United States Seventh Circuit - February 2003 Opinion Summaries

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BELL v. IRWIN

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
A 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim was not actionable where police officers' use of "beanbag" rounds in deterring plaintiff was not excessive force under...
02/25/2003 02-2262

CAVALIERI v. SHEPARD

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
A police officer was not entitled to qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim alleging deliberate indifference to an inmate's suicide...
02/25/2003 01-3745

CHEMETALL GMBH v. ZR ENERGY, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, M&A, Trade Secrets
Under Illinois law, the question whether plaintiff acquired the right to enforce an employee's duty of confidentiality could not be decided on the...
02/25/2003 01-3707

US v. BITTERMAN

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A bank robbery conviction is affirmed where 1) testimony surrounding a gun was properly excluded as "collateral", 2) admission of defendant's past...
02/25/2003 02-2128

US v. THOMAS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
The district court abused its discretion in admitting as evidence 1) a photograph of one of defendant's tattoos and 2) two of defendant's prior gun...
02/25/2003 02-1487

US v. ZAMORA

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
U.S.S.G. section 2J1.6(b)(2)(A) applies to enhance an offense level for defendant's role in a co-conspirator's failure to appear, where defendant was...
02/25/2003 01-3063

US v. HENDRICKS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
A felon in possession of a firearm conviction is affirmed, as 1) an initial encounter between car occupants and a police officer was consensual, 2)...
02/21/2003 02-2693

HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR CO., INC. v. POWERSPORTS, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
An action seeking rescission of a motorcycle dealership transfer, due to fraudulent misrepresentations, was not barred under Wisconsin's economic loss...
02/21/2003 02-2095

ALICEA-HERNANDEZ v. THE CATHOLIC BISHOP OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
The religious clauses of the First Amendment preclude jurisdiction over a suit claiming Title VII national origin and gender discrimination in...
02/21/2003 02-2280

US v. SERPICO

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Mail fraud convictions based on a loans-for-deposits scheme met the requirements under 18 U.S.C. sections 3292(2) and 3293(2), and are affirmed. The...
02/20/2003 02-1702, 02-1726, 02-1925