2018 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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In re: Licking River Mining, LLC  
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6310

Justia Opinion Summary: Mining’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding allowed it to continue operating with the goal of restructuring. Its Lenders asserted liens on assets, including cash collateral, 11 U.S.C. 362(c), but consented to the use of ca...

United States v. Deonta Matthews
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2206
Martin Saldana-Navarro v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4309
United States v. Christopher Farrow
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5919
United States v. Lamont Fortune
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6001
In re McCormick
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8039
In re McCormick
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-8040
Dawn Green v. City of Southfield, Mich.
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1303
Paty Merida Galicia de Saenz v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3494
Mass. Bay Ins. Co. v. Christian Funeral Dir.
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5267
Claude Grant v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5392
In re McCormick
Date: December 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8015
Usama Hamama v. Rebecca Adducci
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2171
Tamarin Lindenberg v. Jackson Nat'l Life Ins. Co.
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6034
Lindenberg v. Jackson National Life Insurance Co.  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-6079, 17-6034

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant issued a life insurance policy to the Decedent. Plaintiff, Decedent’s former wife, is the primary beneficiary; the contingent beneficiaries are Decedent’s “surviving children equally.” Plaintiff and Decedent di...

Hamama v. Adducci  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Numbers: 18-1233, 17-2171

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners, Iraqi nationals, were ordered removed years ago because of criminal offenses they committed in the U.S. Iraq refused to repatriate them, so Petitioners remained under orders of supervision by U.S. Immigratio...

Jennifer Moruzzi v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3320
Innovation Ventures, LLC v. Custom Nutrition Lab, LLC, et al.
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1734
Innovation Ventures, LLC v. Custom Nutrition Lab, LLC
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1771
Innovation Ventures, LLC v. Nutrition Science Laboratories, LLC  
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1911, 17-1734, 17-1771

Justia Opinion Summary: Innovation sold 5-Hour Energy. In 2004, it contracted with CN to manufacture and package 5-Hour. Jones, CN's President and CEO, had previously manufactured an energy shot. When the business relationship ended, CN had ex...

Usama Hamama v. Rebecca Adducci
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2171
United States v. Ismail Shalash
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6413
Matthew Howell v. Joseph Cox
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6540
Usama Hamama v. Rebecca Adducci
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1233
Timothy Jodway v. Orlans, PC
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1492
Smith v. Thomas  
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3380

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Smith, a recording artist called Bigg Robb, wrote and recorded “Looking for a Country Girl” and registered his copyright. Thomas, called Bishop Bullwinkle, another Southern Soul musician, used the first 12 secon...

United States v. Mary Jane Johns
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2089
United States v. Berry  
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2168

Justia Opinion Summary: Berry, charged with Conveying False Information Regarding Explosives, 18 U.S.C. 1038(a), allegedly placed a briefcase made to look like a bomb but containing only papers and no explosives, outside a bank. Berry suffers f...

United States v. Albert Franklin, Jr.
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6295
Hosseini v. Nielsen  
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6453

Justia Opinion Summary: Hosseini fled Iran and obtained asylum in the U.S. in 1999. He later unsuccessfully applied to adjust his legal status to become a lawful permanent resident. The government concluded that Hosseini provided material suppo...

Lynda Kinch v. Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1400
William Virgil v. City of Newport
Date: December 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5129
Gafurova v. Whitaker  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3712

Justia Opinion Summary: Gafurova, a citizen of Uzbekistan, entered the U.S. in June 2003, as a visitor. She remained in the U.S. without authorization and applied for Asylum in June 2004. An IJ ordered her removal, characterizing Gafurova’s asy...

United States v. Joshua Chapman-Sexton
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3933
United States v. Michael Massey
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4049
United States v. Michael Massey
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4066
United States v. Donadeo  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4295

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2007-2011, a group led by District employee Palazzo defrauded the Cuyahoga Heights School District. From 2009-2011, Defendant was part of this group. The scheme involved Palazzo submitting fake invoices to the Distr...

Owen Barnaby v. Bret Witkowski
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1121
Owen Barnaby v. Bret Witkowski
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1128
Jasso-Arangure v. Whitaker  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3076

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Jasso obtained lawful U.S. permanent resident status. More than a decade later, he pled guilty to first-degree home invasion in Michigan. DHS began removal proceedings, arguing that Jasso’s home-invasion convict...

Michele Rafferty v. Trumbull Cty., Ohio
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3138
United States v. Ardd  
Date: December 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5257

Justia Opinion Summary: Confidential informants learned that Ardd wanted to buy cocaine and connected him with Memphis officer Tellez, posing as an out-of-state cocaine dealer. Before a scheduled meeting, Tellez obtained a warrant to search Ard...

Anthony Cece v. Wayne County
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2246
Keeley v. Whitaker  
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4210

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of the United Kingdom and a lawful U.S. permanent resident, was convicted of two counts of rape in 2011 under Ohio law. He was charged as removable for being convicted of an aggravated felony under...

Deana Burkeen v. A.R.E. Accessories
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6437
Hernandez-Perez v. Whitaker  
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3137

Justia Opinion Summary: Hernandez-Perez, a Mexican citizen, has lived in the U.S. since 2000. His daughter, L., is a 17-year-old U.S. citizen. Hernandez-Perez has some criminal history, mostly “misdemeanor traffic offenses” but has maintained s...

Brian Hall v. Edgewood Partners Ins. Ctr., Inc.
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3481
Brian Hall v. Edgewood Partners Ins. Ctr., Inc.
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3482
United States v. Ricky Thompson
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5021
Ahmad Issa v. Margaret Bradshaw
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 15-4147
Logan v. United States  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1996

Justia Opinion Summary: Logan was a drug courier in a cross-country drug ring from 2004-2007. In total, Logan transported over 150 kilograms of cocaine from California to Michigan. Logan received conflicting advice while considering whether to...

In re Settlement Facility Dow Corning Trust
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1095
PNC Equip. Fin. v. Mark Mariani
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3324
Curtis Long v. State of Tenn.
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5353
In re Bell
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8021
United States v. Asher  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6251

Justia Opinion Summary: Hill turned on the sink in a detox cell and let the water overflow. Jailor Hickman punched Hill, knocking him to the floor, severely injuring his jaw. Hickman and Asher kicked Hill while he laid curled on the floor; mock...

William Thomas, Jr. v. Richard Copeland
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5006
William Thomas, Jr. v. Richard Copeland
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5044
Doe v. DeWine  
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3857

Justia Opinion Summary: Doe pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Megan’s Law, Ohio Code section 2950, requires determination of whether a person convicted of a sexually oriented offense is a “sexual predator,” “likely to enga...

