2021 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Long v. Piercy  
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-5017, 21-5018, 21-5019

Justia Opinion Summary: Long and the Piercys operated a Tennessee quarry. Their agreement was silent as to whether their division of “profit” would be based on gross profit after payment of a royalty or net profit after payment of the royalty…

M. Dustin Long v. Dolores Piercy
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5018
M Dustin. Long v. Joseph Shane Piercy
Date: December 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5019
In re Jack Warren Harang  
Date: December 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8003

Justia Opinion Summary: In the Bankruptcy Court, Harang sought a declaration that his tax debts were dischargeable, notwithstanding 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1). The IRS answered the complaint, served discovery requests, moved to compel answers, and…

Hakeem Lowry v. Southfield Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1712
Jan Londo v. UP Health Systems-Marquette
Date: December 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1290
Glennborough Homeowners Association v. United States Postal Service  
Date: December 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1340

Justia Opinion Summary: For more than 20 years, Glennborough’s developers and homeowners have sought to change the subdivision’s “ZIP Code” by petitions to the Postal Service, two rounds of litigation, and one settlement. The Glennborough…

The Ohio Adjutant General's Department v. Federal Labor Relations Authority  
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3908

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ohio National Guard ended its 45-year collective-bargaining relationship with the Union that represents its technicians, who are dual-status employees because their employment is “a hybrid, both of federal and state,…

Jones v. City of Detroit  
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1055

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Detroit Police Officers arrested Jones and others as they demonstrated outside a city water contractor’s facility, blocking the building’s entrance. A police bus took the protestors to a police station. Jones…

United States v. Mary Tarazi
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2757
United States v. Sophia Eggleston
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2894
Edward Pinchon v. Raymond Byrd
Date: December 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5356
Miguel Wheeler v. Mark Williams
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4037
United States v. Richard Graham
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6430
In re: David Austin Tolliver
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-8021
United States v. Shondale Pritchett
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1029
United States v. Jesse Monville
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1186
United States v. Dusty Oliver
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5014
United States v. James Sturgill
Date: December 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5142
United States v. McCall  
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3400

Justia Opinion Summary: McCall, who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge involving heroin possession and distribution in 2015 and was sentenced to 235 months’ imprisonment, moved for compassionate release. He cited as“extraordinary and…

Bentkey Servs., LLC v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4027
Phillips Manufacturing & Tower Co. v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4028
Commonwealth of Ky. v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4031
Answers in Genesis, Inc. v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4032
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4033
BST Holdings, LLC v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4080
RNC v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4082
Ass'n Builders and Contractors v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4083
Mass. Building Trades Council v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4084
Union of Am. Physicians v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4085
Associated General Contractors of Am. Inc. v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4086
Nat'l Ass'n of Broadcast Employees v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4087
State of Missouri v. Joseph Biden
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4088
United Ass'n of Journeymen v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4089
State of Indiana v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4090
Tankcraft Corp. v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4091
Nat'l Ass'n of Home Builders v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4092
Job Creators Network v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4093
United Food & Commercial Workers v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4094
Service Employees Int'l Union v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4095
MFA Inc. v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4096
State of Florida v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4097
AFT Pennsylvania v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4099
The Denver Newspaper Guild v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4100
DTN Staffing, Inc. v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4101
FabArc Steel Supply v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4102
Media Guild of the West v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4103
Natural Prods. Ass'n v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4108
Oberg Industries, LLC v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4112
Betten Chevrolet, Inc. v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4114
Tore Says LLC v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4115
Ky. Petroleum Marketers Ass'n v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4117
Aaron Abadi v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4133
Heritage Foundation v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4149
N.A. Building Trades Unions v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4152
Scott Bedke v. OSHA
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4157
Sheet Metal Workers' Health & Welfare Fund of North Carolina v. Law Office of Michael A. DeMayo, LLP  
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5011

Justia Opinion Summary: Simpson's insurer, the Fund, paid Simpson’s medical costs ($16,225) arising from a car accident. Simpson hired the Firm to represent her in a personal injury suit. The Fund maintained a right of subrogation and…

In re: MCP No. 165, Occupational Safety and Health Admin., Interim Final Rule: COVID19 Vaccination and Testing, 86 Fed. Reg. 61402  
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-7000

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2021, 5he Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the federal agency tasked with assuring a safe and healthful workplace, issued an Emergency Rule on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing, 86 Fed.…

New Hamilton Liquor Store, Inc. v. AmGuard Ins. Co.
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2189
United States v. Clayton Hall
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4128
United States v. Franklin  
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-4144, 20-4128

Justia Opinion Summary: After receiving a tip, Cleveland police arranged for a controlled buy from Hall at his residence, using a confidential informant. The next day, officers executed a search warrant for Hall’s residence. They recovered…

Outdoor One Comm'ns LLC v. Charter Twp. of Canton, Mich.
Date: December 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1323
Bentkey Services, LLC v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4027
Phillips Manufacturing & Tower Co. v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4028
Commonwealth of Ky. v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4031
Answers in Genesis, Inc. v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4032
Southern Baptist Theological v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4033
BST Holdings, LLC v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4080
RNC v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4082
Associated Builders & Contractors v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4083
Mass. Building Trades Council v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4084
Union of Am. Physicians v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4085
Associated Gen. Contractors of Am. v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4086
Nat'l Ass'n of Broadcast Employees v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4087
State of Missouri v. Joseph Biden
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4088
United Ass'n of Journeymen v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4089
State of Indiana v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4090
Tankcraft Corp. v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4091
Nat'l Ass'n of Home Builders v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4092
Job Creators Network v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4093
United Food & Commercial Workers v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4094
Service Employees Int'l Union, Local 32BJ v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4095
MFA Inc. v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4096
State of Florida v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4097
AFT Pennsylvania v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4099
The Denver Newspaper Guild v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4100
DTN Staffing, Inc. v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4101
Fabarc Steel Supply v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4102
Media Guild of the West v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4103
Natural Products Ass'n v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4108
Oberg Industries, LLC v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4112
Betten Chevrolet, Inc. v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4114
Tore Says LLC v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4115
Ky. Petroleum Marketers v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4117
Aaron Abadi v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4133
Heritage Foundation v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4149
N.A. Building Trades Unions v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4152
Scott Bedke v. OSHA
Date: December 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-4157
Gordon v. Bierenga  
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2013

