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DHILLON v. CROWN CONTROLS CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Evidence
When an expert has not engaged in any type of testing of his offered "alternative design," it is not an abuse of discretion for the district court to...
10/23/2001 00-1955

COOK v. COOM'R OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERV.

United States Seventh Circuit
Tax Law
The terms of spousal interests must be fixed and ascertainable at the time of creations of Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, or they are not "qualified...
10/22/2001 01-1471

US v. HARE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
A plea bargain that includes a waiver of the statutory right to appeal does not offend public policy.
10/22/2001 00-3002

COVINGTON v. ILLINOIS SEC. SERV., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
Where the plaintiff's affidavit creates a material factual dispute over his alleged negligence, the district court should permit the parties to engage...
10/22/2001 01-1119

FURNISH v. SVI SYS., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Liver function is not a major life activity for purposes of qualifying as a disabled individual under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
10/22/2001 99-2431

THREADGILL v. MOORE U.S.A, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Under 42 USC 2000e-5(f)(1), the 90 period to file a Title VII claim after receiving the right-to-sue letter from the EEOC applies when either the...
10/19/2001 01-1051

PURNICK v. C.R. ENGLAND, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Under Indiana law, evidence that truck driver falsified his trip logs to conceal his driving beyond the 10-hour limit under federal law is...
10/19/2001 01-1853

US v. ALLEN

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A police officer with 13 years of narcotics trafficking experience and special training in policing narcotics cases may offer expert opinion testimony...
10/19/2001 01-1678

SPRAGUE v. CENT. STATES

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA
Under 29 USC 1104(a)(1)(D), a fund plan may still award credits to an employer-contributor's employees, even if the employer-contributor is not...
10/18/2001 01-1501

US v. CARILLO

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Reliable tip that defendants had hidden compartments installed on a dozen cars, and observations that defendants did not use the traps for any...
10/18/2001 00-2643