6th Circuit Court

Government Law

6th Circuit nixes stay for clerk appealing federal court order requiring her to perform marriages

Appellate Practice

6th Circuit criticizes lawyer’s ‘outlandish’ comparisons, tosses challenge to lawn mowing fine

Civil Rights

93-year-old judge grows weary of 44-year-old housing bias case

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