Justia Opinion Summary: The events were recorded by Officer Bierenga’s dashcam and the White Castle surveillance system. Bierenga attempted a traffic stop. After failing to pull over for several blocks, Gordon came upon a red light at a busy…

Derrick Wheatt v. City of East Cleveland, Ohio
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4017
Derrick Wheatt v. City of East Cleveland, Ohio
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4018
Choice Causey v. Arthur Dore
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1406
David Mangold v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3059
Canton Drop Forge, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Co.
Date: December 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3349
Dianne Down v. Ann Arbor Public Schs.
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2114
Samuel Cummings, Jr. v. Island Creek Coal Co.
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3032
United States v. Gregory Krishen
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5284
Lewis Bustetter v. Standard Ins. Co.
Date: December 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5441
Mary Martin v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3463
Cristhofer Corrales-Herrera v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: December 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3332
United States v. Gregory Hruby
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6363
Curtis Blackwell, II v. Lou Anna Simon
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2171
Curtis Blackwell, II v. Lou Anna Simon
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2172
United States v. James Stewart
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3090
United States v. Gregory Hruby
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5451
United States v. Hruby  
Date: December 8, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-5490, 19-6363, 21-5491

Justia Opinion Summary: The Kentucky Department of Criminal Investigations searches social media for people soliciting sex from children and saw that Hruby, a Texas resident, was advertising as a “[g]randpa looking for open family.” Posing as…

United States v. Quintin Davis
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5835
Sally Hall v. Rag-O-Rama, LLC
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6059
Sally Hall v. Rag-O-Rama, LLC
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6090
Kyisha Jones v. David Pekoske
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1061
Jessica Calderon-Portillo v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3044
Joseph Sparksman v. United States
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3195
Melchor Garcia-Lopez v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3263
United States v. Jeremy Fields
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5354
United States v. Jeremy Fields
Date: December 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5355
Whirlpool Financial Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue  
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1899, 20-1900

Justia Opinion Summary: A subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation with a single part-time employee in Luxembourg sold refrigerators and washing machines to Whirlpool in a series of complicated transactions involving Whirlpool-Mexico. By means of a…

Whirlpool Int'l Holdings v. CIR
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1900
Melissa Yatsko v. Dean Graziolli
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3574
Melissa Yatsko v. Dean Graziolli
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3576
Melissa Yatsko v. Dean Graziolli
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3643
Magnesium Machine, LLC v. Terves, LLC
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3779
Magnesium Machine, LLC v. Terves, LLC
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3998
United States v. Alfonzo Mitchell
Date: December 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5571
Gun Owners of America, Inc. v. Garland  
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1298

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, ATF promulgated a rule that classified bump stocks as machine guns, reversing its previous position. Bump stocks assist the shooter in “bump firing,” a technique that increases a semiautomatic firearm’s rate of…

Arabian Motors Group W.L.L. v. Ford Motor Co.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2112
Arabian Motors Group W.L.L. v. Ford Motor Co.  
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-2152, 20-2112

Justia Opinion Summary: Beginning in 1986, Arabian was the sole authorized dealer for Ford brands in Kuwait. In a 2005 Agreement, the companies agreed to use “binding arbitration” as the “exclusive recourse” for any dispute. Ford ended the…

United States v. Hymes  
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5905

Justia Opinion Summary: Hymes pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1); (b)(1)(C). Hymes had multiple prior state convictions. The district court initially sentenced Hymes to 188 months’…

Brett McClafferty v. Portage Cnty., Ohio Bd. of Comm'rs
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3335
Blue Ash Auto Body, Inc. v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3365
Bobbie New v. Kenneth Black
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3376
Hilary Levandofsky v. Abubakar Durrani
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4104
I. C. v. StockX, LLC  
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1089

Justia Opinion Summary: Eight named plaintiffs, including two minors, brought a nationwide putative class action against e-commerce provider StockX for allegedly failing to protect millions of StockX users’ personal account information obtained…

Max Birmingham v. Dana Nessel
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1297
United States v. Jaritza Salabarria
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3002
United States v. Jaritza Salabarria
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3004
United States v. Timothy Cox
Date: December 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5222
Tammy Brawner v. Scott County, Tenn.
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 19-5623
Memphis Center for Reproductive Health v. Herbert Slatery, III
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5969
United States v. Guadalupe Ramos
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6158
Jennifer Miller fka Jennifer Fosgitt v. Bank of New York Mellon
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1126
Luke Waid v. Richard Snyder
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1164
Jose Cerrito-Escobar v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3441
Harris v. United States  
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5040

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, two 17-year-olds, Harris and Gaines, approached soldiers at the Fort Campbell Army base. Attempting to rob them, Gaines pulled out a handgun, which discharged. A bullet struck Private Alonso-Caravia, killing…

United States v. Johnathan Mason
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5384
Judy Wright v. May 27, 2011 Order
Date: December 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5511
Gillispie v. Miami Township  
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4119

Justia Opinion Summary: Gillispie was convicted of two 1988 rapes and spent more than 20 years in prison before Ohio courts vacated his convictions, based on his claims of failure to disclose exculpatory evidence and actual innocence. Gillispie…

United States v. Hale Cotton, Jr.
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1086
Qiuwei Chen v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3142
Bridal Expressions LLC v. Owners Ins. Co.
Date: November 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3381
Zometa-Orellana v. Garland  
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3001

Justia Opinion Summary: Zometa-Orellana's domestic partner in El Salvador, Oscar, beat and raped her and locked her inside their home to prevent her from seeking help. She escaped, thinking she could not relocate within El Salvador due to its…

United States v. Kyle Maxey
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5286
United States v. Charles Smith
Date: November 29, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5432
Sec'y of Labor v. Thomas Potts, Jr.
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3856
Sec'y of Labor v. Thomas Potts, Jr.
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3895
H&H Wholesale Servs., Inc. v. Kamstra Int'l, B.V.
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1533
United States v. Curtis Hinton
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3166
Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters v. The Kroger Co.
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3228
United States v. James Smith
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5323
United States v. Horacio Estrada Elias
Date: November 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5680
Fanester James v. City of Detroit, Mich.
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1805
United States v. Nathaniel Houle, Jr.
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4238
United States v. Presley  
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5213

