2017 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1157

United States v. Anthony Vaughn
Date: December 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1272
Christopher Wiest
Date: December 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3601
Christopher Wiest
Date: December 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5605
Christopher Wiest
Date: December 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5839
Latits v. Phillips  
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2306

Justia Opinion Summary: Ferndale Officer Jaklic stopped Latits for turning the wrong way onto a divided boulevard after midnight. Latits opened his glove box to retrieve his registration. Jaklic testified that he saw bags that he suspected to c...

Stewart Spencer v. DTE Electric Co.
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1168
Aqualucid Consultants v. Zeta Corp.
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1217
Michael Biestek v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1459
Kellee Kendell v. Phoenix Home Health Care Servs.
Date: December 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3366
Palmer Park Square, LLC v. Scottsdale Ins. Co.  
Date: December 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1158

Justia Opinion Summary: Palmer’s vacant Detroit apartment complex was covered by a Scottsdale fire insurance policy until November 2012. The property was vandalized in February 2012. Palmer reported the loss in October 2013. Scottsdale replied...

Malinda Cooley v. E. Tenn. Human Resource Agency
Date: December 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5355
United States v. Johnathan Sexton
Date: December 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5373
United States v. Christopher Odum
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2280
United States v. Frazier  
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-2503, 15-2280

Justia Opinion Summary: PMC, an “outlaw” motorcycle club that has existed since 1968, has chapters in Michigan, Ohio, and six other states. PMC has a hierarchical structure, with a national president, vice president, and enforcers. Members wear...

Quonshay Mason v. DeWayne Burton
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2080
Joanne Russ v. Memphis Light Gas & Water Div.
Date: December 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6570
Hill v. Snyder  
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1252

Justia Opinion Summary: Since 2010, federal courts have been reviewing the punishments Michigan may impose on individuals convicted of first-degree murder for acts they committed as children. In the meantime, the Supreme Court has twice ruled t...

Amelita Mandingo v. PNC Bank
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1323
United States v. Patterson  
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3706

Justia Opinion Summary: Akron police officers stopped Patterson’s car. They found an open container of alcohol and a stolen pistol inside it. In state court, Patterson pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and driving with a suspended li...

LM Ins. Corp. v. Amanda Criss
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4761
Marilyn Johnson v. City of Memphis
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6349
Marilyn Johnson v. City of Memphis
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6835
Jeffrey Curry v. Paul Klee
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1422
Hughes v. Gulf Interstate Field Services, Inc.  
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3112

Justia Opinion Summary: Welding inspectors for Gulf Interstate Field Services, who served on an Ohio pipeline-construction project in 2013-2014 and were paid on a “day-rate” basis, brought suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 207,...

Hall v. Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, Inc.  
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3744

Justia Opinion Summary: Hall and Thompson built a significant client base as brokers of equipment rental insurance. They brought some of their clients to a specialty division they formed at Hylant. USI paid a substantial sum for Hylant’s assets...

Parsons v. United States Department of Justice  
Date: December 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2440

Justia Opinion Summary: Insane Clown Posse, a Michigan music group, performs songs with “harsh language and themes.” Its fans, “Juggalos,” wear distinctive tattoos, clothing, and insignia, including clown face paint and the “hatchetman” logo. T...

Debbie Rohn v. Viacom Int'l, Inc.
Date: December 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1225
Michael Powell v. Heidi Washington
Date: December 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1262
Federal Labor Relations Authority v. Michigan Army National Guard  
Date: December 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3128

Justia Opinion Summary: The Michigan National Guard terminated two “dual-status” technicians, who are military employees that must be members of the National Guard, hold a military grade, and wear an appropriate military uniform while performin...

United States v. Damone Tyson
Date: December 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3245
Victor Blanco-Santa Maria v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3332
Karl Vinson v. Shane Jackson
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2760
United States v. Le'Ardrus Burris
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3855
Stevens Engineers & Constructors, Inc. v. Local 17 Iron Workers Pension Fund  
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-4098, 16-4099

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act, part of ERISA, a construction industry employer who withdraws from a multiemployer pension plan owes liability to that plan if the employer conducts work “in the juris...

Stevens Eng'rs & Constr. v. Local 17 Iron Workers Pension Fund
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4099
Norfolk County Retirement System v. Community Health Systems, Inc.  
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6059

Justia Opinion Summary: Community, the nation’s largest for-profit hospital system, obtained about 30 percent of its revenue from Medicare reimbursement. Instead of using one of the systems commonly in use for determining whether Medicare patie...

