2020 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Reiner v. Woods  
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1413

Justia Opinion Summary: Reiner’s convictions arose from a 2011 Macomb County home invasion. Eisenhardt, age 69, was stabbed in the neck; jewelry was taken from her house, including a ring from Eisenhardt’s finger. Eisenhardt survived but suffer...

C.H. Raches, Inc. v. General Aluminum Mfg. Company
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1888
United States v. Adam Brown
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1765
John Doe v. Case Western Reserve Univ.
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3520
Health & Wellness Lifestyle v. Raintree Golf LLC
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3533
Budget Charters, Inc. v. Ivan Pitts
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5119
UAW v. Honeywell Int'l, Inc.
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1471
UAW v. Honeywell Int'l, Inc.
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1975
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America v. Honeywell International, Inc.  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-1976, 18-1471, 18-1975

Justia Opinion Summary: Beginning in 1965, Honeywell and the labor union negotiated a series of collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). Honeywell agreed to pay “the full [healthcare benefit] premium or subscription charge applicable to the cov...

Block Commc'ns, Inc. v. FCC
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4137
United States v. Lantrel Wilson
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1367
Regis Lutz v. Chesapeake Appalachia
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3315
United States v. Ileana Osborne
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 17-4045
United States v. Ileana Osborne
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 17-4047
United States v. Ileana Osborne
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3182
United States v. Jamel Williams
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3358
Amelia Bravo-Domingo v. William P. Barr
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3664
Twumasi-Ankrah v. Checkr, Inc.  
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3771

Justia Opinion Summary: Twumasi-Ankrah is an Uber driver. Uber requested a background check on Twumasi-Ankrah from, Checkr, a consumer reporting agency under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. 1681a(f). Checkr learned from the Ohio...

Laura Nelson v. Columbia Gas Transmission
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5641
Laura Nelson v. Columbia Gas Transmission
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5696
United States v. Lott  
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6066

Justia Opinion Summary: State Trooper King saw Lott’s vehicle slow down on I-75 as it came into view; Lott was driving with “arms locked out.” King interpreted that as a sign of nervousness. King followed Lott for three-fourths of a mile in the...

Jason Banas v. Michael Hagbom
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1342
Doe v. Jackson Local School District Board of Education  
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3019

Justia Opinion Summary: A fifth-grade student, C.T., lit a match during the bus ride home from an Ohio elementary school. The students sat in assigned seats, with the youngest students at the front of the bus. School administrators moved C.T. t...

United States v. Alexander  
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5607

Justia Opinion Summary: Detective Shockley, investigating whether methamphetamine was being sold at Alexander's mother's house, learned that Alexander’s driver’s license was suspended. Shockley saw Alexander drive away, stopped him and saw a ba...

Wallace v. Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.  
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2316

Justia Opinion Summary: Wallace participated in Oakwood’s employee welfare benefit plan, which provided long-term disability (LTD) benefits, subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001. Effective Janu...

Torres v. Vitale  
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1515

Justia Opinion Summary: Torres was a long-time employee at Vitale’s Italian Restaurants located throughout Western Michigan. Although Torres and other Vitale’s employees often worked more than 40 hours per week, they allege that they were not p...

Gregory Stokes v. Detroit Public Sch.
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1773
United States v. Austin  
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2083

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2017, a jury found Austin guilty of drug and gun crimes. The district court sentenced him to 255 months of imprisonment plus five years of supervised release. The Sixth Circuit affirmed. While Austin’s appeal was pend...

Butt v. Barr  
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3716

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff’s father is a Pakistani citizen, previously a legal permanent resident, who was removed from the United States. Plaintiff sought a declaration that his father’s removal was unconstitutional as applied to Plaint...

United States v. Scott Sulik
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5583
Richard Bays v. Warden, Chillicothe Correctional Inst.
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3101
Nancy Goodman v. J.P. Morgan Investment Mgmt., et al.
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3238
Campbell Family Trust v. J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc.  
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-3239, 18-3238

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs are shareholders in mutual funds. JPMIM is paid a fee for managing the Funds’ securities portfolio and researching potential investments. The plaintiffs sued under the Investment Company Act (ICA), 15 U.S....

Gilberto Pablo Lorenzo v. William Barr
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3606
Curtis Etherton v. Service First Logistics
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1362
Teresa Outward v. Eaton Corporation Disability
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3365
United States v. Bryan Mathis
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3473
Schulkers v. Kammer  
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5208

Justia Opinion Summary: A family of two parents and five children alleged that social workers employed by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services violated their Fourth Amendment rights by subjecting the children to warrantless in-sc...

St. Paul Guardian Ins. Co. v. City of Newport, Ky.
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5948
MarketGraphics Research Group, Inc. v. Berge  
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6177

Justia Opinion Summary: David and his parents, Don and Martha, were named as defendants in an unfair competition lawsuit brought by MarketGraphics, a company with which Don had previously been associated. Before MarketGraphics could proceed to...

Abu-Joudeh v. Schneider  
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1337

Justia Opinion Summary: Recover Agents went to the home of Jiries and Yasmeen Abu-Joudeh to repossess their car. An altercation ensued. According to Yasmeen, an agent pushed her. The agents say that Jiries asked Yasmeen to get a gun and hit her...

