6th Circ. Revives Mich. City Official's Wrongful Firing Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 25, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Thursday revived a wrongful termination lawsuit against Flint, Mich., filed by the city's former director of transportation, saying the plaintiff's alleged breaches of local court rules were not severe enough to justify a lower court's dismissal of the case for failure to prosecute. 

A three-judge panel said a Michigan federal court acted excessively in dismissing John Carpenter's lawsuit against Flint, noting the Sixth Circuit has previously overturned dismissals for failure to prosecute based on similar circumstances. The lower court had ruled that...
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Case Information

Case Title

Carpenter v. Flint, City of et al

Case Number



Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


George Caram Steeh

Date Filed

January 24, 2011

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