2019 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Tollbrook, LLC v. City of Troy
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1139
United States v. Patrick Wandahsega
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1219
United States v. Larry Harris
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1865
In re Capital Contracting Co.
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2219
Elky Villanueva-Vasquez v. William P. Barr
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3661
United States v. Jonathon Neuhard
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2422
Jackson v. City of Cleveland
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3840
Kwame Ajamu v. City of Cleveland
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3843
Singh Mgt. Co., LLC v. Singh Dev. Co., Inc.
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1566
United States v. Justin Hector
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5814
Norfleet v. Renner  
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6026

Justia Opinion Summary: Farris, a Tennessee judicial commissioner, issued a warrant for Norfleet’s arrest based on an affidavit from his probation officer saying that he had violated his probation. Norfleet went to jail for several months. A st...

AES-Apex Employer Servs. v. Dino Rotondo
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2068
AES-Apex Employer Services, Inc. v. Rotondo  
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-2211, 17-2068

Justia Opinion Summary: Rotondo was the sole owner of Apex, which wholly owned four limited liability companies (Directional Entities). Apex and the Directional Entities provided services, such as human resources, to different clients. Rotondo...

Norfolk S. Ry. Co. v. Allied Erecting & Dismantling
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3247
Shari Guertin v. Michigan
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1699
Shari Guertin v. Michigan
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1745
Scott Hutchison v. John Parent
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 15-3604
Scott Hutchison v. John Parent
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4194
Mager v. Wisconsin Central Ltd.  
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1421

Justia Opinion Summary: Mager alleged that he was seriously and permanently injured when he slipped on oil while he was working as a trackman at WCL’s Marquette, Michigan railway yard. Mager filed suit under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act...

Billy F. Hawk, Jr., GST Non-Exempt Marital Trust v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue  
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1534

Justia Opinion Summary: After Hawk died, his wife, Nancy, decided to sell the family business, Holiday Bowl and made a deal with MidCoast, which claimed an interest in acquiring companies with corporate tax liabilities that it could set off aga...

Scott Hutchison v. John Parent
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3305
United States v. Acosta  
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-5207, 18-5212

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Morales-Montanez and Acosta of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. The Sixth Circuit held that there was sufficient evidence to support the convictions, but vacated...

United States v. Luis Morales-Montanez
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5212
Danny Banks v. United States
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5510
Auriana Williams v. City of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5516
M.L. Johnson Family Properties, LLC v. Bernhardt  
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5520

Justia Opinion Summary: The surface and mineral estates of “Tract 46” in Pike County, Kentucky have been severed for a century. Pike and Johnson own the surface estate as tenants in common. Pike also owns the entirety of the coal below and want...

CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Sebree  
Date: May 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5647

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1966, Sebree Kentucky enacted an ordinance requiring CSX Transportation’s predecessor to obtain approval from the city before commencing any maintenance or construction project that would result in any change in grade...

United States v. Davian Warren
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3141
Jose Hernandez-Maldonado v. William P. Barr
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3597
United States v. Charles Fortney
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4160
Rosa Parks v. LaFace Records
Date: May 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1523
Abdulmokne Ghaleb v. Am. S.S. Co.
Date: May 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1742
In re Perry  
Date: May 8, 2019
Docket Number: 16-8042

Justia Opinion Summary: A chapter 7 trustee sought a declaration that a refinanced mortgage only encumbered the interest of the person specifically defined within the body of the mortgage as a “Borrower/Mortgagor.” The mortgage instrument liste...

Fowler v. Benson  
Date: May 8, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-2504, 18-1089

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs challenged Michigan’s practice of suspending drivers' licenses for unpaid court fees, as applied to indigent drivers, under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Plaintiffs argued that practice is irrational because license suspens...

Adrian Fowler v. Jocelyn Benson
Date: May 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1089
United States v. Arthur Rathburn
Date: May 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1652
United States v. Muchow  
Date: May 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3738

Justia Opinion Summary: Muchow was employed as a machine operator, living in Bucyrus, Ohio. His only criminal history was a decades-old misdemeanor for driving under the influence. In 2017, FBI agents executed a search warrant at his home and d...

United States v. Paul Woods, III
Date: May 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5059
United States v. Louis Martin
Date: May 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5667
United States v. Mahmoud Rahim
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1172
Jerome Barrow v. City of Cleveland
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3665
United States v. Timothy Lambert
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5569
United States v. Timothy Lambert
Date: May 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5763
Delbert Reliford v. United States
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1140
Trisha Romano v. Hudson City Sch. District
Date: May 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3969
United States v. Coleman  
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1083

Justia Opinion Summary: During an investigation of Powell, a drug dealer, a cooperating defendant identified one of Powell's sources as Coleman. Officers observed Coleman’s automobiles, a Trailblazer and an Enclave, in connection with suspected...

Earl Newhouse v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3856
Huff v. TeleCheck Services., Inc.  
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5438

Justia Opinion Summary: A consumer paying by check usually provides identification such as a driver’s license. The merchant often takes the bank account number and the driver’s license number and sends them to companies like TeleCheck. TeleChec...

United States v. Brandon Moran
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5648
United States v. Robert Smith
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5776
Continental Refining Co., LLC v. Hartford Steam Boiler
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6152
United States v. Albert Hill
Date: May 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1812
United States v. Charles Massengill
Date: May 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5249
Nathaniel Hake v. Michael Simpson
Date: May 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3785
United States v. Shepherd  
Date: May 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3993

Justia Opinion Summary: Shepherd pleaded guilty under 18 U.S.C. 2252(a)(2), for possessing several thousand images of child pornography. Shepherd had unpaid bills and a vehicle worth about $200, placing his total net worth at negative $1,739. S...

