United States Sixth Circuit - February 2007 Opinion Summaries

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Keweenaw Bay Indian Cmty. v. Rising

United States Sixth Circuit
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Indian Law, Tax Law
(Industry: Consumer Products)

In an action brought by an Indian tribe against against a state treasurer and two police officers challenging Michigan's efforts to tax tobacco...
02/28/2007 05-2398

Smith Wholesale Co., Inc. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

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

In a case brought by wholesalers, who are also direct distributors for defendant-tobacco company, alleging illegal price discrimination in violation...
02/27/2007 05-6053

Union Planters Bank, N.A. v. Continental Cas. Co.

United States Sixth Circuit
Banking Law, Contracts, Debt Collection, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a dispute over insurance coverage arising when plaintiff-bank suffered a multi-million-dollar loss stemming from a mortgage lender's fraud, summary...
02/27/2007 05-6094, 05-6095

US v. Barnwell

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Convictions for embezzlement and theft of labor union assets and conspiracy to engage in misappropriation of union assets are reversed where five ex...
02/27/2007 04-2143

Adrian Energy Assocs. v. Michigan Pub. Serv. Comm'n

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Government Contracts, Public Utilities, Remedies
In a case arising from a contractual dispute between small power-producing companies and a Michigan utility over the utility's payments for purchased...
02/26/2007 06-1015

Alizoti v. Gonzales

United States Sixth Circuit
Immigration Law
In an asylum case, the BIA's denial of Albanian petitioner's motion to reopen and its denial of her motion to reconsider are affirmed where: 1) it was...
02/26/2007 05-4493; 06-3067

Koulta v. Merciez

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 case brought by a fatal car crash victim's estate against a city and police officers, denial of summary judgment for...
02/26/2007 06-1539

Gore v. El Paso Energy Corp. Long Term Disability Plan

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, ERISA, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Dismissal of ERISA claims brought against an employer/plan administrator and the plan manager/adjudicator is reversed in part as to a claim of breach...
02/23/2007 05-6792

Harrison v. Motley

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a petition for habeas corpus, which challenged a conviction for murder with aggravating circumstances, is affirmed over his claims that he...
02/23/2007 04-6157

Garcia-Flores v. Gonzales

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
An appeal from a denial of a motion to reopen deportation proceedings is dismissed where petitioner failed to report for removal despite a lawful...
02/23/2007 05-3689