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MCCASKILL v. SCI MGMT. CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
An arbitration agreement, which bars an employee's ability to recover attorneys' fees under Title VII, is unenforceable where counsel made a binding...
08/05/2002 00-2839

GROVE FRESH DISTRIB., INC. v. JOHN LABATT, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Sanctions
An appeal, from a contempt order issued against an attorney, is frivolous where 1) no basis for judge's recusal was shown, and 2) appellant disclosed...
08/05/2002 01-2799/3024

US v. COLE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Because a prior conviction for Illinois state mob action constituted a "crime of violence" under U.S.S.G. section 4B1.2(a), defendant qualified as a...
08/01/2002 02-1301

LICARI v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Benefits, Labor & Employment Law
A police officer's due process claims against individual defendants, arising from denial of disability benefits, are barred by res judicata. Claims...
08/01/2002 01-1708

MARTIN v. DEUTH

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Habeas Corpus
A habeas petition was correctly dismissed where petitioner challenged an enhancement of a current sentence on the ground that a prior conviction was...
08/01/2002 01-3255

188 LLC v. TRINITY INDUS., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts
District court erred in finding that a limitation of remedies provision was, as a matter of law under Illinois law, a part of a contract for the...
08/01/2002 01-3561

HALL v. GARY CMTY. SCH. CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Labor & Employment Law
A teacher's claim of termination in retaliation for filing discrimination charges is not actionable where stated reasons for his termination...
08/01/2002 00-3402