United States Sixth Circuit - April 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Nichols v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Sentencing
Defendant's bank robbery conviction is affirmed where Defendant alleged that his counsel performed ineffectively by failing to preserve a future...
04/29/2009 05-6452

Reinhardt v. Vanderbilt Mortgage & Fin., Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Tax Law
The Bankruptcy Court's order confirming Debtors' reorganization plan is affirmed where Plaintiff-Creditor argued that its secured claim could not be...
04/29/2009 08-3309

Bowman v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law
In an Equal Protection Clause challenge to Air Force regulations denying military service credit to airmen volunteering with religious organizations,...
04/27/2009 07-4322

Stanifer v. Brannan

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In an auto accident action, the dismissal of the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction is affirmed, where the District Court clearly lacked...
04/27/2009 07-6019

Cardinal v. Metrish

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action by a prisoner for failure to provide him with kosher food, summary judgment for Defendant is affirmed, where: 1)...
04/24/2009 08-1562

US v. Boudreau

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's drug sentence is affirmed, where the government's filing of an information seeking to enhance Defendant's sentence in open court coupled...
04/23/2009 07-2143

Hall v. Vasbinder

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a criminal sexual conduct matter, the grant of Petitioner's habeas petition is reversed, where the prosecutor made improper remarks during closing...
04/22/2009 08-1475

U.S. Bank, N.A. v. EPA

United States Sixth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Environmental Law, Water Law
In a bankruptcy proceeding, the Bankruptcy Court's order granting the EPA's claim against the Debtor for groundwater cleanup compensation under CERCLA...
04/20/2009 08-3083

Bonner v. Perry

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action based on alleged sexual harassment by a prison official, the dismissal of the complaint on statute of limitations...
04/20/2009 08-5562

SunCoke En'gy Inc. v. MAN Ferrostaal A.G.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Trade Secrets
In an action seeking the return of trade secret information, the dismissal of the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction is reversed, where...
04/20/2009 08-5414