Justia Opinion Summary: Presley pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to burglarize more than 90 pharmacies, 18 U.S.C. 2118(d), and to assault of a police officer, 21 U.S.C. 2118(c). Presley had attempted to flee from arrest by…

Fanester James v. City of Detroit, Mich.
Date: November 23, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1053
Natalie Qandah v. Johor Corp.
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1991
Rani Karim v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3236
Waltrina Middleton v. United Church of Christ Board
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4141
Mbonga v. Garland  
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4268

Justia Opinion Summary: Mbonga joined an athletic club that had connections with the Congo’s then-ruling political party, the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Development. The club’s leaders recruited Mbonga to join the party’s youth group…

United States v. Anthony Williams
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1280
United States v. Darnell Alexander, Jr.
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3431
Elhady v. Unidentified CBP Agents  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1339

Justia Opinion Summary: Elhady, a U.S. citizen returning from Canada, was detained for questioning by border-patrol agents. They took Elhady’s jacket and shoes, leaving him only his shirt, pants, undergarments, and socks. According to Elhady,…

Dayton Veterans Residences v. Dayton Metro. Housing Auth.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3090
Joette Peroli v. Gregory Huber
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3202
G.S. v. Bill Lee
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5915
William Powell Co. v. National Indemnity Co.  
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3737

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1955-1976, WPC, a manufacturer of industrial valves, bought primary and excess level liability insurance policies from OneBeacon’s predecessor. In 2001, asbestos lawsuits started coming against WPC. OneBeacon began…

United States v. Marc Greenberg
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4318
Hale v. Boyle County  
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6195

Justia Opinion Summary: Hale, charged with failing a drug test while on pretrial diversion in Boyle County, was detained at the Marion County Detention Center ahead of her trial. The Boyle County Sheriff’s Office transported Hale between the…

United States v. Roger Sweet
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1477
David Saylor v. Noah Nagy
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1834
WCI, Inc. v. Ohio Department of Public Safety  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3930

Justia Opinion Summary: WCI holds an Ohio liquor license and does business as Cheeks Gentlemen’s Club. In 2014, the Ohio Department of Public Safety sent undercover agents to Cheeks. During the investigation, a female dancer offered an agent a…

Browning v. Edmonson County  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6078

Justia Opinion Summary: Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputy Meredith attempted to initiate a traffic stop on an automobile for an unilluminated license plate and the failure of a passenger to wear a seatbelt. The automobile was being driven by…

Sloat v. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co.  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6169

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Hewlett-Packard hired Sloat, then 54, to develop training programs. For the next five years, his performance reviews were notably positive. In 2015, Sloat developed a highly0regarded training program. In 2016…

Kowall v. Benson  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1129

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Michigan voters, wanting to amend Michigan’s Constitution to establish term limits for state legislators, state executives, and members of Congress, got a petition on the ballot; 58.8% of voters approved the…

Steven Armatas v. Scott Haws
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3190
United States v. Christian Villasenor
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3477
Cornell Clisby v. United States
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4215
United States v. Andrey Guidry
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1274
United States v. Aaron Jamison
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6153
Felicia Allen v. City of Ecorse, Mich.
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1268
United States v. Corey Suggs
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3161
In re Michael Hornback
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-8006
Katrina Woodall v. Wayne Cnty., Mich.
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1705
Latrent Redrick v. City of Akron, Ohio
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3027
Westfall Auto Sales, LLC v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co.
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3126
Catholic Healthcare Inc. v. Genoa Charter Twp., Mich.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2987
Kevin Thornton v. Jay Forshey
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3012
Breeze Smoke, LLC v. United States Food and Drug Administration  
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3902

Justia Opinion Summary: The Food and Drug Administration denied Breeze’s Premarket Tobacco Product Applications for its electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Breeze sought a stay of the FDA’s order. Under the Family Smoking Prevention…

United States v. Elmore  
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-5121, 21-5145

Justia Opinion Summary: During an investigation into whether Elmore sexually abused a seven-year-old girl, officers obtained and executed a warrant to remove Elmore’s vehicle from his stepmother’s home and search the vehicle. Elmore’s…

United States v. William Elmore
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5145
Resurrection Sch. v. Elizabeth Hertel
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2256
Guo Yan Lin Castro v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4279
United States v. Bogdan Nicolescu
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4247
United States v. Radu Miclaus
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4273
Byrd v. Haas  
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2286

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan Department of Corrections inmates may hold formal group services or possess certain religious property only if the Department has formally recognized their faith. Though the Department recognizes the Ifa faith,…

Wesson v. Shoop  
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3613

Justia Opinion Summary: Wesson was charged with murdering 81-year-old Varhola and attacking (and nearly killing) his 77-year-old wife, after they invited him into their home on February 25, 2008. A three-judge panel convicted Wesson of several…

Trisha Doran v. Denis McDonough
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3694
United States v. Mark Lundy
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6323
Gun Owners of Am., Inc. v. DOJ
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1131
Danny Roberson v. Darrell Wynkoop
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1240
United States v. Howell  
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5858

Justia Opinion Summary: Howell’s girlfriend, Thompson, testified for the government at Howell’s trial. Thompson had pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting Howell in the robbery of a bank in Finger, Tennessee, and aiding and abetting Howell in…

United States v. Jackson Noel
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6167
Monroe v. FTS USA, LLC  
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-6289, 20-6347

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, FTS technicians filed suit alleging that they were unlawfully deprived of overtime compensation for the prior three years. The district court authorized a collective action; 293 technicians opted in to the…

Edward Monroe v. FTS USA, LLC
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6347
Sexton v. Cernuto  
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1120

Justia Opinion Summary: Sexton reported to Redford Charter Township to begin five days with the work-release program. Cernuto and Dunn were the program supervisors. Sexton was the only woman among approximately five participants. Township…

Prevent USA Corp. v. Volkswagen AG  
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1379

Justia Opinion Summary: Prevent, a group of European companies that specializes in turning around distressed automotive parts suppliers, organized an effort to halt supplies of their parts to obtain better terms from Volkswagen, based in…

