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ALLIANT ENERGY CORP. v. BIE

United States Seventh Circuit
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Public Utilities
In constitutional challenges to statutes regulating public utilities and public utility holding companies in Wisconsin, 1) an in-state incorporation...
05/29/2003 02-2618

US v. SIMS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Supplemental jury instruction as to the proper standard of intent for conspiracy to commit mail fraud was not an abuse of discretion. Obstruction of...
05/29/2003 02-2092/2781

LEWIS v. PETERSON

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The rule of Bousley v. US, 523 U.S. 614 (1998), is not limited to the case in which a dropped or otherwise forgone charge was more serious, rather...
05/27/2003 00-3040

BUCKLEW v. HAWKINS, ASH, BAPTIE & CO, LLP

United States Seventh Circuit
Copyright, Cyberspace Law, Intellectual Property, Remedies
In an action alleging infringement on copyrighted construction and display of electronic forms, a jury verdict for infringement can stand only with...
05/27/2003 02-2244/2299

MARTIN v. SNYDER

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Prison officials were entitled to qualified immunity to a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim by an inmate and his wife, alleging restriction of ability to...
05/23/2003 02-1135

ALEXANDER v. DEANGELO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law
Use of trickery in a sting operation cannot in itself give rise to a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit for damages, but where a police officer may have...
05/22/2003 02-3124

LEE v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
(Industry: Autos)

Conditioning a car's release upon payment of storage and towing fees does not amount to a "seizure" under the Fourth Amendment, but a 42 U.S.C....
05/22/2003 02-1503

BILLY-BOB TEETH, INC. v. NOVELTY, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Trade Dress
A third-party infringer had no standing under 17 U.S.C. section 204 where there was no dispute between copyright owner and transferee about the status...
05/21/2003 01-3668/3735, 02-2956/3005

GIBBS v. VANNATTA

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
A habeas petitioner showed that his appellate lawyer's performance fell below the minimum level of competent representation where a defendant was...
05/21/2003 01-2246

GEORGIS v. ASHCROFT

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Denial of asylum and withholding of deportation is vacated where purported inconsistencies in claims of racial and political opinion discrimination...
05/20/2003 02-2786