United States v. Michael Betts
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3163
United States v. Craig  
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3278

Justia Opinion Summary: Craig was involved in a high-speed shootout in the streets of Akron, Ohio and was apprehended wearing a shoulder holster and with gunshot residue on his hands. His DNA was identified on a firearm discovered in the backse...

Boal v. DePuy Orthopaedics  
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-3494, 19-3501, 19-3503, 19-3504, 19-3505, 19-3506, 19-3507, 19-3508, 19-3510, 19-3511, 19-3512, 19-3513

Justia Opinion Summary: Since 2010, the Northern District of Ohio has been the home of multidistrict litigation involving a DePuy medical device used in hip-replacement surgeries that, at its peak, contained more than 8,500 cases. In 2013, the...

Carolina Burrows v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3501
Gwyneth Castaneda v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3503
Margaret Coleman v. DePuy Orthopedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3504
Norma Courage v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3505
Terence Cranmer v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3506
Edna Evans v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3507
Diana Hedley v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3508
Brian Hollowell v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3510
Gay Searles v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3511
William Stephenson v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3512
Jose Vinuales Villar v. DePuy Orthopaedics
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3513
United States v. Dante Winnick
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3717
Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Estate of Hugo J. Bobzien, Jr.
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5457
David Wallace v. Leidos Innovations Corp.
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5512
Nessel v. AmeriGas Partners. L.P.  
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1098

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan filed suit, alleging that AmeriGas, Michigan's largest provider of residential propane, violated the Michigan Consumer Protection Act (MCPA). Section 10 of the MCPA, Mich. Comp. Laws 445.910, titled “class actio...

United States v. Marshall  
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2267

Justia Opinion Summary: Marshall pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute oxycodone and was sentenced to 118 months of prison plus six years of supervised release. Although required to serve his supervised release in Kentucky, Marshall moved...

United States v. Roberto Clemente Govea
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2350
United States v. David Gatewood
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6273
Charles Rudolph v. Sheryl Lloyd
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1124
United States v. Armes  
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5539

Justia Opinion Summary: Armes pled guilty to five counts of producing, two counts of distributing, and one count of possessing child pornography, 18 U.S.C. 2251(a), 2252A(a)(2), 2252A(a)(5)(B). The images showed him molesting two members of hi...

United States v. Jesse Coop
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5495
John Doe v. George Dordoni
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6016
United States v. Peter Graves
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5268
Gary Turner v. Marathon Petroleum Co.
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5778
Allen v. Mitchell  
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 2-4145

Justia Opinion Summary: Allen was convicted of aggravated robbery and murder for the death of 84-year-old English, whom he knew through a prison ministry. Allen’s thumbprint was found on England’s glasses. Cigarette butts consistent with Allen’...

Charles Cranfield v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co.
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3004
Gleny Lino-Sabio v. William P. Barr
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3820
United States v. Jones  
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5633

Justia Opinion Summary: McKinney reported that she had returned home to find her ex-boyfriend, Jones, inside her house, refusing to leave. Jones chased her outside, throwing items. McKinney was hit by a bottle of dish soap. McKinney saw Snipes...

United States v. Hobbs  
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3343

Justia Opinion Summary: Hobbs pleaded guilty to violating 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), which forbids felons to possess firearms. The indictment listed three predicate felonies: Assault on a Peace Officer, Attempted Felonious Assault, and Aggravated Rob...

Leavy v. Hutchison  
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6246

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, Leavy and friends broke into the home of 71-year-old Terry and waited for Terry to return from visiting his wife at a nursing home. The young men ambushed him, binding his hands and feet with duct tape and weigh...

Timika Keathley v. Grange Ins. Co.
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1242
Emard v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1591

Justia Opinion Summary: Emard, age 33, was injured in a 2010 motorcycle accident. Emard had previously worked as a truck driver, assembler, and packager. He ceased working after the accident. His application for Social Security disability-insur...

United States v. Jewel Sims
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5462
Perry v. Allstate Indemnity Co.  
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4267

Justia Opinion Summary: Perry’s home suffered water damage and required extensive repairs. She filed a claim with her insurer, Allstate, which did not dispute that Perry’s home was seriously damaged, or that it was required to pay for repairs o...

Merial, Inc. v. Sergeant's Pet Care Prods.
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1133
Howse v. Hodous  
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3418

Justia Opinion Summary: Howse claims Officers Hodous and Middaugh stopped in front of his home in an unmarked vehicle. Middaugh asked Howse if he lived there, got out of the vehicle, and told Howse to put his hands behind his back. Howse disobe...

