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Directv, Inc. v. Treesh

United States Sixth Circuit
Commercial Law, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Tax Law
In an action brought by satellite companies seeking a permanent injunction against provisions recently added to Kentucky's revenue statutes, which...
05/31/2007 06-5523

In re: Nailor

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
A motion brought by a federal prisoner for authorization to file a second or successive 28 U.S.C. section 2255 motion is denied where: 1) the district...
05/31/2007 06-6445

US v. Eversole

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
When grouping offenses under U.S.S.G. section 3D1.3, the "most serious" offense shall be determined by looking to the offense levels of the competing...
05/31/2007 06-5215

Sinkfield v. Brigano

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus from convictions for aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated murder, aggravated murder, and having a...
05/29/2007 06-3512

MacDermid v. Discover Fin. Servs.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection Law, Debt Collection, Injury & Tort Law
In an action alleging that plaintiff's wife, who suffered from a severe form of bipolar disorder, committed suicide as a consequence of Discover's...
05/29/2007 06-5792

Preferred Capital, Inc. v. Sarasota Kennel Club, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Communications Law, Contracts
State law, as opposed to federal law, controls the interpretation of a forum selection clause when the clause is raised as the sole basis for personal...
05/29/2007 06-3063

US v. Johnson

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's convictions and sentences for distributing cocaine and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon are affirmed in part but vacated as...
05/25/2007 05-4277

US v. Gardner

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
In the context of the crime of aiding and abetting a felon in the possession of a firearm, in order for aiding-and-abetting liability to attach under...
05/25/2007 05-6272

Ford Motor Co. v. Mustangs Unlimited, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Intellectual Property, Trademark
In an appeal arising from the parties' voluntary settlement of a federal action in which Ford Motor Company alleged that defendant-Mustangs Unlimited...
05/24/2007 06-1537

Rogers v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.

United States Sixth Circuit

Denial of social security disability benefits to a claimant alleging she suffers from pain and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia and...
05/24/2007 05-4369