2020 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1293

Allstate Ins. Co. v. Michael Stack
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1061
Walter Vargo, Jr. v. D & M Tours, Inc.
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3380
Monclova Christian Academy v. Toledo-Lucas County. Health Department  
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4300

Justia Opinion Summary: The Health Department issued a resolution closing every school in the county—public, private, and parochial—for grades 7-12, effective December 4, to slow the spread of COVID-19. In the same county, gyms, tanning salons,...

United States v. Timothy Dennis Gowder
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5894
United States v. Anwar Mithavayani
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5911
United States v. James Combs
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5943
United States v. Pete Anthony Tyndale
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6032
United States v. Shannon Hixon
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6378
Karen Leisring v. Clerk of Hamilton Cnty. Mun. Court
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3395
Dorsa v. Miraca Life Sciences, Inc.  
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5007

Justia Opinion Summary: Dorsa, a Miraca executive, learned of a purported scheme to defraud the government. Dorsa filed a qui tam action, alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA). Dorsa was fired and added a claim for FCA retaliation,...

Meyers v. Cincinnati Board of Education  
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3974

Justia Opinion Summary: Gabriel Taye, an eight-year-old Carson Elementary student, tied a necktie to his bunk bed and hung himself. Two days earlier, another Carson student attacked Taye in a school bathroom, knocking Taye unconscious for more...

United States v. Jamar Garrison
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5753
United States v. Dionte Thompson
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3760
Dennis Black v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1419
Willie Wimberly v. Jack Kowalski
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2121
Sarah Cochran v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5519
United States v. Alford Robinson
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6482
Abudufatah Abdulla v. Kenneth Cuccinelli
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1576
United States v. Silvestre-Gregorio  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5801

Justia Opinion Summary: Silvestre-Gregorio, then age 16, entered the U.S. illegally in 2001. He was detained within weeks. At his removal hearing, he did not have an attorney but was assisted by an interpreter and a social worker. The interpret...

Jessica Jones v. David Wiseman
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5105
Outdoor Venture Corp. v. Philadelphia Indemnity Ins.
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5306
Perna v. Health One Credit Union  
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1965

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1971, Perna was hired by Health One, a federally-insured, Michigan-chartered credit union. Perna signed an employment agreement with an arbitration clause; it was set to expire in 2015. In 2014, the state concluded th...

United States v. Michael Mack
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3991
Jeffrey Deaner v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5113
Tony Odigie v. Nationstar Mortg.
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5750
Eric Hopson v. Connie Horton
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1876
John Collins v. James David Green
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5380
United States v. Henry  
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2445

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Henry was convicted of three counts of bank robbery, 18 U.S.C. 2113(a), and three counts of using or carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C. 924(c), each related to the associated bank robbery c...

United States v. Mahaffey  
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6061

Justia Opinion Summary: Mahaffey and another were arrested at the Cincinnati Airport for suspected drug trafficking. Each possessed luggage containing about 40 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana. Hidden within one of Mahaffey’s marijuana parcels...

Fras Audi v. William Barr
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3196
Donovan v. FirstCredit, Inc.  
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3485

Justia Opinion Summary: Donovan received from FirstCredit a letter demanding payment of a purported medical debt. The letter's envelope had two transparent glassine windows on its face, taking up most of the left half of the envelope. Because t...

EEOC v. HP Pelzer Auto. Sys.
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5288
Eberline v. Douglas J. Holdings, Inc.  
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1781

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs attended licensed Michigan cosmetology schools, each of which includes a clinic salon where students work toward the state’s 965-hour practical experience requirement. The salons are open to the public. Cu...

Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5230
United States v. Saloman Martinez
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5965
United States v. Tony Silva
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1240
John Heykoop v. Mich. State Police
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1688
PNC Bank Nat'l Ass'n v. Legal Advocacy, P.C.
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2381
United States v. Ronald Jackson, Jr.
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4206
Theriot v. Vashaw  
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1029

Justia Opinion Summary: Theriot drove the vehicle from which Matthews shot an AK-47, killing a pregnant woman and injuring three others. Theriot admitted to getting the gun, which he illegally owned. One witness testified that Theriot made the...

David Avery v. Jocelyn Benson
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1124
United States v. Freddie Wilson
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1191
United States v. $68,812.00 in U.S. Currency
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3189
Andrea Drake v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4074
Steven Johnson v. William Drake
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4075
Pamela Harris v. City of Akron, Ohio
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4101
United States v. Kevin Turner
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1477
Hale v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC  
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3412

Justia Opinion Summary: Hale, employed by Morgan Stanley since 1984, was disciplined on several occasions between 2013 and 2016. Hale initiated an arbitration action and requested damages for his claims of negligence, defamation, breach of fidu...

Eva Lemeh v. Carlton Ditto
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5495
Conti v. Arrowood Indemnity Co.  
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1172

Justia Opinion Summary: Conti attended the University of Michigan, 1999-2003, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in musical arts. Conti obtained private loans from Citibank totaling $76,049. Conti’s loan applications are all expressly “[f]or student...

Cornelius Berry v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co.
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1255
3799 Mill Run Partners, LLC v. City of Hilliard, Ohio
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3700
Clabo v. Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc.  
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5168

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Clabo underwent surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Clabo’s doctor implanted her with a TVT transvaginal mesh sling device that the Defendants manufactured. By 2006, she began expe...

Foster v. Board of Regents of the University of Michigan  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1314

Justia Opinion Summary: Foster and the respondent were classmates at the University of Michigan’s executive MBA program based in Los Angeles. Students participated in monthly, weekend sessions at a hotel. Foster developed a friendship with the...

United States v. Christopher Rishell
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2440
United States v. Marty Tuttle
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5956
United States v. Terry Michael
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1696
United States v. Hill  
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2229

Justia Opinion Summary: Hill drove Henderson, to a controlled drug buy, where Henderson sold an undercover officer 83.5 grams of methamphetamine. Two weeks later, Henderson met an undercover investigator at a hotel for another controlled purcha...

Ronald Ogle v. Sevier Cnty. Reg'l Planning Comm'n
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6327
James Fitzpatrick v. Bridgestone Retail Operations
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1481
United States v. Shuntario Johnson
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5141
United States v. Curtis Scott
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1733
United States v. Danny Bedwell
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5225
Walter Smith v. Union Ins. Co.
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5601
United States v. Amaris Wyman
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2036
United States v. Miller  
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5578

Justia Opinion Summary: When a Google employee views a digital file and confirms that it is child pornography, Google assigns the file a hash value (digital fingerprint). It then scans Gmail for files with the same value. Google learned that a...

United States v. Tyquez Ursery
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5218
Victor Taylor v. Thomas Simpson
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 14-6508
United States v. Walter Powell
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6461
Progressive Rail Inc. v. CSX Transportation, Inc.  
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5378

Justia Opinion Summary: Siemens shipped two electrical transformers from Germany to Kentucky. K+N arranged the shipping, retaining Blue Anchor Line. Blue Anchor issued a bill of lading, in which Siemens agreed not to sue downstream Blue Anchor...