United States v. Schilo Cantrell
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5391
Todd Penn v. Jason Bergtold
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1451
Tracy Cope v. Randy Lee
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5730
Halpern 2012, LLC v. City of Center Line, Mich.
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1921
Jose Aristondo-Lemus v. William P. Barr
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3429
United States v. Craig Howard
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5522
United States v. Cass Bethea
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1753
Esmeralda Ramirez-Guzman v. William P. Barr
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3289
United States v. Jermaine Donlow
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3459
Edith Espinal Moreno v. William P. Barr
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3518
Esmeralda Ramirez-Guzman v. William P. Barr
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3745
United States v. Dustin Peterson
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5333
Deja Vu of Nashville, Inc. v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5514
Deja Vu of Nashville, Inc. v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5557
United States v. Dennis Ammons
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5686
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics v. NLRB
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1054
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics v. NLRB
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1090
Joseph Gooden v. Knoll, Inc.
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1652
United States v. Justin McKnight
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3186
Jones v. Federal Express Corp.  
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5073

Justia Opinion Summary: Jones worked as a FedEx security officer, watching an X-ray monitor to detect weapons in packages being loaded on aircraft. Jones failed to detect a weapon. FedEx terminated his employment 12 days later, allegedly becaus...

Katoria Williams v. Shelby Cty. Sch. Sys.
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5238
United States v. George David George
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5331
Small v. Memphis Light, Gas & Water  
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5710

Justia Opinion Summary: For many years, Small worked as an electrician at Memphis Light (ML). In 2013, he suffered an on-the-job injury that required him to change positions. Small expressed interest in becoming a revenue inspector. ML offered...

Katoria Williams v. Shelby Cty. Sch. Sys.
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5789
Foster v. Board of Regents of University of Michigan  
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1314

Justia Opinion Summary: Foster and the respondent were classmates an off-site executive MBA program based in Los Angeles through the University of Michigan. Students participated in once-a-month, weekend sessions at the Beverly Wilshire hotel....

United States v. Nicholas Malinowski
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1619
Willard v. Huntington Ford, Inc.  
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1763

Justia Opinion Summary: Since 1997, Willard (born in 1953) has worked in automobile sales. Nationally, he performed within the top 125 of 3,500 Ford salespeople. Willard asserts that he faced “relentless” inappropriate statements about his age...

United States v. Gilbert  
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3456

Justia Opinion Summary: Detective Yasenchack saw Williams enter and then exit Gilbert's Jeep Cherokee within a few seconds at an intersection known for drug activity, shoving a plastic bag into his shorts as he exited. Yasenchack stopped Willia...

United States v. Audrey Williams
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5645
United States v. Holland  
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1712

Justia Opinion Summary: Holland, a songwriter, sold his song-rights to music companies, in exchange for royalty payments. Holland failed fully to report his income. In 1986-1990, the IRS levied Holland’s royalty assets and recovered $1.5 millio...

Viet v. Le  
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6191

Justia Opinion Summary: Viet bought used copiers for Le and Le’s corporation and shipped the copiers to Vietnam for resale. After the relationship dissolved, Le sued under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 207(a)(1), alleging that he had...

Kevin Briggs v. Unknown Westcomb
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1837
United States v. Donald Hope
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3219
Djoka Ljucovic v. William P. Barr
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3430
Djoka Ljucovic v. William P. Barr
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3817
Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Md. v. Ohio Dep't of Trans.
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3504
April Ryniewicz v. Clarivate Analytics
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1161
Anthony Chaney v. Haworth, Inc.
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1697
United States v. William Wine, Jr.
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3403
Cagayat v. United Collection Bureau, Inc.  
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3431

Justia Opinion Summary: Cagayat alleges that UCB sent her two consumer debt collection letters that “featured a large glassine window, through which a paper page with [Cagayat]’s name and address is visible.” Written on the inward side of the p...

John Sheridan v. Columbia Local Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ.
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3590
United States v. Hamm  
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-6383, 18-5121

Justia Opinion Summary: Hamm, addicted to opioids, drove from Mt. Sterling, Kentucky to Cincinnati daily, to buy fentanyl. In Mt. Sterling, he and his wife used some of the drugs and gave the rest to their roommate, Myers, a drug dealer. Myers...

United States v. Robert Shields
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5121
United States v. Wilberto Salazar
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3121
Tchankpa v. Ascena Retail Group, Inc.  
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3291

Justia Opinion Summary: Tchankpa suffered a serious shoulder injury while employed by Ascena Retail Group. Tchankpa contends that Ascena violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not accommodating his injury and constructively disch...

United States v. Rafael Somarriba
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3444
United States v. Andra Butler
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5970
Peter Newberry v. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6028
Ashford v. Raby  
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1677

Justia Opinion Summary: Ashford was driving while intoxicated, speeding at over 100 miles per hour and changing lanes without a turn signal. An officer followed him, using his lights to indicate that Ashford should pull over. Ashford did not co...

Ogle v. Ohio Civil Service Employees Association  
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3701

Justia Opinion Summary: Ogle works for the Ohio Department of Taxation. He is not a member of the union that represents the Department’s employees in collective bargaining. Under state law, the union may require non-members to pay “fair share”...

Kimberly Rorick v. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5110
United States v. Paulus  
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5532

Justia Opinion Summary: Paulus, a cardiologist at KDMC, was first in the nation in billing Medicare for angiograms. Audits indicated that in multiple cases Paulus reported a higher degree of blockage in his patients’ arteries than their angiogr...

Shawn Bryant v. Pat Warren
Date: March 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1252
United States v. Alexander  
Date: March 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1522

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Alexander pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; the offense carried a statutory penalty range of 10 years to life imprisonment. The PSR attributed to Alexande...

