United States Seventh Circuit - February 2001 Opinion Summaries

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CHOWDHURY v. RENO

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Immigration Law
Where petitioner never received a meaningful opportunity to be heard in deportation proceedings, and the Board of Immigration knew that petitioner...
02/22/2001 99-4256

BETTS v. LITSCHER

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Unless the court is satisfied that a defendant who is constitutionally entitled to the assistance of counsel on direct appeal would be making a...
02/22/2001 00-3072

PETERSON v. WAL-MART STORES, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Hresil v. Sears, 403 N.E.2d 678, does not provide a ten-minute safe harbor for heavily trafficked stores to find and clean up spills creating an...
02/22/2001 00-2950

FYFE v. CITY FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Plaintiff's Equal Pay Act claim, under 29 USC 206(d), alleging that a colleague was permitted to work overtime but that he was wrongfully denied that...
02/22/2001 00-1396

AVILES v. CORNELL FORGE CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Calling the police to report that a disgruntled employee is waiting outside the workplace and may be armed is not an adverse action as a matter of law...
02/21/2001 99-4003

CHAPMAN v. KELTNER

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Where doctor's "prescribed treatment" was not that plaintiff avoid stairs altogether, but that she take them "one at a time," law enforcement officers...
02/21/2001 00-2959

MEIN v. CARUS CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA
Settlement payments to plaintiff in the form of severance pay are excludable from compensation under ERISA.
02/21/2001 00-2618

HOTALING v. CHUBB SOVEREIGN LIFE

United States Seventh Circuit
Insurance Law
Evidence of an insurance company's customary practices is sufficient to prove that a premium-due notice was "addressed and mailed" to a policyholder...
02/21/2001 00-1363

HERBSTEIN V. BRUETMAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
District court's order that defendant surrender his passport to ensure that he remain available for legal proceedings was a conclusive order, wholly...
02/21/2001 00-2523

WILKOW v. FORBES, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Defendant's published article alleging that plaintiff "pleaded poverty" and could not repay a bank loan, resulting in a bankruptcy petition, was not...
02/20/2001 00-2519