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Charvat v. EchoStar Satellite, LLC.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Communications Law, Consumer Protection Law, Government Law
In plaintiff's suit against EchoStar Satellite (EchoStar) for 307 violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (Act) and its accompanying...
12/30/2010 09-4525

US v. West

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
In a prosecution of defendant for armed bank robbery and for using a firearm during a crime of violence, district court's grant of a motion to...
12/30/2010 10-1292

Gray v. Bush

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates, Property Law & Real Estate
In a dispute over the trust funds for several cemeteries located in the Midwest, district court's dismissal of the suit on Burford abstention grounds...
12/29/2010 09-2166

Hill v. Lappin

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an inmate's pro se civil rights action against the director of the Bureau of Prisons and four prison staff members, seeking damages, a temporary...
12/28/2010 09-5575

US v. McCarty

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Conviction of defendant for knowingly stealing two cultural heritage objects and a within-Guidelines sentence of forty-six months' imprisonment, are...
12/28/2010 09-3398

Fabian v. Fulmer Helmets, Inc.

United States Sixth Circuit
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability, Transportation
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In plaintiff's suit against a helmet manufacturer for misrepresenting the safety of its helmets, district court's grant of defendant's motion to...
12/23/2010 10-5009

Ferguson v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.

United States Sixth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
District court's affirmance of the Commission of Social Security's denial of plaintiff's applications for disability benefits and supplemental...
12/23/2010 09-4387

US v. Ruvalcaba

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a conviction of defendant for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, district court's reliance on a prior state conviction to...
12/22/2010 09-3782

Miles Christi Religious Order v. Township of Northville

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action brought by a religious order and two of its members under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and the Federal and...
12/21/2010 09-1618

Sanborn v. Parker

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Evidence
In defendant's petition for habeas relief from his capital murder conviction, district court's denial for the most part but grant in part on the...
12/21/2010 07-5309