United States v. James Eapmon
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5252
Carter v. Parris  
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5498

Justia Opinion Summary: Deputies responding to a call about a disturbance on county property peered into the car in which Carter was sitting with C.C. and saw “a bag containing green leafy substance” and rolling papers. Believing the bag contai...

Matt Rogers v. SWEPI LP
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3229
Nexus Gas Transmission v. City of Green, Ohio
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3325
United States v. Veloz-Alonso  
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3973

Justia Opinion Summary: Veloz-Alonso, a citizen of Mexico, entered the U.S. illegally in the 1990s. He was removed in 1997, 1999, and 2008. In 2018, Veloz-Alonso was discovered again and was indicted for illegal reentry. He pleaded guilty and s...

Franklin American Mortgage Co. v. The University National Bank of Lawrence  
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5035

Justia Opinion Summary: FAMC and UNB entered into a 2005 Correspondent Loan Purchase Agreement: FAMC would purchase mortgage loans from UNB; UNB made representations and warranties, including that there would be no fact or circumstance that wou...

Int'l Ass'n of Sheet Metal v. CSX Transp., Inc.
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3323
David Allen v. Betty Mitchell
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2-4145
Ricky Crowder v. United States
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1427
Claudia Moran-Perez v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3108
Morris Stanley v. BP Prods. N. Am., Inc.
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3303
United States v. Mitchell Wilson
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6283
Haddad v. Gregg  
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1660

Justia Opinion Summary: Haddad sued under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging his employment was terminated by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (MDIFS), for exercising his First Amendment rights. The Sixth Circuit affirmed summar...

Island Creek Coal Co. v. Wilkerson  
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3147

Justia Opinion Summary: Wilkerson mined coal for over 25 years. In 1994, he retired from the Island Creek’s Crescent mine, where he had worked most recently as an electrician. In 2012, Wilkers sought benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act,...

United States v. Deon McGregor
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3228
United States v. Timothy Cook
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5362
David Miller v. Tony Parker
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6222
United States v. David McShan
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3935
United States v. Frederick McShan
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4075
Andrea Drake v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3020
Jeffrey Brozman v. Jeff Solic
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3091
Bryan Bayes v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3330
Brumley v. United Parcel Service, Inc.  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5453

Justia Opinion Summary: Brumley injured her back while unloading packages from a UPS truck. After receiving workers’ compensation and taking a leave of absence, Brumley returned to work. Her supervisor sent her home because her return-to-work l...

United States v. Harpinder Sian
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2341
Kimberly Quisenberry v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2408
United States v. Omar Israel-Griffin
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4100
United States v. Jerry Davis, Jr.
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4312
Susan Kestel v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3371
United States v. Isaac Knight
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3604
United States v. Delores Knight
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3612
Stephon Fullum v. United States
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3789
United States v. David Turner
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4061
Michael Matalka v. Home Point Fin. Corp.
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3333
Miller v. Parker  
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6222

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1982, a Tennessee jury convicted Miller of first-degree murder. The court sentenced him to death. In 2012, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the denial of Miller’s federal habeas petition. In November 2018, Miller and other...

Beau Townsend Ford Lincoln v. Don Hinds Ford
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4177
United States v. Damitres Ward
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3034
Telesforo Diaz-Gonzalez v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3254
Plunderbund Media v. Mike DeWine
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3270
SPE GO Holdings v. W&O Constr.
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5404
United States v. Adelfo Pamatmat
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1611
Charles Quatrine, Jr. v. Mary Berghuis
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2185
Rosemarie Aquilina v. Gene Wriggelsworth
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1050
United States v. Marlon Clemons
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3078
Amy Jo Hicks v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5206
Linda Blackburn v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5211
Willie Ousley v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5212
Cherrie Justice v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5213
Leah Jenkins v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5214
Shelia Adams v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5215
Roy Hale, Jr. v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5216
John Perkins v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5598
Griffith v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-5614, 17-5206, 17-5211, 17-5212, 17-5213, 17-5215, 17-5216, 17-5598

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006-2008, plaintiffs each applied, unsuccessfully, for Social Security disability benefits, 42 U.S.C. 423(d)(2)(A), 1382c(a)(3)(B). Each plaintiff retained Kentucky attorney Conn to assist with a subsequent hearing....

Joseph Gale v. Corrigan O'Donohue
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1149
Peter Smith v. Nationstar Mortgage
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3081
United States v. Rodney Martin
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2390
Ted Bowman v. City of Olmsted Falls
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4151
Ted Bowman v. City of Olmsted Falls
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4166
Tomaszczuk v. Whitaker  
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4229

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of Poland, is married to a lawful U.S. permanent resident; their son is a U.S. citizen. Petitioner last entered the U.S., to remain, in 1999. In 2016, DHS charged Petitioner under 8 U.S.C 1182(a)(6)...

United States v. Michael Benanti
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5867
United States v. Rockymore  
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5148

Justia Opinion Summary: A Tennessee sheriff’s deputy noticed a car swerving over the centerline and tried to perform a traffic stop. The car sped away. After a high-speed chase, the car crashed in the woods. Police found Rockymore in the passen...

Deborah Schlussel v. City of Dearborn Heights
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2381
Gary Goldstein v. George Bavelis
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3149
Robert Coal Co. v. OWCP
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3947
Anthony Barrett v. United States
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3491
Estate of Billy Collins, Jr. v. Stephen Wilburn
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6436
Mary Curtis v. Breathitt Cty. Fiscal Court
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5180
Tenn. Hosp. Ass'n v. Alex M. Azar, II
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5970
Tennessee Hospital Association v. Azar  
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-6033, 17-5970

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tennessee Hospital Association and three hospitals sued, challenging efforts by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to direct states to recoup certain reimbursements made under the Medicaid program....

Olagues v. Timken  
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3351

Justia Opinion Summary: Olagues is a self-proclaimed stock options expert, traveling the country to file pro se claims under section 16(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, which permits a shareholder to bring an insider trading actio...

United States v. Dyer  
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-6174, 17-6177

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2008-2016, Brennan and Dyer (Defendants) operated Broad Street, to incorporate Tennessee corporations (Scenic City). They claimed that once Scenic City was appropriately capitalized, Defendants would register its co...

United States v. James Brennan, III
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6177
United States v. Jaime Pineda
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6382
Estate of Cornell v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC  
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1245

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert died in July 2015, owing a mortgage amount of $113,358.12 on his Detroit home; the monthly mortgage payments. For five months following his death, the mortgage went unpaid. Bayview Loan Servicing sent a delinquenc...

Roderico Matias-Cifuentes v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3102
Snider v. United States  
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-6607

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992-2006, Snider committed various crimes, including four convictions under Tennessee’s aggravated burglary statute. In 2007, he was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. 846; manufacturin...