Robyn Smith v. Towne Properties Asset Mgmt.
Date: March 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3681
Wendy Harper v. Terry Elder
Date: March 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5475
Siefert v. Hamilton County  
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4179

Justia Opinion Summary: When the Sieferts’ child started experiencing suicidal thoughts, they took the teenager to Children’s Hospital near Cincinnati. After about a week, the Sieferts’ insurance company determined that Minor Siefert had no med...

United States v. Antwan Bates
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6103
United States v. Michael Pedicini
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3021
Wellfount, Corp. v. Hennis Care Centre of Bolivar, Inc.  
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3777

Justia Opinion Summary: Wellfount, with its principal place of business in Indiana, contracted to provide services to Hennis nursing homes in Ohio. When the relationship soured, Wellfount sued Hennis in Indiana state court. Before Hennis filed...

Mays v. LaRose  
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4112

Justia Opinion Summary: Any Ohio registered voter may cast an absentee ballot, starting about a month before election day, but the state requires voters to request an absentee ballot by noon, three days before election day. The lone exception i...

In re: Franklin  
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6093

Justia Opinion Summary: Franklin was convicted of arson (18 U.S.C. 844(i)), using a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence (18 U.S.C. 924(c), possessing an unregistered firearm or destructive device; and possessing firearms wh...

Adams v. Baker  
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5819

Justia Opinion Summary: Tennessee inmate Adams filed a pro se lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, claiming that Baker retaliated against him for his informal grievances about unfair workplace procedures in violation of his First Amendment rights. On...

Michigan Interlock, LLC v. Alcohol Detection Sys., LLC
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1229
Davis v. Gallagher  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1241

Justia Opinion Summary: Davis, an African American inmate, claims that officer Gallagher called him “Bubba” and “boy.” Davis stated he might file a grievance over Gallagher’s perceived racism. Later that day, Davis encountered Gallagher. Acco...

Scott Wagner v. United States
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3085
United States v. $39,000.00 in U.S. Currency  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3747

Justia Opinion Summary: During a screening of Wells’ luggage, TSA officials discovered bundles of U.S. currency totaling $39,000.00. The government filed a forfeiture action. Wells filed a verified claim asserting that he is “the sole[] and abs...

Karen McNeil v. Cmty. Prob. Servs.
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5660
Straser v. City of Athens  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5689

Justia Opinion Summary: Straser built a carport in 2009, about 17 feet from the road. The zoning ordinance requires carports to be 30 feet from the road. The city notified Straser four times that his carport violated the rule. In 2016, the city...

In re: Orlandi  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8001

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Studio entered into a commercial lease with LFLP. The debtor signed the lease as Studio's president and signed a separate personal guaranty. In 2008, the debtor filed a Chapter 7 petition, listing LFLP as a cred...

Fisher v. Nissan N.A., Inc.  
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5847

Justia Opinion Summary: Fisher began working on Nissan’s factory floor in 2003. At his 10-year evaluation, he met requirements in 16 categories and exceeded requirements in the remaining six; he had few disciplinary incidents. In 2015, Fisher w...

J.H. v. Williamson County  
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5874

Justia Opinion Summary: J.H., a 14-year-old pretrial detainee, was placed in segregated housing in Williamson County’s juvenile detention facility after other juveniles alleged that he threatened to assault them. J.H. suffers from Pediatric Aut...

United States v. Allen Clayborn
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1499
Higgins v. Kentucky Sports Radio, LLC  
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5409

Justia Opinion Summary: Higgins refereed an Elite Eight game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament in 2017. The close contest between the Kentucky Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels ended when the Tar Heels scored with less than a second on...

Patricia Nelson v. City of Battle Creek, Mich.
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1282
VanderKodde v. Mary Jane M. Elliott, P.C.  
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1091, 19-1127, 19-1128

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants bought consumer debts. Collection proceedings in Michigan state court suit resulted in a judgment against each plaintiff. The defendants employed Michigan’s simplified post-judgment garnishment procedure. Non...

Daniel VanderKodde v. Mary Jane Elliott, P.C.
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1127
Daniel VanderKodde v. Mary Jane M. Elliott, P.C.
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1128
Patrick Greve v. Austin Bass
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6069
Radiant Global Logistics, Inc. v. Furstenau  
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1297

Justia Opinion Summary: Furstenau managed Radiant’ Detroit office. When he joined a competitor, BTX, Radiant sued him for misappropriation of trade secrets. The district court entered a preliminary injunction, prohibiting Furstenau and other f...

Kelly Reinartz v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1584
Edwin Nunez Castro v. William P. Barr
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3654
United States v. Jacklyn Wilson
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1708
Madej v. Maiden  
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4132

Justia Opinion Summary: Since 1997, the Social Security Administration has found Madej completely disabled and entitled to benefits. In addition to her other ailments, her doctors say she has “multiple chemical sensitivity,” which is not a dise...

Marcel Eluhu v. Dep'T of Veterans Affairs
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4243
VIP, Inc. v. KYB Corp.  
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1150

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs purchase KYB shock absorbers from KAC through “buying groups.” There is no arbitration provision in the buying group agreements nor in the invoices reflecting specific purchases between the plaintiffs and KAC....