United States v. Petlechkov  
Date: May 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5991

Justia Opinion Summary: FedEx provides shipping discounts to high-volume customers. To obtain such a discount, Petlechkov lied to FedEx and claimed he was a vendor for a high-volume shipper. He used those discounted rates to offer shipping serv...

Charles Hunter v. United States
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1728
Gabrielle Williams v. Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2137
Scott Fetzer Co. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co.
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3057
United States v. Jean Claude McKenzie
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3529
Jacqueline Nolasco-Gonzalez v. William P. Barr
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3624
Rebecca Winkler v. Win Win Aviation, Inc.
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3996
United States v. Gerald Daneshvar
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1101
Rovell Henderson v. Thomas Winn
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1341
Mizanur Sikder v. William P. Barr
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3567
Jesse Pierce v. Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc.
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5258
Pierce v. Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc.  
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-5298, 18-5258

Justia Opinion Summary: Wyndham has four Tennessee resorts, where front-line sales employees sell ownership interests (timeshares) to people who do not own Wyndham timeshares. In-house sales employees sell upgraded timeshares to existing owners...

Specialty Auto Parts USA v. Holley Performance Prods.
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5524
United States v. William Hampton
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5724
United States v. Jack Garner
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5876
In re: Lane  
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8042

Justia Opinion Summary: Three years before filing her bankruptcy petition, Lane sold her residence to the Deans. They subsequently discovered mold in the basement and filed a civil complaint against her. The state court submitted the dispute to...

Edmonds v. Smith  
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5982

Justia Opinion Summary: Edmonds and Hall were together convicted in state court of beating and sodomizing a homeless man to death. After their joint state appeals were rejected, Hall brought a federal habeas action, 28 U.S.C. 2254, which was re...

Sherman Stokes v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1809
United States v. Christopher Atkinson
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2030
United States v. Jesus Lopez
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3708
United States v. Benjamen Nesbitt
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5354
United States v. William Sutton
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5600
Alison Taylor v. City of Saginaw
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2126
Medical Center at Elizabeth Place, LLC v. Atrium Health System  
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3863

Justia Opinion Summary: MCEP, an acute care, for-profit hospital owned by 60 physicians and one corporate shareholder, opened in 2006. By 2009, MCEP’s existence as a physician-owned enterprise ended when it sold an ownership interest to Ketteri...

United States v. Born Murray
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3083
United States v. Elstarheem Murray
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3241
United States v. John Wise
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3395
United States v. Dona Battle
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3458
Jeffrey Hunt v. Monro Muffler Brake
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3737
Karla Gavidia-Escobar v. William P. Barr
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3841
United States v. Charles Borden, Jr.
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5409
Joyce Ensley v. Charles Whobrey
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5459
Christopher Boling v. Prospect Funding Holdings, LLC
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5599
United States v. Ickes  
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5708

Justia Opinion Summary: A Postal Inspector had probable cause to believe that a package being shipped from California contained drugs, obtained a search warrant, and examined its contents. It contained 1.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine. Age...

United States v. Kevin Frazier
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5769
Alvin Davis v. Jeffrey Larson
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1955
Luis Galvan-Saldana v. William P. Barr
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3613
Jacqueline Nolasco-Gonzalez v. William P. Barr
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3624
Sebastian Nicolas-Sebastian v. William P. Barr
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3795
Teresa Chandler v. Peoples Bank & Trust Co.
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5361
United States v. Allen Duncan, Jr.
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2212
Jeffrey Saunders v. Cuyahoga Metro. Housing Authority
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3119
United States v. Raphael Person, Jr.
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3527
United States v. Sean Mihalko
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3842
Taylor v. Saginaw  
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2126

Justia Opinion Summary: Saginaw uses a common parking enforcement practice known as “chalking.” City parking enforcement officers use chalk to mark the tires of parked vehicles to track how long they have been parked. Parking enforcement offi...

Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC v. Dimitrios Papas
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1167
In re BX Acquisitions, Inc.
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8014
United States v. Jeffery Havis
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5772
Fender Musical Instruments v. Kelton Swade
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6394
United States v. John Mobasseri
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3341
Richard Stansbury v. Hopkins Hardwoods
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5379
Lexington H-L Services, Inc. v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government  
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5851

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, the Sixth Circuit reversed the district court’s order granting a preliminary injunction that had enjoined Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government from enforcing Ordinance 25-2017, which restricts the delivery...

James Walker v. United States
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5782
United States v. James Walker
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5783
United States v. Dane Schrank
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6093
Crosby v. Twitter, Inc.  
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1426

Justia Opinion Summary: In June 2016, Mateen entered the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and opened fire, killing 49 people and injuring another 53. Victims and family members of deceased victims brought sought damages, not from Mateen, nor from ISI...

Anita Baker-Schneider v. Benny Napoleon
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1604
Redlin v. Grosse Pointe Public School System  
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1641

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was hired as an Assistant Principal at Grosse Pointe South High School in 2012. In 2014, Hamka became principal of GPSHS. Plaintiff had difficulties with changes instituted by Hamka and complained about Hamka’s...

