United States Sixth Circuit - January 2007 Opinion Summaries

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Randhawa v. Gonzales

United States Sixth Circuit
Immigration Law
In the context of removal proceedings, filing a petition for review does not toll the time limit for filing a motion for reconsideration.
01/30/2007 05-3694

Servo Kinetics, Inc. v. Tokyo Precision Instruments Co. Ltd.

United States Sixth Circuit
Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law, International Law
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a contractual dispute between companies involved in the business of servo valves, summary judgment for defendants is reversed in part where: 1) a...
01/30/2007 05-2741

McLiechey v. Bristol W. Ins. Co.

United States Sixth Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Contracts, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Dismissal of a class action challenging an insurer's changes to an insurance policy after plaintiffs moved into a higher risk area, received a worse...
01/30/2007 06-1228

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians v. Granholm

United States Sixth Circuit
Contracts, Gaming Law, Government Law, Indian Law
In a dispute involving gaming on tribal lands and required payments by casinos to the government, grant of a Motion to Enforce Stipulation and Consent...
01/30/2007 05-2146, 05-2603

US v. Stover

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendants' convictions for drug-related offenses are affirmed over claims of error regarding: 1) whether defendant's waiver of his right to testify...
01/30/2007 05-3562, 05-3638

Davis v. Coyle

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Denial of habeas relief in a death penalty case is reversed due to prejudicial error under Skipper v. South Carolina, 476 U.S. 1 (1986), in denying...
01/29/2007 02-3227

McClanahan v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for the Commissioner of Social Security on a denial of an application for disability benefits and supplemental social security income...
01/29/2007 05-6649

Hudson v. Hudson

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Denial of qualified immunity for defendants-police officers from civil rights claims brought against them by the son and mother of decedent, who was...
01/26/2007 05-6575

Brilliance Audio, Inc. v. Haights Cross Communications, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Commercial Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Media Law, Trademark
In the context of the "first sale" exception in trademark law that provides a defense to claims of infringement, resale of a product does not fall...
01/26/2007 05-1209

Michigan Family Res., Inc. v. Serv. Employees Int'l Union Local 517M

United States Sixth Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
A decision vacating an arbitration award in a union's favor is reversed where: 1) the arbitrator was "acting within the scope of his authority" in...
01/26/2007 04-2564