2019 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Christopher Bey v. Adam Falk
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1285
Bey v. Falk  
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1376, 18-1285

Justia Opinion Summary: At 2:30 a.m., Bey and two friends went out to purchase space heaters. Bey had purchased his older minivan days earlier, so it had a temporary registration tag but no license plate. The three went to a Livonia store but...

ATSCO Holdings Corp. v. Air Tool Service Co.
Date: December 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3959
In re Theodore Perez
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8036
Genaro Bernardino Murillo v. William P. Barr
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3234
Patricia Denhof v. Harry Dolan
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1371
Patricia Denhof v. Harry Dolan
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1406
Lou's Transport, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1909, 18-1988

Justia Opinion Summary: Hershey started as a truck driver for Lou’s under a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in July 2012. In January 2013, Hershey used a company radio to “discuss[] the poor working conditions.” Hershey began displaying h...

Lou's Transport, Inc. v. NLRB
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1988
United States v. Guillermo Rodriguez
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2396
Rita Morrissey v. Laurel Health Care Co.
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1704
United States v. Bateman  
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3977

Justia Opinion Summary: The Playpen website, a message board for advertising and distributing child pornography, is within the “dark-web,” protected by the “Tor hidden service network,” rendering the website relatively inaccessible. A foreign...

McNeil v. Community Probation Services, LLC  
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5262

Justia Opinion Summary: Giles County contracted with private probation companies to supervise people it convicted of misdemeanors. Probationers sued Giles County, its Sheriff, the probation companies, and some company employees, alleging RICO v...

Kevin Obi v. United States
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2442
S.D. Benner, LLC v. Bradley Co.
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1439
Firas Nissan v. William P. Barr
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3130
United States v. Timothy Carpenter
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 14-1572
United States v. Alvin Turner
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2104
United States v. Alvin Turner
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1419
United States v. Roger Austin
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2040
Davis v. Echo Valley Condominium Association  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2405

Justia Opinion Summary: Davis suffers from asthma but lives in a complex that allows residents to smoke in their condominiums. Davis asserts that the smell of smoke regularly emanating from a neighbor’s condo aggravated her asthma. Unsatisfied...

United States v. James Wright
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4087
Masco Corp. v. Waldemar Wojcik
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4184
Reich v. City of Elizabethtown  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6296

Justia Opinion Summary: While traveling to a mental health treatment facility, Blough got out of his fiancée’s (Reich) vehicle holding his knife, walked through traffic, and wandered into a residential neighborhood. Blough was experiencing hall...

United States v. Wooden  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5189

Justia Opinion Summary: Mason, a Sheriff’s Department investigator, and uniformed officers were tracking Harrelson, a fugitive, whose vehicle was previously seen outside the home of Wooden and Harris. They approached the home. Mason, who was no...

Robert Sheppard v. United States
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6178
John Does 8-10 v. Snyder  
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1352

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, inmates in Michigan prison facilities, were once juveniles housed with adult inmates, a policy that Michigan has since abandoned. They filed 42 U.S.C. 1983 claims stemming from alleged sexual abuse by adult i...

Bandar Karsh v. William P. Barr
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 12-4053
United States v. Foster  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5673

Justia Opinion Summary: Foster was suspected of conspiring to illegally distribute methamphetamine in southeastern Tennessee. In searching garbage Foster had left on the curb, officers discovered materials indicating methamphetamine use and dis...

Atkins v. Crowell  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6012

Justia Opinion Summary: A Tennessee jury convicted Atkins of murdering his stepfather in 2000 when he was 16 years old. A state court imposed a life sentence that renders Atkins eligible for release after at least 51 years’ imprisonment. His c...

Bryan Gipson v. Tawas Police Authority
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1429
In re Ohio Execution Protocol Litig.
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3064
Matt Cooper v. Toledo Area Sanitary District
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3216
United States v. Aria Sabit
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1054
United States v. Aria Sabit
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1055
United States v. Aria Sabit
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2127
United States v. Aria Sabit
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2129
United States v. William Holmes
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3784
United States v. Demon Carter
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3859
United States v. Armando Merida
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3074
Takhir Khaytekov v. William P. Barr
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3149
United States v. Aguilar-Calvo  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5278

Justia Opinion Summary: Aguilar-Calvo pleaded guilty to illegal reentry, 8 U.S.C. 1326(a) and (b)(1). He had been previously convicted of felony drug possession, assault, driving under the influence, and illegal reentry. In its sentencing memor...

Bay Mills Indian Cmty. v. Gretchen Whitmer
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2259
Bay Mills Indian Cmty. v. Gretchen Whitmer
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2302
Maylen Dable v. William P. Barr
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3037
Preterm-Cleveland v. Lance Himes
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3329
United States v. David Davis
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6247
United States v. Jason Bishop
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1140
Maylen Dable v. William P. Barr
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3011
Kollaritsch v. Michigan State University Board of Trustees  
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-2445, 18-1715

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, four female students each reported sexual assault to the campus police and authorities. The plaintiffs contend that the administration’s response was inadequate, caused them physical and emotional harm, and c...

Emily Kollaritsch v. Mich. State Univ. Bd. of Trustees
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1715
In re: FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3787
In re: FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3788
Azal Saleh v. William P. Barr
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4033
In re: FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4095
In re: FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4097
In re: FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4107
In re: FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.  
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-4110, 18-3787, 18-3788, 18-4095, 18-4097, 18-4107

Justia Opinion Summary: FES distributes electricity, buying it from its fossil-fuel and nuclear electricity-generating subsidiaries. FES and a subsidiary filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy court enjoined the Federal Energy Regulatory...

United States v. Omar Davis
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6332
United States v. Dwayne Sheron
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3044
United States v. Deonday Evans
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5122
United States v. Chavon Davis
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6297
United States v. Delamar Williams
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3120
Local 1982, International Longshoremen v. Midwest Terminals of Toledo  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3319

Justia Opinion Summary: A collective bargaining agreement between Local 1982 and Midwest consisted of a Master Agreement (MA), formed between the parties’ affiliated regional employer group and the union, and a Local Agreement. The union filed...

United States v. Ronnie Rodgers
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5065
Thomas Allen v. Mike Parris
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5471
United States v. Travis Tudor
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1071
United States v. Sean Lindsay
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1093
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1212
United States v. James Butler
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3230
United States v. Tavares Farrington
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5096
Kimberley Thames v. City of Westland
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1576
Kimberley Thames v. City of Westland
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1608
Kimberley Thames v. City of Westland
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1695
United States v. Ronricus Chapman
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5087
Randona Johnson v. Ford Motor Co.
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1123
United States v. Quincy Bloodworth
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1193
California Pacific Hospitality v. City of Norwood, Ohio
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3378
Tobin Segrist v. The Bank of New York Mellon
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5153
Julie Wright v. Cellular Sales Mgmt. Group
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5402
Faber v. Ciox Health, LLC  
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5896

Justia Opinion Summary: Three out of every five hospitals use Ciox, a medical records provider, which processed 4.3 million pages per day in 2018. Ciox is subject to the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), 110 St...

