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AMAX COAL CO. v. DIR., OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMP. PROGRAMS

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law, Workers' Compensation
In a claim for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act, when an Administrative Law Judge finds that no onset date is established by the evidence,...
12/06/2002 01-4226

ZEIGLER COAL CO. v. DIR., OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMP. PROGRAMS

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law, Workers' Compensation
A grant of survivor's benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act may rest on findings made during the miner's life, and substantial evidence supported...
12/06/2002 01-3961

US v. GRASSER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A downward sentence departure for "exceptional acceptance of responsibility," based on defendant's partial payment of restitution prior to sentencing,...
12/06/2002 02-2559

JENKINS v. CHRYSLER MOTORS CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
In a products liability suit against a pickup truck manufacturer, evidence of component failure was properly excluded because documents referred to...
12/05/2002 02-1104

US v. KOERTH

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Though an affidavit was insufficient to establish probable cause for issuance of a search warrant, based on statements from an informant of unknown...
12/05/2002 01-3767

US v. KELLY

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
District court's refusal to accept midtrial guilty pleas did not amount to an abuse of discretion, because the judge's reasons for rejecting the...
12/05/2002 01-3509

MOORE v. MUNCIE POLICE & FIRE MERIT COMM'N

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
A 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim, alleging due process violations for refusal to hire a firefighter based on ineligibility for membership in a pension...
12/05/2002 01-3175

PERKINS v. LAWSON

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law
A 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim is not actionable on a respondeat superior theory against a sheriff in his official capacity for guards' deliberate...
12/05/2002 02-1390

US v. YOUNG

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Admission of government expert testimony, regarding common patterns among domestic abuse victims, was proper based on the expert's methodology, and...
12/04/2002 02-1294

SELIMI v. IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION SERV.

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
A lawful permanent resident was properly placed in exclusion proceedings, rather than deportation proceedings, based on the non-"innocent" purpose of...
12/04/2002 01-1608
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