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Sixth Circuit holds that requests for sanctions under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 do not require separate motion

USA - November 1 2013 The Sixth Circuit recently shed light on a district court's discretion to award sanctions under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 in an unpublished opinion…

Sixth Circuit accepts class action appeal

USA - September 12 2013 Although we've covered a number of interlocutory appeals here on the blog recently, this week's decision by the Sixth Circuit is particularly…

Hotel’s inclusion on TripAdvisor’s list of “dirtiest hotel in America” not defamatory

USA - September 5 2013 In 2011, TripAdvisor rated Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee number one on its list of the "Dirtiest Hotels in…

Sixth Circuit joins other circuits in holding that FCRA creates a private right of action to enforce Section 1681s-2(b)

USA - October 1 2012 In Boggio v. USAA Federal Savings Bank, Case No. 11-4040, the Sixth Circuit joined the First, Fourth, Seventh and Ninth circuits in recognizing a private cause of action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s §1681s-2.

Sixth Circuit holds that Appellate Court may consider other materials in the record in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c)(3)

USA - September 14 2012 The Sixth Circuit’s recent decision and resulting partial dissent in LidoChem, Inc. v. Stoller Enterprises, Inc., Case No. 10-1686, provide an interesting analysis of an appellate court’s ability to consider facts contained in a summary judgment record but not specifically presented to the district court.