Dawn Green v. City of Southfield, Mich.
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1826
William Burgess v. Chuck Bowers
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5177
William Burgess v. Chuck Bowers
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5179
Daniella Blaine v. Louisville Metro. Gov't
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5224
Jona Kessans v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5831
Weston Rayfield v. City of Grand Rapids
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1927
In re Blasingame
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8010
In re Blasingame  
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-8013, 18-8010, 18-8018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Debtors filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition in 2008. Creditor CJV was granted derivative standing on behalf of the bankruptcy estate and sought a declaratory judgment that personal property located at the Debtors'...

In re Blasingame
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8018
United States v. Dennis Dillard
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5716
United States v. Gadiel Ortiz-Flores
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5787
United States v. Irvin Phillips
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5760
United States v. Chaney  
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-6167, 17-6239, 17-6240, 17-6314, 17-6315, 17-6351

Justia Opinion Summary: Ace, a licensed physician, and Lesa Chaney owned and operated Ace Clinique in Hazard, Kentucky. An anonymous caller told the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services that Ace pre-signed prescriptions. An investig...

United States v. James Chaney
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6239
United States v. Ace Clinique of Med.
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6240
United States v. Lesa Chaney
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6314
United States v. Ace Clinique of Med.
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6315
United States v. James Chaney
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6351
Jonathan Baum v. Metro Restoration Servs.
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5699
United States v. White  
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1009

Justia Opinion Summary: On April 29, 2013, the government charged White with drug distribution and firearm crimes. On May 2, White was arrested. He made his initial appearance the next day and was released on bond. The parties filed a stipulati...

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Winget  
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1143

Justia Opinion Summary: Chase sued to recover millions of dollars under a credit agreement "between Chase and entities owned and operated by [Winget]” and obtained an award of over $425 million. Winget’s personal trust was liable for the full a...

Gold Forever Music, Inc. v. United States  
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1789

Justia Opinion Summary: Gold Forever, a music publishing company solely owned by Holland, has agreements with various artists entitling it to half of the royalties collected for the sale and performance of those artists’ work. Holland was a Mot...

EQT Prod. Co. v. Magnum Hunter
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5372
EQT Prod. Co. v. Magnum Hunter
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5388
LeAnn Phillips v. Larry Curtis, II
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5868
Aces High Coal Sales, Inc. v. Community Bank & Trust
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 16-6660
Jones v. IPX International Equatorial Guinea S.A.  
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1405

Justia Opinion Summary: Jones, a Michigan citizen, began working in Equatorial Guinea around 2007. In 2011, he started IPX to provide telecommunication services in Equatorial Guinea. IPX is incorporated and has its principal place of business i...

Burnette Foods, Inc. v. United States Department of Agriculture  
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1541

Justia Opinion Summary: Burnette handles canned tart cherries. Burnette’s canned product has a shelf life of about one year. Many other cherry handlers freeze their cherries for longer shelf life. Because of the shelf-life disparity, Burnette i...

K. H. v. Barr  
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3426

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, K.H., a Guatemalan citizen, then seven years old, was kidnapped, beaten, and raped by gang members. The Guatemalan police caught K.H.’s persecutors, who were tried, convicted, and sentenced. The government provi...

Brian Palmer v. Bill Schuette
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2226
Neal Cohen v. Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1392
Neal Cohen v. Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1395
Secretary of Labor v. Timberline South, LLC  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1763

Justia Opinion Summary: Timberline, a timber-harvesting company that operates solely in Michigan, uses logging and harvesting equipment and trucks that were purchased in Michigan but were manufactured outside of Michigan. The Secretary of Labor...

Cruz-Guzman v. Barr  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3520

Justia Opinion Summary: Cruz, a native of El Salvador, grew up in a neighborhood dominated by the 18th Street gang. A rival gang, MS-13, sought to recruit Cruz and his friends as “spies” to relay information about 18th Street activities. After...

Richard Clemons v. John Couch
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5365
United States v. Jermaine White
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5461
In re Blasingame  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8017

Justia Opinion Summary: The Debtors filed their bankruptcy petition in 2008. Grusin provided them legal advice before the filing and at the beginning of the bankruptcy case. Fullen filed the petition and represented them in the chapter 7 case....

Gardner v. Evans  
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1933

Justia Opinion Summary: Police raided plaintiffs’ Lansing, Michigan homes, with search warrants for drugs. The searches were aggressive: officers knocked in doors with rams, used flashbangs and, allegedly left the homes in complete disarray. Du...

Lowe v. United States  
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5490

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Lowe was convicted of possessing ammunition as a convicted felon. Lowe had previously been convicted of four Tennessee felonies: third-degree burglary, aggravated assault, a 1977 rape, and a 1985 rape. The two r...

EMW Women's Surgical Ctr. v. Andrew Beshear
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6151
EMW Women's Surgical Center P.S.C. v. Beshear  
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-6183, 17-6151

Justia Opinion Summary: Kentucky’s “Ultrasound Informed Consent Act,” KRS 311.727, directs a doctor, before performing an abortion, to perform an ultrasound; display the ultrasound images for the patient; and explain, in the doctor’s own words,...

William Lemmon v. City of Akron, Ohio
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3566
Sullivan v. Benningfield  
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5643

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2017, Judge Benningfield issued an order offering a 30-day sentencing credit to White County, Tennessee inmates in exchange for submitting to sterilization. After public outcry, Judge Benningfield declared that in...