United States v. Timothy Workman
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4294
Estefany Martinez-Gonzalez v. Lakeshore Staffing, Inc.
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1489
Kevin Keogh v. Concentra Health Servs.
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2369
Scott Halsey v. AGCO Corp.
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6403
Alexander Baxter v. Brad Bracey
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5102
Jose Martinez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3273
Regina Amburgey v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5124
United States v. Miguel Ayala
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6023
Jeffrey Walters v. CSX Transp., Inc.
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6508
United States v. Edgar Villa-Castaneda
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5136
Anthony Phillips v. Bonita Hoffner
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1012
Somberg v. Utica Community Schools  
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-2195, 17-2196, 17-2197, 17-2313

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother contends that Utica Schools (UCS) violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1400 because the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) for her son, Dylan did provide him with a Free Ap...

Jeannine Somberg v. Utica Cmty. Sch.
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2196
Jeannine Somberg v. Utica Cmty. Sch.
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2197
Jeannine Somberg v. Utica Cmty. Sch.
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2313
Cameron North v. Cuyahoga Cty.
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3964
John Mbawe v. Ferris State Univ.
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1046
Shawna Hartwell v. Houghton Lake Cmty. Sch.
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1294
Joy Ford v. CIR
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1524
Williams v. City of Cleveland  
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4237, 17-3508

Justia Opinion Summary: Williams filed a purported class action against Cleveland, under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that intake procedures at its House of Corrections (HOC), consisting of strip searches and mandatory delousing, violated the Fourt...

Fulton v. Enclarity, Inc.  
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1380

Justia Opinion Summary: Fulton’s Linden, Michigan dental practice filed a purported class action, alleging that it received a fax from Defendants that was an unsolicited advertisement under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C...

United States v. Johnathan Holt
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3111
Tynisa Williams v. City of Cleveland
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3508
Libertarian National Committee, Inc. v. Holiday  
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6216

Justia Opinion Summary: In October 2014, Kentucky Educational Television (KET) hosted a debate between the candidates for one of Kentucky’s seats in the U.S. Senate. KET limited the debate to candidates who qualified for the ballot, had collect...

Joseph Stearman v. Ferro Coals, Inc.
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6502
Berrylane Trading, Inc. v. Transportation Ins. Co.
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3144
Paula McDaniels v. Plymouth-Canton Cmty.. Sch.
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2412
United States v. Christopher Fitzgerald
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3699
United States v. Chiquita Anderson
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3714
United States v. Rashard Smith
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3718
Mireya Bravo Escobar v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4149
Special Learning, Inc. v. Step by Step Academy, Inc.
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4222
M.S. v. Hamilton Cty. Dep't of Educ.
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6241
Jude v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5188

Justia Opinion Summary: Burchett and Jude suffered from serious mental illnesses. Each hired attorney Conn to represent them in applying for Social Security disability benefits, 42 U.S.C. 405(a), which were granted in 2009 and 2010. Conn was pe...

Edmund Zagorski v. Bill Haslam
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6145
Toni Stahl v. Coshocton Cty.
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4112
The Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Ins. v. C.F.L.P. 1, LLC
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6498
A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Husted  
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3984

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs challenged the validity of Ohio’s confirmation notices under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), 52 U.S.C 20507(b)(2). The district court denied plaintiffs a permanent injunction, except as regards a r...

Edmund Zagorski v. Tony Mays
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6052
In re: Lane  
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8005

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Lane sold her residence to the Deans. They subsequently discovered mold and sued her. The state court submitted the dispute to binding arbitration. The arbitrator awarded the Deans $126,895.57. A Kentucky court...

Thermo Credit, LLC v. DCA Services, Inc.
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4207
Linda Terry v. Comm'r of Soc.Sec.
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6286
Zagorski v. Mays  
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6052

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1984, a Tennessee jury convicted Zagorski of two first-degree murders and sentenced him to death. The Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed the convictions and sentence; state courts denied post-conviction relief. Zagorski...

Regis Dickerson v. Warden, Ross Correctional Inst.
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3486
United States v. Anthony Young
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2399
United States v. Rudolph Alford
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4012
United States v. Marion Brown, III
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5078
United States v. Estate of Chicorel  
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2321

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2005, the government assessed Chicorel $140,903.52 in income tax for the 2002 tax year. Chicorel died in 2006 having not paid the assessed taxes. On May 4, 2007, Behar, the estate’s personal representative,...

Margaret DePalma v. Sec'y of the Air Force
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4019
United States v. Kevin Simons
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4225
United States v. Samuel Whitt
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3130
Emad Saleh v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3212
United States v. Lavert Finney
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3379
Joseph Royster v. Warden, Chillicothe Correctional Inst.
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3205
Peter Newman v. Univ. of Dayton
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4241
United States v. James Sullivan
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4251
Vikas Patel v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3123
Precetaj v. Sessions  
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3231

Justia Opinion Summary: Preçetaj, a citizen of Albania, entered the U.S. without admission in 2000 and filed her first asylum application, averring that “criminal gangs constantly threaten [her] family,” and, “though [her] father is not politic...

In re Bonfiglio
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-8004
Jose Nieto-Chavez v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3169
GMS Dev. Holding Co. 3 v. Bloomfield Twp.
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1225
Terrence Hill v. City of Jackson, Mich.
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1386
United States v. Vincent Thompson
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2524
Sara Rios-Zamora v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4269
United States v. Havis  
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5772

Justia Opinion Summary: Havis pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). He had a lengthy criminal record. The district court concluded that his 20-year-old state conviction for selling or delivering cocaine w...

Julie Peffer v. Tyler Thompson
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1192
Wayne Watson Enterprises, LLC v. City of Cambridge
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3358
United States v. Cleveland  
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3993

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for conspiring and attempting to possess, as well as possessing, cocaine with the intent to distribute it. The court held that the district court did not err by denying d...

United States v. Daequon Davis
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5864
William Smallwood v. Cocke Cty. Gov't
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5256
Julissa Diaz v. Andrew Longcore
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2502
United States v. Doggart  
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5813

Justia Opinion Summary: After federal agents arrested Robert Doggart for plotting to attack an Islamic community at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, he attempted to plead guilty to making a threat in interstate commerce, a crime carryin...

Mary Smith v. Wrigley Mfg. Co.
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5397
Domenico Taglieri v. Michelle Monasky
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4128
United States v. Eugene Jackson
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2470
United States v. Kevin Fletcher
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3056
Arif Majid v. Jeff Noble
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3872
Mesa Underwriters Specialty Ins. Co. v. Secret's Gentleman's Club
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3779
Gunter v. Bemis Co., Inc.  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6144

Justia Opinion Summary: Tony Gunter injured his shoulder on the job. After Gunter had surgery to repair the injury, his doctor imposed work restrictions. Thinking the restrictions prevented him from performing his job, his employer, Bemis Compa...

