Published Decisions - Federal

Selected published decisions - Federal:

  • Lavender v. City of Blue Ash, 162 Federal App. 548, (6th Cir. 2006)
    Summary judgment upheld--Officers who detained plaintiff had reasonable belief that armed robber might have been in car, and were justified in using force to secure scene.
  • Watson v. City of Mason, No.: C-1-04-283, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, 2005 U.S. Dist. Lexis 27116, (November 8, 2005).
    Summary judgment upheld--city’s municipal court building did not violate ADA.
  • Feinthel v. Payne, No. 04-3057, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 121 Fed. Appx. 60; 2004 U.S., (December 30, 2004).
    Summary judgment upheld--City policy did not cause the injuries, there was probable cause for the search and arrest, and the force was proper under the circumstances.
  • Paquette v. City of Mason, 250 F. Supp. 2d 840; 2002 U.S. Dist. Lexis 25934, (September 3, 2002).
    Summary judgment upheld--Employee’s e-mail did not constitute a matter of public concern, and city did not violate Ohio’s Whistleblower Act.
  • Johnson v. City of Mason, 101 F. Supp. 2d 566; 2000 U.S. Dist. Lexis 8604,
    (April 4, 2000).
    Summary judgment upheld--Employee’s right leg injury and resulting limitations did not constitute disability within meaning of ADA.
  • Rucker v. City of Kettering, 84 F. Supp. 2d 917; 2000 U.S. Dist. Lexis 1765,
    (February 7, 2000).
    Motion for preliminary injunction in civil rights action for denial of employment on basis of gender was denied.
  • Black v. City of Blue Ash, USDC Southern Dist. Of Ohio, C-1:08-CV-00584
    Summary judgment granted—plaintiff passenger's constitutional rights were not violated by defendants in the course of a police chase.
  • DeWald v. Emery Oleochemicals
    Defense Verdict—Employee was neither discriminated against nor retaliated against under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and Ohio state law (second-chair).