Lashon Hollman v. Scott Sprader
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1588
Lee v. Ohio Education Association  
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3250

Justia Opinion Summary: Lee, a public-school teacher, was required to either join the union or pay fair-share fees as a non-member because the collective bargaining agreement between the school district and the union included a fair-share claus...

United States v. Miquel Jones
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3598
Ana Murcia-Pinto v. William P. Barr
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3650
United States v. Chavez  
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5016

Justia Opinion Summary: Four men from Miami drove to Louisville to set up chiropractic clinics. Lezcano, the mastermind, decided to file false claims with the patients’ insurers and get paid for treatments that never happened. The others, Chave...

United States v. William Adkins, Jr.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5458
Bailey v. Wainwright  
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3581

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1974, a clerk was killed at a store near Toledo. According to Bailey, he entered the store, robbed the cash register at gunpoint, then shot the clerk in the neck and head. The Ohio Parole Board described the crime di...

United States v. Joel Coronado-Turua
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1507
Glenda Prado v. Jeffrey Thomas
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3264
Ted Bowman v. City of Olmsted Falls
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3363
United States v. Garry Drake, Jr.
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5273
United States v. Martin Dukes
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1462
United States v. Faber  
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1575

Justia Opinion Summary: Faber pled guilty to receiving pornographic images of minors and was sentenced to prison. Faber transitioned to supervised release, with conditions barring him from possessing sexually explicit images and from possessin...

United States v. Hendricks  
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3232

Justia Opinion Summary: Hendricks was convicted conspiracy to provide and attempt to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, 18 U.S.C. 2339B(a)(1), in the form of personnel and services to ISIS. At trial, four w...

Young v. Kenney  
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-5027

Justia Opinion Summary: On November 8, 2019, the district court entered judgment dismissing Young’s prisoner civil-rights complaint. A notice of appeal was due to be filed by December 9. Young’s notice of appeal was dated December 17 and filed...

Janero Mitchell v. Christopher LaRose
Date: February 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3546
United States v. Christopher Parsons
Date: February 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5556
Paul Torres v. Duncan MacLaren
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1132
United States v. Justin Sain
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5145
Robinson v. Horton  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1979

Justia Opinion Summary: Robinson was convicted of assault with intent to commit murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Under Michigan’s complex sentencing scheme, the jud...

Sergio Calzadilla-Sanchez v. William P. Barr
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3432
Sheldon Gordon v. David Dadante
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3712
Sheldon Gordon v. David Dadante
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3789
Sheldon Gordon v. David Dadante
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3794
Sheldon Gordon v. David Dadante
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3800
Sheldon Gordon v. David Dadante
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3881
Sheldon Gordon v. David Dadante
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3920
United States v. James Holland, Jr.
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5115
Kondaur Capital Corp. v. Mary Smith
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5302
United States v. Andrew Schmidt
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5454
Zeon Chemicals, L.P. v. United Food & Commercial Workers  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5703

Justia Opinion Summary: Zeon fired Jenkins on the ground that he violated the company’s attendance policy. Jenkins had missed work because of a 30-day jail sentence based on a felony conviction. The company had refused to suspend him for 30 day...

Miller v. Bruenger  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5763

Justia Opinion Summary: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), manages the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Act (FEGLIA), 5 U.S.C. 8705(a). Absent a valid beneficiary selection, FEGLIA provides an order of precedence for the proceeds,...

United States v. Pedro Vasquez Cavazos, Jr.
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5141
United States v. Serrano  
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-5186, 19-5141

Justia Opinion Summary: Cavazos and Serrano transported cocaine from Texas to Kentucky at the request of undercover FBI officers. Both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 846. The govern...

Williams v. Burt  
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1461

Justia Opinion Summary: Williams was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for his role in a drive-by shooting outside a Detroit nightclub. The trial was marked by outbursts, threats toward witnesses, and offensive language by witnesses...

United States v. Antonio Hawkins
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6196
In re John Doe
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2372
Luna-Romero v. Barr  
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3151

Justia Opinion Summary: Luna-Romero, a citizen of Argentina, entered the U.S. illegally. In removal proceedings, he applied for asylum, 8 U.S.C. 1158(b), withholding of removal, section 1231(b)(3)(A), and protection under the Convention Against...

Junhe Qiu v. Univ. of Cincinnati
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3630
Crystal Murphy v. Vaive Wood Products Co.
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1685
Kentucky Prince Mining Co. v. OWCP
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3056
Quality Associates., Inc v. Procter & Gamble Distributing Center, LLC  
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3137

Justia Opinion Summary: QAI sued P&G in federal court for breaking a contract with it in a racially discriminatory manner, 42 U.S.C. 1981. P&G had already sued QAI in Ohio state court over the same contractual dispute underlying QAI’s section 1...

Daria Saleh v. William Barr
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3240
Barton v. Martin  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1614

Justia Opinion Summary: A cat was clawing Barton's daughter in the yard. Intending to “scare it away,” Barton shot a BB gun at their trampoline’s legs, several feet from the cat. Barton yelled to Porter, three doors down, “the next cat that I s...

