United States Seventh Circuit - January 2001 Opinion Summaries

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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

US v. RAY

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
A defendant need not be charged with engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise in order to be charged with and convicted of committing murder in...
01/24/2001 99-1290

US v. JEMISON

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's argument and failure to particularize how her counsel was ineffective under the Sixth Amendment is rendered moot by defendant's knowing,...
01/24/2001 99-1936

US v. OFCKY

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A preponderance of the evidence is all that is required for a factual finding under the Sentencing Guidelines. Witness testimony will only be...
01/23/2001 00-1420

TY, INC. v. JONES GROUP, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
Plaintiff need only demonstrate at preliminary injunction stage that it has a "better than negligible" chance of succeeding on the merits to justify...
01/23/2001 00-2746

US v. O'BRIEN

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conduct may be "reckless," as opposed to "criminally negligent," even when defendant is not charged with driving under the influence of...
01/23/2001 00-1735

US v. GRINTJES

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Admission of government's rebuttal evidence challenging defendant's testimony is not an abuse of discretion where it tended to show that defendant...
01/22/2001 00-2234

PEARSON v. RAMOS

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denial of yard privileges to prisoner in a segregation unit or solitary confinement for no more than 90 days at a stretch is not cruel and unusual...
01/22/2001 98-4110

US v. MIETUS

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Prosecutor's statements during closing did not violate defendant's Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, where they referred to what the...
01/22/2001 99-3535

US v. RAMSEY

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
A two-level sentence enhancement is justified under USSG 3B1.4 where the record shows that defendant affirmatively directed, commanded, encouraged, or...
01/18/2001 00-2316