Michael Chunn v. Southeast Logistics, Inc.
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5083
Ernest Southall v. USF Holland, Inc.
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5111
Ernest Southall v. USF Holland, Inc.
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5112
Ernest Southall v. USF Holland, Inc.
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5218
Crossing at Eagle Pond Apartments v. Lubrizol Corp.
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2253
Howard Bartlett v. Heidi Washington
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1285
Darlene Turner-Meadows v. General Motors, LLC
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5228
Lee Hall v. Tony Mays
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6349
Morrissey v. Laurel Health Care Co.  
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1704

Justia Opinion Summary: Morrissey, a licensed practical nurse, worked for Coldwater, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, from 2001 until she quit in 2016. Morrisey alleges that she was under a 12-hour work restriction due to a disabili...

United States v. Xavier Romer
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2113
United States v. Jelcorby Kent
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2239
Carlo Vartinelli v. Aramark Correctional Servs.
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1428
Dustin Ayala v. Michael Hogsten
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5397
N.D. Mgmt., Inc. v. Gregory Hawkins
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5124
Frank Harper v. United States
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1202
Ronald Lanton v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3709
United States v. Adam Carson
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3919
United States v. Godofsky  
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5450

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011-2012, Godofsky was a doctor at a “pill mill,” the Central Kentucky Bariatric and Pain Management clinic. The clinic accepted payment by only cash (later by debit card), at $300 for the first visit and $250 per v...

United States v. David Runyon
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1108
United States v. Eugene Reese
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2000
Averett v. United States Department of Health & Human Services  
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5595

Justia Opinion Summary: Tennessee family medicine physicians, mostly in rural areas, received increased Medicaid payments in 2013-2014. In 2015 Tennessee’s Medicaid agency, TennCare, brought an administrative action to “recoup” an average of mo...

United States v. Fortner  
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3162

Justia Opinion Summary: An undercover FBI agent, posing as a mother, posted a Craigslist ad, indicating that she wanted to talk about “taboo” subjects with an “open-minded” counterpart. Fortner sent the agent an e-mail asking if he could have s...

In re Donnadio  
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8004

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2017, Debtor purchased a vehicle with Creditor-provided financing. In July 2018, Debtors filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy petition and proposed plan. The proposed plan did not treat any claims in Section 3.2 (Reque...

Peter Hudson v. City of Highland Park  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1036

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Hudson became a firefighter. He was outspoken about his Christian faith. According to Hudson, other firefighters watched pornography in communal spaces and engaged in extra-marital affairs at the fire station. F...

United States v. Maslenjak  
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 14-3864

Justia Opinion Summary: Maslenjak, an ethnic Serb and native of Bosnia, came to the U.S. as a refugee, claiming she and her family feared persecution in Bosnia because her husband had evaded conscription into the Serbian army. In fact, Maslenja...

United States v. Nichols  
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6285

Justia Opinion Summary: Nichols admitted that he had sexually abused young girls on multiple occasions and sometimes documented the abuse in videos and photographs; videos and photographs in his possession depicted graphic scenes of adult men s...

United States v. Beamus  
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5533

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Beamus was convicted of conspiracy to possess 6.68 grams of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. 841(b)(1)(B), and related firearms offenses, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), 924(c)(1)(A)(i). He had prior con...

United States v. Zubali Bell
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3084
Timmy Stevens v. Warden, Pickaway Correctional Inst.
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4041
Benjamin Lopez v. Regan Foerster
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2334
Jack Irwin v. Douglas O'Bryan, Jr.
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5997
United States v. Crawford  
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6239

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Nelson learned from Heard, who was previously unknown to Nelson, that Crawford was dealing cocaine. Heard identified Crawford’s driver’s license photograph and provided Crawford’s telephone number. Nelson contact...

United States v. Miguel Angel Martinez
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2246
Florinda Gomez-Chavez v. William P. Barr
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3027
Teresa Berry v. Delaware Cty. Sheriff's Office
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3096
United States v. Angela Suddarth
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5693
Richard Woolsey v. United States
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1297
Johnson v. Ohio Department of Public Safety  
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ohio Department of Public Safety fired Trooper Johnson after he sexually harassed women while on duty. When the Department learned of the first incident, it let him sign a “Last Chance Agreement,” which said the Dep...

Judith Kerns v. Caterpillar Inc.
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5384
United States v. Steven Whyte
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2139
United States v. Slade Williams
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3995
James Matthews v. Chas. Kurz & Co., Inc.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4146
Charles Gerrets v. Farrell Lines, Inc.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4269
Pablo Alverio v. Chas. Kurz & Co., Inc.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4354
Don Shine v. Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4757
Johnnie Osborn v. Am. President Lines, Ltd.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3238
Robert Belvin v. Am. President Lines, Ltd.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3480
Donald Amundson v. Am. President Lines, Ltd.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3735
Edmund Rivers v. Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3915
Jason Jacobson v. Am. Trading & Prod. Corp.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3918
Bing Clarke v. Am. Trading Trans. Co., Inc.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3077
Daniel White v. Universal Fidelity, LP
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6302
Mosley v. Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1106

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, Mosley visited the Kohl’s stores in Northville and Novi, Michigan and encountered architectural barriers to access by wheelchair users in their restrooms. He sought declaratory and injunctive relief under the Am...

D.T. v. Sumner County Schools  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5070

Justia Opinion Summary: D.T.’s parents, concerned that their son, who has autism, was not getting an appropriate education in the Tennessee schools, removed him from public school and placed him in a private therapy program, where he improved....

United States v. Smith-Kilpatrick  
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1671

Justia Opinion Summary: Wilson recruited people near Escanaba and taught them how to package, transport, price, and sell heroin and crack cocaine. One or two women would travel as passengers to pick up the drugs from Wilson and would conceal th...

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Winget  
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2089

Justia Opinion Summary: Winget created the Trust, retaining the right to revoke the Trust at any time and to receive income generated by the trust property during his lifetime. He also served as the trustee with broad powers. Venture (a compan...

Scottie Bagi v. City of Parma, Ohio
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3793
Gallivan v. United States  
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3874

Justia Opinion Summary: While in federal prison in Ohio, Gallivan had surgery. According to Gallivan, the surgery left him permanently disabled and the Bureau of Prisons was to blame. The Bureau found no evidence that its employees had done any...

