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SHARP v. LINDSEY

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Contracts, Education Law, Labor & Employment Law
Even assuming principal's letter and skit criticizing superintendent addressed matters of public concern, school board's interests in a tension-free...
03/28/2002 00-6019

TAYLOR v. WITHROW

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The right of a criminal defendant to assert self-defense is a fundamental right, and failure to instruct a jury on self-defense when the instruction...
03/28/2002 01-1908

OHIO FARMERS INS. CO. v. LEET

United States Sixth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Even though creditors' counsel mailed 11 U.S.C. section 523 dischargeability complaint to the bankruptcy court clerk's office in what should have been...
03/26/2002 01-8046

CHANDLER v. SPECIALTY TIRES OF AMERICA (TENN.), INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
The Tennessee Handicap Act protects employees in the private sector from discriminatory termination, and, because plaintiff raised a genuine issue of...
03/25/2002 00-5395, 00-5593

SCOTT v. COLLINS

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
After finding that the respondent waived the statute of limitations defense, the district court improperly cured waiver by sua sponte dismissing the...
03/25/2002 00-3240

CSX TRANSP., INC. v. CITY OF PLYMOUTH

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Transportation
Because federal regulations substantially subsume the subject matter of a Michigan statute that prohibits trains from continuously blocking grade...
03/21/2002 00-1552

US v. AL-ZUBAIDY

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Regulating use of the channels of interstate commerce to prevent the spread of harm to people of other states from the state of origin is within...
03/21/2002 00-2343

PETERS v. LINCOLN ELECTRIC CO.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
Plaintiff's deposition responses can constitute an "other paper" from which it may be ascertained the case is removable under federal question...
03/21/2002 00-3562

US v. CARTER

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Where there was no evidence that defendant planned three prior drug sales, or that the first drug sale would entail the following sales, and the three...
03/20/2002 00-6568

COLES v. WONDER

United States Sixth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
In the case of an unpublished work, any copy deposited as part of an application for a certificate of copyright registration pursuant to The Copyright...
03/20/2002 00-3933, 00-3962, 01-3345