United States v. Kevin Bish
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4079
United States v. Anthony Hayne
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3367
United States v. James Sherrill
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5206
United States v. Willis  
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5229

Justia Opinion Summary: Willis was charged in Kentucky state court with murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. The gun charge was severed from the other charges before trial....

Maur v. Hage-Korban  
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5301

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Korban and his medical practice Delta, practice diagnostic and interventional cardiology. In 2007, Dr. Deming filed a qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3729(a)(1)(A)–(C), (G) against Korban,...

Danville Christian Academy Inc. v. Beshear  
Date: November 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6341

Justia Opinion Summary: On November 18, 2020, in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Kentucky Governor Beshear issued Executive Order 2020-969, prohibiting in-person instruction at all public and private elementary and secondary schools; ele...

Walid Abdulahad v. William P. Barr
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4191
Thompson v. Skipper  
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1779

Justia Opinion Summary: Thompson sold heroin to a confidential informant. After the second controlled buy, police obtained a warrant to search the apartment where the transactions occurred. On their way to execute the warrant, police encountere...

Walid Abdulahad v. William P. Barr
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3496
Pollini v. Robey  
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5131

Justia Opinion Summary: While burglarizing a garage, Pollini was confronted by Zeigler and fled. Zeigler alerted Pruitt that a burglar was in the area. Pollini had left his tools in Zeigler’s garage. Plank drove him back to the garage. Pruitt a...

United States v. Nathan Wagoner
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5954
United States v. Budzynski  
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1264

Justia Opinion Summary: Budzynski pleaded guilty to five counts related to fraudulently obtaining Social Security benefits totaling $48,306 in overpayments. She was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay restitution and a specia...

Hernandez-Serrano v. Barr  
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3175

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Hernandez-Serrano, age 16, entered the U.S. without inspection and was placed in removal proceedings. A year later, a Tennessee juvenile court made findings that rendered Hernandez-Serrano potentially eligible f...

RJ Control Consultants, Inc. v. Multiject, LLC  
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1009

Justia Opinion Summary: Rogers owned RJ Control. Elder owns Multiject, which engineers and sells accessories for plastic injection molding. In 2008, the parties entered into an oral agreement. Rogers developed a control system for injection mol...

DeAngela Solomon v. CARite Corporate, LLC
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1020
United States v. Kwasi Oppong
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3132
United States v. Cortezes Diming
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3152
Alyssa Portnoy v. Nat'l Credit Sys., Inc.
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3271
United States v. Ryan Gaston
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3769
In re William Harold Thomas
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8002
United States v. Jesus Inzunza-Arenas
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3830
United States v. Charles Goode, Jr.
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4169
Myra Huls v. Mark Davis
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6196
United States v. Jones  
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3701

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2019, Jones pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base and was sentenced to the mandatory minimum of 10 years’ imprisonment. Jones filed a pro se emergency motion, seeking...

United States v. Jacqueline Key
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5231
Alan Trowbridge v. Jeffrey Woods
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1434
United States v. Dominique Harris
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1968
United States v. Donnell Davenport
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2442
Walter Melara Martinez v. Christopher LaRose
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3908
United States v. Daniel Parker
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3909
Davis v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co.  
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6091

Justia Opinion Summary: Davis, insured under a Hartford long-term disability policy, began missing work due to chronic back pain, neuropathy, and fatigue caused by multiple myeloma. Relying on the opinion of Davis’s oncologist, Dr. Reddy, Hartf...

April Fakhoury v. John O'Reilly, Jr.
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1571
United States v. Tisdale  
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1901, 19-1903, 19-1944

Justia Opinion Summary: Tisdale, Davis, and Hill held prominent positions in Detroit's "Playboy Gangster Crips," which committed hundreds of home invasions. On January 31, 2017, Tisdale and other gang members approached a house on Stout Street,...

United States v. Dangelo Davis
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1903
United States v. Winston Hill
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1944
Lawrence Wohleber, Jr. v. Jennifer Skurko
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3223
Lawrence Wohleber, Jr. v. Jennifer Skurko
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3225
United States v. Thomas Elliott
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6368
United States v. Thomas Elliott
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6369
United States v. Thomas Elliott
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6370
United States v. Thomas Elliott
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6371
Alemarah v. General Motors, LLC  
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1346

Justia Opinion Summary: Alemarah sued her former employer, GM, in both state and federal court, claiming employment discrimination based upon identical factual allegations. The state suit asserted state claims, the federal suit, federal claims....

Anas Elhady v. David Pekoske
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3582
Anas Elhady v. David Pekoske
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3799
Anas Elhady v. David Pekoske
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3970
United States v. Stanford Coleman
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5323
United States v. Levar Lemont Elliott
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2113
Ishan Al-Koorwi v. William P. Barr
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3075
United States v. Marcus Boyd
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5999
United States v. Mukes  
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5134

Justia Opinion Summary: Mukes was arrested after a dispute with his girlfriend, Davis. He pled guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). Davis claimed that Mukes had fired the gun into the air four times. Mukes denied...

Amir Shabo v. William P. Barr
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4109
United States v. Jeffery Stokes
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5934
Zirbel v. Ford Motor Co.  
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1149

Justia Opinion Summary: Donna’s former husband, Carl, retired from Ford in 1998 and participated in Ford’s retirement plan. “In the event of an error” in calculating a pension, the plan requires a beneficiary to return the overpayment “without...

United States v. Deontae Wilson
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3256
United States v. Matthew O'Neal
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5006
Johnson v. City of Saginaw  
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1208

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson’s Saginaw restaurant was rented out for a birthday party. A gang-related fight began inside Johnson’s building and became a gunfight in the street. City officials suspended Johnson's business license and water se...

United States v. John Simer II
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3784
United States v. Caleb Lambert
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3711
Bank of the Ozarks v. Perfect Health Skin & Body Center
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2040
United States v. Grant  
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3824

Justia Opinion Summary: Federal prisoner Grant was detained at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center NEOCC while awaiting sentencing for armed robbery. NEOCC, a privately owned and operated prison, contracts with the U.S. Marshals Service to h...

United States v. Edward Lightning
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4059
Altin Shuti v. William Barr
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4224
United States v. Clancy  
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6367

Justia Opinion Summary: Clancy and a partner went to rob a Memphis store. Clancy wore a white hoodie, red pants with white letters, red shoes, a black mask, black gloves, and had a gun. His partner wore a black hoodie, black pants, a black mask...

Flowers v. WestRock Services, Inc.  
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1230

Justia Opinion Summary: Flowers worked as a pipefitter and welder for 30 years at Graphic before retiring. A few years later, WestRock was looking for pipefitters. WestRock’s online application included sections titled “Required Skills and Expe...

