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ATWELL v. LISLE PARK DIST.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
Park district investigating plaintiff's alleged misconduct did not violate her Fifth Amendment rights in terminating her after notice and opportunity...
04/12/2002 01-2520

IENCO v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Federal malicious prosecution claims should be examined under due process clause directly rather than under a theory of substantive due process;...
04/12/2002 01-2395

WATSON v. SMITH

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection
Discharge of bankruptcy petitioner's debt to creditor was rightfully granted where debtor's pre-filing conduct did not indicate that Chapter 13...
04/11/2002 01-2149

RODRIGUEZ v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Habeas Corpus
Denial of ineffective assistance of counsel claim was proper where there was no showing that counsel's performance fell below reasonableness standard,...
04/11/2002 00-3242

RYAN v. UNION PACIFIC R.R. CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
Because collective bargaining agreement between defendant employer and union appoints the latter as plaintiffs' exclusive representative in grievance...
04/11/2002 01-3204

PURZE v. VILLAGE OF WINTHROP HARBOR

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In action for denial of equal protection for refusal to approve plats of a subdivision plan, summary judgment was proper where plaintiffs failed to...
04/09/2002 00-4155

MITCHELL v. DONCHIN

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Remedies
Claimant never alleged that defendants took any step to prevent suit and should have been aware of the possibility of a claim against defendants, thus...
04/09/2002 00-4196

US v. THOMPSON

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Consolidated appeals by three participants in drug conspiracy; all arguments rejected except challenge to district court's application of the drug...
04/09/2002 99-4019, 99-4074, 99-4279

ALLSTATE INS. CO. v. MENARDS, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
The Erie doctrine imposes on federal courts the responsibility to determine the content of state law at the state, not the local, level, and because...
04/05/2002 01-2139

DURA AUTO. SYS. OF INDIANA, INC. v. CTS CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Evidence
District court was reasonable in regarding affidavits submitted to support expert's testimony as experts' reports, rather than merely attestations...
04/04/2002 01-1081
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