United States v. Ramamoorthy  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1033

Justia Opinion Summary: Ramamoorthy, an Indian citizen living in the U.S., took a redeye flight, sitting between his wife and Laura. Laura claims she suddenly awoke to find her pants unzipped and Ramamoorthy shoving his fingers into her vagina....

Paul Cline v. Dart Transit Co.
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3375
William Spithaler v. Randy Smith
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3462
Fox v. Washington  
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1398

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Michigan inmates adhere to a religion called Christian Identity. Plaintiffs believe that their religion requires the observance of seven “Biblical Holy Days,” weekly group worship on the Sabbath, baptism by f...

United States v. Michael Dillard
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1521
Marcus Kelley v. DeWayne Burton
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1545
United States v. Michael Nixon
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3262
The Bank of New York Mellon v. Ackerman  
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4066

Justia Opinion Summary: More than a decade ago, the Bank began foreclosure proceedings against the Ackermans. In 2010, an Ohio court entered judgment in the Bank’s favor. The Ackermans have sought to thwart the foreclosure sale. They tried to r...

McClain v. Hanna  
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1726

Justia Opinion Summary: McClain sued Hanna and Hanna’s two law firms under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692, and an analogous Michigan statute, Mich. Comp. Laws 445.251, asserting both individual and class claims. Within a...

Ohio A. Philip Randolph Inst. v. Larry Obhof
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3551
United States v. Rodney Jackson
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5165
United States v. Kendrick Conley
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5168
Dawn Bachi-Reffitt v. Kevin Reffitt
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1666
United States v. Marshall  
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2267

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Marshall pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute oxycodone and was sentenced to 118 months of prison plus six years of supervised release. After completing his sentence, Marshall began supervised release. Alt...

United States v. Roy Nichols
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4240
United States v. Charles Burton
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5737
Ginny Humphrey v. Rickie Friar
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6111
Angel Gipson v. Rickie Friar
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6112
Debbie Allard v. Rickie Friar
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6113
Barry Martindell v. Rickie Friar
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6115
Brian Kritcher v. Prudential Security, Inc.
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1556
United States v. Christopher Vines
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5133
United States v. Woods  
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5685

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Woods pled guilty to possessing and conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute cocaine and to distribute marijuana,...

Victor Galindo-Munoz v. William P. Barr
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3338
Everest Stables, Inc. v. William Rambicure
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5634
Margaret Cone v. Mark Tessler
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1397
Victor Galindo-Munoz v. William P. Barr
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3357
Melissa Cohan v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3453
Bun Cheat v. William P. Barr
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3476
Clinton Dade v. Dallas Baldwin
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3621
United States v. Thomas Cowley, Jr.
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2011
United States v. Michael Neeley
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2121
American Land Investment Ltd. v. Allstate Ins. Co.
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3317
United States v. Joshua Tucker
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5105
Nicholas Sutton v. Tony Parker
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6135
Hernandez v. Boles  
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6281

Justia Opinion Summary: At 11:53, Tennessee Highway Troopers stopped Hernandez for speeding and ran a warrant-check Hernandez and Betancourt, the front seat passenger and the car's owner. The check came back negative at 11:59. Troopers were den...

Talantbek Akmatov v. William P. Barr
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3058
Jian Chen v. William P. Barr
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3563
United States v. Hollon  
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5277

Justia Opinion Summary: Law enforcement executed a search warrant to gather evidence of the possession, receipt, and distribution of child pornography. The subject stated that he received and distributed child pornography through his Kik Messen...

United States v. Donald Sims
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3837
Maricela Quiroz De Morales v. William P. Barr
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4263
United States v. Tolliver  
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6034

Justia Opinion Summary: Tolliver was charged with participating in a marijuana distribution ring that funneled money and drugs between a California supplier and a large-scale Memphis dealer. A jury acquitted him on the marijuana conspiracy but...

United States v. Bryant Leggett
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1079
Louis Lipanye, Jr. v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3479
United States v. Manzur Mazumder
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5365
Bose v. Bea  
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5936

Justia Opinion Summary: While at Rhodes College, Bose was accepted into the George Washington University medical school early selection program. Bose completed Professor Bea’s course, Organic Chemistry I. The following summer, Bea approached Bo...

KCI USA, Inc. v. Healthcare Essentials, Inc.
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3006
United States v. John Chapple
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3111
Carolyn Coultas v. Carlisle Brake & Friction, Inc.
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3420
United States v. Lazelle Maxwell
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5312
Housing Enterprise Ins. Co. v. One South Place, LP
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5422
In re Dan Mazzola
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-8007
United States v. Richardson  
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-2157, 17-2183

Justia Opinion Summary: Richardson participated in a series of Detroit-area armed robberies in 2010. In 2013, Richardson was convicted of five counts of aiding and abetting Hobbs Act robbery, 18 U.S.C. 1951, five counts of aiding and abetting t...

United States v. Frank Richardson
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2183
Nicole Thompson v. Five Brothers Mortg. Co.
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1637
United States v. $46,340.00 in U.S. Currency
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3199
Mody Soumare v. William P. Barr
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3499
Rick Capone v. Atlantic Specialty Ins. Co.
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3760
United States v. William Frazier
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 15-2503
United States v. Sands  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2420

Justia Opinion Summary: Sands pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sands claimed to have found the gun and denied defacing the serial number. The district court applied a four-level sentence enhancement for possessing a f...

