with a laminated card, prepared by Customs and Bo...

Donyelle Woods v. Willie Smith
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2339
John Does v. Richard Snyder
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2346
John Does v. Richard Snyder
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2486
Harry Smith v. Secretary of Labor
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3071
USA v. Dwight Bullard
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3633
John Ruiz-Bueno v. Maxim Healthcare Services
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3797
Maverick Group Marketing v. Worx Environmental Products
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5051
USA v. Antun Lewis
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3661
USA v. Kevelin Noel
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2260
Cheryl Sinclair v. Lauderdale County, Tenn.
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6134
Robert Winter, Jr. v. Steven Wolnitzek
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5836
Robert Winter, Jr. v. Steven Wolnitzek
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5839
Winter v. Wolnitzek  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Numbers: 16-5841, 16-5836, 16-5839

Justia Opinion Summary: One sitting judge and two aspiring Kentucky judges challenged the Commonwealth’s Code of Judicial Conduct clauses prohibiting “campaign[ing] as a member of a political organization,” “endors[ing] . . . a candidate for pu...

Brian Starks v. Joe Easterling
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-6230
H.D.V. - Greektown, LLC v. City of Detroit
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1449
USA v. Emad Karaein
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1661
USA v. Jawad Karaein
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1849
Bash v. Textron Fin. Corp.  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3854

Justia Opinion Summary: For six decades, the Fair family operated Fair Finance Company in Ohio. In 2002, Durham and Cochran purchased the Company in a leveraged buyout and transformed its factoring operation into a front for a Ponzi scheme, to...

Christina Saunders v. P&G Health & Long-Term Disability
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3043
OH Democratic Party v. Husted  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3561

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ohio election regulation at issue, Senate Bill 238, amends Ohio Revised Code section 3509.01, to allow early in-person voting for 29 days before Election Day. The law previously allowed 35 days for early voting, incl...

Geraldine Burley v. Jeffery Gagacki
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2482
Burley v. Gagacki  
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-2542, 14-2482

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs claim that, in a 2007 Detroit police raid on their home, Geraldine heard a loud boom and went upstairs where an officer put a gun to her face and said, “on the floor.” She explained that she had undergone two...

Allied Erecting v. STB
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3094
Demarcus Fifer v. USA
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-5929
Carmita Lewis v. Charter Township of Flint
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1908
Peter Galinis v. County of Branch
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1993
Peter Galinis v. County of Branch
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2015
Gloria Barnes v. Sun Chemical Corp.
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2022
Allied Erecting v. STB
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4020
Allied Erecting v. STB
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4021
Mary Scott v. Memorial Health Care Sys.
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6173
Kyle Kennard v. Means Industries
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1872
Kellogg Company v. NLRB
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2031
Kellogg Co. v. Nat'l Labor Relations Bd.  
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-2183, 15-2031

Justia Opinion Summary: Kellogg and the Union have a Master Agreement, effective 2012-2015, and the supplemental Memphis Agreement, effective 2010-2013. The Master Agreement grants regular employees various benefits without defining regular emp...

Rudd Equip. Co., Inc. v. John Deere Constr. & Forestry Co.  
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5055

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Deere became the exclusive North American wholesale supplier of Hitachi products. In 2014, Deere notified Rudd, a long-time authorized dealer of Hitachi equipment, of its intent to terminate its dealer agreement...

United States v. Doxey  
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2600

Justia Opinion Summary: ATF investigated the theft of firearms from Michigan gun dealers, leading to two arrests. Both men admitted trading the stolen firearms with Doxey, in exchange for heroin. Another informant stated that Doxey was a heroin...

Star Ins. Co. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins.
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1403
Star Ins. Co. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins.
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1490
Energy Conversion Devices Liquidation Trust v. Trina Solar Ltd.  
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2130

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant companies, based in China, produce conventional solar energy panels. Energy Conversion and other American manufacturers produce the newer thin-film panels. The Chinese producers sought greater market shares...

