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6th Circuit Court

405 ABA Journal 6th Circuit Court articles.

U.S. Trustees Seek Countrywide Sanctions, Allege Widespread Abuses

In a highly unusual action, U.S. trustees in three states are seeking sanctions against Countrywide Financial Corp., contending that the major mortgage lender has abused the bankruptcy process by making…

College Caper Appeal Backfires, Robbers to Get Even More Time

Four college buddies who spent nearly a year planning to rob a group of very rare and valuable books from a Kentucky university would have been better-advised to focus on…

Delay Lightens Capital Appeals Caseload of Ohio Federal Judge

The chief federal district court judge in southern Ohio has lightened the caseload of a colleague who had five unresolved death penalty appeals sitting on his docket for between three…

Stupid Crime Inspired Lawyer’s Song

If only Roger Dillon had plotted as successfully how to avoid detection. The 23-year-old Youngstown, Ohio, resident allegedly spent months working for an armored car company and learning its confidential…

15 More to Go Free in Ohio Drug Case Built on Informant’s Lies

Only because a federal informant relented and recanted his false testimony, it appears, are 16 wrongfully convicted defendants being freed from prison.

After informant Jerrell Bray got into a fight…

Ohio AG Sues Freddie Mac for Housing Fraud

Contending that one of the nation’s mortgage finance giants is responsible for a massive national housing fraud, the Ohio attorney general has filed a federal securities class action suit against…

Acquitted Terror Prosecutor Seeks Legal Bill Reimbursement

A former federal prosecutor who was acquitted last fall on criminal charges that he withheld evidence favorable to four North African suspects in a high-profile 2003 Detroit terrorism trial is…

6th Circuit Revives ‘No Child Left Behind’ Suit

A Michigan school district may pursue its lawsuit against the federal government over funding for the No Child Left Behind Act, the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled…

Death-Row Inmate Who Maintained His Innocence to Be Freed in Plea Deal

A man who spent 20 years on Ohio’s death row before a federal appeals court overturned his sentence has agreed to a plea deal that will result in his release.

$2.5M Settlement in Rare Clery Act Case re Murdered Student

Eastern Michigan University has agreed to pay a $2.5 million settlement to the family of a murdered student apparently slain in her dorm room, in an unusual case related to…

Teen Ranch Fails to Get Cert in Free Exercise Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a case that challenges Michigan’s decision to bar placements of troubled youths at a faith-based organization, SCOTUSblog reports.

The Cincinnati-based 6th…

‘Law School 101’ Could Help Struggling Homeowners

The requirements of legal standing could help homeowners facing foreclosure on their homes.

A federal judge in Cleveland recently tossed 14 foreclosure cases because Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. could…

Father Loses Appeal Dubbed ‘Roe v. Wade for Men’

A Michigan father who contended he should have the right to decide whether to pay child support has lost his appeal.

Men’s rights groups had dubbed the lawsuit a ”Roe…

Ex-Prosecutor Acquitted in ‘Political’ Case

A federal prosecutor accused of intentionally withholding evidence that would have helped the defense in a high-profile 2003 terrorism trial has been found not guilty on all charges in a…

Prosecution of Ex-US Atty Hits Snag

Government lawyers contend in a trial that got under way this week that a former federal prosecutor from Detroit withheld evidence because of his ambition to win a terrorism case.

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