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WILD v. SUBSCRIPTION PLUS, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
There is no absolute bar to the transfer of a multidefendant suit to a district in which one of the defendants cannot be served, thus transfer of a...
05/31/2002 01-3406

BERMAN v. YOUNG

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law
In a suit by parents for alleged due process violations in separating them from their child, claims for dangerous placement and violation of familial...
05/31/2002 00-3905

MASTERS v. HESSTON CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
A products liability suit against a manufacturer of a hay baler was barred by Illinois law when it was not brought within 12 years from the sale of...
05/31/2002 01-2656

OLD BEN COAL CO. v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMP. PROGRAMS

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law
Administrative Law Judge's decision, to reopen a claim and award benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act, must be remanded for further...
05/31/2002 00-3222

TY, INC. v. PUBLICATIONS INT'L LTD.

United States Seventh Circuit
Intellectual Property, Copyright
Alleged copyright infringer is entitled to a trial on issue of fair use as a defense to claims that books of photos of Beanie Babies infringe on...
05/30/2002 01-3304

ZAMBRANO v. REINERT

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Government Benefits, Labor & Employment Law
Wisconsin Statute section 108.02(15)(k)(14), which applies to seasonal fruit or vegetable processing workers and their eligibility to receive...
05/29/2002 01-2724

US v. TIMBROOK

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence of work release in a county jail is a "sentence of imprisonment" for purposes of an enhancement under U.S.S.G. section 4A1.1(b) of the...
05/29/2002 01-3646

US v. BRIGGS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Convictions for drug distribution and possession upheld where defendant participated in a controlled drug purchase while under surveillance, and...
05/29/2002 01-3232

US v. FRENCH

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
A gravel walkway, from which an officer made incriminating observations of drug activity, was not within the "curtilage" of a residence, so that no...
05/28/2002 01-3612

ROCHE v. DAVIS

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Habeas Corpus
Defense counsel's failure to take precautions to ensure that the jury could not see defendant's shackles during trial amounted to ineffective...
05/28/2002 01-1664, 01-1665