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STONE v. HAMILTON

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Benefits
Application of relevant Food Stamp Act amendments to pre-amendment overissuances constituted an impermissible retroactive application of law.
10/18/2002 02-1476

BOOMER v. AT&T CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Communications Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
A state law challenge to terms and conditions of a Consumer Service Agreement (CSA) is preempted by the Federal Communications Act of 1934, and...
10/18/2002 02-2667

US v. FRANKS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
A mail fraud conviction is affirmed where interstate transportation facilitated the repetition of acts that were vital to making a scheme profitable.
10/17/2002 02-1762

JINWOONG, INC. v. JINWOONG, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
Failure of a party seeking indemnity, to give the other party formal notice of opportunity to protect its interests, whether by impleader or...
10/17/2002 02-3159

US v. JONES

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
A conviction for violation of the Bomb Hoax Act, 18 U.S.C. section 35(b), does not require allegation or proof that defendant intended to produce...
10/17/2002 02-2151

GEROW v. ROHM & HAAS CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Labor & Employment Law
An executive's change-of-control (or "Golden Parachute") agreement did not entitle him to both the pay he would have received had he stayed, and the...
10/16/2002 02-1175

US v. SMITH

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law
Denial of a motion to sever tax counts from drug conspiracy counts was not an abuse of discretion where evidence presented was "mutually admissible"...
10/16/2002 00-4184/4214

US v. GRAMER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Imposition of a U.S.S.G. section 2F1.1 after mail fraud convictions was not in error where, based on defendant's thorough involvement in a scheme to...
10/16/2002 02-1551

PATTERSON FROZEN FOODS, INC. v. CROWN FOODS INT'L, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Agriculture, Commercial Law, Contracts
A seller failed to observe the formalities necessary to preserve its Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act trust rights, by agreeing in writing to...
10/15/2002 01-2470

DECATUR COUNTY COMM'RS v. SURFACE TRANSP. BD.

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Transportation
A Surface Transportation Board order, declining to penalize a rail company for an embargo of a portion of a rail line, was supported by substantial...
10/15/2002 00-4082