Benton v. Brewer  
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1869

Justia Opinion Summary: Benton, a former schoolteacher, was convicted by a jury for having sex with a 12-year-old student. The judge sentenced her to 25-38 years’ imprisonment. With new appellate counsel, Benton raised constitutional and eviden...

United States v. $107,900.00 U.S. Currency Seized
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4042
United States v. Tavo Simmons
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5677
Gaetano v. United States  
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1122

Justia Opinion Summary: The Gaetanos run a cannabis dispensary. After a failed business transaction, a third party sued the Gaetanos and their attorney, Goodman, and filed a disciplinary complaint against Goodman. An ethics inquiry uncovered mu...

Babb v. Maryville Anesthesiologists, P.C.  
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5148

Justia Opinion Summary: Babb worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Maryville, a small practice group. Approximately a month into her employment, one of Maryville’s physician-owners observed Babb “placing her face very close to a...

Bernard Mulder v. Local 705, Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2002
United States v. Eddie Harris
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5980
United States v. Taylor Karas
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3459
Star Fire Coals, Inc. v. OWCP
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3838
Ruth Cardenas Palencia v. William P. Barr
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4170
Heimbach v. Amazon.com  
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5942

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs were hourly workers at an Amazon fulfillment center. After clocking out, they were required to undergo an anti-theft security screening. They were not compensated for the time spent in the screening process. T...

United States v. Parrish  
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3446

Justia Opinion Summary: Franklin County officers detected child pornography being downloaded via file-sharing software. They traced the downloads to Meckley's IP address. Meckley lived with Parrish. Parrish had a North Carolina conviction for “...

United States v. Devin Gordon
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5394
James Bilski v. Mark Esper
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6233
United States v. Jarvis Bennett
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2322
James Williams v. Graphic Packaging Int'l, Inc.
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5485
Susan Card v. Principal Life Ins. Co.
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6095
Shelley Mathis v. R. Arturo Roa
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4168
Certain Underwriters v. Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5617
United States v. Editha Manzano
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2318
McGee v. Armstrong  
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3886

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a management employee of the Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities, worked under renewable one-year agreements that contained broad arbitration provisions. When Plaintiff joined the Ohio Army Natio...

Anthony Herndon v. Carlos Torres
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3054
Minnie Spangler v. E. Ky. Power Coop
Date: October 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5034
Franklin McGee v. United States
Date: October 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5517
Christopher Hunter v. United States
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3613
Richardson v. Palmer  
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1434

Justia Opinion Summary: Richardson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing his wife by causing her to fall from a cliff in Pictured Rocks National Park in 2006. The district court denied a federal habeas petition that claimed prosecuto...

Agusto Niz-Chavez v. William P. Barr
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4264
National Mines Corp. v. Steve Conley
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3139
Roger Porter v. AAR Aircraft Servs., Inc.
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5059
United States v. Flack  
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1676

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Flack pled guilty to receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2252A and was sentenced to 262 months’ imprisonment, the bottom of his Guidelines range. A year lat...

Continental Casualty Co. v. Indian Head Industries, Inc.  
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2152

Justia Opinion Summary: Indian Head manufactured gaskets and purchased three consecutive Continental liability insurance policies, providing coverage until 1987. The gaskets contained asbestos. Indian Head was eventually flooded with lawsuits a...

United States v. Williams  
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4072

Justia Opinion Summary: Williams and another man armed with a rifle forced the occupants out of a vehicle. Williams fled to another vehicle driven by a getaway driver; his accomplice drove off in the victims' vehicle. Later that morning, Willia...

United States v. Willie Combs
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6295
Harrison Igwe v. Salvation Army
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1082
Jeffrey Malone v. United States
Date: October 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2003
United States v. Garion Lewis
Date: October 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6157
United States v. April West
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5472
Eva Nolasco-Morales v. William P. Barr
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3014
Steven Hank v. Great Lakes Constr. Co.
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3118
United States v. Terrick Thompson
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3929
United States v. Edwin Dortch
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3998
Roshni Patel v. William P. Barr
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4169
Idrissa Compaore v. William P. Barr
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3072
Robbie Bateman v. United States
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6340
Robbie Bateman v. United States
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6343
Nancy Gonzalez-Valderrama v. William P. Barr
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4138
Andres Quintero-Florentino v. William P. Barr
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4154
Lonnie Greer, Jr. v. United States
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5327
United States v. Chad Prodoehl
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5614
United States v. Johnny Shelton
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6183
United States v. Kendall Carter
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6333
Keri-Yakei Morris v. City of Detroit, Mich.
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1386
Joseph Edelstein v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3003
Charlotte Autry v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3125
Adrianne Popeck v. Rawlings Co.
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5092
United States v. Cordero Barnes
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1964
United States v. Nestor Barron
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5222
United States v. Pedroza  
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-5515, 18-5222

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers executed three search warrants as part of a Lexington, Kentucky drug-trafficking investigation—one at Salas’s residence, one at Pedroza’s residence, and one at a trailer that the two men used for construction wo...

Charles Middleton, III v. PNC Bank, NA
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6279
United States v. Roe
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1891
United States v. Jody Stamp
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2229
Preterm-Cleveland v. Himes  
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3329

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio H.B. 214, signed into law in 2017, prohibits any person from purposefully performing or inducing or attempting to perform or induce an abortion if the person has knowledge that the pregnant woman is seeking the abor...

United States v. Patrick Harris
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5521
Omar Batson v. Genesee Cty. Sheriff's Deputy Hoover
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1070
Robert DeShetler, Jr. v. FCA US, LLC
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3012
Mary Stewart v. City of Memphis, TN
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5174
Kenneth Chapman v. Tristar Products, Inc.  
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-3847, 18-3866

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs sued, claiming that certain Tristar pressure cookers had defective lids that could come open while the cookers were in use, exposing the user to possible injury. The district court certified three separate sta...

Kenneth Chapman v. Tristar Prods., Inc.
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3866
Oumar Thiam v. William P. Barr
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4248
Terran Price v. United States
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5173
United States v. Owen  
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5736

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Patterson stopped a vehicle with four passengers, including a seven-year-old. Another passenger, Owen, exited the vehicle holding a bag and attempted to flee. Patterson gave chase. Owen returned to the vehicle, r...

United States v. Daniel Vaughn
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5949
HLV, LLC v. Van Buren Cty.
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1158
United States v. William Gamble
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1406
Marcos Rios-Rios v. William P. Barr
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4208
Jomaa v. United States  
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1156

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, Rizk a citizen of Lebanon, received deferred admission to the U.S. as the fiancée of a U.S. citizen, Derbass. They married in 1998. Rizk obtained conditional permanent resident status. They divorced in 2001. Riz...

