2022 Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Wallace v. United States
Date: August 5, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5764
Mitchell v. United States
Date: August 5, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6031
Oakland Tactical Supply, LLC v. Howell Twp., Mich.
Date: August 5, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1244
Miguel Martinez-Castro v. Merrick Garland
Date: August 5, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3774
United States v. Tavaris Betts
Date: August 5, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5006
Gabrion, II v. United States  
Date: August 4, 2022
Docket Number: 18-2382

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Appellant's 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion for relief from his first-degree murder conviction, holding that there was no merit to any of Appellant's claims on…

Rogers v. Mays  
Date: August 3, 2022
Docket Number: 19-5427

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed in part, reversed in part and vacated in part the district court's denial of Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that, in Tennessee, ineffective assistance of…

Trident Fasteners, Inc. v. Selective Ins. Co.
Date: August 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1439
Leon Douglas v. Keara Muzzin
Date: August 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2801
United States v. Shawn Summers
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4148
Gerald Novak v. William Federspiel
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1722
Terrance Bar v. Kalitta Charters II, LLC
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1739
Golf Village North, LLC v. City of Powell, Ohio  
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3728

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of the City of Powell, Ohio and dismissing Golf Village North LLC's claims brought under 28 U.S.C. 1983 for violating its…

Kenneth Burnham v. Carolyn Friedland
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3888
Robert Meyrose v. Vitas Hospice Servs.
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6124
United States v. Musaibli  
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1013

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit reversed the judgment of the district court denying the government's motion to admit records documenting a terrorist group's organizational structure, logistics, and activities as statements of…

Lori Cook v. Steward Trumbull Mem. Hosp.
Date: August 2, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3041
United States v. Andrew Johnson
Date: August 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1795
Allen F. Campbell v. Egidijus Marcinkevicius
Date: July 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3871
Allen F. Campbell v. Egidijus Marcinkevicius
Date: July 29, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3147
Christina Tharp v. Apel Int'l, LLC
Date: July 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6070
Wineries of the Old Mission Peninsula Ass'n v. Township of Peninsula, Michigan  
Date: July 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1744

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit reversed the judgment of the district court denying the motion filed by Protect the Peninsula, Inc. to intervene as a matter of right in an action brought by a group of wineries and an association…

Moats v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: July 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3702

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court upholding the decision of an administrative law judge (ALJ) finding that Todd Moats's condition prevented him from returning to his previous job but…

Andrew Stevens v. City of Columbus, Ohio
Date: July 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3755
Daniel Williams v. Hilton Hall, Jr.
Date: July 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5540
Bledsoe v. Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors  
Date: July 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5808

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit reversed the order of the district court granting summary judgment dismissing Plaintiff's complaint that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) discriminated against him based on his age and disability in…

Ruth Hunter v. Rhino Shield
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3748
United States v. Butts  
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3783

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court sentencing Defendant to 120 months for his federal drug trafficking and firearm offenses, holding that a procedural error in calculating the Guidelines range…

Kelley Nuttall v. Progressive Parma Care Center
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4199
Logan Couch v. Brandon Brooks
Date: July 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6185
United States v. Luis Godoy-Valles
Date: July 25, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5946
Carolyn Valentine v. Health & Wellness Lifestyle
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4341
Jarvela v. Houk  
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2820

Justia Opinion Summary: Jarvela drank several rum-and-cokes, then drove his Silverado to a Shell station to buy cigarettes. Afterward, the store clerk called the police to report that “a drunk guy" had just left driving a black Silverado. In a…

United States v. Timothy Sweeney
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2982
Alliance Health and Life Ins. v. Am. Nat'l Ins. Co.
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2995
Faburama Njai v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3764
United States v. Sharp  
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3828

Justia Opinion Summary: After a decade in state prison for gross sexual imposition and kidnapping, Sharp was released on parole with conditions that required him to refrain from unsupervised contact with minors; obtain his parole officer’s…

Marcos de la Cruz-Flores v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4003
United States v. Terry Stegall
Date: July 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6199
EMW Women's Surgical Center v. Eric Friedlander
Date: July 21, 2022
Docket Number: 19-5516
Myers v. City of Centerville, Ohio  
Date: July 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3850

Justia Opinion Summary: Myers, a Centerville Police Department detective sergeant, Myers reported to then-Lieutenant Brown and then-Police Chief Robertson, that Lieutenant Lavigne possessed and “possibl[y] disseminat[ed]” sexually explicit…

Larry Sevenski v. Brock Artfitch
Date: July 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1391
Larry Sevenski v. Brock Artfitch
Date: July 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1402
United States v. Michael Justin Hall
Date: July 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2947
United States v. Allen Joseph Kamann
Date: July 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3894
Johnston v. Hildebrand  
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5497

Justia Opinion Summary: Gayle died in 2006. Attorney Johnston filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions on behalf of Gayle in 2016 and 2018 at the request of Gayle’s daughter, Elizabeth, the Administratrix of her mother’s probate estate. After the…

United States v. Demetrio Flores, III
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2974
Skatemore, Inc. v. Whitmer  
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2985

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, operators of bowling alleys and roller-skating rinks in Michigan, sued Michigan Governor Whitmer, former Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Gordon, and the Department alleging that…

United States v. Trevor Rodrigues
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3599
Dearrea King v. City of Columbus, Ohio
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3725
United States v. John Lawson
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5914
United States v. Joey Faught
Date: July 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6123
United States v. Frank King
Date: July 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1602
Kimetta Sublett v. Masonic Homes of Ky., Inc.
Date: July 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5959
Cunningham v. Blackwell  
Date: July 18, 2022
Docket Numbers: 21-6005, 21-6006, 21-6172, 21-6174

Justia Opinion Summary: The University of Kentucky investigated two dentistry professors for entering false data about whether they, or their students, had performed services for patients at a university clinic and who should be paid for those…

Ehab Shehata v. David Blackwell
Date: July 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6006
Ehab Shehata v. David Blackwell
Date: July 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6172
Larry Cunningham v. David Blackwell
Date: July 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6174
Fred Holland v. Mercy Health
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3980
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Prods. v. NCR Corp.
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 18-1806
Max Rack, Inc. v. Core Health & Fitness, LLC
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3598
Max Rack, Inc. v. Core Health & Fitness, LLC  
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Numbers: 20-3600, 20-3598

Justia Opinion Summary: Skilken, the owner of Max Rack, Inc., invented a piece of gym equipment that he named the “Max Rack.” For years, his company sold Max Racks through a licensing agreement with Core. When Max Rack’s last patent expired,…

A. B. Cernelle v. Graminex, L.L.C.
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1579
William Saoud v. Everest Indemnity Ins. Co.
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1621
A&W X-Press, Inc. v. FCA US, LLC
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1805
A. B. Cernelle v. Graminex, L.L.C.
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2649
Bannum Place of Saginaw, LLC v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Numbers: 21-2664, 21-2690

Justia Opinion Summary: Bannum, a private company, runs a residential reentry center for recently-released federal inmates. Bannum’s contract with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) regulates many day-to-day operations at the facility. Bannum…

Bannum Place of Saginaw, LLC v. NLRB
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2690
United States v. Jonathan Garland
Date: July 14, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5041
Yusef Phillips v. Andrew Hinds
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1750
United States v. Jason Little
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3831
Peters Broadcast Engineering, Inc. v. 24 Capital, LLC  
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3849

Justia Opinion Summary: Capital, a New York LLC with its principal place of business in New York, sued Peters, an Indiana corporation with its principal place of business in Indiana, for breach of contract and received a judgment by confession…

Forman v. TriHealth, Inc.  
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3977