United States v. Ladarius Porter
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5765
United States v. Darries Jackson
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5883
United States v. Lorenzo Young
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3029
John Schickel v. Craig Dilger
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5011
United States v. Armstrong  
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5079

Justia Opinion Summary: Armstrong sold a confidential informant about three grams of heroin during three controlled buys. He pleaded guilty to distribution, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1). The district court sentenced him to 37 months in prison, based, i...

In re Earl Blasingame  
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-5549, 18-5623

Justia Opinion Summary: Over a decade ago, the Blasingames filed for bankruptcy, seeking to discharge $7.7 million in debt, claiming they made $900 per month and owned less than $6,000 worth of assets. Their creditor, Church,allegedly discovere...

In re Earl Blasingame
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5623
United States v. Nicholas Willinger
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5773
United States v. Dennis Kent
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1273
David Cooper v. Montgomery Cty., Ohio
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3172
Elhadji Seye v. William P. Barr
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3651
Lauri Poole v. FNMA
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1565
Jodi Hohman v. IRS
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1756
Kimberly Guest-Marcotte v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am.
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1948
Trisha Doran v. Robert Wilkie
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3327
Handel's Enter., Inc. v. Kenneth Schulenburg
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3596
Richard Koyo v. William P. Barr
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3618
Bd. of Trs., Cincinnati Plumbing v. Susan Humbert
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3686
Bd. of Trs., Cincinnati Plumbing v. Susan Humbert
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3691
Wanda Jones v. Elite Emergency Servs., LLC
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5518
Tristan Hall v. City of Williamsburg, Ky.
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5618
Can IV Packard Square, LLC v. Craig Schubiner
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1969
United States v. Ricardo Veloz-Alonzo
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3940
United States v. Gerald Jones
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5278
Matthew Marble v. Tenn.
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5697
Jackson v. Cleveland  
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-3840, 17-3843

Justia Opinion Summary: n 1975, Jackson, Ajamu, and Bridgeman were convicted of murder, based largely on the purported eyewitness testimony of Vernon, who then was 13 years old. In 2014, Vernon recanted, disclosing that police officers had coer...

Kwame Ajamu v. City of Cleveland
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3843
Lindenberg v. Jackson National Life Insurance. Co.
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6034
Tamarin Lindenberg v. Jackson Nat'l Life Ins. Co.
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6079
United States v. Roberts  
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6512

Justia Opinion Summary: Roberts and seven co-conspirators stole millions of dollars’ worth of sensitive military equipment from an army base and sold it on eBay. Although Roberts testified that he did not knowingly traffick stolen goods, he was...

United States v. Antony Blue
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1332
Michael Watson v. City of Burton
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1996
Tom Kondash v. Kia Motors Am., Inc
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3181
United States v. E. Stanley Hoff
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3476
Alexi Leiva-Avilez v. William P. Barr
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3683
United States v. Deunta Finch
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5415
EQT Prod. Co. v. Dale Phillips
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5575
In re Scarbrough
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8028
Daniel v. Burton  
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1276

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 2002, Daniel, his brother, Peter, McGlown, and Neal, traveling in a van, pulled up alongside a car and shot Newsom. They mistook Newsom for Bradley (the intended target). Newsom was in an automobile owned by...

Domenico Taglieri v. Michelle Monasky
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3590
United States v. Steele  
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1146

Justia Opinion Summary: Steele and 11 other suspected members of the Detroit Rollin 60s Crips street gang were charged with racketeering conspiracy (RICO), 18 U.S.C. 1962(d). All but one of the co-conspirators pleaded guilty. Although Steele de...

Carmita Lewis v. Charter Twp. of Flint
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1209
America's Collectibles Network v. Sterling Commerce (America)
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5137
United States v. Oliver  
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5465

Justia Opinion Summary: An informant contacted the FBI and explained that, during an internet chat, Oliver had requested contact information for someone who could facilitate a meeting between Oliver and a minor for the purposes of sexual activi...

United States v. Nathaniel Hagan
Date: March 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1430
John Hankins v. City of Inkster
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1645
United States v. William Totten
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3240
Miguel Quevedo v. William P. Barr
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3493
United States v. Eason  
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5387

Justia Opinion Summary: Eason pleaded guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm. The statutory range for such a violation is zero to 10 years’ imprisonment but under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e)(1), a defendant conv...

Gary Prewitt, II v. Hamline Univ.
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5789
U.S. Tommy, Inc.
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8020
Trustees of Operating Engineers Local 324 v. Bourdow Contracting, Inc.  
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1491

Justia Opinion Summary: Trucking, owned by Bourdow, his wife, and their sons, sold and transported dirt, stone, and sand throughout lower Michigan and engaged in construction site preparation and excavation. Trucking employed other members of t...

Valent v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2109

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commissioner of Social Security imposed an assessment of $51,410 and a civil monetary penalty of $75,000 on Valent after the Social Security Administration found that Valent failed to disclose that she had engaged in...

Lesa Werme v. Mortg. Center, LLC
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1886
Cindy Tinsley v. Caterpillar Fin. Servs.
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5303
Christopher Blain v. United States
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3337
Carol Liogghio v. Twp. of Salem
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1857
United States v. Asgari  
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3302

Justia Opinion Summary: Asgari came to the U.S. for education, earning a doctorate in 1997. He returned to Iran and became a professor at Sharif University. His work involves transmission electron microscopy. Asgari traveled to the U.S. in 2011...