Tony Gunter v. Bemis Co.,Inc.
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6185
Ritzen Group, Inc. v. Jackson Masonry  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5157

Justia Opinion Summary: Ritzen Group contracted to buy a piece of property from Jackson Masonry. The sale never went through. Ritzen claimed Jackson breached by providing error-ridden documentation on the eve of the closing deadline, while Jack...

Ritzen Group, Inc. v. Jackson Masonry
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5161
United States v. Castano  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1458

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, a federal jury convicted Victor Castano of drug and firearms crimes. At a subsequent trial in 2015, Castano was convicted of suborning perjury and obstructing justice regarding the 2006 trial, among other crimes...

Nikita Smith v. City of Detroit, Mich.
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1907
Joshua Brennan v. James Dawson
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2210
United States v. Fitzgerald  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2285

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, commercial air pilot Sean Fitzgerald showed up for work "rip-roaring drunk." He was set to fly in the morning, so he readied the jet for take-off: he conducted a walk-around safety check before entering the cock...

Robert Garceau v. City of Flint, Mich.
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2347
Losantiville Country Club v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2394

Justia Opinion Summary: Losantiville Country Club hosted unprofitable nonmember events for many years, consistently using those losses to avoid paying tax on its investment income. Because the Internal Revenue Service determined that Losantivil...

Nicholas Schwieterman v. Kevin Smith
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3895
Russell Kiser v. Harry Kamdar
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4041
Sherry Wilkerson v. City of Akron, Ohio
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4108
Wilkerson v. City of Akron  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4157

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Joseph Danzy responded to a call about two suspicious men in an Akron neighborhood. He found Rauphael Thomas and Jesse Gray standing on the sidewalk. One thing (a Terry frisk) led to another (a tussle on the grou...

Luke Waid v. City of Flint
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1155
Russell Kiser v. Harry Kamdar
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3631
Susan Hicks v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co.
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5104
Machacek v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue  
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1131

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners-appellants John Machacek, Jr. and Marianne Machacek were the sole shareholders of John J. Machacek, Jr., Inc. (Machacek, Inc.), a corporation organized under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code. John wa...

Kevin Tolliver v. Jeffrey Noble
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3367
Charles DiPasquale v. James Hawkins
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4138
United States v. Richardson  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-2157, 17-2183

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Frank Richardson appealed his conviction for aiding and abetting he use of a firearm during a crime of violence. On his first appeal, the Sixth Circuit affirmed his conviction and sentence in full. Bu...

United States v. Frank Richardson
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2183
United States v. Brian Miller
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3006
Lizhi Shi v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3019
United States v. Brian Miller
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3131
Antonio De Leon-Solis v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3311
Premium Freight Mgmt. v. PM Engineered Solutions  
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4324, 17-3832, 17-3841

Justia Opinion Summary: Connecticut imposed liability for breaches of contract when attended by deception. Unhappy with flanges purchased under a contract with PM Engineered Solutions, Inc. (“Powdered Metal”), Bosal Industries-Georgia, Inc. (“B...

Premium Freight Mgmt. v. PM Engineered Solutions
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3832
Premium Freight Mgmt. v. PM Engineered Solutions
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3841
Naqis Crochran v. Columbus City Schools
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4110
United States v. Mitchell  
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5904

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court granted Stephen Mitchell habeas relief and gave him a sentence of time-served with three years of supervised release. Both Mitchell and the United States appealed. Since those appeals were filed, the S...

Stephen Mitchell v. United States
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5905
United States v. Stephen Mitchell
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5906
Vest v. Resolute FP US Inc.  
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5046

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Mead Vest contended defendant Resolute FP US Inc. breached its fiduciary-duty obligations set forth in the Employee Retiree Income Security Act when it failed to notify her late husband of his right to convert...

Zagorski v. Mays
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6052
United States v. Ralph Guarracino
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5748
KenWest Terminals v. Vickie Salyers
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4058
United States v. Prisiliano Solis-Roblero
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6432
Vonderhaar v. Village of Evendale  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3173

Justia Opinion Summary: Evendale property owners who wanted to rent their properties had to obtain a permit by allowing the building commissioner to inspect the property or sign a sworn affirmation that the property complied with the code. The...

Troy Scheffler v. Alex Lee
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5005
United States v. Demond Baker
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4032
United States v. Charles Mason
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1151
Mahamadou Alhousseini v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3095
New Vision Home Health Care v. Anthem, Inc.
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2165
Rodriguez-Penton v. United States  
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 15-6306

Justia Opinion Summary: Rodriguez-Penton moved from Cuba to the U.S. when he was 15. He is a lawful permanent resident. Rodriguez-Penton was indicted for conspiracy to distribute and possess Oxycodone, retained counsel Butler, and initially coo...

United States v. Leonard Young
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4140
United States v. Alfonzo Johnson
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1043
Maria Gallegos-Alvarez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3106
United States v. Charlotte Neel
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3012
Lynnette Thomas v. Edwan Khrawesh
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2500
United States v. Darnell Owens
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3134
United States v. Delvon Houser
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3187
Dougherty v. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.  
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1701

Justia Opinion Summary: Esperion has never generated any revenue, relying solely upon investor funding. Esperion’s sole focus is the development of ETC-1002, a first-in-class oral medication for lowering LDL “bad cholesterol,” a significant ris...

Rui He v. Davor Rom
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3411
Carter v. Hickory Healthcare Inc.  
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4199

Justia Opinion Summary: After Hickory fired Carter from her job as a nursing assistant in 2007, Carter filed an unlawful discrimination claim with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. That agency filed a parallel charge with the federal Equal Empl...

United States v. Tommy Slaughter
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6191
Hanrahan v. Mohr  
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4316

Justia Opinion Summary: The 1993 Lucasville Prison Riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility began when prisoners overpowered a guard and took his keys. Rioting prisoners ultimately took a dozen guards hostage and gained complete control...

Marcia Kelley v. Shelby Cty. Bd. of Education
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6070
Marcia Kelley v. Shelby Cty. Bd. of Education
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6141
Marcia Kelley v. Shelby Cty. Bd. of Education
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6152
Noel Cummings v. Greater Cleveland Reg. Transp. Auth.
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3169
United States v. Boucher  
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5683

Justia Opinion Summary: Boucher pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. The government sought a 21-month sentence, at the low end of Boucher’s guidelines range. The district court sentenced Boucher to 30 days’ imprisonment. The Sixth...

