Monday, June 17, 2019


Selected New Judicial Opinions

Judge Filed Case
Judge David M. Lawson 5/22/2019 [17-02744] IN RE: FCA US LLC MONOSTABLE ELECTRONIC GEARSHIFT LITIGATION MDL No. 2744

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO EXCLUDE TESTIMONY OF BRUCE STROMBOM, AND DENYING DEFENDANT'S MOTIONS TO EXCLUDE TESTIMONY OF JUSTINE HASTINGS AND CRAIG ROSENBERG

Judge David M. Lawson 5/15/2019 [17-13062] DAVONTAE SANFORD v. MICHAEL RUSSELL and JAMES TOLBERT

CORRECTED OPINION AND ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Judge David M. Lawson 5/9/2019 [17-13062] DAVONTAE SANFORD v. MICHAEL RUSSELL and JAMES TOLBERT

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTIONS TO EXCLUDE VARIOUS DEFENSE EXPERT WITNESSES

Judge David M. Lawson 5/1/2019 [16-02744] IN RE: FCA US LLC MONOSTABLE ELECTRONIC GEARSHIFT LITIGATION MDL No. 2744

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING IN PART MOTIONS TO SEAL CERTAIN DOCUMENTS

Judge Arthur J. Tarnow 4/24/2019 [18-20715] UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LLOYD DAVID SPRINGFIELD

ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR SEVERANCE [13]; DENYING MOTION TO DISMISS UNDER THE COMMERCE CLAUSE [14]; DENYING MOTION TO DISMISS ON FOR SELECTIVE PROSECUTION [15]; DENYING MOTION TO DISMISS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL VAGUENESS [16]; AND GRANTING MOTION FOR NOTICE FROM THE GOVERNMENT REGARDING 404(B) EVIDENCE

Judge David M. Lawson 4/23/2019 [17-10657] PATTI JO CAHOO et al. v. SAS INSTITUTE INC, et al.

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING MOTION TO QUASH SUBPOENA AND ORDERING COMPLIANCE

Judge David M. Lawson 3/30/2019 [11-20594] GERALD LEE DUVAL and JEREMY DUVAL vs. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING MOTION TO VACATE SENTENCE AND MOTION TO REDUCE SENTENCE

Judge David M. Lawson 3/29/2019 [18-10187] JOSEPH A. FORTIN v. COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY

OPINION AND ORDER ADOPTING IN PART AND REJECTING IN PART MAGISTRATE JUDGE=S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION, DENYING PLAINTIFF=S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, GRANTING DEFENDANT=S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, AFFIRMING THE FINDINGS OF THE COMMISSIONER, AND DISMISSING COMPLAINT

Judge David M. Lawson 3/4/2019 [17-12468] DARREN SENSAT v. SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Judge David M. Lawson 2/27/2019 [18-10165] MS RENTALS, LLC, and GARNER PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT, LLC vs. CITY OF DETROIT

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, GRANTING PLAINITFFS PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT UNDER Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(f)(1), DISMISSING CERTAIN COUNTS OF THE COMPLAINT WITH PREJUDICE, AND DISMISSING MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION AS MOOT

Judge Avern Cohn 2/11/2019 [18-12992] DENEEN DUMAS v. GC SERVICES, L.P., UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S MOTION TO DISMISS (Doc. 8)1

Judge David M. Lawson 2/4/2019 [16-10655] CHRISTOPHER DIBBLE v. PAUL KLEE

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS

Judge Arthur J. Tarnow 1/25/2019 [16-13753] SCOTT ANDREW WITZKE v EBONY M. PULLINS-GOVANTES

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION [74]; OVERRULING DEFENDANT'S OBJECTIONS [76]; AND GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT [60] #16-13753

Judge David M. Lawson 1/24/2019 [18-10464] KEVIN SYLVESTER v FCCI INSURANCE COMPANY

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Judge David M. Lawson 1/23/2019 [18-20633] UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v DELMAL LAMAR MYERS

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS EVIDENCE

Judge David M. Lawson 12/21/2018 [17-12214] OMAR BATSON v. GENESEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY HOOVER et al.

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Judge Arthur J. Tarnow 12/20/2018 [12-14013] LINDA STERMER v. MILLICENT WARREN

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING A CONDITIONAL WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AND ORDERING PETITIONER’S RELEASE ON BOND

Judge Arthur J. Tarnow 12/18/2018 [09-14539] DEMETRIC McGOWAN v JOHN CHRISTIANSEN

OPINION AND ORDER ON REMAND GRANTING HABEAS CORPUS RELIEF ON THE BASIS OF BRADY VIOLATION AND DENYING THE PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS RELIEF ON OTHER GROUNDS

Judge David M. Lawson 12/17/2018 [17-13909] HENKEL OF AMERICA, INC. v. CRAIG M. BELL and KNIGHT CAPITAL PARTNERS CORP.

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Judge David M. Lawson 12/4/2018 [17-13062] DAVONTAE SANFORD v. CITY OF DETROIT, MICHAEL RUSSELL, and JAMES TOLBERT

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS