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Debt Collectors' Jobs Just Got Harder

A new court ruling may be giving more power to consumers trying to figure out if a debt collector's phone call means they actually owe that debt.


Related Topix: US News, Collecting, Life, Hobbies

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Appeals court upholds conviction in pain pill case

A Louisiana businessman serving a 15-year prison sentence for illegally distributing oxycodone and methadone through pain clinic patients in eastern Kentucky has failed to show that a judge or prosecutors erred in his trial, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Methadone, US News

The Plain Dealer

Federal appeals court in Cincinnati to hear arguments Wednesday in...

A federal appeals court will hear arguments next week on five same-sex marriage cases that potentially could provide the foundation for a landmark opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Ohio, University of Richmond, Gay/Lesbian, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Marriage Equality: A Small Recap

The Defense Against Marriage Act was struck down just over a year ago with the Windsor v.


Related Topix: Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Rally And March For Marriage Equality: 6th Circuit Hearing

The 6th Circuit Court hearing is just around the corner and MI and OH marriage equality groups have worked hard to gather support for repealing the same-sex marriage ban.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Wedding, Events, US Governors, Social Software

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Group backing gay marriage releases TV ad in Ohio

A group supporting gay marriage in Ohio is airing its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear oral arguments on the issue.


Related Topix: Ohio, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Associated Press, Israel, World News, Middle East


Detroit, Syncora fight over casino money in appeals court-report

A federal appeals court panel heard arguments on Wednesday between Detroit and one of its last hold-out creditors over casino tax revenue, with one of the judges promising a careful consideration of the case, the Detroit News reported.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News

Three judges to hear arguments in six gay marriage appeals on same day

Jayne Rowse, left, speaks as April DeBoer, kisses her during a news conference in Ferndale, Mich., Friday, March 21, 2014 after a federal judge struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Ferndale, MI, Detroit, MI, US News

Detroit Free Press

Detroit creditor makes case before U.S. appeals court

A panel of federal appeals court judges had tough questions for both sides as one of Detroit's major bond insurers sought to overturn rulings that say it has no right to $15 million in monthly tax revenue from the city's three casinos.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US News, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Washington Blade

Before summer's end, a succession of marriage cases

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse filed the lawsuit against Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.


Related Topix: Michigan, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

JD Supra

Act Now Advisory: NLRB's Macy's Decision Raises Questions...

In a decision released this past week, a majority of the National Labor Relations Board recommitted the federal agency to the principles set forth in Specialty Healthcare , further expanding the way for unions to organize "micro" bargaining units, which consist of only a fraction of an employer's workforce.


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Washington Blade

4th Circuit ruling bolsters same-sex marriage efforts in South

Jennifer and Jena Pierce of Biloxi, Miss., married last December in Connecticut.


Related Topix: Wedding, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian, North Carolina

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Gay Marriage at the 6th Cir.: Countdown to Aug. 6 Oral Arguments

On August 6, 2014, the Sixth Circuit will hear oral arguments in five consolidated cases addressing same-sex marriage bans in every state in the circuit -- Kentucky , Tennessee , Michigan and Ohio .


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern Michigan University

Business Insurance

Product liability case against Smith & Wesson reinstated on appeal

A federal court should have admitted a plaintiff expert's testimony, even though it contradicted the plaintiff's own testimony regarding the circumstances of his accident, says a federal appeals court, in reinstating a products liability lawsuit against gunmaker Smith & Wesson Corp. Mark Lee was injured in November 2006 while target shooting with a ... (more)


Related Topix: Smith and Wesson, Sporting Goods, US News

WTVN-AM Columbus

Same-sex marriage supporters hit the airwaves

Why Marriage Matters Ohio is launching a statewide ad campaign ahead of an August 6 hearing before the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati dealing with same-sex marriage.


Related Topix: Ohio, US News


Bluegrass Poll: Opposition to gay marriage declining in Ky

As federal courts in rapid succession strike down gay marriage bans, opposition to same-sex marriage continues to decline in Kentucky, according to a new WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll.


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Kentucky, Louisville, KY, US News

Larrimore Elected President Of Paty, Rymer, Ulin & Larramore, P.C.

Paty, Rymer & Ulin, P.C., announced the election of Randall D. Larramore to serve as the President of the corporation.


Related Topix: PC, Chattanooga, TN, University of Cincinnati, US News

Detroit News

Bankruptcy appeals canceled for public safety unions, pension funds; Syncora to proceed

A federal appeals court Tuesday canceled oral arguments for at least two public safety unions and the city's pension funds, which are trying to overturn the city's eligibility for bankruptcy and its ability to slash pensions.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Pension, Personal Finance, US News, Retirement

Observer & Eccentric

He had sex with a witness in chambers, but judge can't be sued

Wade McCree Jr. lost his job, but he won't lose his shirt. The disgraced judge -- who once texted a shirtless photo of himself to a female court bailiff -- had an affair with a woman while overseeing her child custody case, had sex with her in his chambers and sexted her from the bench.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US News, US Supreme Court

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Overzealous Cops Not Entitled to Immunity

Police officers who used a flash-bang grenade prior to shooting and killing an armed suspect sleeping on a couch are not entitled to immunity, ruled a federal judge.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sandusky County, OH, US News