Bennett v. Brewer  
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1574

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, 18-year-old Bennett lived with her boyfriend, Benson, who physically and emotionally abused Bennett. For a time, Stephanie McClure stayed at their apartment. When she moved out, McClure took Benson’s video game...

Byrd v. Skipper  
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2021

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Byrd, who had no criminal record, suggested that he and his girlfriend (Atkinson) rob Joiner at a bank ATM. Byrd provided the gun, but at the last minute tried to cancel the plan. Atkinson, armed, approached Joi...

White v. Warden, Ross Correctional Institution  
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3277

Justia Opinion Summary: White was convicted of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, and having weapons while under disability. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibi...

Evoqua Water Techs. v. M.W. Watermark
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2397
Evoqua Water Technologies, LLC v. M.W. Watermark, LLC  
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-2398, 18-2397

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties manufacture and sell equipment that removes water from industrial waste. Gethin founded Watermark's predecessor, “J-Parts,” after leaving his position at JWI. JWI sued Gethin and J-Parts for false designati...

Javontae Dyson v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1139
Garcia-Romo v. Barr  
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3857

Justia Opinion Summary: Garcia-Romo filed an application with the Immigration Court to cancel his removal order, seeking a form of discretionary relief that the Attorney General may grant to noncitizens to allow them to remain in the U.S. if th...

Kenneth Bisig v. Time Warner Cable
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5421
Bisig v. Time Warner Cable  
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-5483, 18-5421

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs worked as multi-dwelling unit sales representatives for Insight, a Louisville cable, internet, and phone services provider. In 2011, Time Warner announced it was acquiring Insight. Plaintiffs claim that Time...

Abdikadir Luhiso v. William P. Barr
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3023
United States v. Asgari  
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Numbers: 19-3648, 19-3657

Justia Opinion Summary: Federal prosecutors asked the district court for permission to withhold classified information from defense counsel for Asgari, an Iranian scientist charged with theft of trade secrets. Applying the Classified Informatio...

United States v. Sirous Asgari
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3657
Lyubov Slyusar v. William P. Barr
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3694
United States v. Dexter Cooper
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5877
United States v. Ronnie Morrow
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6350
United States v. Wilmer Caballero-Lazo
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6283
United States v. Alexander Penn
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4119
United States v. Rachael DeBruler
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1678
Alexander Penn v. United States
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3010
York Risk Services Group, Inc. v. John Couture
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1655
Alonzo Bullman v. City of Detroit, Mich.
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1278
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3288
Zachary Simonoff v. Mehdi Saghafi
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3001
Logan v. MGM Grand Detroit Casino  
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1381

Justia Opinion Summary: Logan worked as a cook for MGM. As part of her job application, she agreed to a six-month limitation period to bring any lawsuit against her employer. After leaving the job, she sued MGM under Title VII of the Civil Righ...

Charter Communications, Inc v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1778, 18-1895

Justia Opinion Summary: French created pro-union flyers and asked a union organizer to distribute them at his workplace, Charter Communications. Three months later, Charter fired French and two of his colleagues. In the intervening period, all...

Charter Communications, Inc. v. NLRB
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1895
Evanston Ins. Co. v. Certified Steel Stud Ass'n
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3406
Evanston Ins. Co. v. Certified Steel Stud Ass'n
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3407
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, LLC v. NLRB
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2103
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, LLC v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-2217, 18-2103

Justia Opinion Summary: OHL, a third-party logistics company that provides transportation, warehousing, and supply-chain management services for other companies, operates warehouses throughout the country, including five in Memphis. OHL and the...

United States v. Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5752
United States v. Beane  
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-5777, 18-5752

Justia Opinion Summary: Beane, formerly an Air Force electrical engineer, became involved in a conspiracy theory that the government creates for each citizen a "straw man" and that the Federal Reserve holds in trust that citizen’s inherent “unl...

United States v. Marcus Williams
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6082
Pamela Hannon v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6334
United States v. Kenneth Smith
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3368
Claude Garrett v. Tony Mays
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5154
Speech First, Inc. v. Schlissel  
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1917

Justia Opinion Summary: Speech challenged University of Michigan policies prohibiting,“[h]arassing or bullying another person—physically, verbally, or through other means.” The office that investigates alleged violations defined terms on its we...

Rudolph v. Babinec  
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1901

Justia Opinion Summary: Rudolph’s son texted Rudolph's ex-husband, Kyle: “[S]he has the .22 out”. Kyle went Rudolph’s home, the two spoke and Rudolph allowed Kyle to take Rudolph’s gun. After Kyle left, Rudolph went to sleep. Around 3:00 A.M.,...

Buddenberg v. Weisdack  
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3674

Justia Opinion Summary: Buddenberg, formerly the County Health District fiscal coordinator, learned that the District had obtained a state grant for tire removal, and, without competitive bids, District workers took on the work. Buddenberg als...

Wright v. Spaulding  
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4257

Justia Opinion Summary: As a felon in possession of a firearm, Wright had three prior convictions for “serious drug offenses,” and qualified as an armed career criminal. A Maryland district judge accepted his plea and gave him the 15-year minim...

United States v. Charles Snyder
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4144
Eliseo Pereyra v. William P. Barr
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4207
Khandakar Ahad v. Robert Wilkie
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6079
In re Application to Obtain Discovery for Use in Foreign Proceedings  
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5315

Justia Opinion Summary: In its 28 U.S.C. 1782(a) discovery application, ALJ sought a subpoena for documents from FedEx and deposition testimony of a FedEx corporate representative. ALJ alleged that FedEx Corp. was involved in contract negotiati...

Gresham v. Meden  
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1911

Justia Opinion Summary: Gresham is serving a 75-year sentence in a Marquette, Michigan state prison. He filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against prison employees, alleging that they improperly forced him to take antipsychotic medication. The Sixth...

DaShuna Richards v. City of Jackson, Mich.
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2024
United States v. Amarion McElrath
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2309
Parker v. Winwood  
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5305

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1965, in Memphis, Tennessee, Plaintiffs wrote the song Ain’t That a Lot of Love and registered it with the U.S.Copyright Office. The following year, in London, England, brothers Mervyn and Steve Winwood, members of th...

United States v. Michael Harris
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6264
Gerth v. Warden, Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution  
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4091

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, a Cincinnati officer ran the license plate number of an SUV and found that it had been reported stolen. The SUV stopped after the officer activated his emergency lights. When the officer stepped out of his cruis...

Benjamin Bennett v. Susan Bascom
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5422
Michael Taillard v. The Rooto Corp.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1738
Kevin LaBelle v. Cleveland Cliffs
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2444
Mac Coleman v. Christen Coleman Trucking
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3317
Morehouse v. Steak N Shake  
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4186

Justia Opinion Summary: Rebecca, employed by SNS, enrolled herself and her husband in SNS’s health-benefits coverage. In 2013, Rebecca fell at work and injured her knee. Her injury was too severe to permit her to continue working. She signed a...

