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ANGEL v. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law
A suit challenging a fee charged by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, for the use of a parking placard available to disabled persons, was barred by the...
12/23/2002 00-6135

US v. MILLER

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Because information contained in a sheriff's affidavit gave the issuing judge a substantial basis for concluding that a search would uncover evidence...
12/23/2002 01-5891

SHEPHERD v. WELLMAN

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Sanctions, Government Law
Dismissal of a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action against a former police commissioner was proper, where the pleadings did not place him on notice that he...
12/23/2002 01-5189

ZAMBETTI v. CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Plaintiff presented a prima facie case for reverse race discrimination in employment, under Title VII and Ohio law, and the district court overlooked...
12/19/2002 01-3639

RITCHIE v. ROGERS

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
State courts' denial of a habeas petitioner's motion for change of venue and rejection of objections, based on impact of pre-trial publicity, to a...
12/18/2002 01-3737

BP EXPLORATION & OIL CO. v. MAINT. SERVS., INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Oil and Gas Law
Under Ohio law, a setoff is not required when claims against a settling defendant, and the judgment against a non-settling defendant, involve...
12/18/2002 01-3137/3194/4291

KAMTECH, INC. v. NAT'L LABOR RELATIONS BD.

United States Sixth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Under the National Labor Relations Act, a company was prohibited from selectively discriminating against union members by denying them equal...
12/18/2002 01-1391/1558

KINNARD v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Habeas Corpus
District court did not err in denying habeas relief, based on petitioner's claim that defense counsel was ineffective in not securing a lower...
12/18/2002 00-6791

SPANGLER v. LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY SYS., INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
ERISA, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
An ERISA plan administrator acted arbitrarily and capriciously in denying a long-term disability claim, by basing its decision only on an...
12/16/2002 01-5770

BENEFITS COMM. OF SAINT-GOBAIN CORP. v. KEY TRUST CO. OF OHIO

United States Sixth Circuit
Corporation & Enterprise Law, ERISA, Securities Law
Authorizing repayment by a company employee stock ownership plan, of a loan from the company's successor corporation, would not cause the plan trustee...
12/16/2002 01-3255