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NIEVES v. BD. OF EDUC. OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Labor & Employment Law
A school employee's claim of First Amendment retaliatory termination is not actionable where no evidence connects the timing of the elimination of her...
07/30/2002 01-3814

DRIEBEL v. CITY OF MILWAUKEE

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Police officers ordered to report for questioning at an internal affairs investigation were not seized in violation of the Fourth Amendment, where...
07/29/2002 01-1689

CHAPMAN v. MAYTAG CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Evidence, Injury & Tort Law
Scientific expert testimony in a wrongful death suit was improperly admitted, where the court failed to apply the requisite analytical principles for...
07/29/2002 01-4061

R.J. O'BRIEN & ASSOC., INC. v. FORMAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
A jury award of compensatory damages for breach of contract to a party, and a finding of negligent misrepresentation by that same party (and its...
07/29/2002 01-4026

US v. BRUMFIELD

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Calculation of drug quantity supporting a sentence was based on reliable testimony, and sentencing of one defendant based on drug quantities...
07/29/2002 01-3752/4130

BOUVAGNET v. BOUVAGNET

United States Seventh Circuit
Family Law, International Law
Where a mother removed her children from France to the US, Hague Convention petition did not implicate either the Younger or Colorado River abstention...
07/26/2002 01-3928

MORLAN v. UNIVERSAL GUARANTY LIFE INS. CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Class Actions, Insurance Law
Claims for welfare benefits, not limited to health-care benefits, are assignable provided that the ERISA plan itself permits assignment; dismissal of...
07/26/2002 01-3795

NEVEL v. VILLAGE OF SCHAUMBURG

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Because plaintiffs cannot show an equal protection violation in the government's denial of their request to install vinyl siding on their home, a...
07/26/2002 01-1966

TE-TA-MA TRUTH FOUND. v. WORLD CHURCH OF THE CREATOR

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Trademark
Use of the phrase "Church of the Creator" as a trademark is descriptive, rather than generic, and recognition of the mark does not violate the First...
07/25/2002 02-1381

US v. PEARMAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Property Law & Real Estate
A sentence enhancement for bankruptcy fraud, based on level of intended loss, was improperly imposed where no basis existed for a finding that...
07/25/2002 01-3488