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US v. STOVALL

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The district court need not have made a finding on defendant's role in a conspiracy, where she stipulated in a plea agreement that a three-level...
07/31/2003 02-1210

EASTOVER MINING CO. v. WILLIAMS

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law
An award of benefits pursuant to the Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. sections 901-45, is reversed where the Administrative Law Judge gave...
07/31/2003 01-4064

BRATT ENTERS., INC. v. NOBLE INT'L LTD.

United States Sixth Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
In a breach of contract claim arising from purchase of a business, the district court erred by compelling the arbitration of an issue that the parties...
07/31/2003 01-4244

TOMS v. TAFT

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law
Case law fails to show that an inmate's right to marry was so clearly established that a state official reasonably would believe that declining to...
07/31/2003 01-4035

SAGINAW BAY PIPELINE CO. v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Commercial Law, Oil and Gas Law, Tax Law
(Industry: Manufacturing)

All natural gas transportation pipelines used for any purpose other than production-related "gathering" of "wet" gas, including dry-gas "transmission"...
07/30/2003 01-2599

US v. WARE

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant sufficiently initiated discussion of the crime and validly waived his rights to remain silent and to counsel, so his subsequent confession...
07/30/2003 01-6031

BROWN v. PACKAGING CORP. OF AM.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In an age discrimination in employment case, any potential for confusion caused by jury instruction on the prima facie case and burden-shifting was...
07/29/2003 01-5864

HARRIS v. CARTER

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Habeas Corpus
A habeas petitioner was presumptively denied his Sixth Amendment right to counsel when the state trial court failed to inquire as to whether trial...
07/29/2003 02-3114

AKERS v. ALVEY

United States Sixth Circuit
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
A former family services worker satisfied the elements of a tort-of-outrage claim against her former supervisor, but such a claim against the Kentucky...
07/29/2003 02-5037

THOMAS v. WOOLUM

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights
As long as an inmate presents a grievance to prison officials and appeals through available procedure, the inmate has exhausted administrative...
07/28/2003 01-3227