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Patterson v. Haskins

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
In proceedings arising from an earlier grant of habeas relief in an involuntary manslaughter case and a subsequent hung jury upon retrial, denial of...
10/31/2006 04-3280

Equal Employment Opportunity Comm'n v. Jefferson County Sheriff's Dep't

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Benefits, Government Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a public-enforcement age-discrimination lawsuit against a sheriff's department, Kentucky, and a retirement system alleging that defendants'...
10/31/2006 03-6437

US v. Johnson

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm is vacated pursuant to a claim that the sentence imposed by the district court was not...
10/31/2006 05-6309

US v. Jackson

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon is affirmed where the sentence was reasonable since the sentencing court adequately considered the...
10/30/2006 06-5258

Tritent Int'l Corp. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky

United States Sixth Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law, International Trade
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a suit brought by a Brazilian cigarette manufacturer, and an importer and a wholesaler of the cigarettes claiming that two Kentucky statutes have...
10/30/2006 05-6791

United Steel Workers of Am. v. Saint Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
Grant of a company's motion to preclude arbitration as a matter of law based on a union's late filing of a grievance appeal is affirmed based on...
10/30/2006 05-6851

Bergman v. Frey

United States Sixth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In circumstances where, prior to filing bankruptcy, bankruptcy debtors were involved in an automobile accident, judgment on the pleadings for an...
10/27/2006 05-4312

US v. Seymour

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor and with aggravated sexual abuse of an adult by force are affirmed over challenges...
10/27/2006 05-1643

Dozier v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada

United States Sixth Circuit
Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Administrative Law, Contracts
Dismissal of an employee-benefits suit for failure to exhaust administrative remedies is reversed where it would have been futile for the employee to...
10/27/2006 05-6598

Williams v. Haviland

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 U.S. 466 (2000), did not overturn the repeated holding of the Supreme Court that the Fifth Amendment grand jury right was...
10/26/2006 05-3986