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FOGLE v. WILLIAM CHEVROLET/GEO, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees
A court may reduce its court-awarded attorney fee when the attorney's trial performance is not commensurate with his requested fee.
12/26/2001 01-1427

US v. WISCH

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A district court that did not impose defendant's enhanced sentence as a result of "arithmetical, technical, or other clear error," lacks the...
12/26/2001 01-1675

IN RE: WEINHOEFT

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
11 USC 522(b)(2)(A), does not exempt from a debtor's bankruptcy estate a settlement of a debtor's employment discrimination claim that "would have"...
12/21/2001 01-2412

OKAI v. VERFUTH

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Evidence
Evidence that prison guards were suspended after they allegedly beat up a prisoner is not admissible absent some proof that the suspension related to...
12/21/2001 99-3277

US v. HUUSKO

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
While imposing a concurrent sentence, if the conduct underlying the revocation and the current sentence is the same, it does not preclude the court...
12/21/2001 01-3101

IN RE: QUALITECH STEEL CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Under 11 USC 364(d), a secured lender who provides additional financing for post-petition debt may recover as super-priority interest the loss of the...
12/21/2001 01-3055

SHROPSHEAR v. CORP. COUNSEL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights
Under 42 USC 1983, a state law equitable tolling applies to civil rights cases that "borrow" from state law causes of action.
12/20/2001 00-4268

WINTERS v. MILLER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
In a murder case, the failure of defense counsel to raise argument of post-traumatic stress disorder in support of defendant's "defense of others"...
12/19/2001 00-1125

CRUZ v. TOWN OF CICERO, ILLINOIS

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Evidence that a city applied inconsistent permit and zoning requirements on plaintiff, and more favorable ones on a third party competitor, because...
12/19/2001 00-3406, 01-2337

HEDRICH v. BD. OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYS.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Under Wisconsin law, the decision by university chancellor not to recommend tenure for a plaintiff starts the 300-day period to file a complaint with...
12/19/2001 00-3395
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