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US v. FREITAG

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
A district court's refusal to excuse a sleeping juror is not a reversible error, where there is no evidence that the sleeping juror missed large...
10/31/2000 00-1013

IN RE: MICHAEL FRAIN (O'SHEA)

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law
Debts owed to creditors from business relationship with debtor are nondischargeable under 11 USC 523(a)(4), where under shareholder agreement that...
10/30/2000 00-1162

IN RE: MICHAEL FRAIN (O'SHEA)

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law
Debts owed to creditors from business relationship with debtor are nondischargeable under 11 USC 523(a)(4), where under shareholder agreement that...
10/30/2000 00-1162

J.H. DESNICK, M.D., EYE SERV., LTD. v. AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Evidence, Injury & Tort Law
Evidence that local prosecutor did not believe that accuser was a credible witness does not support conclusion that publisher was "recklessly...
10/27/2000 99-3715

LEONBERGER v. MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Heavy machine operator, who was placed on medical leave for sleep apnea and later fired for failing to get medical clearance, could not establish that...
10/26/2000 99-4294

FULCRUM FINANCIAL PARTNERS v. MERIDIAN LEASING CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts
Settlement agreement did not apply to fraudulent sale that occurred after the agreement was executed, because the cause of action for fraud accrued...
10/26/2000 99-2417

MONTGOMERY v. AETNA PLYWOOD, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Corporation & Enterprise Law, Securities Law
Employee shareholders that had their shares sold by defendant company to third party at below market value did not have standing to challenge the...
10/26/2000 99-2364

US v. HARRIS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Under section 2D1.1(b)(1) of the Sentencing Guidelines, a court can enhance a defendant's sentence for "possession" of a firearm, if co-conspirators...
10/25/2000 00-1058

US v. MONTENEGRO

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
For a trial under the Hostage Taking Act, 18 U.S.C. sec. 1203, trial court need not ask jurors about potential bias towards resident aliens on its own...
10/25/2000 99-3382

WEBB v. CHOATE MENTAL HEALTH

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Psychologist with asthma is not disabled, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, because while his condition may impair his ability to perform in...
10/25/2000 99-2725