Judge Stephen J. Murphy, III
Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Room 210
Detroit, MI 48226
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Stephen J. Murphy, III, joined the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan after presidential appointment and confirmation by the United States Senate on June 24, 2008. He assumed the
bench on August 18, 2008.
Previously, Judge Murphy served as the presidentially appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan after he was confirmed by unanimous consent of the United States Senate on June 8, 2005. Prior to confirmation, Judge Murphy had taken the oath of office and served continuously as United States Attorney from March 8, 2005 until his appointment as a district judge.
As United States Attorney, Judge Murphy oversaw one of the largest and busiest United States Attorney's offices in America, with operations in Detroit, Flint and Bay City, more than 100 Assistant United States Attorneys and a similar number of support staff.
Prior to his service as United States Attorney, Judge Murphy was an attorney with the General Motors Legal Staff in Detroit, where he specialized in litigation, internal investigations, counseling on various
business law issues and other "white collar" matters. He served during that period as a public arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers.
Judge Murphy also served with the United States Department of Justice for more than twelve years: first as a trial attorney with the Civil and Tax Divisions in Washington, D.C. (hired under the prestigious Attorney General's Honors Program), in which positions he defended various federal agencies and prosecuted criminal tax cases in federal district courts throughout the United States. Then, as an Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit from 1992-2000, Judge Murphy prosecuted and tried various violent, narcotics and several high profile white-collar criminal cases in Detroit's Federal Court.
A 1987 graduate of the St. Louis University School of Law (where he edited the law review), Judge Murphy has also been active in legal and community affairs. He has served on the boards of the Hospice of Michigan, Brighton Hospital, and the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He was also appointed by his Court to serve as a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Standing Committee on United States Courts. He is presently a member of the Advisory Committee on
Appellate Rules of Judicial Conference of the United States.
Judge Murphy is also an experienced appellate lawyer who, while in private practice, handled indigent criminal appointments in the United States Court of Appeals. He is a published legal author and he has served as an adjunct professor at the Ave Maria, Thomas M. Cooley, University of Detroit Mercy, and University of Toledo schools of law, where he has taught Business/White Collar Crimes, Evidence, Tax Fraud and Trial Practice.
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TOBIAS PROGE (D-6), TAMIKA TURNER (D-8), MARGARITA DE VALLEJO
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ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANTS’
MOTION TO DISMISS (docket no. 19) AND DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION
FOR LEAVE TO FILE A SUR-REPLY (docket no. 22)
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MILLER SCHWARTZ AND COHN
ORDER AFFIRMING IN PART AND REVERSING
IN PART THE BANKRUPTCY COURT'S ORDER
11-14525: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS
US, INC. v SHRADER ELECTRONICS, INC., et al.
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS LEAVE
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ORDER DENYING CITY DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR PARTIAL
JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE,
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07-13034: DEMOND HARRIS v. JOHN PRELESNIK
OPINION AND ORDER CONDITIONALLY
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ORDER OVERRULING OBJECTIONS AND AFFIRMING ORDER GRANTING
PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO STRIKE UNDISCLOSED WITNESS STATEMENTS AND
ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO EXCLUDE DEFENDANTS'
EXPERT REPORT (D/E 530), AFFIRMING AND ADOPTING REPORT AND
RECOMMENDATION DENYING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY
JUDGMENT ON LIABILITY AND GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART
DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON THE MERITS (D/E 556)
AND AFFIRMING AND ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION GRANTING
IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY
JUDGMENT ON GOOD FAITH DEFENSES AND LACK OF WILLFULNESS (D/E 555)
06-10449: LORRAINE HAVARD as Guardian of
CHELSIE BARKER, a minor v DEPUTY PUNTUER, DEPUTY GRIFFIN,
C. FRAZIER, R.N.
ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS’
MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS (docket no. 17)
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ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
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ORDER MODIFYING AND ADOPTING THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND
RECOMMENDATION AND DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS
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08-14019: United States Student Association, et. al. v. Terry Lynn Land et. al.
United States Student Association, et. al. v. Terry Lynn Land et. al.
08-14019: UNITED STATES STUDENT
ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION et al. v TERRI LYNN LAND, et al
ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART
PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION