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Opioid Update: Briefing Begins in Interlocutory Appeal of Negotiation-Class Ruling

USA - February 11 2020 Several national pharmaceutical distributors and Ohio cities have filed opening briefs in their Sixth Circuit challenge to Judge Polster’s novel…

Bells Cannot Be Un-Rung: Gerrymandering Discovery Dispute Moot, Orders Vacated

USA - February 10 2020 In a short per curium opinion, the Sixth Circuit held that party officials’ appeal of an order compelling document discovery was moot after the court…

Opioid Update: MDL Defendants Return to the Sixth Circuit

USA - February 3 2020 After a lull in appellate proceedings, one of the nation’s most closely watched cases (non-impeachment category) has returned to the Sixth Circuit, at…

Supreme Court Affirms Sixth Circuit: Bankruptcy Stay-Relief Denials Immediately Appealable

USA - January 28 2020 In a unanimous decision affirming the Sixth Circuit, the Supreme Court held that creditors have 14 days to appeal a bankruptcy court’s denial of…

No Valentine for “Very Busy” Cardiologist Convicted of Fraud

USA - January 13 2020 After examining the body of evidence presented during trial, the Sixth Circuit refused to prescribe a new healthcare-fraud trial for Dr. Anis Chalhoub…

Circuit Split: University Harassment Claim Requires Further Student-on-Student Harassment

USA - January 10 2020 The Sixth Circuit has weighed in on an issue that has divided the circuits: to state a claim under Title IX for “student-on-student sexual harassment…

Supreme Court takes a pass on dish network case

USA - December 17 2019 Dish Network’s (Dish) effort to overturn a USD $61 million jury verdict in a class action for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act…

YIKES: MSJ Granted On “Serial Plaintiff” TCPA Claims- Maybe Defendant Should’ve Taken Case More Seriously Tho

USA - December 16 2019 As plaintiff Shelton filed a summary judgment motion for his claims under both TCPA and Pennsylvania Telemarketer Registration Act (“PTRA”), the court…

Movant Beware: No right of action under HIPAA, and no class-cert absent notice

USA - December 10 2019 The Sixth Circuit has joined other circuits in unanimously holding that HIPAA creates no private right of action. That was the easy part. The panel…

The Learned Sixth: Kethledge, Hayek, and “executive activism”

USA - November 19 2019 Perhaps no Circuit has featured as robust and sustained a debate about administrative deference as the Sixth. This month Judge Raymond Kethledge added…