6th Circuit Court

362 ABA Journal 6th Circuit Court articles.

2 defendants who skipped guilty verdict in federal drug case found with $760K; 3rd remains at large

Corrected: A month after three defendants in a major Detroit drug trial skipped the verdict on May 12, two have been captured with $760,000 in cash.

But the third man,…

Hospital to pay feds $40.9M for unnecessary heart surgeries; more than 500 patient suits are ongoing

A Kentucky hospital has agreed to pay the federal government a record $40.9 million to settle civil claims over what the government describes as unnecessary heart procedures billed to Medicare…

Feds still seek 3 men who jumped bond before guilty verdict in drug case, offer $5K reward per man

Three men who appeared in federal court in Detroit on Monday morning in a major drug case but jumped bond that afternoon just before their guilty verdicts were read are…

Feds seek 3 men who went AWOL just before guilty verdict in major drug case

Apparently aware that their case wasn’t going well, three defendants in a major drug case in Detroit appeared in federal court Monday at the conclusion of a two-week trial but…

In wake of $16.6M bill, judge asks Jones Day to explain disclosure of confidential Detroit docs

Updated: A federal bankruptcy judge asked Jones Day during a Monday court hearing to explain why some 120 confidential documents about closed-door mediation sessions were sent on computer disks to…

Gossip website’s appeal of ex-cheerleader’s defamation verdict watched closely by Internet giants

A federal appellate court heard oral arguments in a closely watched case that could have huge implications for Internet-based speech.

The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday…

Work attendance can mean telecommuting, 6th Circuit says in reasonable accommodation case

Attendance at work is an essential part of many jobs, but it can’t be assumed to mean an actual presence at a physical site, the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court…

Scalia uses ‘Ministry of Truth’ example from Orwell book as SCOTUS mulls Ohio law on political lies

The U.S. Supreme Court is only being asked to decide whether an anti-abortion group has standing in federal district court to challenge an Ohio law that criminalizes political lies.

But…

Detroit newspaper wins right to publish mug shots of criminal defendants in federal court

A federal judge has held that the U.S. Marshals Service must turn over the mug shots of four Detroit-area police officers awaiting trial on public corruption charges to the Detroit…

Retired federal appeals judge won’t be charged in probe of travel expenses

Retired federal appeals judge Boyce Martin Jr. won’t be charged following a Justice Department probe of his travel expenses, according to a spokesperson for Martin.

The Justice Department has completed…

Hundreds of gay couples get married in Michigan before 6th Circuit stays judge’s ruling

Hundreds of same-sex couples got married in Michigan on Saturday in four counties where clerks held special weekend hours after a judge overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage on…

Detroit runs up $13.7M bill in first 75 days of bankruptcy case
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Downtown Detroit. Image from Shutterstock.

The $13.7 million bill for legal fees, other professional fees…

Feds oppose former state supreme court judge’s effort to win early release from ‘Camp Cupcake’

The feds are opposing a retired Michigan Supreme Court justice’s bid for early release from her one-year sentence for bank fraud.

Prosecutors say Diane Hathaway hasn’t met legal requirements for…

6th Circuit judge retired amid probe of travel expenses; allegations referred to DOJ

A federal appeals judge announced his retirement this summer as an ethics committee was investigating his travel expenses, a federal panel on judicial conduct has revealed.

The ethics probe of…

Furniture company founder files federal chair-collapse suit against rival manufacturer

Add another case to the annals of chair-collapse litigation:

The founder of a Michigan furniture manufacturer has filed suit against a California chair maker contending that its defective product collapsed…

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