William Gonzalez-Valencia v. William P. Barr
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3334
James Guinn v. General Motors, LLC
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3522
Carol Messenheimer v. Coastal Pet Prods.
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3801
Nick Njaim v. FCA US LLC
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3831
United States v. Bradley Stark
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5615
Reginald Bonner v. UPS
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5918
United States v. Lee  
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3868

Justia Opinion Summary: Lee was a member of the Summit County Council. The FBI obtained wiretaps and investigated the relationship between Lee and Abdelqader, a store owner, after complaints that Abdelqader “was insisting on monthly cash paymen...

United States v. Troy McFarland, Sr.
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6470
R. Alexander Acosta v. Min & Kim, Inc.
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1190
Acosta v. Min & Kim, Inc.  
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1338, 18-1190

Justia Opinion Summary: Employees at Seoul Garden, an Ann Arbor, Michigan restaurant, customarily work lunch and dinner shifts six days a week. Before August 2016, when the restaurant got a time clock, employees did not record their hours. The...

Adam Bogart v. Univ. of Ky.
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5029
United States v. Christopher Washington
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5108
United States v. Steven Harvey
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5109
John Doe v. Univ. of Dayton
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3339
Jonathan Cruz-Guzman v. William P. Barr
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3520
Columbia Park E. MHP, LLC v. U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3796
United States v. Andrew Davison
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4732
Oldnar Corp. v. Sanyo N. Am. Corp.
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2305
Oldnar Corp. v. Sanyo N. Am. Corp.
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2379
United States v. Damon Hickman
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6391
Lin Rountree v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1529
United States v. William Howell
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5206
United States v. Tremaine Wilbourn
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5938
United States v. Tremaine Wilbourn
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5939
United States v. Earl Cobb, IV
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1522
United States v. Theodore Chandler
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1688
Cruise-Gulyas v. Minard  
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2196

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Minard pulled over Cruise-Gulyas for speeding. He wrote her a ticket for a lesser, non-moving violation. As she drove away, she made a vulgar gesture at Minard, who then stopped her again and changed the ticket t...

Mendoza-Garcia v. Barr  
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3513

Justia Opinion Summary: Mendoza-Garcia, then 16, came to the U.S. from Guatemala in 2004. In 2011 removal proceedings, he sought asylum and withholding of removal, stating that he was afraid to return to Guatemala because his hometown had been...

United States v. Tremaine Jackson
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3580
Fernando Resendiz-Salgado v. William P. Barr
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3639
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. v. Hodges  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4027

Justia Opinion Summary: Enacted in 2016, Ohio Revised Code 3701.034 requires the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to ensure that all funds it receives through six non-abortion-related federal health programs are not used to contract with any ent...

Kevin Beltowski v. Shawn Brewer
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2473
United States v. Kennth Jackson
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3896
United States v. Palmer  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-3902, 17-3896

Justia Opinion Summary: Jackson, Palmer, Taylor, Dillard, and Rembert were charged with multiple violations of 18 U.S.C. 2119(2), carjacking resulting in serious bodily injury, and 18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A)(ii), using, carrying, or possessing a fi...

Musid Musleh v. Am. Steamship Co.
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1783
Riodejuonerol Hudson v. Charles Bradley
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3519
United States v. Stephen Gales
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3811
Chaney v. United States  
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2024

Justia Opinion Summary: Chaney pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Because his criminal history included convictions for one “serious drug offense” and two “violent felon[ies],” Chaney was...

American Municipal Power, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1958, 18-1995

Justia Opinion Summary: When AMP opened its Smithland, Kentucky power plant, the union petitioned to represent the plant’s operators. The NLRB certified a bargaining unit consisting of the full-time and regular part-time operators employed at t...

Am. Mun. Power, Inc. v. NLRB
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1995
Brenda Cazares-Hernandez v. William P. Barr
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3585
Bizzack Constr., LLC v. James Fannin
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3734
In re Caldwell  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6074

Justia Opinion Summary: Caldwell pleaded guilty to murder and an unrelated aggravated robbery in two separate cases in the same court on the same day. He initially filed an unsuccessful 28 U.S.C. 2254 habeas petition challenging his murder conv...

Susan Boggs v. FAA
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3242
United States v. Martirossian  
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-4035, 18-4114

Justia Opinion Summary: Martirossian, a citizen of Armenia now living in China, refused to answer criminal charges, relating to money-laundering and conspiracy under 18 U.S.C. 1956, in the Southern District of Ohio. When his lawyers moved to d...

In re Azat Martirossian
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4114
Maria Nino v. Flagstar Bank, FSB
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1503
Sampson v. Garrett  
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1900

Justia Opinion Summary: Sampson is serving a life sentence in a Michigan prison. He sued Wayne County, state court officials, and private attorneys under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging they conspired to deprive him of trial transcripts, exhibits, and...

United States v. Jasaun Mattice
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3430
Michael Collins v. Tenn. Dep't of Revenue
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5378
Michael Collins v. Tenn. Dep't of Revenue
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5386
UAW Int'l v. TRW Automotive U.S.
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1160
TRW Automotive U.S. v. UAW Int'l
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1161
Harker v. PNC Mortgage Co.  
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3194

Justia Opinion Summary: Oakes filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition in 2013, including Franklin, Ohio real property, valued at $160,000. PNC holds a mortgage lien on the property, which was filed in 2003. That mortgage lien was not executed in...