United States v. Hall  
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6512

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States charged Hall with unlawful gambling and money laundering and obtained a preliminary criminal forfeiture order for 18 parcels in Knox County. The County determined that Hall owed substantial delinquent r...

United States v. James Cole
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1264
Bradley Arndt v. Ford Motor Co.
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1415
Frances Wolf v. Causley Trucking
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1683
Sun Life Assurance Co. v. Jackson  
Date: December 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3120

Justia Opinion Summary: Bruce and Bridget married in 1993. Their only child, Sierra, was born in 1995. In 2003, Bruce signed up for a life insurance plan sponsored by his employer and governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERI...

United States v. Kenan Parker
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5054
United States v. Philip Robinson
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6353
United States v. Ronald Paul
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5329
United States v. Folad  
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-5538, 17-5544

Justia Opinion Summary: Individuals reprogrammed ATMs to dispense $20 bills for each $1 they were supposed to dispense. Requesting $40 at a compromised ATM would deliver 40 $20 bills instead of two. More than $600,000 was taken from ATMs owned...

United States v. Khaled Fattah
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5544
Nestlé Waters North America. Inc. v. Mountain Glacier LLC  
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5638

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court affirming the bankruptcy court concluding that Mountain Glacier properly reserved its arbitration claim in its dispute with Nestle Waters after Mountain Glaci...

United States v. Timothy Daniels
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2296
U.S. et Tenn. ex rel. Armes v. Jan Garman
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6212
United States v. Robert Faber
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1292
United States v. TaShun White
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1489
United States v. Sylvester Marks
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3107
Donald Nichols v. Knox Cty., Tenn.
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6492
Speedeon Data v. Integrated Direct Mktg.
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3387
United States v. Michael Johnson
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5165
United States v. Darrell Hunt
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2329
United States v. Jackson  
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2415

Justia Opinion Summary: An undercover agent drove a confidential informant to purchase heroin. After Jackson sold the CI a gram of heroin, the CI asked Jackson if he knew where to get a pistol. They negotiated a price. While the CI went to the...

United States v. Clardy  
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5094

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Clardy pled guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and to possessing over 50 grams of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it. He signed a “Waiver of Appellate Rights,” stating that Clardy “k...

United States v. Kevin Coleman
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6715
Vernon Proctor v. Bd. of Medicine
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1499
United States v. Estrada  
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5081

Justia Opinion Summary: Undercover officers attempting a controlled purchase of methamphetamine arrested Estrada upon finding meth in his pocket and a rifle and ammunition in his car. He pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by an unlawful...

Clayton Pierce v. General Motors, LLC
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2748
United States v. Cenon Garcia-Rodriguez
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2754
United States v. Christopher Odum
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2280
United States v. William Frazier
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2503
United States v. Pembrook  
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-1650, 16-1706, 16-1707, 16-1708

Justia Opinion Summary: FBI Agent Max began his investigation of two similar Michigan jewelry-store robberies—separated by 150 miles—with a chronological list of every phone number that used particular communications towers for any purpose (voi...

United States v. Shaeed Calhoun
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1706
United States v. David Briley
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1707
United States v. Orlando Johnson
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1708
Anwar v. Dow Chemical Co.  
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2475

Justia Opinion Summary: Anwar, a U.S. citizen, was hired to work for MEG International in Dubai. Anwar alleges that, following her promotion, her supervisor, Ramachandran, began harassing her about working when she had young children; openly ma...

Sara Kubik v. Cent. Mich. Univ. Bd. of Trustees
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2783
Taglieri v. Monasky  
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4128

Justia Opinion Summary: Taglieri, a citizen of Italy, was studying in Chicago when he met Monasky, an American citizen. They married and together decided to move to Italy. Taglieri was licensed to practice medicine in Italy and would have had t...

United States v. Elliott  
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-6474, 16-6676, 16-6683

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2008-2014, Pain Center of Broward (PCB) issued cheap pain pill prescriptions; 60-65 patients a day arrived from many states. PCB’s owner, Shumrak, had no medical training. Seven of Eastern Kentucky’s largest drug tr...

