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VICKI A. LINNEMAN and OBADIAH N. RITCHEY, on behalf of themselves and those similarly situated,
Plaintiffs-Appellees,
v.
VITA-MIX CORPORATION, VITA-MIX MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, and VITA-MIX MANUFACTURING CORPORATION,
Defendants-Appellants.
   Nos. 19-3993/4249
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio at Cincinnati.
No. 1:15-cv-00748—Susan J. Dlott, District Judge.
Argued: August 3, 2020
Decided and Filed: August 12, 2020
Before: GRIFFIN, KETHLEDGE, and THAPAR, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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THAPAR, Circuit Judge. What began as a case about defective blenders has devolved into a quarrel about attorney’s fees. In this appeal, we consider several questions of first impression about attorney’s fees in class-action settlements. We agree with the district court on many issues but find that it abused its discretion as to the final award of fees. We therefore vacate the award and remand for further proceedings.



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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
BRITTAN EZEKIEL KETTLES,
Defendant-Appellant.
   No. 19-5698
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Middle District of Tennessee at Nashville.
No. 3:16-cr-00163-1—Aleta Arthur Trauger, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: August 12, 2020
Before: GIBBONS, LARSEN, and NALBANDIAN, Circuit Judges.


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LARSEN, Circuit Judge. In June 2016, Brittan Kettles set out to build a prostitution “empire.” He then prostituted a thirteen-year-old child to at least six different men. A jury convicted Kettles of one count of sex trafficking a child in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2 and 1591(a)(1), (b)(1), and (c), and one count of conspiracy to do the same in violation of § 1594(c). Kettles now raises six challenges to his conviction on appeal. For the reasons that follow, we AFFIRM.



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JOHNNY TLAPANCO,
Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
JONATHAN ELGES, et al.,v Defendants-Appellees.
   No. 19-1392
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit.
No. 2:16-cv-13465—Arthur J Tarnow, District Judge.
Argued: January 30, 2020
Decided and Filed: August 12, 2020
Before: SILER, GIBBONS, and THAPAR, Circuit Judges.


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JULIA S. GIBBONS, Circuit Judge. Fourteen-year-old A.F. reported to police that she was being blackmailed by a user on the messaging application Kik. She explained that the perpetrator had obtained nude photographs from her phone and was threatening to release the images if she did not send additional nude photographs. Oakland County, Michigan, deputies investigated her claims but disregarded the fact that the blackmailer used the Kik username “anonymousfl” rather than “anonymous”—a separate Kik username associated with Johnny Tlapanco, a New York resident. As a result, New York Police Department (“NYPD”) officers working with Oakland County Deputy Jonathan Elges, searched Tlapanco’s apartment, seized his electronic devices, arrested him, and detained him in New York for two weeks before extraditing him to Michigan and detained him at the Oakland County jail for an additional three weeks before the charges were dismissed.

Tlapanco sued the deputies and Oakland County under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that: (1) Elges unlawfully searched his apartment, caused his false arrest, and prosecuted him for offenses related to child pornography; (2) Deputy Michael McCabe unlawfully seized, searched, and copied his electronic devices prior to returning them to him; and (3) Oakland County is liable for failure to train or because of McCabe’s decisions as a purported county policymaker. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of all appellees. Tlapanco challenges the district court’s grant of summary judgment to Elges, McCabe, and Oakland County. We affirm the grant of summary judgment to McCabe and Oakland County, but reverse the district court’s grant of qualified immunity to Elges on Tlapanco’s Fourth Amendment unlawful search and seizure, unlawful arrest, and malicious prosecution claims.