United States v. Demma  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4143

Justia Opinion Summary: FBI agents seized a computer server that hosted a child-pornography website and observed that one user, accessed 107 “threads” in five days. The FBI traced the IP address to Demma’s residence, executed a search warrant a...

United States v. Michael McDonald
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6078
Natalie Qandah v. Johor Corporation
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1206
Shelby Advocates for Valid Elections v. Hargett  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6142

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs sued, alleging that, in future elections, the defendants (various officials) will burden their right to vote, dilute their votes, and disenfranchise them in violation of the Equal Protection and Due Proces...

Solo v. United Parcel Service Co.  
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2244

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs purchased liability insurance for packages shipped through UPS before December 30, 2013. The price of that insurance was set by a contract that stated that there is no additional charge for the first $100 of c...

Jeffrey Mann v. Gary Mohr
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4019
United States v. Libbey-Tipton  
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4067

Justia Opinion Summary: The FBI became aware of the “Playpen” child pornography website on the dark web, gained control of the website and ran it for 13 days, tracking the registered users. The “Revenger” account accessed 205 postings, labeled:...

United States v. David Richards
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4222
Ronnie Waddell v. T. Zak
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1436
United States v. Damario Tubbs-Smith
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1535
Muhammad Butt v. Kroll Factual Data, Inc.
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1750
United States v. Alexander Grant
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3362
United States v. Ramon Collins
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3369
Jesse Bruton v. Am. United Life Ins. Co.
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3466
Karen Han v. Hankook Tire Co.
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3722
United States v. Michael Lewis
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5144
United States v. Gregory Pritchett
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5450
Keith Harness v. Jonathan Taft
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5484
Kitwana Khamisi-El v. United States
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5584
Lou Chinna Bent-Crumbley v. Megan Brennan
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1328
Dieng v. Barr  
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3010

Justia Opinion Summary: Lo and Dieng are citizens of Senegal. Lo entered the U.S. in 1997 on a student visa but did not attend the university. Dieng used a false passport to join him in 2003. Their daughter was born in 2006. In 2007, Dieng ap...

Edy Aroche-Juarez v. William P. Barr
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3579
Danyel Martin v. Warren Cty., Ky.
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5132
Susan Bender v. Champlain Enterprises, LLC
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4111
United States v. Howard  
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4213

Justia Opinion Summary: A man left a voicemail at former attorney general Holder's law firm, (Covington): Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, I’m going to kill you. ... to murder you. My name is Atrel Howard. We had spoken in February of...

Estate of Dustin Barnwell v. Mitchell Grigsby
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5480
Church Joint Venture, L.P. v. Earl Blasingame  
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6142

Justia Opinion Summary: The Blasingames filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. CJV purchased their debts to two banks, each arising from personal guarantees made to secure loans to businesses that failed. The Blasingames claimed that they owned no rea...

Island Creek Coal Co. v. Young  
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3113

Justia Opinion Summary: Young, diagnosed with emphysema in 2002, had worked in coal mines for 19 years, retiring from Island Creek Coal in 1999. During and after work, Young would often cough up coal dust. For 35 years, Young smoked at least a...

Abdulkadir Mohamed v. William P. Barr
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3116
Novia Commc'ns v. Jesse Weatherby
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3421
Anne Crabbs v. Zach Scott
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3445
Jones v. City of Elyria  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4157

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers Chalkley and Weber responded to a call that a potentially intoxicated white male was eating out of a dumpster. They did not see anyone by the dumpsters but spotted Jones, the only white male in the area, talking...

Donald Tschappatt v. Crescent Metal Prods., Inc.
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3422
Van Hoven v. Buckles & Buckles, P.L.C.  
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-2399, 19-1078

Justia Opinion Summary: Van Hoven, a Michigan attorney, defaulted on a credit card debt. The Buckles law firm, collecting the debt, won a state court lawsuit. Van Hoven did not pay. Buckles filed four requests for writs of garnishment. Van Hove...

KCI USA, Inc. v. Healthcare Essentials, Inc.
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3934
KCI USA, Inc. v. Healthcare Essentials, Inc.
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3937
KCI USA, Inc. v. Healthcare Essentials, Inc.
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4000
Maureen Van Hoven v. Buckles & Buckles, P.L.C.
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1078
Lamont Harvey v. United States
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1095
United States v. Levi West
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5231
United States v. Doggart  
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 17-5813

Justia Opinion Summary: Doggart, a nuclear engineer and former congressional candidate, believed that an Islamic community, “Islamberg,” was plotting a terrorist attack against New York City and began posting on Facebook that Islamberg had to b...

Trent Sherman v. Mich. Dep't of Nat. Res.
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1405
Tyler Burkey v. Heather Hunter
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3269
Adelman's Truck Parts Corp. v. Jones Transport
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3349
Adelman's Truck Parts Corp. v. Jones Transport
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3387
Kristina Vonderhaar v. Amy Waymire
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5332
William Cooper v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs.
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2261
Reyna Luquin-Coronel v. William P. Barr
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3204
Leonel Eugenio-Reyes v. William P. Barr
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3560
Reyna Luquin-Coronel v. William P. Barr
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3601
Heather Henry v. CMBB, LLC
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5296
Manners v. United States  
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1171

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Manners pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, 18 U.S.C. 1959(a)(3), and use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C 924(c). In 2016, Manners move...

