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Sixth Circuit Affirms on Spoliation and Disqualification of Plaintiff’s Expert

In Ross v. American Red Cross, the Sixth Circuit emphasizes the strong evidence required for spoliation sanctions.  During a routine office move, the defendant lost its file on the plaintiff’s injury, but the Court agreed with the district court that sanctions were inappropriate because there was no evidence of bad faith and the loss did … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Further Defines Scope of Judicial Recusal Under Federal Law

The Sixth Circuit has further defined the scope of judicial recusal under federal law by weighing in on a judge’s close personal relationship with an attorney involved in a case. In United States v. Prince (6th Cir., Case No. 08-6547, Aug. 26, 2010) (PDF), the Sixth Circuit rejected a defendant’s claim that his due process … Continue Reading