Justia Opinion Summary: In a suit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) 29 U.S.C. 1104(a)(1)(B), concerning the duty of prudence as applied to the investment options that a company offers to its employees for their 401(k)…

United States v. Alexander Berry
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4006
United States v. Lavone Ganithus Dixon, Jr.
Date: July 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6001
Hadeel Khalasawi v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: 19-3339
Fernando Aranda-Avilez v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3129
Hadeel Khalasawi v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3895
United States v. Quinn Turner
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5373
United States v. Belcher  
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5414

Justia Opinion Summary: In its 2014 “Mitchell” decision, the Sixth Circuit held that robbery, as defined under Tennessee law, is a “violent felony” under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e)(2)(B). Based on that holding, the…

United States v. Ricky Riddle
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5416
Children's Health Defense v. FDA
Date: July 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6203
Howard v. City of Detroit  
Date: July 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1261

Justia Opinion Summary: To dispute a property tax assessment under Detroit ordinances and Michigan state law, taxpayers “make complaint on or before February 15th" before the Board of Assessors. Any person who has complained to the Board of…

Vincent Porter v. Nat'l Football League Players Ass'n
Date: July 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1420
United States v. Andre Powell
Date: July 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1098
Eliezer Jimenez v. United States
Date: July 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5201
United States v. Larry Inman  
Date: July 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1505

Justia Opinion Summary: Inman was part of the majority of the Michigan House of Representatives who, along with a majority of the Senate, voted to repeal the prevailing-wage law. Inman was charged with soliciting bribes for his prevailing-wage…

United States v. McCallister  
Date: July 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4011

Justia Opinion Summary: Akron Police received an anonymous call that men were smoking marijuana in Whitney Park, "a high-crime area." Several officers, including Detective Elam, went to investigate. They arrived at the park in the early…

Patrick Brooks v. Butler Cnty.
Date: July 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4129
Daniel Stewart v. Knox County
Date: July 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5301
Michael Becker v. Delek US Energy, Inc.
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6255
Becker v. Delek US Energy, Inc.  
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Numbers: 20-6258, 20-6255

Justia Opinion Summary: Delek uses third-party specialty inspectors to ensure that Delek’s projects comply with industry and regulatory requirements. Cypress employs and assigns these specialty inspectors to companies like Delek. Becker worked…

P.I. & I. Motor Express, Inc. v. RLI Ins. Co.
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3412
P.I. & I. Motor Express, Inc. v. RLI Insurance Co.  
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Numbers: 21-3442, 21-3412

Justia Opinion Summary: While working at Dura-Bond’s Duquesne, Pennsylvania plant, Marshall stepped out of his truck, while others were loading metal pipes onto it. A worker accidentally ran a forklift into the pipes, causing one to roll off…

Dana Inc. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co.
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4150
United States v. Williams  
Date: July 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5856

Justia Opinion Summary: Williams pled guilty to possession of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Based on four previous Kentucky robbery convictions, the…

United States v. Corey Bailey
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: 19-2280
USA v. Arlandis Shy, II
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: 19-2281
USA v. Robert Brown, II
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: 19-2354
USA v. Keithon Porter
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1235
Monica Jackson v. GE
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3226
Monica Jackson v. GE
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3237
Arizona v. Biden  
Date: July 5, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3272

Justia Opinion Summary: The Secretary of Homeland Security’s 2021 Guidance notes that the Department lacks the resources to apprehend and remove all of the more than 11 million removable noncitizens in the country and prioritizes apprehension…

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Larry Winget
Date: July 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1568
Wesco Insurance Co. v. Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP  
Date: July 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3479

Justia Opinion Summary: Lawyers brought claims against schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1400. After the claims failed, the schools sought their attorney’s fees from the lawyers under the IDEA’s…

United States v. VanDemark  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3470

Justia Opinion Summary: VanDemark owns the Used Car Supermarket, which sells cars from two lots in Amelia, Ohio. In 2013-2014, VanDemark funneled away his customers’ down payments and left them off his tax returns. He used this stashed-away…

United States v. James Jones
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5493
United States v. James Jones
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5494
United States v. Joshua Beason
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5543
United States v. Ziesel  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4240

Justia Opinion Summary: Ziesel entered a bank wearing a mask and a hooded sweatshirt, approached the tellers, and said “give me all the money.” At some point, Ziesel told the tellers that “no one was going to get hurt.” Before leaving with the…

James Milican v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1714
United States v. Shaun Dickson
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6176
Antonio v. Garland  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3401

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissed an appeal by Antonio, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, from an order denying his request for deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture. The Sixth…

In re Ohio Execution Protocol Litig.
Date: June 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3330
Hanover American Insurance Co. v. Tattooed Millionaire Entertainment, LLC  
Date: June 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5671

Justia Opinion Summary: Brown’s company, TME, owned the House of Blues recording studio in Memphis and leased a studio to Falls. Hanover issued separate insurance policies to TME and Falls. Intruders vandalized and burgled the studio, and…

Larry Fackler v. Greenland Acquisition Co,
Date: June 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5989
United States v. John Willis Alexander
Date: June 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2928
Lindke v. Freed  
Date: June 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2977

Justia Opinion Summary: Freed created a Facebook profile, limited to his “friends.” Eventually, he exceeded Facebook’s 5,000-friend limit on profiles and converted his profile to a “page,” which has unlimited “followers.” His page was public,…

Insite Platform Partners, Inc. v. Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp.
Date: June 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5673
United States v. Anthony McMullen
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3379
United States v. Bell  
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Numbers: 21-5008, 21-5423

Justia Opinion Summary: Bell was charged with distribution of a controlled substance that resulted in death, 18 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), and possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, section 841(a)(1). Bell pled guilty…

In re United States
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5423
Colson v. City of Alcoa  
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Numbers: 20-5585, 21-5545

Justia Opinion Summary: Alcoa Officers arrested an obviously inebriated Colson following a report that, while driving her SUV, she chased her 10-year-old son in a field and then crashed in a ditch, and transported her to a hospital. Colson then…

United States v. Jayson Montgomery
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5891
United States v. Billy Hindmon
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5897
United States v. Kasey Nicholson
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5920
United States v. Michael Chatfield
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5946
United States v. Jerry Wilkerson
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6010
United States v. Afzal Beemath
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2750
Annissa Colson v. City of Alcoa
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5545
United States v. Maddux  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5972

Justia Opinion Summary: Maddux and his wife, Carman trafficked cigarettes in a way that bypassed governmental taxing authorities. They were indicted; Maddux pleaded guilty and Carman was convicted in 2016. Before their sentencing hearings, the…

United States v. Christina Carman
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6103
Monclova Christian Academy v. Toledo-Lucas Cnty. Health Dep't
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4300
United States v. Rolondo Clark
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1316
Wischermann Partners, Inc. v. Nashville Hospitality Capital
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5326
Wischermann Partners, Inc. v. Nashville Hospitality Capital
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5604
Smith v. CommonSpirit Health  
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5964

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith worked for CommonSpirit and participated in CommonSpirit’s defined-contribution 401(k) plan. CommonSpirit's administrative committee administers the plan, which serves more than 105,000 people and manages more than…

David Levack v. Mike Brown
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1336
Reform America v. City of Detroit  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1552

Justia Opinion Summary: Harrington, the founder of a nonprofit corporation that engages in anti-abortion protests, sought to demonstrate at the Democratic Party’s presidential-primary debates in Detroit in 2019. In response to security…

White v. City of Detroit  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1746

Justia Opinion Summary: Detroit police officers apprehended a fleeing suspect who had run across several yards, including White’s yard. Believing that the suspect had disposed of a weapon nearby, officers called in a canine unit to search.…