Exel, Inc. v. Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc.  
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-3904, 17-3917

Justia Opinion Summary: Exel, a shipping broker, sued SRT, an interstate motor carrier, after SRT lost a load of pharmaceuticals owned by Exel’s customer, Sandoz, that was being transported from Pennsylvania to Tennessee. After nearly seven yea...

Exel, Inc. v. S. Refrigerated Transp.
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3917
Bullington v. Bedford County  
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5647

Justia Opinion Summary: Bullington worked as a Bedford County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher for over eight years. During her employment, Bullington had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer, which she treated with chemotherapy. The chemothera...

Eileen Zell v. Katherine Klingelhafer
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3534
United States v. Dezay Ely
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4114
Tennessee Clean Water Network v. Tennessee Valley Authority  
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6155

Justia Opinion Summary: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) operates the coal-fired electricity-generating Gallatin Fossil Plant on a part of the Cumberland River called Old Hickory Lake, a popular recreation spot. The plant supplies electricity t...

Aldo Jimenez-Castro v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3152
Kentucky Waterways Alliance v. Kentucky Utilities Co.  
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5115

Justia Opinion Summary: Kentucky Utilities (KU) burns coal to produce energy, then stores the leftover coal ash in two man-made ponds. Environmental groups contend that the chemicals in the coal ash are contaminating the surrounding groundwater...

Issa v. Bradshaw  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 15-4147

Justia Opinion Summary: On November 22, 1997, around 1:30 a.m., Miles demanded money from brothers Maher and Ziad, outside of Maher’s Cincinnati Save-Way store. The brothers complied but Miles shot them with an assault rifle. Cincinnati police...

United States v. Kwame Kilpatrick
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2208
United of Omaha Life Ins. Co. v. Claire Kay
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1153
United States v. Joseph Ellsworth
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1994
Natasha Henderson v. City of Flint, Mich.
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2031
Watermark Senior Living Communities, Inc. v. Morrison Management Specialists, Inc.  
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2129

Justia Opinion Summary: Henderson, a patient with Alzheimer’s disease at Watermark’s nursing home, wandered from her room unattended and died after drinking detergent that she found in a kitchen cabinet. Henderson’s estate filed a wrongful deat...

United States v. McCoy  
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4245

Justia Opinion Summary: Cincinnati officers obtained a warrant, searched defendants’ home, and found over 2,000 grams of heroin, marijuana, drug-distribution paraphernalia, and a large amount of cash. The district court suppressed the evidence,...

United States v. Joseph Banks
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5777
United States v. Brittany Glass
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3070
Durham v. Martin  
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5026

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2016, the Governor of Tennessee convened a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly, concerning federal highway funding. During the session, a member of the House of Representatives moved to expel D...

Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union AFL-CIO v. Kellogg Co.  
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2449

Justia Opinion Summary: Local Union 3-G represents employees at Kellogg’s Battle Creek plant and is affiliated with the International Union, which represents employees at additional Kellogg’s plants. “Regular” employees and “non-regular” employ...

Busk v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.  
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-5784, 17-5785

Justia Opinion Summary: Integrity provides thousands of hourly workers, like Plaintiffs, to fill orders, track merchandise, and process returns at Amazon facilities. Other Plaintiffs were directly employed by Amazon. Plaintiffs claim “Amazon.co...

Jesse Busk v. Integrity Staffing Solutions
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5785
John McGlone v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6291
Al-Saka v. Sessions  
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3951

Justia Opinion Summary: A Lebanese citizen, Al-Saka married Hashem, a U.S. citizen, in Beirut in 1999. He entered the U.S. in 2001 as a conditional permanent resident based on his marriage to Hashem continuing for at least two years. Just weeks...

Tree of Life Christian Scool. v. City of Upper Arlington  
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4190

Justia Opinion Summary: Upper Arlington's Master Plan guides its zoning decisions, emphasizing the need to increase the city’s revenue by attracting business development in the small portion of the city’s land that is devoted to commercial use....

United States v. Tyrone Christian
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1799
United States v. Pyles  
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-6334, 17-6339

Justia Opinion Summary: The Whitis brothers and Pyles drove to Louisville to pick up drugs for distribution. On the way home, Kentucky State Trooper Ramsey noticed their car traveling over the speed limit. Ramsey learned that the car’s owner ha...

United States v. Jason Whitis
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6339
Ella Blackburn v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5123
Eugene McCain v. St. Clair County
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2277
Brittany Osberry v. Zane Slusher
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4242
United States v. Tiffany Prince
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6004
United States v. Brandon Heard
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3062
United States v. Milton Sherrod
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3065
Nwanguma v. Trump  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6290

Justia Opinion Summary: During a campaign rally at Louisville’s Kentucky International Convention Center, then-candidate Trump spoke for 35 minutes. Plaintiffs attended the rally with the intention of peacefully protesting. Protesters’ actions...

Toby Hodnett v. Chardam Gear Co., Inc.
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1100
Carlton Robinson v. United States
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3595
United States v. Camp  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1879

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Camp robbed a store at gunpoint. He pled guilty to Hobbs Act robbery, 18 U.S.C. 1951(a); using a firearm during a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C 924(c); and being a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g...

Doe v. Baum  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2213

Justia Opinion Summary: During her freshman and his junior year at the University of Michigan, John and Jane met at a fraternity party, drank, danced, and eventually had sex. Two days later, Roe filed a sexual misconduct complaint, claiming tha...

United States v. Mark Brown
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6430
United States v. Ricky Lanier
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-6655
United States v. Katrina Lanier
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-6657
Morgan v. Fairfield County  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4027

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs' home, on a one-acre lot, displayed no-trespassing signs and was not readily visible to neighbors. The back has a second-story balcony, accessible only from inside the house, and not visible from the front; a...

Christopher Graveline v. Ruth Johnson
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1992
Ramona DeBra v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1411
United States v. Marc Montgomery
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3938
Harris v. Klare  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6051

Justia Opinion Summary: Brittany, age 17, her mother, father, and sister, driving home from dinner, were stopped by Erlanger police because of an obstructed license plate. Mother, the driver, was arrested for obstructing a license plate, drivin...

Mich. State A. Philip Rand Inst. v. Ruth Johnson
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1910
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. v. Findlay Industries, Inc.  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3520

Justia Opinion Summary: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) insures uninterrupted payment of benefits under terminated private-sector pension and health plans subject to ERISA, 29 U.S.C. 1001–1461. PBGC is funded by insurance premiu...

