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Davis v. Michigan Bell Tele. Co.

United States Sixth Circuit
Communications Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an FMLA action, summary judgment for defendant-employer is affirmed over claims that: 1) the district court erred in finding plaintiff ineligible...
09/29/2008 07-1512

Nixon v. Wilmington Trust Co.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Judgement Enforcement
In an action raising claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and respondeat superior liability against defendant-trustee, dismissal...
09/29/2008 07-4140

US v. Polihonki

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence imposed following revocation of defendant's supervised release is affirmed over defendant's claim that the sentence, which was two months...
09/24/2008 07-2106

Smith v. Berghuis

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a petition for habeas relief from a conviction and life sentence for second degree murder and felony possession of a firearm is reversed...
09/24/2008 06-1463

US v. Hodson

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In an appeal arising from a district court's denial of a defendant's motion to suppress evidence seized pursuant to a warrant, the circuit court rules...
09/19/2008 07-5504

US v. Shank

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a prosecution for use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence is...
09/19/2008 07-3544

Niemi v. NHK Springs Co., Ltd.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts, Trade Secrets, Transportation
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a suit for misappropriation of trade secret, breach of contract, and promissory estoppel involving a method of manufacturing stabilizer bars for...
09/19/2008 07-3536

Assoc. Builders & Contractors v. Michigan Dep't of Labor & Econ. Growth

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, ERISA, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
(Industry: Services)

ERISA does not preempt two provisions of a Michigan law governing the training of apprentice electricians since, under applicable Supreme Court...
09/16/2008 07-1639, 07-1649, 07-1654

Fieger v. US Attorney Gen.

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Elections, Government Law
In an action challenging an ongoing grand jury investigation into plaintiffs' alleged violation of federal campaign finance laws, dismissal with...
09/15/2008 07-2291

Talley v. Family Dollar Stores of Ohio, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Evidence, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action against plaintiff's former employer raising claims of discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Ohio's...
09/11/2008 07-3971