Loring Justice v. Cecilia Petersen
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5848
Business Development Corporation of South Carolina v. Rutter & Russin, LLC  
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3673

Justia Opinion Summary: BDC lent $800,000 to a company owned by the Suggs, who personally guaranteed the loan and secured it with a $200,000 mortgage on their Shaker Heights home. Bank of America and MidFirst Bank held more senior mortgages on…

United States v. Deon Sanders
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3737
Tanesia Dean v. Chamberlain Univ., LLC
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3821
Carroll v. Hill  
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3885

Justia Opinion Summary: Born in 1967, Carroll was raised by a single mother near Albert Barber's property. Albert’s younger sister was Arlene. Albert died in 1998. . In 2000, Arlene informed the Geauga County Probate Court that she had lost…

Hopkins v. Nichols  
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5686

Justia Opinion Summary: The Hopkinses kept cattle on their Marshall County, Tennessee farm. Detective Nichols received a complaint about the treatment of those cattle, drove by, and observed one dead cow and others that did not appear to be in…

Carr v. Louisville-Jefferson County  
Date: June 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5736

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Adolphe was found murdered in front of his apartment building. Adolphe and Carr had been dating. Carr, age 16, was arrested and entered an Alford plea in 2008 to second-degree manslaughter, conspiracy to commit…

Joshua Cowley v. Prudential Security, Inc.
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1635
Wendy Zuniga-Martinez v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3312
Patrick Shank v. Dave Marquis
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3372
NPF Franchising, LLC v. SY Dawgs, LLC  
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3516

Justia Opinion Summary: NPF sued a franchisee, SY Dawgs, which operated a fast-pitch softball team in the National Pro Fastpitch League, alleging violation of a non-competition agreement. Two-and-a-half years of discovery disputes and repeated…

Maxim Crane Works, LP v. OSHA
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3647
Dimas Ramirez-Lopez v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3794
Larry Tawney, Jr. v. Portage County, Ohio
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3809
Snyder v. Finley & Co., L.P.A.  
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3997

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio’s Necessaries Statute permits creditors to collect certain debts from one spouse incurred by the other.. Seeking to recover outstanding legal defense bills owed by Snyder’s husband, who had been convicted of…

Bell v. City of Southfield  
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1516

Justia Opinion Summary: Bell asked why Officer Korkis pulled him over. Korkis responded that Bell first needed to provide his driver’s license, registration, and car insurance and that more officers were on their way. Bell claims the officers…

Tarrify Properties, LLC v. Cuyahoga County  
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3801

Justia Opinion Summary: After a judicial foreclosure proceeding for delinquent property taxes, the county generally sells the land at a public auction and pays any proceeds above the delinquency amount to the owner upon demand. Ohio's 2008…

Jack Slinger v. The PendaForm Co.
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5276
Carla Portillo-de Renderos v. Merrick Garland
Date: June 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3797
Petrona Francisco-Pasqual v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: June 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3905
Henderson Road Restaurant Sys. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co.
Date: June 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4148
Greg Adkisson v. Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc
Date: June 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5801
Calcutt v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.  
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4303

Justia Opinion Summary: The FDIC removed Calcutt, a bank executive and director, from his position, prohibited him from participating in the conduct of the affairs of any insured depository institution, and imposed civil money penalties.…

Monica Conyers v. Cathy Garrett
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1494
Hipolito Garcia Zapata v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: June 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3912
United States v. Timothy Pope
Date: June 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1054
Troy Stacy Enters. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.
Date: June 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4008
Tyrone Booth v. Flint Police Officers Ass'n
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2960
United States v. Travonte Griffin
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3681
United States v. Tony Allen Stamper
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5539
Cloman Smith v. Aetna Life Ins. Co.
Date: June 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6143
Joseph Jarvis v. Hines Furlong Line, Inc.
Date: June 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5937
Fulkerson v. Unum Life Insurance Co. of America  
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3367

Justia Opinion Summary: Tymoc died in a single-car accident. At the time of the accident, Tymoc was traveling between 80-100 miles per hour; the speed limit was 60 miles per hour speed. As Tymoc attempted to pass multiple cars, the gap between…

United States v. Derrick Terrell
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3483
United States v. Derrick Terrell
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3484
Clark Robertson v. Univ. of Akron School of Law
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3768
Charlton-Perkins v. University of Cincinnati  
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3840

Justia Opinion Summary: Charlton-Perkins, a male research scientist, applied for a professorship at the University of Cincinnati (UC) in late 2017. He alleges that UC determined him the most qualified candidate for the position but refused to…

United States v. Fidel Amaya Benitez
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5390
Ahmad T. Rafee v. Volvo Group N. Am., LLC
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5891
Smith v. Commonwealth of Kentucky  
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6183

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs alleged they were sexually abused by Tyler, a Kentucky probation and parole officer, 2017-2019, while Plaintiffs served sentences for state convictions. In 2018, one victim filed a sexual harassment complaint…

In re Murray Energy Holdings  
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8014

Justia Opinion Summary: Penn Line filed six proofs of claim seeking an administrative expense priority related to services provided to specific debtors in jointly administered bankruptcy cases. Debtors objected, asserting that “[t]he…

United States v. Jimmy Powell-Griffin
Date: June 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2967
Wiley v. City of Columbus  
Date: June 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3615

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas called 911, stating that he believed he was overdosing from cocaine. Law enforcement officers customarily secure suspected drug overdose scenes before paramedics enter. Officer Pinkerman knocked on the door,…

Bretton Westmoreland v. Butler County
Date: June 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5168
Walter Raglin v. Tim Shoop
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 19-3361
Fox v. Saginaw County,  
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1653

Justia Opinion Summary: Fox and others failed to pay some of their property taxes. The counties foreclosed on and sold their properties and kept all of the sale proceeds, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars beyond the taxes due. Fox filed…

Oberer Land Developers Ltd. v. Sugarcreek Twp., Ohio
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3834
Candelaria Rafael-Bautista v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3883
Matthew Burghardt v. Ezekiel Ryan
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3906
John Hutchison v. Lowes Home Centers, LLC
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4048
United States v. Marcus Page
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5730
United States v. Marcus Page
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5731
Theresa Hoogland v. City of Maryville, Tenn.
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5863
United States v. Dennis McKenzie
Date: May 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3587
Alberto Francisco-Diego v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: May 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3870
Jon Sawyer v. DDRTC Turkey Creek, LLC
Date: May 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5789
Ive Cahio v. Drexel Chem. Co.
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5036
Universal Life Church Monastery v. Wayne Nabors
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5048
Universal Life Church Monastery v. Wayne Nabors
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5055
Universal Life Church Monastery v. Wayne Nabors
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5057
Universal Life Church Monastery v. Wayne Nabors
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5058
Universal Life Church Monastery v. Wayne Nabors
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5059
Universal Life Church Monastery Storehouse v. Nabors  
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Numbers: 21-5100, 21-5048, 21-5055, 21-5057, 21-5058, 21-5059

Justia Opinion Summary: Universal Life Church Monastery permits anyone who feels called to become ordained as a minister—over the Internet, free of charge, in a matter of minutes. Tennessee law permits only those “regular” ministers—ministers…

Gene Phillips v. Acacia on the Green Condo Ass'n
Date: May 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4182
Resurrection Sch. v. Elizabeth Hertel
Date: May 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2256
David Payne v. Benteler Auto. Corp.
Date: May 25, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1238
United States v. Helton  
Date: May 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5144

Justia Opinion Summary: After going to Helton’s home to execute a warrant for his arrest, Knox County Deputy Mullins sought a search warrant. His affidavit stated that Mullins had received complaints about Helton selling methamphetamine; that…

