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US v. CEBALLOS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The government is not required to prove that defendants intended to use a minor to shield themselves from prosecution in order to impose a sentence...
08/27/2002 01-3715/6/7/8, 01-4007/8/4021/4095

MATEU-ANDEREGG v. SCH. DIST. OF WHITEFISH BAY

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a teacher's sex and national origin discrimination case, summary judgment for the school was properly granted where plaintiff did not raise a...
08/26/2002 01-3674

STINNETT v. IRON WORKS GYM/EXECUTIVE HEALTH SPA, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Without any admissible evidence showing the requisite number of employees under 42 U.S.C. section 2000e(b), plaintiff cannot maintain his sexual...
08/26/2002 01-2876

NELSON v. LA CROSSE COUNTY DIST. ATTORNEY

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Constitutional Law
Congress did not validly abrogate state sovereign immunity when it enacted Bankruptcy Code section 106(a) pursuant to its Article I legislative power.
08/23/2002 01-1261

FRITCHER v. HEALTH CARE SERV. CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA, Health Law, Insurance Law
An ERISA plan administrator's decision to deny benefits should be reviewed de novo, and its decision to confine benefits to a two-hour time period was...
08/23/2002 01-4141

GONZALES v. TRANSFER TECH., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Intellectual Property, Copyright
The prevailing party in a copyright case, in which the stakes are small and the infringement willful, should have a presumptive entitlement to...
08/23/2002 01-4090

S. ILLINOIS RIVERBOAT CASINO CRUISES, INC. v. TRIANGLE INSULATION & SHEET METAL CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts
A remedy limitation may not constitute a material alteration of a sales contract under 810 Illinois Compiled Statute section 5/2-207.
08/23/2002 01-3860

WAELTZ v. DELTA PILOTS RETIREMENT PLAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
An ERISA fund "may be found" in a judicial district under 29 U.S.C. section 1132(e)(2), if it has the sort of minimum contacts with that district that...
08/23/2002 01-1838

BROOKS v. WALLS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
An Illinois court's determination that a petition is untimely, even where such a finding is potentially "entangled" with the merits of the petition,...
08/23/2002 01-1584

WHITE v. GODINEZ

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Counsel's trial performance, in inadequately consulting with defendant and in failing to explore the possibility of a witness testifying, fell below...
08/22/2002 01-3503