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Hamblen v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
District court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. section 2255 motion to vacate a sentence for possession of machine guns and unregistered firearms by defendant,...
12/30/2009 09-5025

Davis v. US

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Government Benefits, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law
In an Army veteran's claim that he was eligible for early retirement and extra pay in accordance with the Temporary Early Retirement Authority,...
12/29/2009 09-5187

US v. Aaron

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Tax Law
Defendant's conviction for making and subscribing a false document when he provided a false Social Security number on at least 965 W-2Gs that were...
12/28/2009 08-2185

Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Chester, Willcox & Saxbe

United States Sixth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Judgement Enforcement, Product Liability
(Industry: Consumer Products)

In an action brought by a class member who had participated in tobacco litigation in Florida as part of nationwide tobacco litigation in the late...
12/23/2009 08-4383

Michigan American Fed'n of State County & Mun. Employees v. Matrix Human Serv.

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a labor labor dispute involving reduction of healthcare benefits to union members, decision of the district is reversed as a defendant who...
12/23/2009 09-1032

Konkol v. Diebold, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Securities Law
(Industry: Consumer Products)

In a class action securities-fraud lawsuit against Diebold, Inc., brought by investors alleging that between 2003 and 2005 Diebold engaged in a series...
12/22/2009 08-4572

Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Gov't v. Hotels.com, LP

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Cyberspace Law, Government Law, Tax Law
(Industry: Consumer Products, Travel & Leisure)

In an action against Hotels.com and various other online travel companies claiming that they are violating local tax ordinances by failing to pay a...
12/22/2009 08-6302

Wong v. PartyGaming Ltd.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts, Cyberspace Law, Entertainment Law, False Advertising, Gaming Law
In plaintiffs' suit against a Gibraltar-based company which hosts online poker games alleging breach of contract, misrepresentations, and violation of...
12/21/2009 08-4295

White v. Steele

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
District court's grant of defendant's writ of habeas corpus from her conviction of first degree murder is reversed as, in its...
12/21/2009 08-5498

Earhart v. Konteh

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denial of defendant's petition for habeas relief from a conviction of rape of a child under thirteen years of age and related crimes is reversed and a...
12/18/2009 07-4127