Lisa Zahuranec v. CIGNA Healthcare, Inc.
Date: May 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3695
United States v. Zabel  
Date: May 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5766

Justia Opinion Summary: Rangers, responding to an incident at Mammoth Cave, encountered a female technician who was monitoring a cave restoration project. She explained that Zabel, a contractor, had pinned her against a wall and attempted to…

NOCO Co. v. OJ Commerce, LLC  
Date: May 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3488

Justia Opinion Summary: NOCO manufactures and sells battery chargers and related products. Although it sells these products itself, NOCO also authorizes resellers if they sign an agreement. NOCO discovered that OJC was selling NOCO’s products…

Renaissance/The Park LLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.
Date: May 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6016
Livingston Educational Service Agency v. Becerra  
Date: May 20, 2022
Docket Number: 22-1257

Justia Opinion Summary: Head Start is a federal program that funds early childhood education for low-income children and provides other resources and education to the children’s families. Michigan Head Start grantees challenged the COVID-19…

Jane Doe v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville & Davidson Cnty.
Date: May 19, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6225
Doe v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County  
Date: May 19, 2022
Docket Numbers: 20-6228, 20-6225

Justia Opinion Summary: Two female students at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), were videoed by other students engaging in sexual activity with male students at school. One student told school officials that the incident was…

Hasanaj v. Detroit Public Schools Community District  
Date: May 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1488

Justia Opinion Summary: Hasanaj, a teacher certified in Michigan, was employed by the Detroit Public Schools as a teacher for 10 years under a series of contracts. After about seven years, the District stopped sending him contract renewal…

Katherine Merhulik v. Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co. LPA
Date: May 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3773
Ohio Stands Up! v. HHS
Date: May 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3995
United States v. Whitley  
Date: May 18, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1955

Justia Opinion Summary: Whitley was the subject of a traffic stop for failing to come to a standstill before exiting a driveway onto a street. Before the stop, officers had been surveilling Whitley for suspected drug trafficking. During the…

Leslee Grinnell v. City of Taylor, Mich.
Date: May 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2748
Kevin Potts v. Lyneal Wainwright
Date: May 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3293
Edgar Lopez-Mejia v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: May 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3880
Greg Adkisson v. Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc  
Date: May 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5801

Justia Opinion Summary: TVA, wholly owned by the U.S. government, 16 U.S.C. 831, operates Tennessee's Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant. A containment dike that retained coal-ash sludge failed in 2008, causing 5.4 million cubic yards of coal-ash…

USN4U, LLC v. Wolf Creek Federal Services, Inc.  
Date: May 16, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4246

Justia Opinion Summary: USN4U brought a qui tam action under the False Claims Act, alleging that Wolf Creek and its employees submitted falsely inflated project estimates to NASA for facilities maintenance, resulting in the negotiation of…

United States v. Malcolm Brown
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1372
Marsha Forrester v. Am. Security & Protection Serv.
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5870
Automotive Parts Antitrust Litig.  
Date: May 12, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2260

Justia Opinion Summary: In the Automotive Parts Antitrust multi-district litigation, a subset of consumers and businesses (End-Payor Plaintiffs), alleged that automotive-part manufacturers fixed prices in violation of antitrust laws and that…

Edward Avery, Sr. v. Lyneal Wainwright
Date: May 12, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3530
Dillon Burnett v. Josh Griffith
Date: May 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1242
Burnett v. Griffith  
Date: May 12, 2022
Docket Numbers: 21-1293, 21-1242

Justia Opinion Summary: Burnett was charged with failure to appear for a work-detail program. At Burnett’s arraignment hearing, his behavior was so erratic that the court held Burnett in contempt and sentenced him to jail. A mental health…

Sherry VanNortwick v. Anthony Stewart
Date: May 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2739
United States v. Miller  
Date: May 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5598

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2019, Miller was arrested at his home for failure to appear. Police woke Miller up in his bedroom and searched his room and his person. They found methamphetamine, marijuana, and a shotgun at the end of his bed.…

KenAmerican Resources, Inc. v. United States Secretary of Labor  
Date: May 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4102

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, an anonymous complaint cited dangerous conditions at KenAmerican’s Muhlenberg County, Kentucky underground coal mine. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspectors arrived for an…

Lorraine Adell v. Cellco Partnership
Date: May 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3570
Gould Electronics Inc. v. Livingston Cnty. Road Comm'n
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2257
Gould Electronics Inc. v. Livingston Cnty. Road Comm'n
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2267
SunAmerica Housing Fund 1050 v. Pathway of Pontiac, Inc.  
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1243

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Presbyterian, a nonprofit, organized a partnership to operate an affordable housing community under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), 26 U.S.C. 42, program. SunAmerica, the limited partner,…

Aaron Ward v. Mark Stucke
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3911
R. K. v. Bill Lee
Date: May 10, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5004
Coy Cox, Jr. v. Specialty Vehicle Solutions
Date: May 9, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5036
United States v. Lawrence Little
Date: May 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2996
Patricia Wilkes v. Kokosing, Inc.
Date: May 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3859
Kent v. Ohio House of Representatives  
Date: May 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3884

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, voters elected Kent to the Ohio House of Representatives; she became a member of the House Democratic Caucus. In 2018, she distributed a press release that accused the Columbus Chief of Police of wrongdoing;…

United States v. Marilyn Cook
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5622
Sunless, Inc. v. Palm Beach Tan, Inc.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3616

Justia Opinion Summary: Sunless sells tanning booths and spray tan solution under the “Mystic Tan” mark. Sunless claims that applying Mystic Tan solution in a Mystic Tan booth results in a “Mystic Tan Experience.” Palm Beach owns and franchises…

April McPeters v. Tony Parker
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5401
Lee v. Russ  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5919

Justia Opinion Summary: Groom tried to refill a prescription for a drug that treats opioid addiction. A technician informed Groom that he could not use a coupon. Groom grabbed the prescription and left without paying. The pharmacist followed…

United States v. Rife  
Date: May 5, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5688

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Rife moved from Kentucky to Cambodia, took a position as an elementary school teacher, began a relationship with a Cambodian woman, and adopted a young Cambodian girl. For six years, Rife lived and worked…

Dorsa v. Miraca Life Sciences, Inc.  
Date: May 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5228

Justia Opinion Summary: Dorsa joined Miraca, which offers pathology services for healthcare providers. His employment agreement contained a binding arbitration clause. Dorsa claims that, during his employment, he observed Miraca giving monetary…

Marlon Portis, Jr. v. United States
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3776
Thompson v. United States  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Numbers: 20-3780, 20-3776

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Portis and Thompson committed several robberies. Each pleading guilty to conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robbery and using a firearm during a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C. 924(c); they “expressly and voluntarily…

Morgan v. Wayne County, Michigan  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Numbers: 21-1411, 21-1450

Justia Opinion Summary: Morgan was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and depression. While incarcerated at Wayne County Jail, charged with assaulting a prison guard, Morgan suffered from hallucinations, heard voices, and attempted suicide.…

Felicia Morgan v. Wayne County, Mich.
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1450
United States v. McKenzie  
Date: May 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5295

Justia Opinion Summary: McKenzie purchased 13 firearms from federally licensed dealers. The ATF tracked McKenzie, who signed a federal form acknowledging that he was not purchasing it for someone else, then gave Clark the Glock in exchange for…

United States v. Ramirez-Figueredo  
Date: May 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1221

Justia Opinion Summary: After Ramirez-Figueredo entered the U.S. from Cuba, he amassed convictions for the delivery and manufacture of controlled substances, domestic violence, assault with a dangerous weapon, retail fraud, stalking, assault…

Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping Co. v. Greene County
Date: May 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3684
United States v. Michael Knight
Date: May 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5515
Christopher Anderson v. City of Jellico, Tenn.
Date: May 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5704
Novak v. City of Parma, Ohio  
Date: April 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3290

Justia Opinion Summary: Novak created “The City of Parma Police Department” Facebook account to exercise his “fundamental American right” of “[m]ocking our government officials.” He published posts “advertising” free abortions in a police van…

Dwight Morton v. Robert Wilkie
Date: April 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3744
Dustin Bowers v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: April 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-4069
United States v. Kendale Welborn
Date: April 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5425
Nicole Thompson v. Scott Renner
Date: April 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1366
United States v. Matthew Bawkey
Date: April 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1558
Bar Processing Corp. v. Kevin Barnes
Date: April 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3814
Jo Barnard v. Powell Valley Electric Cooperative
Date: April 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5447
Wendell Harris v. Midtown Ctr. for Health & Rehabilitation
Date: April 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5646
Hawkins v. Cintas Corp.  
Date: April 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3156

Justia Opinion Summary: The Cintas “defined contribution” retirement plan has a “menu” of investment options in which each participant can invest. Each Plan participant maintains an individual account, the value of which is based on the amount…

CenterPoint Claims Serv., Inc. v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co.
Date: April 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3760
United States v. Carson  
Date: April 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3780

Justia Opinion Summary: Carson, indicted for engaging in a racketeering conspiracy, 18 U.S.C. 1962(d), and for murder in aid of racketeering, section 1959(a)(1), agreed to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy in exchange for a 360-month…

United States v. Denzell Russell
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3756
Elaine Blanchard v. City of Memphis, Tenn.
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6211
Elaine Blanchard v. City of Memphis, Tenn.
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6263
In re United States  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1318

Justia Opinion Summary: At Townsend’s final pretrial conference, the district court expressed its belief that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan had recently adopted a policy of offering only plea deals that contain…

Boshaw v. Midland Brewing Co.  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1365

Justia Opinion Summary: Boshaw, an openly gay man, began working as a server at Midland in May 2018. In discussing a possible promotion, Boshaw’s supervisor suggested he “needed to change [his] appearance and kind of just act a little more…

William Guess v. St. Martinus Univ.
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1478
United States v. Adam Wayne Campbell
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1493
Fidelia Ramirez-Roblero v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3051
United States v. Diablo Tate
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3436
United States v. Sears  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3545

Justia Opinion Summary: Sears was imprisoned for federal drug crimes. His supervised release began in New York in 2016. It was revoked in 2017 for possessing a controlled substance. As he was serving this revocation sentence, Sears was…

United States v. Meek  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3588

Justia Opinion Summary: Meek was fired from his job when “pictures of young girls in underwear” were discovered on his work computer. Upon receiving a tip from Meek’s former co-worker, FBI agents verified that Meek’s email contained partially…

Hernandez Sebastian-Nicolas v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3670
United States v. Kristopher Washington
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5745
United States v. Estrada-Gonzalez  
Date: April 26, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3001

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, after being convicted of forgery, Estrada-Gonzalez was removed to Guatemala. Twenty years later, he was arrested for domestic violence. Estrada-Gonzalez pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the U.S, 8 U.S.C.…

Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, LP. v. NCR Corp.  
Date: April 25, 2022
Docket Number: 18-1806

Justia Opinion Summary: Michigan's Kalamazoo River was contaminated by papermills for decades, including by the release of PCBs. In 1990 the EPA added the River to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites; three paper companies formed…

United States v. Gardner  
Date: April 25, 2022
Docket Numbers: 20-1118, 20-1170, 20-1260, 20-1265, 20-1266, 20-1272

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2017-2018, a drug-trafficking conspiracy distributed more than 100 kilograms of powder and crack cocaine and involved dozens of actors from Michigan, Texas, and Arkansas, including Mayfield, the Grand Rapids-based…

United States v. Martinellus Nix
Date: April 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1170
United States v. Ryan Brown
Date: April 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1260
United States v. Douglas Carey, III
Date: April 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1265
United States v. Marvin Nix
Date: April 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1266
United States v. Salena Kolarich
Date: April 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1272
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan  
Date: April 25, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1226

Justia Opinion Summary: The Indian Health Service (IHS), operates direct healthcare facilities and funds Contract Health Services (CHS) programs for persons of American Indian descent, 25 U.S.C. 1603(5), (12). Under 25 U.S.C. 5301, tribes may…

Interlogic Outsourcing
Date: April 25, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8021
Arturo Ramos-Villeda v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3675
Delek US Holdings, Inc. v. United States  
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5257

Justia Opinion Summary: Downstream fuel producers pay an excise tax, 26 U.S.C. 4081(a)(1)(A). Revenues from the tax fund the Highway Trust Fund. In 2004, Congress sought to incentivize renewable fuels without undermining highway funding. Under…

Fred Courtney v. Wright Med. Tech., Inc
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5683
United States v. Christopher Roberts
Date: April 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3151
In re: Somberg  
Date: April 20, 2022
Docket Number: 22-0101

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2020, Somberg, a Michigan attorney appearing by video in state court, took a screenshot of the hearing and posted it on Facebook. The county prosecutor sought contempt charges, citing court restrictions on recording…

Yeager Asphalt, Inc. v. Charter Twp. of Saginaw, Mich.
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1337
Chaz Walls v. Graphic Packaging Corp.
Date: April 19, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2791
United States v. Karlos Dwayne Butler, Jr.
Date: April 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5589
United States v. John Sanderson
Date: April 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5900
In re: King's Daughters Health System, Inc.  
Date: April 15, 2022
Docket Number: 22-5071

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Paulus was prosecuted for healthcare fraud. Government consultants reviewed 496 of Paulus’s procedures and concluded that 146 (about 30%) were unnecessary. King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) consultants also…

United States v. Michael Sterling
Date: April 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2707
Roxana Amaya-Hernandez v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: April 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3704
United States v. Morris Phillips
Date: April 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-6068
Burns v. Mays  
Date: April 13, 2022
Docket Numbers: 11-5214, 14-6089

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Burns, with five accomplices, approached a car in which four men were drinking and smoking. Looking for a fight, Burns and his accomplices robbed the car's occupants, then began shooting them, killing two.…

Kevin Burns v. Tony Mays
Date: April 13, 2022
Docket Number: 14-6089
United States v. Ronald Mickel
Date: April 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3561
Christopher Brown v. Hanover Am. Ins. Co.
Date: April 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5901
Chelf v. Prudential Insurance Co.  
Date: April 12, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6097

Justia Opinion Summary: As a full-time Wal-Mart associate, Chelf purchased basic life insurance, an optional Prudential life insurance policy, and short-term and long-term disability insurance; premiums were deducted from his paycheck. Chelf…

Lindke v. Tomlinson  
Date: April 12, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2612

Justia Opinion Summary: Lindke and his ex-girlfriend, Moeller, engaged in a child custody dispute. Moeller obtained a domestic personal protection order (PPO) against Lindke, alleging that Lindke beat her repeatedly, threatened her, and sent…

Arizona v. Biden  
Date: April 12, 2022
Docket Number: 22-3272

Justia Opinion Summary: The Secretary of Homeland Security’s 2021 Guidance notes that the Department lacks the resources to apprehend and remove all of the more than 11 million removable noncitizens in the country and prioritizes apprehension…

Barber v. Charter Township of Springfield, Michigan  
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2297

Justia Opinion Summary: Barber owns land adjacent to Mill Pond and the Mill Pond Dam (built 1836) in Springfield Township, Michigan. Parts of her property “run directly into the Mill Pond” and include parts of the pond itself. The Township and…