Ronald Lisan v. Robert Wilkie
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3134
1701 Express, INC v. HHS
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3155
Write Start Early Christian Educ. Center v. National Fire & Marine Ins.
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3456
Mendy Barnett v. Dep't of Children's Services
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5010
Mendy Barnett v. Dep't of Children's Services
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5032
United States v. Michael Berenson
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1550
United States v. Robert Cechini
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2339
United States v. Hall  
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5329

Justia Opinion Summary: Hall was convicted of 11 counts of bank fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1344(1), and one count of identity theft, 18 U.S.C. 1028A(a)(1). During her trial, Hall admitted that she signed her children’s, niece’s, and sister’s names and al...

Bryan Ennis v. State of Tennessee
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6334
United States v. Curtis Jordan
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6494
Kruti Desai v. Charter Communications
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5466
Kruti Desai v. Charter Communications
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5467
Robert Davis v. Detroit Public Sch. Cmty. Dist.
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2304
Henry Navas-Medina v. William Barr
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3986
Island Creek Kentucky Mining Co. v. William Belt
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4098
In re Glenview Health Care Facility, Inc.  
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8028

Justia Opinion Summary: Glenview, a Glasgow, Kentucky nursing home, jointly owned by Bush and Howlett for over 30 years, filed a voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The Official Creditors Committee was formed and filed an application to r...

United States v. Alebbini  
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3647

Justia Opinion Summary: FBI agents arrested Alebbini, a Jordanian national who immigrated to the U.S. in 2009 and became a permanent resident in 2014, at the Cincinnati Airport, suspecting that he was attempting to travel to Turkey and then Sy...

United States v. Malachi Scurry
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4038
United States v. Daemonte Sims
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4058
United States v. Daemonte Sims
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4094
Bobbie Jo Kooman v. Boulder Bluff Condominiums
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1219
Tenley Good v. BioLife Plasma Services, L.P.
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1236
United States v. Leonard Overmyer, III
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2448
Basim Al-Saedi v. William Barr
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3128
United States v. Bryan Goins
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6319
David Gearhart v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3222
David Bohler v. City of Fairview, Tenn.
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5016
Pogue v. Principal Life Insurance Co.  
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5133

Justia Opinion Summary: Pogue, believing that he had a severe anxiety disorder that prevented him from practicing as a family doctor, submitted a disability claim to his long-term disability insurers: Northwestern Mutual and Principal Life. Pog...

Brittany Bryant v. Robert Wilkie
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5253
United States v. Denver Lee
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2054
United States v. Ruffin  
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3599

Justia Opinion Summary: An informant told the DEA that Ruffin planned to drive to Columbus to purchase heroin from Mexican drug traffickers. She described the SUV, provided the license plate number, and stayed in contact throughout the trip. Ag...

Ryan v. Blackwell  
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6447

Justia Opinion Summary: Ryan, a tenured professor of journalism at the University of Kentucky, was accused of misusing department resources to make a larger profit off a textbook he had authored. He was asked to resign but refused to do so. Rya...

Crystal Thomas v. Aaron Bauman
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1182
Mario Reyes-Romero v. William P. Barr
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3783
Quincy Saenz v. Kohl's Department Stores
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1517
FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3322
Bribiesca v. Barr  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3948

Justia Opinion Summary: Morales became a lawful U.S. permanent resident in 2001. In 2006 she traveled to Guadalajara and stayed for several months. She flew to Tijuana and called her cousin, Guadalupe, a U.S. citizen living in California. Guad...

United States v. David Garcia
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1496
United States v. Miguel Garcia
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1498
United States v. Javier Robles
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2050
United States v. Kenneth Calhoun
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2284
United States v. Jesse Gray
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5951
Stockdale v. Helper  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5269

Justia Opinion Summary: Williamson County District Attorney Helper told other officials that she distrusted Fairview Police officers Stockdale and Dunning and that she would not “take their cases.” Helper wrote to the city manager (Collins): “...

Alison O'Donnell v. University Hospitals Cleveland
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3397
United States v. Hazelwood
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6023
United States v. Heather Jones
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6101
United States v. Scott Wombold
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6102
Waskul v. Washtenaw County Community Mental Health  
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1400

Justia Opinion Summary: Community Mental Health modified the methodology through which it allocated funding to individuals with disabilities receiving community living support services under a Medicaid waiver received by Michigan. Individuals r...

Timothy Finley v. Mandi Salmi
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2294
Gatewood v. United States  
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6297

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, Gatewood was convicted of two counts of kidnapping and one count of robbery affecting interstate commerce. The court determined that Gatewood’s four prior Arkansas robbery convictions qualified as serious violen...

Borror Property Management, LLC v. Oro Karric North, LLC  
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3146

Justia Opinion Summary: Oro contracted for Borror to manage Oro’s residential apartments. Each management contract stated: “If either party shall notify the other that any matter is to be determined by arbitration,” the parties would proceed to...

Troutman v. Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections  
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5290

Justia Opinion Summary: Troutman, a daily user of heroin and methamphetamine, committed suicide in pretrial detention after LMDC jail officials placed him in solitary confinement despite a recent suicide attempt while in LMDC custody. A medica...

United States v. Payton  
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1811

Justia Opinion Summary: On July 24, 2020, the district court denied Payton’s motion for compassionate release or a reduction of his sentence under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(1)(A). A notice of appeal, dated August 9, was filed in the district court on A...

Tennial v. REI Nation, LLC  
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5358

Justia Opinion Summary: After Tennial’s mortgage company foreclosed on her home, she filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition. Her petition triggered an automatic stay of any further action against her home, allowing her to continue living there,...

Golden Living Center v. HHS
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3755
Marathon Petroleum Co. v. Noil Petroleum Corp.
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3228
United States v. Joshua Ewing
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6318
Yatinder Singhal v. Basil Simon
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2079
United States v. Anthony Wallace
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2177
United States v. Fletcher  
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3153

Justia Opinion Summary: Fletcher was convicted of importuning a minor under Ohio law. Under the terms of his probation, Fletcher “[a]greed to a search without warrant of [his] person, [his] motor vehicle or [his] place of residence by a Probat...

United States v. Phillip Blough
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3170
Seth Taylor v. Davidson Cnty. Sheriff's Dep't
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5627
United States v. Jeffrey Carter
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5289
Valhalla Investment Properties v. 502, LLC
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5464
United States v. Ruffin  
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5748

Justia Opinion Summary: Ruffin was convicted for a drug-trafficking scheme. The court calculated Ruffin’s guidelines range as 30 years’ to life imprisonment. Ruffin had a blood disorder that had caused him to suffer four strokes. He regularly...

American Freedom Defense Initiative v. Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1311

Justia Opinion Summary: SMART manages a public-transportation system for the counties in and around Detroit. For a fee, parties may display advertisements on the inside and outside of SMART’s buses and bus shelters. SMART guidelines prohibit “p...

United States v. Wilson  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3394

Justia Opinion Summary: Wilson was arrested after he ran from a routine traffic stop. Police searched the area where Wilson was apprehended and discovered two baggies of cocaine and a loaded handgun. Wilson, with previous convictions for multip...

