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PEABODY COAL CO. v. MCCANDLESS

United States Seventh Circuit
Evidence, Government Benefits
The administrative law judge must explain why a medical expert's testimony is medically significant, and medical reasoning must support expert's...
06/29/2001 95-3291

PRAEFKE AUTO ELEC. & BATTERY CO., INC. v. TECUMSEH PRODS. CO., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law
Where plaintiff's potential losses in the absence of a preliminary injunction are purely financial, easily measured, and readily compensated, there is...
06/29/2001 00-3821

MILLER v. ANDERSON

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Legal Malpractice
Petitioner would have had a reasonable chance at acquittal if his lawyer had been minimally competent and utilized DNA, treadmark, and footmark...
06/29/2001 00-2979

US v. GILLIAM

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Where defendant's pre-sentencing report indicated that he would be subject to career offender status, and defendant acknowledges that the report was...
06/28/2001 00-2887

TINKER v. HANKS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Indiana state prisoners seeking post-conviction relief under Ind. R. Proc. Post-Conviction Remedies 1(12) are subject to a pre-filing requirement...
06/28/2001 98-1894

SMITH v. ZACHARY

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
A federal prisoner must satisfy the exhaustion requirement of the Prisoner Litigation Reform Act when the prisoner claims that prison guards beat him.
06/28/2001 99-4084

US v. WALTON

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant waived his objection to a four-level sentencing enhancement for child pornography under USSG 2G2.2(b)(3) by insisting on only one issue at...
06/28/2001 00-4133

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMM'N v. INDIANA BELL TEL. CO., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Evidence, Labor & Employment Law
Evidence regarding arbitration and a company's collective bargaining agreement is inadmissible in a Title VII suit to show that an employer's response...
06/27/2001 99-1155

US v. BUCHMEIER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Formulation of duplicitous counts in government's indictment of defendant was harmless error where defendant did not suffer any prejudice.
06/26/2001 00-2410

HONAKER v. SMITH

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law
Allegations that defendant fire chief intentionally caused plaintiff's house to be set on fire to force plaintiff to leave town, together with...
06/26/2001 00-2346