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Montgomery v. Bagley

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a death penalty case, district court's new trial order granting defendant's petition for habeas relief based on a finding that the state violated...
09/29/2009 07-3882

US v. Metcalfe

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
District court's post-judgment order denying defendant's motion for a sentence reduction is affirmed as the appeal lacked merit and 18 U.S.C. section...
09/28/2009 08-1812

Cincom Sys., Inc. v. Novelis Corp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Contracts, Copyright, Intellectual Property
In a copyright infringement case involving software licensing agreements, district court's summary judgment to plaintiff is affirmed as defendant did...
09/25/2009 07-4142

Wagner v. Smith

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In habeas proceedings arising from petitioner's murder conviction, district court's denial of relief is vacated and remanded as three of petitioner's...
09/24/2009 07-2129

Blakley v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Government Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
District court's judgment affirming a decision denying petitioner's request for social security disability benefits is reversed and remanded because...
09/24/2009 08-6270

New Hampshire Ins. Co. v. Home Savings & Loan Co. of Youngstown, Ohio

United States Sixth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Insurance Law
In a dispute involving insurance coverage brought against policyholder-yacht dealer and marina operator, district court's order and judgment granting...
09/24/2009 08-3902

Risch v. Royal Oak Police Dep't

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In plaintiff's gender discrimination action under Title VII against the police department, summary judgment for defendants is reversed and remanded as...
09/23/2009 08-1883

Moulton v. US Steel Corp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Environmental Law, Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a class action lawsuit by the neighbors of a steel mill owned by United States Steel Corporation, district court's approval of a settlement is...
09/22/2009 08-2311

US v. Evans

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer is affirmed where: 1) the Federal Protective Service (FPS)...
09/22/2009 07-2565

Shelby County Health Care Corp. v. Majestic Star Casino, LLC Group Health Benefit Plan

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In plaintiff's case against a benefit plan administrator for denying its claim for benefits under ERISA, district court's judgment is affirmed in part...
09/22/2009 08-6078