Dearie Cheatham v. Postmaster General, USPS
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4091
United States v. Matthews  
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Numbers: 20-6156, 20-6181

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014-2017, Carlson and his friends, using private chartered planes, trafficked about 1,680 kilograms of cocaine, 2,050 pounds of marijuana, 40 pounds of methamphetamine, and between $500 million and $1 billion of cash…

United States v. Robert Wallace
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6181
United States v. Sylvia Hofstetter
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6245
United States v. Holli Womack
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6426
United States v. Cynthia Clemons
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6427
United States v. Newman  
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Numbers: 20-6428, 20-6245, 20-6427, 20-6426

Justia Opinion Summary: Beginning in 2008-2009, three partners ran Florida medical clinics and hired Hofstetter, who became the office manager. One of the partners admitted that, over time, pain management dominated their business, so that the…

Michelle Reynolds v. Ryan Addis
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1454
Vincent Hegar v. Richard Lucas
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1563
Ana Rivas-Dubou v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: April 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3347
In re: Romanzi  
Date: April 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2278

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Romanzi referred a personal injury case to his employer, the Fieger law firm; meanwhile, creditors were winning default judgments against Romanzi. The case settled for $11.9 million; about $3.55 million was…

United States v. Mark Bryant
Date: April 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6382
In re Craig Steven Romanzi
Date: April 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1004
LaPlante v. City of Battle Creek  
Date: April 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1371

Justia Opinion Summary: Battle Creek Officers Ziegler and Kerschen stopped LaPlante’s vehicle. LaPlante's passenger, Robbins, exited the vehicle. As Kerschen dealt with Robbins, LaPlante exited the vehicle with an open beer and did not comply…

United States v. Bernard Oppong
Date: April 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3003
Rice v. Village of Johnstown, Ohio  
Date: April 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3268

Justia Opinion Summary: The Rice family planned to annex their 80-acre farm into the Village of Johnstown and have it zoned for residential development. The Johnstown Planning and Zoning Commission rejected the Rice application at the…

In re: Curare Laboratory LLC
Date: April 8, 2022
Docket Number: 22-8007
Roberto Hernandez-Serrano v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: April 7, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3175
United States v. Gould  
Date: April 7, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5284

Justia Opinion Summary: Gould responded to an online advertisement that offered to allow someone to “engage in a live online session with an 8-year-old in exchange for child pornography.” That advertisement included a photo of a minor. Gould…

Dominique Slayton v. City of River Rouge, Mich.
Date: April 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1278
King v. Steward Trumbull Memorial Hospital  
Date: April 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3445

Justia Opinion Summary: King worked for the Hospital as a registered nurse since 2002; her asthma began worsening around 2013-2014. During particularly bad asthma flare-ups, King called in sick. The Hospital offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid…

Eric Anderson v. Target Stores, Inc.
Date: April 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5620
United States v. Devon Kehoe
Date: April 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3385
Union Home Mortgage Corp. v. Cromer  
Date: April 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3492

Justia Opinion Summary: Cromer, formerly a “managing loan officer” for Union Home Mortgage, agreed to several restrictive covenants, including that he would “not become employed in the same or similar capacity” with a competitive entity. Cromer…

Kent Arett v. Gardens Alive Farms LLC
Date: April 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3811
United States v. Michael LaPaglia
Date: April 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5560
United States v. Myron Baker
Date: April 5, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3159
Alisha DePasquale v. Nationwide Mutual Ins.
Date: April 5, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3467
United States v. Christopher Bryant
Date: April 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3524
James Cyrus v. Univ. of Toledo
Date: April 1, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3913
United States v. Ryan Ahern
Date: April 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2938
United States v. David McCall, Jr.
Date: April 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3400
Vara v. McDonald  
Date: April 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3678

Justia Opinion Summary: McDonald worked as an Ohio bank examiner and a loan officer. As a loan officer, McDonald obtained funds by fraudulently making loans to others. Some of the loans were unknown to the “borrowers.” McDonald filed for…

United States v. Daniel Segura-Corro
Date: April 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5109
United States v. Nunley  
Date: April 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5471

Justia Opinion Summary: Nunley’s brother, Basil, learned that Nunley had a firearm and tried to persuade him to “get rid” of it. A fight ensued. Nunley fired seven shots at Basil, who nonetheless left unharmed. Officers responded to a call of…

Louis Briggs v. Katelyn Hogan
Date: April 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5581
United States v. Jeremie Ennis
Date: March 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1093
City of Taylor General Employees Retirement System v. Astec Industries, Inc.  
Date: March 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5602

Justia Opinion Summary: Astec sold its first wood-pellet plant to Hazlehurst in 2013, providing $60 million in financing. In 2015, Astec sold its second wood-pellet plant to Highland for $152.5 million. Highland required the plant to pass a…

Murray v. State of Ohio Department of Corrections  
Date: March 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3398

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Heyd, the prison's medical officer, treated inmate Murray, who had a heart attack in 2008, before his incarceration, and was hospitalized in 2010 for deep-vein thrombosis in his leg. Murray was prescribed a treatment…

Cardinal Health, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh  
Date: March 30, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3770

Justia Opinion Summary: Cardinal, a distributor of wholesale pharmaceutical products, purchased commercial umbrella insurance policies from National Union. Various plaintiffs have filed more than 3,000 lawsuits against Cardinal and other…

United States v. Tremain Braxton
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1491
United States v. Timothy Mason
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1492
United States v. Daryl Cannon
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1515
United States v. Darrell Summers, II
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1522
Benjamin Lopez v. Regan Foerster
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2258
Ajami v. Solano  
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5283

Justia Opinion Summary: Tescari and Salame, Venezuelan citizens, have two minor children. Tescari removed the children from their home in Venezuela and brought them with her to the U.S. Salame filed a petition seeking their return under the…

Trozzi v. Lake County, Ohio  
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3685

Justia Opinion Summary: Trozzi, a pre-trial detainee, reported gastrointestinal health issues related to gastric bypass surgery. Doctors had placed Trozzi on a specialized diet and prescribed antacids to prevent ulcers. Trozzi sought help…

Michelle Hammond-Beville v. Jeff Landis
Date: March 29, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5498
Christina Littler v. Ohio Ass'n of Pub. Sch. Emp.
Date: March 28, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3795
Johnnie Sims-Madison v. Dana Commercial Vehicle Mfg.
Date: March 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5706
Jennifer Nichols v. STAT Radiology Med. Corp.
Date: March 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1560
Olivia Singleton v. PSA Airlines, Inc.
Date: March 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3423
Integrated Design Eng'g & Analysis Servs. v. Giddy Holdings, Inc.
Date: March 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3433
Westmoreland v. Butler County  
Date: March 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5168

Justia Opinion Summary: Butler County Jail (BCJ) booked Westmoreland on a bench warrant for failure to appear. Westmoreland requested to be separated from fellow inmate St. Clair because St. Clair believed Westmoreland was an informant. …

Fisher v. Perron  
Date: March 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1184

Justia Opinion Summary: Fisher is the personal representative of his mother’s estate and a co-trustee of her trusts with his siblings, Perron and Peter. Perron recorded telephone discussions of estate matters without informing her siblings that…

United States v. Patrick Mason, Jr.
Date: March 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3225
Laborers' International Union of North America v. Neff  
Date: March 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3653

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio's legislatively-established municipal and county courts possess jurisdiction within their territorial limits over certain civil and criminal matters with the same authority as other common pleas judges. Cuyahoga…