United States v. Detroit Medical Center  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1279

Justia Opinion Summary: Detroit Medical Center consists of several not-for-profit hospitals incorporated under Michigan law. The Center overpaid its taxes, entitling it to a refund plus interest. Under the Internal Revenue Code, “corporations”...

Thomas DiBiase v. LaShann Eppinger
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3666
Kenneth Wright, III v. Niles Expanded Metals
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4011
Katherina Swank v. CareSource Mgmt. Group
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4193
Jonah Holbrook v. Stephanie Dumas
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4334
Bank of America, N.A. v. Corporex Realty & Investment
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5698
Bank of America, N.A. v. CPX Madison Place
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5699
Bank of America, N.A. v. Corporex Realty & Investment
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5711
Javon Marshall v. ESPN
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5753
Mich. State A. Philip Randolph Inst. v. Ruth Johnson
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2071
Mich. State A. Philip Randolph Inst. v. Johnson  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Numbers: 16-2115, 16-2071

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan has offered “straight-party” voting since 1891. Previous attempts to eliminate straight-party voting were defeated by referendum. In 2015, the Michigan legislature passed PA 268, eliminating straight-party votin...

NLRB v. Klochko Equip. Rental
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2606
Luis v. Zang  
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3601

Justia Opinion Summary: Luis, a resident of Florida, developed an online personal relationship with Ohio resident, Catherine. The relationship was apparently platonic, but Catherine’s husband, Joseph, was suspicious and secretly installed WebWa...

Daniel Carr v. USA
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-5368
USA v. John Nesler
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-5727
USA v. Betsy Hillis
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 14-6533
Kimberly Hartman v. Dow Chemical
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2318
Robert Gibbens v. Comm'r of Social Security
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2364
Getz v. Swoap  
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3514

Justia Opinion Summary: Deputy Swoap, in his police cruiser near Bowling Green, saw an oncoming car with only one operational headlight. Swoap followed and switched on his overhead lights. Getz did not stop. Swoap followed Getz into a driveway...

USA v. Glen Galemmo
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3932
Darrell Holland, Jr. v. FCA US LLC
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4367
Holbrook v. Curtin  
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1247

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Holbrook was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act one-year statute of limitations began to run when his conviction became final i...

Dianna Jackson v. Trinity Health-Michigan
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2538
Derek Smith v. Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3563
Margaret Boaz v. FedEx Customer Info. Servs.
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6012
Puckett v. Lexington-Fayette Urban Cnty.  
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6097

Justia Opinion Summary: Puckett retired from the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) Division of Police in 2009, after 36 years of service; Vance retired from the LFUCG Division of Fire and Emergency Services in 2010, after 24 yea...

Charles Shorter v. Rhonda Richard
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4279
USA v. Kevin Jones
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1789
USA v. Kevin Jones
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1790
Diane Cannon v. Canteen Servs. of Northern Mich.
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2203
ASF3, Inc. v. USA
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2291
Quarto Mining Company v. OWCP
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4018
Duncan v. Muzyn  
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6019

Justia Opinion Summary: For more than 40 years, participants in the Tennessee Valley Authority Retirement System (TVARS) received cost-of-living adjustments on top of their investment returns, pension benefits, and supplemental benefits. In 200...

In re: Patrick  
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5353

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Patrick pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base. The district court determined that he qualified as a career offender under the then-mandatory Guidelin...

Tri-State Wholesale v. NLRB
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1616
Tri-State Wholesale v. NLRB
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1678
USA v. Clarence Williamson, Jr.
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1745
USA v. Eric Spicer
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3356
Jose Vasquez-Padilla v. Loretta Lynch
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3628
Mark Crawford v. Donavin Geiger
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4180
Mark Crawford v. Donavin Geiger
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4181
Jayne Sorrell v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4213
USA v. Michael Shepard
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4231
Berry v. Dept. of Labor  
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6316

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the 2000 Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act a “covered employee” (or her survivor) is entitled to a lump sum payment of $150,000 “for the disability or death of that employee from that e...