Greer v. United States  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4755

Justia Opinion Summary: The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) imposes a mandatory 15-year minimum sentence for a conviction under 18 U.S.C. 922(g) if the defendant has three or more previous convictions for “violent felon[ies]” or “serious drug...

Swanigan v. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S., LLC  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2303

Justia Opinion Summary: The UAW negotiates collective-bargaining agreements (CBAs) with automotive manufacturers including Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Plaintiffs claim that FCA officials bribed UAW officials to get a more company-friendly CBA. The sc...

United States v. Real Property 10338 Marcy Road Northwest Canal Winchester  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3347

Justia Opinion Summary: Winston completed a prison sentence in 2009. He lived with his sister for 29 months, working at a call center and opening a hauling business. He purchased a car in 2010. With a VA loan, he purchased the Cummington Road...

Louis Malcmacher v. James Jesse
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3698
Louis Malcmacher v. James Jesse
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3705
United States v. Jamal Bowens
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5636
United States v. Hope  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-5637, 18-5636

Justia Opinion Summary: Police found Bowens and Hope in a vehicle with a marijuana blunt between them and two firearms. Both were charged under 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(3), as unlawful users of controlled substances possessing firearms. To prove that t...

James Thomas v. Bill Lee
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5766
Thomas v. Bright  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6238

Justia Opinion Summary: Tennessee’s Billboard Act, enacted to comply with the Federal Highway Beautification Act, 23 U.S.C. 131, provides that anyone intending to post a sign along a roadway must apply to the Tennessee Department of Transportat...

United States v. Victoria Hawkins
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3497
United States v. Angela Bowser
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3499
United States v. James Moody
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3620
Island Creek Coal Co. v. Melyndia Bryan
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3680
Island Creek Coal Co. v. Bryan  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-3909, 18-3680, 18-4022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. 901–44, provides federal funds to individuals totally disabled by a respiratory disease commonly caused by coal mine employment. The Secretary of Labor has broad implementation auth...

Dorris Cunningham v. Island Creek Coal Co.
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4022
United States v. Ligon  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4234

Justia Opinion Summary: Ligon, age 19, used her friend’s identification to purchase a gun. The gun was subsequently used in an attempted robbery involving acquaintances of Ligon’s boyfriend. Ligon pleaded guilty to making a false statement in t...

In re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3064

Justia Opinion Summary: Henness was convicted of offenses including aggravated murder from conduct occurring in 1992 and was sentenced to death. Henness challenged Ohio’s method of execution under 42 U.S.C. 1983. As his execution date approache...

Antonio Vinson v. MDOC
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2228
United States v. Paul Hill
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5721
In re Smith
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8021
United States v. Robert Scheiblich
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4215
United States v. Boucher  
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5683

Justia Opinion Summary: Senator Rand Paul was mowing his lawn when he stopped to gather a few limbs in his path. Without warning, Boucher—Paul’s next-door neighbor, whom he had not spoken with in years—raced toward Paul and attacked him from be...

Larry Philpot v. LM Commc'ns II of S.C.
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6207
United States v. Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County  
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4036

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1968, the Hamilton County, Ohio Board of County Commissioners and Cincinnati consolidated their sewer districts into a single sewer system and entered an agreement providing that the city would manage the sewer system...

United States v. Monique Ellis
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5158
United States v. Monique Ellis
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5316
United States v. Ellis  
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-5332, 18-5158, 18-5316

Justia Opinion Summary: The IRS searched Ellis’s apartment and found personal identifying information for more than 400 people on printouts from the Alabama Department of Corrections’ database and in a TurboTax database on laptops seized from E...

Torres v. Precision Industries, Inc.  
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5850

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, Torres sued his former employer, Precision, alleging that the company had fired him for seeking benefits under Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Law. Precision argued that it had not retaliated against Torres an...

PolyOne Corp. v. Westlake Vinyls, Inc.  
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5137

Justia Opinion Summary: Goodrich operated chemical-manufacturing plants at a Calvert City, Kentucky industrial site. In 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency designated the site a “Superfund Site” subject to the Comprehensive Environmental...

Terry Parnell v. City of Detroit, Mich.
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1800
United States v. Kevin Gerding
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5227
Neill v. United States  
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5350

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence. The court held that petitioner could not prevail on his ineffective assistance o...

Bullard v. United States  
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3731

Justia Opinion Summary: Bullard was charged with trafficking heroin and as a felon in possession of a firearm. He unsuccessfully moved to suppress the evidence, then entered a plea agreement that recognized that Bullard could face 10 years to l...

McGrew v. Sergeant Duncan  
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Detroit Police Department executed a search warrant on McGrew's home. She heard a bang at the door. When she investigated, Detroit Police Officers were standing in her living room, wearing all black. Masks concealed...

United States v. Delante Lunn
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3568
Jane Miller v. Kent Nutrition Group, Inc.
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3813
United States v. Donnie Garland
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5696
Johns Manville v. Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3089
Dale Phillips, II v. Karen Blair
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4043
United States v. Demetrius Catching
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5527
Saulsberry v. Lee  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6157

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, a Memphis restaurant manager was murdered during a closing-time robbery. Saulsberry worked at the restaurant and helped plan the robbery but was not there during the robbery. In his state trial, the judge forbad...

United States v. Ramiro Hernandez, Jr.
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2159
United States v. Clayton  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2237

Justia Opinion Summary: Clayton was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for sexually exploiting minors. One minor, J.P. texted her father from Clayton’s house, saying she was being held against her will. Her father called Battle Creek Po...

Endres v. Northeast Ohio Medical University  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3825

Justia Opinion Summary: Endres has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; since age six, Endres has taken medication to treat that condition, beginning with Ritalin. Endres began medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)....

United States v. Lloyd Montgomery
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5904
United States v. Dominique Eugene Lucas
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5905
United States v. Antwon Broome
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5924
In re: Lane  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-8038, 18-8040

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor sold her home to the Deans; they discovered mold in the basement. A court entered judgment on an arbitration award to the Deans: $28,172.99, plus attorney fees of $98,722.58. The Deans filed a lien against the Deb...

In re Linda J. Lane
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8040
Mitchell Willoughby v. Thomas Simpson
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 14-6505
Baker v. City of Trenton  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2181

Justia Opinion Summary: Shortly before his high school graduation, 18-year-old Kyle apparently experimented with LSD. The after-effects afflicted him for several days, resulting in his having to be removed from class because of behavioral issue...

Scott v. First Southern National Bank  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6130

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs own two dental practices, several properties that generate rental income, a sports bar, and an indoor basketball gymnasium that they rent out as an event center. Around 2009, they began “buying property” and o...

