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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

SPARING v. VILLAGE OF OLYMPIA FIELDS

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
A police officer effectuates an arrest by opening a screen door and stepping into the arrestee's home without consent, exigent circumstances, or a...
09/19/2001 00-1021

US v. LANE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
For purposes of 18 USC 922(g)(1), the felon in possession statute, evidence showing that felon held a gun is by itself a "factor indicating that the...
09/18/2001 00-4180

DOWNEY v. STATE FARM FIRE & CAS. CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Insurance Law
The standard insurance contract contemplated by National Flood Insurance Program, 42 USC 4001-4129, covers damage to a dwelling even though the damage...
09/17/2001 00-3473

HARBOR MOTOR CO., INC. v. ARNELL CHEVROLET-GEO, INC

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Only prevailing parties can receive attorney's fees pursuant to F. R. Civ. Proc. 68, and an unapportioned offer under Rule 68, on behalf of multiple...
09/17/2001 00-3286

MUCH v. PAC. MUT. LIFE INS. CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts
An integration clause, stating that the contract is inclusive and that everything necessary to interpreting it is contained within that contract and...
09/14/2001 99-2762

US v. BHUTANI

United States Seventh Circuit
Evidence
Where the impermissible prejudicial testimony was elicited on cross-examination of the government's expert by the defendants, the government did not...
09/14/2001 00-1523; 00-2679

RUTH v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
A bona fide motion for a new trial on the basis of newly discovered evidence demonstrating actual innocence falls outside 28 USC 2255 because it does...
09/14/2001 01-2006

ASHLEY v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Habeas Corpus
The district court must decide whether Apprendi applies retroactively on collateral review.
09/14/2001 01-1733

WSOL v. FIDUCIARY MGMT. ASSOCS., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Even if the fiduciary did not exercise due care in choosing to work with associates of a shady character, the plaintiff cannot prevail without showing...
09/14/2001 00-2703; 01-1685