United States Sixth Circuit - March 2007 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Kosinski

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Tax Law
A sentence for conspiring to defraud the IRS and additional related offenses is vacated pursuant to the government's claims of error where: 1) the...
03/30/2007 05-2664

Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Universal-MCA Music Publishing, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Copyright, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property
In a suit against approximately 800 defendants involved in the record and music-publishing business alleging various claims of copyright infringement,...
03/30/2007 05-5719

Leffman v. Sprint Corp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Communications Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an employment discrimination suit alleging that Sprint violated Title VII by denying her credit for time that she spent on maternity leave in 1976...
03/30/2007 06-3211

Thomas v. Eby

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In an inmate's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging that a prison guard retaliated against him for exercising his First Amendment rights, dismissal...
03/30/2007 05-1203

US v. Davist

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for false claims against the U.S., conspiracy to defraud the U.S., and false statements is affirmed over a claim that the district court...
03/29/2007 06-1224

Maday v. Pub. Libraries of Saginaw

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action brought against a library alleging age discrimination and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, a judgment pursuant to a jury...
03/28/2007 05-2637

Alpert v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Debt Collection, Government Law, Tax Law
In an appeal involving a claim for a refund of overpaid taxes, summary judgment for the government is affirmed where taxpayers failed to present any...
03/23/2007 06-3415

US v. Trejo-Martinez

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Courts of appeal have jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. section 3742 to review a sentence challenged as "unreasonable," even if it was imposed within a...
03/23/2007 05-6078

Village of Oakwood v. State Bank & Trust Co.

United States Sixth Circuit
Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law
Intervention by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in a suit cannot create federal jurisdiction where none existed.
03/22/2007 06-3117

Williamson v. Aetna Life Ins. Co.

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts, Health Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action alleging that insurer/administrator wrongfully denied health insurance benefits for plaintiff's daughter pursuant to an employee health...
03/22/2007 05-6911