Michelle Sroka v. Wal-Mart Stores E., LP
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2235
Pablo Lorenzo v. William P. Barr
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3606
Kenneth Moran v. Timothy Rogers
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4180
Julio Gaspar-Mateo v. William P. Barr
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4214
CIC Services, LLC v. IRS
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5019
Douglass Bolden, II v. Lowes Home Centers, LLC
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5928
Knight v. United States  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6370

Justia Opinion Summary: Knight was charged with two counts of bank fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1344; assault and robbery of a person having control of mail matter, 18 U.S.C. 2114(a); possession of stolen property, 18 U.S.C. 2114(b); use of a firearm durin...

Karla Brintley v. Aeroquip Credit Union
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2326
Brintley v. Belle River Community Credit Union  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-2328, 18-2326

Justia Opinion Summary: Brintley is blind. To navigate the internet, she uses a screen reader that scans webpages and narrates their contents. The technology struggles with some material, especially pictures and video. With some effort, compani...

Melvin Sparks v. EquityExperts.org, LLC  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2378

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sparkses own property subject to a homeowners’ association. When they fell behind on their assessments, the Association engaged Equity Experts to collect that debt. Equity Experts also sought to collect from the Spa...

Judy Hodge v. Blount Cty., Tenn.
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5391
Charleston Laboratories, Inc. v. John Ameling
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5543
Sensabaugh v. Halliburton  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6329

Justia Opinion Summary: Sensabaugh, the former head football coach at David Crockett High School in Washington County, Tennessee, made two Facebook posts expressing his concerns about the conditions and practices of schools within the District....

Dalton Crutchfield v. United States
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6358
United States v. Dalton Crutchfield
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6360
Union Commercial Servs. v. FCA Int'l Operations
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1997
Spurr v. Pope  
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2174

Justia Opinion Summary: Spurr is the stepmother of Nathaniel, a Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) tribal member in Fulton, Michigan. Nathaniel obtained an ex parte personal protection order (PPO) from the NHBP tribal court, alleg...

David Ermold v. Kim Davis
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6119
Yates v. Davis  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-6120, 17-6119, 17-6226, 17-6233

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Davis was the Rowan County, Kentucky County Clerk, responsible for issuing marriage licenses. Same-sex marriage offended her religious beliefs; when the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to same-se...

David Ermold v. Kim Davis
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6226
David Ermold v. Kim Davis
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6233
April Miller v. Kim Davis
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6385
April Miller v. Kim Davis
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6404
Clark v. Lindsey  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1640

Justia Opinion Summary: Convicted of criminal sexual assault and domestic violence, Clark argued that his convictions should be set aside based on a Sixth (and Fourteenth) Amendment violation that allegedly arose when a scheduling error prohibi...

Lawrence Kosa v. Int'l Union United Auto
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2090
Lawrence Kosa v. Int'l Union United Auto
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2149
Shanaberg v. Licking County  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3916

Justia Opinion Summary: Police received a report of a drunk driver, with the vehicle’s license plate number. The database reported the vehicle as stolen. The suspect’s name came back: Powell, who was allegedly “armed and dangerous.” Using the...

In re: University of Michigan  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1636

Justia Opinion Summary: Doe sued the University for violating his due-process rights during a disciplinary hearing. The Sixth Circuit remanded Doe’s case in light of a related ruling requiring live hearings and cross-examination in such proceed...

Pike v. Gross  
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 16-5854

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, Pike and Slemmer, students at the Knoxville Job Corps Center, had a strained relationship; Pike told Iloilo, that she intended to kill Slemmer. The next day, Iloilo observed Pike and Slemmer together. That nigh...

Butler v. City of Detroit  
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1605

Justia Opinion Summary: The day after a controlled buy, Detroit police officer Benitez obtained a warrant to search 12011 Bramell. His affidavit stated that a reliable confidential informant had been at two Burnette addresses and “12011 BRAMELL...

Estate of Jonathan Manolios v. Macomb Cty.
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1799
Wells Fargo Bank v. Allstate Ins. Co.
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4206
Robert Gulley v. Fishing Holdings
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5053
Robert Gulley v. Fishing Holdings
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5055
United Specialty Ins. Co. v. Cole's Place, Inc.  
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5545

Justia Opinion Summary: One summer night in 2015, at a Louisville nightclub, someone discharged a firearm, shooting eight people. Six of those people sued the nightclub’s owner, Cole’s Place, in state court, arguing that Cole’s Place failed to...

Healthcare Company, Ltd. v. Upward Mobility, Inc.
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5781
Robert Gulley v. FLW, LLC
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6274
A1 Diabetes & Medical Supply v. Alex Azar II  
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6303

Justia Opinion Summary: A1 learned that government auditors thought that the company had overcharged a federal agency by several million dollars for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. A1 challenged the auditors’ decisions at two level...

Marcus Robinson v. Les Parish
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1511
Ammex, Inc. v. Wenk  
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1677

Justia Opinion Summary: The Clean Air Act directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for certain air pollutants, 42 U.S.C. 7409. Each state must propose a state implementation p...

Melvin Sparks v. EquityExperts.org, LLC
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2378
United States v. Kenneth Evans
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3900
Freddie Judd v. City of Baxter, Tenn.
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5748
Vanderhoef v. Dixon  
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5993

Justia Opinion Summary: Vanderhoef crashed his Ford Mustang into Dixon’s vehicle. Dixon, an off-duty, part-time reserve Maryville, Tennessee police officer, responded by holding Vanderhoef and his passengers at gunpoint for about two minutes. K...

Eva Webb Wright v. Penguin Random House
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6323
United States v. Nathaniel Pembrook
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1650
United States v. Shaeed Calhoun
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1706
United States v. David Briley
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1707
United States v. Orlando Johnson
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1708
Nicholas Siewertsen v. Worthington Indus., Inc.
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4135
United States v. McCloud  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2428

Justia Opinion Summary: McCloud pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and to one count of actually distributing the drug, 21 U.S.C. 846 and 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(viii). He was sentenced to 180 months of imprison...

United States v. Chris Starks
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5309
United States v. Clay Shelton
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5434
David Crowley v. Anderson Cty., Tenn.
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5862
Osborne v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6062

Justia Opinion Summary: Due to an unsafe condition on the premises, Osborne suffered a broken arm at the Center, which is owned and operated by Metro Nashville. Osborne obtained a state court judgment against Metro under the Tennessee Governmen...

James Rice v. Warden
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3005
Qiusha Ma v. Bon Appetit Management Co.
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4183
Chase Lucas v. Allen Chalk
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6272
United States v. Antonio Porter
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6320
Vowell v. United States  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5405

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Vowell pleaded guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm, agreeing that his prior criminal history qualified for a sentence enhancement under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) 18 U.S.C. 924(e). Vowell wai...

