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Deja Vu v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Constitutional Law, Government Law
In a suit for attorney's fees, defendant-City's permanent enjoinment from enforcing its ordinance is a legally sanctioned change in the relationship...
08/31/2005 03-6521

State Farm v. McGowan

United States Sixth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Plaintiff-insurer is obligated to defend defendant in a personal injury action where the district court did not err in concluding that defendant's...
08/31/2005 04-5823

US v. Carr

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's due process rights were not violated, and he was not denied the right of allocution, when the district court issued an amended sentencing...
08/31/2005 04-1983, 04-2208

Schilling v. Heavrin

United States Sixth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Insurance Law
The bankruptcy court properly concluded that plaintiff could avoid the fraudulent transfer of a life insurance policy and recover the value of the...
08/30/2005 04-5297

Hertzel v. Educ. Credit Mgmt. Corp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Education Law
The bankruptcy court properly granted plaintiff-debtor a discharge of her student loans where excepting the loan from discharge would impose an undue...
08/30/2005 04-8083

Estate of Riddle v. S. Farm Bureau Life Ins. Co.

United States Sixth Circuit
Insurance Law
In an insurance coverage dispute, a jury verdict finding that defendant-insurance company had reviewed decedent's life insurance policy in bad faith...
08/26/2005 02-6461, 03-5083

Odle v. Decatur County

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Government Law
Defendant-County's ordinance, which prohibits nudity and the performance of a wide range of arguably sexually suggestive acts in public places where...
08/26/2005 03-6532

Wu v. T.W. Wang, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a suit for false-light invasion of privacy, the district court abused its discretion in dismissing plaintiff's complaint for failure to prosecute.
08/26/2005 04-2102

Baston v. Bagley

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence of death is affirmed over his claim that the sentencing court considered improper aggravating factors and failed to consider the...
08/25/2005 03-4423

Samad v. Bell

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Death row inmate raises six meritless points of error on direct appeal.
08/25/2005 03-6404