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COX v. ZALE DELAWARE, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
A debtor's lawsuit for violation of Section 524(c) of the Bankruptcy Code can be brought only as a contempt action under 11 USC 524(a)(2), but once...
02/08/2001 99-4239

BOOKS v. CITY ELKHART, INDIANA

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
The Establishment Clause acknowledges America's "spiritual partimony" and requires that the government exercise restraint to prevent citizens from...
02/08/2001 00-1114

US v. SMITH

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant failed to establish either cause or prejudice for sentencing error after judge's determination that defendant was accountable for more than...
02/08/2001 99-4253

GREAT LAKES WAREHOUSE CORP. v. NAT'L LABOR RELATIONS BD.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Company's firing of one employee for union activity combined with unspecified threats of retaliation when promotion was declined, while simultaneously...
02/07/2001 00-2226

SNODDERLY v. R.U.F.F. DRUG ENFORCEMENT TASK BOARD

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
Plaintiff fails to state a claim for malicious prosecution under 42 USC 1983 where he claims that defendants arrested and detained him without...
02/07/2001 99-3688

US v. DAVULURI

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Exposing a victim to a substantial risk of loss of which the victim is unaware can satisfy the intent requirement for mail or wire fraud under 18 USC...
02/07/2001 99-3070

PLOTKIN v. RYAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections
Illinois voters lack standing for claims against former Illinois Secretary of State and department's employees because their claims lack...
02/06/2001 00-1225

AIELLO v. PROVIDIAN FIN. CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Consumer Protection Law
The term "actual damages" under the Bankruptcy Code's automatic stay provision, 11 USC 362(h), was not intended to include damages for purely...
02/06/2001 00-1864

BRUSSO v. UNITED AIRLINES

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Evidence that supervisor of harassing coworker demoted plaintiff after plaintiff complained of harassment is sufficient for jury to consider whether...
02/02/2001 00-1688

US v. HUERTA

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's failure to show that the district court's determination was exceedingly improbable, mere presentation of a contradictory statement of...
02/02/2001 00-1940