United States v. Lucille Frial-Carrasco
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6676
United States v. Patricia Ann Solomon
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6683
Durone Sanders v. Oakland Cty., Mich.
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1467
Eclipse Res. – Ohio v. Scott Madzia
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3145
United States v. Stephen Lester
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5230
N. Ins. Co. of NY v. Target Corp.
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2222
Hayes Bacall v. Cathleen Stoddard
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2668
Marcus Brim v. Doug Welton
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1424
Wilbur Hernandez-Ortega v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3409
United States v. Jason Vestal
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5080
United States v. Joshua Whitson
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5193
In re: Haffey  
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-8018, 15-8027

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor filed several unsuccessful lawsuits to invalidate Sandlin Farm's Deutsche Bank mortgage. Debtor, d/b/a Sandlin Farms sought Chapter 12 bankruptcy relief but did not propose to pay that mortgage nor a BoA mortgage...

In re Haffey
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-8027
Bernice Brown v. United States
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1839
Signature Management Team, LLC v. Doe  
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2188

Justia Opinion Summary: Team sells materials to help individuals profit in multi-level marketing businesses. Doe anonymously runs the “Amthrax” blog, in which he criticizes multi-level marketing companies and Team. Doe posted a hyperlink to a d...

Anthony West v. Mary Berghuis
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2438
United States v. Liston Watson
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4715
United States v. Daniel Scott, Sr.
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6577
Percy Hutton v. Charlotte Jenkins
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 13-3968
United States v. Mark Johnson
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2033
Floyd Hardrick v. City of Detroit
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2704
United States v. Samuel Rosse III
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6320
United States v. Samuel Rosse III
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6321
Robinson v. Federal Housing Finance Agency  
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6680

Justia Opinion Summary: Robinson is a stockholder in the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (the Companies), for-profit corporations organized by the government under...

United States v. Arthur Alford
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6739
United States v. Dwayne Toland
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1006
United States v. Kedrick Clark
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1088
Anthony Spencer v. County of Huron
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1190
United States v. Roy Brownlee
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1206
Dufresne v. Palmer  
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1340

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Dufresne of three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) and six counts of third-degree CSC, based upon sexual acts that Dufresne committed against his then-girlfriend, Wiertalla, with whom...

Martin v. Sullivan  
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1897

Justia Opinion Summary: Martin, proceeding pro se, filed a late notice of appeal. In response to a show cause order, he claims that he did not receive timely notice of the underlying judgment. Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(6) require...

Hardrick v. City of Detroit  
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-2077, 16-2704

Justia Opinion Summary: As many as 50,000 stray dogs roam Detroit’s streets, sometimes in packs. An ordinance allows animal control officers to capture and impound stray dogs owned in violation of licensing and vaccination provisions and to eut...

Vicki Moore v. Shelby County, Ky.
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5273
Mokdad v. Sessions  
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2442

Justia Opinion Summary: Mokdad, a naturalized U.S. citizen, sought injunctive relief against the Attorney General, the FBI, and the Director of the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) based on alleged instances where he was denied boarding on comm...

John Roe v. Amazon.com
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3987
United States v. Christopher Allen
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6375
Perry v. Randstad General Partner LLC  
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1010

Justia Opinion Summary: Randstad recruits temporary workers for clients. Plaintiffs, in-house Randstad employees (not temporary workers), engaged in marketing Randstad’s services; recruiting, evaluating, and placing workers; and administrative...

United States v. Kenton Taylor
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2243
United States v. Kenton Taylor
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2395
Sims Buick-GMC Truck, Inc. v. General Motors, LLC  
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3871

Justia Opinion Summary: General Motors provides sales incentives to dealers who sell cars to GM employees, retirees, and their family members at a discounted rate. The dealer must collect a signed agreement from the purchaser that establishes h...

Grand Trunk Western Railroad Co. v. United States Department of Labor  
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3083

Justia Opinion Summary: Williams has a history of anxiety and depression, predating his employment with Grand Trunk Railroad, where Williams worked as an engineer beginning in 1995. In 2006, Williams consulted Dr. Bernick for hypertension, inso...

Worldwide Equipment of Tennessee, Inc. v. United States  
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5031

Justia Opinion Summary: Worldwide Equipment, a Mack Truck dealer, remitted a 12% federal excise tax collected from purchasers of its heavy-duty trucks, and sought a refund, claiming that the trucks, designed for use in the Appalachian coalfield...