United States v. Anthony Board, Jr.
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4286
United States v. Terence Dickens
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5721
In re Wogenstahl  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3287

Justia Opinion Summary: Wogenstahl was convicted of aggravated murder, kidnapping, and aggravated burglary, and was sentenced to death. Following an unsuccessful direct appeal, in 1996, Wogenstahl sought post-conviction relief, asserting ineffe...

Cynthia Carpenter-Barker v. Ohio Dep't of Medicaid
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4301
United States v. Joshua Ewing
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5496
Ill. Cent. R.R. Co. v. Tenn. Dep't of Revenue
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5553
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mich.
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1932
Land & Bldgs. Inv. Mgmt. v. Taubman Ctrs., Inc.
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2113
United States v. Kurt Mallory
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3500
United States v. Margaret McKnight
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3537
United States v. Pioch  
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-3538, 17-3500, 17-3537

Justia Opinion Summary: McKnight, a bartender, became friends with Fewlas. McKnight rented an apartment in his duplex. For 17 years, McKnight lived in this upstairs apartment with her boyfriend, Kurt. Fewlas and McKnight did not always get alo...

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mich.
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1170
League of Women Voters of Michigan v. Johnson  
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1437

Justia Opinion Summary: Following the 2010 census, Michigan’s Republican-controlled government enacted new legislative and congressional districting plans. Plaintiffs sued in December 2017, alleging the maps violate the Equal Protection Clause...

Susan Fritz v. State of Mich.
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2145
United States v. Justin Walling
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2154
Bunkley v. City of Detroit  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2223

Justia Opinion Summary: Police arrested Bunkley for attempted murder. Although he was convicted, Bunkley was innocent. When the conviction was overturned, Bunkley sued Detroit on a Monell claim, Investigator Moses for malicious prosecution, and...

United States v. Romell Whiteside
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3727
Kevin Thompson v. Love's Travel Stops
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5992
Nolan Darby v. Pilot Corp.
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5998
AuSable River Trading Post v. Dovetail Solutions, Inc.  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1368

Justia Opinion Summary: Every winter for about 60 years, Tawas, Michigan has been the home of the “Perchville” festival, including a polar bear swim and a fishing contest. The Chamber of Commerce organizes the event and registered the name Perc...

Acuity Ins. Co. v. McDonald's Towing & Rescue
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2393
United States v. Price  
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2432

Justia Opinion Summary: Price pleaded guilty to bank robbery and was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment plus three years of supervised release. Price began his first term of supervised release on July 21, 2017. Two urine samples collected t...

Mason v. Adams County Recorder  
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3605

Justia Opinion Summary: Mason, an African-American Ohio resident sued against all 88 Ohio county recorders for violating the Fair Housing Act’s prohibition against making, printing, or publishing “any . . . statement” indicating a racial prefer...

United States v. Daniel Goodwin
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6281
Vernon Cannon v. Crown Cork & Seal Co.
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3280
United States v. Christopher Howder
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3413
United States v. Jason Keating
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3454
Davis v. United States  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5659

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Davis pled guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). He was sentenced under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e)(1) based on three prior Tennessee aggravated assault convi...

Robinson v. Woods  
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2067

Justia Opinion Summary: Robinson and two cohorts sold the victim a large amount of crack cocaine on credit, beat the victim when he was unable to pay, and, extorted from the victim’s parents for roughly $1,000. A Michigan jury convicted Robinso...

Mary Danielak v. Shawn Brewer
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2215
Ky. Emps. Ret. Sys. v. Seven Ctys. Servs., Inc.
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-5569
Ky. Emps. Ret. Sys. v. Seven Ctys.Servs., Inc.
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-5569
Ky. Emps. Ret. Sys. v. Seven Ctys. Servs., Inc.
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-5644
Kentucky Employees. Retirement System v. Seven Counties.Services, Inc.  
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-5644, 16-5569

Justia Opinion Summary: Seven Counties, a nonprofit provider of mental health services, attempted to file for Bankruptcy Code Chapter 11 reorganization. For decades, Seven Counties has participated in Kentucky’s public pension plan (KERS). Beca...

United States v. Tommy Jones
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1450
Effie Stillwagon v. City of Delaware
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3873
United States v. Jackson  
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4258

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Jackson was convicted of armed bank robbery, carrying and brandishing a firearm during the bank robbery, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Based on two prior convictions for Ohio aggravated robbery a...

Wright Med. Tech. Inc. v. Spineology, Inc.
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6246
Sabino Dealmonte-Castillo v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3032
Nathaniel Brent v. Wayne Cty. Dep't of Human Servs.
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1428
Pittman v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc.  
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1677

Justia Opinion Summary: Pittman's mortgage note requires that Pittman pay $1,980.42 monthly. iServe initially serviced the loan. Pittman failed to make two payments in 2011. iServe granted Pittman a Trial Modification Plan (TPP) under the Home...

United States v. Shawn Pearson
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1724
Brent v. Wayne County Department of Human Services.  
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1811, 17-1428

Justia Opinion Summary: In January 2010, 15-year-old Robert arrived at a Detroit Police station wearing no shirt, no shoes, and a pair of shorts. Employees of Wayne County Department of Health Services (DHS) opened an investigation into his par...

United States v. Antonio Martinez-Lopez
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1860
United States v. Dwayne Dupree
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1962
Debra Millen v. Oxford Bank
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2423
David Clapper v. Clark Dev., Inc.
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4056
Melissa McGrew v. VCG Holding Corp.
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5474
Wilden v. Laury Transportation, LLC  
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6306

Justia Opinion Summary: Wilden, age 19, and her infant son were involved in a traffic accident with an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. Wilden suffered severe brain damage when her sedan was pulled beneath the side of the trailer in a “side-underride...

United States v. Charles  
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5318

Justia Opinion Summary: Convicted on drug and weapons charges in 1996, Charles received a sentence of 35 years. Charles obtained a sentence reduction, to 24 years plus four months) under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) following the Sentencing Commission’...

Valarie Davis v. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S.
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2016
Ayers v. Hall  
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5038

Justia Opinion Summary: Ayers, an experienced Kentucky criminal-defense attorney, was indicted in 2008 on five counts of failing to file state tax returns. Ayers represented himself throughout the 21 months between his indictment and trial, but...

Lobbins v. United States  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 15-6386

Justia Opinion Summary: Lobbins was detained at the Davidson County Criminal Justice Center, awaiting trial on federal charges related to his gang membership. Another gang member, Churchwell, was awaiting trial on state charges of murdering a V...

English v. Berghuis  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2676

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, English was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct based on sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old acquaintance while she was asleep. The court sentenced English to 21-180 months’ imprisonment. English...