Dakota Girls, LLC v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co.  
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3245

Justia Opinion Summary: To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Ohio government ordered child-care programs to shut down for around two months beginning in March 2020. As a result, Dakota Girls and the other plaintiffs could not use their…

Whirlpool Corp. v. Equity Mgmt., Inc.
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2062
United States v. Michael Busch
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4065
United States v. Busch's Country Corner, Inc.
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4066
United States v. Amanda Jo Busch
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4067
United States v. Jon Vance
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5819
United States v. Jon Vance
Date: November 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5820
Tavares Brooks v. Randee Rewerts
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1496
United States v. Robert Doggart
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6128
United States v. Bass  
Date: November 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1094

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Bass, a Michigan “drug kingpin,” was convicted of conspiracy to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine and 50 or more grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. 846, and firearms murder during or in relation to a…

United States v. Paul Piper
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1867
Sally Hall v. Rag-O-Rama, LLC
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6059
Sally Hall v. Rag-O-Rama, LLC
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6090
Card v. Principal Life Insurance Co.  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6217

Justia Opinion Summary: Card was diagnosed with “chronic lymphocytic leukemia,” which can cause fatigue. Card alleges her worsening fatigue left her unable to perform her job as a night-shift nurse. She applied for disability benefits under an…

Arbre Farms Corp. v. Great American E&S Ins. Co.
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1091
Ana Zometa-Orellana v. Merrick Garland
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3001
United States v. Traylor  
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1565

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, Traylor was convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1349, 1347; conspiracy to pay and receive healthcare kickbacks, 18 U.S.C. 371; and five counts of health care fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1347. The…

United States v. Samuel Buoscio
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3010
Charles Evans v. Avectus Healthcare Sols.
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6231
United States v. Joseph Sanders
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3614
Jose Martinez-Acosta v. Merrick Garland
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4194
RECO Equipment, Inc. v. Jeffrey Wilson
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4312
Elisha Jacobs v. United States
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5761
United States v. Dustyn Olmstead
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1051
Lea Jolon-Valasquez v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3029
United States v. Melvin Harris
Date: October 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2203
Jorge Flores-Benedict v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: October 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3955
Hilary Levandofsky v. Abubakar Durrani
Date: October 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4104
Beiser Perez-Ramirez v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: October 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4172
United States v. Jeffery Davis
Date: October 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6116
United States v. Joseph Gray, Jr.
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3019
United States v. Larry Jackson
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3223
United States v. Shondell Mack
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3393
United States v. Cortez Evans
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5623
Camp Inn Lodge, LLC v. Gene Kirvan
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1250
David Vance v. Village of Highland Hills, Ohio
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3066
Jeffrey Kahl v. Spectrum Sec., LLC
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3306
Domingo Jimenez-Lorenzo v. Merrick B.Garland
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4183
United States v. Nicolas Drake
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4217
Martin Leaf v. Nike, Inc.
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1045
Alejandro Martinez-Hernandez v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3130
Patrick Murtha v. Rossford Exempted Village
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3449
Joshua Tarter v. Navigators Ins. Co.
Date: October 25, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5129
Maria Mulul-Gutierrez v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4307
United States v. Augustin  
Date: October 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5454

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Augustin asked Jordan to “find somebody” who sold cocaine. “Hoss,” subsequently sold Augustin six ounces of cocaine for $5,100. The deal went bad and Augustin kidnapped Jordan at gunpoint. Augustin’s…

John Figueroa, III v. Portage Cnty. Sheriff's Dep't
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4111
United States v. Rocky Krupa
Date: October 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1080
United States v. Jaquar Latimer
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3861
United States v. Latimer  
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-3862, 20-3861

Justia Opinion Summary: After serving several stints in prison, Latimer moved into his girlfriend’s Akron home. When Ohio parole officers knocked on the door, Latimer, apparently freshly awakened greeted the officers and allowed them to enter.…

Arthur Rutland v. R & R Trailers, Inc.
Date: October 18, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1181
Lakeside Surfaces, Inc. v. Cambria Co., LLC  
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1335

Justia Opinion Summary: Lakeside, a Michigan corporation, fabricates stone countertops in Michigan. Cambria a Minnesota LLC, is a nationwide manufacturer of countertop products. Lakeside buys “solid surface products” from manufacturers like…

Melanie Lockhart v. Marietta City Schs.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4308
Middlebrooks v. Parker  
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5419

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1989, Middlebrooks was convicted of felony murder and aggravated kidnapping and sentenced to death. His conviction and sentence were upheld on direct and collateral review. Electrocution was then Tennessee’s only…

United States v. Joseph Sanders
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3963
United States v. Jermaine Webb
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6174
United States v. John Lawrence
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1285
Owsley v. Fazzi Associates., Inc.  
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4240

Justia Opinion Summary: Owsley. a nurse for Care Connection, a company providing home healthcare to Medicare patients, alleged that she observed, firsthand, documents showing that her employer had used fraudulent data from Fazzi to submit…

Larry Krueger v. City of Eastpointe, Mich.
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1385
F.P. Development, LLC. v. Charter Township of Canton  
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1447, 20-1466

Justia Opinion Summary: Canton’s 2006 Tree Ordinance prohibits the unpermitted removal, damage, or destruction of trees of specified sizes, with exceptions for agricultural operations, commercial nurseries, tree farms, and occupied lots smaller…

F.P. Development, LLC. v. Charter Twp. of Canton, Mich.
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1466
Desmond Ricks v. David Pauch
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1778
Javier Tolentino-Hernandez v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4021
United States v. Carl Johnson
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4125
United States v. William Echols
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6088
Luxshare, Ltd. v. ZF Automotive US, Inc.  
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2736

Justia Opinion Summary: ZF appealed an order granting limited discovery to Luxshare under 28 U.S.C. 1782. Luxshare plans to use the discovery in the parties’ international arbitration. ZF sought a stay pending appeal, citing the Supreme Court’s…

Chelsey Lee v. Stuart Colwell
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5229
Ackerman v. Washington  
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1363

Justia Opinion Summary: Before 2013, the Michigan Department of Corrections provided kosher meals with meat and dairy to Jewish prisoners and allowed charitable Jewish organizations to bring in traditional religious foods for Jewish holidays.…