United States v. Robert Bates
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5228
Lori Vaughn v. Parkwest Medical Center
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5276
United States v. Marvin Nicholson
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1963
United States v. Brian Jackson
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1966
United States v. Sherman Brown
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1998
United States v. Matthew Schamante
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2064
United States v. Bryan Sorrell
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2065
United States v. Antonio Johnson
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2089
United States v. Charles Washpun
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1011
Holly Anderson v. Connie Sutton
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3106
Lisa Burton v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5372
Mary Masters v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5561
Kamar v. Sessions  
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3750

Justia Opinion Summary: Kamar, born in Lebanon in 1964, moved to Jordan as a child. The family is Catholic, but adheres to Islamic cultural practices. Kamar’s mother is a U.S. citizen. Her mother, some siblings, and cousins live in Jordan. Kama...

United States v. Nathaniel Pembrook
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1650
United States v. Shaeed Calhoun
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1706
United States v. David Briley
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1707
United States v. Orlando Johnson
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1708
Clemencia Garcia-Morales v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4121
United States v. Ezequiel Orozco
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6599
United States v. Jose Guerra-Gutierrez
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6606
United States v. Isai Pedraza
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6612
United States v. Juan Avila
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6624
Williams v. United States  
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3211

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Williams pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He had prior convictions under Ohio law: attempted felonious assault, domestic violence, and assault on a peace officer, which subjected him t...

Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings, LLC  
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-3577, 17-3578, 17-3579, 17-3804, 17-3805, 17-3821, 17-3822, 17-3825, 17-3826, 17-3827

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, members of Global Fitness gyms, believed that Global misrepresented the terms of its gym memberships and sued as a class. The parties settled: Global agreed to pay $1.3 million to the class members, class cou...

Amber Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3578
Amber Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3579
Amber Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3804
Amber Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3805
Amber Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3821
Amber Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3822
Amber Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3825
Amber Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3826
Amber Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3827
United States v. German Castro-Martinez
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 14-6509
Coy Cox, Jr. v. Specialty Vehicle Solutions
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5289
Coy Cox, Jr. v. Specialty Vehicle Solutions
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5290
Andalex Resources v. OWCP
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3057
Marla Lopez-Diego v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3160
Saeb Mokdad v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2442
Hindel v. Husted  
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3207

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs claimed Ohio’s paper-ballot absentee voter system discriminated against the blind, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101. In Ohio, blind voters must seek the aid of a sight...

Junior Aldridge v. Shawn Phillips
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5696
Gabriela Tello-Espana v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 13-4452
McKinney v. Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, LLC  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5211

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, OHL reassigned Smith, an eight-year employee, who regularly discussed Union business with co-workers, distributed Union materials, tried to convince her co-workers to sign Union cards, and wore pro-Union apparel...

Jarrhod Williams v. DeWayne Burton
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1687
United States v. Francisco Rodriguez
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3233
Hopkins County Coal v. Mine Safety and Health Administration  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3848

Justia Opinion Summary: Gatlin, an employee of Hopkins County Coal (HCC), was terminated from his job after refusing to perform a pre-shift examination that he believed entitled him to extra pay. Gatlin filed a discrimination complaint with the...

United States v. Raphael Person, Jr.
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4031
Jeanetta Nailon v. Univ. of Cincinnati
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4691
United States v. Gregory Gillespie
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6402
United States v. Latia Williams
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1530
United States v. Harper  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5037

Justia Opinion Summary: Harper shot his brother and pled guilty in state court to reckless aggravated assault, Tenn. Code 39-13- 102(a)(1)(B). Three years later, Harper was caught selling drugs while possessing a loaded pistol. He pled guilty a...

William Snethkamp, III v. Shawn Brewer
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1989
United States v. Kenneth P. Williams
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2380
Richard Martinez v. City of Cleveland
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4200
Gulnara Gafurova v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4688
Diversicare Leasing Corp. v. Annette Hall
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6373
Watkins v. Honeywell International, Inc.  
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3032

Justia Opinion Summary: For almost 40 years, Honeywell (or its predecessors) operated a manufacturing plant in Fostoria, Ohio. Many union workers, including Watkins and Ulicny, spent most of their working years at the plant. They retired at a t...

