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WARREN v. LEWIS

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
All the evidence available to the district court suggested that despite functioning at the upper-end of mental retardation, petitioner was in fact...
03/30/2004 02-5983

US v. MCBRIDE

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
As defendant never received advance payments from the government to which he was not entitled - nor could his action of sending the IRS a bad check...
03/30/2004 02-3931

NILAC INT'L MKTG. GROUP v. AMERITECH SERVS., INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Contracts
Triable issues of fact exist as to whether an ambiguous contractual agreement between the parties obligated defendant to include plaintiff in its bid...
03/30/2004 02-2212

TOMPKIN v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Consumer Products)

Plaintiff has not demonstrated prejudice from any of the alleged errors, including the admission of "surprise" expert testimony regarding the...
03/30/2004 02-3267, 02-3309

GADDIS v. REDFORD TOWNSHIP

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
Officer's brief initial grab at mentally ill motorist, as the latter emerged from his car, was not excessive force; the tape tends to reinforce the...
03/26/2004 02-1483

US v. CLINE

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A carjacking continues until the victim is permanently separated from her car; the death threat delivered in the house was properly deemed to have...
03/26/2004 02-5966

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE AREA LOCAL, AM. POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO v. H.B. PHILLIPS, INC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
District court improperly dismissed section 1983 claims against the three defendants, who allegedly conspired to use on-duty and off-duty municipal...
03/24/2004 02-5694

UNITED FOOD & COMMERCIAL WORKERS LOCAL 1099 v. CITY OF SIDNEY

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections
Alleged facts support plaintiffs' claim that they were deprived of their First Amendment rights when threatened with arrest after they moved to the...
03/24/2004 02-3415

US v. WOOSLEY

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
The warrant authorizing the search of defendant's business was supported by probable cause; a magistrate could conclude, based on the totality of the...
03/24/2004 03-5059

FUHR v. SCH. DIST. OF THE CITY OF HAZEL PARK

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Plaintiff presented direct evidence that gender was a factor in the decision not to hire her as the boys' varsity basketball coach; the pay...
03/24/2004 01-2215, 01-2606, 02-1367