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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

PITTS v. CITY OF KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
The refusal to remove a sign which allegedly defames a plaintiff is not a continuing violation which tolls the statute of limitations.
09/24/2001 00-3889

STATE OF WISCONSIN v. ENVTL. PROT. AGENCY

United States Seventh Circuit
Environmental Law, Indian Law
Under 33 USC 518, the Environmental Protection Agency is authorized to treat an Indian tribe as a "state" for purposes of the Clean Water Act, even if...
09/21/2001 99-2618

US v. MCGIFFEN

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
An enhancement for obstruction of justice under USSG 3C1.1 requires more specific findings on the part of the court than the simple statement, "I...
09/21/2001 98-3400; 98-4218; 99-3797

SANVILEE v. MCCAUGHTRY

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Where the plaintiff alleges that a prison inmate told the guards that he planned to commit suicide and then covered the window of his cell, the...
09/21/2001 00-2933

HARRIS v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Evidence
When a defendant refuses to answer any of plaintiff's discovery requests on the basis of the 5th Amendment and makes no attempt to amend those...
09/21/2001 00-2172

LARKIN v. GALLOWAY

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
The Prison Litigation Reform Act's requirement that prisoners exhaust administrative remedies applies to cases of excessive force because, inter alia,...
09/21/2001 00-1414

DIXON v. SNYDER

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Defense counsel's misunderstanding of state law that allowed use of a witness's prior inconsistent statements beyond impeachment resulted in...
09/20/2001 00-2142

STANCIEL v. GRAMLEY

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights
Prisoner in a civil rights case is not entitled to a new trial when witness made inflammatory remark about prisoner where counsel, judge and parties...
09/20/2001 99-3017

RIZZO v. SHEAHAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Supervisor's harassment of employee may not support a sexual harassment claim under Title VII where supervisor was motivated by hostility toward the...
09/20/2001 00-2494