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Lindsley v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law
In an action for Social Security disability benefits, the denial of benefits is affirmed, where the ALJ's decision was supported by substantial...
03/31/2009 08-3738

Crawford v. TRW Automotive U.S. LLC

United States Sixth Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In an ERISA action based on Defendant-Employer's alleged closure of a plant to interfere with Plaintiffs' retirement benefits, summary judgment for...
03/31/2009 08-1132

Hertz v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In an action alleging negligence by an FAA air traffic controller, the dismissal of the complaint based on the statute of limitations is affirmed,...
03/31/2009 07-1724

Dillon v. Cobra Power Corp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In an action based on an allegedly defective boat, judgment for Plaintiff is reversed, where the District Court erred by reversing the summary...
03/30/2009 07-5458

US v. Carson

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant police officers' convictions for assaulting a suspect are affirmed, where: 1) the prosecutor did not commit misconduct by referring to...
03/30/2009 05-1812

Yoppolo v. MBNA Am. Bank, N.A.

United States Sixth Circuit
Banking Law, Bankruptcy Law
In a bankruptcy adversary proceeding concerning a bank-to-bank transfer of the Debtor's funds, summary judgment for the Trustee is affirmed, where the...
03/27/2009 08-3389

Allen v. Astrue

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law
In an appeal from the denial of Social Security disability benefits, the denial of benefits is affirmed, where: 1) the ALJ properly articulated his...
03/27/2009 08-5342

Terrell v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The grant of Petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed, where Petitioner's parole hearing was initially held by videoconference, but 18 U.S.C. section...
03/26/2009 07-2546

Sybrandt v. Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
In a Title VII action alleging sex discrimination, summary judgment for Defendant is affirmed, where Defendant articulated a nondiscriminatory reason...
03/26/2009 08-5598

US v. Angwin

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's solicitation of illegal sexual conduct sentence is affirmed, where the District Court properly applied a sentencing enhancement based on...
03/25/2009 06-4654