United States v. Andrew Davison
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3594
United States v. Jusean Foster
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3555
Dennis Richard v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc.
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4042
Dennis Richard v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc.
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4088
United States v. Jeremy Roberts
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6337
Raymond Shavers v. Almont Township, Mich.
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1291
Priorities USA v. Nessel  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1931

Justia Opinion Summary: Voter-advocacy organizations challenged Michigan statutes regulating absentee ballots and mandating that no one “hire a motor vehicle or other conveyance or cause the same to be done, for conveying voters, other than vot...

Phillip Roberts v. Coffee County, Tenn.
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5194
Keahey v. Marquis  
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4106

Justia Opinion Summary: Keahey and McGill lived with their daughter and two boys, the product of McGill’s prior relationship with Hampton. Hampton came to the house, pulled out a knife, charged Keahey, and stabbed him in the back. Keahey and Mc...

Mercy West v. William P. Barr
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3841
United States v. Antwan Hutchinson
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4003
Jamie Gilbo v. Agment, LLC
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3287
United States v. John Brown
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5003
George Bavelis v. Ted Doukas
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3051
George Bavelis v. Ted Doukas
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3052
Joshua Jones v. United States
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5229
United States v. Matthew Boeve
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1102
Maryville Baptist Church, Inc. v. Andrew G. Beshear
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5427
Roberts v. Neace  
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Numbers: 20-5465, 20-5427

Justia Opinion Summary: Kentucky Governor Beshear, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, prohibited “[a]ll mass gatherings,” including faith-based events.” The order excepts “normal operations at airports, bus and train stations, . . . shopping...

Memphis A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Hargett  
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6141

Justia Opinion Summary: Organizations involved in voter outreach in Tennessee and one individual Tennessee voter sued Tennessee government officials involved in election enforcement, challenging the Tennessee statutory scheme that governs absen...

EMW Women's Surgical Center, P.S.C. v. Friedlander  
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6161

Justia Opinion Summary: A 1998 Kentucky law requires abortion facilities to obtain transfer agreements with local hospitals and transport agreements with local ambulance services, Ky. Rev. Stat. (KRS) 216B.0435; 2017 regulations imposed stricte...

United States v. Darrell Mitchell
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1984
Elizabeth Goodwin v. Richland County, Ohio
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3243
United States v. Allen Keefer
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4148
United States v. Eric Burrows
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4155
United States v. $1,264,000.00 in U.S. Currency
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4262
John Hankins v. City of Inkster, Mich.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1196
United States v. Margaret Temponeras
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3192
United States v. Palos  
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4186

Justia Opinion Summary: Police searched Palos’s residence on suspicion of drug trafficking and found narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and a firearm. Palos admitted that he had purchased the firearm “off the streets.” It was later confirmed to be...

Memphis A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Hargett  
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-6046

Justia Opinion Summary: Tennessee voters must apply to vote absentee. The county administrator of elections determines whether the voter has established eligibility to vote absentee, and compares the signature of the voter on the request with t...

United States v. Mark Hazelwood
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6023
United States v. Heather Jones
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6101
United States v. Wombold  
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-6102, 18-6023, 18-6101

Justia Opinion Summary: Pilot Flying J, headquartered in Knoxville, operates hundreds of truck stops nationwide and sells billions of gallons of diesel fuel annually to trucking companies. Employees in Pilot’s direct-sales division falsely pro...

DaVita, Inc. v. Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan  
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4039

Justia Opinion Summary: Beginning in‌ ‌‌2017,‌ ‌DaVita‌ ‌provided‌ ‌dialysis‌ ‌treatment‌ ‌to‌ ‌Patient‌ ‌A,‌ ‌who was ‌diagnosed‌ ‌ with‌ ‌end-stage‌ ‌renal‌ ‌disease‌ ‌(ESRD).‌ ‌‌Patient‌ ‌A‌ assigned his‌ ‌insurance‌ ‌rights‌ ‌to‌ ‌DaVita.‌...

Fuerst v. Secretary of the Air Force  
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4139

Justia Opinion Summary: Fuerst fell at a military base, which left her disabled. She returned to work part-time. The Air Force removed Fuerst from service after determining that her ability to work only part-time was affecting the office’s miss...

United States v. Zyshonne Austin
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3041
Mohlman v. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority  
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3257

Justia Opinion Summary: Mohlman became a licensed securities professional in 2001. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a not-for-profit member organization, regulates practice in the securities industry and enforces disciplinary action...

James Saltmarshall v. Prime Healthcare Servs.
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1898
United States v. Chesley Peyton
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5883
Garrett Dwyse v. William Federspiel
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2333
A. Philip Randolph Inst. of OH v. Frank LaRose
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-4063
United States v. Jennifer Moore
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5014
United States v. Oscar Collado-Rivera
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3638
United States v. Aesha Johnson
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4000
United States v. Lee Blomquist
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2111
United States v. Blomquist  
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-2112, 19-2111

Justia Opinion Summary: The warrant to search Blomquist's father's property permitted a full search of the property, including outbuildings. Officers encountered Blomquist walking out of a chicken coop. He waived his rights, took the officers...

En Hua Zhu v. William Barr
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4102
United States v. Alfred Werman
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4205
Ronald Ramos v. William Barr
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3042
Jonattan Guerra-Canales v. William Barr
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3144
McCormick v. Butler  
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 17-6331

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, McCormick was convicted as a felon in possession of a firearm, which carries a 10-year maximum sentence. The district court sentenced McCormick under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e)(1), wh...

Rudd v. City of Norton Shores  
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1226

Justia Opinion Summary: Rudd alleged that his ex-wife abducted their sons with assistance from her attorney (Meyers), during a child custody dispute. Rudd called the police but alleges that they refused to help him because Meyers is married to...

Todd Courser v. Mich. House of Representatives
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1840
United States v. Jeremiah Cheff
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2065
United States v. Patrick Griffin
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3572
Bennett v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County  
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5818

Justia Opinion Summary: Bennett worked at the Metro Government Emergency Communications Center (ECC) for 16 years. On November 9, 2016, Bennett, a white woman, responded to someone else's comment on her public-facing Facebook profile, using som...

United States v. Stephen Patterson, Jr.
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6187
United States v. Alberto Lopez Paniagua
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6345
Zipkin Whiting, Co. v. Robert Barr
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3300
United States v. Tyler Hall
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3838
Consol of Ky., Inc. v. Allen Madden
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4089
Brenda Paz-Martinez v. William Barr
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4271
Martha Castellon-Vogel v. Int'l Paper Co.
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3319
Vapor Technology Association v. United States Food and Drug Administration  
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5199

Justia Opinion Summary: The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) allows the FDA to regulate tobacco products. Tobacco products that were not on the market in February 2007 or that were modified after that date must obtai...

United States v. Kevin Foster
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3523
Pineda v. Hamilton County  
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3839

Justia Opinion Summary: Pineda visited a Cincinnati nightclub that used private bouncers and off-duty Hamilton County deputies for parking lot security. Three deputies worked that night, in uniform. Around 2:30 a.m., a fight broke out. Pineda...

