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US v. CRUCEAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
The mental capacity adjustment contemplated by USSG 5K2.13 is an adjustment entirely within the discretion of the district court, and a denial of a...
02/28/2001 00-2471

BRENGETTSY v. LTV STEEL HOURLY PENSION PLAN

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA
Plan member, who delayed purchasing an annuity from the designated insurer, has no claim based on paying a higher price for the annuity when interest...
02/28/2001 00-2204

WEIBRECHT v. S. ILLINOIS TRANSFER, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Ethics & Disciplinary Code
The Federal Employers' Liability Act, 45 USC 51-60, does not override an ethical rule adopted by the federal district court of Southern District of...
02/28/2001 00-1563

BATT v. MICRO WAREHOUSE, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Civil Procedure
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a court awarding attorneys' fees to the prevailing party may reduce the number of hours spent on a petition to...
02/28/2001 99-4346

WALKER v. GLICKMAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Where an employee resigned and filed a discrimination charge against the employer, a supervisor's failure to re-hire the employee is not sufficient...
02/28/2001 00-1978

RITCHIE v. GLIDDEN CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Uncertainty over whether plaintiff was injured by a recently delivered paint pump that had no warning label or by a previously unlabeled paint pump...
02/28/2001 00-1253

BETHANY PHARMACAL CO., INC. v. QVC, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts
Under Illinois law, since an agent cannot unilaterally create an apparent agency through her own words or conduct, agency is create when defendant...
02/23/2001 00-2468

ZURICH INS. CO. v. AMCOR SUNCLIPSE N. AM.

United States Seventh Circuit
Insurance Law
An insurance company's declination of coverage under a policy for "advertising injury" is appropriate where the sale of an existing product to...
02/23/2001 00-1455

ANDERSON. v. HARDMAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
A pro se litigant's brief must contain an argument of more than just a generalized assertion of error with no citations or supporting authority,...
02/23/2001 00-1171

FROST NAT'L BANK v. MIDWEST AUTOHAUS INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
In a summary judgment motion, the non-moving party is entitled to have the district court review the record to draw all reasonable inferences in the...
02/23/2001 99-3872