United States v. Prigmore  
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3989

Justia Opinion Summary: A Xenia Police dispatcher contacted officer Reed about a double-parked vehicle with the person in the backseat allegedly “shooting up.” Reed observed a vehicle straddling the line between a standard parking spot and a…

United States v. Roger Roberts
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4272
Bill Sourinho v. Rich Prods. Corp.
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5289
McKeon Products, Inc. v. Howard S. Leight & Associates, Inc.  
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2279

Justia Opinion Summary: McKeon has sold “MACK’S” earplugs to retail consumers since the 1960s. In the 1980s, Honeywell's predecessor began marketing and selling MAX-brand earplugs to distributors. The brand names are phonetically identical. In…

Crawford v. Tilley  
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6391

Justia Opinion Summary: Marc was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center (MCDC). Marc’s wife, Dawn, told the police that her husband had lung cancer and needed immediate medical attention. Marc’s medical records also stated…

United States v. Lemons  
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5313

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Lemons pleaded guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment, based on the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), which requires the imposition of a 180-month mandatory…

Margaret Evola v. Henry Ford Macomb Hosp.
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2241
Rafael v. Garland  
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4003

Justia Opinion Summary: Rafael, a citizen of Guatemala, applied for admission to the U.S. DHS served her with a Notice to Appear at a place and time “to be determined.” Months later, she received a Notice of Hearing, stating the time, date, and…

United States v. Billy Mitchell
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6208
Ali El-Khalil v. Nsima Usen
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1140
Dahl v. Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University  
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2945

Justia Opinion Summary: Western Michigan University, a public university, requires student-athletes to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but considers individual requests for medical and religious exemptions on a discretionary basis. Sixteen…

United States v. Jerrod Jennings
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5374
Matthews v. Centrus Energy Corp.  
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3885

Justia Opinion Summary: The 1954 Atomic Energy Act allowed private construction, ownership, and operation of commercial nuclear power reactors for energy production. The 1957 Price-Anderson Act created a system of private insurance, government…

United States v. Dillon Meacham
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6036
Sidi Njie v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3065
United States v. Bogdan Nicolescu
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4247
United States v. Miclaus  
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-4273, 19-4247

Justia Opinion Summary: Nicolescu, Miclaus, and coconspirators posted fake eBay car auctions. Operating from Romania, they concealed their IP addresses, and employed US-based “money mules,” to collect payments from unsuspecting buyers, taking…

Kimberly Hayden v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6420
Marcia Hall v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6421
United States v. Eustorgio Gonzalez-Leal
Date: October 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5915
James F. Radke v. Monroe Cnty., Mich.
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2331
James F. Radke v. Monroe Cnty., Mich.
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2340
Maybelle Smith v. Continental Cas. Co.
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3004
United States v. Keeon Green
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4167
Hernandez-Hernandez v. Garland  
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3210

Justia Opinion Summary: Hernandez, a citizen of Guatemala, has two minor children. Her daughter, A.L. is also a citizen of Guatemala. Her son, born in 2018, is a U.S. citizen. In 2016, Hernandez left Guatemala with her daughter and entered the…

Deric Lostutter v. Commw. of Ky.
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5476
United States v. Grant  
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4078

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of violating 18 U.S.C. 922(g) for unlawfully possessing a firearm—one for being a convicted felon, the other for being a domestic violence misdemeanant. In this case, defendant's…

Howard Jesmer v. Erie Ins. Co.
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5186
Fawzi Zaya v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3815
Sofco Erectors, Inc. v. Trustees of the Ohio Operating Engineers Pension Fund  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-3639, 20-3671

Justia Opinion Summary: Sofco terminated its collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with a local union. The Ohio Operating Engineers Pension Fund then assessed almost a million dollars in withdrawal liability against Sofco under the Employee…

Sofco Erectors, Inc. v. Trustees Ohio Operating Eng'rs Pension Fund
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3671
Chesnut v. United States  
Date: September 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6237

Justia Opinion Summary: On April 4, Debra went to Kentucky’s Manchester Memorial Hospital emergency room where she presented with numbness from the waist down, pain in both legs, with the right leg being worse and cold. On April 19, Debra’s…

Juana Ramos Rafael v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4003
Gustavo Herrera Acosta v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3155
Bob Anderson v. City of Fulton, Ky
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5001
Golf Village North, LLC v. City of Powell  
Date: September 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4117

Justia Opinion Summary: Golf Village owns, maintains, and administers a 900-acre planned community in Powell, including one of 11 separate lots in a commercial development. A 2003 “Declaration of Private Roads” refers to the use of private…

United States v. Rodney Phelps
Date: September 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5889
Brawner v. Scott County  
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-5623

Justia Opinion Summary: Brawner was detained at the Scott County jail. On her written questionnaire, Brawner answered that she needed to continue her prescription medications, listing three controlled substances: suboxone, clonazepam, and…

Devereux v. Knox County  
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6071

Justia Opinion Summary: Devereux suffered a major stroke during or around the period of his custody by Knox County for misdemeanor first-time DUI. Corrections officers were in and out of the holding cell where he sat motionless for several…

Outfront Media, LLC v. Randall Powell
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5562
Outfront Media, LLC v. Randall Powell
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5563
Santo's Italian Cafe LLC v. Acuity Insurance Co.  
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3068

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2020, the Governor of Ohio declared a state of emergency in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. A few days later, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health ordered restaurants across the state to close…

Lookout Mountain Suites, LLC v. Neal Pinkston
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5324
American Premier Underwriters, Inc. v. General Electric Co.  
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4010

Justia Opinion Summary: In the 1930s and 1940s GE designed and manufactured self-propelled, electric passenger railcars that included liquid-cooled transformers. The transformers, which generated a great deal of heat, used a coolant called…

Heath Douglas v. Nancy Douglas
Date: September 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1335
United States v. David Culver
Date: September 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4089
Legacy Hemp, LLC v. Terramax Holdings Corp.
Date: September 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5161
United States v. Woods  
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1214, 20-1215

Justia Opinion Summary: The Woods brothers were members of a Detroit-based group, HNIC. The government claims that HNIC was a street gang “engaged in drug dealing, intimidation, and violence” and that the brothers participated in multiple…