United States v. Robert Lawson
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4255
United States v. Samuel Culp
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6291
Howell v. Father Maloney's Boys' Haven  
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5122

Justia Opinion Summary: The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services regulates the placement of at-risk children in the Commonwealth’s custody. Father Maloney’s Boys and Girls Haven, a private, non-profit entity, educates, treats, and pr...

Freed v. Thomas  
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2312

Justia Opinion Summary: Freed owed $735.43 in taxes ($1,109.06 with penalties) on his property valued at about $97,000. Freed claims he did not know about the debt because he cannot read well. Gratiot County’s treasurer filed an in-rem action u...

United States v. French  
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5104

Justia Opinion Summary: French, with two others, confronted the victim at gunpoint as she was driving, demanded that she exit her car and after she complied, drove away in her vehicle. Weeks later, the three men committed a second carjacking, a...

United States v. Toriono Burton
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4158
United States v. Mikhy Farrera-Brochez
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6152
United States v. Samuel Gann
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6287
Moussa Sow Bolo v. William Barr
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3153
United States v. John Mobasseri
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3792
United States v. Alston  
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3884

Justia Opinion Summary: Alston received a sentencing enhancement under U.S.S.G. 4B1.1 for his prior convictions under Ohio Revised Code 2925.03(A)(1), which criminalizes offers to sell drugs. Alston’s initial Guidelines range was 188-235 months...

Anthony Kuklinski v. TREA
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5489
United States v. Kane Malone
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6109
David Bohler v. City of Fairview, Tenn.
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5016
United States v. Johnny Nixon, Jr.
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5255
In re Ormet Corp.
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8007
Kidis v. Reid  
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1673

Justia Opinion Summary: Kidis, driving home, after drinking heavily, caused a minor accident, exited his vehicle, and fled. Officer Reid attempted to arrest Kidis; he fled with a handcuff attached to his wrist. He jumped barbed-wire fences befo...

United States v. William Brown, II
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2488
Celso Ajqui Gomez v. William Barr
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3235
Chad Thompson v. Mike DeWine
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3526
In re Nat'l Prescription Opiate Litig.
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4097
In re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation  
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-4099, 19-4097

Justia Opinion Summary: In multi-district litigation (MDL), the district court certified an opt-out “negotiation class” under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, consisting of all cities and counties (34,458 identified entities) throughout the...

United States v. Cruz  
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4160

Justia Opinion Summary: Cruz pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with intent to engage in sexual activity; receiving child pornography; and transporting child pornography. Cruz, then 37, had maintained a two-year online relationship with the...

United States v. Baker  
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5636

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Render saw a new warrant to arrest Baker for receiving stolen property. A judge had issued this warrant on the ground that Baker had received a stolen Nextbook tablet. The subject who pawned the tablet revealed t...

United States v. Snoddy  
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6089

Justia Opinion Summary: Trooper Malone stopped Snoddy for speeding and learned that there were Georgia warrants out for Snoddy’s arrest, including for drug crimes. Malone and another officer arrested Snoddy on the warrants. Malone suspected th...

Hiller, LLC v. Success Group International Learning Alliance, LLC  
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6115

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Hiller, the largest home-services company in Tennessee, became a paying “member” of Success Group, which offers management advice and customer-service training to home-services companies. Clockwork owned Success...

United States v. Dwayne Canada
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6283
Jose Esparza-Espino v. William Barr
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4203
Angelo E. Iafrate v. Angelo Iafrate, Inc.
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1631
B & G Towing, LLC v. City of Detroit, Mich.
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2089
United States v. Brandon Kelly
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2244
Austin Griffith v. Franklin County, Ky.
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5378
Austin Griffith v. Franklin County, Ky.
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5438
Austin Griffith v. Franklin County, Ky.
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5439
Griffith v. Franklin County  
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-5440, 19-5378, 19-5438, 19-5439

Justia Opinion Summary: Griffith was arrested after a failed robbery attempt and was held at Franklin County Regional Jail. Griffith suffered seizures six days into his detention. He was sent to a local hospital, where he suffered another seizu...

United States v. William McGuire, Jr.
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5649
United States v. Karl Hood
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5979
Timothy Fox v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5332
United States v. Harvey Harris
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2253
Dafinka Stojcevski v. Macomb County, Mich.
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2266
United States v. Walter Brown, Jr.
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3762
United States v. Mohamed Abdi
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1782
Melanie Beckemeyer v. Gelco Corp.
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3172
Chad Thompson v. Michael DeWine
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3526
Ervine Davenport v. Duncan MacLaren
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2267
Kevin Matthews v. City of Dearborn, Mich.
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1592
United States v. Jacob Hollin
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1797
United States v. Schrank  
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5903

Justia Opinion Summary: Schrank visited the dark web and downloaded “nearly 1,000 images of babies and toddlers being forcibly, violently, and sadistically penetrated.” After a government investigation identified Schrank, he confessed and pled...

Floyd Lofties v. Elizabeth Grabel SP567
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3335
Simmons v. United States  
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1757

Justia Opinion Summary: Simmons pleaded guilty to drug charges. Simmons’s judgment became final on September 22, 2016, He had until September 22, 2017, to file a motion to vacate. On August 13, 2018, Simmons moved to vacate his sentence under...

Gerics v. Trevino  
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1955

Justia Opinion Summary: Gerics and Monahan were Flint, Michigan neighbors. Gerics was regarded as “unstable” and was notorious for occupying others’ property and digging holes. Monahan was the neighborhood association president. Gerics, over s...

Hanover American Insurance Co. v. Tattooed Millionaire Entertainment, LLC  
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-5483, 19-5562, 19-5551, 19-5550

Justia Opinion Summary: The House of Blues music studio in Memphis suffered a burglary and arson in 2015. Brown owned House of Blues through TME. He and two tenants, Falls and Mott, submitted insurance claims to Hanover for the loss. Brown sub...

Hanover Am. Ins. Co. v. Tattooed Millionaire Ent'mt
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5550
Hanover Am. Ins. Co. v. Tattooed Millionaire Ent'mt
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5551
Hanover Am. Ins. Co. v. Tattooed Millionaire Ent'mt
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5562
Dassault Systèmes, SA v. Keith Childress
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2175
Dassault Systèmes, SA v. Keith Childress
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2239
Dassault Systèmes, SA v. Keith Childress
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2416
Quantum Sail Design Group, LLC v. Jannie Reuvers Sails, Ltd.
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2348
Marvin Gabrion, II v. United States
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2382
Jacqueline Harrison v. Soave Enter., LLC
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1176
United States v. Babubhai Rathod
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1385
United States v. Babubhai Rathod
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1453
United States v. Flores  
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6011

Justia Opinion Summary: A fight broke out between federal penitentiary inmates. When another inmate attempted to intervene, Flores and another inmate attacked the intervenor, stabbing him at least six times with prison-made “shanks.” The victi...

United States v. Leonard Glover
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5126
Royal Truck & Trailer Sales & Service, Inc. v. Kraft  
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1235

Justia Opinion Summary: Royal employed Kraft and Matthews (Defendants) in its sales team. Royal’s employee handbook prohibited using company equipment for personal activities; unauthorized use, retention, or disclosure of any of Royal’s resour...

