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US v. Teh

United States Sixth Circuit
Copyright, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Intellectual Property
A conviction for "fraudulently or knowingly import[ing]... merchandise contrary to law" is affirmed over claims that: 1) the indictment did not give...
07/31/2008 06-2371

Cent. States, Southeast & Southwest Areas Pension Fund v. Gen. Materials, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Contracts, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In an action brought by a pension fund and trustee raising a claim for overdue pension payments, summary judgment for defendant-employer is affirmed...
07/30/2008 07-1392, 07-1473

Aburto-Rocha v. Mukasey

United States Sixth Circuit
Immigration Law
Petition for review of an order denying petitioner's application for cancellation of removal is denied where, although there was jurisdiction to hear...
07/28/2008 07-3871

B & H Med., L.L.C. v. ABP Admin, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Sanctions
Upon consideration of the parties' submissions on the issue of sanctions to be imposed on plaintiffs for their frivolous appeal, the circuit court...
07/25/2008 04-2438, 06-1338, 06-1339

Phillips v. Roane County

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
In estate representative's action brought under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 against various governmental officials alleging that they were deliberately...
07/25/2008 07-5405, 07-5407

Howard v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of habeas petitioner's motion pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e) to alter or amend a judgment denying his motion to vacate sentence is...
07/22/2008 07-3447

Parsons v. City of Pontiac

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a former firefighter's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action against city and police alleging that his constitutional rights were violated because he was...
07/22/2008 07-2299

US v. Funk

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
On remand from the Supreme Court, a below-Guidelines sentence for drug-related offenses is vacated and remanded where the district court did not...
07/22/2008 05-3708

Coomer v. Yukins

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus from a conviction for murder is affirmed over challenges to a district court's determination that two...
07/22/2008 06-1235

Warshak v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Cyberspace Law, Government Law, Remedies
In declaratory judgment suit challenging section 2703(d) of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which authorizes the federal government to...
07/11/2008 06-4092