United States Sixth Circuit - October 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Johnson v. Bagley

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Habeas Corpus, Professional Malpractice, Sentencing
In a conviction for aggravated murder and sentence of death, petition for habeas corpus is granted where: 1) by failing to interview defendant's...
10/10/2008 063846, 063847

S.E. v. Grant County Bd. of Educ.

United States Sixth Circuit
Education Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a claim against school officials in response to seventh-grader's sharing of prescription medicine with fellow students, grant of qualified immunity...
10/10/2008 076330

Andrews v. Columbia Gas Transmission Corp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a diversity case against defendant-corporation Columbia Gas, judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed over claims of error that: 1) the...
10/10/2008 073632

Grace Cmty. Church v. Lenox Township

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Property Law & Real Estate
In action filed by plaintiff-church after defendant-planning commission revoked a land use permit, dismissal of plaintiff-church's action is affirmed...
10/10/2008 072509

US v. Lawson

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Conviction for charges related to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and drug-related charges is affirmed, sentence is...
10/09/2008 044480

Estate of Thomson v. Toyota Motor Corp. Worldwide

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
In a torts action following a car accident in South Africa against car rental company, grant of defendant-car company's motion to dismiss for lack of...
10/09/2008 073813

Zhang v. Mukasey

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Evidence, Immigration Law
Chinese citizen's petition for review of a decision denying both her motion to reopen asylum proceedings and her successive application for asylum is...
10/08/2008 07-3355

Bogaert v. Land

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law, Remedies
In an action brought by the sponsor of a petition to recall a Michigan state legislator from office asserting that a state law setting forth...
10/08/2008 08-2130, 08-2131, 08-2140

US v. Castano

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Convictions for being a felon-in-possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime are reversed in...
10/07/2008 06-1720

M.A.L. v. Kinsland

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Remedies
In an action involving the constitutionality of a public middle school's regulation of a student's leafleting, entry of a permanent injunction against...
10/07/2008 07-1409