O.L. Matthews v. Harleysville Lake States Ins.
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1994
United States v. Adam Wilson
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3471
Adrienne Hood v. City of Columbus, Ohio
Date: September 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4048
Coleman v. Bradshaw  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 15-3442

Justia Opinion Summary: In January 1996, Coleman killed Stevens to keep her from testifying against him at his trial on charges of drug trafficking. A jury convicted him for aggravated murder (with a capital-specification for his killing a witn...

United States v. Lee  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2391

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Lee, age 21, was convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct after he pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old whom he met at a bar that required patrons to be at least 18 years ol...

International Outdoor, Inc. v. City of Troy  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1151, 19-1399

Justia Opinion Summary: International, an outdoor advertising company, sought to erect digital billboards in two separate locations within the City of Troy. International's permit and variance applications were denied. International filed suit...

International Outdoor, Inc. v. City of Troy, Mich.
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1399
Kurt Hammond v. Oakland Cty., Mich.
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2366
Sysco Grand Rapids, LLC v. NLRB
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2371
Sysco Grand Rapids, LLC v. NLRB
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2421
Lipman v. Budish  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3914

Justia Opinion Summary: Ta’Naejah, born in 2011, was in the custody of her mother, who severely abused her, including through repeated burnings and beatings. Ta’Naejah was hospitalized and interviewed by Cuyahoga County caseworkers, but ultimat...

United States v. Kimberly Jones
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5673
Kirilenko-Ison v. Board of Education of Danville Independent Schools  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5767

Justia Opinion Summary: Two nurses, employed by the Board of Education, claim that the School Board retaliated against them for advocating for the rights of students who are disabled within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act (AD...

United States v. Duncan Burks  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6010

Justia Opinion Summary: Burks was a Gangster Disciple member with leadership and enforcement responsibility. On November 3, 2012, another member, Hardison, went to a Clarksville, Tennessee club, where members of the rival “Bloods” attacked him....

Mitchell v. Genovese  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6070

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1986, Mitchell, a black man, was convicted by an all-white jury of raping two white women in Tennessee. It is undisputed that the prosecution’s decision to strike a black prospective juror violated the Supreme Court’s...

Anthony Hart v. Hillsdale Cty., Mich.
Date: September 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1305
Hart v. Hillsdale County  
Date: September 3, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-1307, 18-1305

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Michigan narrowed the crimes covered by the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) making Hart, who had been a juvenile offender, no longer a “sex offender.” Local officials required him to continue registering as...

United States v. Angel Cordero
Date: September 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3540
United States v. Velasquez  
Date: September 3, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-3543, 19-3540

Justia Opinion Summary: Cordero and Velasquez, convicted of conspiring to commit murder for hire and conspiring to distribute one kilogram of cocaine, argued that their convictions were not supported by sufficient evidence and challenged the ad...

Gerald Hand v. Marc Houk
Date: September 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4007
Does v. Haaland  
Date: September 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6347

Justia Opinion Summary: On January 18, 2019, the plaintiffs went with Covington Catholic High School classmates to Washington, D.C. to attend the March for Life. They later gathered near the Lincoln Memorial to await buses to return to Kentucky...

Alicia Pedreira v. Sunrise Children's Services, Inc.
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5680
United States v. Gary Hairston
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1526
James Yarber v. M.J. Electric, LLC
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2176
Pamela Burns v. Taurus Int'l Mfg.
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6383
Detroit Unity Fund v. Gretchen Whitmer
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1817
United States v. Bryan Bailey
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5607
United States v. Calvin Bailey
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5901
United States v. Bailey  
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-5903, 18-5607, 18-5901

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Sandra, Calvin, and their son Bryan Bailey of conspiring to commit healthcare fraud and other related crimes (18 U.S.C. 371, 1343, 1347; 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b). The three, working for medical equipment comp...

Johnny Phillips v. Anna Valentine
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6184
Billie McKinney v. Connie Horton
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1412
Black v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.  
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1419

Justia Opinion Summary: Title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) creates an insurance program to protect employees’ pension benefits. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)—a wholly-owned corporation of t...

Joyce Ramsey v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1579
Joseph Fortin v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1581
Michael Shoops v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1586
Anthony Hutchins v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1889
Vicky Harris v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1977
Columbia MHC East, LLC v. Melody Stewart
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3748
Flack v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-3886, 19-1579, 19-1581, 19-1586, 19-1889, 19-1977

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs sought Social Security disability and/or supplemental security income benefits. In each case, the application was denied, and an ALJ upheld the denial. The Appeals Council denied relief. The plaintiffs sou...

John Lowery v. Mike Parris
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5809
Hurt v. Commerce Energy, Inc.  
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4058

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs were employed by Just Energy, a group of affiliated energy supply companies, as door-to-door solicitors. Just Energy paid them exclusively on a commission basis. Plaintiffs signed independent contractor agreem...

Dimora v. United States  
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4260

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998-2010, Dimora served as one of three Cuyahoga County Commissioners. An FBI investigation revealed that Dimora had received over $250,000 in gifts from individuals with business before the County, including home re...

Faisal Khalaf v. Ford Motor Co.
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1435
Khalaf v. Ford Motor Co.  
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1468

Justia Opinion Summary: Faisal Khalaf, Ph.D., who is of Lebanese descent, sued Ford, his former employer, and his former supervisors under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, and 42 U.S.C. 1981. He claimed th...

Garza v. Lansing School District  
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1645

Justia Opinion Summary: Duval, a special education teacher in the Lansing district, was under the supervision of Bacon until 2011. Several teachers reported Duval’s physical abuse of students. Bacon apparently did not address those reports. Whe...

United States v. Eric Todd
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6074
West v. Kentucky Horse Racing Commission  
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6333

Justia Opinion Summary: In 144 years of the Kentucky Derby, only one horse to cross the finish line first had been disqualified. No winning horse had ever been disqualified for misconduct during the race itself. In 2019, at the 145th Derby, “Ma...

In re: Christopher Barksdale
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-8008
NLRB v. Roemer Indus., Inc.
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2356
NLRB v. Roemer Indus., Inc.
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2397
Golf Village North v. City of Powell, Ohio
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3920
Cecil Goff v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co.
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4078
United States v. Abdalla  
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5967

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tennessee Judicial Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated Abdalla for suspected narcotics trafficking. The Tennessee judge who signed the warrant permitting officers to search Abdalla’s...

Kathleen O'Keeffe v. Continental Casualty Co.
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3014
Gregg Fledderjohann v. Celina City School Bd. of Educ.
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3021
Ded Rranxburgaj v. Chad Wolf
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2148
Lowe v. Walbro LLC  
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2386

Justia Opinion Summary: Lowe, born in 1958, worked for Walbro for 41 years and was promoted several times, becoming the Cass City facility Area Manager in 2014. Cass City evolved from producing carburetors to focus on blow molding and robotics...

