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SCAIFE v. RACINE COUNTY

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
Judge's failure to consider plaintiff's late filed opposition to summary judgment is harmless error because appellate court can review the decision...
01/31/2001 00-2745

CENT. STATES, SOUTHEAST & SOUTHWEST AREAS PENSION FUND v. FULKERSON

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA
Under the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980, a passive holding of property is not a trade or business.
01/29/2001 00-2596

PROF'L SERV. NETWORK, INC. v. AM. ALLIANCE HOLDING CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts
Availability of preliminary injunctive relief precludes claim of duress from defendant's refusal to file documents for plaintiff's benefit in matter...
01/29/2001 00-1018

US v. ARAMBULA

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In assessing an enhancement for obstruction of justice, a defendant's false testimony as to the scope of others involved in a conspiracy is not...
01/26/2001 99-4302

US v. WILLIAMS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Witness testimony that he purchased crack cocaine from defendant on prior occasions is admissible to show that defendant possessed cocaine base with...
01/26/2001 00-1129

US v. UTECHT

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law
The lack of a civil tax notice is not sufficient to prove that the IRS improperly used its civil summons power to gather evidence for a criminal...
01/26/2001 00-2285

US v. GARDNER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence that defendant sold crack at a crack house with permission of house occupant is sufficient to support conviction of conspiracy to sell crack...
01/26/2001 00-1724

US v. RICHARDSON

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Child pornographer's base offense level can be increased under USSG 2G2.2(b)(3) where bondage and torture pictures "portray sadistic or masochistic...
01/25/2001 99-4309

GENTRY v. EXPORT PACKAGING CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Failure to designate specific individuals to whom employees could report sexual harassment made an employer's sexual harassment policy ineffectual...
01/25/2001 00-2367

MUHICH v. CIR

United States Seventh Circuit
Tax Law
Taxpayers' family trusts were "shams" where taxpayers transferred their assets to the trusts in an attempt to have the trusts pay all their personal...
01/25/2001 00-1186