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FENSTER v. TEPFER & SPITZ, LTD.

United States Seventh Circuit
Corporation & Enterprise Law, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
Under ERISA, a "Participant Loan Program" and a consulting firm co-owner's loan taken out under that program, were improper under both a Summary Plan...
08/30/2002 00-1085/3674/3037/3673/3991

DOYLE v. CAMELOT CARE CTR., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Labor & Employment Law
The Eleventh Amendment barred 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claims against Illinois Department of Children and Family Services employees, based on the...
08/30/2002 01-2098/2359/2232

DEMOS v. CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Government Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
City employees were salaried executive or administrative employees exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act, and as government employees were subject...
08/30/2002 01-2952

US v. MANSOORI

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Drug convictions are affirmed, but 1) sentence is remanded for determination whether alleged diminished mental capacity calls for a downward sentence...
08/29/2002 99-1492/3533/3569/3570/3623

BECKEL v. WAL-MART ASSOC., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
A threat of retaliation cannot be used as a basis for equitable estoppel to extend the statute of limitations in a Title VII suit for sexual...
08/29/2002 02-1208

WELBORN CLINIC v. MEDQUIST, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
A narrow arbitration clause, pertaining only to invoice amount disputes, in a contract for medical transportation services, covers only some claims...
08/29/2002 01-1253

COLLIER v. DAVIS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
State's alleged failure to disclose an understanding or informal agreement of leniency in exchange for a key witness's testimony was not shown to have...
08/29/2002 01-1742

WILLIAMS v. DAVIS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Habeas Corpus
An ineffective assistance of counsel claim fails where facts which petitioner argues competent counsel would have presented at trial were in fact...
08/29/2002 01-4225

US v. KNOX

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Admission of evidence of nine "bad acts" (prior drug transactions) under Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b) was proper to prove knowledge of possession...
08/28/2002 01-3000

GARVIN v. WHEELER

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194, did not work a fundamental change in the law of qualified immunity, to allow a police officer to reopen his summary...
08/28/2002 01-3825