Richard Martinez v. City of Cleveland
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3187
Kevin Littlepage v. Century Aluminum Co.
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5486
Kalama v. Matson Navigation Co.  
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3408

Justia Opinion Summary: In the 1980s, merchant marine plaintiffs filed asbestos-liability suits against ship-owner and manufacturer defendants in the Northern District of Ohio. That court ruled, in 1989, that it lacked personal jurisdiction ove...

Deborah Hagedorn v. David Cattani
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4254
Nikolao v. Lyon  
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1367

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan mandates that school-age children be vaccinated before entering the public school system but offers exemptions for certain medical and nonmedical reasons. To get an exemption, a parent must visit a local health...

United States v. Leon Gills
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1613
United States v. Alexandra Norwood
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1672
United States v. Johnathan Oldham
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1674
United States v. Jonathan Walker
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1677
United States v. Jatimothy Walker
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1692
Commercial Law Corp. v. FDIC
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2342
United States v. Michael Wyatt
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5107
Gregory Couch v. Panther Petroleum
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5194
United States v. Jescell Whittle
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6821
United States v. Joyce Allen
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5525
United States v. Bijan Woodley
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1265
Roberts v. Mars Petcare US, Inc.  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6122

Justia Opinion Summary: The Class Action Fairness Act extends federal court jurisdiction to class actions on behalf of 100 or more people and in request of $5 million or more in damages if “any member of a class of plaintiffs is a citizen of a...

Mark Laster v. City of Kalamazoo
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2601
United States v. Terry Davy
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4081
B.R. v. Brian McGivern
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4208
Smith v. City of Troy, Ohio  
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4719

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith has epilepsy. He had a seizure while driving, steered into a yard, exited the car, and walked away. A neighbor called the police. Miami County Deputy Osting arrived and observed Smith, sweating, grasping a fence, a...

Kerr v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6673

Justia Opinion Summary: Kerr sought judicial review of a determination that Kerr’s husband was not entitled to Social Security disability insurance benefits before his death. Kerr was due to receive any payment owed to Mr. Kerr. The parties sti...

Terry Reedy v. Rich Transport
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1085
United States v. Gregory Blander
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3043
In re: Donald Trump
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-510
In re: Donald Trump  
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-5830, 17-510

Justia Opinion Summary: At a campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky, in March 2016, then-candidate Trump responded to protesters by stating, “Get ‘em out of here,” followed closely by, “Don’t hurt ‘em—if I say go ‘get ‘em,’ I get in trouble wit...

United States v. Barbara Lang
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5997
United States v. Ray Gibson
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6122
Int'l Union of Operating Eng'rs v. NLRB
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1800
Int'l Union of Operating Eng'rs v. NLRB
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1969
John Jeffries v. DeWayne Burton
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2079
Daniel Zavatson v. City of Warren, Mich.
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2338
Kathy Gatza v. DCC Litig. Facility
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2396
Pamela Sutherland v. DCC Litig. Facility
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2397
Kofi Alexander v. Eagle Mfg. Co.
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6604
Samuel McGaw, Jr. v. Sevier County, Tenn.
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6729
United States v. Childress  
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6410

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). At the time of sentencing, Defendant had a pending incest charge in Tennessee relating to inappropriate sexual contact with his minor h...

Cates v. Crystal Clear Technologies, LLC  
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6714

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs are homeowners in centrally-planned neighborhoods in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. The developers established and controlled owners’ associations for the neighborhoods but have transferred that control to thi...

United States v. White  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5793

Justia Opinion Summary: Narcotics investigator Williams received information from a confidential source that White was selling marijuana from a Covington, Tennessee location. Williams enlisted the confidential source to execute a “controlled bu...

Perreault v. Smith  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1213

Justia Opinion Summary: Perreault was alone with his four-month-old daughter when he called 911 to report that Jenna had been injured. Police and paramedics arrived and found that Jenna had suffered a blunt-force trauma to the head. She died fr...

Ibanez v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3154

Justia Opinion Summary: Abilify is approved to treat schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, major depressive disorder and irritability associated with autism. There are no disapproved treatments for elderly patients, but the FDA has included a warnin...

Artis Anderson v. Vanessa Dickson
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6290
United States v. Rucker  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6415

Justia Opinion Summary: Rucker finished an approximately 15-year term of imprisonment and began a five-year term of supervised release. Rucker violated the terms of his supervised release on four occasions when he tested positive for methamphet...

