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FIRST DEFENSE LEGAL AID v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
The district court erred in granting an injunction requiring city police to 1) notify witnesses as soon as an attorney arrives purporting to represent...
02/19/2003 02-3376/3389

US v. WAAGNER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
The jury did not err in finding that defendant failed to prove the affirmative defense of insanity, and given the evidence of defendant's sanity the...
02/19/2003 02-1257, 02-1258

ALEMAN v. STERNES

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Prosecutor's reference to defendant's failure to take the stand did not violate defendant's right to due process of law, thus his custody did not...
02/19/2003 02-2874

WIGGLESWORTH v. IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION SERV.

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Immigration Law
Petitioner waived the right to contest a deportation when she entered the country pursuant to the Visa Waiver Pilot Program (VWPP), and she cannot...
02/14/2003 02-1209

HARDAMON v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Defense counsel's performance taken as a whole did not violate the performance prong of the Strickland test, thus denial of a habeas petition is...
02/14/2003 01-3909

THOMPSON v. WAGNER

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law
Sheriff's department members were not entitled to summary judgment on qualified immunity grounds in a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim, where reasonable...
02/13/2003 02-1918

CALHOUN v. DETELLA

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In a prisoner's claim of an Eighth Amendment violation through a deliberately harassing strip search, 42 U.S.C. section 1997e(e) does not preclude...
02/13/2003 98-2894

AM. UNITED LOGISTICS, INC. v. CATELLUS DEV. CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Injury & Tort Law, Landlord Tenant Law, Property Law & Real Estate
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

Negligence claims, brought after a leased warehouse allegedly caused food products to be contaminated, were barred by the economic loss doctrine, and...
02/12/2003 01-1711/2310

MEJDRECH v. MET-COIL SYS. CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Environmental Law
A grant of class certification in a soil and groundwater pollution case under federal and Illinois environmental law, limiting class treatment to...
02/11/2003 02-8018

DIVANE v. KRULL ELEC. CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Sanctions
The district court acted within its discretion in reducing the amount of an original FRCP 11 sanction award by a figure representing a reasonable...
02/11/2003 01-3495