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AM. BANKERS LIFE ASSURANCE CO. OF FLORIDA v. EVANS

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
The district court had no subject matter jurisdiction to compel arbitration of an Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business practices Act claim,...
02/11/2003 02-2500

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

BERKEY v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a 28 U.S.C. section 2255 petition is affirmed, as a prisoner could not show that he was prejudiced by alleged ineffective assistance of...
02/10/2003 01-4325

GEN. AUTO SERV. STATION LLC v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Property Law & Real Estate
The district court should not have abstained under Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37, in a challenge to a city zoning ordinance limiting signage, where...
02/10/2003 02-1588

BURDEN-MEEKS v. WELCH

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law
In a retaliatory termination claim by former city employees, when an intergovernmental cooperative agency voluntarily disclosed a copy of a report to...
02/10/2003 02-2460

NEWSOME v. MCCABE

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Law
A city was not entitled to official immunity in a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action, as witness testimony permitted the jury to believe that police...
02/10/2003 02-1920/2260/2356/2357

SMITH v. STEINKAMP

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
A waiver agreement signed when taking out earlier loans was inapplicable to later loan agreements, thus denial of motions to submit claims to...
02/10/2003 02-2649/50

RAUEN v. US TOBACCO MFG LTD. P'SHIP

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
An employee's ADA claim was not actionable because her request for "a home office in its entirety" was not a "reasonable accommodation" under the...
02/10/2003 01-3973

COLEMAN v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant intelligently and voluntarily entered his guilty pleas, and received effective assistance of counsel at a plea hearing and at sentencing,...
02/07/2003 02-1240/1508

CLARK v. CITY OF BRAIDWOOD

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Property Law & Real Estate
A 42 U.S.C. section 1983 complaint alleged that a city's action was a continuing trespass under Illinois law, and that plaintiff did not learn of the...
02/07/2003 01-4270