Gregory Cole v. Marathon Oil Corp.
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2660
United States v. Haroon  
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3440

Justia Opinion Summary: Born in Pakistan, Haroon came to the U.S. on a visitor’s visa in 2002. Six months later, Haroon returned to Pakistan, married Bano, and the couple had a son. One week after the birth, they divorced. The next day, Haroon...

Wilson v. Sheldon  
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3981

Justia Opinion Summary: Navarre, a confidential informant for the Toledo Vice Narcotics Unit (TPD), was found unresponsive and bleeding from the head on December 1, 1993. A bloody, 110-pound boulder was found near her body. Navarre died days la...

Scottie Bagi v. City of Parma
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4011
Jason Curtis v. United States
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6098
United States v. William Hoffa
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6791
William Grise v. Ronald Allen
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5221
McGraw-Hill Global Educ. v. Charles Jones
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5335
United States v. $99,500.00 U.S. Currency
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3436
In re: Campbell  
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3855

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Campbell of four counts of aggravated murder, four counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of attempted kidnapping, and one count each of kidnapping, felonious assault, escape, and having a weapon under...

United States v. Kenneth Flowers
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3988
United States v. Terrance Chappell
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3990
United States v. Kali Alexander
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3991
United States v. Rasheam Nichols
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4003
United States v. Justin Maxwell
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4028
AuSable River Trading Post, LLC v. Dovetail Solutions, Inc.  
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1283

Justia Opinion Summary: Tawas, Michigan hosts an annual festival called “Perchville.” Its Chamber of Commerce obtained federal trademark registration for the term “Perchville,” in 2003. Trading Post allegedly was selling merchandise depicting t...

United States v. Eric Verwiebe
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2591
Barbara Bays v. Montmorency Cty., Mich.
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2761
United States v. Robert Fox
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6238
Bays v. Montmorency County  
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-1215, 16-2761

Justia Opinion Summary: On April 9, Montmorency County jail nurse Sigler interviewed Shane, arrested for driving on a suspended license. Shane complained that he was “bipolar,” “paranoid,” had “panic attack[s]” and had a history of substance ab...

Stephen Abell v. Sky Bridge Resources
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5990
US Herbs v. Riverside Partners
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3154
United States v. Eulis Allen
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3230
United States v. Jesse Pawlak
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4015
Flight Options, LLC v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 1108  
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3188

Justia Opinion Summary: Flight Options announced that it would merge with Flexjet. The Teamsters Union already represented Options' pilots. Flexjet pilots elected the Teamsters to represent them. The existing Options collective-bargaining agre...

Abdullah Amir v. Comm. of Social Security
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1134
Stein v. hhgregg Inc.  
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3364

Justia Opinion Summary: Gregg has a compensation policy whereby its retail and sales employees, who are paid solely on the basis of commission, are advanced a “draw” to meet the minimum-wage requirements whenever their commissions fall below mi...

United States v. Adams  
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2786

Justia Opinion Summary: Adams, 71, has been addicted to opiates for most of his life and has an extensive criminal history. In 2011, Adams pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, 2...

Basista Holdings v. Ellsworth Township
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4112
United States v. Angelique Bankston
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4285
United States v. Amuary Villa
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6394
Lance Poulsen v. United States
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3900
Lance Poulsen v. United States
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3901
Rebecca Filthaut v. AT&T Midwest Disability Benefit Plan
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2707
United States v. Christopher Bonick
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6388
United States v. Phillips  
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6667

Justia Opinion Summary: Blue gem coal burns hotter and cleaner than thermal coal, making it useful for producing silicon, a critical ingredient of computer chips and solar panels. Environmental regulations make it difficult to mine. Demand for...

John Abboud v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Group
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3286
United States v. Rajan Patel
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2001
Joel Rosenfeld v. Amy Rosenfeld
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2439
United States v. Octaveous Gordon
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2513
United States v. Jimmy Cruz, Jr.
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2575
Derrick Thomas v. City of Eastpointe
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2594
United States v. Ryan Cooper
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6369
United States v. Lasondra Dowell
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6634
Maryann Bullock v. City of Covington
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6802
Utica Community Schools v. Richard Alef
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1261
United States v. Manuel Ibarra-Rodriguez
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1308
Saran James v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3259
Teresa Blair v. Maxim Healthcare
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5025
State of Tenn. v. Thomas Patterson
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5187
M. D. v. Bowling Green Ind. School Dist.
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5248
AMI Stamping v. Ace Am. Insurance
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2341
Tammy Crampton v. Kroger Company
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2550
Ghassan Khaled v. Dearborn Heights Police Dep't
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1041
Rafael Cruz v. PNC Bank
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3091
Olaoluwa Faparusi v. Case Western Reserve Univ.
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3212
United States v. Preston Coleman
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5058
United States v. Randy Parks Sweeney
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5018
David Hylko, Jr. v. John Hemphill
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2414
United States v. Cesar Mariscal Felix
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5342
United States v. Greer  
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5701

