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US v. LEE

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's perjury conviction, arising from false statements made at his detention hearing, is affirmed. Even though his testimony was withdrawn and...
02/27/2004 03-3496

KIELY v. HEARTLAND REHAB. SERVS., INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Benefits, Labor & Employment Law
In a disability discrimination case brought under Michigan law, the fact that plaintiff had signed a social security disability application in which...
02/26/2004 02-2054

KELLNER v. BUDGET CAR & TRUCK RENTAL, INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
(Industry: Autos)

The driver of a tractor-trailer did not breach a duty of care when he parked his rig completely off the travel lanes, in a highly visible position,...
02/26/2004 02-5314

IN RE WILLIAMS

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Death row inmate's section 1983 challenge to Ohio's method of administering lethal injections is treated as a second habeas petition. Because it fails...
02/26/2004 04-3014

MIGUEL v. INS

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Immigration Law
Guatemalan alien's motion to suppress was properly denied. Because her counsel admitted the relevant facts establishing her removability, and because...
02/26/2004 02-3758

MONTEZ v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
This tort claim, brought by the mother of an inmate who was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher by other inmates, was properly dismissed. The...
02/26/2004 02-6303

FULLMER v. MICHIGAN DEP'T OF STATE POLICE

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
The Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry does not constitute an unconstitutional denial of due process. It is clear to anyone accessing the registry...
02/25/2004 02-1731, 02-1864

US v. MEYER

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Pretrial identifications of defendant, deemed impermissibly suggestive by the district court, did not taint his in-court identification. The in-court...
02/23/2004 02-3582

BULTEMA v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
Summary judgment was improperly granted to defendant on prisoner's suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act concerning injuries sustained when he fell...
02/23/2004 02-3490

US v. GARRIDO-SANTANA

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, International Law, Sentencing, Constitutional Law
Defendant, convicted of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, unsuccessfully appeals the denial of his suppression motion and his sentence....
02/20/2004 02-6076