United States v. Austin Woods
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1215
Springstone, Inc. v. Hiscox Ins. Co., Inc.
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6014
Phillips v. Tangilag  
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6226

Justia Opinion Summary: Convicted of murder, Phillips has been incarcerated in Kentucky prisons since 1999. In 2014, Phillips and his cellmate got into a fight. Phillips later thought he had sprained his ankle. The pain and discoloration went…

United States v. Leo Biggs, Jr.
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3259
Abdullah Haydar v. Amazon Corporate, LLC
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2410
United States v. Rodolfo Moreno
Date: September 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2235
Gerber v. Herskovitz  
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1870

Justia Opinion Summary: Every Saturday morning since 2003, six-12 protesters have picketed Ann Arbor’s Beth Israel Synagogue, displaying signs on the grass by the sidewalk in front of the synagogue and across the street. The signs state:…

Fuseini Seidu v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: September 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3075
United States v. Michael Rich
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2268
United States v. Michael Rich
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2268
United States v. Michael Rich
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2269
United States v. Michael Rich
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2269
United States v. Cary Vandiver
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2323
United States v. Cary Vandiver
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2323
United States v. Cary Vandiver
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2324
United States v. Cary Vandiver
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2324
United States v. Patrick McKeoun
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2342
United States v. Patrick McKeoun
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2342
United States v. Jeff Smith
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2364
United States v. Jeff Smith
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2364
United States v. Jeff Smith
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2365
United States v. Jeff Smith
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2365
United States v. David Drozdowski
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2401
United States v. David Drozdowski
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2401
United States v. Paul Darrah
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2407
United States v. Paul Darrah
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2407
United States v. Paul Darrah
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2408
United States v. Paul Darrah
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2408
United States v. Vincent Witort
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2410
United States v. Vincent Witort
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-2410
United States v. Victor Castano
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1028
United States v. Victor Castano
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1028
United States v. Victor Castano
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1029
United States v. Castano  
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-1029, 18-2268, 19-1028, 18-2269, 18-2323, 18-2324, 18-2342, 18-2364, 18-2365, 18-2401, 18-2407, 18-2508, 18-2410

Justia Opinion Summary: The federal government successfully prosecuted multiple members of the “Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club” for their role in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) enterprise, 18 U.S.C. 1962(c)(d) that…

Mark Krueger v. Experian Information Solutions
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2060
Ted Palladeno v. Gary Mohr
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3587
Garcia v. United States Department of Homeland Security  
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-1037, 21-1056, 21-1063, 21-5022

Justia Opinion Summary: The noncitizens, victims of grave crimes, cooperated with law enforcement. They applied for U-visas, 8 U.S.C. 1103(a)(1), 1101(a)(15)(U), and authorization to work; two sought derivative U-visas and work authorization…

Doublas Arguijo v. DHS
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1056
Ardiles Mendez Mendez v. DHS
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1063
Patel v. Renaud
Date: September 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5022
Hodge v. Jordan  
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 17-6032

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner on his claims that counsel provided ineffective assistance of counsel at the sentencing phase and that he was denied a fair trial…

Bash v. Textron Financial Corp.  
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3351

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision rejecting the bankruptcy trustee's efforts seeking to avoid payments from Fair Finance to Textron as fraudulent transfers under Ohio's Uniform Fraudulent Transfer…

Memphis Center for Reproductive Health v. Slatery  
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5969

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit challenging two sections of House Bill 2263: Section 216 criminalizes the performance of pre-viability abortions at cascading intervals of two to three weeks, beginning with the detection of a…

Gerald Pierce v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6057
United States v. Elance Lucas
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6390
United States v. Marcus Darden
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6392
United States v. Derrick Kilgore
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6393
United States v. DeCarlos Titington
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-6394
Association of American Physicians & Surgeons v. United States Food & Drug Administration  
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1784

Justia Opinion Summary: A drug manufacturer cannot distribute a drug in interstate commerce without obtaining the FDA’s approval for the uses listed on the drug’s official label, 21 U.S.C. 355(a). The Act does not prohibit doctors from…

Lindenbaum v. Realgy, LLC  
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4252

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1991, Congress prohibited almost all robocalls to cell phones and landlines, 47 U.S.C. 227(b)(1)(B). A 2015 amendment attempted to allow robocalls if they were made “solely to collect a debt owed to or guaranteed by…

United States v. Osborn  
Date: September 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1005

Justia Opinion Summary: Osborn, an Army veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, left a threatening voicemail for Georgia Congressman Henry Johnson. Osborn pleaded guilty under 18 U.S.C. 115(a)(1)(B), (b)(4), and (c)(4). At…

In re Oakland Physicians Med. Center
Date: September 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1775
Smith v. City of Toledo  
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3434

Justia Opinion Summary: The Training Academy hired Smith as a firefighter recruit. If Academy recruits do not pass their practical skills exams after three tries, they are dismissed. The vertical ventilation test requires climbing a ladder,…

Darrell Littleton v. Lowe's Home Centers, LLC
Date: September 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-5033
Nelda Kellom v. Mitchell Quinn
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1003
United States v. Fazullah Khan
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1179
Kevin Kellom v. United States
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1222
United States v. Fazullah Khan
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1223
Morrell v. Warden  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1238, 20-1347, 20-1448, .20-1752

Justia Opinion Summary: Each of the petitioners obtained habeas relief in the Eastern District of Michigan because they were sentenced under Michigan’s formerly mandatory sentencing guidelines that included enhancements for judicially found…

Ricardo Edmonds v. Warden
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1347
Anthony Thompson v. Warden
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1448
Ronald Kennedy v. Warden
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1752
Barrera v. City of Mount Pleasant  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1863

Justia Opinion Summary: While patrolling a known drug house, Sergeant Murch recognized a Buick that he had stopped twice before, each time culminating in a drug-related arrest. Murch ran the plates and discovered that the vehicle’s owner,…

Tina Smalley v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1865
Juannelious Murray, Sr. v. Safir Law P.L.C.
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1910
Mark Lloyd v. P&G Disability Benefit Plan
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4329
Thomas Brooks, III v. Kevin Spiegel
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6437
Samantha Newell v. Central Mich. Univ. Bd. of Trs.
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1864
Johnson v. Ford Motor Co.  
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2032