Marathon Petroleum Co. v. NLRB
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2108
Marathon Petroleum Co. v. NLRB
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2225
Boxill v. O'Grady  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3385

Justia Opinion Summary: Boxill worked at Franklin County Municipal Court. Boxill alleges that the defendants, judges and an administrator, formulated a concealed policy that female employees asserting complaints about abusive and discriminatory...

United States v. Joy Edwards
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3541
Zehentbauer Family Land, LP v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4139

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendants, exploration and production companies, contracted with landowners (plaintiffs) to drill for oil and gas on leased properties in Ohio’s Utica Shale Formation between 2010-2012. The agreements provide for ro...

United States v. Adrian Ausberry
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5418
In re Nat'l Prescription Opiate Litig.
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3682
Estate of Romain v. City of Grosse Pointe Farms  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1316

Justia Opinion Summary: In January 2010, police found Joann’s car alone in a church driveway and thought the driver might be in the water. Police activated a dive team and contacted the Coast Guard. Joann’s daughter reported that Joann had att...

United States v. Livertis Riley, IV
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1504
Estate of Joann Matouk Romain v. City of Grosse Pointe Farms
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1795
Youkhanna v. City of Sterling Heights  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1874

Justia Opinion Summary: American Islamic Community Center (AICC) unsuccessfully sought zoning permission to build a mosque in Sterling Heights, Michigan. AICC sued, alleging violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act...

Jeffrey Fried v. Donna Parham Sanders
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2385
United States v. Harney  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6010

Justia Opinion Summary: The FBI gained control over Playpen, a child pornography website. Agents used a controlled server containing a copy of the website and continued operating Playpen to catch its users. Playpen uses Tor, which conceals user...

United States v. James Wiggins
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2514
United States v. Johnson  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3720

Justia Opinion Summary: Cleveland Gang Impact Unit officers arrested Johnson based on an outstanding warrant, issued when Johnson failed to appear in state court for his arraignment. They searched Johnson and found a loaded pistol with an oblit...

Sandra Rivera-Gonzalez v. William P. Barr
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3809
Horace Dunlap v. United States
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5233
Brindley v. City of Memphis  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5753

Justia Opinion Summary: Virginia Run Cove is a privately owned Memphis street that offers access to the parking lots of several businesses, including a Planned Parenthood clinic. It is described on county records as “common area” in a commercia...

Derrick Johnson v. United States
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5753
Clark v. Nagy  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1885

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Clark and Harrington were jointly tried for the Martin murder. The only evidence connecting Clark to the crime was the preliminary testimony of Martin’s neighbor, Stewart. At trial, Stewart would not say what sh...

Maxum Indemnity Co. v. Robbins Co.
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3776
Taran Helms v. Sean Bowerman
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3806
Studdard v. Shelby County  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5084

Justia Opinion Summary: Shelby County Deputy Lane responded to a hit-and-run call. People at the scene told Lane to follow Studdard, who was walking away along the road and had slit his wrists. Lane turned his motorcycle around and rode after S...

Act For Health v. United Energy Workers
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5900
United States v. Daryl Jones
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3215
Dyer v. Ventra Sandusky, LLC  
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3802

Justia Opinion Summary: Dyer, a Ventra employee, has migraine headaches that often prevent him from working. Ventra’s collective bargaining agreement's attendance policy does not require the employee to justify an absence; points are assessed f...

United States v. Eric Keeling
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6004
United States v. Johnson  
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1675

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson moved to Michigan while on probation, violating the terms of his release from a Florida prison. Florida officials issued a warrant. Federal agents found and arrested Johnson and prosecuted him for a federal gun c...

O'Neal v. Balcarcel  
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2201

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, O’Neal was convicted in state court of the second-degree murder of Shelby, who was shot at a gas station. He was sentenced as a habitual offender to 36-80 years in prison. At trial, O’Neal argued that Hickman ha...

United States v. Christian Zerpa-Ruiz
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2349
Virgil Vaduva v. City of Xenia
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3939
In re Kelli Prather
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8037
Schmitt v. LaRose  
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3196

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs submitted proposed ballot initiatives to the Portage County Board of Elections that would effectively decriminalize marijuana possession in Garrettsville and Windham, Ohio. The Board declined to certify the pr...

United States v. Carman  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5074

Justia Opinion Summary: Carman was indicted for her involvement in a massive conspiracy to sell untaxed cigarettes. A jury convicted Carman and others of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. The district court held a forfeiture hearing the...

United States v. Thomas  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1592

Justia Opinion Summary: Bank of America advances funds whenever customers deposit checks. During this “float” period, it permits the customer to withdraw the funds while the bank confirms the check’s validity. In Michigan, Thomas would enlist B...

Dawn Wilson v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2343
Ghazala Siddiqui v. United States
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2415
In re Pasley  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8048

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor is the sole member of REN, a Kentucky limited liability company that owns Louisville real estate. The Chapter 7 Trustee sought authority to sell that property, asserting that Debtor’s interest in REN was estate pr...

Stephen West v. Tony Parker
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-5585
United States v. Aaron Warren
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6297
United States v. Joyce Minton
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6311
United States v. James Minton
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6312
United States v. Banyan  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-6410, 17-6493

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Puckett, a Nashville homebuilder, was overloaded with debt. Banyan, a mortgage broker, and Puckett recruited straw buyers to purchase his unsold homes with loans funded by SunTrust and Fifth Third. For a fee (ab...

United States v. Bryan Puckett
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6493
Coffey v. Carroll  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1314

Justia Opinion Summary: A 911 caller reported that two men had approached and tried to break into her parked car. Officers were dispatched. Because there was fresh snow, the officers followed a trail of snowprints to the Coffey home. Outside th...

Sheryl Hubbell v. FedEx SmartPost
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1373
Hubbell v. FedEx SmartPost, Inc.  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1727, 18-1373

Justia Opinion Summary: Hubbell worked as a FedEx parcel sorter. She alleges that her manager told her she should accept a demotion because “females are better suited to administrative roles and males are better suited to leadership roles,” rep...

Frye v. CSX Transportation, Inc.  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2056

Justia Opinion Summary: Shyan Frye, age 13, was struck by a train while walking her bicycle over a rail crossing in Huron Township, Michigan. At the time of the accident, the train was traveling below the applicable speed limit and its horn sou...

Deon McQueen v. William P. Barr
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2319
Robert Davis v. Detroit Downtown Dev.
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2393
United States v. Johnson  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3002

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court sentenced him as an armed career criminal under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e). The Sixth Circuit agreed that...

