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ALVARADO v. LITSCHER

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights
Given the decision in Helling v. McKinney, 509 U.S. 25 (1993), the right of a prisoner to not be subjected to a serious risk of his future health...
09/28/2001 00-3959

CAFI v. US PAROLE COMM'N

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
USSG 5D1.2(a) mandatory minimums do not apply to 18 USC 4106A determinations of a release date and period of supervised release for an offender...
09/28/2001 00-3830

DAVIS COS. v. EMERALD CASINO INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
Where the inference of an interdependent contract conflicts with the deposition testimony, the district court must order additional depositions in...
09/28/2001 00-4042

US v. MARTINEZ-GARCIA

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
For purposes of determining whether a felony conviction is an "aggravated felony" under 8 USC 1101(a)(43)(U), "attempt" consists of both the intent to...
09/28/2001 00-2396

PACKMAN v. CHICAGO TRIBUNE CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Intellectual Property, Trademark
A newspaper's reproduction of its headline, along with its masthead, on souvenir products is not a trademark use because the masthead identifies the...
09/27/2001 01-1016

GOSS GRAPHICS SYS., INC. v. DEV INDUS., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
The refusal to settle a case is not a valid ground for dismissing it, and when there is no judge to whom a motion to reinstate a case should be...
09/27/2001 01-1370

WHITE v. INDIAN PAROLE BD.

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Because the parole board is not a court, a witness' presence after the close of evidence and during deliberations is not a violation of due process.
09/26/2001 00-2425

US v. HIGGINS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Under USSG 2F1.1(b)(1), the amount of loss attributable to a scheme to commit bank fraud turns on how much loss the defendant actually intended to...
09/26/2001 00-2665

US v. FRYKHOLM

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Where the sentencing court determines that the defendant is trying to manipulate others and evoke sympathy rather than truly accepting responsibility,...
09/25/2001 01-1202

US v. BOGAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
F. R. Evidence 701 allows lay witness opinion testimony where it would be helpful to the jury even if there is a danger that the jury might rely on...
09/25/2001 00-2269; 00-2723