Emmanuel Beverly v. Matt Macauley
Date: March 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1384
Emmanuel Beverly v. Matt Macauley
Date: March 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1452
In re: Dougherty-Kelsay  
Date: March 21, 2022
Docket Number: 19-8013

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor and Creditor have three children. Their decree of dissolution was entered in 2008. Domestic support and child custody issues have continued to be litigated. In 2017, Creditor obtained primary custody of the…

E. W. v. Detroit Pub. Sch. Dist.
Date: March 21, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1790
Kevin Darago v. Live Nation Worldwide, Inc.
Date: March 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3822
In re: Juntoff  
Date: March 21, 2022
Docket Numbers: 21-8011, 21-8012

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the “individual mandate” within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, non-exempt individuals must either maintain a minimum level of health insurance or pay a “penalty,” 26 U.S.C. 5000A, the…

In re: George J. McPherson
Date: March 21, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8012
Alison Arocho v. Ohio Univ.
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4239
Jamie Marie Pierson v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2848
United States v. Terry Lee Gilbreath
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5550
Jermaine Adams v. Lyneal Wainwright
Date: March 17, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3646
Instituto Mexicano del Seguro v. Stryker Corp.  
Date: March 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1112

Justia Opinion Summary: IMSS is the main social-service agency of the Mexican government, responsible for government-run medical care for most Mexican citizens. It purchases medical products from private companies. Stryker manufactures and…

United States v. A. Philip Thomas Daugherty
Date: March 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3459
Reina Perez-Aguilar v. Merrick A. Garland
Date: March 16, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3757
Majenta Mootoor v. E. Ky. Univ.
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6166
Keith Kreszowski v. FCA US, LLC
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3730
Keith Kreszowski v. FCA US, LLC
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3733
Granite State Insurance Co. v. Star Mine Services, Inc.  
Date: March 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5852

Justia Opinion Summary: Star, a mine staffing company, bought workers’ compensation insurance from Granite. Early in each policy year, Star gave Granite an estimate of its total payroll, which Granite used to calculate an estimated premium.…

Oakbrook Land Holdings, LLC v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue  
Date: March 14, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2117

Justia Opinion Summary: Under 26 U.S.C. 170(h), taxpayers who donate an easement to a land conservation organization may be eligible to claim a charitable deduction on their federal income tax returns if the easement’s conservation purpose is…

Jeffrey Lapinske v. City of Grand Haven, Mich.
Date: March 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1309
Boby Davis v. Westfield Ins. Co.
Date: March 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2797
United States v. Eric Gooden
Date: March 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5751
South Side Quarry, LLC v. Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5389

Justia Opinion Summary: The Army Corps of Engineers designed a stormwater diversion system for Pond Creek, which drains into a large watershed in the Louisville area. It included Pond Creek’s tributary, Fishpool Creek, and a nearby basin,…

United States v. Zheng  
Date: March 10, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3513

Justia Opinion Summary: Zheng became a permanent U.S. resident in 2004. He was a professor at the University of Southern California, Pennsylvania State University, and The Ohio State University and performed research under National Institute of…

Martin J. Walsh v. Timberline S. LLC
Date: March 9, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1529
Adam Jones v. Thomas Schweitzer
Date: March 9, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3612
Lisa Windsor-Hart v. Genesee Twp., Mich.
Date: March 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2724
United States v. Dante Watts
Date: March 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5302
Browning-Ferris Indus. of Ohio v. Int'l Bhd. Teamsters, Local 20
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4073
United States v. Bailey  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5384

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on convictions for cocaine possession and facilitating second-degree murder Bailey was incarcerated until 2005. In 2008, Bailey was convicted for the possession and distribution of crack and powder cocaine, 21…

United States v. Lorenzo Shelton
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6348
Hyman v. Lewis  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2607

Justia Opinion Summary: At the Detroit Detention Center, officers searched Lipford and did not find any contraband. Lipford denied being under the influence of drugs or carrying any medication. At 9:48 p.m., officers placed Lipford in a…

Bert Stidham v. Abubakar Durrani
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3559
Deborah Sturdivant v. Abubakar Durrani
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3572
Blanchet v. Charter Communications, LLC  
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5073

Justia Opinion Summary: Blanchet sold Charter’s services door-to-door. Blanchet received Charter’s standard maternity leave, short-term disability benefits, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits until September 2016, but, suffering…

United States v. Scott Carrender
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5253
Casey Rhoades v. John Tilley
Date: March 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5899
Schuler v. Adams  
Date: March 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1613

Justia Opinion Summary: The Adamses want to build a home on their Michigan property, but their neighbors, the Schulers, believe that their plans violate a restrictive covenant running with the lakefront land. A state court granted the Schulers…

William Helgemo v. Operating Eng'rs Local 324
Date: March 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2951
United States v. Jevonn Goolsby
Date: March 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3087
Comprehensive Security, Inc v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville
Date: March 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5617
United States v. William Fields, Jr.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6242
Charles Hunter v. Sterling Mtg & Investment Co.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1496
Donald Thomas, Jr. v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3471
Servpro Indus., Inc. v. Tammy Woloski
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5685
United States v. Edward Hills
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Number: 19-3372
United States v. Yazan Al-Madani
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Number: 19-3549
United States v. Sari Alqsous
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Number: 19-3573
United States v. Tamara Nelson
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2083
United States v. Alqsous  
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Numbers: 20-3160, 19-3372, 19-3549, 19-3573

Justia Opinion Summary: Doctors Hills, Alqsous, Elrawy, and Al-Madani were convicted of offenses connected to their employment at a publicly-owned Cuyahoga County hospital, MetroHealth, which receives federal funds. Hills solicited and received…

Mann Construction, Inc. v. United States  
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1500

Justia Opinion Summary: IRS Notice 2007-83, entitled “Abusive Trust Arrangements Utilizing Cash Value Life Insurance Policies Purportedly to Provide Welfare Benefits” designates certain employee-benefit plans featuring cash-value life insurance…

Basilio Barcenas-Sales v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3092
Red Roof Franchising, LLC v. Riverside Macon Group, LLC
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3648
Moser v. Etowah Police Department  
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5162

Justia Opinion Summary: Linda’s daughter, Johnnie Moser, fled to a neighbor’s house one night after Johnnie’s boyfriend (James) physically assaulted Johnnie. The neighbor called the police. Officers Davis and Parton were at the neighbor’s house…

Dana Campbell v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co.
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5651
Goodwood Brewing, LLC v. United Fire Group
Date: March 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5759
Wamer v. University of Toledo  
Date: March 2, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4219

Justia Opinion Summary: UT instructor Tyger subjected Wamer, a UT student, to inappropriate touching, comments, and text messages and made inappropriate comments in class. Wamer contacted a UT faculty member; each submitted a complaint to UT’s…

United States v. Larry Chambers
Date: March 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1331
United States v. Larry Chambers
Date: March 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1378
United States v. Terrell Reese
Date: March 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2652
System Optics, Inc. v. Twin City Fire Ins. Co.
Date: March 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3556
Grange Ins. Co. v. The Steve Tolley & Pam Nelson Joint Venture
Date: March 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5663
Christopher Smith v. Warden, Toledo Corr. Inst.
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3472
Christopher Smith v. Warden, Toledo Corr. Inst.
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3496
United States v. Timothy Gifford
Date: March 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5485
United States v. Tyler Stacy
Date: February 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1427
Palma v. Johns  
Date: February 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3315

Justia Opinion Summary: Deputy Johns shot and killed Palma after responding to a 9-1-1 call at Palma's home. Johns knew that there was a dispute about the television and that Palma suffered from mental health issues. Arriving, Johns saw Palma…

