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Gentry v. Deuth

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Grant of a motion to enforce a judgment, which converted a conditional grant of habeas relief into an absolute grant and voided petitioner's...
07/31/2006 05-6273

US v. Whittington

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base is affirmed over a claim that the district court erred in denying defendant's motion in limine...
07/28/2006 05-2247

Washington v. Renico

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a habeas petition from a conviction and sentence for first-degree murder and firearm possession during a felony is affirmed over claims...
07/27/2006 05-1185

In re: Dow Corning Corp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Bankruptcy Law, Contracts, Debt Collection, Remedies
There is a presumption that default interest should be paid to unsecured claim holders in a solvent debtor bankruptcy case. Further, unsecured...
07/26/2006 04-1608

Nack v. Orange City Sch. Dist.

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Attorney's Fees, Education Law, Health Law
Summary judgment for a school district on an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) suit is affirmed over claims that the school district...
07/26/2006 05-3256

Wright v. Murray Guard, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for defendant-employer on claims of race and sex discrimination on single- and mixed-motive theories brought by a security guard is...
07/26/2006 05-5301

Poindexter v. Mitchell

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a death penalty case, grant of habeas corpus relief under 28 U.S.C. section 2254 on the grounds that petitioner received constitutionally...
07/24/2006 01-3250/3300

Ellis v. Cleveland Mun. Sch. Dist.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education Law, Evidence, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Sanctions
Judgment as a matter of law in favor of a school district in a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 case arising from a physical altercation between a child and her...
07/24/2006 05-3192

Frontier Ins. Co. v. Blaty

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies, Sanctions
A judgment and award of damages against defendants in a suit brought by plaintiff, the estate of a child, against a private foster care agency under a...
07/24/2006 04-1043/1686

BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. v. Universal Telecom, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Communications Law, Contracts, Government Law
An order of the Kentucky Public Service Commission allowing a telecommunications company, an entrant to a local telephone market, to adopt an existing...
07/21/2006 05-5674