United States Sixth Circuit - January 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Harris v. Lafler

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Grant of a petition for habeas corpus is affirmed where: 1) the court could review the petition since petitioner agreed to dismiss with prejudice any...
01/30/2009 05-2104

US v. Young

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Convictions and sentences for drug-related offenses are affirmed over defendants' arguments that: 1) the district court erroneously admitted hearsay;...
01/30/2009 07-5600

US v. Gagnon

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction under 18 U.S.C. section 111 is affirmed where, although a magistrate judge did not find that defendant committed assault, section 111...
01/29/2009 07-2133

Negron v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Tax Law
In a suit for refund of estate tax payments by the estates of lottery winners, summary judgment for plaintiff-executrix on the issue of the proper...
01/28/2009 07-4460

US v. Wimbley

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for distribution of crack cocaine are affirmed where: 1) comments by a testifying officer were not so prejudicial as to...
01/28/2009 07-6361

Winnett v. Caterpillar, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Class Actions, Contracts, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit alleging that defendant-employer breached its promise to provide lifetime retiree medical benefits to plaintiffs at no cost, a district...
01/27/2009 07-6275

US v. Johnson

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for crack-related offenses is vacated and remanded in order to allow the district court to resentence the defendant in light of the Supreme...
01/26/2009 07-2447

Carter v. Welles-Bowen Realty, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a suit alleging that a title company violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act's anti-kickback and anti-fee-splitting provisions,...
01/23/2009 07-3965

Garner v. Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Sanctions
District court order imposing costs and attorney fees against plaintiffs for maintaining frivolous discrimination claims after those claims had become...
01/22/2009 07-3602

Pennington v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
A motion to certify a question to the Kentucky Supreme Court over whether an insurance company may charge a greater underinsured motorist insurance...
01/21/2009 07-6187