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KOSKI v. STANDEX INT'L CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
An Age Discrimination in Employment Act claim was not actionable where a former employee failed to demonstrate that defendant's stated reasons for...
10/15/2002 01-3505

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

CURRY v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
A motion under FRCP 59(e), to alter or amend a judgment, is not subject to the statutory limitations on successive collateral attacks on criminal...
10/11/2002 02-2302

BROWN & LACOUNTE, L.L.P. v. WESTPORT INS. CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Insurance Law, Professional Malpractice
An insurer had no duty to defend a law firm, in a claim alleging improper receipt and retention of payments for legal services rendered under a void...
10/10/2002 02-1425

TINNER v. UNITED INS. CO. OF AM.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In a Title VII employment discrimination action, 1) denial of a Batson challenge arising out of employer's strike of the sole African-American member...
10/10/2002 01-1579

ABRAMS v. WALKER

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
An attorney's First Amendment retaliation claim arising from his arrest during a client's traffic stop was not actionable, because he had no...
10/10/2002 01-2447

SHICK v. ILLINOIS DEP'T OF HUMAN SERV.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
District court abused its discretion in refusing to order a new trial on a Title VII sex discrimination count following its reversal of judgment on an...
10/09/2002 00-2696

US v. ANIFOWOSHE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In appeal from bank and mail fraud convictions, district court did not err in 1) admitting evidence of a prior state theft conviction, and 2) allowing...
10/09/2002 01-1761

SPHERE DRAKE INS. LTD. v. ALL AM. LIFE INS. CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Insurance Law
A district court erroneously set aside an arbitration award on the grounds that a party-appointed arbitrator on a tripartite panel (as opposed to a...
10/09/2002 02-2458

NIELSEN v. DICKERSON

United States Seventh Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Debt Collection
Where a letter sent by an attorney falsely suggested that an attorney had become actively involved in a credit card company's debt collection...
10/09/2002 00-2780/81