USA v. Ryan Van Stevenson
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1758
Renee Maat v. County of Ottawa
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1836
State of Tenn. v. Fed. Commc'n Comm'n  
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-3291, 15-3555

Justia Opinion Summary: Tennessee and North Carolina municipalities that provide broadband service would like to expand their networks beyond their current territorial boundaries to underserved nearby areas. State laws either forbid or put oner...

State of North Carolina v. FCC
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3555
Owensboro Health, Inc. v. United States Dept. of Health & Human Servs.  
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-6109, 15-6110

Justia Opinion Summary: The amount of additional Medicare reimbursements that a hospital is entitled to receive for serving a disproportionate share of low-income patients depends, in part, on the number of days that the hospital served patient...

Jackson Purchase Medical Center v. HHS
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6110
Caterpillar Logistics v. NLRB
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1433
Caterpillar Logistics, Inc. v. Nat'l Labor Relations Bd.  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-1611, 15-1433

Justia Opinion Summary: Employees at Caterpillar’s Clayton, Ohio facility voted on whether they would be represented as a union by the UAW; 188 employees voted for representation and 229 voted against. The UAW filed objections to instances of i...

USA v. Real Property 10338 Marcy Road
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3668
Harris v. Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins.  
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6132

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, plaintiffs procured a mortgage from Regions to purchase a home near the Cumberland River. The National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) requires mortgagors to obtain flood insurance for properties in flood zones, 42 U...

Kiser v. Kamdar  
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3335

Justia Opinion Summary: An Ohio State Dental Board-recognized specialist must complete a postdoctoral education program in a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association and limit the scope of his practice to that specialty. The use...

USA v. Ghana Johnson
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4203
Charles Martin v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5013
Larry Conner v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5175
USA v. Samson Wright
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2262
Cyphert v. Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3943

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the government charged Scotts Miracle-Gro in the Southern District of Ohio with one misdemeanor count of pesticide misuse (7 U.S.C. 136j(a)(2)(G)), alleging that Scotts sold approximately 73 million units of wil...

In re: Jackson  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8037

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Jackson filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy petition. His mortgagee (BOA), sought relief from the stay; abandonment of his residence, a condominium; and in rem relief for two years under 11 U.S.C. 362(d)(4)(B), allegin...

Telitha Clements v. Prudential Protective Services
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1603
USA v. Kimberly Robinson
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5419
USA v. Kimberly Robinson
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5493
Robertson v. U.S. Bank, N.A.  
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-6286, 16-5116

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, the Robertsons borrowed $192,000, secured by a mortgage on their Memphis home. The note was bundled into a mortgage-backed trust with U.S. Bank as designated supervisor; Wilson as trustee, responsible for conduc...

USA v. Nikita Griffin
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3072
Evanston Ins. Co. v. Housing Authority of Somerset
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5018
Roderick Robertson v. U.S. Bank
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5116
Schleicher v. Preferred Solutions, Inc.  
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1716

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2009-2013​, Schleicher worked for Preferred, a Michigan-based company that provides staffing for corporate clients. With his female co-workerPiotrowski, Schleicher led Preferred’s healthcare information technology g...

USA v. Darrell Johnson
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1797
Applebaum v. Target Corp.  
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2198

Justia Opinion Summary: Applebaum bought a Schwinn mountain bike from Target. The bike had been previously returned. Applebaum claims, and Target denies, that a defective brake was repaired before the bike was resold. Minutes into her first rid...

USA v. Irvin Flemming
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2248
Paul Nelson v. Ball Corporation
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4149
Sheila Whitmore v. Green Tree Servicing
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6007
Stephen Meade v. AT&T Corporation
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6362
NE Ohio Coal. v. Husted  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-4083, 14-4084, 14-4132, 14-4133, 15-3295, 15-3296, 15-3380, 15-3381

Justia Opinion Summary: Months before the 2012 presidential election, based on a change in state law, Ohio sought to undo a federal consent decree (Decree) that required Ohio to count provisional ballots cast by voters who appeared in the corre...