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson, a 56-year-old African American woman, was hired by Ford in 2018, as a production supervisor. While Johnson was shadowing him to learn the job, Rowan was in a position to evaluate Johnson’s performance. Rowan…

Pamela Reilly v. Ottawa Cnty., Mich.
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2220
Doucette v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-5592, 20-5632

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Conn represented Plaintiffs and thousands of other claimants in seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Conn bribed doctors to certify false applications and bribed an ALJ to approve…

Sherry Taylor v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5632
Jacob Pierce v. Bucky Rowland
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5731
Vernon Dahl, III v. Jermaine Kilgore
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6392
United States v. Elizabeth Westmoreland
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3006
In re Kareem Jackson  
Date: September 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3102

Justia Opinion Summary: Jackson was convicted of six counts of aggravated murder (with capital specifications), three counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of kidnapping, and one count of felonious assault, and sentenced to death. His first…

DeCrane v. Eckart  
Date: September 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3620

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, DeCrane became the director of training at Cleveland's Fire Training Academy and applied to be the chief. The mayor chose McGinnis to be the next chief. DeCrane said he was surprised because McGinnis had fallen…

Annissa Colson v. City of Alcoa, Tenn.
Date: September 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6084
United States v. Jeremy Sherrod
Date: September 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1281
United States v. Cartwright  
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: 19-5852

Justia Opinion Summary: Cartwright is serving a 24-year sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e)(1). When Cartwright was sentenced in 2005, seven of his past convictions qualified as violent felonies. In 2015, the…

Madina Rahmatova v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: August 31, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3902
Brian Williams v. Dearborn Motors 1, LLC
Date: August 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1351
Gibbs v. Huss  
Date: August 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1973

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Gibbs (then 16) and Henderson, robbed a Flint, Michigan store. Henderson struck the owner in the head with a gun, severing part of his ear. Gibbs was not armed but took property. Before jury selection began,…

United States v. Hunter  
Date: August 30, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1275

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Hunter, a 23-year-old hitman for a Detroit drug enterprise, escaped from a parole camp and killed 23-year-old Johnson, to prevent her from testifying. Hunter was convicted of intentionally killing Johnson in…

Brian Porter v. LaShann Eppinger
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3443
AtriCure, Inc. v. Meng  
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-4067

Justia Opinion Summary: AtriCure, an Ohio company, that develops medical devices to treat atrial fibrillation, contracted with Dr. Meng’s company, ZenoMed, to serve as AtriCure’s exclusive Chinese distributor. AtriCure later believed that…

United States v. Johnson  
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5980

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and to commit money laundering. Johnson was sentenced as a career offender under U.S.S.G. 4B1.1(a) based on his two prior controlled-substance convictions. …

August Cassano v. Tim Shoop
Date: August 26, 2021
Docket Number: 18-3761
Epazz, Inc. v. Nat'l Quality Assurance USA
Date: August 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1552
United States v. Clark  
Date: August 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1887

Justia Opinion Summary: Clark robbed three banks, stating that he had a gun. When police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, Clark fled at high speed and hit other cars. A 67-year-old suffered significant injuries. Clark was indicted under 18…

Twyford v. Shoop  
Date: August 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3346

Justia Opinion Summary: Twyford was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death in 1993. Twyford filed a federal habeas petition and sought transport for neurological imaging. Twyford noted that he may have neurological problems due…

Miguel Guillen v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: August 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3580
Briggs v. Univsity of Cincinnati  
Date: August 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4133

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Briggs, a Black man, began working as a compensation analyst for the University of Cincinnati (UC) Human Resources department. In 2013, the HR department hired Wittwer, a Caucasian woman, in the same position…

Loring Justice
Date: August 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5479
United States v. Levester Grayer
Date: August 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5842
Odraye Jones nka Malik Allah-U-Akbar v. Margaret Bradshaw
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 15-4308
Samuel Dantzler v. Randee Rewerts
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1059
Alison Taylor v. City of Saginaw, Mich.
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1538
Taylor v. City of Saginaw  
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1588, 20-1538

Justia Opinion Summary: Taylor received several parking tickets from Saginaw for leaving her car in its downtown area beyond the time allowed by an ordinance. Each time, Hoskins chalked the tire of Taylor’s vehicle several hours before issuing…

Andrews v. City of Mentor  
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4030

Justia Opinion Summary: For more than 50 years, the Trust has owned contiguous parcels on Garfield Road, Mentor, Ohio, comprising 16.15 acres near the terminus of Norton Parkway, a road completed in 2006 that connects Garfield Road to Center…

United States v. Shane Fox
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6039
Jenesta Cutter v. Ethicon, Inc.
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6040
James Thomas v. Bill Haslam
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6188
Odraye Jones nka Malik Allah-U-Akbar v. Margaret Bradshaw
Date: August 25, 2021
Docket Number: 7-3766
Rhodes v. Michigan  
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1246

Justia Opinion Summary: While incarcerated and working as a laundry porter at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility, Rhodes suffered a severe skull fracture and other injuries when an industrial laundry cart—weighing about 400 pounds—fell…

B&P Littleford, LLC v. Prescott Machinery, LLC
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1449
B&P Littleford, LLC v. Prescott Machinery, LLC
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1451
Melissa Dovala v. Teri Baldauf
Date: August 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4222
Victor Taylor v. Scott Jordan
Date: August 23, 2021
Docket Number: 14-6508
Bun Cheat v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: August 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3476
Krista Jones v. Interlake Steamship Co.
Date: August 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2210
Resurrection School v. Hertel  
Date: August 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2256

Justia Opinion Summary: To control the spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) required that all persons five years of age and older wear a mask in indoor public settings, including while attending…

Stella Dulaney v. Flex Films (USA), Inc.
Date: August 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6098
Hill v. Shoop  
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Numbers: 14-3718, 99-4317

Justia Opinion Summary: Hill’s death penalty sentence was imposed in 1986. Hill brought a habeas petition, arguing that he may not be executed because he is “intellectually disabled,” as defined in subsequent Supreme Court cases. In 2002 the…

McNeill v. Bagley  
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3850

Justia Opinion Summary: McNeill was convicted in 1995 and sentenced to death in Ohio state court for aggravated murder. Seeking federal habeas relief, McNeil argued that the prosecution failed to turn over material under Brady v. Maryland and…