Gonzalez-De Leon v. Barr  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3583

Justia Opinion Summary: Gonzalez, a citizen of Guatemala, surrendered himself at the U.S. border and requested asylum. Gonzalez alleges that he would be persecuted and tortured because of his status as a former taxi driver if he is removed to G...

Natasha Fineout v. Del Kostanko
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1910
United States v. Diondre Smith
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1889
Abdolsalam Hussein v. R. Stephen Beecroft
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2110
Edwin Carrillo-Cruz v. William P. Barr
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4029
Jacqueline Rubio-Mauricio v. William P. Barr
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4136
United States v. Imanol Pineda Penaloza
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5907
United States v. Efrain Villa Villanueva
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5908
GGNSC Louisville Hillcreek v. Estate of Bramer  
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6059

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert was admitted to a nursing home multiple times. During his final stay, he fell out of bed, sustained a head injury, and later died. His estate sued in state court, alleging negligence, negligence per se, violations...

Mitchell v. MacLaren  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2444

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition for habeas relief. Petitioner raised two issues regarding whether the interrogating officer mislead him to believe that he did not have...

Hendrickson USA, LLC v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1144, 18-1315

Justia Opinion Summary: Hendrickson petitioned for review of the Board's finding that Hendrickson's statements constituted unfair labor practices because they coerced employees in the exercise of their rights under the National Labor Relations...

Hendrickson USA, LLC v. NLRB
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1315
Jeron Gaskin v. United States
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1957
Nancy Arsan v. Beth Keller
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3858
United States v. Anthony Lett
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3958
Paul Fisher v. Betsy Gordon
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4163
United States v. Gene Pendygraft
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5841
USA v. Charles Larry Bates
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6263
USA v. Charles Edward Bates
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6273
USA v. Robert Bates
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6284
USA v. Kinsey Bates
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6288
United States v. Damar Ruffin
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3507
United States v. Buchanan  
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3667

Justia Opinion Summary: Buchanan was convicted of one count each of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. The district court sentenced him to 50 months’ imprisonment. The Sixth Circuit vacated Bu...

Moreno-Martinez v. Barr  
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3798

Justia Opinion Summary: Moreno-Martinez, a citizen of Honduras, arrived in the U.S. in 1999, returned to Honduras in 2003, and reentered in 2004. In 2007, DHS issued “Notice to Appear” under 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(6)(A)(i), ordering Moreno-Martinez t...

Jennifer Darnell v. Woodbourne Investments, LLC
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5437
United States v. Anton Yarbrough
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5669
Jennifer Darnell v. Woodbourne Investments, LLC
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5926
Jennifer Darnell v. Woodbourne Investments, LLC
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5927
Jennifer Darnell v. Woodbourne Investments, LLC
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5955
United States v. Pineda-Duarte  
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6118

Justia Opinion Summary: Pineda-Duarte, a citizen of Mexico, has twice been removed for entering the U.S. without authorization. He returned again and went to Clark County. Kentucky State Police had under surveillance a farm that was suspected o...

Owens v. Parris  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5488

Justia Opinion Summary: Owens covered his estranged wife’s nose and mouth with duct tape, hogtied her arms and legs behind her back, and left her alone in a shed to die. A Tennessee jury convicted Owens in 2003 of second-degree murder. The tria...

United States v. Thomas Brown
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3431
United States v. $31,000.00 in U.S. Currency
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3701
United States v. Lonnie Bawgus
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5008
United States v. Hennessee  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5786

Justia Opinion Summary: Hennessee pled guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). The government sought an enhanced penalty under the Armed Career Criminal Act, section 924(e)(1) based on Hennessee’s three prior convicti...

United States v. Marvin Hayes
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5929
Bettye Steele v. Edward D. Jones & Co.
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5973
Andrew Wallace v. Edward W. Sparrow Hosp. Ass'n
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1334
Novak v. City of Parma  
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3373

Justia Opinion Summary: Novak created a “farcical Facebook account” that looked like the Parma Police Department’s official page. The page was up for 12 hours and published posts including a recruitment advertisement that “strongly encourag[ed]...

United States v. Kenneth Hamilton
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5127
Kenneth Hamilton v. United States
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5128
United States v. Timothy Thomas
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5785
United States v. Kenneth Nickerson
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2213
United States v. Bailey  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2388

Justia Opinion Summary: Clayton, the father of Bailey’s child, was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor. Bailey was present at Clayton’s trial when a victim, K.P., testified. K.P. and her mother reported that Bailey later threatened to...

United States v. Wiseman  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3904

Justia Opinion Summary: Elyria Police officers, dispatched to the house, observed blood on the frame of an open window. Wiseman appeared near a vehicle parked in the driveway and stated that there was a handgun on the driveway. The officers ent...

United States v. Christopher Smith
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6193
Peterson v. Heymes  
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-2270, 17-2281

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, Montgomery was sexually assaulted and murdered in her Kalkaska, Michigan home. Months later, 22-year-old Peterson was in jail on an unrelated charge. Another inmate informed officers that Peterson had made an in...

Jamie Peterson v. David Heymes
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2281
Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region v. DeWine  
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-3866, 17-3867

Justia Opinion Summary: A 2004 Ohio statute regulated the "off-label" prescription of mifepristone (RU-486), which is commonly used in conjunction with misoprostol, to induce first-trimester abortions without surgery. Planned Parenthood challe...

Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region v. Joseph Deters
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3867
Laith Francis v. William P. Barr
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3877
Ellis Bell, III v. United States
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6416
United States v. Ellis Bell, III
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6417
John Kelmendi v. Detroit Bd. of Educ.
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2287
Nohe Lorenzana-Montepeque v. William P. Barr
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3903
Tennessee v. United States Department of State  
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5478

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tennessee General Assembly alleged that the federal government violated the Spending Clause and the Tenth Amendment by enacting and implementing statutes that require states to provide Medicaid coverage to eligible r...

Vasquez v. Acevedo  
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5537

Justia Opinion Summary: A Colombian father brought his one-year-old son, TCG, to the United States, planning that TCG would stay with TCG’s Colombian mother, who was attempting to immigrate to the U.S. Mother was detained by INS in Texas, so fa...

John Brindley v. City of Memphis, Tenn.
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5753
In re Renegar Golf, LLC
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8047
Walker v. United States
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-5782, 17-5783
United States v. James Walker
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5783
Hartman v. Thompson  
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5220

Justia Opinion Summary: Fairness Campaign e-mailed a press release, stating that it would protest at the KFB-sponsored annual Ham Breakfast at the Kentucky State Fair, describing KFB’s policies as “anti-LGBT, anti-teacher, anti-union, anti-choi...

United States v. Michael Powell
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3654
Shelly Shull v. Walgreen Co.
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-5839
Marcus Mann v. United States
Date: July 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-6486