United States v. Arnold Caldwell
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2062
Albert Hansen v. Ryan Aper
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2220
K.V.G. Properties, Inc. v. Westfield Insurance Co.  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2421

Justia Opinion Summary: Some of KVG’s commercial tenants got caught growing marijuana in their rental units and caused substantial damage to the premises before the police caught them. KVG speedily evicted the tenants and sought coverage from i...

Raja v. Sessions  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3502

Justia Opinion Summary: Raja, a citizen of Pakistan, first entered the U.S. in 1990 without inspection. In 1996, Raja pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and was sentenced to three-23.5 months’ imprisonmen...

Wells Fargo Bank v. Allstate Ins. Co.
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4306
Leif Halvorsen v. Randy White
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-5147
Carter v. Bogan  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3474

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1981, at 18 months old, Carter was removed from his mother, who suffered from schizophrenia. After several foster homes, Carter was adopted when he was 10 years old. In 1997, Carter went to live with his adoptive gran...

Ronald Bachman v. Julius Wilson
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3479
Jade Kindermann v. LFT Club Operations Co.
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1850
Central Transport v. Balram Trucking
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3963
F. C. v. Tenn. Dep't. of Educ.
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5444
L. H. v. Hamilton Cty. Dep't of Educ.
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5989
United States v. Robert Bertram
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6527
United States v. Bryan Wood
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6528
United States v. Robin Peavler
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6542
Marcia Przybysz v. City of Toledo
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3139
United States v. James Bottom
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5001
United States v. Walters  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Numbers: 18-5002, 17-6527, 17-6528, 17-6542, 18-5001, 18-5002

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, the defendants formed PremierTox, a urinalysis testing company: Doctors Peavler and Wood owned a substance abuse treatment company, SelfRefind; Doctor Bertram previously worked for SelfRefind. Bottom and Walters...

L. H. v. Hamilton County Department of Education  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Numbers: 18-5086, 17-5989

Justia Opinion Summary: L.H. has Down Syndrome. Through second grade, L.H. was “mainstreamed,” i.e., educated in the standard Normal Park School setting, integrated with non-disabled grade-level peers, and taught the standard curriculum, with s...

United States v. Antonio Perez-Martinez
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1595
United States v. Michael Kennedy
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1639
Miami-Luken, Inc. v. United States Drug Enforcement Administration  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3614

Justia Opinion Summary: DEA ordered Miami-Luken, a registered controlled substances pharmaceutical wholesaler, to show cause why its registration should not be revoked, for failing to maintain effective controls against the diversion of oxycodo...

United States v. Glenn Douglas
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1019
Lynette Duncan v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co.
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1402
McClellan v. Midwest Machining, Inc.  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1992

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Midwest hired Plaintiff. In 2015, Plaintiff informed Midwest that she was pregnant. Plaintiff claims her supervisor made negative comments and was annoyed by Plaintiff’s absences for pre-natal appointments. Abou...

Compressor Eng'g Corp. v. Manufacturers Fin. Corp.
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2228
Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. v. Kyocera Corp.
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2276
Davis v. Bradshaw  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3262

Justia Opinion Summary: Davis is incarcerated for the assault and murder of Marsha Blakely. His conviction was based on the testimony of an eye-witness, Avery, who changed his story several times before trial. Corroborating evidence permitted t...

IUE-CWA v. General Electric Co.
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3885
Jeremiah Davis v. United States
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5659
Elizabeth Wilburn v. United States
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6136
Gaffers v. Kelly Services, Inc.  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2210

Justia Opinion Summary: Gaffers is a former employee of Kelly, which provides outsourcing and consulting services to firms around the world, including “virtual” call center support, where employees like Gaffers work from home. Gaffers alleged t...

United States v. Steven Scudder
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3972
Dina Betancourth-Aplicano v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3995
Bolson Materials Int'l v. 3D Sys. Corp.
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4111
Shannon Most v. BWXT Nuclear Operations Grp.
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3059
Waskul v. Washtenaw County Community Mental Health  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2742

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan’s Medicaid waiver program provides individuals with developmental disabilities community-based services. Washtenaw County changed its budgeting method in 2015. Notices sent to recipients acknowledged that recipi...

United States v. Angel Pina
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1829
Maslonka v. Hoffner  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1834

Justia Opinion Summary: After Maslonka robbed two banks to support his drug habit, he pleaded guilty in Michigan state court to armed robbery as a third habitual offender. During his plea-negotiation process, Maslonka began to cooperate with fe...

United States v. Jaime Pina, Jr.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2073
Carlos Mosquera v. MTI Retreading Co.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2366
Robert Kaminski v. The Libman Co.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2528
Miguel Fernandez Moreta v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4162
Springer v. Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan Total Care  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4181

Justia Opinion Summary: Springer, a Utah physician, began a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and enrolled his family in its employee benefit plan, administered by Antares. During the enrollment period, Springer had his 14-month-old son, J.S.,...

Hill v. Snyder  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1418

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs challenged Michigan’s statutory scheme for resentencing individuals who were convicted of first-degree murder and received mandatory sentences of life without parole for acts they committed as children. Plaint...

Harrington v. Ormond  
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6229

Justia Opinion Summary: Harrington was convicted in 2009 of seven drug offenses, including conspiring to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute heroin and at least 50 grams of cocaine base, resulting in death (Count 1);...

Marshall Brown v. Square Deal Bldg. Supply
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2475
United States v. Winston Owens
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1905
Davis v. Detroit Public School Community District  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1909

Justia Opinion Summary: Detroit residents voted to allow the school district to increase property taxes “for operating expenses.“ In 2013, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced its intent to capture some of that tax revenue to fund...

Colleen O'Toole v. Maureen O'Connor
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3565
United States v. Terrence McNeil
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4150
Tobin Segrist v. The Bank of New York Mellon
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6139
Randle Griffin v. Louis Condon
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1931
Dorothy Dugan v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4247
United States v. Curtis Tucker, Jr.
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3503
Xinquan Zhong v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4227
United States v. Alfred Adkins
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6168
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Dolgencorp, LLC  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6278

Justia Opinion Summary: Atkins, a type II diabetic, occasionally suffers from low blood sugar. She must respond to these episodes by quickly consuming glucose to avoid seizing or passing out. She asked her Dollar General manager if she could ke...

Thomas v. Stephenson  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2301

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas is a Michigan state prisoner who was convicted of several crimes, including assault with intent to commit murder, after he participated in a violent 2005 home invasion. Thomas unsuccessfully challenged in state co...

Anthony McCallum v. Stephen Geelhood
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1418
Craig Lang v. City of Kalamazoo, Mich.
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2199
Auburn Sales, Inc. v. Cypros Trading & Shipping, Inc.  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2501

Justia Opinion Summary: Auburn bought Chrysler parts for resale to Cypros, which then sold those parts to customers in the Middle East. The FBI raided Cypros’ warehouse and charged its president, Kilani, with trafficking in counterfeit goods. U...

