United States Sixth Circuit - February 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Stalley v. Methodist Healthcare

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Benefits, Government Law, Health Law, Insurance Law
In a suit alleging that defendants all violated the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP), dismissal of the claims is affirmed where the MSP is not a qui...
02/28/2008 07-5077

Ramirez-Canales v. Mukasey

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
A BIA decision denying petitioners' application for adjustment of status is affirmed as the circuit court defers to the BIA's interpretation of the...
02/27/2008 05-4504, 06-3990

Bies v. Bagley

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Health Law
In a criminal case, collateral estoppel may only be invoked by the accused. Grant of habeas relief vacating petitioner's sentence of death, and...
02/27/2008 06-3471

US v. Alexander

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for sexual abuse of a minor is vacated and remanded where the district court plainly erred in failing to provide notice of an upward...
02/26/2008 06-1867

Eungard v. Open Solutions, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
In an action brought by a plaintiff-salesman seeking commissions on products and services ordered by a client on the same day plaintiff was fired,...
02/26/2008 06-2380

US v. Caldwell

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a prosecution for drug- and firearm-related offenses, denial of defendant's motions to suppress evidence uncovered during a search of his hotel...
02/26/2008 06-5640

US v. Baylor

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's convictions for interfering with commerce by robbery, in violation of the Hobbs Act, and using a firearm in relation to a crime of...
02/26/2008 07-3002

Kistner v. Law Offices of Michael P. Margelefsky, LLC

United States Sixth Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Debt Collection
Subjecting the sole member of an LLC to individual liability for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) requires proof that the...
02/26/2008 07-3134

Lambert v. Hartman

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Cyberspace Law, Government Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action claiming that defendant-county court clerk's publication of a traffic citation, which contained personal...
02/25/2008 07-3154

US v. Odeneal

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendants' convictions and sentences for participating in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana, heroin, and cocaine, as well as for possessing...
02/22/2008 06-5885, 06-5915