Willman v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2405

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, Willman was convicted for violating a Michigan sexual assault law. He served 10 years in prison and completed parole. Willman registered on Michigan’s sex offender registry. Congress, in 2006, passed the Sex Off...

Ellen Abdur-Rahim v. City of Columbus, Ohio
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4253
United States v. Williams  
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5803

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Williams pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 841(a). Williams’s PSR calculated a Guidelines range of 262-327 months' imprisonment. The government file...

Debra Brusch v. United States
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6308
Taylor v. Simpson  
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 14-6508

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1984, two 17-year-old Caucasian students were car-jacked, sodomized, robbed, and murdered by Taylor and Wade, both African-Americans. A witness picked Wade from a line-up. Wade confessed, naming Taylor as the sole sho...

Effyis, Inc. v. Darren Kelly
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2400
Thompson v. Marietta Education Association  
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4217

Justia Opinion Summary: The Marietta Education Association serves as the exclusive bargaining representative for the school district’s employees. After the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME (2018), Thompson sued the Association and th...

Andre Hunt v. Frank Sunquist
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4264
Milton Rhea v. W. Tenn. Crime & Drug Task Force
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6284
Jeronique Cunningham v. Tim Shoop
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 11-3005
United States v. Christian Sherrill
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5815
United States v. Eddie Poindexter
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5817
United States v. Somerville  
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-5983, 19-5815, 19-5817

Justia Opinion Summary: Sherrill, Poindexter, and Somerville were indicted on multiple counts arising out of their attempted robbery of Edwards, a drug dealer, during which Edwards was killed. Following a jury trial, all three were convicted of...

Atkins v. Parker  
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6243

Justia Opinion Summary: Hepatitis C is a contagious, progressive virus that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, and ultimately death. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. Doctors previously treated the virus using interferons; th...

Jason Ragland v. BM2 Freight Services, Inc.
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6340
Kishore v. Whitmer  
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1661

Justia Opinion Summary: Kishore and Santa Cruz seek to have their names placed on the Michigan ballot as candidates for president and vice president, without complying with the state’s ballot-access laws. They contend that the ballot-access req...

Jeronique Cunningham v. Tim Shoop
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3429
Henkel of America, Inc. v. Craig Bell
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1351
George Marvaso v. Richard Sanchez
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1857
George Marvaso v. John Adams
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1870
Marvaso v. Adams  
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1882, 19-1857, 19-1870

Justia Opinion Summary: On May 8, 2013, a fire broke out in the kitchen of Plaintiffs' restaurant. Firefighters put out the fire, but a firefighter, Woelke, died from smoke inhalation. State Police offered to investigate, but the Wayne-Westland...

ECIMOS, LLC v. Carrier Corp.  
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-5436, 19-5519

Justia Opinion Summary: Carrier manufactures residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. ECIMOS produced the quality-control system that tested completed HVAC units at the end of Carrier’s assembly line. ECIMOS alleg...

ECIMOS, LLC v. Carrier Corp.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5519
American General Life Ins. v. Estate of Chad Jude
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5950
Chase v. MaCauley  
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1202

Justia Opinion Summary: Chase was convicted of kidnapping, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, unlawful imprisonment, and assault with a dangerous weapon. In 2013, the Michigan court imposed two consecutive terms of 25-80 years’ imprisonment...

Bruce James v. Caterpillar, Inc.
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1800
Richard Strong v. Noah Nagy
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2426
United States v. Fleischer  
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3719

Justia Opinion Summary: Fleischer pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of a minor (Victim 1), 18 U.S.C. 2551(a), and one count of receipt and distribution of visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, 1...

Ladd v. Marchbanks  
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4136

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, the Ohio Department of Transportation began a construction project on a portion of Interstate Highway 75 near the Plaintiffs’ Hancock County properties. As a result of this construction, storm and groundwater fl...

United States v. Cody Swinnerton
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4265
United States v. Eugene Fisher
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1220
Marquardt v. Carlton  
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4223

Justia Opinion Summary: Marquardt, a Cleveland EMS captain, posted on his personal Facebook page, concerning the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. The posts did not identify Marquardt as a city employee, nor were they made during work h...

Appalachian Regional Health v. U.S. Nursing Corp.
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5031
Doe v. University of Kentucky  
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5126

Justia Opinion Summary: Although not technically enrolled at the University of Kentucky, Doe hoped to attend the University and was enrolled at a Kentucky community college that allows its students to transfer credits to the University and enro...

United States v. Montrell Welch
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5026
Gerald Ostipow v. William Federspiel
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2448
Stephen Nichols v. Wayne County, Mich.
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1056
Bard v. Brown County  
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3468

Justia Opinion Summary: Less than an hour after a Brown County, Ohio jail officer was captured on video yelling in Goldson’s ear, “I’d like to break your fucking neck right now,” multiple correctional officers apparently discovered Goldson hang...

Beanstalk Innovation v. SRG Tech. LLC
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3587
United States v. Herbert Graham
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5164
Cooper v. Chapman  
Date: August 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1391

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1978, McKillop was brutally murdered. In 2006, Lolley, McKillop’s former neighbor, told police that Cooper had confessed to killing McKillop. On March 3, 2010, after multiple interviews and while in custody, Cooper ad...

England v. Hart  
Date: August 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6039

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Lisa was found dead in her driveway. Investigators focused on McCary, Halvorson’s former boyfriend. After hearing of a $10,000 reward, Woodfork alleged that McCary had paid him and England to murder Lisa. Woodf...

Richard Kapuscinski v. City of Gibralter
Date: August 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1582
Stewart v. City of Euclid  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3767

Justia Opinion Summary: Euclid Officers Rhodes and Catalani were dispatched to check on a “suspicious” vehicle in a residential area near a school. Stewart was sleeping in the car. Catalani shined his flashlight through the windows and saw indi...

Pirkel v. Burton  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1349

Justia Opinion Summary: Pirkel committed 17 crimes in 2007. He was suicidal when he was arrested. Pirkel expressed reservations about entering a plea; he was given 90 minutes to read police reports. When the court reconvened, Pirkel pleaded n...

United States v. Arvel Henderson, II
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3076
United States v. Davis  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3094

Justia Opinion Summary: Castro-White, age 23, was found dead in his bedroom with signs of an opiate overdose. The Lorain Police Department retraced Castro-White’s final hours and identified Davis as the dealer who sold the drugs that killed Cas...

Wofford v. Woods  
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2367

Justia Opinion Summary: Wofford was found guilty of a 1993 murder in a Michigan court following the removal and replacement of a juror. While that juror was holding out against conviction at the time, the judge removed her for misconduct: she h...

Vernon Proctor v. Karen Krzanowski
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2347
First Choice Chiropractic, LLC v. DeWine  
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-4092, 20-3038

Justia Opinion Summary: Adopted in 2019, Ohio Revised Code 1349.05(B) states: No health care practitioner, with the intent to obtain professional employment for the health care practitioner, shall directly contact in person, by telephone, or by...

