United States Sixth Circuit - January 2007 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Wells

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Juvenile Law, Sentencing
For purposes of recidivist sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. section 924(e), a prior adjudication of juvenile...
01/09/2007 05-6263, 05-6514

US v. Mooneyham

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's convictions on drug related charges are affirmed over claims of error regarding: 1) denial of motions for continuance and for substitution...
01/09/2007 04-5189, 04-5190

McNamara v. City of Rittman

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Water Law
In a case involving a federal takings claim arising from defendant-city's operation of water wells that allegedly caused damage to plaintiffs, summary...
01/08/2007 02-3965

Detroit Radiant Prods. v. BSH Home Appliances Corp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts
A judgment against defendant-buyer in a breach of contract case involving custom-made stove burners is affirmed where the contract between the parties...
01/08/2007 06-1469

US v. Quinlan

United States Sixth Circuit
Banking Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Securities Law, Sentencing, White Collar Crime
The conviction and sentence of a former CEO of a company engaged in mortgage banking for making false statements to the SEC and for conspiring with...
01/05/2007 05-2060

Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Co. v. Dir., Office of Workers Comp. Programs

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
In the context of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, attorney's fees cannot be assessed under 33 U.S.C. section 928(a) when an...
01/04/2007 05-3425

Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania v. Alticor, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Insurance Law
In an appeal involving a motion to disqualify a law firm representing defendants, a rehearing is granted for defendants and a prior grant of the...
01/03/2007 05-2479

Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Granholm

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Government Law, Remedies
In a challenge to a statewide ballot initiative which amended the Michigan Constitution to prohibit discrimination or preferential treatment based on...
01/02/2007 06-2640, 06-2642