Avertest, LLC v. Livingston Cnty., Mich.
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1858
Susan Beiersdorfer v. Frank LaRose
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3557
Danny Hill v. Timothy Shoop
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 99-4317
United States v. Paris Wells
Date: August 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2240
Henry Hill v. Craig Whitford
Date: August 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2076
Yerbro Turner v. McCullough-Hyde Mem'l Hosp.
Date: August 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4159
Kaplan v. University of Louisville  
Date: August 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5965

Justia Opinion Summary: In October 2018, the University of Louisville notified Dr. Kaplan, a tenured professor and the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), that it was reviewing some of his actions as Chair and…

United States v. William Perry, Jr.
Date: August 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6183
United States v. Phillips  
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1051

Justia Opinion Summary: Phillips, currently incarcerated for a 2001 armed bank robbery, filed a pro se motion seeking to waive the accumulated interest on his $51,086.10 restitution sentence. He had not challenged that order on appeal or when…

Williams v. Maurer  
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1996

Justia Opinion Summary: At about 4:30 a.m., an anonymous 911 call reported a break-in at neighboring apartment 103, with screaming, Seven Southfield Police officers responded, entered the building, and heard screaming but could not identify the…

Canaday v. The Anthem Companies, Inc.  
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5947

Justia Opinion Summary: Anthem provides health insurance and hires nurses to review insurance claims. The company pays those nurses a salary but does not pay them overtime. Canaday, an Anthem nurse who lives in Tennessee, filed a proposed…

United States v. Jenny Bailey
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5951
Sharon Potter v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5550
Brandi Adams v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5551
Messer v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-5552, 20-5550, 20-5551

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Conn represented Plaintiffs and thousands of others in seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Conn bribed doctors to certify false applications and bribed an ALJ to approve…

Ward v. National Patient Account Services Solutions, Inc.  
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5902

Justia Opinion Summary: Ward received twice medical treatment at Stonecrest. Stonecrest hired NPAS, Inc. to collect Ward’s outstanding balances. NPAS first sent Ward a billing statement on October 3 related to his July hospital visit. The…

United States v. Richard Paulus
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6017
Flora McGuire v. City of Sweetwater, Tenn.
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6067
Jeremiah Waldrop v. Johnson City, Tennessee
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6434
In re Amazon.com, Inc.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 18-5942
United States v. Kerns  
Date: August 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1563

Justia Opinion Summary: A deputy observed a vehicle swerving in traffic and initiated a stop. Kerns was operating the vehicle. When the car stopped, Kerns’s prior romantic partner exited and yelled that Kerns had kidnapped her at gunpoint.…

Pierre Taylor v. Sonal Patel
Date: August 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1381
Penfound v. Ruskin  
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2200

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993-2017, Penfound worked for a company that provided its employees with a 401(k) plan and voluntarily contributed a portion of his wages to the plan. In 2017, Penfound transitioned to a new company, Protodesign,…

St. Luke's Hospital v. ProMedica Health System, Inc.  
Date: August 10, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3007

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit previously affirmed the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to block a merger of ProMedica and St. Luke’s Hospital in Lucas County, Ohio. As part of the unwinding of the merger, ProMedica and St. Luke’s…

United States v. Warren  
Date: August 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3045

Justia Opinion Summary: Warren pled guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm. His plea agreement bound the parties to “recommend that the Court impose a sentence within” Warren’s Guidelines range, calculated at 51-63 months, and prohibited…

United States v. Emmons  
Date: August 9, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-5869, 20-5890

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on activity related to former Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell in 2014, Emmons and Lundergan (Grimes’s father) were convicted for…

United States v. Gerald Lundergan
Date: August 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5890
Greggory Blank v. Nationwide Corp.
Date: August 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3969
United States v. Jerome Gray
Date: August 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3034
Chad Thompson v. Richard DeWine
Date: August 6, 2021
Docket Number: 21-3514
PrimeOne Ins. Co. v. Grand Trumbull, LLC
Date: August 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1498
Bristol Regional Women's Center, P.C. v. Slatery  
Date: August 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6267

Justia Opinion Summary: Tennessee Code 39-15-202(a)–(h) requires that women be informed, orally and in-person by the attending physician or by the referring physician that she is pregnant; of the fetus’s probable gestational age; whether the…

DeSheila Howlett v. City of Warren, Mich.
Date: August 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2460
Burwell v. City of Lansing  
Date: August 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1505

Justia Opinion Summary: Phillips, then 39, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. At the Lansing City Jail, Phillips said he took Lyrica to treat his epilepsy and would need another dose that night Phillips denied being under the…

Novia Comm'ns LLC v. Jesse Weatherby
Date: August 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3608
Southard v. Newcomb Oil Co., LLC  
Date: August 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5318

Justia Opinion Summary: Southard worked for Newcomb, then filed a putative class action, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201, plus state-law claims. Newcomb removed the case to federal court. Southard amended his…

Sound Inpatient Phys., Inc. v. T.M. Carr
Date: August 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6440
Hall v. Mays  
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Numbers: 10-5658, 15-5436

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, Hall murdered his estranged wife by attacking her in her home, dragging her to the backyard swimming pool while at least one of her children looked on, and drowning her. A Tennessee state court jury convicted…

Jon Hall v. Tony Mays
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: 15-5436
Michael Grassi v. John Grassi
Date: August 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3358
Daniel Kerber v. Wayne County, Mich.
Date: August 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1769
United States v. Trevino  
Date: July 30, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1104

Justia Opinion Summary: Trevino was the sole owner of a chain of marijuana dispensaries throughout Michigan. A federal jury convicted him of conspiracy and nine substantive marijuana offenses. The Sixth Circuit affirmed. Trevino's argued that…

United States v. LaTawyne Osborne
Date: July 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-5394
United States v. Draven Greene
Date: July 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6316
Ortiz v. Garland  
Date: July 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-4248

Justia Opinion Summary: Ortiz, raised in Guatemala, suffered significant domestic abuse by her intoxicated father and later by her boyfriend, Carlos, who raped her. She became pregnant and, fearing aggravating her father’s violence, moved in…