James Ballinger v. Paul Smith
Date: February 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5830
In re: Lance Herschel Harrison
Date: February 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-8008
Khaytekov v. Garland  
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 19-3149

Justia Opinion Summary: Khaytekov, a citizen of Uzbekistan, came to the U.S. in 2001 and overstayed his visa for many years. In removal proceedings, Khaytekov sought asylum. alleging that he had been persecuted “by nationalist[s] and…

Gary Anderson v. Alexis Holmes
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2668
United States v. Saad Sakkal, M.D.
Date: February 24, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3880
Aaron Hill v. Kia Motors Am., Inc.
Date: February 24, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5690
Roger Parks v. Kia Motors Am., Inc.
Date: February 24, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5693
Autran v. P&G Health & Long Term Disability Benefit Plan  
Date: February 24, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6432

Justia Opinion Summary: After more than a decade of employment, a seizure disorder ended Dr. Autran’s career as a P&G research scientist. Autran received total-disability benefits under P&G’s Health and Long-Term Disability Plan in 2012-2018.…

Michael Darby v. Mike Brown
Date: February 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1001
Ramon Jasso Arangure v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: February 23, 2022
Docket Number: 19-4025
United States v. Johnson  
Date: February 23, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6249

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Chattanooga police executed a search warrant at the home of Johnson’s friend, searched Johnson’s person, and did not find any drugs on Johnson’s person. Officers found a revolver lying in a box, digital scales,…

Brown Jug, Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.
Date: February 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2644
Chelsea Ventures, LLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.
Date: February 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2715
Dino Drop, Inc. v. Cincinnati Insurance Co.  
Date: February 23, 2022
Docket Numbers: 21-2718, 21-2644, 21-2715

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs in this consolidated appeal are businesses that operate Michigan-based restaurants and entertainment venues that made claims against their commercial property insurance policies, held by Cincinnati Insurance,…

Johnson v. Bauman  
Date: February 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2181

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson pleaded no contest in Michigan state court to drug crimes. He was sentenced as a habitual offender, at the bottom of his guidelines range. Johnson later sought state post-conviction relief, seeking to withdraw…

Thomas Fox v. Saginaw Cnty., Mich.
Date: February 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1108
United States v. Jamaal Day
Date: February 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3272
Bari Wood v. 36th District Court
Date: February 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1313
United States v. Alex Jackson
Date: February 18, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5297
United States v. Russell  
Date: February 16, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3756

Justia Opinion Summary: Russell was a passenger in a car that the East Cleveland Police stopped and searched. They found two handguns, which resulted in a felon-in-possession charge for Russell. After the denial of his motion to suppress,…

United States v. Dewitt Chisholm
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4092
United States v. Brandon Fletcher
Date: February 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4098
United States v. Deontae Briggs
Date: February 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1452
Tiwari v. Friedlander  
Date: February 14, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5495

Justia Opinion Summary: Tiwari and Sapkota sought to establish a home healthcare company that would focus on serving Nepali-speaking individuals in the Louisville area. Kentucky restricts the number of such companies that may serve each county.…

Samons v. National Mines Corp.  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3209

Justia Opinion Summary: After working underground in coal mines for three decades, Casey developed pneumoconiosis (black-lung disease). His widow, Mabel, sought benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. 901–44. It took the…

United States v. Wellman  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5876

Justia Opinion Summary: Lexington solicited bids for relocating its city offices, including one from CRM, a local real estate development firm. Wellman was an executive at CRM. While the committee deliberated on the CRM proposal, two City…

Garcia v. United States Department of Homeland Security  
Date: February 10, 2022
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: February 10, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1056
Ardiles Mendez Mendez v. DHS
Date: February 10, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1063
Lisa Britt v. Hamilton Cnty., Ohio
Date: February 10, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3424
Patel v. Renaud
Date: February 10, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5022
PB&J Towing Serv. v. Samuel Hines
Date: February 9, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6170
Yeon Kim v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: February 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3613
Wood v. Eubanks  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3599

Justia Opinion Summary: Wood wore a shirt bearing the words “Fuck the Police” to the county fair. According to Wood, police officers ordered him to leave and escorted him from the fairgrounds because of his shirt. While leaving, Wood made…

Gambrel v. Knox County  
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6027

Justia Opinion Summary: Mills and his ex-wife struggled with drug addictions and neglected their four children. The children’s maternal grandparents obtained custody of the children. Around 10:00 p.m. on June 29, 2016, Mills showed up…

United States v. Albert Aiad-Toss
Date: February 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3548
Timothy Pio v. Benteler Auto. Corp.
Date: February 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1231
United States v. Jonathon Thoman
Date: February 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1479
Staci Russell v. Three Pillars
Date: February 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1481
Ronald Burns v. Berry Global, Inc.
Date: February 7, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5359
Chinn v. Warden, Chillicothe Correctional Institution  
Date: February 4, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3982

Justia Opinion Summary: Washington then age 15, claimed that on January 30, 1989, he encountered Chinn, whom he had met a year earlier and only knew by the nickname, “Tony.” According to Washington, Tony had a gun. He and Tony robbed two men,…

William Ayers v. Erica Hargis
Date: February 4, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5918
Ammex, Inc. v. Michigan Department of Agriculture  
Date: February 3, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1250

Justia Opinion Summary: Ammex operates a duty-free gas station in Wayne County, Michigan, near the bridge to Canada, but positioned “beyond the exit point” for domestic commerce established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In 2012, the…

Meribethe Ingram v. Joseph Regano
Date: February 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3342
United States v. Cooper  
Date: February 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5209

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers executing a warrant for Cooper’s arrest on firearms and narcotics charges learned that Cooper was a high-ranking gang member and saw a Facebook photo of Cooper holding a Glock handgun. At the home of Cooper’s…

Midwest Inst. of Health v. Gretchen Whitmer
Date: February 2, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1611
Midwest Inst. of Health v. Gretchen Whitmer
Date: February 2, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1650
Leon Lippett v. Corizon Health, Inc.
Date: February 2, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1700
United States v. Clayton Hall
Date: February 2, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4128
Memphis Center for Reproductive Health v. Herbert Slatery, III
Date: February 2, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5969
Antonio Cano-Morales v. Merrick B. Garland
Date: February 2, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3070
Zehentbauer Family Land, LP v. TotalEnergies E&P USA, Inc.
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3469
United States v. Darel Dexter
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: 20-6269
Balow v. Michigan State University  
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1183

Justia Opinion Summary: Before the end of the 2019–20 academic year, MSU had several Division I sports teams: men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and…

United States v. Edward Killingsworth, Jr.
Date: February 1, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3028
United States v. Johnson  
Date: January 31, 2022
Docket Number: 19-2418

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson was convicted of unlawful imprisonment, assault of a domestic partner by strangulation and suffocation, interstate domestic violence, witness tampering, and assault, 18 U.S.C. 13, 113(a)(8), 113(a)(4), 2261(a),…

Albright v. Christensen  
Date: January 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1046

Justia Opinion Summary: Albright was severely injured in a car accident and used opioids to manage her chronic pain. She became addicted to opioids. Seeking treatment for her addiction, Albright turned to Dr. Christensen to administer a…

In re: Manning  
Date: January 31, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2682

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1985, Manning was convicted of first-degree murder, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Manning was sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment without the…

United States v. Steven Humphries
Date: January 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5433
James Asher v. Cook & Sons Mining, Inc.
Date: January 28, 2022
Docket Number: 21-5693
United States v. Daniel Zulawski
Date: January 27, 2022
Docket Number: 20-5577
United States v. Corey Brown
Date: January 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3243
Beech Fork Processing, Inc. v. Raymond Rowe
Date: January 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-3331