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US v. MCCLURGE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Denial of a motion to sever was not an abuse of discretion despite defendant's argument that defenses to kidnapping charges were mutually...
11/27/2002 01-1858/2333

FUTURESOURCE LLC v. REUTERS LTD.

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Contracts, Intellectual Property, Copyright
A bankruptcy court sale order extinguished all interests in intellectual property that a purchaser of debtor's assets acquired from the debtor; thus,...
11/27/2002 02-2060

MASSEY v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
The district court correctly assessed the date of accrual of an inmate's medical malpractice suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act, for negligent...
11/27/2002 02-1100

US v. BARBERG

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Appellant's date of conviction was relevant for a determination as to when, not whether, he was required to register under the Illinois Sex Offender...
11/26/2002 02-1001

FED. TRADE COMM'N v. THINK ACHIEVEMENT CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Asset Forfeiture, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Summary judgment in favor of the Federal Trade Commission was proper, in an action alleging a scheme to defraud, because a money back guarantee does...
11/26/2002 00-3744/4152, 01-1663, 02-1268

US v. LANGE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Cyberspace Law
A reasonable trier of fact could conclude that defendant attempted to sell computer data containing "trade secrets" under 18 U.S.C. section 1832 (part...
11/26/2002 00-1681

SIERRA CLUB v. ENVTL. PROT. AGENCY

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law
The EPA had no authority to grant to a city an extension after its failure to meet an attainment deadline under the Clean Air Act, where the failure...
11/25/2002 01-2844/5

GAYMAN v. PRINCIPAL FIN. SERV., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Securities Law
42 U.S.C. section 1983 action, for the taking of policyholders' "property" (the right to receive liquidating distribution) without just compensation...
11/22/2002 02-2298

YOUNG v. WALLS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
State court's finding, that defendant's mental shortcomings did not prevent him from making effective confessions due to his limited understanding of...
11/22/2002 02-1221

PETERS v. CITY OF MAUSTON

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
A disability discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was not actionable where claimant was not "disabled" under the Act, not being...
11/20/2002 02-1178