Jose Sandoval Hernandez v. William P. Barr
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3537
Samarripa v. Ormond  
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-6048, 17-6166, 17-6213, 17-6260, 17-6299, 17-6333

Justia Opinion Summary: Five federal prisoners filed habeas corpus petitions under 28 U.S.C. 2241, arguing that their respective sentences are too long under federal law. Each paid the $5 habeas filing fee in the district court and each lost hi...

Stephon Mason v. J. Ray Ormond
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6166
Jose Hernandez v. J. Ray Ormond
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6213
David Samarripa v. J. Ray Ormond
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6260
Arnulfo Torres Perez v. J. Ray Ormond
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6299
Timmie Cole, Sr. v. J. Ray Ormond
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6333
Edmundo Solano-Abarca v. William P. Barr
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3474
In re Lawrence Wohleber, Jr.  
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8008

Justia Opinion Summary: After a settlement in his divorce proceeding, Debtor filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition. Debtor was subsequently confined to jail for failure to pay the court-approved settlement. Debtor filed an adversary complaint...

United States v. Bradley  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1727

Justia Opinion Summary: Bradley worked as the general contractor on Ingersoll’s project converting an old Michigan church into a charter school, Bay City Academy (BCA). Ingersoll had previously misappropriated state funding meant for a charter...

United States v. Elaine Lovett
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2209
United States v. Johnny Trotter, II
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2401
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. v. BW-3 of Akron, Inc.
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4291
Economy Linen & Towel Service, Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3369

Justia Opinion Summary: Economy Linen and Towel Service faced a shortfall of qualified truck drivers and subcontracted with another firm to provide the necessary drivers. The union filed a grievance on the ground that the new drivers earned a h...

United States v. Antonio Johnson
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5071
Albert Jones v. John Tilley
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5953
United States v. Darrell Moore
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4103
United States v. Darrell Moore
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4155
United States v. Spencer Ward
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2487
Santos-Santos v. Barr  
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3515

Justia Opinion Summary: Santos-Santos, a citizen of Mexico, entered the U.S. without inspection in 1999. In 2000, he and his wife attempted to enter Canada but were denied admission and directed back to Port Huron, where they were questioned. B...

Boulger v. Woods  
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-3170, 18-3220

Justia Opinion Summary: After a rally for then-presidential candidate Trump, the Chicago Tribune newspaper posted a photograph on Twitter of a woman at the rally, wearing a Trump T-shirt, and giving a Nazi salute. A Twitter user posted that pho...

Portia Boulger v. James Woods
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3220
Martina Box-Hernandez v. William P. Barr
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3659
United States v. John Maddux, Jr.
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 16-6368
United States v. Christina Carman
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 16-6370
United States v. Julie Coscia
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 16-6371
United States v. Smith  
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Numbers: 16-6726, 16-6368, 16-6371, 16-6370

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendants took part in a decade-long scheme surreptitiously to sell tax-free cigarettes, thereby defrauding federal, state, and local governments of more than $45 million in tax revenue. The federal government event...

Paul Harcz, Jr. v. Brody Boucher
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1116
Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1165
Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC v. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe  
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1166, 18-1165

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, the Tribe had agreed to pay Monroe $265 million for Monroe’s 50% ownership interest in the Casino, giving the Tribe a 100% ownership interest. In 2002, the Tribe agreed to another $200 million debt in exchange f...

T'Neya Jenkins v. Regents of the Univ. of Mich.
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1424
United States v. Adam Hassell
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1545
King v. United States  
Date: February 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2101

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, members of an FBI/Grand Rapids task force, were searching for Davison. Neither officer was wearing a uniform; both were wearing lanyards displaying their badges. Defendants knew that Davison was a 26-year-old...

Delaina Barney v. Akron Bd. of Educ.
Date: February 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4116
In re Nicole Gas Production, Ltd.  
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3301

Justia Opinion Summary: Fulson owned Nicole Gas, which entered bankruptcy proceedings, and became dissatisfied with the Trustee’s handling of claims that Nicole Gas held against its competitors. With the help of attorneys Sanders and Lowe, Fuls...

Robert Kalvitz v. City of Cleveland
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4174
Prime Finish, LLC v. ITW Deltar IPAC
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5732
Prime Finish, LLC v. ITW Deltar IPAC
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5828
Katrina Brown v. Detroit Public Sch.
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1098
Airgas USA, LLC v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1686, 18-1771

Justia Opinion Summary: Rottinghouse, an Airgas truck driver, was issued a written warning for failing to properly secure his cargo. An ALJ found that the company used that written discipline to retaliate against Rottinghouse for previously fil...

Airgas USA, LLC v. NLRB
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1771
Protecting Air for Waterville v. Ohio EPA
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3025
James Chambers v. United States
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3298
Red Zone 12 LLC v. City of Columbus, Ohio
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3363
Smith v. Tipton County Board of Education  
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5426

Justia Opinion Summary: Murdock, an employee with the Tipton County Board of Education, received an email purporting to be from Dr. Bibb, Director of Tipton County Schools, requesting all 2016 employee W-2s and tax information. Murdock responde...

United States v. Aaron Lunato
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3179
United States v. Deon Brown, Sr.
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5340
Jeffrey Nicholas v. Delta Airlines, Inc.
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1599
United States v. Jeffrey Isaac
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5570
Joseph Zino, Jr. v. Whirlpool Corp.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3851
Joseph Zino, Jr. v. Whirlpool Corp.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3860
Rafferty v. Trumbull Cty  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4223

Justia Opinion Summary: Sherman was incarcerated at the Trumbull County Jail where Drennan was a corrections officer. Drennen regularly patrolled the pod where Sherman lived with Rafferty, another female inmate. Three or four times, Sherman com...

