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Kramer v. Paul Revere Life Ins. Co.

United States Sixth Circuit
ERISA, Health Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an ERISA action against an insurer for wrongful termination of longterm disability benefits, judgment for Defendant is reversed where the record...
06/30/2009 07-1552

US v. Canipe

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's firearm possession conviction and sentence are affirmed where: 1) the arresting officer possessed probable cause to believe that a traffic...
06/30/2009 08-5534

US v. Johnson

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendants' drug possession sentences are affirmed where neither Defendant was eligible for a reduced sentence under 18 U.S.C. section 3582(c)(2),...
06/30/2009 08-3925

Hartman v. Great Seneca Fin. Corp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Debt Collection, Injury & Tort Law
In an action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claiming that Defendants falsely stated in state-court complaints that a certain document...
06/30/2009 08-3773

Keweenaw Bay Indian Comm. v. Rising

United States Sixth Circuit
Indian Law, Tax Law
In an Indian tribe's action seeking injunctive relief from Michigan's policy of taxing transactions involving the tribe and from Michigan's reliance...
06/26/2009 08-1585

Lovely v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Military Law
In an intentional infliction of emotional distress action against the U.S. based on an Army Reserve disciplinary proceeding, the dismissal of the...
06/26/2009 08-3524

US v. O'Georgia

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's tax evasion and obstruction of justice sentence is vacated where: 1) the District Court erred when it reimposed a custodial sentence that...
06/24/2009 05-2598

Merriweather v. Zamora

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In an action for unlawfully opening a prisoner's legal mail, the denial of Defendants' motion for summary judgment on qualified immunity grounds is...
06/24/2009 08-1570

Jones v. Caruso

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law
In a First Amendment challenge to a prison policy prohibiting the receipt of certain Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) materials by prisoners, a...
06/23/2009 07-2393

Reed v. Int'l. Union

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In a Title VII action claiming that Defendant-Union failed to provide a reasonable accommodation for Plaintiff's religious objection to financially...
06/23/2009 07-2505