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US FIRE INS. CO. v. VANDERBILT UNIV.

United States Sixth Circuit
Insurance Law
A policy holder's medical experiment, without the informed consent of the subjects, and conclusion that exposure would cause an increase in cancer...
09/28/2001 00-5239, 00-5301

US v. ALVAREZ

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a murder case where the defense theory contested the identity of the killer, defense counsel's assurance to witness that he was not "out to get"...
09/28/2001 00-1285, 00-1286

RUFFIN-STEINBACK v. DEPASSE

United States Sixth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Injury & Tort Law
Use of plaintiffs' fictionalized likenesses in a work protected by the First Amendment and the advertising incidental to such uses did not give rise...
09/28/2001 00-1260

NEWMAN v. FED. EXPRESS CORP.

United States Sixth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Evidence of a racially-charged letter and offensive phone messages on an employee's answering machine is insufficient to show a subjectively hostile...
09/27/2001 99-6412

HAYES v. EQUITABLE ENERGY RES. CO.

United States Sixth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law
Under Kentucky law, a lessor's demand of royalty payments from lessee does not provide sufficient notice of lessor's intent to have a lease forfeited...
09/26/2001 00-5201

US v. WADE

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
18 USC 1014, prohibiting false statements for the purpose of influencing a FDIC insured bank, is not limited to transactions seeking to create...
09/26/2001 00-3230

US v. BASS

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence of racial statistical disparities in federal death penalty cases and statements by US attorney general stating concern about those...
09/25/2001 01-1213

RIDDLE v. EGENSPERGER

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Rights
Under 42 USC 1988, a finding that a 4th Amendment claim was non-frivolous will preclude a finding that related state claims of false arrest and...
09/25/2001 99-3746, 99-3787

IN RE: BYRD

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Failure to include evidence in support of actual innocence in first pre-AEDPA habeas petition constitutes abuse of writ that will not bypass the...
09/21/2001 01-3927

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMM'N v. HARBERT-YEARGIN, INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Title VII prohibits sexual harassment only to the extent that it constitutes gender discrimination and does not cover same sex horseplay even if there...
09/21/2001 00-5150, 00-5232