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CAGE v. MCCAUGHTRY

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
An ineffective assistance claim fails where defense counsel may have had a tactical reason for refusing to strike a prospective juror for cause, after...
09/06/2002 01-3245

TRUSTEES OF THE AFTRA HEALTH FUND v. BIONDI

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
An ERISA plan participant's decision to commit fraud in the context of an employee benefit plan does not immunize him or her from tort liability under...
09/06/2002 00-3598

DUNLAP v. LITSCHER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
When FRCP 60(b) conflicts with the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, a prisoner may not file a Rule 60(b) motion to vacate a judgment...
09/06/2002 02-1960/2008/2082

MAYS v. PRINCIPI

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
A Veterans Administration (VA) nurse's Rehabilitation Act suit was not actionable where the VA provided an accommodation for her disability which was...
09/05/2002 01-4227

BROWN v. STERNES

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
A mentally ill criminal defendant was denied his Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance through counsel's failure to bring petitioner's mental...
09/04/2002 01-2326

US v. NAVE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
The appeal waiver provision of a plea agreement will bar jurisdiction over defendant's appeals. Guilty pleas to three separate offenses will...
09/04/2002 01-1536

HYATT INT'L CORP. v. COCO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property Law & Real Estate
Specific personal jurisdiction existed over an Italian defendant under Illinois and constitutional law, in a dispute over a hotel development...
09/03/2002 01-1709

US v. MARTINEZ

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Apprendi does not apply to a sentence falling within the statutory range mandated by defendant's stipulation to drug quantity; conviction is proper...
09/03/2002 00-2569

PAYTON v. KANE

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Class Actions
District court must consider whether named plaintiffs, in an action based on counties' imposition of a bail fee above the set bail amount as a...
09/03/2002 00-3789