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BOSS v. PIERCE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
For purposes of determining whether evidence was suppressed in violation of Brady, a witness' knowledge is not like a document, so a defense witness'...
08/31/2001 98-3665

IN RE: DENNIS E. CARLSON

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
An unpaid contingency fee for settlement of a legal matter is a legal or equitable interest in property for purposes of 11 USC 541(a) and Illinois...
08/31/2001 00-2902

IN THE MATTER OF: SYNTHROID MARKETING LITIG.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
District judges are not entitled to block appellate review of their decisions by the expedient of denying party status to anyone who seems likely to...
08/31/2001 00-3164; 00-3183; 00-3262; 00-3285; 00-3290; 00-3291; 00-3292; 00-3293; 00-3302; 00-3303; 01-2000

SMALL v. RICHARD WOLF MED. INSTRUMENTS CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure
Where the district court affords little credibility to the evidence presented by the prevailing party regarding an attorney's market rate, and the...
08/29/2001 00-4339

HENDERSON v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Where the district court fails to advise the mislabeling movant that his motion may be deemed a section 2255 motion and offer a chance to withdraw it,...
08/29/2001 01-2989

WHITEHEAD v. COWAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Where the judge, counsel, and court reporter retired to chambers while the jury, defendant, and the victim's mother, who was on the witness stand,...
08/29/2001 00-2091

STUTLER v. ILLINOIS DEP'T OF CORRS.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Just as a lateral transfer without a loss in benefits does not constitute an adverse employment action, petty behavior on the part of a supervisor is...
08/27/2001 99-3789

RITTENHOUSE v. BATTLES

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Where the jury instructions as a whole properly informed the jury in a criminal trial about its role, counsel's failure to object to some ambiguous...
08/27/2001 00-3461

ALEXANDER v. WISCONSIN DEP'T OF HEALTH & FAMILY SERVS.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Evidence that several co-workers were bigots and that their bigotry made the work environment extremely difficult is insufficient to demonstrate that...
08/27/2001 00-2603

EDWARDS v. ILLINOIS BD. OF ADMISSIONS TO THE BAR

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
A claim that the Illinois State Bar violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by requiring plaintiff to provide medical records before grant of a...
08/22/2001 00-2146