United States v. Richard Souders
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6112
Dark Horse Express v. Lancer Ins. Co.
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6237
Christopher Prowell v. United States
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3976
United States v. Jerry Hubbard
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4192
Susan Durham v. Estate of Gus Losleben
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5543
United States v. Miguel Robinson
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6521
Cyntoia Brown v. Carolyn Jordan
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-6738
United States v. Gregory Wade
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2368
Mark Yancey v. Randall Haas
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1742
United States v. Bradley  
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5725

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2012-2015, Bradley and others drove patients to Detroit doctors, paid them for their prescription refills, and stored the pills in various places, including a house Bradley owned. Bradley recruited O’Neal to live in...

United States v. KaKeitho Hughes
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6345
Raines v. United States  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1457

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Raines pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), and possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C). The court concluded that Raines was s...

Rogers v. Henry Ford Health System  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1998

Justia Opinion Summary: Rogers, an African-American woman, has been employed by HFHS for more than 30 years. After she was denied reclassification as a Senior Consultant, Rogers made an internal complaint of racial and age discrimination. An in...

Jones Brothers, Inc. v. Secretary of Labor  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3483

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tennessee Department of Transportation hired Jones to repair a collapsed portion of a state highway. The company drilled and blasted a pit less than a mile from the highway, extracting thousands of tons of graded sol...

United States v. Robert Evans
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4054
United States v. David Givhan
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5492
Talismanic Properties, LLC v. City of Tipp City, Ohio
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3036
Capital Equity Group v. Ripken Sports Inc.
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4006
United States v. Nichols  
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5580

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Defendant was convicted for felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1)(e); his statutory maximum sentence was 10 years’ imprisonment. The court sentenced Defendant to 24 years, under the residual cla...

Macy v. GC Services Limited Partnership  
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5593

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs each received a letter from GC, a debt collector, notifying them that their credit-card accounts had been referred for collection. The letters contained the name and address of the original creditor and stated...

United States v. Christopher Horton
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6220
United States v. Joseph Huntley
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6393
United States v. Joseph Huntley
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6461
Hussam F. v. Sessions  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3641

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner's parents, Sunni Muslims, fled Syria before he was born to escape the al-Assad regime. Petitioner was born in Iraq and lived in Yemen. Petitioner obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering. In 2011, Petitione...

Remon Welson v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4150
Alterra Excess & Surplus Co. v. Excel Title Agency
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2186
Remon Welson v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3346
Remon Welson v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3747
United States v. Scott Wroten
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4104
Con-Ag, Inc. v. Secretary of Labor  
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4200

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission found that ConAg violated the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, 30 U.S.C. 815(c), by terminating Groves’s employment in retaliation for his reporting safety...

United States v. Hartman  
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2273

Justia Opinion Summary: Hartman and Ott co-founded Spectrum Tool & Design and divided management responsibilities. Ott was supposed to handle the company’s payroll taxes, which required him to withhold federal taxes from employees’ wages and se...

United States v. Pedro Heredia-Prieto
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 14-2322
Irina Sobierajska v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 14-3716
Irina Sobierajska v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 14-4018
United States v. Justin Jenkins
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1377
United States v. Quintin Howell
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1465
United States v. James Smith
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2350
Merleni Martinez-Martinez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3041
United States v. Te'aira Perry
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3934
Sterling Jewelers, Inc. v. Artistry Ltd.  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4132

Justia Opinion Summary: Artistry, a jewelry wholesaler, sells its products to retailers across the country. Sterling is the largest specialty jewelry retailer in the country. It operates in all 50 States in roughly 1,300 stores, including Kay J...

United States v. Freddie Kennedy, Jr.
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5377
United States v. Tracey Thomas
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6047
United States v. Joel Pasternak
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6156
Robert Medley v. Shelby Cty., Ky.
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6309
United States v. Ronald Paden
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3321
United States v. Mencho Dumas
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-5100
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1749
Cardew v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2287

Justia Opinion Summary: Cardew, a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic, had a summer internship with Lear Corporation thanks to his cousin, a Lear vice president. Over about three months, Cardew earned $5,502.75. Lear allowed Cardew a 30-hour work we...

United States v. Goldston  
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5540

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith was confronted in her yard by McGowan and Jones, who pointed a gun. Shots were fired. Smith’s boyfriend, Goldston, ran to protect her. McGowan ran away. Goldston chased him and returned with a sawed-off shotgun. Th...

Michael Land v. Southern States Cooperative
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6303
Frederick Peoples v. FCA US LLC
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2127
United States v. Jerad Tatum, Jr.
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3899
Parchman v. SLM Corp.  
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5968

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants service student loans. Parchman, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, filed suit, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. 227, which prohibits a party...

Kevin Jones v. Natural Essentials, Inc.
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3011
Moreno v. Zank  
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2397

Justia Opinion Summary: Zank, a U.S. citizen, and Moreno, an Ecuadorian citizen, divorced and had joint custody of BLZ, born in Michigan in 2006. The decree prohibited Moreno from taking BLZ to Ecuador without prior notice to Zank. In 2009, Mor...

Terry Joe Beasley v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6043
United States v. Woodside  
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5125

Justia Opinion Summary: Woodside, a Florida resident, participated in a 24-person conspiracy to distribute pain pills in Middle Tennessee. He pled guilty under 21 U.S.C. 841 and 846. The Sixth Circuit vacated his 170-month so that the district...

Isaacs v. DBI-ASG Coinvestor Fund, III, LLC  
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-5815

Justia Opinion Summary: The Isaacs took out a home-equity loan, secured by a mortgage on their home. GMAC did not immediately record the mortgage. While the mortgage remained unrecorded, the Isaacs filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. GMAC recorded...

Woods v. United States Drug Enforcement Administration  
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6264

Justia Opinion Summary: The DEA bars hospitals from hiring, as an employee with “access to controlled substances,” any doctor who “for cause” has surrendered his registration to handle those substances. The DEA enforced this regulation against...

United States v. Malik Farrad
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-5102
United States v. Farrad  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-6730, 16-5102

Justia Opinion Summary: Farrad was released from custody. Months later, informants reported observing Farrad in possession of firearms. Officer Garrison, using an undercover account, became Farrad's Facebook friend. Farrad’s Facebook photos in...

Hostettler v. College of Wooster  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3406

Justia Opinion Summary: Wooster hired Hostettler in 2013; she was pregnant. Wooster allowed new employees 12 weeks unpaid maternity leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. 2601–2654, even if they did not otherwise qualify...