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Bessemer & Lake Erie R.R. Co. v. Seaway Marine Transp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
In an admiralty action seeking recovery of repair costs and lost profits against a cargo ship after it struck a land-based coal-loading machine...
02/25/2010 08-4676

Miles Farm Supply, LLC v. Helena Chem. Co.

United States Sixth Circuit
Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
In plaintiff's action for tortious interference alleging that defendant aided and abetted a breach of fiduciary duty by three of its employees,...
02/25/2010 08-6093

V&M Star, LP v. Centimark Corp.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law
In an action claiming diversity jurisdiction, district court's grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment is remanded with instructions to...
02/24/2010 09-3249

Gagne v. Booker

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Grant of habeas relief to a defendant convicted of criminal sexual misconduct is affirmed as a Michigan Court of Appeals opinion constituted an...
02/23/2010 07-1970

Wright-Hines v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Government Law
Denial of plaintiff's claims for supplemental security income and disability insurance benefits is affirmed where: 1) the ALJ noted that a written...
02/23/2010 08-5830

Michigan Bell Tel. Co. v. Chappelle

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications Law, Government Law, Public Utilities
In an action by a state telephone-utility commission and several competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) against Michigan Bell (an incumbent local...
02/23/2010 07-2469

US v. Thorton

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Sentence and conviction of defendant for drug and firearm related crimes are affirmed where: 1) defendant's claim that district court erred by...
02/23/2010 08-3349

Tolliver v. Sheets

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a petition for habeas relief brought by a defendant convicted of killing his live-in girlfriend is affirmed where: 1) while portions of...
02/22/2010 08-3177

US v. Russell

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Conviction of defendant for various drug and firearm related offenses and sentence of 684 months' imprisonment are affirmed where: 1) it is...
02/19/2010 07-2354

Stewart v. Wolfenbarger

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
District court's grant of defendant's petition for habeas relief, holding that there was insufficient evidence to convict the defendant of...
02/19/2010 08-2154