Saturday, August 17, 2019


Selected New Judicial Opinions

Judge Filed Case
Judge David M. Lawson 7/29/2019 [18-12792] CHRISTOPHER OGDEN v. LITTLE CAESAR ENTERPRISES, INC. and LC TRADEMARKS, INC.

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS AND DISMISSING COMPLAINT WITH PREJUDICE

Judge David M. Lawson 7/27/2019 [18-12713] MICHELLE N. PEARL v. COMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY

OPINION

Judge David M. Lawson 7/11/2019 [18-10887] JAMES LEE SALTMARSHALL v PRIME HEALTHCARE SERVICES, et.al

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT BY DEFENDANTS PRIME HEALTHCARE SERVICES – GARDEN CITY, LLC, SHAWNA WRIGHT, CHRISTIAN BAUERFELD, JONATHAN MUNSON, JEFFREY TWARDZIK, JEFFREY SMITH AND THE CITY OF INKSTER, AND GRANTING IN PART AND DENYNG IN PART MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT BY DEFENDANTS VHS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN, INC., AND SCOTT LANGENBERG

Judge David M. Lawson 7/9/2019 [18-13359] LESLIE D. NOLAN v DETROIT EDISON COMPANY, et.al

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO DISMISS AND DISMISSING COMPLAINT

Judge David M. Lawson 7/3/2019 [16-11546] SHAUNA M. MOTE, et. al v CITY OF CHELSEA, et. al

OPINION AFTER TRIAL

Judge Arthur J. Tarnow 7/2/2019 [07-20498] United States of America v Earl Payton, Ronald Rice

ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS FOR SENTENCE REDUCTION PURSUANT TO THE FIRST STEP ACT [127, 138]

Judge Arthur J. Tarnow 6/17/2019 [18-11776] JOHN DOE v. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ET AL

RESPONSE TO DEFENDANTS' PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS

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 Matthew F. Leitman 3/25/2019 [17-10917] VICTORIA HEWITT v. RUTHIE MCCRARY, MD and ALLURE MEDICAL SPA, PPLC

Opinion and Order on Motion for Summary Judgment

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 Matthew F. Leitman 2/19/2019 [17-10917] VICTORIA HEWITT v. RUTHIE MCCRARY, MD and ALLURE MEDICAL SPA, PPLC

Order Denying Motion for Recusal and Disqualification of Judge

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