United States v. Melvin Rios
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4243
Karla Parton v. Johnson & Johnson
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6409
First Choice Chiropractic, LLC v. Mike DeWine
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3038
Bay Shore Power Co. v. Oxbow Energy Solutions, LLC  
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3119

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, Bay and Oxbow entered into a limestone supply contract, agreeing to resolve any disputes according to specified “Dispute Resolution Procedures.” Oxbow began to provide lower quality limestone that posed a danger...

Tlapanco v. Elges  
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1392

Justia Opinion Summary: A.F., age 14, reported to police that she was being blackmailed by a user on the messaging application Kik. The perpetrator had obtained nude photographs from her phone and was threatening to release the images if she di...

Vicki Linneman v. Vita-Mix Corp.  
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-3993, 19-4249

Justia Opinion Summary: Some Vita-Mix blenders contained tiny flecks of polytetrafluoroethylene, a substance commonly used in kitchen appliances and used in the blenders' seals. Normal wear-and-tear caused tiny pieces to rub off from the seal i...

Vicki Linneman v. Vita-Mix Corp.
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4249
United States v. Kettles  
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5698

Justia Opinion Summary: Kettles first prostituted an 18-year-old, planning to build a prostitution “empire,” then prostituted a 13-year-old child to at least six different men. Kettles was convicted of one count of sex trafficking a child, 18 U...

United States v. James Peters, Jr.
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5792
Judith Barrett v. Patricia Carter
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1035
A. K. v. Durham School Services, L.P.  
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-6008, 18-6020

Justia Opinion Summary: A.K., age 13, missed his school bus, which arrived at his stop seven minutes before its official scheduled time of arrival. A.K. ran home to retrieve his bicycle. A.K.’s father heard A.K. shout that he was going to ride...

A. K. v. Durham Sch. Servs., L.P.
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6020
Joseph Gale v. Corrigan O'Donohue
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1503
United States v. Chaka Castro
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2300
Landreo Lurry v. United States
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 17-5941
Percy Squire v. Vickie Stringer
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3987
Percy Squire v. Vickie Stringer
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3990
Billy Byler v. Air Methods Corp.
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4103
Beck v. Hamblen County  
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5428

Justia Opinion Summary: Beck claims he was assaulted by other inmates while detained at the Hamblen County, Tennessee jail. He sued Sheriff Jarnagin under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Jarnagin had no direct involvement in Beck’s detention; section 1983 does...

United States v. Jose Gomez-Colin
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5616
United States v. Bradley  
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5985

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009-2015, Bradley ran a Tennessee drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed opioid pills. He pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges, the court sentenced him to 17 years in prison and order...

Courser v. Allard  
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1038

Justia Opinion Summary: While in office, Courser, a former Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, had an affair with another representative, Gamrat. The defendants were legislative aides assigned to Courser and Gamrat. Worr...

Armstrong v. Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons  
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2179

Justia Opinion Summary: The Randolph-Sheppard Act, 20 U.S.C. 107, requires government agencies to set aside certain contracts for sight-challenged vendors. States license the vendors and match them with available contracts. In 2010, Michigan de...

Daniel O'Brien v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2441
United States v. Michael Meadows
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3631
Karst Robbins Coal Co. v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs  
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3836

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1983, Rice sought benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901–45. The Department of Labor (DOL) looks to employers that employed the miner for at least one year and are capable of paying benefits....

Cuevas-Nuno v. Barr  
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3034

Justia Opinion Summary: Cuevas-Nuno, a native of Mexico, entered the U.S illegally and was charged as removable, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(6)(A)(i). Cuevas-Nuno conceded removability but applied for cancellation of removal and successfully moved to tran...

United States v. Sophia Eggleston
Date: August 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1748
United States v. Kozerski  
Date: August 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3949

Justia Opinion Summary: Kozerski owned two construction companies in Detroit. He formed the second one, CA, to bid on Veterans Administration contracts set aside for small businesses owned by service-disabled veterans. Kozerski does not have a...

Wingate v. United States  
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2381

Justia Opinion Summary: Wingate was charged with one count of bank robbery, 18 U.S.C. 2113(a); two counts of pharmacy robbery, 18 U.S.C. 2118(a); three counts of using or carrying a firearm during a federal crime of violence, 18 U.S.C. 924(c),...

Ehsan Ouza v. City of Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1191
Ehsan Ouza v. City of Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1211
Demetrius Edwards v. Sherry Burt
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1302
Bryant Royster v. Kevin Lindsey
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1304
Ouza v. City of Dearborn Heights  
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1393, 19-1191, 19-1211

Justia Opinion Summary: Ouza was arguing with her son, Hassan. Ouza’s daughter, Maysaa called her father, Mohamad. Mohamad went to Ouza’s house, in violation of Ouza's Personal Protection Order. Maysaa called the police. When Officer Dottor arr...

In re Flint Water Cases  
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1961, 19-1975, 19-1983, 19-2000/, 19-2005, 19-2008, 19-2011, 19-2012

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Flint and city and state officials allegedly caused, sustained, and covered up the poisoning of the people of Flint. Plaintiffs filed a 2017 “Master Complaint,” containing the allegations and claims made by...

In re Flint Water Cases
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1975
In re Flint Water Cases
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1983
In re Flint Water Cases
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2000
In re Flint Water Cases
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2005
In re Flint Water Cases
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2008
In re Flint Water Cases
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2011
In re Flint Water Cases
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2012
ComForCare Franchise Sys. v. ComForCare Hillsboro
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2467
Ohio v. United States Environmental Protection Agency  
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3500

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio and Tennessee filed suit in 2015 to enjoin the Clean Water Rule, which purported to interpret the phrase “waters of the United States,” as used in the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1362(7), and, in 2018, sought a preli...

Haochun Sun v. William Barr
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4116
United States v. Thomas  
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5529

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas pled guilty to two counts of distributing a mixture containing heroin, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C). Thomas had several prior Michigan law drug convictions, including convictions for delivery of heroin and for p...

United States v. Travis Suggs
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5942
United States v. Montgomery  
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6038

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit earlier held that the district court miscalculated the Sentencing Guidelines range for Mongtomery’s sentencing, but explained that “the record shows that the district court would have imposed its senten...

United States v. Paauwe  
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2071

Justia Opinion Summary: Beginning when G.L. was 15 years old, Paauwe, an elementary school teacher, engaged in an online relationship with G.L., a special needs girl living several states away. Paauwe persuaded her to perform sexual acts and “...

Donald Richardson v. Scott Masteller
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2233
United States v. Barry Cashin
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2325
Sexton v. Wainwright  
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3370

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, Sexton pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and aggravated robbery; an Ohio state court judge sentenced him to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole. Sexton later argued that Ohio law required a three-...

Thomas Smith v. Woolace Electric Corp.
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3907
Juan Rogel-Rodriguez v. William Barr
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4033
Richard Watkins v. Robert Wilkie
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4045
Amer Faso v. William Barr
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4156
United States v. Cody Thomas
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5525
United States v. Lamar Thornton
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5953
United States v. Braylon Butler
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6276