6th Circuit Court

Privacy Law

Cellphone user had no expectation of privacy in pocket-dialed call, 6th Circuit rules

Criminal Justice

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

Judiciary

6th Circuit criticizes federal judge who told lawyer to shut up, improvised jury instruction

Constitutional Law

Federal judge nixes open-carry suit by man disarmed and put on the ground by police

Criminal Justice

6th Circuit nixes nun’s sabotage conviction over nuclear plant protest

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit: Federal judge abused discretion by refusing to let law firm withdraw in civil case

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit OKs sanctions for filing frivolous suit, may add sanctions for filing frivolous appeal

White-Collar Crime

Retired attorney indicted in claimed mortgage-fraud scheme

Media & Communications Law

Judge: If media wanted me to OK video cameras in Detroit bankruptcy case, I would have

Disability Law

Telecommuting option not required by ADA for job demanding ‘interpersonal skills,’ says court

Trials & Litigation

Hospital filing accuses its former lawyer of blind-copying negotiation opponent on confidential docs

First Amendment

Charitable collection bins are a form of speech protected by First Amendment, appeals court says

U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer’s 10-minute absence during trial didn’t merit habeas relief, SCOTUS says

Products Liability

After boy’s death from allergic reaction to cookie, family sues; says store violated labeling laws

Criminal Justice

Feds cite ISIS in effort to get stiff sentence for civil rights worker with law degree

Sentencing

For a second time, one-day sentence in child-porn case is overturned

Sentencing

Judge polls jurors and issues 5-year sentence in child porn case; 6th Circuit dissent cited

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit upholds $3.5M judgment against former assistant AG for stalking gay college student

Court Security

Cellphone spat at federal courthouse leads to 2-year prison term

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS, 6th Circuit agree judge was immune from suit over affair with party in case