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402 ABA Journal 6th Circuit Court articles.

‘I Just Wanted to Die,’ Former Ohio Legal Eagle Testifies

Updated: Once a top trial lawyer in Cincinnati, Ken Lawson was taking 100 pills a day when he hit bottom in 2006.

As his admitted addiction to prescription drugs destroyed…

The New Tarasoff? 6th Circuit OKs Hospital Suit Over Ax-Wielding Ex-Patient

Decades ago, the groundbreaking Tarasoff decision made the tort law casebooks after the California Supreme Court found that a treating psychotherapist had a duty to warn a third party of…

High Court Says Gov’t Must Pay for Clemency Counsel

In a 7-2 opinion Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the government should pay federally appointed lawyers for working on state clemency requests for death row inmates.

The underlying…

Web-Savvy iPod Repairman Allegedly Outwitted Apple, Netted 9,000 Shuffles

A Michigan man who allegedly understood more about Apple’s computerized repair system than the technology giant itself has been criminally charged for allegedly making off with 9,000 iPod Shuffle music…

New Win for Dismissed Dental Student: $321K Legal Fee Caps $1.7M Award

In another federal court victory for an unfairly dismissed University of Michigan dental student, Alissa Zwick has been awarded not quite $321,000 in attorney fees and costs.

The university argued…

Ex-Bookkeeper for Ky. Law Firm is Convicted in $93.5K Theft Case

A federal jury has convicted a former bookkeeper for a law firm in Catlettsburg, Ky., of 17 charges related to the theft of nearly $100,000 from her ex-employer, Pruitt &…

US Appeals Court Tosses Geoffrey Fieger’s Challenge to Civility Rule

A federal appeals court has dismissed a suit by Michigan lawyer Geoffrey Fieger challenging an ethics rule requiring lawyers to use courtesy and civility.

The Cincinnati-based 6th…

Dismissed Dental Student Wins $1.72M Verdict Against Professors

A former dental student at the University of Michigan who was dismissed after her third year due to claimed academic deficiencies has won a $1.72 million verdict from four faculty…

Ex-Prosecutor Seeks Contempt for Reporter Shielding Sources

Former federal prosecutor Richard Convertino is seeking a contempt order and fines between $500 and $5,000 a day for a Detroit Free Press reporter who has declined to reveal his…

Appeals Court Allows Vatican Suit for Alleged Abuse Cover-Up

A federal appeals court has held that the Vatican may be liable for a policy that could have led to a cover-up of child sexual abuse by clergy in the…

US Supreme Court Axes TRO in Ohio GOP Suit Over Newly Registered Voters

Ending, at least for now, a challenge by the Ohio Republican Party to the Ohio’s secretary of state’s plan for handling new voter registrations, the U.S. Supreme Court today vacated…

Detroit Text Messages Reviewed in Tort Case Over Exotic Dancer’s Death

Text messages sent and received by Detroit police and other city employees on the day that an exotic dancer was murdered in a drive-by shooting were delivered today to the…

45 Years after King’s ‘Dream,’ Obama’s Nomination is a Reality

Yesterday, attorney Barack Obama made history by becoming the first African-American ever to be nominated by a major party as a candidate for president of the United States. It was…

1912 ‘Gold Coin’ Lease Payment Term is Enforceable, 6th Circuit Rules

A 1912 lease provision that requires payment in gold coin is enforceable, a federal appellate panel held yesterday, even though the U.S. withdrew the gold coin from circulation in 1933…

Ex-Prisoner Puts Tenn. Federal Judge Appointment on Hold

More than a year ago, President George W. Bush nominated Gustavus Puryear IV to be a federal district judge in Nashville, Tenn. His nomination is supported by Republican Sens. Lamar…

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