Serv. Employees Int'l Union v. Jon Husted
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4084
Northeast Ohio Coalition v. Jon Husted
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4132
Serv. Employees Int'l Union v. Jon Husted
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4133
Christopher v. United States  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2027

Justia Opinion Summary: After the government charged him with selling cocaine, Christopher hired a lawyer. Christopher later claimed that, over the course of the representation, the lawyer used cocaine with Christopher more than 20 times, inclu...

Northeast Ohio Coalition v. Jon Husted
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3295
Serv. Employees Int'l Union v. Jon Husted
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3296
Northeast Ohio Coalition v. Jon Husted
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3380
Serv. Employees Int'l Union v. Jon Husted
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3381
USA v. Jabbar Spires
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3897
John Treadway v. California Products
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5718
Sumeru Health Care Group v. Michael Hutchens
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5788
United States v. Arny  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6130

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Stephen Arny, M.D., was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and unlawfully dispense prescription pain medications, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 846. Approximately three months later, but before sentencin...

USA v. Robert Hattaway
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5237
USA v. Robert Hattaway
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5241
Kathleene Schattilly v. Thomas Daugharty
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2145
Island Creek Coal Company v. Denny Marcum
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4301
USA v. Kendall Joy
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5657
USA v. Corey Ferguson
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6240
Libertarian Party of Ohio v. Husted  
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3537

Justia Opinion Summary: The Libertarian Party challenged Ohio’s ballot qualification law, Rev. Code 3501.38(E)(1), arguing selective enforcement and violation of the Equal Protection Clause. Under the law, a political party may qualify by obtai...

In re: Embry  
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5447

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Embry pled guilty to three counts of bank robbery, three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. In calculating his sentencing ran...

USA v. Camille Harris
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3880
John Thomson v. Hartford Casualty Ins. Co.
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1501
Phyllis Stallings v. Detroit Public Schools
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2428
USA v. Moises Perez
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3527
USA v. Vincent Moorer
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3899
Appalachian Reg'l Healthcare v. U.S. Nursing Corporation
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5354
USA v. Robert Blaine
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6431
Jay Ganesh v. USA
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5016
Frank Dooley, Jr. v. Comm'r of Social Security
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5146
Phillip Brown v. Cindi Curtin
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1876
Phillip Brown v. Cindi Curtin
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2126
Beverly Ezra v. DCC Litigation Facility
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2215
Rembisz v. Lew  
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2279

Justia Opinion Summary: Rembisz, an IRS investigator, did not obtain sought-after promotions. He filed an administrative charge of discrimination, claiming ongoing discrimination against his sex (male) and race (Caucasian) or color (white). The...

USA v. Donald Jessie
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4091
Virginia Whitman v. Foremost Insurance
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4303
Tina Davis v. Butler County, Ohio
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4372
USA v. Thaddius Humphrey
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5511
Karen Mencarelli v. Alfred Williams & Co.
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6385
Loretta Choate v. Advance Stores
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6418
Thompson v. City of Lebanon  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-5711

Justia Opinion Summary: On April 28, 2010, Thompson was driving his car erratically on a two-lane Tennessee highway. After nearly colliding head-on with City of Lebanon Police Officer McKinley, Thompson sped away. McKinley gave chase, later joi...

Brinkley v. Houk  
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 12-3011

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Brinkley robbed the diner where he worked at gunpoint. In jail, Brinkley, then 32, said he would get his 18 year-old girlfriend, Smith, to post his bond, that he would skip town, and that “I’m going to kill that...

Bernadette Rolen v. City of Cleveland
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3485
Theresa Ely v. Dearborn Heights School District
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2594
USA v. Terry Smith
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5850
USA v. Gerry Smith
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5851
O'Kroley v. Fastcase, Inc  
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-6336

Justia Opinion Summary: O’Kroley googled himself and found “Texas Advance Sheet,” followed by “indecency with a child in Trial Court Cause N . . . Colin O’Kroley v Pringle.” O’Kroley was never involved in an indecency case; his case was listed...