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  1. What's behind record exonerations for wrongful convictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Christian Science Monitor

    David Ayers, shown Jan. 15 in Cleveland, spent nearly 12 years in an Ohio prison for a murder that evidence showed he didn't commit. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals exonerated Ayers in 2011 and a federal court jury two years later awarded him $13.2 million in compensation for wrongful imprisonment, a verdict upheld by the 6th Circuit.

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  2. Behind record exonerations, more prosecutors double-checking their workRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Christian Science Monitor

    There were a record 149 exonerations in the US last year, according to a new report from the National Registry of Exonerations. David Ayers, shown Jan. 15 in Cleveland, spent nearly 12 years in an Ohio prison for a murder that evidence showed he didn't commit.

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  3. Challenge to FCC Preemption of State Prohibition on Municipal Broadband to be Heard in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | JD Supra

    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has set oral argument for 9:00 a.m., Thursday, March 17, 2016 on the appeals brought by the States of Tennessee and North Carolina challenging the FCC's order striking down provisions of those states' laws that would otherwise prevent municipalities from providing broadband service. The court allotted 15 minutes per side, to be shared by the parties and the intervenors on both sides of the issue.

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  4. Behind record exonerations, more prosecutors doublechecking their workRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Christian Science Monitor

    There were a record 149 exonerations in the US last year, according to a new report from the National Registry of Exonerations. David Ayers, shown Jan. 15 in Cleveland, spent nearly 12 years in an Ohio prison for a murder that evidence showed he didn't commit.

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  5. Court: Cleveland officers not immune from suitRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | Toledo Blade

    A federal appeals court in Cincinnati says two Cleveland police officers aren't immune from a lawsuit accusing them of excessive force in the apprehension of a teen with Down Syndrome. The decision on Thursday from the 6th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati involves a lawsuit filed by the teen and his family over an incident in 2010.

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  6. Kentucky Fights For Jurisdiction Over Its Own Right-To-Work LawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Daily Caller

    ... a handful of other counties in the state. Hardin officials plan to appeal the decision to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, reports The Associated Press. A group of local unions brought forth the lawsuit just over a year ago. The decision was made ...

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  7. Neutral Hiring Policy Protects Against Adverse ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | HR Magazine

    A hospital did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act when it refused to hire two nurses who had completed a drug rehabilitation program and had restricted licenses because the hospital consistently applied its neutral hiring policy, an appeals court ruled. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in Lopreato v.

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  8. Cleveland cop who slammed teen with Down syndrome into car may have used excessive force,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Cleveland.com

    A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that a Cleveland police officer may have used excessive force in slamming a teenager with Down syndrome against a car when apprehending him as a possible robbery suspect in 2010. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Brian Kazimer and Dan Crisan, the officers who used force and did not intervene, respectively, are not immune from claims brought by the family of Juan Ortiz.

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  9. Court grants new chance for military widow in VA lawsuitRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Stars and Stripes

    The case of a military widow whose husband committed suicide after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs misdiagnosed his post-traumatic stress disorder is testing Tennessee's stringent medical malpractice laws and highlighting what a federal judge called the laws' "seemingly unfair" results. The VA and the James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn., have conceded Greeneville veteran Scott Walter Eiswert was misdiagnosed and in 2008 committed suicide.

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  10. Two Law School graduates to clerk for Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Cavalier Daily

    Nicole Frazer, a 2015 Law graduate, will clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia. Frazer is currently clerking for Judge Jeffrey Sutton on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Columbus, OH.

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  11. ADA Claim Disputed in Case Over Flatulent Pork Roll EmployeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Law.com

    An employee who brought a discrimination-by-association suit over alleged workplace harassment about her husband's flatulence is disputing her ex-employer's assertion that the claim is unsupported by law. Responding to a defense motion to dismiss, plaintiff Louann Clem conceded that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has yet to rule on whether a hostile-work-environment claim for discrimination by association can be brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but she cited the court's recognition of a similar cause of action under Title VII.

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  12. Charles Poss Joins Claims And Litigation Management AllianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Chattanoogan.com

    The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys.

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  13. Wrongful death suit over man dead in jail cell dismissedRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Madison Press

    A federal appeals court has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the estate of a man found dead in a dirty Columbus jail cell. The Columbus Dispatch reports the 6th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati determined there was insufficient evidence to find the Franklin County Sheriff's Office acted maliciously or recklessly in the 2011 death of 48-year-old Edward Peterson.

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  14. Spicer appeal set for oral argumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Xenia Daily Gazette

    The appeal in the machine gun case against former Greene County Sheriff's deputy Eric Spicer has been scheduled for oral arguments before a federal appeals court. According to court documents filed Jan. 28, Spicer's appeal has been set to appear before a three-panel judge of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on March 16. Both federal prosecutors and Spicer's attorneys will be allotted 15 minutes to present their cases at that hearing.

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  15. Akron, Hudson make nice on water connections, lawsuit against former Macedonia mayor dismissed: Akron news roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Cleveland.com

    ... development districts. Appeal dropped against former Macedonia Mayor Don Kuchta: Ohio's Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal by five Macedonia residents seeking to have former Mayor Don Kuchta removed, The News Leader reports . Kuchta ...

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  16. Appeals court dismisses wrongful-death suit against Franklin County jailersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Columbus Dispatch

    An appeals court has ruled in favor of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and several deputies accused in the lawsuit of a man found dead in his filthy jail cell in 2011 . The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the case's motion for summary judgment for most of those who were accused in the wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2012 in U.S. District Court.

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  17. Marine colonel chosen as new federal public defender for northern OhioRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Cleveland.com

    The chief defense counsel for the U.S. Marine Corps has been chosen to be the new head of the federal public defender's office for the Northern District of Ohio. Col. Stephen C. Newman was appointed for a four-year term to head the office, which provides attorneys to criminal defendants who cannot afford one.

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  18. Tamir Rice's father dismissed from lawsuit against city of Cleveland, officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | Cleveland.com

    The father of Tamir Rice, Leonard Warner, has been dismissed as a party to a lawsuit filed against the city of Cleveland for the shooting death of the 12-year-old by a police officer. Chief U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. on Tuesday wrote that established case law from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals does not allow parents to bring civil rights claims for the death of their child.

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  19. Men accused in shooting death in court for hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Texarkana Gazette

    Two of three defendants accused in the shooting death of a Texarkana man last year appeared Monday morning for pretrial hearings in a Bowie County courtroom. Brandon Eric Brown, 22, and Marquell Deonte Smith, 21, stood before 202nd District Judge Leon Pesek Jr. at separate hearings, but the focus of discussion among their lawyers, the prosecution and the court was the same.

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  20. What Amgen and Tackett Tell Us About ERISA Litigation Trend LinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | jdsupra.com

    Two recent Supreme Court decisions, and a recent Sixth Circuit analysis on remand from the Supreme Court, offer a roadmap of sorts on ERISA litigation. In both decisions, the Supreme Court did away with presumptions, and at the same time made it more difficult for plaintiffs to sue.

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