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BURTON v. JONES

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights
A prisoner's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim was incorrectly dismissed in its entirety, as his grievances administratively exhausted his First Amendment...
02/28/2003 01-1078

US v. ROCHE

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant was not entitled to a three-level reduction for acceptance of responsibility under U.S.S.G. section 3E1. 1 in an obstruction of justice...
02/27/2003 01-1634

US v. PINSON

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
An affidavit provided sufficient facts for a finding of probable cause for a search, though it lacked the name or a description of the person from...
02/27/2003 01-6133

US v. O'DELL

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The district court properly construed a prior 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to remand, holding that application of a safety valve was improper...
02/27/2003 01-6195

POWELL v. JACOR COMMUNICATIONS CORP.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
A personal injury plaintiff's filing of an in forma pauperis petition tolled Kentucky's one-year statute of limitations, and the district court erred...
02/26/2003 01-6343

US v. COPELAND

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Apprehension of defendants after they had parked illegally was a reasonable stop under Whren v. United States, 517 U.S. 806, and evidence of three...
02/25/2003 01-1005/1016

ALOISI v. LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY SYS., INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
The Labor Management Relations Act, rather than ERISA, applies to claims based on non-compliance with a medical arbitration procedure in a collective...
02/25/2003 01-5753

US v. $174,206.00 IN US CURRENCY

United States Sixth Circuit
Asset Forfeiture, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure, Property Law & Real Estate
In a civil forfeiture action, the district court's assertion of jurisdiction over the res did not interfere with any other court's jurisdiction, and...
02/24/2003 01-3949, 01-3950

MCLAUGHLIN v. HOLT PUB. SCH. BD. OF EDUC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Education Law
In an action under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the district court's analysis of the "least restrictive environment" requirement...
02/24/2003 01-1521

US v. PAULEY

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Sanctions
The district court lacked power to grant sua sponte relief vacating a $25,000 fine previously imposed for Clean Water Act violations, especially where...
02/24/2003 01-2107