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HEDER v. CITY OF TWO RIVERS

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a city was required to pay a firefighter extra compensation for time spent in paramedic training after he quit...
07/10/2002 01-4118

US v. ROACH

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In sentencing after an embezzlement conviction, a downward departure was improper under U.S.S.G. section 5K2.13 (for an offense committed while...
07/10/2002 01-2618

HAMPTON v. WYANT

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Where the state has provided opportunity for full litigation of a Fourth Amendment claim, a state prisoner may not be granted federal habeas relief on...
07/09/2002 02-1296

HENDERSON v. WALLS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A decision on the merits of an ineffective assistance claim was proper, finding that medical evidence at issue was ambiguous to a defense, and the...
07/09/2002 00-3834/3778

MOORE v. BRYANT

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Because a state appellate court did not clearly rely on waiver as an independent and adequate state ground in its decision, but denied an ineffective...
07/09/2002 01-3619

GABLE v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Property Law & Real Estate
A class action suit, for damages to automobiles after they were towed to an impound lot, was not actionable against a city, where no policy or custom...
07/08/2002 01-1941

TOPTCHEV v. IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION SERV.

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law, International Law
Bulgaria citizens were properly denied asylum, despite evidence of past persecution, where the presumption of future persecution was adequately...
07/03/2002 01-1508

MARTIN v. SHAWANO-GRESHAM SCH. DIST.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law
A 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit against a school district, by parents of a student who committed suicide after being suspended, was not actionable where...
07/03/2002 01-3193

BENNETT v. ROBERTS

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a claim that a school board declined to hire a teacher for nineteen vacancies, based on her race, summary judgment for the board was proper where...
07/02/2002 01-1939

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO. v. IKON OFFICE SOLUTIONS, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Evidence
In a contract for photocopy equipment and services, where conflict as to cancellation terms existed between preprinted and typewritten portions of the...
07/01/2002 01-1774