United States Sixth Circuit - January 2007 Opinion Summaries

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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

Haynes v. City of Circleville

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit brought by a former police officer and canine handler alleging violations of Ohio's whistleblower statute, common law public policy, and...
01/25/2007 06-3070

Hamilton v. Morgan

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a habeas petition seeking relief from a state court conviction for armed robbery and evading arrest is affirmed where the decision of...
01/24/2007 05-5614

Lang v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Denial of petitioner's motion to vacate his resentencing pursuant to 28 U.S.C. section 2255 is affirmed as the court rejects his claim that, because...
01/24/2007 05-2700

Sanusi v. Gonzales

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
Petitions for review of denial a motion to terminate immigration proceedings and a reconsideration motion are denied where the case was...
01/23/2007 05-3355, 05-3676

US v. Atchley

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Convictions for drug- and firearm-related offenses are affirmed over claims that: 1) evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing and firearms found in...
01/23/2007 04-6521

L & W Supply Corp. v. Acuity

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Remedies
Expert witness fees may not be taxed as costs at a court's discretion under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d) because 28 U.S.C. section 1920 does...
01/23/2007 05-6845

Abbott v. State of Michigan

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, ERISA, Government Law
Dismissal of a putative class action brought by inmates alleging that defendants, Michigan and several of its agencies and officials, converted...
01/22/2007 06-1434

Prime Media, Inc. v. City of Brentwood

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Media Law
For purposes of the standing requirements for suit in federal court, a plaintiff is required to establish injury in fact as to each provision of a...
01/22/2007 05-6343