United States v. Hatcher  
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4092

Justia Opinion Summary: Hatcher escaped from confinement under a 46-month sentence for felon in possession of a firearm. Weeks later, police found Hatcher lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. While performing first aid, an officer observed...

United States v. Ciro Martinez
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6055
United States v. Smirna Ortiz
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6218
United States v. Rene Campos
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6242
Tammy Korthals v. Cty. of Huron
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1119
Samir Kada v. William P. Barr
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-4038
Saginaw County. v. STAT Emergency Medical Services, Inc.  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1424

Justia Opinion Summary: Saginaw County has nearly 200,000 residents. A single company, Mobile Medical, has provided the county’s ambulance services since 2009. The county guaranteed Mobile the exclusive right to operate within its borders; Mobi...

Jarrod McDonald v. Halliburton
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3187
Kada v. Barr  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-3218, 18-4038

Justia Opinion Summary: Kada, a Chaldean Christian from Iraq, immigrated with his family at age 12 as Lawful Permanent Residents. Kada was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. Charged with removability, 8 U...

United States v. David Sosa-Baladron
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1987
United States v. Belkis Soca-Fernandez
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2032
Kyisha Jones v. Jeh Johnson
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2252
Cardin v. United States  
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5389

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed Cardin’s fraud conviction and 78-month sentence. Cardin worked with his sister, Natalie, to prepare a motion to vacate his sentence, 28 U.S.C. 2255. The filing deadline was June 8, 2016. On Jun...

United States v. Jesus Bernal Berreaza
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-5694
Hueso v. Barnhart  
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6299

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Hueso was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for drug crimes. In 2013, Hueso unsuccessfully moved to vacate his sentence under 28 U.S.C. 2255. His second unsuccessful petition, in 2018, argued that his state...

United States v. Miguel Wheeler
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3445
United States v. Potts  
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1961

Justia Opinion Summary: Potts broke into homes to implement identify-theft schemes. One scheme required him to break into a home three times in order to “verify” fraudulent charges he made on the victim’s credit card. He pleaded guilty to unau...

Robert Reeves v. Cathleen Stoddard
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1179
James Adkins v. Morgan Cty., Tenn.
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5252
Adams v. Blount County  
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5306

Justia Opinion Summary: Tarbett, wanted for assaulting an officer, was last known to be staying at Winchester Drive and allegedly had threatened to kill any officer who made contact with him. Burns was patrolling when a radio call described sus...

Jeremy Durham v. Stuart McWhorter
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5597
Johnson v. Morales  
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2519

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson rented her restaurant to a private party. For unknown reasons, individuals unaffiliated with her or the party emerged from a vehicle that night and shot at the restaurant. Police were called during the shooting b...

In re Donte Booker
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3437
In re Donte Booker
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3764
United States v. Chalhoub  
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-6180

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Dr. Chalhoub of defrauding health care benefit programs under 18 U.S.C. 1347. A Kentucky cardiologist, Chalhoub implanted permanent pacemakers in patients who did not need the devices or the tests that h...

Dane Chisholm v. St. Marys City Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ.
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3034
Lininger v. St. Marys City School District Board of Education  
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3034

Justia Opinion Summary: Two former players for the St. Marys (Ohio) Memorial High School Football Team brought claims for federal Title IX violations and state-law intentional infliction of emotional distress against their coach, Frye. The play...

Miles v. South Central Human Resource Agency, Inc.  
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5202

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1982, Miles began working with SCHRA, a Tennessee public nonprofit organization that provides services to low-income individuals. After promotions and reassignments, Miles became Community Services Director in 2012, r...

James Bunn v. Navistar, Inc.
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5406
Murray Richelson v. Liberty Ins. Corp.
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3035
United States v. Isaac Knight
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3360
Scott Hensley v. Timothy Conner
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5578
Buchholz v. Meyer Njus Tanick, PA  
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2261

Justia Opinion Summary: Buchholz received two letters about overdue payments he owed on credit accounts. The letters came from MNT law firm, on MNT’s letterhead. Each referred to a specific account but the content is identical except for inform...

Hamama v. Adducci  
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1080

Justia Opinion Summary: The federal government entered final removal orders against about 1,000 Iraqi nationals in 2017, and has detained them or will detain them. Most remain in the U.S. due to diplomatic difficulties preventing their return t...

In re Dean Boland
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3205
In re: Boland  
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-3211, 19-3205

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Boland was a technology expert for defendants charged with possessing child pornography. Boland started with innocuous online stock photographs of young girls (Doe and Roe) and manipulated the photographs on his...

Cindy King v. Montgomery Cty., Tenn.
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-5500
United States v. Antonio Vinton, Jr.  
Date: January 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2354

Justia Opinion Summary: An undercover FBI analyst posted a photo of an “adult female in a provocative pose” with the text “Anybody into [child pornography]" on the Whisper social media application. In private messages, the analyst described he...