Justia Opinion Summary: Hamilton County Deputy Greer pulled over a female driver who had been drinking, had no driver’s license, and had an outstanding arrest warrant. Greer ran her license but did not arrest her. He had her drive to a secluded...

United States v. Harold Davis
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5010
United States v. Pham  
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5096

Justia Opinion Summary: Pham pleaded guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). The government argued that Pham was subject to the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. 924(e) (ACCA), which imposes a 15-year minimum sente...

United States v. Joseph Goodrich
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1795
Tyrone Guy v. Mercantile Bank Mortgage Co.
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2687
Jackline Korir v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3298
United States v. Robinson  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-4098, 15-4100, 15-4124

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Arise, a Dayton community school (charter school), faced declining enrollment, financial troubles, and scandal after its treasurer was indicted for embezzlement. The school’s sponsor sought a radical change in a...

United States v. Christopher Martin
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4100
United States v. Shane Floyd
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4124
Island Fork Construction v. Bowling  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4319

Justia Opinion Summary: Bowling worked as a coal miner for 29 years, most recently for Island Fork. In 2002, Bowling unsuccessfully sought Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) benefits. In 2010, Bowling filed the current claim. In the meantime, the...

Julious Mosley v. William Margalis
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4694
Michael McKay v. City of Detroit, Mich.
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1256
Steve Fletcher v. U.S. Renal Care
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3327
United States v. Verwiebe  
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2591

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bay Mills Tribal Police Department broadcast a lookout notice for Verwiebe after it received a report that he had assaulted his girlfriend. When officers located Verwiebe, he pulled a knife from his waistband, raised...

Jimmie Gordon v. Blaine Lafler
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1494
Fatin Gappy v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4334
Margaret Shepard v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1237
Doe v. University of Cincinnati  
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4693

Justia Opinion Summary: Doe met Roe on Tinder. They eventually met in person. Doe invited Roe to his apartment, where the two engaged in sex. Three weeks later, Roe reported to the University of Cincinnati’s Title IX Office that Doe had sexuall...

UAW v. Kelsey-Hayes Co.
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2285
Foluso Fakorede v. Mid-South Heart Center, P.C.
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5722
Green Hills Mall TRG, LLC v. BakerSouth, LLC
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5758
Giasson Aerospace Science Inc. v. RCO Engineering Inc.  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1769

Justia Opinion Summary: Giasson and RCO were working together to secure a contract to make airline seats for a jet manufacturer. According to Giasson, RCO cut it out of the deal. Giasson sued RCO for breach of contract. During discovery, in ant...

Richmond v. Huq  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2560

Justia Opinion Summary: While Richmond was incarcerated in the Wayne County Jail for about six weeks, she received treatment for a burn, resulting from Richmond setting her seatbelt on fire while trying to escape the police cruiser following he...

United States v. $31,000.00 in U.S. Currency  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4279

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimants, Wiggins and Allison, were at the Cleveland Airport for a flight to Orange County, California. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aware of their itineraries and that each had previous felony drug convic...

In re: Conzelmann  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3270

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

Islamic Center of Nashville v. State of Tennessee  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5045

Justia Opinion Summary: ICN, a religious nonprofit, operates a Nashville mosque and a school. In 2008, it began building a new school building, financed by an ijara agreement, to avoid “running afoul of the Islamic prohibition on the payment of...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

United States v. Katrina Lanier
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6657
Otte, et al. v. Kasich, et al.
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3800
Alva Campbell, Jr. v. John Kasich
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3834
Bormuth v. County of Jackson  
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1869

Justia Opinion Summary: The Jackson County Michigan Board of Commissioners begins its monthly meetings with a Christian prayer. Bormuth, a non-Christian resident, attended meetings because he was concerned about environmental issues. During the...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gridsmart Technologies v. Marlin Controls
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-5121