Rosa Chiroy-Melchor v. William P. Barr
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3564
United States v. Deandre Forrest
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3569
Thomas v. Meko  
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5824

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Thomas and Gregory arranged to buy cocaine from Burdette at a Lexington Waffle House. They got into Burdette’s car, with Thomas in the back seat. Thomas grabbed Burdette from behind, held a gun to his head, and...

Maye v. Klee  
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1460

Justia Opinion Summary: Maye became a member of the Nation of Islam—one of several Islamic sects— in 1992. Maye has been a devout, active Muslim for 20 years, including the years he spent incarcerated in Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC...

United States v. Ignacio Monje-Vasquez
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1698
Joel Naselroad v. Dennis Mabry
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5047
Joel Naselroad v. Dennis Mabry
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5110
B&S Transp., Inc. v. Bridgestone Americas Tire
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4281
In re Boland  
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-8019

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Boland was an expert witness and defense counsel in child pornography cases. To demonstrate that pornographic images may be altered to appear that minors were engaged in sexual conduct when they were not, Boland...

United States v. Juaquene Solomon
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3058
United States v. Kevin Lumpkin
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3428
United States v. Lareco Brooks
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5585
United States v. Eric Latham
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2125
R. Alexander Acosta v. Off Duty Police Servs.
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5995
Acosta v. Off Duty Police Services, Inc.  
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-6071, 17-5995

Justia Opinion Summary: ODPS offers private security and traffic control services. Most ODPS workers are sworn officers for some law-enforcement entity. Non-sworn workers may have no background in law enforcement. ODPS offers assignments to wo...

United States v. Parrish  
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1178

Justia Opinion Summary: A woman outside the prison provided an anonymous tip that Parrish, a federal prisoner, was texting her. Officers began a search; found Parrish in a prison bathroom; and saw him pull a cellphone from his pocket, break the...

United States v. Mike Quintana
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1231
Johana Cabantac Arucan v. Cambridge E. Healthcare Center
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1447
Benjamin v. Stemple  
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1736

Justia Opinion Summary: Saginaw, Michigan requires owners of vacant property to register their property. The registration form says that owners must permit the city to enter their property if it “becomes dangerous as defined by the City of Sagi...

Christine Adair v. Johnny Hunter
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5652
Krystal Banks-Williams v. Allstate Vehicle and Property Ins.
Date: February 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1797
United States v. Jermaine McBee
Date: February 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4017
Eduardo Jacobs v. Raymon Alam
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2159
Jacobs v. Alam  
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1124, 17-2159

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers searched for a fugitive in a house in which Jacobs rented a basement apartment. The house belonged to the fugitive’s brother. They did not find the fugitive. Following the search, plaintiff returned home from wo...

S. Fifth Towers, LLC v. Aspen Ins. UK, Ltd.
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5440
Beijing Fito Med. Co. v. Wright Med. Tech.
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6530
Beijing Fito Med. Co. v. Wright Med. Tech.
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6531
United States v. Marius Stone
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1223
United States v. Timothy Mooningham
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5255
Shepherd v. Incoal, Inc.  
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4313

Justia Opinion Summary: Tramble worked for various Kentucky coal companies from at least May 1963 until June 1985. Tramble’s 1987 claim for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901–944, indicated that he had stopped work...

G.G. Marck & Assocs., Inc v. James Peng
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3399
United States v. Jarratt Turner
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5451
Ewing v. Horton  
Date: February 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2485

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Ewing was tried as the shooter in a gang-related shooting. Ewing claimed that he was attending a funeral when the shooting happened and that the shooter was Washington. Ewing put on alibi witnesses and a jailhou...

United States v. Toliver Bragg, Jr.
Date: February 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1246
Corey Kerns v. Chesapeake Exploration
Date: February 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3636
United States v. Maurice Sydnor
Date: February 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5331
United States v. Timothy Harris
Date: February 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5541
United States v. Dalen King
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3416
United States v. King  
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-3417, 18-3416

Justia Opinion Summary: King pleaded guilty as a felon in possession of ammunition and received a sentence of 46 months’ imprisonment. His three years of supervised release began in 2015. Two years, later the Probation Department filed a notice...

United States v. Daqone Williams
Date: January 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1375
United States v. Thomas Snyder
Date: January 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5151
Nash-Finch Co. v. Casey's Foods, Inc.
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5975
United States v. Akram Alfadhili
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1266
Maher Waad v. Farmers Ins. Exchange
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1588
S. Ohio Coal Co. v. OWCP
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3367
Aaron v. O'Connor  
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3452

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs brought medical malpractice claims in Ohio state court against a doctor who operated on them and against several hospitals where he worked. The plaintiffs allege that the judge presiding over their case, Judge...

David Maddox v. Lodestar Energy, Inc.
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3514
Jammal v. American Family Insurance Co.  
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4125

Justia Opinion Summary: The named plaintiffs in a suit under 29 U.S.C. 1132(a) represent several thousand current and former insurance agents for American Family Insurance and claim that American Family misclassified them as independent contrac...

