United States Seventh Circuit - November 2001 Opinion Summaries

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VARGAS-HARRISON v. RACINE UNIFIED SCH. DIST.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Elementary school principal who was responsible for teacher and curriculum selection for the school was a "policy-making" employee that allowed school...
11/30/2001 01-1440

US v. SIEGLER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
USSG 2A6.1(b)(1), which provides a six level increase in sentence for threatening a witness, applies where defendant asked third party to harm the...
11/30/2001 01-2471

KHAMPHUIS PIPELINE CO. v. LAKE GEORGE REG'L SEWER DIST.

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Contracts
Under the Indiana Municipal Public Works Statute, a subcontractor seeking to recover payment from a public agency must send a letter to the agency and...
11/30/2001 00-4013

US v. FERNANDES

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Search of government employees office after his termination to obtain his work materials did not require a warrant.
11/30/2001 00-3958

O'REILLY v. HARTFORD LIFE & ACCIDENT INS. CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA
For highly paid executive seeking permanent disability, plan administrator need not use a Transferable Skills Analysis test that did not identify...
11/30/2001 00-3760

US v. REED

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant breaches an immunity agreement to provide truthful information even if his lies did not affect the government investigation and government...
11/30/2001 00-2694

US v. MAYBERRY

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant who attacked a co-defendant for incriminating him is subject to obstruction of justice sentence enhancement even though defendant had...
11/30/2001 01-2415

US v. BRIGGS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Police officer who answered defendant's question after defendant had invoked Miranda rights did not improperly interrogate defendant even if the...
11/30/2001 01-2892

PEOPLE WHO CARE v. ROCKFORD BD. OF EDUC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
Award of attorney's fees may not include interest for period before prevailing party's attorney sent fee statement to defendant.
11/29/2001 01-1784

US v. HUNT

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In sentencing defendant for money laundering where the court denied a downward departure for minor participation in a drug conspiracy, a court may not...
11/29/2001 00-2321