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CALDWELL v. BELL

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Because the court was in grave doubt about whether unconstitutional jury instruction, to presume malice from the use of a deadly weapon, prejudiced...
04/30/2002 00-5310

BRANNAM v. HUNTINGTON MORTGAGE CO.

United States Sixth Circuit
Banking Law, Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Document processing fee assessed by defendant mortgage company was deemed "bona fide" under exception to Truth In Lending Act disclosure requirement,...
04/29/2002 00-2225

EL-NOBANI v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Petitioner's claim that his guilty pleas were not knowing or voluntary is procedurally barred where claim was not raised on direct review, and he...
04/26/2002 00-3803

US v. COR-BON CUSTOM BULLET CO.

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law
A felony conviction for tax evasion under 26 U.S.C. section 7201 will not be reversed, even where the indictment did not allege specific affirmative...
04/25/2002 00-2420

SHEETS v. MULLINS

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Police sergeant's acts in handling a domestic violence case, even if wrongful, were too remote from a death that eventually resulted from the incident...
04/25/2002 00-4162

MICHIGAN S. R.R. CO. v. BRANCH & ST. JOSEPH COUNTIES RAIL USERS ASS'N, INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Transportation
No federal question subject matter jurisdiction exists where plaintiff essentially seeks specific performance of an agreement for use and maintenance...
04/24/2002 99-1838

CALVERT v. WILSON

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Where an accomplice's tape-recorded confession was the most compelling piece of evidence relied upon by the jury in appellant's murder trial, its...
04/24/2002 00-3713

KENTLAND ELKHORN COAL CORP. v. HALL

United States Sixth Circuit
Health Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
Where weighing of all medical evidence supported a finding that a coal miner was totally disabled because of "black lung disease", award of benefits...
04/24/2002 00-4470

MICHIGAN PAYTEL JOINT VENTURE v. CITY OF DETROIT

United States Sixth Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Rights, Government Contracts, Public Utilities
City is immune from antitrust liability in a suit over the bidding process for provision of pay telephone service to city facilities, because...
04/23/2002 00-1516

MULHALL v. ASHCROFT

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for employer was proper in a Title VII retaliation claim, where appellant failed to produce either direct or circumstantial evidence...
04/23/2002 00-6634