Vicki Giron v. Tyco Electronics
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1350
Abdias Catalan-Estrada v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3539
Alejandra Velasquez-Rodriguez v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3630
K.C. v. Marshall Cty. Bd. of Educ.
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5186
Jason Gati v. W. Ky. Univ.
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5732
United States v. James Sturgill
Date: January 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5036
United States v. Melissa Owens
Date: January 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5357
United States v. Paul Gibson
Date: January 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6020
United States v. Steven Gilmore
Date: January 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1517
Wesley Corp. v. Zoom T.V. Prods.
Date: January 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1646
United States v. Marcus Price
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6365
Dimond Rigging Co. v. BDP International, Inc.  
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3615

Justia Opinion Summary: Dimond was hired by a Chinese manufacturer to “rig, dismantle, wash, and pack,” and ship used automotive assembly-line equipment to China. Dimond, which lacked experience in international shipment, hired BDP. Dimond asse...

United States v. Antonio Walker
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1256
Elias Anaissie v. Univ. of Cincinnati Physicians
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3372
MD Anwar Hossain v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3511
James Ratliff v. Mandy Graves
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5598
Terry Giese v. Lexington Coal Co.
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5674
Hernandez v. Whitaker  
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3977

Justia Opinion Summary: Molina, born in El Salvador, grew up in an area where the “18th Street” gang was active. The gang attempted to recruit Molina. Molina claims that his uncle was murdered in 2008 for refusing to join the gang. Molina moved...

Joseph Hardesty v. Kroger Co.
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3378
United States v. Bedford  
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5627

Justia Opinion Summary: In an act of road rage, Bedford fired two shots at a truck driver while they both headed westbound on Interstate 40 in Tennessee. The truck driver, P.D., was employed by P&R, a private trucking company that had a contrac...

Monea v. United States  
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4250

Justia Opinion Summary: After the FBI arrested Monea for money laundering, he told his attorney that the undercover agent coerced him into committing the crime. Much of the sting operation had been recorded; the threats Monea claimed were not o...

Marc Jackson v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mich.
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1542
Robert Lapczynski v. Walmart Stores, Inc.
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1551
United States v. Mark Stinson
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5272
Marks One Car Rental, Inc v. Auto Club Group Ins.
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1386
Lucia Ramirez-Yoc v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3236
Bolton v. Department of the Navy Board for Correction of Naval Records  
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3284

Justia Opinion Summary: Bolton petitioned the Board for Correction of Naval Records to expunge the summary-court martial from his military record based on his guilty plea to military charges related to his 2010 arrest for driving while drunk on...

Ohio A. Philip Randolph Inst. v. Frank LaRose
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4258
United States v. James Smith
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5204
Tenn. Clean Water Network v. TVA
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6155
NTCH-West Tenn, Inc. v. ZTE Corp.
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6469
NTCH-West Tenn v. ZTE Corp.
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6524
W. Mich. Band Instruments v. Coopersville Area Pub. Sch.
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1583
Joshua Ross v. PennyMac Loan Servs.
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3487
United States v. Melinda Campbell
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5642
United States v. Elliot Campbell
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5973
In re Ryan Edwards
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5625
United States v. Mark Hampton, Sr.
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2176
KSA Enterprises, Inc. v. BB&T
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6132
Korean Claimants v. Debtor's Representatives
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1040
Armando Nieves v. Envoy Air
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1127
In re: Frank Lawrence, Jr.
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1131
Airgas USA v. NLRB
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1685
Airgas USA v. NLRB
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1706
Yancarlos Mendez Perez v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3050
James Jackson v. Julie Jernigan
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5658
Kevin Scott v. Trott Law, P.C.
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1051
United States v. Flavio Bernal
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5347
United States v. Tilano Taylor, Jr.
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1001
Kelly Services, Inc. v. Dale De Steno
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1118
Lumbard v. Ann Arbor  
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1258

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Ann Arbor passed an ordinance requiring certain homeowners to undergo structural renovations to their homes to alleviate stormwater drainage problems affecting the city and surrounding areas. The city paid or re...

United States v. Maxwell Klyn
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3304
United States v. Khiry Henderson
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3370
John Kendle v. WHIG Enterprises, LLC
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3574
United States v. Moorehead  
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5216

Justia Opinion Summary: The FBI accessed Playpen and verified that the website contained child pornography, then executed a search warrant at a North Carolina server hosting company that owned the IP address. The FBI seized a server that contai...

United States v. Ryan Amelia
Date: January 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1014
Kelly Hagan v. Pamela Baird
Date: January 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1129
United States v. Oscar Collado-Rivera
Date: January 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3784
Shari Guertin v. State of Mich.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1698
Shari Guertin v. State of Mich.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1699
Shari Guertin v. State of Mich.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1745
Shari Guertin v. State of Mich.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1752
Guertin v. Michigan  
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-1769, 17-1698, 17-1699, 17-1745, 17-1752

Justia Opinion Summary: As a cost-saving measure, Flint's municipal water supply was switched from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) to the Flint River and was processed by an outdated and previously mothballed water treatment pl...

Karidja Cisse v. Matthew G. Whitaker
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4029
679637 Ontario Ltd. v. Alpine Sign & Printer Supply
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1120
United States v. Eric Tucker
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1380
United States v. William Howell
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3540
United States v. Burris  
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3855

Justia Opinion Summary: Burris was convicted of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, and two counts of using a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense....

Patti Cahoo v. SAS Analytics Inc.
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1295
Cahoo v. SAS Analytics Inc.  
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1296, 18-1295

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency's automated program, MiDAS, accessed claimant records from employers, state agencies, and the federal government. When MiDAS detected unreported income or “flagged” other informat...